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June In The Portland Metro Area

Summer is generally an exciting time, but us Oregonians hold it dear to our hearts. We only get so many months (if that) of blue skies and sun rays. Since we are constantly engulfed in gray clouds, we tend to make the most of our summer months.


June is busy all over the metro area so we’ve put together a list for you— so you can plan your sunny month.


Starlight Parade & Run June 2nd,

“The Starlight Parade continues a longtime festival tradition from the early 1900s, when illuminated floats built on electric trolley cars made their way through the city on trolley tracks. Today, participants light up the night with approximately 100 illuminated entries along a 2.25-mile route.”

The Portland Modern Home Tour June 2nd

“The self-guided tours offer a remarkable look at amazing architecture, and a chance to learn from the creative minds who designed them. The all-day events are set at your own pace and provide a space to share with like-minded design lovers. Day-of tickets are $50, and pre-sale discounted tickets are available in advance. Children under 12 are free.”

Festival of Flowers Floral Display: June 1 – 12 & 13 – 15 for flower sale.

“This floral installation, comprised of nearly 20,000 flowers, ornamental grass and Douglas fir seedlings, will bring elements of the Columbia River Gorge into the city and encourage visitors to become immersed in the landscape.”

Fleet Week June 6 – June 10

“One of the purposes of Fleet Week has always been to celebrate and thank the active and reserve military personnel and all veterans. The Portland Rose Festival is extremely fortunate to be one of a few U.S. Ports of Call for a courtesy visit from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and Royal Canadian Navy. Their arrival commemorates a relationship with the Navy that has lasted more than 100 years, and over 80 years of visiting Portland during the Rose Festival.” 

Grand Floral Parade June 9th, 10am

“A colorful reflection of local, regional and international communities, the parade draws hundreds of thousands of cheering viewers of every age, along a 4-mile route that winds through city streets and across the river.”

Dragon Boat Race June 9th, 8am – 5pm

“Held on the Willamette River near the Hawthorne Bridge, the races feature exciting four-team heats held every nine minutes.”

Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts June 14th through September

Ziggy Marley, Violent Femmes, Indigo Girls, Trampled by Turtles, Belle and Sebastian, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Melissa Etheridge, The Roots, The Psychedelic Furs, Tajmo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band, Adam Ant, Amos Lee, Punch Brothers and Andrew Bird, Dispatch, Pink Martini, Oregon Symphony, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Billy Idol

Oregon Renaissance Faire June 9th / 10th & 16th / 17th 

“Patrons can experience village folk celebrating a visit from their Queen and her royal court with the sights, sounds, smells, era-appropriate music, demonstrations, a variety of entertainers, and the arts, crafts, wares, and lifestyles of the Renaissance era in Scotland.”

Pride Festival & Parade June 16th – 17th

“The Portland Pride festival is the single, largest visibility avenue for our region’s LGBTQ community organizations and businesses, where they can attract new supporters and clients, increase their volunteer base, and raise much needed funds. In addition, the festival attracts thousands of visitors to Portland each year, bringing significant revenue to the local LGBTQ business community and to the city, as a whole.”

Father’s Day OpenTable Restaurants List June 17th

“16 Restaurants with Father’s Day Offers. From bottomless beers to brunch or dinner menus, read on to find a place to celebrate the dad in your life.”

Portland International Beerfest June 22, 23, 24

“Portland international Beerfest is a 3-day specialty beer festival held in the Pearl District North Park Blocks. PIB showcases hard-to-find beers and ciders from all over the world. Sample everything from classic styles (pilsners, pales, etc.) to exotic new-world hybrids (barrel-aged hoppy farmhouse sours, etc.)”



Festival of Balloons June 22nd – 24th

“Join us in the pre-dawn hours as approximately 20 hot air balloons launch into the morning sky (weather permitting). Spend the afternoon shopping at the craft and vendor booths, eating great food from local food vendors, and enjoying thrilling Funtastic carnival rides and games. Don’t miss the Festival of Cars presented by Landmark Ford Lincoln on Sunday. Of course, it wouldn’t be the Festival of Balloons without the ever impressive Night Glow presented by Walmart on Friday and Saturday nights (weather permitting); the Rogue Beer Garden, live music on the Main Stage presented by Grocery Outlet- King City; 6v6 soccer tournament, Twilight 5K Run/Walk on Saturday night, and a whole lot more!”

World Naked Bike Ride June 23rd

“The World Naked Bike Ride is an annual, worldwide bike ride that highlights the vulnerability of cyclists everywhere and decries society’s dependence on pollution-based transport. It’s also a lot of fun and it’s free for all!”



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