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A city known for its vibrant port culture and nightlife, Portland is always up to party in big numbers. There are so many festivals and parties that happen all year long in the city that you too can experience it for yourself. Whether it’s the Portland Beer festival or the Greek festival in Portland, there’s something for everyone. Whether it’s music, art, food and drink or cultural, there is a wide gamut of choices for you, your friends and loved ones.
The Rose Festival is a festival that’s held every year around the month of June. It is organized in tandem with the Portland Rose Festival Association which aims at promoting Portland to a larger audience. There are three different parades which occur with many other activities. The Grand Floral Parade is the main centrepiece which features the second-largest exhibition of flowers in the USA. There are close to 500,000 spectators who line up for the route. It is also the biggest spectator event in Oregon that happens in a single day. The Starlight Parade is a fireworks display that centres on a carnival and also features rides. There are also Dragon boat races that are conducted on the Willamette River, a tradition that has been around since 1989.
The Portland Waterfront Blues Festival is a popular musical event that’s held every year in the city. The event features some of the best blues musicians in and around the country, who perform for three to five days. It is the largest blues festival on the West Coast and is also the second-largest one in the entire country. The festival hosts at least 120,000 spectators every year and is held by the picturesque lakeside. If you love music fests, then the Portland Jazz festival is another musical event that you cannot miss. The festival lines up famous jazz artists and musicians from all over the world to perform on stage.
The Portland Film Festival is another important festival in the city. It screens the best of local and national talent while offering guests a whole host of other activities. If you plan on visiting, you can enjoy the beer garden, networking workshops and different food carts that are present here. The Portland Beer Festival is the happening for beer lovers worldwide. The festival kicks off the city’s Craft beer month and features 70 beer breweries. Another interesting Portland festival is the Portland Greek Festival that is meant to celebrate all things Greek in the city. Experience the culture of Greece through traditional dances, musical performances, arts and crafts and cuisine.If you fancy yourself as a food lover, you can enjoy the Bite of Oregon Festival, now in its 33rd year. The festival features some of the best local cuisine, drinks and food carts. You also get to watch the best of Oregon’s chefs demonstrate their culinary skills. There is also the Portland Taco Festival that happens every August. Here you can enjoy a weekend of food and fun with your fellow taco lovers. They also feature events such as Lucha Libre wrestling, chihuahua racing and live game shows. Head over to AllEvents to enjoy some of the best of the Portland festivals.
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