The most local events in Portland, OR

Wave goodbye to dull moments with PDXtoday’s new events calendar

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Check out our curated events calendar for something to do in Portland every day.

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You asked, we’re answering. A new and improved PDXtoday events calendar is here.

Or maybe you didn’t realize we even had an events calendar — consider this your ticket to the most fun and relevant events in Portland, including:

  • The Gaslight Anthem w/ Tigers Jaw | Tues., Sept. 13 | 8 p.m. | Roseland Theater | $56+ | Rock out with this New Jersey band behind hits like “The ’59 Sound” and “Old White Lincoln.” 🎸
  • El Grito | Thurs., Sept. 15-Fri., Sept. 16 | 11 a.m.-10 p.m. | Moda Center Commons | Free | National Hispanic Heritage Month begins with independence celebrations, featuring folkloric and Aztec dancers, live mariachi, salsa, and cumbia music, plus traditional food and beverages.
  • Mt. Angel Oktoberfest | Thurs., Sept. 15-Sun., Sept. 18 | Times vary | Locations vary | Free+ | Put on your lederhosen and drive south (about 50 minutes) to the largest festival of its kind in the PNW. 🍻
  • “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” in Concert | Fri., Sept. 16-Sun., Sept. 18 | Times vary | Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall | $35+ | Darth Vader is even more powerful with the Oregon Symphony at his disposal. 🎼
  • Spilt Milk Comedy | Thurs., Sept. 22 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Lucky Labrador Beer Hall, 1945 NW Quimby St. | $15 | Good luck trying to stop laughing when Portland comedians Shain Brenden and Joanie Quinn are on the mic. 🎙️

As Portlanders ourselves, we love making sure that Portland has access to the most robust, relevant, and hyperlocal events calendar possible. In part, we rely on readers like you to keep us in the loop — start submitting your events now. (Just like before, you can add your event to our calendar for free, but we’ve also added a few new paid promotional opportunities to take advantage of as well, starting at just $15.)

In addition to the hundreds of events that you can discover each month on our website, each issue of our newsletter features a dedicated events section, with our curated editorial picks for the upcoming week, organized by day. Keep scrolling just a little bit and you’ll see what we mean. Pro tip: Click the link to see our full calendar if you want to start planning ahead.

Want to know which events we’re most excited about? Your friendly neighborhood City Editors (that’s us, Ben + Cambrie) can often be found out and about at the newest restaurant openings, soccer games, festivals, and fairs — see what we’re up to in the Wrap section at the bottom of each newsletter or by following us on Instagram @thepdxtoday.

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