Events

Saturday, November 11

APEX: Dawn Cerny

Dawn Cerny’s works are at once formal and reductive while existing in a realm of the playful and ridiculous. The Seattle artist’s newest sculptures and works...

Portland Art Museum  
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  
CCNA: Interwoven Radiance

The Portland Art Museum’s Center for Contemporary Native Art takes a deep dive into the weaving practice of the Chilkat and Ravenstail weavers of the...

Portland Art Museum  
Craftsmanship and Wit

This fall, the Museum will celebrate the legacy of Carol (1932–2015) and Seymour Haber (1929–2012), longtime friends of and donors to the Portland Art...

Portland Art Museum  
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  
Nat Meade and Sarah Horowitz

As the natural world around us starts to show the strains of climate change, many artists have begun to address landscapes in a new way. Sarah Horowitz’s...

Froelick Gallery  
Rachel Davis: Book of Days

For the past year, Rachel Davis has kept a visual diary of 5-by-5 inch (13-by-13 cm) watercolors, based on her thoughts about the current political situation...

Charles A. Hartman Fine Art  
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  
Tom Cramer, Janet Marcavage, Mark Andres

Tom Cramer’s wood reliefs have become more and more intricate over time. This colorful new set employs gold leaf, among other effects, to seduce the viewer...

Augen Gallery [Pearl District]  
Water by the Spoonful and The Happiest Song Plays Last

"Inspired by the experiences of her cousin as an Iraq-war vet, Quiara Alegria Hudes explores the complicated personal legacies of war, family and community...

Profile Theatre  
Year of the Rooster

Year of the Rooster is a furious, foul-mouthed, comedic attack on heavy-weight subjects like rural poverty, animal cruelty and toxic masculinity in...

CoHo Theatre  
Strategic Vitality Book Launch Party

Local Portland entrepreneur and author, Christa King, is excited to celebrate the launch of her first book, Strategic Vitality: 11 Small Steps to a Big...

Athleta in the Pearl District  
Fall Arts & Food Festival

Enjoy handmade arts and crafts, homemade baked goods, Chef Kathryn's Chili Special, morning yoga sessions, a holiday decor sale, wine tastings and a...

Rose Villa  
Wordstock 2017: Portland's Book Festival

Presented by Literary Arts presents Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival at the Portland Art Museum and neighboring venues in downtown Portland. The festival...

Portland Art Museum  
Portland Veterans Day Parade

Many groups and organizations from in and around Portland participate in the Parade, such as the Royal Rosarians, local High School marching bands, military...

NE 40th and NE Tillamook, Portland OR  
Wordstock 2017: Suspense, Scandal, and Secrets—Families in Crisis

In Rene Denfeld’s The Child Finder, private investigator Naomi’s search for a lost child reveals her own buried loss. The past likewise haunts Edgar in...

Winningstad Theatre  
Clark County Open Studios

Clark County Open Studios is a free self-guided tour where local artists open their studios to the public and share how, why and where their art is created....

50 studios across Clark County  
Columbia Gorge 2017 Model Railroad Show

Each year, the Columbia Gorge Model Railroad Club hosts an open house for the public to come enjoy the layout. Fully staffed, the layout features operations...

2505 N. Vancouver Ave., Portland, OR  
Holiday Food and Gift Festival

The 27th Annual Holiday Food & Gift Festival returns to Portland. This festival is one of the largest holiday celebrations in the Northwest drawing some...

Oregon Convention Center  
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  
Mumvember

Mumvember 10am

During the month of November, Lan Su Chinese Garden will be packed with hundreds of potted chrysanthemums artistically displayed throughout the garden. More...

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  
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  
The Dramatist's Toolbox: Playwriting Class

Designed as an intro for the beginner or as a brush-up for the seasoned writer, this course focuses heavily on tools that will spark ideas on both what to...

Portland Center Stage at the Armory  
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  
Wordstock 2017 Workshop: Mining the Darkness for Light – Writing the Humorous Essay

Taught by Courtenay Hameister, this is a generative workshop for writers who like to “think funny” and want to learn more about writing humorous essays with...

Northwest Film Center, Classroom A  
Wordstock 2017: Tom Perrotta—The State of Wonder Interview

In Tom Perrotta’s novels, manners collide with modern values, and traditional order falls prey to surging emotions, hormones, and old-fashioned irony. The...

First Congregational Church  
Wordstock 2017: What’s the Story with Daniel Handler and Lemony Snicket?

Daniel Handler, the author (as Lemony Snicket) of A Series of Unfortunate Events and All The Wrong Questions, and many other books for children, including...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
Wordstock 2017: Loneliness and the City—Graphic Novels on Finding Home

Three new graphic novels explore love, loss, and loneliness in the stories of three women: Nicole J. Georges brings a “bad dog” into her life and is forced...

Oregon Historical Society  
Brewvana's Beer Love in the Pearl Walking Tour

Walk this way to enjoy a stroll through one of the trendiest Portland neighborhoods. The Pearl District, formerly occupied by warehouses, factories and train...

Brewvana Brewery Tours  
59th Annual Portland Metro RV Show

The Portland Metro RV Show is the premier RV show in the Northwest featuring more than 500 vehicles, on-the-spot financing, trade-in opportunities and gas...

Portland Expo Center  
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  
King’s Mouth: Wayne Coyne

Wayne Coyne is perhaps best known as the frontman and songwriter for the experimental band the Flaming Lips. His talents span several genres, however,...

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)  
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  
Stickmen Brewing Company 5k Fun Run

Enjoy a 5k-ish fun-run! Walk, jog, run . . . no one cares! The event organizers have mapped out a course that starts and ends at Stickman Brewing Co. , and...

Stickmen Brewing Company (Tualatin Beer Hall)  
Wordstock 2017: Words and Pictures—Award-winning Children’s Book Authors

An event for all ages, offering a glimpse behind the scenes in the life of a children’s book author. Four award-winning children’s book authors in...

Portland Art Museum  
Wordstock 2017: A Literary Dinner Party—Collaboration in the Kitchen and on the Page

Food that tells a story, and stories about food with chefs turned writers and writers turned chefs: Andrew Barton & Peter Schweitzer present The Myrtlewood...

Winningstad Theatre  
Brewvana's PNW is Best Tour

It’s hard to beat the Pacific Northwest when it comes to beer. Take the Pacific Northwest is Best tour to visit four iconic Portland breweries that offer the...

Brewvana Brewery Tours  
Wordstock 2017: Outlaws and Renegades—Innovative Short Forms

These three writers stretch the boundaries of genre to create new and exciting forms of literature, and the results are surprising and often hilarious. Jess...

Oregon Historical Society  
Benoit Fournier - Babylon

Exhibit on display: November 2–December 3, 2017. First Thursday Opening Reception: November 2, 6-9 p.m. Artist talk with Sylwia Kowalczyk: Saturday,...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
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  
Sundials

Sundials 12pm

Melanie Flood Projects pleased to announce Sundials, a solo exhibition of new work by Evan La Londe. Exhibition on display: October 22-December 2,...

Melanie Flood Projects  
Sylwia Kowalczyk  - Lethe

Exhibit on display from November 2–December 31, 2017. First Thursday Opening Reception: November 2, 6-9 p.m. Artist talk with Sylwia Kowalczyk Saturday,...

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  
Thor: Ragnarok Wine Pairing Event

Come celebrate Thor: Ragnarok, and taste wines as incredible as the Hulk, as dark and complex as Hela, and as pretty as Thor! Experience eight wines for...

Pairings Portland  
Wordstock 2017: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses his new book, We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy, with Jenna Wortham of the New York Times. “We were eight years in...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
Disney's Beauty and the Beast

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress....

Beavercreek Grange  
Wordstock 2017 Workshop: Strengthen Your Core – Storytelling for Meaning and Impact

With true storytelling, we can never tell the whole shebang. Not only is autobiographical memory boldly fictionalized, true stories are expanding universes...

Northwest Film Center, Classroom A  
Brewvana's Mississippin' Walking Tour

Explore North Portland’s most transformed neighborhood while sampling great beer! The Mississippi/Williams area of Portland was once exclusive to heavy...

Brewvana Brewery Tours  
Oregon Documentary Film Festival

The Oregon Documentary Film Festival (ODFF) is a fun and engaging film festival that screens independent documentary films from around the world for the...

Avalon Theater  
Wordstock 2017: Desperate Characters—Jeffrey Eugenides and Danzy Senna in Conversation

Darkly comic tales of suspicion, loneliness, and obsession, of characters pushed to the extreme—often by the unraveling in their own minds. Pulitzer...

First Congregational Church  
Brewvana's Beers & Barrels Tour

Portland is known for modern takes on time-honored techniques, and with the Beers & Barrels tour, you’ll experience these old styles in a modern way. This...

Brewvana Brewery Tours  
Distillery Tour

Experience the sights and sounds of a working craft distillery in the heart of Portland. Tours are offered daily, showcasing the process of making Westward...

House Spirits Distillery  
Sherry Week

Bar Vivant celebrates Sherry Week this year with flights, an extra special tasting and an Introduction to Sherry Class with Bar Vivant owner, Cheryl...

Bar Vivant  
A Show of New Music for Chuck Palahniuk's Legacy

The Bushwick Book Club Portland is thrilled to present a show in celebration of and inspired by Chuck Palahniuk's new book, Legacy: An Off-Color Novella For...

Billy Webb Elks Lodge  
Resistance and Rebellion: Dystopian Fiction at Wordstock 2017

In contemporary Portland, a group of misfits must work together to stop Internet demons from spreading virally into the real world. In 2049, the child-rebel...

First Congregational Church  
Sourdough 101 with Kusuma Rao

Learn how to make your own from scratch sourdough breads. In this class, you’ll learn about the vital stages of the bread baking process. You will bake and...

Bob's Red Mill Cooking School  
A-WOL Dance Collective's 15 Anniversary Party

A-WOL Dance Collective is celebrating its 15th birthday with a Warehouse Social and 21+ After Hours Show. Warehouse Social, All Ages: Join up at 7 p.m. for...

A-WOL Dance Collective  
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  
Troop Beverly Hills

Presented by the Northwest Film Center. Shelley Long unforgettably stars as Phyllis Nefler, a spoiled Beverly Hills social butterfly who takes charge of an...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
Beethoven's Fifth

It’s not just a youth orchestra, it’s the Portland Youth Philharmonic (PYP)! Portland’s locally-grown ensemble since 1924 kicks off its 94th concert season....

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
Corral Creek Bluegrass Band: Tribute To Our Veterans

A Second Saturday Community Concert. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Corral Creek comes to you with a mixed set list which includes Bluegrass standards, Oregon...

Winona Grange #271  
Disney's Beauty and the Beast

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress....

Beavercreek Grange  
Glass Within Reach

Help Third Angle celebrate the 80th birthday of Philip Glass through a concert of his music for strings, performed in the stunning new Design Within Reach...

Design Within Reach  
Hands Up! Seven Playwrights, Seven Testaments

Presented by The New Black Fest. Directed by Kevin Jones Since 2016, The New Black Fest has been offering Hands Up at no cost to audience members. Now they...

Wieden + Kennedy  
Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles

The Euripides version of the tragic myth of Jason and Medea is retold by playwright Luis Alfaro, whose mix of drama, tragedy and Mexican myth in a modern...

Portland Center Stage at the Armory  
Nevertheless, We Persist - Stories by Women

Because our world changed on January 20, 2017 and through the solidarity of the Portland Women’s March, Sharon Knorr of Solo Speak is bringing women together...

Board Room Cabaret @ Triangle Productions  
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  
To Kill A Mockingbird

Directed by Brenda Hubbard. Based on the novel by Harper Lee. Adapted by Christopher Sergel. One of the most beloved stories in American literature is...

Lakewood Center for the Arts, Headlee Mainstage  
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  
Sam Bush

Sam Bush 8pm

If joy were a person, he’d bring both peace and frenzy. He’d be full of music, light, and energy that soothes even as it stirs us up. Eyes closed, wire-rim...

Aladdin Theater  
Blues Traveler

After selling millions of records and logging thousands of miles on the road, GRAMMY award-winning band Blues Traveler continue to chart new musical...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
Noah Gundersen

In America today, anyone can engage in spiritual surrender. Performing the rite is simple: one first gathers with their community in a room of mirrors (in...

Wonder Ballroom  
Robin Jackson Album Release w/ The Colin Trio

Award winning singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Robin Jackson, known for his wild, theatrical contributions to bands such as Vagabond Opera and...

The Secret Society  
Jump Jack Sound Machine

Jump⚡️Jack Sound Machine is Portland's new dance floor and incubator for movers, groove makers, art darlings, and audiophiles with an ear for deeper cuts....

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  

Saturday, November 11

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