Hello, Labor Day weekend! It’s our unofficial end to a fantastic summer, and Portland is celebrating the transition. Welcome the cooler weather in with this jam packed schedule filled with bonus events and activities.
2018 Cambia Portland Classic – August 30th – September 2nd
If you are spending the weekend with a golf-enthusiast, the 2018 Cambia Portland Classic is a must see! Watch world-class women golfers compete for first place, and feel free to bring the kids along too. Kids 17 and under are always free, and if you are a Regence insurance holder, you can show your card for free admission too.
Adult Women’s Backpacking – August 31st – September 3rd
If you’re a wilderness “newbie” or first-time backpacker, the Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center welcomes you to experience the backcountry in the company of other women. Bring your questions and your camping gear to learn more about food, navigation, public lands, and much more. You’ll be learning and exploring from Friday, August 31st through Monday, September 3rd. So if you’re feeling brave and willing to commit to a 4 day adventure, this event is a must-attend.
Iconoclast – August 31st & September 1st
ICONOCLAST is officially here! It’s a free, two-day street festival that is sharing the diverse and vibrant community in Portland’s Old Town neighborhood. If you planned to sleep in all weekend long, this event is perfect for you and your friends! ICONOCLAST features 40 vendors and starts at 4pm on Friday, Aug. 31 and 2pm on Saturday, Sept. 1.
Taste of Latinoamérica 2018 – September 1st
The Latin American community stretches across the globe, and 25 vendors representing different countries, is bringing fresh cuisine to Portland. Taste of Latinoamerica events have supported the launch and growth of several small food entrepreneurs, so don’t be surprised if you get to sample delicious treats from Portland’s finest chefs. You’ll also be entertained with salsa dance classes, a photo booth, and kid-friendly activities, so feel free to bring the whole family.
First Caturday – September 1st
Stay weird, Portland! If you have a cat or enjoy their company, bring your feline friend for First Caturday at Laurelhurst Park. Essentially, this is a cat social! Walking your pets around on a leash and making new friends is encouraged.
Bunny Palooza – September 2nd
If you don’t have a cat to bring to First Caturday, that’s okay! The Oregon Bunny Palooza is a festival celebrating domestic pet rabbits and the people who love them. This is more than a social, however. There will be a fun-filled day of activities, education, vendors, a silent auction and much more.
Art In The Pearl Fine Arts & Crafts Festival – September 1st – September 3rd
Each year, Portland’s annual Fine Arts & Crafts festival celebrates Art In The Pearl® on Labor Day weekend. This is a free festival that doesn’t require tickets for entry, so come and go as you please. The Northwest Portland Park blocks will have art, theater, music, and activities for everyone to enjoy.