August Calendar in Portland

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Aug 1-25: NW Natural Street of Dreams

Come to tour Stafford Meadows in Wilsonville, Oregon, the site of the 2019 NW Natural Street of Dreams. Whether you are looking for your dream home, wanting to build a new home or getting ready to remodel or redecorate your current home, you will find your inspiration at this year’s NW Natural Street of Dreams.


Aug 2 – Sept 7: Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts

Bring your family and friends to 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 a day pass to the Zoo. The lineup includes John Prine, the B-52s, Lord Huron & The Shakey Graves, and Amos Lee.


Aug 3: Fremont Fest

Fremont Street is closed from 42nd to 50th for Fremont Fest, including a 10 a.m. parade of pets and kids on bikes, music stages, a kids’ zone, and 125 vendors. Free.


Aug 10: Alberta Street Fair

Attracting more than 25,000 people annually, the Alberta Street Fair continues to be one of Portland’s most beloved neighborhood festivals. This fair will feature over 300 local vendors, 3 music stages, entertainment, delicious food, 2 beer gardens and it welcomes all ages!


Aug 11: India Festival

Bring your family and friends to Pioneer Courthouse Square to experience Indian Culture. Enjoy entertainment, live music and dancing, artisans and authentic Indian cuisine. Prepare your senses for the sites, tastes, and sounds of India! This family-friendly event is completely free.


Aug 17: Portland Adult Soapbox Derby

Once a year a brave group of racers gathers on the steep slopes of Mt. Tabor to put their courage to the test! This volunteer-fueled community event has been held for the last 20 years! Witness these teams pull their soapbox creations to the top, strap themselves in and careen down the hillsides in a flurry of sweat and beer.


Aug 23 – Sept 2: Oregon State Fair

The Oregon State Fair celebrates over 150 years! Here you’ll find a plethora of exhibitions & displays, spirited competitions, attractions, carnival rides, animals, entertainment, and of course food & drink.


Aug 23-24: Hood to Coast

The Hood to Coast Relay is a 198-mile long Oregon tradition! Approximately 12,000 runners journey from Mt. Hood’s Timberline Lodge to the Oregon Coast. The Walk Relay is a 129-mile relay of about 4,000 walkers from Portland. Both end at an ocean party!


Aug 24: Shakespeare on the Lawn & Artisan Fair

Join up on Hayden Island for an evening of comedy, wine and artisan vendors hosted by Backstay Wine Company. Welcome the Portland Actors Ensemble performing As You Like It for their 50th season. Performing since 1970, the Portland Actors Ensemble is Portland’s original Shakespeare-in-the-Parks. The performance will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Beforehand, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., there will be live music, wine tasting, and artisan vendors to shop as well as lawn games. Backstay wine will be available for purchase by the glass. Invite your friends, bring a picnic, blanket, and chairs!