Events

Friday, November 17

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  
Beaujolais Nouveau

The 16th Annual Fête du Beaujolais Nouveau celebration and wine auction returns to James Beard chef Vitaly Paley’s Headwaters at the Heathman Hotel.

Headwaters Restaurant  
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  
Multnomah Village & Hillsdale Golden Ticket

Golden Ticket is a hyperlocal shopping program in the Southwest Portland neighborhoods of Multnomah Village and Hillsdale. At participating businesses, when...

Multnomah Village and Hillsdale neighborhoods  
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  
Orycon 39

OryCon is Oregon’s premier, fan run, annual science fiction/fantasy convention held in Portland since 1979. We are a 100% volunteer based production of...

Red Lion Hotel at Jantzen Beach  
PDX Pop-Up Shops

PDX Pop-Up Shops return Nov. 16–Dec. 24, 2017, housing local designers and artists in vacant storefronts in downtown Portland. Located inside Pioneer Place...

Pioneer Place  
Portland Alpine Festival

The Portland Alpine Festival brings the outdoor community together for a series of clinics, seminars and experiences that celebrate our shared interest in...

Multiple  
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  
 The Abyss 2017 Release And Brunch

The first bottles of The Abyss 2017 will be released on this day. Join up to grab bottles, savor sample trays and revel in epic brunch items. And Deschutes...

Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House  
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  
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  
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  
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  
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  
38th Annual Heart of the County Show and Sale

Larch Mountain Country Artisans presents the 38th Annual Heart of the Country Show and Sale. Mark your calendars for a fun show with fine art, fine crafts,...

Glenn Otto Community Park; Sam Cox Bldg.  
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  
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  
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  
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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Brewvana Tour de Funk

Brewvana Tour de Funk shows off some of the newest and most interesting beers currently available on the market, while also showcasing the classics. The tour...

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  
$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  
1st Annual Ski Ball

Please join the Meadows Race Team family to hear stories from Olympian AJ Kitt about his rise to the World Cup and Olympic Winter Games and the role his...

Plaza Del Toro  
Plucky Maidens Holiday Fest

A smorgasbord of vintage wares, featuring live music by The Ukeladies.

Oregon Convention Center  
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  
Sullivan’s Travels

Presented by the Northwest Film Center. Sturges made a career on exquisitely rendered comedies with a strongly humanistic drive—and perhaps nowhere does...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
Gluten-Free Pasta Making with Corey Pressman

Learn how to make handmade fettuccini without gluten but with all the flavor and texture of regular fresh pasta. You will also learn how to make a simple...

Bob's Red Mill Cooking School  
Gluten-Free Pasta Making with Corey Pressman

Learn how to make handmade fettuccini without gluten but with all the flavor and texture of regular fresh pasta. You will also learn how to make a simple...

Bob's Red Mill Cooking School  
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  
Paula Poundstone

Heralded as one of our country’s foremost comics, Paula Poundstone’s quick-thinking, unscripted approach to comedy makes for a perfect fit as a regular...

Aladdin Theater  
Winter Jam 2017

GRAMMY®, Dove, Billboard Music Award and BET Award-winning hip-hop trailblazer Lecrae is set to lead the lineup of top Christian artists for this year’s...

Moda Center  
Ari Shapiro: Homeward

As a reporter, NPR's All Things Considered host (and former Portlander) Ari Shapiro has witnessed wars and revolutions. Inspired by his experiences around...

World Trade Center Portland  
Autumn Choreographers Concert

Pacific Dance Ensemble's Autumn Choreogrphers Concert, showcasing student and faculty choreography.

Pacific University, Tom Miles Theatre, Warner 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  
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  
Music from Dublin Castle

Presented by the Portland Baroque Orchestra (PBO). Dublin Castle was the epicenter of Irish musical activity in the eighteenth century with visitors...

First Baptist Church  
Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra

Piano star Andreas Klein takes the solo spotlight in Beethoven’s spectacular “Piano Concerto #4.” The orchestra also plays a Beethoven overture and a...

First United Methodist Church  
Psychic Utopia

In the last decades of the last century, thousands migrated to the Pacific Northwest in pursuit of radical freedom, land, forest and sky. They formed...

New Expressive Works  
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  
Down the Rabbit Hole

Mythbusters alumni Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara are coming off their widely successful launch of the White Rabbit Project on Netflix. Now the...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
Irma Vep

Irma Vep 8pm

Presented by the Northwest Film Center. A twin portrait of both the acclaimed Hong Kong actress Maggie Cheung as well as the French film industry as seen...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
L-E-V: OCD Love

This Israeli dance company L-E-V is known for its high-energy, high-anxiety dance concerts, and “OCD Love” looks like another variation on those themes....

Lincoln Performance Hall  
Origin

Origin 8pm

Featuring Dirtwire, Thriftworks, Desert Dwellers, Living Light, Live Painting by Amanda Sage, and other visionary artists. Galactic Gallery Virtual Reality...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
Cold Specks

Critically acclaimed "Doom Soul" from UK singer/songwriter Cold Specks. Like an off-label industrial process or cult ritual conducted in the dead of night,...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
Donna the Buffalo

Distinctive, groove-heavy, and danceable, Donna the Buffalo is a band for the people One of the most dynamic and determined bands continuously touring...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Ilana Glazer & Phoebe Robinson - YQY Comedy Tour

Surprise! Besties from another pair of testes Ilana Glazer (Comedy Central's Broad City) and Phoebe Robinson (WNYC's 2 Dope Queens) are teaming up for their...

Revolution Hall  

Friday, November 17

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