PortFringe was recognized during a Portland City Council meeting for “its outstanding contribution to the artistic creativity and diversity of Portland’s cultural community.” It noted the festival’s embodiment of the spirit of Fringe by prioritizing artistic innovation and experimentation over profits, its commitment to artists being paid for their work, and the unique viewing experience PortFringe provides to its audience.

We are honored and thrilled to see Fringe making waves in this fine city we call home. We look forward to many more years of fostering new, edgy, and experimental performance, and celebrating the imaginative and the weird with you!

THANK YOU for Fringe-ing with us!

The 2019 PortFringe festival was amazing. From the artists who created the magic, to the volunteers who busted their asses and made it happen, to the venues who gave us their support, and the audiences who made this fever dream real, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The talent on display in our community and beyond drives us to continue making this festival more innovative and better every single year.

To that end, we’re asking for your help. As an all-volunteer fringe with 100% artist payout, your donation goes directly into helping us make this festival happen. It pays for venue costs, allows us to distribute free festival guides, and offer free workshops and events to the public. Give a little, give a lot, or share this link. It all helps us keep this weird week of Fringe the engaging and wild ride it is.