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Black History Month Events in Portland

Click the image above or head to Travel Portland for a full list of events and activities celebrating Black History Month.

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5th Annual Alberta Virtual Tree Lighting and Music

Dec 5th, 2020
5-7 pm with live music!
Courtyard at 18th and Alberta
Livestream Online at

Gnome for the Holidays

December 10th – 28th
2020 safe social distance style. Pick up a game card from a Gnome Depot location and find the gnomes hidden in windows of Alberta businesses. Completed cards completed cards will be entered to win raffle prizes! Donate to Giving Gnomes for local charitable causes. More info coming soon! The gnomes are busy getting ready…

Bye 2020! A Mini Holiday Art Exhibition
Blind Insect Gallery

Exhibition Dates: December 10, 2020 – January 15, 2021,

Opening Reception Thursday, December 10th, 7- 9 p.m.
Over 100 small original artworks from 36 local and national artists

Holiday window shopping and virtual storefront popup markets

All of December!
Alberta Street merchants are open and selling: online, safely in store and through festive window displays. Come support our street in addition to storefront window popup markets with a focus on local handcrafted goods made by People of Color and benefiting community causes.

A Recap of our Summer

Check out how Alberta Street responded to COVID-19 over the summer months.

From June through September, we celebrated the Summer of Alberta, a season of arts, culture, food & fun to support small businesses, equity & diversity, the arts, and our local community. There were activities for all ages both online & on the ground, with safe social distancing in mind. This included DIY activities, special promotions, and contests for food, drink, shopping and more.

Street Fair in the Air

Saturday, August 8th
A whole day of online and safe, socially distanced music, art, food, culture, special promotions and partnerships with restaurants and shops. This replaces our annual 25,000+ attendee traditional street fair. Stay tuned!

Virtual Last Thursday

Last Thursday of Every Month
Art Classes, Music and Performances. Monthly Gallery Openings and Artist Interviews. DIY Art Walks and Activities – – Online and on the ground.


Find 30 Dinosaurs Up and Down Alberta at various businesses @mikebennetart.


Alberta Street has always valued equity and diversity, and this year we will re-focus our efforts, fundraising for Alberta Main Street and supporting small businesses, artists, performers, and musicians of color.

We are working to create more space this summer to support and celebrate our Black community by featuring Black art performances and music along with pop-up and other opportunities to sell food, drinks, crafts and other goods made by those in the BIPOC community. We are also showcasing the Alberta Street Black Heritage Markers and new storefront window displays for organizations that support the BIPOC community located at 1722 NE Alberta St.


Alberta Main Street is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving, promoting, and growing our unique and artistic community. We help visitors, businesses, and residents alike find and facilitate special events and draw upon helpful resources. We cater to everyone — whether young or young at heart.


We always needs help executing our mission. Help keep Alberta Main Street local, creative, equitable, and unique!