Portland Mardi Gras 2023

The Portland Mardi Gras Parade

    • North Mississippi Avenue
    • Fat Tuesday February 21
    • Starting at 7PM
    • Marching bands and entertainers
    • After parties at participating N Mississippi bars and restaurants

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The Portland Mardi Gras Ball

    • Wonder Ballroom
    • Saturday February 18
    • Doors at 7PM
    • Live New Orleans style music all night
    • Full bar – Cajun food for purchase
    • Costumes on the circus theme are encouraged
    • Tickets are $30
    • This is a 21-and-over event

 

Featured musical acts will include:

Authentic cajun food available from Bayou Brothers Food Truck.

Face painting available.

Parade Sponsors

 Cascade Zydeco

Come dance with us! Tuesday night lessons at Catfish Lou’s and live bands throughout the year.

 Historic Mississippi Business Association

Come celebrate Mardi Gras on Mississippi Ave

 Interurban

Modern American saloon serving New Orleans inspired food & cocktails

 Lustre Pearl Portland

Come enjoy Mardi Gras at Lustre Pearl!! We have all of your Mardi Gras needs including a large patio and the best balconies for watching the parade!!

 Miss Delta

Hot jazz from Pete Krebs and the Catnip Brothers, crawfish and shrimp boils, muffaletta from @sebastianospdx, King cake from Lilah’s Bakery!

 Mississippi Pizza and Atlantis Lounge

Mississippi Pizza Pub & Atlantis Lounge host a New Orleans dance party with Jay’s Funky Donkey, a live band led by trombone player Jeffrey Chilton. Tickets at www.mississippipizza.com

 Mississippi Studios

Mysti Krewe of Nimbus presents MARDI GRAS AFTER PARTY featuring LUCKY BEAUCOUP with Too Loose Cajun/Zydeco Band

 Nectar

Now offering online ordering with curbside pickup at our 3 locations in Portland, Happy Valley, and Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway

 Neil Kelly

Good People Crafting Great Homes Since 1947

 Pilot House Distilling

Offering Absinthe Frappes and French 75’s.

 The Rambler

Join us at The Rambler for front-row viewing of the parade while enjoying Mardi Gras themed food and drink specials. “Laissez les bons temps rouler!”

 Stormbreaker Brewing

Mardi Gras street party at Beech & Mississippi

 Victoria Bar

Start the parade off right at Victoria! Hurricanes and beignets all night!

 The 1905

A modern twist on the classic idea of a Jazz club

UCHU Sushi and Fried Chicken

Sushi and Japanese style dining with lots of vegetarian and vegan options

Trailhead Credit Union

Need some cash for Mardi Gras? Stop by our ATM, free for all Credit Union members!

¿Por Qué No? Taquería

¿Por Qué No? loves to watch and dance along as the Portland Mardi Gras Parade lights up the street!

Psychic Bar

Patio will fill up quickly. Get ready to party with us! Happy Mardi Gras!

Moloko Bar

Portland’s only Coral Reef Cocktail Lounge right in the heart of Historic Mississippi Ave

Ecliptic Brewing

Celebrate Mardi Gras at Ecliptic Brewing, with cold beers and cocktails, as well as a limited-time Shrimp and Grits special!

Paxton Gate

Treasures and oddities inspired by the garden and natural sciences.

Sage Crystals

All-natural, ethically sourced healing crystals

The Herb Shoppe

Your one-stop shop for organic & wildcrafted herbal medicine: tinctures, flower essences, herbs, spices, essential oils, resins and more

Luke’s Frame Shop

Hosting the Kids Costume Party starting at 5:30 pm. Trophies, refresment, fun!

Sunlan Lighting

From colored bulbs to fun bulbs, diode-LED strips to holiday lighting, you will find your light bulb or fluorescent lamp at Sunlan

ReBuilding Center

Our 30,000 sq. ft. store is full of donated reclaimed building and home improvement materials at affordable prices for your project and repair needs

Boise-Eliot/Humboldt Elementary School

Focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math

TigersDenVintage

A curated clothing & home goods resale shop

Gravy Restaurant

The best biscuits ‘n’ gravy in Portland

Ball Sponsors

 The Oregonian

Produced by Oregonian Media Group and powered by the content teams at The Oregonian/OregonLive. Our mission is to lift and celebrate Oregon — the people, places, experiences, and diversity of culture and skills that build community and inspire innovation.

Parade Details

The Portland Mardi Gras Parade features marching bands, entertainers, art, and fun costumes. The parade marches down North Mississippi Avenue from N Skidmore to N Fremont, starting at 7:00 PM. The parade is an all ages event.

Tips on how to get to Mississippi Ave for the Parade

Parade entertainment will include marching bands, jugglers, Samba, Bhangra, and much more! Parade performers will include:

    • Big Foot Brass Band – 10 piece military marching brass band from Olympia, WA
    • Brass Roots Movement – Jazz, funk and traditional Mardi Gras marching band
    • NW Bones Gang – Northwest Bones Gang is a Mardi Gras Black Indian Gang started by the Original Flagboy
    • Beaumont Marching Bobcats – 150 piece middle school band
    • The Beat Goes On – Reviving high school and college marching band experiences
    • Portland Samba Band – High energy Brazilian percussion ensemble
    • Jesters Brass Marching Band – Leading the Portland Mardi Gras Second Line

Participating bars and restaurants on N Mississippi Avenue will be offering Mardi Gras entertainment throughout the evening:

Miss Delta

    • Hot jazz from Pete Krebs and the Catnip Brothers, crawfish and shrimp boils, muffaletta from @sebastianospdx, King cake from Lilah’s Bakery!

Mississippi Studios Afterparty

    • Mysti Krewe of Nimbus presents MARDI GRAS AFTER PARTY featuring LUCKY BEAUCOUP with Too Loose Cajun/Zydeco Band

Mississippi Pizza and Atlantis Lounge

    • New Orleans dance party with Jay’s Funky Donkey, a live band led by trombone player Jeffrey Chilton. Tickets at www.mississippipizza.com

Interurban

    • Modern American saloon serving New Orleans inspired food & cocktails

Lustre Pearl Portland

    • Come enjoy Mardi Gras at Lustre Pearl!! We have all of your Mardi Gras needs including a large patio and the best balconies for watching the parade!!

Pilot House Distilling

    • Offering Absinthe Frappes and French 75’s.

The Rambler

    • Join us at The Rambler for front-row viewing of the parade while enjoying Mardi Gras themed food and drink specials. “Laissez les bons temps rouler!”

Stormbreaker Brewing

    • Mardi Gras street party at Beech & Mississippi

Victoria Bar

    • Start the parade off right at Victoria! Hurricanes and beignets all night!