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Portland Summer Events + Things to Do

Plan Your Summer Getaway in Portland

Discover Portland's top summer events

Summer in Portland is an experience like no other, and Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel is your perfect gateway to all the fun. Nestled along the serene Willamette River, our hotel offers easy access to iconic summer events like the Waterfront Blues Festival and the Portland Rose Festival. Immerse yourself in luxury with our top-notch amenities and breathtaking riverfront views. Whether you're soaking in the vibrant city life or relaxing by the water, Kimpton RiverPlace is your ultimate summer sanctuary in Portland.

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Kimpton Summer Soirée

It's time to celebrate summer and all that comes along with it. Enjoy seasonal garden-inspired cocktails at King Tide and daily lavender lemonade refreshers and frozen treats on the Willamette River Patio. Get ready to savor your stay with us. Every day - a true soirée.

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Yacht Tubs

All Summer

Only a few minutes walk from our hotel you’ll find Yacht Tubs. Luxury meets relaxation as you can soak in a hot tub while cruising the scenic Willamette River. Enjoy breathtaking views of the city skyline and iconic bridges as you unwind in a private, eco-friendly hot tub boat. It's a unique and memorable way to enjoy Portland's beautiful summer weather and waterfront.

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Portland Rose Festival

Late May to July 2024

The Portland Rose Festival is a city-wide celebration featuring parades, dragon boat races, concerts, and a fun-filled waterfront carnival. It kicks off with the Starlight Parade, illuminating the night with dazzling floats and performances. This long-standing tradition brings the community together in a joyful celebration of roses and local culture.

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Waterfront Blues Festival

July 4th Weekend

The Waterfront Blues Festival is the largest blues festival on the West Coast, held annually over the July 4th weekend. It features world-class blues performances, delicious local food, and breathtaking views of the Willamette River. This event supports the Oregon Food Bank, combining great music with a great cause.

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Oregon Brewers Festival

May 24 - June 9, 2024

The Oregon Brewers Festival is a must-visit for beer enthusiasts, showcasing over 80 craft beers from across the country. Held at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, the festival offers tastings, live music, and food vendors. It's a fantastic way to enjoy Portland's vibrant craft beer scene in a lively, scenic setting.

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Portland Saturday Market

Every Saturday & Sunday from March to Christmas Eve

The Portland Saturday Market is the largest continuously operating outdoor arts and crafts market in the U.S. Located in the Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood, it features handmade goods, local art, and diverse food options. It's a perfect spot to find unique souvenirs and experience Portland's creative spirit.

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Pedalpalooza

June 1 - August 31, 2024

Pedalpalooza is a month-long bike festival celebrating Portland's bike-friendly culture with hundreds of themed rides. From costume parades to city tours, there's something for everyone, whether you're a casual rider or a cycling enthusiast. This event highlights Portland's commitment to sustainability and community fun.

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Portland Pride Parade & Festival

July 20 - 21, 2024

Celebrate love, diversity, and inclusivity at Portland's Pride Parade and Festival, just a heartbeat away from Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel. Join us in honoring the vibrant LGBTQ+ community with a joyous parade and lively festival that make Portland shine even brighter.

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