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Special Events in Portland

Portland Jazz Festival
If you enjoy great Jazz music, then check out the Portland Jazz Festival that takes place for ten days every year in February. Coinciding with Black History Month, the Jazz Festival in Portland is held each year at the downtown Waterfront park, just a few blocks from the Pearl District. Past festivals have included Jazz greats like Randy Weston, Joshua Redman and Dave Frishberg.

Spring Beer and Wine Fest
Sample some of the best wines from the region when you take part in the annual Spring Beer and Wine Fest. Held each year in April, the Beer and Wine Fest is held at the Oregon Convention Center, just across the river from the Pearl District. Not only do you get the chance to taste some delicious local brews, but also try some of the locally made cheeses and gourmet foods that are available.

Waterfront Blues Festival
If you enjoy the blues, check out the Waterfront Blues Festival held annually in July at the Waterfront Park on the Willamette River, just blocks from the Pearl District. The Blues Festival has been celebrated in Portland for several years with artists like James Colton, the Otis Taylor Band, Charles Musselwhite, Booker T and many others. Festival passes are available online and special passes are also available for additional events throughout the Festival.

Cinco De Mayo Festival
Celebrated each year at Waterfront Park, the Cinco de Mayo Festival is an annual event near the Pearl District in Portland. The event is a tradition among the Hispanic culture of the community and has grown in popularity each year. The festival has been celebrated for years with special events in the city and including carnival rides, mariachi bands, lucha libre wrestlers and much more. Portland has a deep connection with her sister city, Guadalajara, Mexico and the event has gained a lot of attention in recent years. The festival is held for 3 days during the weekend of the 5th of May.

Portland Rose Festival
Portland is known as the city of Roses and has hosted the Portland Rose Festival each year since 1912. The Rose Festival is held from April to June of each year. The city celebrates the festival with a parade, a carnival and a number of special events. There are also Dragon boat races and firework displays to commemorate the event, capping off with Fleet Week.


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