Events

Saturday, December 2

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 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  
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)  
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  
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  
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  
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]  
Providence Festival of Trees

A can’t-miss holiday event in Portland. Attendees at this family-friendly event can whisper their wishes to Santa, patch up a stuffed animal in the Teddy...

Oregon Convention Center  
Winter Arts & Crafts Sale

Ceramics, textiles, jewelry, prints, paintings, and more—all made by Multnomah Arts Center students, staff, faculty, and community partners. All sales...

Multnomah Arts Center  
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  
America's Largest Christmas Bazaar

The Christmas Bazaar is an annual event that has been a Portland holiday shopping tradition for more than 30 years. The show features 1,000 booths of a...

Portland Expo Center  
Decemberville

Shop, eat and play in the neighborhoods of Sellwood and Westmoreland. All activities are free! Activities schedule: 10 a.m.: Disney/Pixar’s Coco and...

SMILE  
Give Good Gift

Free and open to the public, Give Good Gift is a favorite pop up of the season, featuring gift-focused vendors at varied price points, so all those names get...

Union/Pine  
Good Market

Good Market is an amazing holiday market featuring one-of-a-kind goods made by students of Portland State University Art & Design programs. Here you can...

Land Gallery  
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  
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  
Portland ScanFair

Experience the sights, sounds, tastes, and traditions of a Nordic Christmas during the holiday season. An event reminiscent of Christmas markets in...

Memorial Coliseum  
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  
ScanFair

ScanFair 10am

ScanFair this year will mark the 31st year of this wonderful Christmas festival. Get ready to celebrate the sights, sounds, tastes and traditions of a Nordic...

Memorial Coliseum  
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  
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  
Aurora Colony's Annual Wine and Chocolate Walk

Enjoy tastings from local wineries specially paired with treats from local confectioneries. Each tasting is hosted in one of Aurora’s historic downtown...

Aurora Colony Visitors Association  
Baerlic Brewing's WoodWorker Holiday Market

The WoodWorker Holiday Market is a celebration of all things inspired, made and evolving from nature’s most honest material—wood. From furniture to...

Baerlic Brewing Co.  
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  
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  
Christmas in the Country

Meet with Santa in the parlor, enjoy some pioneer hospitality and games, listen to some traditional music and get your Christmas tree on-site! Visit the...

Philip Foster Farm Historic Site  
Gifted: A Holiday Fair

Gifted is ADX’s annual holiday gift fair, featuring a vast array of local goods for you to give to someone you love. The sixth year running, Gifted is...

ADX Portland  
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)  
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  
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  
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  
Christmas in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Join up for a very special two-day event and fundraiser celebrating the holiday season in true intergalactic style. Torchsong Entertainment will be...

Peninsula Odd Fellows Lodge  
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  
Hip Chicks Holiday Market

Looking for those last few items to cross off your holiday shopping list? Or maybe you forgot the most important person -- you! At Hip Chicks Holiday...

Hip Chicks do Wine  
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  
The Magic Flute

This season, Portland Opera To Go is hitting the road with their beautiful storybook adaptation of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Full of action, humor, true love...

Hampton Opera Center  
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  
Portland's Singing Christmas Tree

Come celebrate Christmas with Portland's favorite holiday tradition. Let the glory of Christmas come alive as the three hundred-voice choir creates a...

Keller Auditorium  
The Cat Returns

Presented by the Northwest Film Center. In this magical blend of fantasy and fable from Studio Ghibli, Haru, a schoolgirl bored by her ordinary life,...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
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  
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  
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  
Portland Night Market

The Portland Night Market showcases many unique & diverse businesses that call the great City of Portland home. Blending food, culture, music, drinks and...

 
Robert Dubac's The Book of Moron

Robert Dubac’s newest Off-Broadway solo hit, The Book of Moron, has been described as one of the most “Hilarious” “Intelligent” and “Scorching” satirical...

Winningstad Theatre  
SOLO Piano Series: Christina & Michelle Naughton

American pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton perform a diverse program of works for two pianos and four hands/one piano. Mendelssohn: Andante and...

Lincoln Performance Hall  
The Force

The Force 4:30pm

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  
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  
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  
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  
St. Johns Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl

It's time for the Fourth Annual Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl in St. Johns. Put on your best ugly sweater, bring your friends and visit five local watering holes in...

Leisure Public House  
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  
Amahl & The Night Visitors

Presented by The Ensemble. Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors is a one-act opera about a boy and his mother, three kings and a night filled...

First Christian Church  
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  
Baby Face

Baby Face 7pm

Presented by the Northwest Film Center. One of the most historically renowned pre-code films, Baby Face is the type of film Warner Bros. was so good at...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
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  
Portland's Singing Christmas Tree

Come celebrate Christmas with Portland's favorite holiday tradition. Let the glory of Christmas come alive as the three hundred-voice choir creates a...

Keller Auditorium  
Trail Blazers vs New Orleans Pelicans

Come cheer on the Blazers as they take on the New Orleans Pelicans!

Moda Center  
“Amahl and the Night Visitors”

For decades beginning in 1951, American composer Gian Carlo Menotti’s beloved one-act opera was a perennial holiday treat on NBC television. Thanks to...

First Christian Church  
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  
An Act Of God

An Act Of God 7:30pm

The One with the first and last word on everything has finally arrived to set the record straight. After many millennia, and in just 90 minutes, God...

Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza  
André Watts Plays Grieg

All the ingredients for a perfect winter’s night of music with a Scandinavian-themed evening. Powerhouse pianist André Watts returns to play Grieg’s...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
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  
Homemade Jams

Homemade Jams 7:30pm

The choir Resonate will be singing songs from local songwriters -- some nominated by choir members and some winners of the Fall songwriting contest: Lee...

Artichoke Community Music  
Lexicon

Lexicon 7:30pm

The Portland company BodyVox specializes in clever combinations of technology and dance. This world premiere of “Lexicon” promises infrared sensors, live...

BodyVox  
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  
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 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  
Whistling in the Dark: Stories of Bravery and Fear

What constitutes bravery? Does one who is brave still experience fear? Were the heroes of old brave, or merely lucky and foolish? Drea Douglas, Anne Penfound...

Clinton Street Theater  
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  
Zepparella

Zepparella 7:30pm

How to honor the legacy of a band deemed sacred? To tread on holy ground is perilous, and must be done with the intent and spirit of a disciple—pay attention...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Alberta Rose Theatre Presents The 10th Annual White Album Xmas

A holiday circus spectacular, a tribute to The Beatles and an annual reunion of the Cascadian Freak Family. White Album Xmas has become a tradition — a way...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Portland Gay Men's Chorus: The Most Wonderful Season

There is no better way to start your holiday season than joining in the revelry of The Most Wonderful Season. The Portland Gay Men's Chorus' hit holiday...

Newmark Theatre  
Robert Dubac's The Book of Moron

Robert Dubac’s newest Off-Broadway solo hit, The Book of Moron, has been described as one of the most “Hilarious” “Intelligent” and “Scorching” satirical...

Winningstad Theatre  
Slow Magic

Slow Magic is music by your imaginary friend.

Wonder Ballroom  
The English Beat

The English Beat is a band with an energetic mix of musical styles and a sound like no other. The band's unique sound has allowed it to endure for nearly...

Aladdin Theater  
The Builders and the Butchers

The Builders and the Butchers were formed in the Fall of 2005 in Portland, Oregon. The bands' first two years consisted of busking, playing house shows, and...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
Suspiria

Suspiria 9:15pm

Presented by the Northwest Film Center. Suzy, a young dancer, arrives at a remote ballet academy and discovers that one of the students has been brutally...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  

Saturday, December 2

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