Here Is a Running List of the Major Portland Events Cancelled Due to Coronavirus

The NBA and Major League Soccer seasons are on hold, and Gov. Kate Brown has banned public gatherings above 250 people for the next month.

Timbers fans arrive at Providence Park for the March 8 season opener. (Justin Katigbak)

On March 11, in response to the growing coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Kate Brown followed Washington state's lead and issued a ban on all public gatherings of 250 people or more in Oregon for the next four weeks.

Below, we have compiled all the venues in Portland and surrounding areas that have canceled or postponed events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This list will be updated:


All events at Moda Center and Veterans Memorial Coliseum through April 8 have been postponed. The Rose Quarter is working out a refund policy. Aside from Blazers, Winterhawks and NCAA games, the affected events include:

  • Jo Koy: Postponed — Date TBD
  • OSAA State Championships: Canceled
  • Lauren Daigle: Rescheduled for August 6
  • Rage Against the Machine: Postponed – Date TBD
  • UFC Fight Night: Canceled
  • Celine Dion: Postponed – Date TBD

The Aladdin Theater has begun postponing concerts through early April. See website for updates.

The Crystal Ballroom is halting ticket sales for all concerts through the second week of April and are looking into the possibility of rescheduling each show affected by the crowd ban. Concerts in their smaller downstairs venue, Lola's Room, will continue.

Doug Fir Lounge has postponed all concerts through April 9.

Holocene has closed through April 9.

Laurelthirst Public House has closed "for the immediate foreseeable future."

Mississippi Studios has postponed all concerts through April 8, including shows at adjunct venue Polaris Hall.

Roseland Theater has postponed all concerts for the next four weeks. Postponement and refund information will be emailed to ticket buyers.

Wonder Ballroom has canceled and postponed all concerts through April 8.

Friends of Chamber Music has canceled the remaining concerts in its 2019-20 season. Customers who have tickets can exchange them for a concert in 2020-21, donate them for a tax deduction, or request a refund.

Portland'5 Centers for the Arts is canceling or postponing all events at Keller Auditorium, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall and the Newmark Theatre. Impcated local organizations include the Oregon Symphony, which has canceled all performances through April 6, including the March 19 show backing up rapper Nas at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Powell's has cancelled all event programming through April.

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is closing until the end of the month.

Helium Comedy Club has canceled events scheduled for this weekend.

The Hollywood Theatre has canceled all events and screenings until April 8. Ticket holders will be refunded next week, but are encouraged to donate the price of ticket.

Southeast Portland cinema the Clinton Street Theater will cap ticket sales to film screenings at 50 for the next month. They've also gotten rid of the free candy bowl at the front desk.

Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center have canceled all events and screenings until April 8, and the museum has closed its galleries until April 1.

Portland Center Stage is cancelling or rescheduling all performances, which include The Curious Case of the Dog in the Night-Time and 9 Parts of Desire, as well as large community events through April 8. Patrons with tickets to shows in that window can either credit the value of their seats toward a future performance during the 2019-20 or 2020-21 seasons or donate their ticket and claim a tax deduction for the value. If neither option works, the box office will work with you to find a solution.

Portland International Film Festival has canceled all of its remaining screenings.

The NBA suspended its season March 11 after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. The Blazers had 16 games left on the schedule, including nine at Moda Center. "This situation is fluid and we will communicate more information to our fans, ticket buyers and stakeholders as soon as we have it," the team announced in a statement.

Major League Soccer has also suspended its season for 30 days, including Portland Timbers matches.

Parts of the Oregon Zoo, including indoor exhibits and "high touch point" areas, will be closed through April 8. "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not received reports of any wildlife or animals in human care becoming sick with COVID-19," the zoo added.

Open Signal will honor all existing equipment and studio reservations, but will not make any new ones until further notice. Drop-in hours are suspended and all events that will bring in more than 25 people are canceled.

All locations of VoiceBox karaoke bars are closing until March 28.

March 13

Kells Irish Pub and Kells Brewery have canceled most of their St. Patrick's Day celebrations, set for March 13-17. The bars will stay open regular business hours, however, and have Irish music and dancers. A new schedule of events can be found here.

Eugene Opera is cancelling two performances of Tosca, one of which was set for Sunday, March 15, as well. The Hult Center will automatically refund the price of your ticket, but the company is asking for donations to support their work.

Oregon Cheese Festival at Rogue Creamery in Central Point has been moved to June 20-21. The Cheesemaker Dinner will continue as planned Friday, March 13th at Inn at the Commons in Medford.

March 14

Artists Repertory Theatre has canceled its ART Gala 2020, and will not be rescheduling. To make up for the loss of one of its biggest fundraisers, the company is asking art supporters to make a tax-deductible donation online.

Portland State University has canceled its spring football game, which was to be held on campus following the first of its 14 seasonal practices.

March 15

The Shamrock Run, the annual half-marathon scheduled to draw 25,000 runners to downtown Portland, has been postponed. Organizers say they are looking into contingency plans.

March 18

Slow Food Portland is postponing its March Convivium at Real Good Food. It will now take place April 15.

March 19

Freeland Spirits Free Spirits celebration has been moved to June 20.

Pelican Brewing is postponing its groundbreaking celebration at its new location in Lincoln City, which was set to take place on the old Bay House restaurant property that overlooks Siletz Bay on the south end of town.

2020 Portlanders Stand with Refugees & Immigrants Celebration, presented by Portland Parks & Rec, will be rescheduled for a future date.

March 20

Portland Opera is calling off all performances of Vivaldi's Bajazet at the Newmark Theatre, which were scheduled through Saturday, March 28. The company is refunding ticket prices.

GameStorm 22 gaming convention will no longer be held at the Red Lion Jantzen Beach. The event's hotel team and parent organization are in discussions to see whether it can be rescheduled for summer. You can ask for a refund, donate your membership costs or rollover your fees to next year's event.

March 21

Mt. Hood Meadows Spring Brewfest has been canceled. Daily lift operations continue.

Pouring at the Coast beer festival in Seaside has been canceled, but may be rescheduled for summer.

March 28

The NCAA has canceled the men's and women's basketball tournaments and March Madness, per reporter Shams Charania. Portland's Moda Center was scheduled to host the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight rounds of the NCAA women's tournament on March 28 and 30.

April 1

TechfestNW, the annual festival celebrating the latest trends in tech, has been moved to Aug. 6-7. More information here.

April 3

The Fifth Annual Willamette: The Pinot Noir Auction will no longer take place at the Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg, but bids can be made online Saturday, April 4. All related in-person events, dinners and tastings have also been called off.

The PIR Auto Swap Meet and adjacent Swap Meet, scheduled through Sunday, April 5, is now cancelled. Organizers are assessing to see whether they can hold it on a different date in the future.

April 10

Nike's Hoop Summit, an annual exhibition game showcasing the world's best high school basketball players scheduled to be played at Moda Center, has been canceled, per ESPN reporter Jonathan Givony.

KinkFest 2020, scheduled to run for three days beginning tonight at the Portland Expo Center, has been canceled. Go here for refund information.

April 18

Record Store Day has been postponed until Saturday, June 20.

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