NOTICE: Sadly, due to COVID limitations, Portland has once again had to limit 2021 summer events. The SMILE Events Committee has tentative plans to offer a series of smaller concerts in the neighborhood this year — check back later for updates.
Going strong for over 30 years, our annual summer concerts are part of Portland Parks and Recreation’s Summer Free For All and are some of the most fun and well attended neighborhood events of the summer. For most of those years, the concerts were held in Sellwood Riverfront Park. In 2019, the concerts were moved to Sellwood Park, a move that was met quite favorably in the neighborhood. The majority of funding for the concerts has come each year from sponsorships from our neighborhood businesses and organizations, including SMILE. In 2019 the local committee that coordinated the concerts with PP&R and raised the money became an official committee of SMILE, ensuring continuing neighborhood support for the concerts, hopefully for many years to come.
If you are interested in more information about the summer concerts or would like to be part of the committee, please contact Committee Chair Jim Friscia at email@example.com.