June in Portland is one of my favorite months of the year! Summer is just starting, roses are blooming, berry season is on the way. And we’re already counting down how to best use our 91 days of summer. So June holds a lot of promise and long-awaited summer weather. No pressure, June! Plus, since most of June is still technically spring (summer solstice is June 20, 2021), any sunny and dry weather feels like a nice surprise!
The weather in Portland in June has an average high temp of 73°, and average low of 53°. But remember that’s average. So we always have some weekends of rain and some weekends of 80s or 90s as well throughout June. But in typical Northwest style, we have to be prepared for any weather, especially in the first half of the month. So here’s more info about visiting Portland in June – weather, events and my favorite things to do in Portland at the beginning of summer!
Portland June Events
June has some great summer events. Downtown and the Waterfront stay busy all summer long!
Pedalpalooza & World Naked Bike Ride – Pedalpalooza is a whole month of bikey fun, with dozens of events every day from sunrise to even all night rights. There’s pretty much something for everyone, even family friendly rides. The most popular being – Music/musician themed rides (Prince vs Bowie in 2016), Loud n Lit, and of course WNBR – the World Naked Bike Ride. TBD 2021
PDX Beer Week – PDX Beer week is full of fun beer events (like Portland Beer & Cheese Festival), collaborations and tap takeovers and releases, popups and more. And it’s not just for industry people, but fun for more casual beer drinkers and locals too. TBD 2021
Portland Pride – every June, Portland Pride is a weeklong series of events with the grand finale of the Pride Parade downtown and waterfront park.
Bridgetown Comedy Festival – this annual event took a hiatus in 2018, but is a hoot and brings some big names in comedy and features local talent as well. With comedy shows across a few venues around town, you can pick a few shows to attend or buy a pass. Hoping this one comes back soon!
Rose Festival – Rose Festival starts at the end of May and goes into June. With events, music, rose court, CityFair and finally the Grand Floral Parade with floats. TBD 2021
Things to Do in Portland in June
There’s so much to do in Portland in summertime! It’s the season to be in the great PNW. And why us locals wait around through all the drizzle and grey. Beyond events, June is a great time to do berry picking – it’s strawberry season – including Hood strawberries or go berry picking on Sauvie Island. June is also a good time to pick up my favorites – Rainier cherries (the sweet yellow-red gradient cherries). Day trips to the Oregon coast are a highlight and hikes before things get slammed with visitors.
And it’s still rose season. By June, parts of the city are smelling pretty amazing from all the roses. So check out Washington Park’s Rose garden or Peninsula Park in North Portland.
Portland Weather in June
Note: If you want to know about the weather you can always visit a weather website. But one of the most frequent texts I get from friends about to visit Portland is about the weather. So that’s why I include this weather section. It’s how to interpret Portland weather forecasts by a local. :)
The weather in Portland [Oregon] in June is pretty moderate. Daytime highs average in the low 70s, with nighttime in the low 50s. Plus, June averages only 5 days of rain, with only 1.5″ total rainfall. And by this point in the year, it’s tolerable and the roses and our gardens love it. June also marks summer solstice with 15.5 hours of total daylight, and sunset hovering around 9pm all month long and sunrise around 5:30am. What a delight!
Portland Historical Average June Weather by Day
Here are the High & Low Temperatures by average for June in Portland.