The Portland Juggling Festival returns for its 30th year! 

Join us at Alberta Abbey for a weekend of workshops, open juggling, and the Juggling and Vaudeville Extravaganza.

For the first time ever it will all be under one roof!

Note: Show tix may say show starts at 6 Friday - it doesn't.

The show's Saturday (doors at 7 and show at 7:30).

Welcome Party 6:30 Friday (Food!)

The Gist:

Alberta Abbey

126 NE Alberta St. Portland, OR

Weekend of workshops and fun $30.

Friday 6 pm onward

Saturday 10 am onward

Sunday 10 am - 3 pm

Big Show Saturday - doors at 7

$35 general seating, $10 standing


Portland Juggling
& Vaudeville Extravaganza
Sept. 17 
Doors at 7, Show at 7:30

2022 Artists

Special Guests
Marielle Ameganvi - (Austrian-Togolese)
Kathyrn Carr - (2022 IJA Silver Medal)
Jean-Souleymane - (France)
Sam Malcom (MC)
And Adored Talent
Sara Noelle & Wyatt Davis
Rhys Thomas
Meghan McClure
Matan Presberg
Curtis Carlyle
Devin Tucker
Amy Wieliczka
Mud Bay Jugglers
Leapin' Louis Lichtenstein - Big Lariat
Reid Belstock
Stanford Juggling Research Institute
Slack Rope
Sarah Liane Foster
Robert 'Butterfly Man' Nelson
Rob Brown
Rhys Thomas
Quarteto Club Passers
Leapin' Louis Lichtenstein - Whips
Kari Revolva
Leapin' Louis Lichtenstein - Lariat
Is This Curt
Henrik B and Stevie G
Dave Clay
Club Trio
Checkerboard Guy
Charlie Brown
Eh 2
Bekka Rose
Patrick McGuire

Photos copyright © Steven L. “Skippy Steve” Price 



Workshops and Shows at
Alberta Abbey
126 NE Alberta St.

$30 for workshops and festival. Show tickets $35
Hours: Friday 6 pm - ?, Saturday 10 am -?, Sunday 10 am - 3 pm

The Portland Juggling Festival is

three days of workshops, vendors, a Renegade show and
the Juggling & Vaudeville Extravaganza!

COVID Precautions

Alberta Abbey is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe environment for its tenants and guests. Our staff is required to be vaccinated and we ask anyone who is feeling unwell to stay home.  The venue stays current on CDC and Multnomah County recommendations and mandates. 

Regarding Covid-19, the venue has taken the following steps to ensure limited exposure to people in the building:

  • Upgraded to 13 MERV filtration for HVAC.

  • 50% fresh air intake for HVAC.

  • Installed hand sanitizing stations throughout the venue.

  • Disposable masks on hand for anyone.

  • Regular and thorough cleaning and sanitizing of common areas.

  • 29,000 square foot building to maintain social distancing.

Buy some Portland Juggling Festival Gear!

This Year's T-Shirt designed by Nadine Fiedler and Brad Yazzolino and printed by Zephyr & Charlie Brown.


Ben Linder Memorial Award
for Inspiration

Every year the Ben Linder Memorial Award for Inspiration is given out to a juggler nominated by festival attendees. It is typically given to a juggler who is present at the event.

Make a nomination for 2022.

Portland Juggling Festival T-Shirt 2022.jpg
Stevie G
Steals and Replacements
Rola Bola and Clubs
Rhys Thomas - Big Balls
Plate Manipulation
Patrick McGuire
Open Juggling
Women Jugglers
Open Juggling 2
Steals and Replacements 2
Head Balance
Kari Revolva
Club Passing on Unicycles
Stevie G with Steals
Godfrey Daniels and Godfrey Daniels
Group Club Passing


The Portland Juggling Festival is all about sharing skills to help each other learn and grow. We provide workshops taught by our special guests and by local artists. 


And Plus Also:

2 pm Saturday
Unicycle Hockey at Alberta Polo Courts
5615 NE 22nd (unaffiliated with PJF, but so cool).




September 16, 2022

6:00 pm Doors Open

6:30 Welcome Party (Food!)

11:00 pm Club Renegade

12:00-2 am Open Juggling


September 17, 2022

10:00 am to 6:00 pm Workshops and Open Juggling

2 pm Unicycle Hockey at Alberta Polo Courts 5615 NE 22nd (unaffiliated with PJF, but so cool).

7:00 pm Doors Open for Juggling & Vaudeville Extravaganza show!

7:30 pm Juggling & Vaudeville Extravaganza!

10:00-ish pm -2:00 am Open Juggling


September 18, 2022

10:00 am to 3:00 pm workshops and Open Juggling


3:00 pm festival closes, see you next year!


Weekly Gatherings


Many of us now meet at wonderfully supportive

JaJa PDX (819 SE Taylor)

for indoor juggling

Tuesdays from 7-9.

And for Flow Night

Wednesdays from 6 - Midnight.

Some of us also meet at

Alberta Park (2000 NE Killingsworth St.)

for outdoor juggling

Wednesdays from 6 - dark.

Gatherings are open to the public and welcome donations. All kinds of juggling, object manipulation, and circus skills are embraced. We are famously playful and generous with the sharing of our juggling knowledge.

The Portland Jugglers met on Wednesdays from 7-9 at the Reed College Sports Center for decades. Alas, the collapse of Reed's gym now has us adrift.

Reed College began offering juggling as a PE class in 1979, and it was open to the public who frequently brought new skills to the college class. The public component grew into the Portland Jugglers, and we traditionally meet weekly concurrent with the college class. We are grateful to Reed College for helping foster Portland's vibrant juggling community and look forward to the rebirthing of Reed's Gym space. 





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