Events

Wednesday, November 29

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  
Christmas in the Garden

Enter a charming winter wonderland and find yourself surrounded by 600,000 twinkling lights, live music, artisan vendors, ice skating, snowless tubing and...

The Oregon Garden  
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  
Eat, Drink & Be Merry ... But Leave the Driving to Us

Guests of La Bastide Bed & Breakfast can escape the holiday rush with an all-inclusive winery tour (maximum of six guests) including tasting at three...

La Bastide Bed & Breakfast  
Gingerbread Adventures

Run, run as fast as you can to Gingerbread Adventures, an exhibit that takes a sweet and smart look at the science behind a favorite holiday...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry), Auditorium  
Illusion: Nothing Is As It Seems

Should you always believe what you see? Can you really trust your senses? Is anything as it seems? The Illusion exhibit offers insight into the human mind by...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)  
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  
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  
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]  
A Very Portland Christmas

Enjoy the wonders of the season at Pittock Mansion’s annual holiday display, a Portland tradition for over 50 years. This year, experience the iconic places,...

Pittock Mansion  
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 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  
Downtown Coffee, Donuts & Delights

On this tastiest of tasting tours, not only will you learn volumes about third wave coffee but you'll also be treated to decadent delights throughout this...

Public Domain  
Arts Council of Lake Oswego Holiday Marketplace

Join the Arts Council of Lake Oswego for an all-media holiday marketplace that showcases work including fine art, wood, ceramics, jewelry, glass, handmade...

510 Museum & ARTspace  
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  
Holiday Ale Festival

The winter season holds many gifts for beer lovers in the form of big, bold ales designed to fend off the cold chill of a long winter's night. Each year, the...

Pioneer Courthouse Square  
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)  
The Train to Christmas Town - Mount Hood Railroad

Enjoy the magic of Christmas with the whole family aboard The Mount Hood Railroad’s The Train to Christmas Town! Based on the beloved children’s book of the...

Mount Hood Railroad  
Brewvana's South by Southeast Walking Tour

Explore Southeast Portland’s hip culture through the strong beer and art community that thrives here. Brewvana's South by Southeast walking tour begins at...

Brewvana Brewery Tours  
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  
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  
BrewLights

Join the Oregon Zoo for the first ever ZooLights night just for the 21 and over crowd, BrewLights. This special event is one night only, and if you've ever...

Oregon Zoo  
The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights

Presenting the sights, sounds and sensations of the season, The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights is the largest Christmas choral festival in the world....

The Grotto  
ZooLights

ZooLights 5pm

Each year, the Oregon Zoo and its animals celebrate the holiday by covering the Zoo in thousands of brilliant lights in amazing, animal-themed displays....

Oregon Zoo  
Winter Wonderland

Recognized throughout the Pacific Northwest as the “Largest Holiday Light Show West of the Mississippi”, the 24rd annual Winter Wonderland, will grab your...

Portland International Raceway  
Brewvana's Ale Blazers

Hump Day got you down? Feeling like you won’t be able to make it to the weekend? Let Brewvana pick you up and take you on an adventure across Portland to...

Brewvana Brewery Tours  
PJ Masks Live

PJ Masks Live 6:30pm

PJ Masks Live is a super-heroic, brand new live show, featuring the heroic trio from your favorite series: The PJ Masks! Watch Catboy, Owlette and Gekko as...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
Prompt: A Community Writing Workshop

Prompt is a unique generative workshop designed for writers and aspiring writers in the greater Portland area who want to participate in a Write Around...

Powell's City of Books  
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  
Lake Theater Trivia Night

Come out for a free trivia night every Wednesday. Win great prizes!

Lake Theatre  
The Force

The Force 7pm

Presented by the Northwest Film Center. Winner of the Documentary Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival, Peter Nicks (The Waiting Room) spent two...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
A Christmas Memory paired with Winter Song

An autobiographical recollection of Truman Capote's rural Alabama boyhood, A Christmas Memory is a tiny gem of a holiday story, offering an unforgettable...

Portland Center Stage at the Armory  
The Humans by Stephen Karam

A Tony winner for best play and a Pulitzer finalist in 2016, Stephen Karam’s “The Humans” arrives for the holidays. The tense family drama is set at...

Artists Repertory 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  
A John Waters Christmas

Like a damaged St. Nick for the Christmas corrupted, John Waters – legendary filmmaker (Female Trouble, Hairspray, Serial Mom), raconteur and author of...

Aladdin Theater  
Chasing Ebenezer and Rachel Paschket

Chasing Ebenezer and singer-songwriter Rachel Paschket on the road from Nashville will take the White Eagle stage for a great night of music, friends, food...

McMenamins White Eagle Saloon & Hotel  

Wednesday, November 29

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