Love where you live? Welcome to Sundown.

Sundown is a quintessential celebration of summertime. The free four-week outdoor concert series is hosted at Ecotrust’s Natural Capital Center, located in the heart of Portland’s Pearl District. Sundown happens every Thursday in July at 5:30. Join us!

For more than 20 years, Ecotrust has pioneered the way for economies, communities, and nature to thrive together, not apart. And we believe this new economy starts here — in our backyards, communities, cities, and regions. We see Sundown as not only a gift to the community, but also as an important way of bringing together like-minded people to work towards the future we want. Sundown is located at Ecotrust’s Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center:

Come to Sundown!

  • 721 NW 9th Avenue (between Irving St. and Johnson St.) Portland, OR 97209
    Thursdays in July — the 10, 17, 25, & 31, starting at 5:30 pm.
    503.227.6225 |


Simple graphic that reads: Each concert focuses on a different theme that is important to the wellbeing of people and place: Energy July 10, Water July 17, Forestry July 24, and Food July 31.
Each concert focuses on a different theme that is important to the wellbeing of people and place: Energy July 10, Water July 17, Forestry July 24, and Food July 31.
Singer-songwriter Laura Gibson sings and plays guitar on stage at the outdoor Ecotrust Sundown concert


This year’s music line up will be announced in June—stay tuned for some exciting news! Our bands from previous years include the Portland Cello Project, Radiation City, Genders, Typhoon, Wild Ones, Y La Bamba, The Builders and the Butchers, Holcombe Waller, Laura Gibson (shown at left), Grandparents, AU, The Dimes, Vagabond Opera, Pete Krebs Trio, Stolen Sweets, Jackstraw, Loveness Wesa and the Bantus, Pagan Jug Band, and Climber.

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Innovation Showcase

Our Innovation Showcase is a lively street fair-style exhibition featuring an array of local businesses, nonprofits, and other mission-based organizations that are changing the way we live and do business in the Northwest. The series provides a platform for these organizations to share their work and create connections — all to the beat of Portland’s best independent musical acts.  Learn more about securing a table in the showcase — we can work with budgets of all sizes.

Food & drinks

Raise a glass to summer! Hot Lips and Laughing Planet will have local fare and cold frosty beverages available for sale. Come eat dinner with us or just get a beer or glass of wine to enjoy while you listen to the music.

Laughing Planet and Hot Lips Pizza are serving full menus inside as well as selling food and drinks outside. Something for everyone!

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Kids welcome

Sundown at Ecotrust is a family-friendly event. Metro Parent’s Kids Calendar hosts an interactive booth for the little rockers. Expect learning activities, crafts, photo booths and more.

We have fun activities for kids of all ages — bring your whole family along to Sundown.

Get involved


Interested in sponsorship? Download our info packet.
Volunteer at Sundown
Questions? Please email Jeanne Kubal


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Big thanks to our generous sponsors—we couldn't do it without you!