Whether you’re extending a business trip, tacking a few days onto a pre-existing trip to Portland or want to plan a fun spring getaway near Portland, take a look at our list of 10 can’t-miss May events.
10 Must-Do May Events
1. Take an Artsy Stroll
The Hillsboro First Tuesday Art Walk invites a meandering stroll through the charming Main Street (May 2; free). Every local business on Main Street participates with snacks, wine and displays from local artists.
2. Taste Spring’s Bounty
The Grand Opening of the Aloha Farmers Market is a time to really dig into all that Tualatin Valley farmers have been growing (May 4; free).
3. Lace up Your Sneaks
May is gearing up to be a sweat-session in the Tualatin Valley with amazing running events happening here:
- Oregon Road Runners Hagg Lake Run (May 6)
- Hippie Chick Quarter and Half Marathon (May 13)
- 10k Rum Run (May 20)
- Rose Festival Half Marathon (May 28)
4. Chase Oysters with Saké
SakeOne’s Annual Oyster and Saké event includes crazy-fresh pacific northwest oysters, shucked onsite and paired with 6 different saké libations (May 6; $25).
5. Geek Out on Old Cars
Roll into Sherwood Main Street in Old Town for an impressive display of antique engines from the late 1800s through the years after World War II (May 6; free).
6. Brunch with your Mama
Ah, the quintessential Mother’s Day brunch just got even more quaint—and delicious—with offerings at both Plum Hill Vineyards and the McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse.
7. Catch a Show
May is bound to have a few rainy days, which provides the perfect excuse to duck into one of the Tualatin Valley’s amazing theaters for a live performance.
8. Become a Badminton Masters International Championships
It’s time to hit the birdie with the 2017 USA Badminton Masters International Championships coming to Beaverton (May 18-21). Watch fierce competition of your new favorite sport.
9. Flock to our Nature Reserves
The Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge will also host its annual Tualatin River Bird Festival with guided habitat walks and hands-on conservation activities will spark all of your senses (May 20; free).
10. Celebrate Oregon Wine Month
Memorial Weekend in Wine Country is an Oregon tradition (May 28-30; $5-$20). Wineries throughout the northern Willamette Valley invite guests to celebrate the dawn of summer with tastings of new releases, barrel samples, food pairings and live music.
With so much to do, book a hotel package for a great deal on accommodations.