Events

10 Can't-Miss PDX Events This May

Published On 04/29/2015 Published On 04/29/2015
Portland Meadows

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Event

Location

May 1 Fri

Kentucky Derby Party It’s Derby Day at Portland Meadows! Dress to impress and have a mint julep while enjoying the festivities and probably winning the purse!

Portland Meadows

Kentucky Derby Party Portland Meadows It’s Derby Day at Portland Meadows! Dress to impress and have a mint julep while enjoying the festivities and probably winning the purse!

Flickr/Curtis Perry

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Event

Location

May 1-Dec 31

Cinco de Mayo Festival Enjoy Cinco de Mayo the only way you can: stuffing yourself with expensive macro brews and funnel cakes until you finally win at ring toss. Closed on May 4th.

Waterfront Park

Cinco de Mayo Festival Waterfront Park Enjoy Cinco de Mayo the only way you can: stuffing yourself with expensive macro brews and funnel cakes until you finally win at ring toss. Closed on May 4th.

Drew Tyson/Thrillist

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Event

Location

May 2 Sat

Country Brunch Vote on the best Bloody Mary while enjoying AM-style eats from six of the city’s best brunch-slingers.

Castaway

Country Brunch Castaway Vote on the best Bloody Mary while enjoying AM-style eats from six of the city’s best brunch-slingers.

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Event

Location

May 6 Wed

Bridgetown Comedy Festival Our biggest comedy festival of the year is the time when all the big names come to town for a weekend. Find someone you’re not likely to see elsewhere and buy tickets now (or like, yesterday).

Multiple locations

Bridgetown Comedy Festival Multiple locations Our biggest comedy festival of the year is the time when all the big names come to town for a weekend. Find someone you’re not likely to see elsewhere and buy tickets now (or like, yesterday).

Whiskeytown USA

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Event

Location

May 7 Thu

WhiskeyTown USA Local whiskey, music, and food come together under a couple tents in the Pearl. Come for the booze, stay for the party.

NW Front & 17th

WhiskeyTown USA NW Front & 17th Local whiskey, music, and food come together under a couple tents in the Pearl. Come for the booze, stay for the party.

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Event

Location

May 13 Wed

UFO Festival Where believers, skeptics, and experts come together for speakers, live music, a UFO costume parade, an alien pet costume contest, and beyond!

McMenamins Hotel Oregon

UFO Festival McMenamins Hotel Oregon Where believers, skeptics, and experts come together for speakers, live music, a UFO costume parade, an alien pet costume contest, and beyond!

Star Theater Portland

Date

Event

Location

May 15 Fri

Prom for Adults Dust off your prom dress or fancy slacks, grab a date, and rejoice in the lavish atmosphere of Star Theater for the prom you wish you had.

Star Theater

Prom for Adults Star Theater Dust off your prom dress or fancy slacks, grab a date, and rejoice in the lavish atmosphere of Star Theater for the prom you wish you had.

Date

Event

Location

May 26 Tue

Big Lebowski in the Park Enjoy the Dude at Pix’s new outdoor beer garden.

Pix Patisserie

Big Lebowski in the Park Pix Patisserie Enjoy the Dude at Pix’s new outdoor beer garden.

Shy Girls

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Event

Location

May 28 Thu

Shy Girls Don’t miss the spare R&B-stylings of local sweethearts Shy Girls as they end their latest national tour at the Wonder Ballroom.

Wonder Ballroom

Shy Girls Wonder Ballroom Don’t miss the spare R&B-stylings of local sweethearts Shy Girls as they end their latest national tour at the Wonder Ballroom.

Drew Tyson/Thrillist

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Event

Location

May 30 Sat

Ecliptic Beer Mile Compete in a mile run that comes with a beer before and after!

Ecliptic Brewing

Ecliptic Beer Mile Ecliptic Brewing Compete in a mile run that comes with a beer before and after!