Best events in Portland

Check out the top events in Portland, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. McMenamins Bagdad Theater & Pub
1. McMenamins Bagdad Theater & Pub
host-0host-1host-2
107 local reviews
3702 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-236-9234
Movie theaterElectronics storeBar
Scott
This is a movie theater that also often has live events. Check their schedule. They have two bars and a restau…
Daniel and Tessah
Awesome theater/event space... Back Stage Bar, behind it, is Portland's most beautiful place to shoot pool!
Michael
Awesome old-school movie theater that serves pizza, beer, and wine. If you have time the Back Stage Bar with …
1. McMenamins Bagdad Theater & Pub
1. McMenamins Bagdad Theater & Pub
host-0host-1host-2
107 local reviews
3702 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-236-9234
Scott
Scott
This is a movie theater that also often has live events. Check their schedule. They have two bars and a restaurant in the building as well.
Daniel and Tessah
Daniel and Tessah
Awesome theater/event space... Back Stage Bar, behind it, is Portland's most beautiful place to shoot pool!
Michael
Michael
Awesome old-school movie theater that serves pizza, beer, and wine. If you have time the Back Stage Bar with pool tables is an awesome pla…
2. Hollywood Theatre
2. Hollywood Theatre
host-0host-1host-2
58 local reviews
4122 Northeast Sandy Boulevard, Portland
+1 503-493-1128
Movie theaterElectronics storeHome goods store
Janis
Check it out - events, movies, 70mm, old classics. Cheap beer, pizza and giant popcorn with real butter - you …
Briana
This is a beautiful old theater run as a non-profit. They have great movies, special events, and the best movi…
Erica
Check out this neighborhood favorite. You can't miss its iconic marquis, recently restored to it's 1920s glory…
2. Hollywood Theatre
2. Hollywood Theatre
host-0host-1host-2
58 local reviews
4122 Northeast Sandy Boulevard, Portland
+1 503-493-1128
Janis
Janis
Check it out - events, movies, 70mm, old classics. Cheap beer, pizza and giant popcorn with real butter - you MUST check this out if you are…
Briana
Briana
This is a beautiful old theater run as a non-profit. They have great movies, special events, and the best movie snacks. Seriously, you can g…
Erica
Erica
Check out this neighborhood favorite. You can't miss its iconic marquis, recently restored to it's 1920s glory. Arthouse, first run, locally…
3. Mount Tabor
3. Mount Tabor
host-0host-1host-2
153 local reviews
Mount Tabor, Portland
NeighborhoodPolitical
Jon
Great view of Portland. Great trails to run and hike. Lots of fun events.
Debbie
10 minute walk to the base of Mt. Tabor Park. So much to explore. Wind your way through tall trees, hike the f…
Dan
At the highest point in the park there's quite a spectacular view of the Portland skyline with the east side i…
3. Mount Tabor
3. Mount Tabor
host-0host-1host-2
153 local reviews
Mount Tabor, Portland
Jon
Jon
Great view of Portland. Great trails to run and hike. Lots of fun events.
Debbie
Debbie
10 minute walk to the base of Mt. Tabor Park. So much to explore. Wind your way through tall trees, hike the flights of old stairs, lunch in…
Dan
Dan
At the highest point in the park there's quite a spectacular view of the Portland skyline with the east side in the foreground. Walk down Be…
4. SW 6th & Yamhill Northbound
4. SW 6th & Yamhill Northbound
host-0host-1host-2
18 local reviews
701 Southwest 6th Avenue, Portland
(503) 833-5311
Bus stationTransit stationPoint of interest
Russ
This is "Portland's Living Room," a downtown square featuring the studios of the local NBC affiliate, KGW. Man…
Toby and Jan
Portland's living room - this is a great place to people watch and if you're lucky maybe even catch an event t…
Anne
Gathering place, events, near Nordstrom and other larger retails stores and shopping. Christmas tree is specta…
4. SW 6th & Yamhill Northbound
4. SW 6th & Yamhill Northbound
host-0host-1host-2
18 local reviews
701 Southwest 6th Avenue, Portland
(503) 833-5311
Russ
Russ
This is "Portland's Living Room," a downtown square featuring the studios of the local NBC affiliate, KGW. Many events are held here and it'…
Toby and Jan
Toby and Jan
Portland's living room - this is a great place to people watch and if you're lucky maybe even catch an event there - it could be anything!
Anne
Anne
Gathering place, events, near Nordstrom and other larger retails stores and shopping. Christmas tree is spectacular in December.
5. OMSI
5. OMSI
host-0host-1host-2
113 local reviews
1945 Southeast Water Avenue, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-797-4000
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Ryan
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. A great place for older kids. They also have 21+ events in the evenin…
Tiffany
Interactive museum & OMSI Afterdark events for adults
Katt
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. With a planetarium, a giant-screen theater, a retired navy submarine, t…
5. OMSI
5. OMSI
host-0host-1host-2
113 local reviews
1945 Southeast Water Avenue, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-797-4000
Ryan
Ryan
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. A great place for older kids. They also have 21+ events in the evening for kids at heart. Accessib…
Tiffany
Tiffany
Interactive museum & OMSI Afterdark events for adults
Katt
Katt
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. With a planetarium, a giant-screen theater, a retired navy submarine, traveling exhibits and “After D…
6. Crystal Ballroom
6. Crystal Ballroom
host-0host-1host-2
25 local reviews
1332 West Burnside Street, Portland
(503) 225-0047
BarRestaurantLodging
John
Any evening at the historic Crystal Ballroom is literally a multi-tiered experience. We at the Crystal, Lola…
Irene & Steve
Check out the events... good bands here
Brad
Great venue with some of the best shows in Portland, check their website for what is going on during your stay…
6. Crystal Ballroom
6. Crystal Ballroom
host-0host-1host-2
25 local reviews
1332 West Burnside Street, Portland
(503) 225-0047
John
John
Any evening at the historic Crystal Ballroom is literally a multi-tiered experience. We at the Crystal, Lola's, Ringlers and the Annex are…
Irene & Steve
Irene & Steve
Check out the events... good bands here
Brad
Brad
Great venue with some of the best shows in Portland, check their website for what is going on during your stay. They also have a full restau…
7. Oregon Convention Center
7. Oregon Convention Center
host-0host-1host-2
13 local reviews
777 NE ML King Blvd., Portland
Closed now
(503) 235-7575
Establishment
Gary (& Shawn)
A very easy 20 minutes and you can attend any one of the events.
Seth
Major trade shows and events happen here.
Natalie + Erik
Close by for any events
7. Oregon Convention Center
7. Oregon Convention Center
host-0host-1host-2
13 local reviews
777 NE ML King Blvd., Portland
Closed now
(503) 235-7575
Gary (& Shawn)
Gary (& Shawn)
A very easy 20 minutes and you can attend any one of the events.
Seth
Seth
Major trade shows and events happen here.
Natalie + Erik
Natalie + Erik
Close by for any events
8. Alberta Rose Theatre
8. Alberta Rose Theatre
host-0host-1host-2
42 local reviews
3000 Northeast Alberta Street, Portland
+1 503-719-6055
BarPoint of interestEstablishment
Scott
Concert and event venue
Suzi
Music, events, live podcasts (Live Wire), etc.
Michelle
Excellent music and show venue check out who's playing while you are in town!
8. Alberta Rose Theatre
8. Alberta Rose Theatre
host-0host-1host-2
42 local reviews
3000 Northeast Alberta Street, Portland
+1 503-719-6055
Scott
Scott
Concert and event venue
Suzi
Suzi
Music, events, live podcasts (Live Wire), etc.
Michelle
Michelle
Excellent music and show venue check out who's playing while you are in town!
9. Colonel Summers Park
9. Colonel Summers Park
host-0host-1host-2
10 local reviews
Southeast 17th Avenue, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-823-2525
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Dyche
Our neighborhood park. A lovely place to spend a sunny day, with seasonal community events.
Heather
Relaxing place to read a book. This is a park where you will find a number of community events and picnics hap…
Cara
Good lace to sit or play some casual soccer/frisbee/basketball. Swings as well.
9. Colonel Summers Park
9. Colonel Summers Park
host-0host-1host-2
10 local reviews
Southeast 17th Avenue, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-823-2525
Dyche
Dyche
Our neighborhood park. A lovely place to spend a sunny day, with seasonal community events.
Heather
Heather
Relaxing place to read a book. This is a park where you will find a number of community events and picnics happening
Cara
Cara
Good lace to sit or play some casual soccer/frisbee/basketball. Swings as well.
10. Mississippi Pizza
10. Mississippi Pizza
host-0host-1host-2
45 local reviews
3552 North Mississippi Avenue, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-288-3231
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Ben
Great Pizza by the slice and live music and events most nights
Mel
Music, trivia & other all-ages events featured at pizzeria with lounge & vegan & gluten-free pies.
Leo
Great Pizza thin n crispy, Live music many nights of the week for cheap to free in a sweet neighborhood. Missi…
10. Mississippi Pizza
10. Mississippi Pizza
host-0host-1host-2
45 local reviews
3552 North Mississippi Avenue, Portland
Closed now
+1 503-288-3231
Ben
Ben
Great Pizza by the slice and live music and events most nights
Mel
Mel
Music, trivia & other all-ages events featured at pizzeria with lounge & vegan & gluten-free pies.
Leo
Leo
Great Pizza thin n crispy, Live music many nights of the week for cheap to free in a sweet neighborhood. Mississippi street itself is rich a…
11. McMenamins Kennedy School
11. McMenamins Kennedy School
host-0host-1host-2
175 local reviews
5736 Northeast 33rd Avenue, Portland
+1 503-249-3983
LodgingPoint of interestEstablishment
Colleen
The Kennedy School is an old elementary school that was renovated by the McMenamin's group into a hotel, resta…
Mireille
Family friendly and pet friendly the historically renovated space includes a movie theater, an upscale restaur…
Tim
A neighborhood institution, this historic former elementary school has multiple bars, a brewery, multiple rest…
11. McMenamins Kennedy School
11. McMenamins Kennedy School
host-0host-1host-2
175 local reviews
5736 Northeast 33rd Avenue, Portland
+1 503-249-3983
Colleen
Colleen
The Kennedy School is an old elementary school that was renovated by the McMenamin's group into a hotel, restaurant, movie theater, bar, and…
Mireille
Mireille
Family friendly and pet friendly the historically renovated space includes a movie theater, an upscale restaurant, five different bars offer…
Tim
Tim
A neighborhood institution, this historic former elementary school has multiple bars, a brewery, multiple restaurants, movies, and events. I…
12. Pioneer Courthouse Square
12. Pioneer Courthouse Square
host-0host-1host-2
10 local reviews
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
John
The heart of downtown Portland, this is the place to begin exploring the downtown. It hosts about 300 events…
Ina
Transit mall and Portland's "living room." Free events and concerts throughout the year.
Debi
The center of downtown.
12. Pioneer Courthouse Square
12. Pioneer Courthouse Square
host-0host-1host-2
10 local reviews
John
John
The heart of downtown Portland, this is the place to begin exploring the downtown. It hosts about 300 events each year including a farmers…
Ina
Ina
Transit mall and Portland's "living room." Free events and concerts throughout the year.
Debi
Debi
The center of downtown.