Friday May 6-Sunday May 6
Portland’s obsession with two-wheeled transit is no secret, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that America’s most bikeable city is home to a festival devoted entirely to films about bike culture. Whether it's a documentary, an animated short, or a surrealist exposition on the power of cycling, you’re bound to find it under this festival's vast and ever-growing umbrella.
Cost: $60 for a festival pass through March 20; $65 after that
Saturday May 5
Tom Mccall Waterfront Park
Why spend this Cinco de Mayo at a crowded taqueria when you can enjoy the real thing in the wide-open environs of the Southwest Waterfront? Presented by the Guadalajara Sister City Association -- a group formed to celebrate Portland’s sister city status with the capital city of Jalisco -- the 34th annual Cinco de Mayo festival will feature local and international mariachi ensembles, a parade, artisans flown in directly from Jalisco, and a huge roster of authentic food and drink vendors.
Cost: Free to check out, but bring cash for tequila, tacos, and more