September in Portland Blog

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September in Portland

There are a ton of things happening in Portland in September!

Art in the Garden

All of September

“The Oregon Garden has announced the return of its “Art in the Garden” presented by Capitol Subaru, a summer addition to the Garden that features three outdoor art installations by local artists. These pieces can be viewed anytime during regular Garden hours, July 10 through September 30, with paid Garden admission.” Details

Portland Spirit 2015 Oregon City Cruise and City Tour on Willamette Star

Tuesdays, June 23-September 29, 2015

“Portland Spirit’s Willamette Star will run a new summer cruise along the Willamette River to the Willamette Falls in Oregon City, incorporating a city tour (via motor coach) of historic Oregon City – Oregon’s first city and end of the Oregon Trail.” Details

Music on Main Street

September 2, 2015 – Jujuba

“The Portland’5 Centers for the Arts and ArtBar & Bistro are proud to present the 10th Annual Music on Main Street outdoor concert series. The free concerts are held in downtown Portland on Main Street, between Southwest Broadway & Park Avenue, next to Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.” Details

Fairy Festival

September 4 – 6, 2015

“Faerieworlds 2015 will take place on September 4-6 at Horning’s Hideout near Portland, Oregon featuring Wardruna(Norway), Faun(Germany), Martine Kraft(Norway), Zirp(Germany), Woodland(USA), Delhi 2 Dublin (Canada), Folk Noir (Germany) and many more. The festival will feature three days and nights of camping by a forested lake in North Plains, Oregon, and will include 150+ craft, food, and artist booths and multiple stages of mythic entertainment.” Details

Dog-themed Bike Tour

September 6, 2015

“Dress like a dog or bring a stuffed pooch to the Tour de Lab, which is a 19-or-40-mile urban bike ride that begins at Lucky Labrador on SE Hawthorne and ends there with a costume contest, beer, and hot dogs.” Details

Art In The Pearl – Pearl District Art Festival

September 5 – 7, 2015

“Art In The Pearl®, Portland Oregon’s annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, occurs every year on Labor Day weekend. The 19th annual festival will occur on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, September 5th, 6th & September 7th, 2015 in the Pearl District’s North Park Blocks. The Festival is FREE and requires NO TICKETS for entry. Art In The Pearl has been named one of the top 10 Arts and Crafts Festivals in the country (source: Art Fair Source Book). Our festival fills the Northwest Portland Park blocks with art, theater, music, and hands-on activities for people of all ages. Applications for our 2015 show are now closed. Look for information to apply to our 20th Anniversary Show in 2016 in early December, 2015.” Details

2015 Annual Dahlia Festival, Canby, OR, free

September 5th, 6th, & 7th

“A must see for the dahlia lover, or if you just love flowers. View over 400 floral arrangements of dahlias, over 15,000 cut dahlia blooms on display, in our three indoor display rooms. This is the largest display put on by one grower anywhere in the United States!” Details

The National Circus & Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 7:30PM

“Direct from Beijing comes the world’s most riveting acrobatic troupe whose astonishing acts have dazzled audiences the world over. China’s preeminent circus company will have your whole family on the edge of your seats.” Details

Time-Based Art Festival (TBA)

September 10th – 20th, 2015

“PICA’s annual Time-Based Art Festival (TBA) draws artists from across the country and around the globe for a convergence of contemporary performance and visual art. Installations and live performances fill out theaters, temporary galleries, and unexpected public spaces throughout Portland, activating the city with art and energy. From morning workshops to afternoon salons and talks, to evening shows and late-night happenings, TBA is an all-hours forum for new ideas and experiences.” Details

4th Annual Brews for New Avenues

September 12, 2015

“Join us for the 4th Annual Brews for New Avenues which will feature a live auction of incredibly rare beers, more than 40 different craft kegs tapped throughout the event, a “wall of beer,” chocolate stout floats, live music, raffles and more! Check back in as we announce kegs and additional details.” Details

Jackie Greene @ Wonder Ballroom | w/ Lauren Shera, Rock, Folk, Blues, Indie

Thursday, September 10th

“Jackie Greene is an American singer-songwriter and musician. He has a solo career and was a member of the final lineup of the Black Crowes, who disbanded in January 2015.” Details

Belmont Street Fair Belmont Street Fair

September 12, 2015

“Belmont Street Fair is a family friendly event with live music, art, entertainment, shopping, kids’ activities, and food vendors on SE Belmont Street at 34th. SE Belmont Street from 33rd to 39th will be closed to car traffic and filled with the lively sights that can only be seen on Belmont. The event features live music, beer gardens, over 200 vendors with great food and shopping, an Artist Alley on 34th and kids area with bounce house. The intersection of 34th and Belmont transforms in to our very own grassy ‘Central Park’ courtesy of the Sunnyside Neighborhood.”

“Eateries including Laughing Planet, Dick’s Kitchen and Suzette Creperie will be extending their seating in to the street. Zupan’s Market and the Triple Nickel will both be hosting beer gardens to accompany the live music stages. SE Belmont’s great retailers will be on display as well, including Twill, Za Zen and Yarnia.”

“Free trolley rides will be offered from SE 20th Avenue through SE 48th along SE Belmont St. Take a free ride on the trolley to our amazing food cart pod Good Food Here.” Details

Oktoberfest at Widmer

September 12, 2015 (3 to 11 p.m.)

“Join us for the 11th Annual Widmer Brothers Oktoberfest, Portland’s largest and longest-running Oktoberfest celebration! The party happens in the back lot of our historic North Portland property, where we’ll be pouring pints of Widmer Brothers beer, eating great food, and listening to music on our loading dock- turned stage. 5:00-6:00pm Garcia Birthday Band 7:00-8:00pm Redwood Son 9:00-10:30pm Tango Alpha Tango *Band times are approximate.* The Widmer Brothers pub, featuring a special menu and 24 taps, will also be open as part of the event. $25 package includes admission and 3 beer tokens ($5 gets you a beer; food items are $1-$7) Visit http://okto15.brownpapertickets.com to purchase a pre-sale package. *First 1000 tickets sold will receive a commemorative mug at check-in 21 & Over only A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Portland Rugby Club, a North Portland-based nonprofit promoting community, a healthy and active lifestyle, and giving back.” Details

American Indian Day

September 25, 2015

“Join the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) and other local Indian organizations for the 9th Annual “American Indian Day Celebration”. The event will include Northwest Tribal leaders, Indian advocates, drum groups, dancers, and arts and crafts vendors who will share their talents and experiences with the Portland community.” Details

OMSI Star Parties 2015

September 19 – Autumnal Equinox Celebration
September 27 – Total Lunar Eclipse Viewing at OMSI (7:47 pm)

“OMSI, Rose City Astronomers, Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers and Oregon Parks and Recreation invite you to our free Star Parties. The Star Parties provide a great opportunity to meet other people that share your interest in astronomy, and to view the planets, moon, stars, and other celestial sights through telescopes and binoculars of all sizes. From beginners to experts, all ages are invited. The scheduled viewings will be held at both Rooster Rock State Park and Stub Stewart State Park on the same night!” Details

Oregon Symphony Presents The Music of Pink Floyd @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

September 19, 2015 7:30 p.m.

“A rockin’, two-hour sonic blast celebrating the musical legacy of Pink Floyd. All your Pink Floyd favorites – “Money,” “Learning to Fly,” “Comfortably Numb,” and, yes, many great hits from The Wall.” Details

Portland’s Rose City Rollers @ Oaks Park

Saturday, September 19, Doors open at 5 p.m. Event starts at 6 PM.

“The next generation of roller derby superstars start their 2015 home team season this very night! New skaters will take the track for their first public bout alongside their returning veteran teammates.” Saturday, September 19, Doors open at 5 p.m. Event starts at 6 PM.” Details

3rd annual Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival

Saturday, September 26 at Parkrose High School, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

“Headliner for JimPepperFest: Four-time Native American Music Awards winner Jan Michael Looking Wolf (Kalapuya) is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. The Native American Music Awards has recognized Jan Michael Looking Wolf as Artist of the Year, Flutist of the Year, and for Best Record and Best Music Video.” Details

Portland Vegan Beer & Food Festival

September 26th, 2015

“QuarryGirl, Tony’s Darts Away, and Nic Adler present the Portland Vegan Beer & Food Festival. Hosted by the Doug Fir, Herbivore Clothing, and the Bye & Bye. The festival features the best of the region’s craft beer, ciders, and Kombucha. We have curated the top vegan food carts, trucks, vendors and restaurants. Our Vegan “Pop Up” Marketplace will have vendors selling everything from clothing to vinyl to craft goods. Chalk walls, cornhole, and giant Jenga will also be enjoyed.” Details

Portland Sunday Parkways: Route Over Tilikum Crossing / Sellwood

September 27, 2015 ~ 11am-4pm

“Bike Ride: End the Sunday Parkways season big by exploring the new Tilikum Crossing Bridge of the People and the Sellwood area. This new route will include the Tilikum Crossing and circle the Sellwood area introducing participants to the Westmoreland, Sellwood Parks plus Brooklyn Park where music, food, and fun are waiting.” Details

Juggling Festival

September 25 – 27, 2015

“Portland Juggling Festival offers shows, workshops, vendors, and a juggling & vaudeville extravaganza Saturday night at Reed College.” Details

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