JUNE 21: Best New Band Showcase – Mississippi Studios – Free – 21+

Frankie Simone. (Thomas Teal)
Frankie Simone. (Thomas Teal)

Willamette Week polls the pros in the local music business for a list of the best up-and-coming Portland bands. We publish the results and gather the top picks to perform.

JULY 20: Best of Portland – WW Headquarters

(Emily Bernard Stevens)
(Emily Bernard Stevens)

Experience the Best of Portland. From best kettle bell studio to best cat rapper, this massive block party has something for everyone. Grab a beer or cocktail and sample one of Portland's tastiest bites, then wander the vendor booths, snap a photo, get a tattoo and enjoy some tunes while discovering the latest Portland has to offer.

NOVEMBER 3: Ramen+Whisky Fest – Leftbank Annex

(Justin Katigbak)
(Justin Katigbak)

Join WW for the marriage of two of the hottest Portland trends in food and drink. Sample Portland's top ramen alongside whisky cocktails and hard-to-find Japanese whisky samples.

DECEMBER 3: Funniest 5 Showcase – Revolution Hall

(Joe Riedl)
(Joe Riedl)

We poll Portland comedy insiders on the best fresh faces in standup. The top five perform live at this showcase.