Hi friends! May is a busy month in our beautiful city of Portland. Check out my event guide below, and keep your fingers crossed for more of this beautiful weather! Hope to see you out and about at one of these fun events!
At the Home & Garden Show, browse one-of-a-kind vintage treasures from a wide range of antique vendors to beautify your outdoor space. Peruse a wide selection of patio, yard, and garden accessories and furniture to find the perfect pieces. Vendors restock their booths daily so the show is ever-changing. Happy treasure hunting!
World of Love - a Bridging Voices concert
Friday, May 3 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, May 4 at 4:00 pm
Check out this fun concert from Bridging Voices, the only LGBTQ + Allied Youth Chorus in the Portland Metro area. They describe the concert as being "the stories of our dreams and desires, of family, romance, and deep, abiding friendship. It's a love thing!" Sounds amazing to me! Tickets are $15.00 purchased online in advance, or $20 at the door. Youth 18 and under are free, with no ticket required.
Crafty Wonderland is a market featuring art and handmade goods from over 225 amazing local vendors. Since its inception in April 2006, Crafty Wonderland has become the largest handmade craft show in the Northwest. There is even a DIY section where artists teach guests how they work their crafty magic - how fun! Admission is free.
Portland Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Friday May 3, Saturday May 4, Sunday May 5 from 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Portland Guadalajara Sister City Association presents the 35th Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. The Fiesta is the largest multicultural festival in the state of Oregon! Enjoy live music and dancing, carnival rides, and the Artisan Village which features artisans from Jalisco, Mexico. Admission is $10 for adults and kids 13 and over; $7 for kids 7-12, and $7 for seniors over 62. Kids 6 and under enter free!
"Dash" for a good cause! Oregon Humane Society is hosting the largest dog walk/run fundraiser on the West Coast. Their goal is to raise $1 million, and all proceeds from the event go directly to helping the animals at OHS. They expect around 6,000 dogs to attend (and 10,000 humans)! Woof!
Get your 'fest on! The Bridgetown Bluegrass Festival is back again for their third annual festival featuring 15 of the best string bands Cascadia has to offer. Held at the freshly renovated Alberta Abbey, performances will take place from 10 am until midnight on two separate stages. Food carts will be on site, as well as 7 different local breweries offering beer, cider, and wine. Kids are welcome! Tickets range from $10 - $22.
It's Rose Festival time in the City of Roses! The festival includes more than 60 events, starting with a huge fireworks show on Friday, May 24th and ending with dragon boat races the second weekend of June. In between, there are multiple parades, fundraising walks/runs, art shows, flower shows, live music, Fleet Week, carnival rides, and tons of fun for the whole family!
Join in the delicious fun - more than 130 of the region's acclaimed wineries open their doors for special events and tastings over Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy a vineyard picnic, live music, yummy food pairings and local art in the gorgeous surroundings of the Willamette Valley. What could be better?
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