The Portland Mercury's Wing Week
Portland Mercury’s Wing Week is returning! Stay tuned for more info on which Portland restaurants will offer a half-dozen specially made wings for a mere $5! Brought to you by Jim Beam and Tsingtao.
Jun 25-30, Various Locations, $5
Portland Beer Week Kickoff Party
Portland Beer Week is so big it takes 11 days to celebrate, and it starts here, with a kickoff bigger than any in Portland Beer Week history, so big they're holding it at the Oregon Zoo, with over 20 craft beer and cider makers near the concert lawn, food from local vendors and food cart operators, and of course, a chance to wander around and look at all the sights. Ticket price includes zoo admission, access to vendors, souvenir glass, and four drink tickets good for one seven-ounce pour each.
Jun 7, 4 pm, Oregon Zoo, $34.95
Dim Sum Tapas w/ Tacobar's Jack Schwartz
Plaza Del Toro's ongoing pop-up dinner series features culinary creations from award-winning restaraunteur Jack Schwartz, the guy behind San Francisco's Tacobar, with music provided by Jimbo, and specialty cocktails by guest bartender Owen Young.
Jun 8, 5:30 pm, Plaza Del Toro, $5-25
Portland Fruit Beer Festival
Burnside Brewing Co. takes over hosting duties for this years celebration of humanity's genius decision to add fruit to beer, with over 30 different beers and ciders to sip on, local food vendors providing ice cream, pizza, bratwurst and other delicious nosh, live music from local DJs, and gluten-free options.
Jun 8-10; Fri 4 pm; Sat-Sun 11 am; Burnside Brewing Co., $20-25
OMSI After Dark: Tapas & Tequila
I don't even know if this has anything to do with science, really, but hell: It's right there in the title. You like tapas? You like tequila? There's a bunch of those things in a science museum that isn't letting little kids in for the night.
Jun 9, 6 pm, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, $40-70
Portland Scandinavian Midsummer Festival
A Summer Solstice celebration, Norwegian-style, featuring live music, food, a beer garden, a Maypole raising, and of course, dancing around that Maypole. Helps burn off (some of) the calories you just forked into your body.
Jun 9, 11 am, Oaks Amusement Park, $7-17
Oregon Strawberry Tasting Dinner
A culinary celebration of the strawberry, which is pretty versatile so far as berries go, and the genius minds in Bergerac's kitchen will put that to the test, with a four course dinner that includes a talk from members of the Oregon Berry Commission.
Jun 13, 6:30 pm, Bergerac Bistro, $40
Oregon Garden BrewCamp
The 2018 installment of BrewCamp brings 3 days of craft beer and wine tasting, camping, and live music to Silverton's scenic Oregon Garden. Enjoy beverages from over 40 breweries, along with a wide array of food options, all while browsing retail and art vendors and taking part in outdoor activities and workshops for the whole family. Plus, you'll be treated to nonstop live music spread across two stages from Vintage Trouble, Ozomatli, Blitzen Trapper, Dirty Revival, Diego's Umbrella, and more.
Jun 15-17; Fri noon; Sat 8:30 am; Sun 8 am; Oregon Garden, $25-200
Tequila and Margarita Summer Festival
If ever you wanted to discover who in Portland really does make the best Margarita, this festival aims to provide the answer, with local bars and spirit-makers offering up their twist on the classic drink, and your tastebuds will help decide the winner.
Jun 16, 4:30 pm, Ecotrust Building, $15-85
Woodlawn Block Party
Breakside Brewery throws an all-day block party to celebrate the Woodlawn neighborhood and community, with live music, games, vendors, and gallons and gallons of tasty beer. Proceeds from the event will benefit Woodlawn Elementary & Ockley Green Middle School.
Jun 16, 8 pm, Breakside Brewery
The name of Portland Beer Week's closing event is inspired by professional wrestling, but won't be quite that rowdy. 10 brewers and 10 chefs pair off for a beer dinner with a fun atmosphere enhanced and amplified via music from Rev Shines. Admission includes 10 small plates and 10 pours.
Jun 17, 1 pm, The Evergreen, $49
Oregon Cider Week
This year's celebration of taking apples and pears and making them alcoholic and drinkable is still called "Cider Week," but for the fruit-flavored purposes of this sprawling festival, "week" has been redefined to encompass 11 days, with a variety of events across the city, featuring over 150 different ciders from around the world. Visit nwcider.com to stay updated on the full list of locations and events.
Jun 21-Jul 1, Various Locations
Good in the Hood Multicultural Music, Arts, & Food Festival
The annual Good in the Hood festival is one of the most diverse and fun music, arts, and food events in Portland—full stop! So support this critically important three-day event that offers tons of hip-hop, gospel, and funk as well as delicious food, a parade, kid activities, and enough positive vibes to fill a weary planet. WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
Jun 22-24, noon, King School Park, free
Portland International Beerfest
Three days of swimming in over 200 rare and exotic beers and ciders, games (you can't drink this much beer and not play some darts, right?) pub grub from a wide variety of vendors, the Grande Beer Garden where full pints can be purchased for $3, free re-entry all weekend, and much more. Visit portland-beerfest.com for an updated list of vendors and breweries.
Jun 22-24; Fri 4 pm; Sat-Sun noon; North Park Blocks, $25-35
5th Annual Taste of Parkrose
The fifth annual celebration of a historic Portland neighborhood, including 5/10k fun run, live music, both food and arts pavilions, a kids play area, and contributions from members of the Parkrose Business and Parkrose Neighborhood Associations.
Jun 23, 10 am, Rossi Farms
Saké Fest PDX
Why should beer and cider get all the fun? A festival with over 100 sake varieties, paired with some of Portland's finest foods, including contributions from SHO, Bamboo Sushi, Burnside Brewing, Zilla, Ranger Chocolate, and more.
Jun 27, 5:30 pm, Oregon Convention Center, $45-78