Festa Italiana (27-29 August 2015)

The 24th annual Festa Italiana tranforms Pioneer Courthouse Square into an Italian piazza Thursday through Saturday, August 27 through 29, 2015. Opera! Marionettes! Vino! Accordions!

MAX Orange Line Picnic and Fireworks Spectacular (22 August 2015)

Tilikum Crossing

Celebrating the impending opening of the new MAX line and Tilikum Crossing at the MAX Orange Line Picnic and Fireworks Spectacular on Saturday, 22 August 2015 at Zidell Yards (3030 SW Moody Ave.).

Portland Weekend Amusements (14-16 August 2015)

North American Organic Brewers Festival

An amazing weekend is afoot: multiple beer fests (include one of my favorites)j, street fairs (including one of the biggest), and even a rare weekend History Pub for good measure.

Timbers Army Block Party (15 August 2015)

Timbers Army

The 2nd annual Timbers Army Block Party takes place Saturday, 15 August 2015 in front of the Fanladen (1633 SW Alder) between 16th and 17th.

North American Organic Brewers Festival (13-16 August 2015)


One of my favorite Portland beer fests celebrates its 11th year with more than 60 organic beers, ciders – and even some meads and braggots – from 35 breweries. Live music, food and vendors; and even activities for the kids make this festival one of the most family friendly beer fests of the summer.