Fill Your 2015 Summer With The Arts: Right Here In The Neighborhood

Culture is coming to us. This summer you barely have to leave home to get a whole spectrum of entertainment on our streets, in our parks and even up on our porches. Check out these nearby options.


Hang out with Porch Music. Usher in the summer with Third Angle New Music as Portland’s Irvington neighborhood gets its very own soundtrack. Five porches and five mini-previews of Third Angle’s 2015 / 2016 season, performed outdoors at some of Portland’s most beautiful homes.
The event will begin at Third Angle Artistic Director Ron Blessinger's home and audience members will be split into five groups. Five separate mini-performances will be held on five porches throughout the neighborhood, and the groups will rotate between them, enjoying the porches, meeting the neighbors, and experiencing some incredible performances. It's a bit like
the Irvington home tour, but with a different musical experience in each destination! Tickets: $35 Click here to purchase or call 503.331.0301


On June 13th the first Historic Irvington Walking Tour sold out. Don’t miss out on the next tour. There will be a total of four tours this summer led by neighborhood historian Robert Mercer with assistance from architectural historian and Irvington Historic Preservation Committee member Jim Heuer. All tours begin at 10am and last approximately 2 hours. Tours cover about 1.6 miles, so tour goers are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes.
There is a suggested donation of $10, payable in cash or check at the tour starting point. Funds raised by these tours support neighborhood history projects and the ICA Historic Preservation Committee.
To register for a tour, please email, and be sure to specify the date(s) you are interested in. A maximum of 20 attendees will be scheduled for each tour to ensure everyone has a good experience. Additional tour dates are:

Saturday, July 18th

Saturday, August 15th

Saturday, September 12th


The Irvington Community Association is helping to sponsor two movies for Irving Park this summer. Come meet up with neighbors, bring a picnic and enjoy the show. And as always there will be plenty of free popcorn!

Friday July 17th
The Imitation Game (2014) PG13 movie begins at dusk
Pre-movie entertainment begins at 6:30 PM: performance by The Definition & Brothers Jam

August 14th
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) PG13
Pre-movie entertainment begins at 6:30 PM: performance by Echoes of Yasgurs



Original Practice Shakespeare Festival will be in Irving Park for three performances this summer. Come check out this unique company whose motto is: Shakespeare should be a little dangerous The Irving Park performances will be at the top of the hill near 9th and Fremont -- East of the basketball courts, and West of the baseball fields, and North East of the dog park. Both Richard III and Merry Wives of Windsor are new productions for the seven year old OPS group and should be full of surprises.
Comedie of Errors – July 11th at 2pm
Richard III – July 11th at 7 pm
The Merry Wives of Windsor – July 12th at 2pm
Visit for more information about the full summer season in Portland Parks.



GRANT PARK – Portland Festival Symphony – Saturday August 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm

DAWSON PARK – N. Stanton & Williams • 6:30 PM
July 8 - Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Presents: Music-Community-Legacy - Remembering Janice & Linda
July 15 - Muthaship - Old School Grooves
July 22 - Tracy Fordice & the 8 Balls - Original, Soulful Rock
July 29 - Pilon D’azucar Band - Incendiary Havana Salsa