Events

Sunday, December 10

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  
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 Ship Parade

Christmas Ship owners are getting ready to set sail along the Columbia and Willamette rivers for their 63rd year as residents make plans to watch the...

multiple  
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  
Holiday Shorts and Songs

A live-action mash-up of holiday toons, presented by Coho Productions. Directed by Philip Cuomo, with musical accompaniment by Eric Nordin. Featuring...

CoHo Theatre  
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)  
In the Beginning

Long before co-founding Aperture magazine or establishing the groundbreaking photography program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, renowned modernist...

Portland Art Museum  
IntersectFest

Support over 60 artists of color at the thrid annual IntersectFest. The opening ceremony on Friday consists of 12 incredible poets, followed on Saturday by...

multiple locations  
Kingdom Animalia

Furry, fierce, majestic or sublime, animals have been featured in the graphic arts since the advent of printmaking. Mammals, fish, reptiles and birds act as...

Portland Art Museum  
Miracle of a Million Lights

For the month of December, Victorian Belle is known as,​“The Miracle of a Million Lights” and is open to the public for tours of the decorated house and...

Victorian Belle  
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  
Nine Free Days at the Lan Su Chinese Garden

Lan Su Chinese Garden will offer a free admission for each donation of a non-perishable food item, from Saturday, December 9 through Sunday, December 17,...

Lan Su Chinese Garden  
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  
The Holiday Express Train

Join Santa Claus and his elves for a magical ride behind Portland’s famous steam locomotives. Vintage rail cars transport you through wilderness in the heart...

The Oaks Station  
A Streetcar Named Delicious Coffee Tour

A rich variety of renowned cafes and pioneering micro-roasters can be found in each of Portland’s diverse neighborhoods, but there’s no better way to explore...

Cup & Bar  
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  
Nine Free Days

Receive free admission with a donation of two non-perishable food items to benefit the Oregon Food Bank, December 9-17, 2017 at Lan Su Chinese Garden....

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 Portland Bazaar

The Portland Bazaar is back for its seventh year. Come enjoy local food trucks, wintery cocktails and all the holiday shopping your little heart desires (or...

The North Warehouse  
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  
Tim Loh & Gavin McClure

Lan Su Chinese Garden hosts several artists each year, from the Pacific Northwest and beyond, to show work in the pavilions of the garden. This December in...

Lan Su Chinese Garden  
What Was He Thinking? Jan Balet:  Watercolors and Lithographs

This is the debut U.S. exhibition of the works of German-born artist Jan Balet, whose delightfully humorous and personal perceptions of human relationships...

ArtReach Gallery at First Congregational Church  
A Christmas Carol

Portland Playhouse produced a straightforward, traditional account of the Dickens’ tale (with music) of Tiny Tim and Ebenezer Scrooge a few years ago. It has...

Portland Opera's Hampton Opera Center  
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  
Christmas in Dairyville Storybook Lane at Alpenrose Dairy

Get your family in the holiday spirit with a stroll down Storybook Lane. Alpenrose Dairy and the Cadonau family, along with the 4-H Discovery Farm at...

Alpenrose Dairy  
Crafty Wonderland Holiday Art + Craft Market

Featuring art and handmade goods from over 250 amazing vendors.

Oregon Convention Center  
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)  
Peppermint Bear and the Giant Elf

Presented by Holiday Magic Breakfast Theatre and The Peppermint Bear Show. Directed by Michael Snider. Book and lyrics by Michael Snider. Music by Kurt...

Lakewood Center for the Arts  
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  
Cinderella

Cinderella 12pm, 4pm

Dance your way through the holidays with Northwest Children's Theater’s original tap extravaganza. The Oregonian calls Cinderella “…a gem of sophisticated...

Northwest Children's Theater and School  
Cloud of Petals

New York-based artist Sarah Meyohas presents Cloud of Petals, an ongoing investigation of the impermanence of our digital culture. It is the culmination of a...

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center  
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  
Lorna Simpson from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer

This exhibition is showing alongside Sylwia Kowalczyk's Lethe (continued). Exhibit on display December 7–31, 2017. First Thursday Opening Reception:...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
Meier & Frank Santaland

Generations of Oregonians have fond memories of the downtown Portland Meier & Frank department store’s Santaland. A ride on the iconic Monorail and a chance...

Oregon Historical Society  
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 12pm, 4pm

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  
The Armory Holiday Bazaar

Shop locally this holiday season by supporting the local artisans, who will be on hand to sell handmade crafts and goods on the mezzanine throughout the day....

Portland Center Stage at the Armory  
Forktown Food Tours North Mississippi Avenue

North Mississippi Avenue is a historic, artsy and exciting neighborhood on Portland’s north side. It's a "must see" for out-of-town visitors and one of...

Exact meeting location sent to you after booking  
Posada Milagro 2017

Milagro invites you to a magical night filled with fun for the whole family. Join them as they celebrate the holidays in traditional Latin American style,...

Milagro Theatre  
Brewvana's Behind the Scenes Tour

Get a VIP look into the action and craftsmanship behind some of Portland’s best beers. Brewvana's Behind the Scenes tour offers a deeper look into the care...

Brewvana Brewery Tours  
A Christmas Carol The Musical

Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an...

Brunish Theatre  
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  
A Nutcracker Tea

Presented by Northwest Dance Theatre (NWDT), this family-friendly abridged version of Marius Petipa's Nutcracker Ballet, with music by Pyotr Ilyich...

Portland Community College Sylvania Campus - Performing Arts Center  
Beauty and the Beast

Join the Beast, Belle, Gaston, Le Fou, Lumiere, and friends as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of this Disney classic as they embark on a grand journey...

Newmark Theatre  
Charles Dickens Writes A Christmas Carol

Artistic director Scott Palmer imagined what Dickens must have gone through one wild night as he tried to assemble the story he would call “A Christmas...

Vault Theater  
FROGZ

FROGZ 2pm, 5pm

By Carol Triffle and Jerry Mouawad. FROGZ is Imago Theatre’s signature work. It has been described as Cirque Du Soleil-evoking acrobatics mixed with...

Imago Theatre  
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®

Many of us know and love The Nutcracker, but had to miss last year’s show due to inclement weather. Oregon Ballet Theater is providing Portlanders the chance...

Keller Auditorium  
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  
The Second City’s A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens

For sheer hijinks, grab a seat at “Twist Your Dickens.” Originally created by the Chicago comedy improv group Second City, Portland Center Stage’s version of...

Portland Center Stage at the Armory  
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  
Your Holiday Hit Parade

Presented by Broadway Rose Theatre Company. Enjoy holiday hits of yesteryear alongside contemporary charmers in this tuneful new revue created by Portland’s...

Broadway Rose New Stage  
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  
Handel's Messiah - Portland Baroque Orchestra

Each holiday season, various Portland groups perform Handel’s stirring Baroque masterpiece. As always, Portland Baroque Orchestra’s historically informed...

First Baptist Church  
Portland Symphonic Choir

Everyone loves the familiar Christmas classics, but it’s also a treat to see Portland choirs refreshing the holiday repertoire with 21st century sounds. The...

Rose City Park United Methodist Church  
Spices & Spells: An Ayurvedic Cooking Journey

"When food is wrong, medicine is of no use. When food is right, medicine is of no need." - ancient Ayurvedic proverb This class is about getting food right....

Sunnyside Community House  
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  
A Bubbly Spectacular

Celebrate the art of making (and drinking) bubbles with the creator of the World’s Best Champagne List. Pix is hosting an afternoon exclusively dedicated to...

Pix Patisserie  
Cinderella

Dance your way through the holidays with Northwest Children's Theater’s original tap extravaganza. The Oregonian calls Cinderella “…a gem of sophisticated...

Northwest Children's Theater and School  
Gospel Christmas

This 19-year tradition keeps getting bigger and better. The region’s premier gospel singers and the Oregon Symphony orchestra will have you on your feet,...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
Oregon Repertory Singers: Glory of Christmas

For four decades, the big choir’s annual Glory of Christmas concert has offered enough traditional tunes and singalongs to satisfy the purists, while also...

First United Methodist Church  
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  
FROGZ

FROGZ 5pm

By Carol Triffle and Jerry Mouawad. FROGZ is Imago Theatre’s signature work. It has been described as Cirque Du Soleil-evoking acrobatics mixed with...

Imago Theatre  
Oregon Arak Release Party

Joining forces over a shared love of anise and tradition, Mediterranean Exploration Company’s Jamal Hassan and Bull Run Distillery’s Lee Medoff crafted a...

Plaza Del Toro  
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  
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  
Employees’ Entrance

Presented by the Northwest Film Center. Warner Brothers during the late silent era and the 1930s was a true industrial machine, churning out product at a...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
The Fencer

Hollywood Theater presents a special showing of Golden Globe nominated movie The Fencer.

Hollywood Theatre  
The Mystery Box Show

From vanilla to kinky, queer to straight, and everything in between, a night at The Mystery Box Show brings you tales of one-night stands, explorations into...

Alberta Rose 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 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  
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®

Many of us know and love The Nutcracker, but had to miss last year’s show due to inclement weather. Oregon Ballet Theater is providing Portlanders the chance...

Keller Auditorium  
Marisol

Marisol 7:30pm

By José Rivera Directed by Victor Mack Angelic warfare, mental illness and a postmodern world take center stage in Jose Rivera’s magical, disturbing and...

Shoebox Theater  
Movie Night: The Night Before

Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have been friends since childhood, and for a decade, their yearly Christmas Eve...

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  
The Second City’s A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens

For sheer hijinks, grab a seat at “Twist Your Dickens.” Originally created by the Chicago comedy improv group Second City, Portland Center Stage’s version of...

Portland Center Stage at the Armory  
 Julien Baker

Sometimes, things just seem to happen for a reason. The pieces fall into place in unexpected ways, and life takes a turn no one could have predicted. This...

Aladdin Theater  
Nicole Atkins

To borrow a phrase from heaven’s new poet laureate, Leonard Cohen, Nicole Atkins was “born with the gift of a golden voice.” But somewhere along the way she...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
The Wizards Of Winter

A Holiday Rock Event for the whole family featuring former members of The Trans-Siberian Orchestra and rock industry veterans from Rainbow, Alice Cooper, Ted...

Revolution Hall  
Slug Christ

Slug Christ 9:30pm

Slug Christ—aka Slugga, aka Slug Messiah, real name Chaz Bell—stood out as the strangest member of Atlanta, Georgia's left-field hip-hop, R&B, and...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  

Sunday, December 10

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