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.