How to Celebrate the Fourth of July 2022 in Portland

Barbecue, Hot Dogs, and More
June 30, 2022
Holler is donating 50% of its July 4 proceeds to Planned Parenthood and Everytown for Gun Safety. (Holler Hospitality)
Independence Day is coming up on Monday, and we're heading into a three-day weekend. If you procrastinated on procuring food for whatever social gatherings you have planned, we've rounded up some holiday-themed specials around town, from fried chicken and barbecue ribs at Holler and Bullard Tavern to some distinguished hot dogs at Straightaway Cocktails. Plus, check out our list of Fourth of July events happening this weekend, like 4th of July Spectacular. For more ideas, check out our Fourth of July calendar and our food and drink guide.


Bakeshop Add to a List
Kim Boyce's whole-grain bakery has released a number of specials just for the holiday weekend, including peach pie, marionberry pie, raspberry rhubarb pie, and "summer fruit" pie (peaches, rhubarb, and berries), not to mention marionberry scones and summer fruit hand pies. Pre-orders close at 5 pm on Thursday, June 30.
Rose City Park

Bob's Red Mill Add to a List
The whole-grain foods brand is hosting a free barbecue with $5 burgers, shaved ice, popcorn, games, prizes, a watermelon eating contest, and a classic car display.

Bullard Tavern Add to a List , Holler Add to a List , Holler Treats Add to a List , and Good Coffee Add to a List
Not feeling especially patriotic this year, but still wanting to celebrate the long weekend with a hearty summer meal? The Holler Hospitality group has you covered: They're offering a variety of specials and will donate 50% of all sales from their restaurants on July 4 to Planned Parenthood and Everytown for Gun Safety. Bullard will serve a smoked and grilled rack of ribs (glazed in a fermented black bean and tamarind sauce and served with grilled corn and poblano butter), while Holler will serve a discounted "Full Meal Deal" (a whole fried chicken, mashed potatoes, cornbread, hot sauce, pickles, and a pint of Holler Treats ice cream, all for $45) for takeout, a quarter rack of barbecue pork ribs (with house barbecue sauce, grilled corn on the cob, chipotle mayo, and cabbage apple slaw) for takeout or dine-in, and $5 margaritas and all-day happy hour for dine-in. And for dessert, head to Holler Treats, which is selling ice cream, pie, cake, cookies, "endless frozen treats," and more. Good Coffee will not have any specials for the holiday, but the location inside Woodlark Hotel will also be open for the weekend and donating 50% of its proceeds.
Downtown, Sellwood-Moreland
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Cutiee Buys Add to a List
From July 1-4, the adorable vegan convenience store will celebrate its one-year anniversary (or "Cute-A-Versary Add to a List ") with plant-based versions of some of your favorite Fourth of July staples, including "Hawt Dawgs" from the pop-up Phatt Dawgs and ice cream from Oatly. Plus, enjoy coffee and beer from sibling business Coffee Beer and bubbly seltzer cocktails and zero-proof mimosas from Liquid Death.
Pickup, dine-in

Gluten Free Gem Bakery Add to a List
Gluten-free eaters need not be left out of the festivities: This family-run bakery is slinging sour cherry streusel pies and vegan strawberry rhubarb streusel pies. Pre-orders have already closed, but a limited number of pies will be available for purchase in store—show up early if you have your heart set on one.
Lloyd District

King Tide Fish and Shell Add to a List
Executive chef Alexander Diestra's riverfront seafood restaurant will serve time-honored classics like grilled chicken, potato salad, watermelon salad, and corn, with artisan cheeses and dessert. Take in the view of the fireworks from the spot's private courtyard.

Metropolitan Tavern Add to a List
The Hotel Eastlund's rooftop restaurant provides a perfect vantage point for watching bottle rockets and Roman candles. The night includes a barbecue appetizer buffet, live music, and drink specials. Indoor and outdoor seating are available.
Lloyd District

Piccone's Corner Add to a List
Discerning carnivores will appreciate the premium selection of meaty offerings at this butcher shop and restaurant. Choose from options like steaks and burgers from Birkeland Farm, lamb cuts from Crane Creek Ranch, and pork from Wallow and Root Farm.

Straightaway Cocktails Add to a List
The takeout cocktail purveyor recently launched its new food menu of sausages and hot dogs, just in time for the holiday weekend. The lineup of "Dapper Dogs" includes a Coney Island beef dog and basil chicken sausage from Zenner's Sausage Company Add to a List , OG Bratwurst and Raclettewurst from Olympia Provisions, and a plant-based beer brat from Tofurky.
Pickup, delivery, dine-in



4th of July Spectacular Add to a List
Spend your Fourth at Oaks Park with all-day access to the amusement rides. Plus, stake out your spot on the picnic grounds (outside food and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted!) to get a stellar view of the fireworks display. Kiddos will get a souvenir American flag and two scrips valid for gameplay and a sweet treat.
Oaks Amusement Park, 12 pm-12 am

July 3rd with Millennium Concert Band Add to a List
Get your Fourth of July festivities started early this year with a concert to honor veterans, featuring Lake Oswego's own Millennium Concert Band, who will play military and marching compositions like the"Star-Spangled Salute," "The Stars and Stripes Forever," and more.
Millennium Plaza Park, 7-8:30 pm

Summer Fest Add to a List
If you've ever dreamed of cruising around historic Fort Vancouver on a military vehicle, well, read on. Summer Fest kicks off on July 3 with history tours, summertime BBQ favorites, live music, roaming entertainers, and corn hole. It's the kind of family-friendly Americana fun that might help you forget the state of our country for a few hours. At dusk, spread out on a blanket for a screening of The Sandlot and yummy beer and cider tastings.
Fort Vancouver, 11 am-11 pm


Portland 4th of July Fireworks Cruise Add to a List
What better way to take in pyrotechnic displays than on a cruise on the Willamette River? The evening includes a dinner with bread, salad, and a choice of entrée and dessert, plus a private table, live piano music, and historical narration.
Portland Spirit, 7:30-10:30 pm

Portland Pickles Fourth of July Add to a List
Celebrate America's birthday by partaking in America's favorite pastime at this Independence Day doubleheader, which will see the Pickles playing against the Corvallis Knights. Does your WFH setup need a paperweight? The first 250 fans will receive a commemorative Walker Stadium replica.
Walker Stadium, 3:30 pm and 7:05 pm

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Waterfront Blues Festival Add to a List
Mercury contributor Jenni Moore has some good news and some bad: "While the fest is no longer free or offering admission for cans of food like in the good ol’ days, it’s cool to see the festival stepping up their lineup by adding eclectic newer acts alongside stalwart veterans. Performers include Grammy-winning artist Taj Mahal, gothic blues singer Adia Victoria, New Orleans act Galactic (featuring Anjelika Jelly Joseph, formerly of Tank and the Bangas), R&B musician Son Little, powerhouse singing (and husband-and-wife) duo The War and Treaty, Nigerian musician Femi Kuti, The Phantom Blues Band, and many more." See the full lineup here. The festival will close out with a bang on the Fourth of July with a grand fireworks display set against the Willamette River.
Tom McCall Waterfront Park

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