Wondering what to do this weekend? We’ve got your itinerary ready to go! To begin, hop on your cruiser and visit some of your favorite restaurants for cheap nachos. Then once you’ve gotten your fill, relax on the lawn with some jazz music before shopping for unique art ranging from paintings, pottery, and sculptures to photography, jewelry, and more. Sounds like a great time, right? Then what are you waiting for?!
Cathedral Park Jazz Festival: July 15-17th
Billed as the longest-running jazz-and-blues festival west of the Mississippi, this annual summer favorite is a prime showcase of Portland’s homegrown talent, natural beauty and neighborly charm. The Jazz Society’s Jazz Festival is a free concert open to the public and held over three days in mid-July at Cathedral Park at the base of the St. Johns Bridge in the Cathedral Park neighborhood of Portland. This major musical event in the heart of summer features the region’s best local jazz and blues musicians. It also fosters cooperation and pride in the North Portland neighborhoods of Cathedral Park and St. Johns and recognizes and promotes the community’s local businesses.
Nacho Week: July 11th-17th
The Portland Mercury has teamed up with some of Portland’s favorite restaurants for Nacho Week to offer nachos, totchos, and other unique cheese-drenched goodness, available to you at the low low cost of $6! Get out in the sunshine and nacho-it-up!
Gresham Arts Festival: July 16th
Celebrate art with free, family-friendly fun at the annual Gresham Arts Festival with more than 140 artists, live music, a break dance competition and more. The Gresham Arts Festival draws thousands from around the region each year to Gresham’s charming downtown streets to meet, browse and shop from a carefully curated selection of Northwest artisans, ranging from painters, potters and sculptors to woodworkers, photographers, jewelers and more.
Pedalpalooza: Group bike rides all month!
Whether you’re a cycling fanatic, an occasional cruiser or just a lover of fun events, Pedalpalooza has something for you. Held in Portland every June and July, this bike- and fun-focused festival celebrates summer’s arrival with over 100 rides throughout town.