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.
Also see our Rose Festival Page
Place: Pioneer Courthouse Square
Dates: May 29 through June 9
Enjoy the colorful flower display at Pioneer Square - over 20,000 blooms.
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.
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.
June 3 to June 7
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.
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.
Date: June 6
Time: 10:00 am
Place: Downtown Portland
See Portland Rose Festival for parade route and tickets for indoor and outdoor seating.
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.
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
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
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
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Place: The Commons Brewery
630 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214
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
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.
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.
17005 SW 92nd Ave.
Tigard, OR 97224
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
Arizona Rattlers, Friday, June 12 - 7:00 pm, Moda Center
Spokane Shock, Sunday, June 21 - 7:00 pm, Moda Center
Chicago - The Band, Sunday, June 21 at 7 pm
The B-52s, Saturday, June 27 at 7 pm
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