Join Día de los Muertos celebrations happening throughout Portland.
Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a multi-day holiday involving family and friends gathering to pay respects and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration invites those who have passed away to come back for a visit with special offerings on vibrant altars decorated with portraits, candles, food, marigolds, skulls and beautiful colors.
Locations across the city are hosting cultural celebrations on various dates.
Do you know of a local Día de los Muertos event? Send me an email with the details.
Día de los Muertos Events in Portland
On Wednesday, November 1 and Thursday, November 2, from 4 to 8 p.m., Portland Mercado is hosting its annual Día de los Muertos celebration with local vendors, music, a community altar and activities.
This event is free to attend. Food and drinks are available for purchase from several vendors. Portland Mercado is at 7238 SE Foster Rd. in Portland.
Beaverton City Library
On Saturday, November 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., head to the library for fun crafts and games to celebrate Día de los Muertos.
All ages are welcome at this free event. Beaverton City Library is at 12375 SW 5th St. in Beaverton.
Conestoga Recreation and Aquatic Center
Head to Beaverton’s Conestoga Recreation and Aquatic Center on Saturday, November 4, from 3 to 9 p.m. for the Día de los Muertos Festival. Enjoy Aztec dance, community altars, raffles, music and Mexican treats.
Here is the schedule:
- 4:15-5 p.m. Indigenous welcoming
- 5:15-6 p.m. Poetry / Spoken Word
- 6:15-7 p.m. Performance
- 7:15-9 p.m. Performance
This event is free and open to all. Conestoga Recreation and Aquatic Center is at 9985 SW 125th Ave. in Beaverton.
On Wednesday, November 1, from 2 to 10 p.m., attend the 16th annual Día de Muertos PDX at The Redd. The event includes free face painting, sugar skull painting, live entertainment ranging from Ballet Folkorico to Mariachi, food and a full bar.
All are welcome. Admission is a $15 donation per person. Kids attend for free. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.
The Redd is at 831 SE Salmon St. in Portland.
On Saturday, October 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., join chef Paula Hernandez at Zenger Farm for a Día de los Muertos celebration including live music and dance performances, traditional Mexican foods and activities, and a commemoration of loved ones who have passed on.
Here’s the schedule of activities:
- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Activity stations open.
- 11:45 a.m. Farm Tour
- 12:30 p.m. Lunch
- 1 p.m. Performances
- 1:30 p.m. Farm Tour
This event has a sliding scale admission structure from $5-$100 per family. Zenger Farm is at 11741 SE Foster Rd. in Portland.
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