Black History Month Events in Portland, OR

Find ways to celebrate Black History Month with your family at these Portland-area events, and check out performances by Black artists.

This is also a great month to support local businesses: see our incomplete list of BIPOC-owned businesses here, or check out this directory of Black-owned businesses from Mercatus.

If you would like to see your event on this list, you may submit it for free here. Be sure to check the “Black-History-Month” category.

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Portland Jazz Festival

The Biamp Portland Jazz Festival is a two-week multi-venue celebration of jazz presented in Portland, Oregon. The Festival is dedicated to evolving America’s art form, featuring recognized jazz masters and rising jazz stars, alongside local jazz heroes. See the full schedule here

Portland Jazz Festival

The Biamp Portland Jazz Festival is a two-week multi-venue celebration of jazz presented in Portland, Oregon. The Festival is dedicated to evolving America’s art form, featuring recognized jazz masters and rising jazz stars, alongside local jazz heroes. See the full schedule here

Black History Month at Oaks Park Roller Rink

Oaks Park 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR, United States

Celebrate with us! Every Wednesday and Friday night this month we honor the incredible impact of Black culture on skating and on the roller rink industry with special music themes and an online ticket admission discount. Coupon Code: BHM2024 Coupon code valid for online ticket purchases for the 7 PM Open Skate session on Wednesday […]

Portland Jazz Festival

The Biamp Portland Jazz Festival is a two-week multi-venue celebration of jazz presented in Portland, Oregon. The Festival is dedicated to evolving America’s art form, featuring recognized jazz masters and rising jazz stars, alongside local jazz heroes. See the full schedule here

Black History Moves Culture | Portland Trailblazers

Black History Month is a time to reflect, celebrate, and honor the legacies of barrier-breakers, changemakers, and culture shapers. Black history and Black culture is ingrained in the fabric of our society through beauty, art, music, literature, innovation, sports and so much more. We are celebrating the beauty, strength, and resilience that define Black History […]

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34th Annual Cascade Festival of African Films

Portland Community College Cascade Campus

In celebration of Black History Month at Portland Community College Free and open to the public Find in-person event dates here. As we embrace the rich and diverse tapestry of African storytelling, we are thrilled to present over 20 exceptional films that encapsulate the vibrant spirit, cultural depth, and artistic brilliance of the African continent. […]

Free

Portland Jazz Festival

The Biamp Portland Jazz Festival is a two-week multi-venue celebration of jazz presented in Portland, Oregon. The Festival is dedicated to evolving America’s art form, featuring recognized jazz masters and rising jazz stars, alongside local jazz heroes. See the full schedule here

Black History Moves Culture | Portland Trailblazers

Black History Month is a time to reflect, celebrate, and honor the legacies of barrier-breakers, changemakers, and culture shapers. Black history and Black culture is ingrained in the fabric of our society through beauty, art, music, literature, innovation, sports and so much more. We are celebrating the beauty, strength, and resilience that define Black History […]

34th Annual Cascade Festival of African Films

Portland Community College Cascade Campus

In celebration of Black History Month at Portland Community College Free and open to the public Find in-person event dates here. As we embrace the rich and diverse tapestry of African storytelling, we are thrilled to present over 20 exceptional films that encapsulate the vibrant spirit, cultural depth, and artistic brilliance of the African continent. […]

Free

Black History Month at Oaks Park Roller Rink

Oaks Park 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR, United States

Celebrate with us! Every Wednesday and Friday night this month we honor the incredible impact of Black culture on skating and on the roller rink industry with special music themes and an online ticket admission discount. Coupon Code: BHM2024 Coupon code valid for online ticket purchases for the 7 PM Open Skate session on Wednesday […]

Portland Jazz Festival

The Biamp Portland Jazz Festival is a two-week multi-venue celebration of jazz presented in Portland, Oregon. The Festival is dedicated to evolving America’s art form, featuring recognized jazz masters and rising jazz stars, alongside local jazz heroes. See the full schedule here

Black History Moves Culture | Portland Trailblazers

Black History Month is a time to reflect, celebrate, and honor the legacies of barrier-breakers, changemakers, and culture shapers. Black history and Black culture is ingrained in the fabric of our society through beauty, art, music, literature, innovation, sports and so much more. We are celebrating the beauty, strength, and resilience that define Black History […]

MLK “Walk The Walk”

Walk, Hike, March through History Crossing the St. John’s Bridge. In celebration of Black History Month, Love is King is hosting an act of solidarity, encouraging everyone in the community to come out and join us as we walk, hike, and march across the St. John’s Bridge to honor the spirit, work, and words of […]

Free

34th Annual Cascade Festival of African Films

Portland Community College Cascade Campus

In celebration of Black History Month at Portland Community College Free and open to the public Find in-person event dates here. As we embrace the rich and diverse tapestry of African storytelling, we are thrilled to present over 20 exceptional films that encapsulate the vibrant spirit, cultural depth, and artistic brilliance of the African continent. […]

Free

African Storytelling at Multnomah County Libraries

  Join Habiba, a native of Ghana, in learning stories about African history. Habiba offers an interactive, multicultural performance with authentic West African costume, spiced with singing and movement. This event is funded in part, by The Library Foundation. Belmont Library, February 3, 11 - 12 pm Sellwood-Moreland Library, February 17, 11 - 11:50 am […]

Free

Black History Month Lit & Activity & PLAY!

Sunrise Books 4605 NE Fremont St. Suite 208, Portland, OR, United States

This event we will learn about important figures that helped shaped our country! We’ll play games, have activities, do crafts, eat yummy refreshments, listen to music and have a great time! This event is perfect for the whole family. Let’s come together and celebrate BLACK HISTORY MONTH! This event is $5.

$5

34th Annual Cascade Festival of African Films

Portland Community College Cascade Campus

In celebration of Black History Month at Portland Community College Free and open to the public Find in-person event dates here. As we embrace the rich and diverse tapestry of African storytelling, we are thrilled to present over 20 exceptional films that encapsulate the vibrant spirit, cultural depth, and artistic brilliance of the African continent. […]

Free

Black Film History at Clinton Street Theater

Clinton St Theater 2522 SE Clinton Street, Portland, OR, United States

This February, join the Clinton Street Theater in celebrating Black Film History with a wide selection of titles from around the world. The films span from the 1960s to the present day and represent landmark achievements from legendary directors and actors, important cultural stories, and under-appreciated gems that revolutionized cinema and deserve to be seen […]

Portland Jazz Festival

The Biamp Portland Jazz Festival is a two-week multi-venue celebration of jazz presented in Portland, Oregon. The Festival is dedicated to evolving America’s art form, featuring recognized jazz masters and rising jazz stars, alongside local jazz heroes. See the full schedule here

Black History Moves Culture | Portland Trailblazers

Black History Month is a time to reflect, celebrate, and honor the legacies of barrier-breakers, changemakers, and culture shapers. Black history and Black culture is ingrained in the fabric of our society through beauty, art, music, literature, innovation, sports and so much more. We are celebrating the beauty, strength, and resilience that define Black History […]

Portland Jazz Festival

The Biamp Portland Jazz Festival is a two-week multi-venue celebration of jazz presented in Portland, Oregon. The Festival is dedicated to evolving America’s art form, featuring recognized jazz masters and rising jazz stars, alongside local jazz heroes. See the full schedule here

Portland Jazz Festival

The Biamp Portland Jazz Festival is a two-week multi-venue celebration of jazz presented in Portland, Oregon. The Festival is dedicated to evolving America’s art form, featuring recognized jazz masters and rising jazz stars, alongside local jazz heroes. See the full schedule here

Stones, Bones and Black-Eyed Peas at Multnomah County Libraries

Multnomah County Library's Black Cultural Library Advocates presents: Black History Month - Stones, Bones and Blacked-Eyed Peas. Join chef and owner of Finer Things Events and Catering, Michelle Guinn, along with her daughter, Sable Askew and take a trip back into history. Enjoy a cooking demonstration using traditional foods and recipes cooked by African Americans […]

Free
Event Series Hip-Hop History, Art and Activism

Hip-Hop History, Art and Activism

Join us for a special performance and discussion led by Mic Crenshaw, Toni Hill, and China Axelson as they share stories about their involvement in art, culture, and social impact movements through hip-hop. This Black History music event will feature storytelling, spoken word, and Q&A. Mic Crenshaw is a world-class spoken word artist and emcee […]

Free

Rip City Remix vs. Raptors 905

Chiles Center at the University of Portland 5000 N Willamette Blvd., Portland, OR, United States

Celebrate Black History Month at the Rip City Remix game! Black History Month is a time to honor the legacy of African Americans throughout U.S. History and within our communities. We will celebrate, reflect and understand Black history beyond the commonly told stories by supporting the black community, local black-owned businesses and the many educators, […]

$5 – $150

Black Film History at Clinton Street Theater

Clinton St Theater 2522 SE Clinton Street, Portland, OR, United States

This February, join the Clinton Street Theater in celebrating Black Film History with a wide selection of titles from around the world. The films span from the 1960s to the present day and represent landmark achievements from legendary directors and actors, important cultural stories, and under-appreciated gems that revolutionized cinema and deserve to be seen […]

Portland Jazz Festival

The Biamp Portland Jazz Festival is a two-week multi-venue celebration of jazz presented in Portland, Oregon. The Festival is dedicated to evolving America’s art form, featuring recognized jazz masters and rising jazz stars, alongside local jazz heroes. See the full schedule here

They Called Him Duke; His Mother Called Him Edward

Lincoln Hall Room 47 1620 SW Park Ave. Portland, OR 97201 1620 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR, United States

Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington is a cultural giant and a musical pioneer who passed away 50 years ago in 1974. Yet his influence remains pervasive, fresh and ceaselessly modern. But why, and how? How many appreciate that he not only created the music that defined (and even named) the Swing era, but that he elevated […]

Free

Black History Month at Oaks Park Roller Rink

Oaks Park 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR, United States

Celebrate with us! Every Wednesday and Friday night this month we honor the incredible impact of Black culture on skating and on the roller rink industry with special music themes and an online ticket admission discount. Coupon Code: BHM2024 Coupon code valid for online ticket purchases for the 7 PM Open Skate session on Wednesday […]

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