Events

Sunday, December 31

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 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)  
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  
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  
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  
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  
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  
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)  
2017 NARA New Years Eve Sobriety Powwow

Don’t miss the 32nd Annual NARA New Years Eve Sobriety Powwow on December 31, 2017 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. The NARA New Years...

Oregon Convention Center  
Cinderella

Cinderella 12pm

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  
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 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  
FROGZ

FROGZ 2pm

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  
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  
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  
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  
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  
Peacock Lane

Each house in this quaint Southeast neighborhood has been decorating for Christmas for decades. Mostly Tudors, the houses are adorned with not only beautiful...

Peacock Lane  
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  
Mason Jennings New Year's Eve Early Show

Mason Jennings brings his band back to Portland for the first time in a long time. They will play two shows on New Year's Eve. This is the Early Show,...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Midnite NYE 2018

Midnite NYE 2018 is the hottest nightclub New Year’s Eve party in Portland, OR. The event is being held at Pure Space in the Pearl for the second year in a...

Pure Space  
Pink Martini New Year's Extravaganza

Portland’s own retro Latin-Euro band Pink Martini continues its long and fruitful relationship with the Oregon Symphony. The orchestra’s annual year-end show...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
Tony’s AM Gold Seventies Soft Rockin’ New Years Eve

What started as a monthly Neil Diamond Tribute has grown into a soft rock explosion. Tony Starlight makes an evening out of performing songs from the...

Tony Starlight Showroom  
Champagne Ball 2017

On December 31, 1990, Champagne Ball founder Mathew Weber went out to celebrate New Year’s Eve. He hit a local hot spot where he waited in long lines to get...

Hilton Portland and Executive Tower  
Explode Into Colors

EXPLODE INTO COLORS = three weird aunts + basement party + drawing and sewing till their hands hurt but they keep on keeping on + lost mix tapes + lots and...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Midnite NYE 2018

Produced by seasoned promoters, this chic event will keep the revelry going until the early hours with the trendiest crowd in the city. You'll celebrate the...

Pure Space  
STRFKR New Year's Eve Spectacular

Being No One, Going Nowhere. The title of STRFKR's fourth album may seem bleak at first, but hold it in your head a minute, feel its weight, and you may...

Wonder Ballroom  
Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons

Joseph is a prolific and accomplished songwriter, writing hits for Widespread Panic and releasing 30 albums in his 30+ year career; as a solo artist, with...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
NYE Masquerade w/ DJ Prashant & Special Guests

Bollywood Dreams Entertainment invites you to: New Year's Eve Masquerade Bollywood, Bhangra & World Music Dance Party After rocking his Jai Ho! Bollywood...

Hawthorne Theater  
New Year's Eve with Fruition

The first time they ever made music together, Fruition's three lead singer-songwriters discovered that their voices naturally blended into beautiful...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
New Year's Eve: Anjali & The Kid with Orquestra Pacifico Tropical & Savila

This party marks the 17th anniversary of Anjali and The Kid! They've been performing as a duo since their club debut on NYE in 2000. Anjali and The Kid were...

Melody Ballroom  
New Year’s Eve at the Goodfoot Pub & Lounge

As is tradition at the Goodfoot there is a two-floor, two-show New Year’s Eve celebration in the works. In the lower-level music venue they welcome the...

The Goodfoot Pub and Lounge  
Portland Spirit NYE Cruise

This send-off to 2017 includes your cruise on the Willamette River with spectacular views of the Portland skyline, a delicious hors d'oeuvres buffet and live...

Portland Spirit Cruises  
Mason Jennings New Year's Eve Late Show

Mason Jennings brings his band back to Portland for the first time in a long time. They will play two shows on New Year's Eve. This is the Late Show,...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
New Year's Eve Chocolate Buffet Extravaganza

Free chocolate buffet at midnight! Chocolate mousse, chocolate cake, chocolate meringue, chocolate ice cream, chocolate truffles, chocolate beer and more....

Pix Patisserie  
Pink Martini New Year's Extravaganza

Portland’s own retro Latin-Euro band Pink Martini continues its long and fruitful relationship with the Oregon Symphony. The orchestra’s annual year-end show...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
Tony’s AM Gold Seventies Soft Rockin’ New Years Eve

What started as a monthly Neil Diamond Tribute has grown into a soft rock explosion. Tony Starlight makes an evening out of performing songs from the...

Tony Starlight Showroom  

Sunday, December 31

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