Events

Friday, October 27

'80s Video Dance Attack - Halloween Party

The annual 80s Video Dance Attack Halloween Party returns to haunt the Crystal Ballroom on Friday, October 28th! Held at McMenamins Crystal Ballroom AND...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
A Situation of Meat

The opening exhibition for the 2017-2018 CiR season will be composed of multiple works from female artists working in new media and installation. This...

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center  
Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA

Famous for such stop-action animated feature films as Kubo and the Two Strings (2016), The Boxtrolls (2014) and Coraline (2009), LAIKA is at the center of...

Portland Art Museum  
Ben Bushwell

For his third exhibition at Upfor, “The Story is Not the Story,” Buswell has created his fused glass and photograph-based sculptures. The pieces all began...

Upfor Gallery  
Birds of Elliott

Regional Artists bring the beauty of Elliott State Forest to Portland. If you've wondered about Elliott, come see the 3D sculptures of the native birds,...

Portland Audubon Interpretive Center  
Celebrate October on Farmlandia Farm Loop

Farmlandia activities in the Southeast Portland and Wilsonville area include local produce, crafts and music at the Milwaukie Farmers Market and wine tasting...

Farmlandia Farm Loop  
Connecting Lines

Presented by the Portland Art Museum's Center for Contemporary Native Art (CCNA). In 1838, the Cherokee People were forcibly and illegally removed from their...

Portland Art Museum  
Eat, Drink, Laugh Local on Marion Farm Loop

Enjoy the harvest festivals at Greens Bridge Gardens and EZ Orchards, apple picking on Beilke Family Farms, two fruitful pumpkin patches, wine tasting at...

Marion Farm Loop  
Family Fun on Canby Farm Loop

Recreation on Canby area farms includes the famous Pumpkin Festival, the abundant Oregon City Farmers Market and scenic wine tasting at local, handcrafted...

Canby Farm Loop  
High Hopes: The Journey of John F. Kennedy

On November 22, 1963, the 35th President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was assassinated while riding in a motorcade through the streets of...

Oregon Historical Society  
Killer Beer Week

If you’ve ever attended a Brewpublic Killer Beer Week, you know that we love to get creative and put the interests of the true to heart craft beer lovers...

Various locations.  
Kumoricon

Altonimbus Entertainment is proud to continue an annual tradition of bringing fans together for the jam-packed extravaganza of everything that it means to be...

Oregon Convention Center  
Molalla Farm Loop: Agro-Festivities for Family & Friends

October fun on Molalla Farm Loop includes the Molalla Farmer's Market every Thursday and small-batch wine tasting at beautiful Alexeli Vineyard and Forest...

Molalla Country Farm Loop  
Representing: Vernacular Photographs of, by, and for African Americans

"This newly-curated exhibition of personal and family photography goes as far back as the turn of the 20th century. The show prominently features images from...

Portland Art Museum  
Show the Gorge Some Love

Eighteen Columbia River Gorge communities invite people to give and receive Gorge Love during a month-long campaign. Nothing has brought into clearer focus...

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area  
The Corn Maize at the Pumpkin Patch

Portland’s original cornfield maze celebrates its 19th season at The Pumpkin Patch on beautiful Sauvie Island in Portland, Oregon. Craig Easterly, founder of...

The Pumpkin Patch  
Wes Anderson Themed Art Show

Spoke Art is proud to present the eighth annual Bad Dads exhibition! With over 70 artists from around the world who all share a love for the films of Wes...

Talon Gallery, Suite 135  
Columbia Gorge Waterfalls and Mt. Hood Tour

Offered by Wildwood Adventures. Species seen nowhere else in the world, dramatic basalt lava flows nearly a mile deep, and some of the world's most beautiful...

Director Park  
More Than Pink

Woodburn Premium Outlets has teamed up with Susan G. Komen to help in the fight against breast cancer as part of its More Than Pink campaign. Come out to the...

Woodburn Premium Outlets  
Kristy Kun & Kalina Wilson

Work by Kalina Wilson and Kristy Kun will be on display at Lan Su Chinese Garden this October and November. Lan Su Chinese Garden hosts several artists each...

Lan Su Chinese Garden  
Parting Shots: Images of Portland, 1938-1942

Parting Shots examines nationally renowned 20th-century photographer Minor White, focusing on some of his earliest work when he was in Portland between...

Architectural Heritage Center  
Picturing Oregon

In conjunction with the Museum’s 125th anniversary, Picturing Oregon offers an extraordinary opportunity to reflect on the importance of place and to...

Portland Art Museum  
Pioneering Eastside Coffee Roasters Tour

On the east side of the Willamette River, nestled among converted warehouses and quirky neighborhoods, you’ll find the pioneering micro-roasters that sparked...

Portland Roasting - The Cupping Room  
Rodrigo Valenzuela

This exhibition in the Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art features two videos by Rodrigo Valenzuela (born 1982 in Chile, lives and works in Los...

Portland Art Museum  
Tea & Poetry

Lan Su Chinese Garden presents Tea & Poetry at Lan Su, a series of events and activities celebrating poetry, tea and tea arts. Held at Lan Su Chinese Garden...

Lan Su Chinese Garden  
The Wyeths: Three Generations

Drawing from the Bank of America Collection, The Wyeths: Three Generations provides a revealing survey of works by N.C. Wyeth, one of America’s finest...

Portland Art Museum  
Untold Stories of Pittock Mansion Treasures

Pittock Mansion has artifacts whose stories are rarely told: a punch bowl purchased as a souvenir from an 1898 trip to a Czech spa town, a toy swing Governor...

Pittock Mansion  
Ben Buswell: The Story is Not the Story

For his third solo exhibition at Upfor, Ben Buswell employs laborious surface embellishments to emphasizes the material qualities of his photo-based and...

Upfor Gallery  
Bill Will: Fun House

The fertile imagination of Bill Will, a veteran Portland conceptual sculptor and installation artist, is on full display in this extensive installation at...

Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art at Lewis & Clark College  
Sophie Larrimore: Sunday Painting

What’s in a poodle? For Sophie Larrimore, much more is at stake in the paintings on view in Sunday Painting, her first solo exhibition at Nationale, than...

Nationale  
Squishing of the Squash

The Oregon Zoo's annual Squishing of the Squash, in which some of the world's largest land animals demolish some of the area's largest pumpkins, will be held...

Oregon Zoo  
Water & Form – Clay, Fiber and Encaustic by artist Emily Miller

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is thrilled to exhibit Portland, Oregon artist Emily Miller’s work, for a six week exhibition, Water & Form – Clay, Fiber and...

510 Museum & Artspace  
I Am This: Art by Oregon Jewish Artists

The Oregon Jewish Museum has taken over the sunny corner once occupied by the Museum of Contemporary Craft. The exhibit “I Am This: Art by Oregon Jewish...

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education  
Karolin Kluppel  - Kingdom of Girls

Karolin Klüppel Kingdom of Girls Thomas Roma Plato's Dogs October 5–29, 2017 First Thursday Opening Reception October 5, 6-9 p.m. Pacific NW Drawers...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
Symmetry Breaking

Symmetry Breaking features eight contemporary visual artists from the Pacific Northwest: Emily Counts, Jovencio de la Paz, Jo Hamilton, Anya Kivarkis, Brenda...

The Art Gym at Marylhurst University  
Thomas Roma - Plato's Dogs

Karolin Klüppel Kingdom of Girls Thomas Roma Plato's Dogs October 5–29, 2017 First Thursday Opening Reception October 5, 6-9 p.m. Pacific NW Drawers...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
Betty LaDuke - Bountiful Harvest: From Land To Table

Ashland artist Betty LaDuke's intricately carved and painted wood panels document the stories of Latino Farmworkers in the Pacific Northwest. This...

Kathrin Cawein Gallery at Pacific University  
Brewvana's "Do You Even Portland, Brah?" Tour

If you are looking for a great way to start off your Friday night in Portland, this is the tour for you. You'll be visiting three of the chillest breweries...

Brewvana Brewery Tours  
Downtown Portland Food Tour

Stroll through Portland's vibrant downtown with Forktown Food Tours. You will make six delicious stops to eat and drink, including a stop at one of the...

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Forktown Food Tours Division Street - Southeast Eats

Forktown Food Tours calls Division Street THE hottest neighborhood in Portland! Take a walk with Forktown through this booming neighborhood's creative food...

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$5 After 5

Every Friday evening, the Portland Art Museum invites you to play with them—to have a different Museum experience—a little bit more relaxed, more interactive...

Portland Art Museum  
Over The Bay And Through The Woods – Landscape Group Art Show

Presented by Milwaukie City Hall Gallery and Milwaukie City Art Council (artMOB). Reception: First Friday, October 6, 5–8 p.m. Show runs October 6–November...

Milwaukie City Hall Gallery  
Robbie Laws: An Uplifting Voice During Harsh Times

Robbie Laws is one of the most decorated and in-demand blues guitarists in the Pacific Northwest. As a Hall of Fame member, Robbie has been honored with 21...

Zarz On First  
Volkswagen presents Warren Miller’s Line of Descent

This year, don’t miss Warren Miller’s Line of Descent, presented by Volkswagen. Travel the globe, by land, Wair, and sea, exploring the ties that bind us....

Aladdin Theater  
Andina Live Music

During the week, musicians play intimate solo sessions and on Friday and Saturday nights, a duo or full band play lively rhythms that evoke the spirit of...

Andina Restaurant  
BeerQuest Haunted Pub Tour

The Old Town Historic District in downtown Portland, Oregon is filled with beautiful old buildings and cobblestone streets. Lively with drinking...

Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub  
Fright Town

FrightTown returns to the catacombs beneath the Veterans Memorial Coliseum for its terrifying 13th season. Three huge haunted houses are packed with enough...

Memorial Coliseum  
Mezcal Tasting & Party: Fundraiser for Earthquake Relief in Mexico

Xico, Portland’s best rated Mexican restaurant, will throw a costume party featuring a Mezcal tasting with four top brands (Amaras, Wahaka, Sombra and La...

Xico  
Rat Film

Rat Film 7pm

Anthony’s debut feature is a clear-eyed, probing examination of twin issues both historically and currently affecting the city of Baltimore: extreme rat...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
Caught

Caught 7:30pm

Chinese activist artists have devised a four-part theatrical installation to jar audiences out of their complacent acceptance of the daily onslaught of...

Artists Repertory Theatre  
Every Brilliant Thing

A kid makes a list for his mom. A list of everything worth living for in the world. He needs her to read the list so she doesn’t try to leave the world...

Portland Center Stage at the Armory  
Monteverdi’s Orfeo

Presented by the Portland Baroque Orchestra. Claudio Monteverdi’s Orfeo is considered the first great opera and is still performed regularly in opera houses...

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral  
Murder at Checkmate Manor

They’re back! Every drama group has experienced the horrors of what can go wrong on opening night, and the ladies of the F.A.H.E.T.G. Dramatic Society are...

Vault Theater  
The Events

The Events 7:30pm

"An era of mass shootings and terror attacks presents us with thorny questions about not just society, but humanity. Playwright David Greig confronts some of...

Third Rail Repertory Theatre at Imago Theatre  
Éxodo: A Day of the Dead Production

How do you carry those you left behind? Milagro’s 22nd annual Día de Muertos production brings a new, company-devised espectáculo built around the theme of...

Milagro Theatre  
A$AP Mob: Too Cozy Tour

This autumn, A$AP Mob will be mobilizing for the twenty-stop North American “Too Cozy” tour. The tour will find A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP...

Moda Center  
Bobby Torres Trio

Owner Javiere Hurtado brings live jazz music to his St. John’s Cha!Cha!Cha! restaurant on North Lombard in Portland. Gather your family and friends to enjoy...

Cha!Cha!Cha! Taqueria - North Lombard  
Dancenorth Australia / Lucy Guerin Inc.

Presented by Whtie Bird. Partnering with Dancenorth Australia, in Queensland near the Great Barrier Reef, acclaimed choreographers Lucy Guerin and Gideon...

Lincoln Performance Hall  
Diva Practice (Solo)

Diva Practice (Solo) is a dynamic, whimsical and confronting performance about drag queens dancing with uncertainty performed by and choreographed by Pepper...

Headwaters Theatre  
Nous, on va danser

Nancy’s NANCY is a memoir in movement created in response to Yanira Castro’s NANCY, a performer portrait based on Ellis that Castro’s company premiered in...

New Expressive Works  
Alvvays

Alvvays 9pm

Alvvays is due to release its second full-length, Antisocialites, this September. The album is the much-anticipated follow-up to their critically acclaimed...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
The Black Heart Procession

After Three Mile Pilot began an open-ended hiatus in 1997, singer/guitarist Pall Jenkins and multi-instrumentalist Tobias Nathaniel embarked on a darker,...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Near Dark

Near Dark 9:30pm

Starring the late Bill Paxton (Aliens, One False Move), Kathryn Bigelow’s second feature is an original, '80s-style take on the vampire film genre. The film...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
Volkswagen presents Warren Miller’s Line of Descent

This year, don’t miss Warren Miller’s Line of Descent, presented by Volkswagen. Travel the globe, by land, Wair, and sea, exploring the ties that bind us....

Aladdin Theater  
Bollywood Thriller Halloween Costume Party

Imagine an Indian wedding gone awry as the joyful celebration takes a turn for the worst! What started in 2011 as a performance to a musical mashup of a...

Whiskey Bar  

Friday, October 27

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