Portland Events - June 2015

Portland Event Calender - Best Festivals, Concerts, Shows


Portland events in June just makes you want to sing "June is busting out all over." The Portland Rose Festival is in full swing this month with both the US and Canadian Fleet tied up at the seawall at Tom McCall Waterfront Park next to the CityFair fun carnival. Pioneer Square is dazzling with gorgeous flowers and everyone is looking forward to the Grand Floral Parade.

But there is even more to do in Portland this month.  There are festivals of all kinds and there is even a real indian powwow taking place at Delta Park.

The  popular outdoor concerts at Portland's Oregon Zoo begin this month.  Get your tickets as early as possible because these are often a sellout.  There are other concerts and shows as well.  Continue below to see the lineup for June.

Portland Rose Festival Events

Also see our Rose Festival Page

Festival of Flowers (continuing from May)

Place: Pioneer Courthouse Square

Dates: May 29 through June 9

Enjoy the colorful flower display at Pioneer Square - over 20,000 blooms.

Junior Parade

Date: June 3
Time: 1:00 pm
Place: Hollywood District, NE Sandy and 52nd

Both children and grownups love the Rose Festival kids parade with their brightly decorated bikes, wagons, and costumes.

CityFair on the Waterfront (continuing from May)

May 22-25
May 28-31
June 3-7

May 22: 5pm
May 23-25: 11am
May 28-29: 3pm
May 30-31: 11am
June 3-5: 3pm
June 6-7: 11am

Closing time is 11pm all nights

Place: Tom McCall Waterfront Park

A carnival with rides, games, live music, food, and, of course, Oregon beer.

Fleet Week

June 3 to June 7

Tour Times:
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Times can vary with the ship.

Seawall - Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Tour the US Navy and Canadian ships tied up at the seawall on the Willamette River.

Spring Rose Show

June 4 and June 5

Thursday, 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Place: Lloyd Center

The ice rink at the Lloyd Center displays over 2,000 entries for the "Best Rose" competition.

Grand Floral Parade

Date: June 6
Time: 10:00 am
Place: Downtown Portland

See Portland Rose Festival for parade route and tickets for indoor and outdoor seating.

Dragon Boat Races

Date: June 6 and 7
Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Place: Willamette River - View from south end of Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Heats are run every nine minutes.  Take a picnic lunch and enjoy. Admission is free.

More Portland Events - June

Fruit Beer Festival

Dozens of exotic fruit beers and ciders made in Oregon and neighboring states make this a unique and popular tasting event. 

Dates: June 6, 7, and 8

Friday - 4 pm to 9 pm
Saturday - 11 am to 9 pm
Sunday - 11 am to 6 pm

Place: Outdoors at the Burnside Brewing Co.
701 E. Burnside
Portland, OR 97214

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

This will be the 87th continuous annual Scandinavian Midsummer Festival.  With two entertainment stages, food booths, and a beer garden, there will be music, dancing, and good eating all day long.  Kids can make their own flower wreaths to wear and everyone will enjoy the raising of the maypole at 1 pm. 

Date:  June 13th

Time: 11 am to 6 pm

Place: Oaks Park in Sellwood

Portland Beer and Cheese Fest

The 4th annual Beer and Cheese Fest will be held in a new and larger location this year.  Celebrate Father's Day by tasting craft beers paired with delicious cheeses.

Date: June 21st

Time: TBA  Email: contact@commonsbrewery.com

Place: The Commons Brewery
630 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214

Delta Park Powwow and Encampment

Enjoy a real indian powwow with dancing, drums, fry bread, and other foods.  Be sure to bring your camera because this will be colourful.

Dates: June 19th to 21st - Father's Day Weekend

Friday: 1 pm to 10 pm
Saturday: Noon and 7 pm to 10 pm
Sunday: Noon - Retire colors at 6 pm

East Delta Park
10737 N Union Court
Portland, OR 97217
I-5 Exits 306 and 307

Portland International Beer Festival

Here's your chance to taste the beers you've never tasted before and this year the new location has much more room plus free parking at the Lloyd Center.  Because of the larger area there will be more and better food this year.  You get free entry but to taste the good stuff you need a glass and tickets.  You can save some money by buying these ahead of time.

Dates: June 26th to 28th

Friday: 12 pm to 10 pm
Saturday: 12 pm to 10 pm
Sunday: 12 pm to 7 pm

Holladay Park at Lloyd Center
NE 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97232

Ride MAX and get off at Lloyd Center and 11th Ave. NE stop.

Festival of Balloons in Tigard

Randy Kashka

Another don't leave your camera at home event.  Get there by 5:45 am to see the spectacular hot air balloon launch and have your breakfast at the breakfast tent.  There are plenty of activities throughout the day including live music, beer garden, Festival of Cars, soccer tournament, carnival, fun zone for kids, and "Night Glow" when all the balloons are lit up on Friday and Saturday evening.

You can park on the Tigard High School field for $5 and walk down the hill to Cook Park or take a shuttle for $1. (Car entrance is through the Swim Center parking lot.)

Dates: June 26th, 27th, and 28th

Times:  See schedule for various events.

Cook Park
17005 SW 92nd Ave.
Tigard, OR 97224

Portland Timbers Home Games

Timbers Schedule and Tickets

New England Revolution, Saturday, June 6 - 7:30 pm
Houston Dynamo, Saturday, June 20 - 7:30 pm
Seattle Sounders FC, Sunday, June 28 - 4:00 pm

Timbers Tickets June

Portland Thunder Home Games

Thunder Schedule and Tickets

Arizona Rattlers, Friday, June 12 - 7:00 pm, Moda Center
Spokane Shock, Sunday, June 21 - 7:00 pm, Moda Center

Thunder Tickets June

Portland Shows and Concerts in June

Of Mice and Men - Band - Monday June 1 - 7:30 - Roseland Theater
Sweeney Todd - June 3, 5, 9, and 11 - Keller Auditorium
Imagine Dragons - Wednesday, June 3 - Moda Center
Sufjan Stevens - Monday, June 8 - Schnitzer Concert Hall
Halestorm - Monday, June 8 - 7:30 - Roseland Theater
Motown - The Musical - June 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19 - Keller Auditorium
Ed Sheeran - Saturday, June 20 - Moda Center
Eddie Izzard - Saturday, June 27 - 8:00 pm and Sunday, June 28 - 8 pm- Keller Auditorium

Portland Zoo Concerts in June

Chicago - The Band, Sunday, June 21 at 7 pm
The B-52s, Saturday, June 27 at 7 pm

Oregon Zoo Concert Tickets

May Events in Portland

Portland Entertainment Venues

Aladdin Theatre | Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall | Earle A. Chiles Center | Hawthorne Theatre | Keller Auditorium | McMenamins Crystal Ballroom | Mississippi Studios | Moda Center at the Rose Garden | Newmark Theatre | Oregon Zoo | Portland Expo Center | Portland Veterans Memorial Coliseum | Providence Park | Roseland Theater | Delores Winningstad Theatre | Wonder Ballroom

Portland Events June