5 things to do in Portland today: Saturday, February 29

Feb 28 2020, 5:00 am

It only comes around every four years, so how do you plan to spend your extra calendar day this Leap Year?

Should you be so inclined, Portland has yet another stellar Saturday of events ranging from musical performances, special eats, and more!

That being said, here are our picks for five of the best events to partake in Portland on this slightly soggy Saturday, February 29.

Donavon Frankenreiter

What: The mystical and charismatic folk legend Donavon Frankenreiter brings his touring sounds of blues, country, and soul to the Aladdin Theater in Portland this weekend. It’s a must-see concert.

When: February 29, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Aladdin Theater — 3017 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Portland
Admission: Online

Electric Baloneyland & Other Ditch Dwellings

What: Spend an evening at the Gillia Gallery in Portland celebrating the latest show opening by Tom Hück called Electric Baloneyland, featuring some of the most intricate and detailed wood etchings you’ve ever seen.

When: February 29, 2020
Time: 6 pm
Where: Verum Ultimum — 3014 NE Ainsworth St, Portland
Admission: At the door

Fresh Oyster Battle of the PNW

What: This Saturday, head on over to Rogue Ales and Spirits as seafood chefs attempt to definitively discover whether Oregon or Washington state have the better Oysters. Slurp up some competition at this must-taste event.

When: February 29, 2020
Time: 4 pm
Where: Pearl Public House — 1339 NW Flanders Street, Portland
Admission: Free

Black Arts Festival & BIPoC Marketplace

What: Celebrate the conclusion of Black History Month with this spectacular gathering and gallery of Black Arts, including a Black, Indigenous, and People of Color marketplace.

When: February 29, 2020
Time: 4 pm
Where: Reed College — 3203 SE Woodstock Boulevard, Portland
Admission: Free / Register Online

Frankenstein’s Comic Book Swap

What: Come together with comic book lovers and readers from all over the state of Oregon as Frankenstein hosts yet another awesome swap meet. Kids and elders get in for free, and ticket prices are well worth the chance of finding that true gem.

When: February 29, 2020
Time: 11 am
Where: Eagles Lodge — 4904 SE Hawthorne, Portland
Admission: At the gate