Paseo brings music, food, and art to downtown Portland, OR

A duo of electronic musicians stands behind a colorful music board

Experimental music project PsychoTropika performs at 9 p.m., Sat., July 16. | Photo via Paseo

The past few years have been difficult for many, but the journey toward better days starts with one step. Paseo, a free, family-friendly summer festival of music, food, and creative expression, invites Portlanders to take a walk downtown in a showcase of community resilience and diversity.

Though 2021’s inaugural event was forced to pivot to online videos, Portland Parks Foundation will host an in-person celebration this Fri., July 15-Sun., July 17 featuring our city’s diverse artists, community advocates + mutual aid groups in Director Park and the South Park Blocks. Performances will be focused around three points — Madison Street Stage, Director Stage, and the Daa-nu’-yash area.

A man with a guitar and long dread locks poses mid play

Grammy-nominated artist Aaron Nigel Smith | Photo via Paseo

Here’s what you can look forward to this weekend.

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