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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month around Portland

From fiestas to film festivals, there are plenty of ways to join the festivities.

Dancers wearing colorful dresses perform baile folklorico at El Grito in Portland to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

Baile folklórico dancers bring vibrant colors and mesmerizing moves to El Grito.

Photo via Lara Media Services

Feliz Hispanic Heritage Month, Portland. Its observance starts today and runs through Sunday, Oct. 15 — spotlighting the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic Americans with roots in Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America.

Here’s a sampling of the many festivities in the City of Roses. Vamos, amigos y amigas.

El Grito | Friday, Sept. 15-Saturday, Sept. 16 | 10 a.m.-10 p.m. | Rose Quarter | Free
Join this two-day celebration of food, culture, and ancestry highlighted by baile folklórico and mariachi performances.

Portland Latin American Film Festival | Thursday, Sept. 28-Thursday, Dec. 7 | Times vary | Hollywood Theatre | $10-$14
Watch screenings of titles with universal appeal, like “Sister & Sister/ Las Hijas” and Over There/Allá, Cartas al Corazón.”

JUNTOSpdx | Saturday, Sept. 16, Sept. 30 + Oct. 14 | 3-7 p.m. | Locations vary | Free
The creativity of the Latino community is on full display across three weekends at Nuestra Herencia (Our Heritage) Festival.

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