I think all Portlanders would agree that summer in the City of Roses is nothing short of magical. It’s during this time that neighborhoods all over the city come alive with bike events and street fairs. You’ll see city parks swell with people taking advantage of free movie and concert nights, and you can hear the Timbers Army chant “PTFC” throughout the streets. Everywhere businesses throw open their windows and doors for patrons to bask in the sun, and we all enjoy a Portland micro-brew or a cone from Salt & Straw ice cream.
There are so many uniquely Portland events to take advantage of during these precious summer months. Below is a listing of the upcoming events the hostel is taking part in. We hope you’ll join us for the magic! Event times and details are listed on our activities calendar here.
Free concerts in Washington Park and Couch Park:
Portland Parks and Recreation offers free concerts in Washington and Couch Parks during the month of August. The concerts are family-friendly and feature a wide variety of musical styles. All that’s needed is a blanket and dinner from a nearby food cart to make these events summer standouts!
Music on Main Street:
Portland’s Center for Performing Arts presents Music on Main Street – a free event that happens every Wednesday evening in August next to Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. “The concerts boast popular local musicians with a diverse collection of music. From funky soul to old-school country, these bands will have you up on your feet and dancing on Main Street.”
Trek in the Park:
Trek in the Park is definitely one of those uniquely Portland events that’s not to be missed. The show is put on by Atomic Arts, a theater group that acts out a different episode of Star Trek, every summer in the beautiful Cathedral Park.
This summer will be their last performance, and they are taking on “The Trouble with Tribbles,” arguably one of the most famous Star Trek episodes. As the Trekkies say, “spend a day in the park, bring a picnic and BOLDLY GO!”