Portland is showing its pride this weekend and the city is packed full of colorful activities. Attend a pride event, check out out one of the city’s farmers markets or get moving with one of the more active options. Read on to find out what your play days have in store for you.photo: Katrina Cole via flickr


Attend the Rose Festival
Head down to the Waterfront for the annual CityFair carnival! As Portland’s ultimate waterfront gathering place, CityFair has something for everyone! This year there are more concerts, games and activities and a variety of food an drink, along with traditional fair favorites! Come for the Opening Day Fireworks powered by Xfinity, and keep coming back for the full three-weekend extravaganza! Fri., Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

SE Portland

Experience Music Quest: a Music and Movement Advent
Go on a Music Quest! You are bound for a music and movement acoustic adventure. Interactive songs, dancing, and a joke or two. Pirates, Cluster Flies, and a Riggabamboo! Fri. Event Details.

NE Portland

Try Tennis on the Go
Tennis on the Go is an introduction to the game of tennis through rally and game-based self-discovery with short court boundaries, mini-nets and foam balls. This entertaining tennis in the park program will ignite a genuine love for tennis with the entire family! Balls and racquets available to use on-site Fri. Event Details.

Stroll through the King Portland Farmers Market
King Farmers Market offers the neighborhood 35 farmers and food artisans in a safe, family friendly place to spend a Sunday. Shoppers find breakfast and lunch with seating in front of live music. Often shoppers enjoy, food demonstrations and educational or artsy activities for kids. And this is the place to take a fun-filled cooking class for the whole family. Established in 2009, the King Neighborhood has welcomed this thriving farmers market. Established with support from the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN), the market is located one block south of the vibrant Alberta Arts District. It’s adjacent to King Park & Playground. Sun. Event Details.

SW Portland

Join the Pride Social
Celebrate the start of PRIDE month with a fun, family social at Cedar Hills Recreation Center! Families, friends and individuals are welcome to join for this community event, where they’ll celebrate LGBTQ diversity. There will be a DJ playing your favorite music, a bounce house for the kids along with face painting games and crafts! You won’t want to miss out on this fabulous and festive celebration. Drinks and light refreshments will be provided. Sat. Event Details.

Head to the Jewish Harvest Festival: Art in Nature
Children and adults of all ages are invited to make and share non-permanent art celebrating the Jewish Harvest Festival. Art and discussion led by Esther Amster, MPS Art Therapy. Carpooling recommended. This event sponsored in memory of Yefim Fleschler, Chaim Moshe Ben Levi Yehuda v’Devora. Sun. Event Details.


Attend the Tualatin Blender Dash
The Blender Dash is a non-timed fun run for kids ages 6-15 that includes color, mud, foam, obstacles, and zombies!  Don’t miss out on this messy kick off to summer! Sat. Event Details.


Don’t Miss the Pride Party
Celebrate, uplift, and make visible queer and gender-diverse members in the Hillsboro community at this free community celebration during Pride month. Pride Month is a nationally-observed timeframe in which to recognize the meaningful accomplishments and contributions of LGBTQ+ individuals throughout the country and the world. Featuring famed local drag performer, Emcee Poison Waters. Performers will include, Portland’s own Puerto Rican musician Frankie Simone, Portland Pride Band and Colorguard, Ballet Folklorico Mexico en la Piel and DJ Honeychild. Pride Party includes a variety of arts and crafts vendors, exciting live music and entertainment, tasty food and beverage options, a plethora of community resources, and all-ages activities. Make it a family day of fun and PRIDE! Sat. Event Details.

NE Portland

Attend the Dash to Doughnuts
Bring the whole family to Dash to Doughnuts a 3k fun run through the beautiful Alameda Neighborhood that includes low-impact obstacle challenges hosted by Beaumont businesses along Fremont Street. All activities take place on the sidewalk. Free Pip’s Origianl doughnuts at the finishline. Staggered start for strollers and smaller children. Rain or Shine. Tickets sell out fast. Event starts and ends at Foot Traffic. Music, prizes and more. Don’t miss it. Sun. Event Details.

—Annette Benedetti