Stylish Summer Events

Portland, Oregon is proud to be the home of many stylish summer events. There are art walks, music festivals, beer, wine, food festivals, and more! Hotel Modera’s boutique hotel accommodations are in perfect proximity to Portland’s top summer events.  As one of the top hotels in downtown Portland, Hotel Modera is thrilled to spread the word about our favorite special events. Celebrate the fabulous summer weather in true Portland style!

Waterfront Blues Festival

When: July 4th – 8th 2012
Where: Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Address: Naito Pkwy between SW Harrison St & NW Glisan St, Portland OR, 97204

Since 1987, the Blues Festival on the Portland Waterfront has brought in hundreds of blues artists, both renowned and up-and-coming.  Enjoy the opening of summer at this famous downtown Portland event July 4th – 8th 2012. The festival supports the Oregon Food Bank.  Spend the long weekend in one of Portland’s top boutique hotels, swaying to the best blues music around!  Be sure to bring sunscreen and don’t forget your favorite sun hat!

First Thursdays in the Pearl

When: First Thursday of Every Month
Where: Downtown NW Portland in the Pearl District

Downtown Portland hotels and art galleries invite you to join them on the “First Thursday” of every month for an evening of art, wine and music. Walk from gallery to gallery to view all of the new art exhibits. Generally, the hours are 6pm to 9pm. Sip wine and stroll to and from the different art galleries of the Pearl District!

Mississippi Ave. Street Fair

When: July 14th 2012
Where: North Fremont to North Skidmore on Mississppi Avenue, Portland OR, 97227

The annual Mississippi Avenue Street Fair is a community-building event that celebrates the neighbors, businesses, and organizations that make their home in the Mississippi Avenue neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. The event honors Portland history and tradition while embracing diversity and sustainability. Meander down Mississippi Avenue to take in the general splendor while enjoying the items and ideas that the different vendors have to offer!

Portland International Beer Festival

When: July 20th – 22nd 2012
Where: North Park Blocks
Address: 200 NW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97209

The Portland International Beer Festival is a high-end, three-day beer festival specializing in rare, hard-to-find, exotic beers. Over 150 world-class beers from sixteen countries will be on hand, hailing from all over the planet, many from right here in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Stroll around the beautiful park with a cold one as you listen to live music all weekend. Then rest comfortably at one of the most acclaimed boutique hotels in Portland, Oregon.


  1. There is nothing like a good beer festival. I normally attend the ones in Germany where you sit in large tents drinking from huge glasses. Sound like this one is a bit more sophisticated. I am actually traveling to Portland in 4 days so if I find the time, I will definitely swing by.


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