June 1-14: Festival of Flowers
Gather in Portland’s living room, Pioneer Courthouse Square, to experience the festival of flowers. Each year a local artist is selected to create a vibrant masterpiece on the bricks utilizing nearly 20,000 flowers. This year’s design is by the award-winning, local firm Holst Architecture and is titled “BE FRIENDLY PDX”. FREE
June 2-12: CityFair
This annual event located at Tom McCall Waterfront Park will feature food, beer, carnival rides & games, and RoZone dance parties and concerts.
June 4: Starlight Parade
The Starlight Parade continues to be a longtime festival tradition dating back to the early 1900s—originally floats built on electric trolley cars! Today, approximately 100 illuminated floats, bands and participants will wind their way through the 2.25-mile route downtown. This is a twinkling, summer night downtown that you and the family don’t want to miss. FREE
June 8-12: Fleet Week
Since 1907 ships and submarines from the U.S Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Navy have dropped anchor at the Portland Waterfront to visit the city. Over 100 years strong, Fleet Week celebrates all active and reserve military personnel and all veterans. Climb aboard and take a tour!
June 10-12: Portland Fruit Beer Festival
Join the Portland Fruit Beer Festival for its 6th year! This event boasts the largest selection of fruit beers, food from local venders and music. Now with 40% more space, the festival welcomes all-ages!
June 11: Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade
For over 100 years, Oregonians have been making memories at the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade! This cherished highlight of the festival is a colorful reflection of the local, regional and international communities. The parade commences at the Memorial Coliseum at 10am and winds its way downtown along the 4.2-mile route. FREE
June 11-12: Dragon Boat Races
As a tradition for the last 27 years, The Rose Festival hosts yet again the Portland Rose Festival Dragon Boat Race. This race will be held on the Willamette River next to the Hawthorne Bridge. Watch more than 80 local and international teams compete in heats that are held every nine minutes!
June 18-19: Portland Pride Festival and Parade
This event celebrates equality, the LGBTQ community, friends, families and allies! The parade commences at 11 a.m. Sunday at NW Park Ave. & W Burnside Street (see website for route). The Festival will be held at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park and features food, beverages and local vendors.
June 19: Father’s Day Cruise
Treat dad to a cruise on board the Portland Spirit for Father’s Day. This Sunday activity includes a private table, brunch buffet, variety of beverages, dessert and a special treat for Dad! Multiple cruises are available on the Portland Spirit and the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler.
June 19 – September: Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts
Grab your family and friends for one of the many concerts that the Oregon Zoo will be hosting. Enjoy great music by famous artists, food, and local beer & wine selections. Admission includes day pass to the Zoo. Check out the new elephant enclosure!
June 25: Naked Bike Ride
This Portland famous event is held in conjunction with the annual World Naked Bike Ride. Hundreds of naked cyclists pedal the streets of Portland to promote bicycling, safe streets, and body positivity. FREE with suggested donation.