Sure, we provide portable restrooms and porta-potties to festivals, races, and events throughout Portland and Vancouver, but it’s not all business here at Sanican; we love attending festivals too!

And although all the sales flyers will have you thinking the summer is over and it’s back to school season, there’s still quite a bit of summer left! Here are some of our favorite festivals still happening this summer:

Hawthorne Street Fair

August 27, 2023

2023 marks the 40th anniversary of the Hawthorne Street Fair. This street fair celebrates the eclectic and artsy Hawthorne District in Southeast Portland. Come for over 200+ vendors and stay for the great food and local music.


August 3-6, 2023

Pickathon is a three-day music festival at Pendarvis farm just outside of Portland. From their website: Pickathon is a magical vibe of music and nature interwoven with body & wellness, comedy, visual art, literature, family programming, artisanal food, craft vendors, DJs, beer, spirits, and more. It’s a unique summer festival where kids are welcome, camping is free, and there is a focus on sustainability and mind-body wellness. But don’t just take our word for it. Learn why Pickathon is the best:


PDX Pop Now!

August 16-19, 2023


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PDX Pop Now! It is a free all-ages music festival. The festival is run 100% by volunteers and is designed to celebrate, promote, and enhance” Portland’s vital and diverse music community.” The festival was first held in 2004 and has occurred every year since, including during the pandemic when it was held virtually.

Portland Chinese Festival

August 5, 2023

The Portland Chinese festival hosted by the Oregon Chinese Coalition celebrates Chinese culture in Pioneer Courthouse Square. The festival features live music, dance, food, and traditional Chinese arts and crafts.

Portland Hip Hop Week

August 20-26

Not quite a festival but a celebration of Hip Hop culture, Portland Hip Hop Week began with Portland Hip Hop Day. In 2015 the day was established to address community concerts between the city’s Hip Hop scene and municipal agencies. In 2018, Hip Hop Day was extended to a week-long celebration to unify, amplify, educate, and elevate Hip Hop culture.

William Byrd Festival

August 4-20, 2023

The William Byrd Festival is an annual music festival dedicated to the works of the English composer William Byrd (c. 1540-1623). William Byrd was a prominent composer of the Renaissance period, known for his contributions to choral music, particularly sacred music.

The Portland William Byrd Festival takes place at the First Unitarian Church. The festival celebrates Renaissance music and showcases some of the best choral singers in the Pacific Northwest. During the festival, you can expect to see various choral performances, workshops, lectures, and related events focused on exploring and celebrating the legacy of William Byrd and the music of his time.


We rent high-quality portable restrooms across southwest Washington and northwest Oregon. So whether you’re in Vancouver, WA, Portland, OR, or other nearby cities and need to rent a portable restroomwash stationADA-compliant, or wheelchair-accessible restroom or holding tank, contact us today so that we can give you a porta-potty quote for your project or event.



Photo credit of Hawthorne Street Fair: thekirbster on Flickr.