In Portland, there’s always something happening no matter the week, month or season. Conveniently located across from the Oregon Convention Center and RoseQuarter, a stay at Hotel Eastlund means you’ll be moments away from all the hottest events Portland has to offer. Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, we look forward to helping you discover all of the local happenings throughout your stay.

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Portland Zine Symposium

July 20, 2019 - July 20, 2020

The Portland Zine Symposium is an organization that hosts, among other events, a yearly free conference and zine social exploring facets of independent publishing and DIY culture. This event has been held in Portland, Oregon every summer since 2001 and hosts over 150 tablers from around the world each year, as well as many free workshops, panels, and discussions. Trying to decide what to do in Portland? Check out events like this one, just a short distance from our Portland…

Portland Film Festival

October 14 - October 20

Portland Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing filmmakers and audiences, and to celebrating the power of a good story.  The festival focuses on the people, ideas, technology, skills and artistry behind filmmaking and provides both entertaining and educational opportunities to the public. The festival is anchored with outdoor screenings, offering its filmmakers one of the largest audiences available on the West Coast. The festival is spread across seven theater and education venues including some of the oldest…

Squishing of the Squash

October 18

The Oregon Zoo’s annual Squishing of the Squash, in which some of the world's largest land animals demolish some of the area’s largest pumpkins, will be held Friday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m. The Squishing of the Squash is a precursor to the zoo’s Howloween celebration taking place the following weekends. Events on October 19, 20, 26 and 27 will include a fun scavenger hunt that directs trick-or-treaters to easily accessible activity stations throughout the zoo where they can collect…

Portland Saturday Market

October 19
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 24, 2019

Every Saturday and Sunday from March through Christmas Eve the Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood transforms into a thriving arts and crafts open-air marketplace. Seeing the Market’s staff delegate booth spaces with precision each weekend for so many years, most of the neighborhood has come to think of Portland Saturday Market (PSM) as a business like any other. But it certainly was not always that way, and some surprising elements still lie at the core of this unusual non-profit operation. Portland Saturday…

Giant Pumpkin Regatta

October 19

The Giant Pumpkin Regatta is one of the most anticipated fall events in the Northwest. Costumed characters, paddling 1,000-pound pumpkin boats, compete in a series of wacky races across the Lake of the Commons. This free family event also includes a giant pumpkin weigh-off, pie eating contests, kids' costume contests, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin golf, crafts, food and much more! Trying to decide what to do in Portland? Check out events like this one, just a short distance from our downtown Portland hotel.…

Gloria Trevi: Diosa de la Noche Tour

October 20

GLORIA TREVI, the indisputable queen of Spanish-language music who never stops shaking up the industry with her incomparable, audacious and irreverent style, announced today her upcoming ‘Diosa De La Noche’ Tour across the United States alongside the Colombian pop phenomenon Karol G. Produced by Live Nation, the ‘Diosa De La Noche’ Tour will kick off September 13 in Fresno, CA and will visit 23 cities across the United States with shows in some of the most prestigious venues in the country such as Radio City Music Hall (New York), The Forum (Los Angeles), AmericanAirlines…


October 20 - October 28

Bring your kids to Howloween for fun, treats and educational activities. The zoo provides a fun and safe setting for this Halloween tradition, where costumed trick-or-treaters learn about wildlife in a fun scavenger hunt throughout the zoo. In keeping with the zoo's mission, Howloween aims to be educational as well as fun. Scavenger hunts and activities are themed to teach kids about animals around the world, and their habitats and adaptations. Looking for things to do in Portland? Check out…

Portland Boo Cruise

October 26

It's a night of fright, fun & rock as Generator takes the stage for Portland Spirit's Halloween party to wake the dead, and keep them dancing till the dawn... or 1 am at least. You'll want to dance, groove and shake it till you break it as they weave their web of songs. Costumes are encouraged with a costume contest and prizes. This spirited cruise boards 10:30 pm, starts at $45 per person (includes cruise and entertainment). Looking for things to do…

Bollywood Thriller Halloween Costume Party

October 26

Imagine an Indian wedding gone awry as the joyful celebration takes a turn for the worst with a blast that transforms all attendees into zombies, smack in the middle of the rituals! This is the dropback on which choreographer & DJ Prashant set the Bollywood Thriller dance with help from Jai Ho! Many learn the dance & perform alongside Prashant & Brittany, hundreds come out dressed to kill (& to win the costume contest) as together we celebrate North America’s…

Trick or Drink: Halloween Bar Crawl

October 26
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One event on October 31, 2019 at 12:00am

Welcome to the adult version of trick-or-treating, cocktail style. Barcrawlerz is a Portland Bar Crawl like no other! Trick or Drink features the best drink specials and the best bars in town. Pre-purchase a Bar Crawl Wristband online, check in at Santé Bar to pick up your wristband and map of participating bars and dive into exclusively discounted drink specials. Looking for things to do in Portland? Check out events like this one, just a short distance from our downtown…

Killer Pumpkin Festival

October 26

Get ready for Rogue Ales & Spirits' Killer Pumpkin Festival! Their team will hand-pick fresh pumpkins at Rogue Farms, so get ready for some serious smashing fun. Try your hand at smashing using theirr handcrafted pumpkin smasher, dubbed “Thor”. All proceeds from pumpkin smashing, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin decorating & carving goes to CAMP UKANDU. Pair your pumpkin brews with a delicious sampling of snacks from our special pumpkin menu. Looking for things to do in Portland? Check out events like…

2019 APDT Conference

October 29 - November 2

Come, sit, stay, and learn. The 2019 APDT Conference will offer a variety of opportunities to improve ourselves as trainers, as business people, and as an industry. From amazing keynote speakers to CE classes to ample opportunities to network and participate in peer-to-peer sharing, the 2019 APDT Conference in Portland, Oregon is a dynamic event for serious dog-trainers who want to stay at the top of their game.  The conference will take place at the Oregon Convention Center, a short…

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