February Events for Portland Families


Tis the month of loooooove! But what we may not all love is the cold and and rain. Alas, February is the shorted month of the year for a reason. But, there’s no reason why we can’t enjoy the final full month of winter. So get on your jam jam pants, snuggle up with something cozy, and figure out how you want to spend some of February’s 28 days.

A kid stands in front of light display at Portland Winter Light Festival

January 21 – Feb 5
Lan Su Chinese Garden

Make the most of the Chinese New Year at Lan Su Chinese Garden. Catch the final days of the celebration in the first week of February, with activities wrapping up on February 5. Catch one of the last lantern viewings — tickets required!

October 8 – April 9

Yep, you could have totally already done this earlier in 2022, or could be holding out until late March 2023. That’s the beauty of this exhibit. But wintertime makes for a great opportunity to hit up a museum, and the Marvel fan in your house is going to lose. their. mind.

From their website: “Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes features hundreds of artifacts including original comic book pages, interactive displays, life-size statues of your favorite Super Heroes, and costumes and props from Marvel films and television programs, many of which have never been on public display outside this exhibition.” 

Tickets required (obvi).

Feb 3-11
See map on website

Now in its 8th season, this popular and FREE festival is family friendly and fun for all ages. Use the map on the festival’s website to chart your course, stopping wherever you like to check out any of the amazing light-based art installations around the city. Separate events, like the light-up bike parade or the glowing silent disco, are held at specific times, but the festival is otherwise once the sun goes down any day from Feb 3-11. Go, Portland!

February 10 at 7:00 pm
Moda Center

In honor of Black History Month, the Portland Trailblazers are hosting a special evening with the theme of “Pass the Mic.” They will spotlight the many educators, entrepreneurs, activists, and leaders in and around Portland on this special evening at the Moda Center.

February 17-19
Friday 3 PM – 8 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 7 PM
Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM
Oregon Convention Center

From their website: Join tens of thousands of fans who are just like you and experience the ultimate playground for comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming. Three days of citywide events, family-friendly attractions and world-renowned celebrities await.

February 21, 7:00 pm
Mississippi Ave

The parade kicks off at 7:00 pm starting near Humboldt St before heading down Mississippi Ave. This free event is a family-friendly way to dance in the streets and enjoy the Mardi Gras spirit! Many businesses along the way offer discounts and food/drink specials for the parade!

What do you love to do in or around Portland in February? Let us know in the comments!