Events

Friday, December 8

ACLU of Oregon Ugly Sweater Party

Come party with friends at a fun night that provides everything you need: good drinks, better company and rockin' prizes! Admission is a suggested donation...

Lagunitas Community Room  
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  
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)  
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  
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  
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  
Valerie June

"Understanding the order of time is important to anyone hoping to manifest a dream," says Valerie June. "There is a time to push, and a time to gently tend...

Aladdin Theater  
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  
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  
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  
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  
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  
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  
Gingham | Ensō

Gingham | Ensō places recent paintings by Wisconsin artist Michelle Grabner with wall-hanging sculptures by Portland artist Anne Crumpacker. Starting in the...

Upfor Gallery  
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  
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  
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  
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  
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...

Exact meeting location sent to you after booking  
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  
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  
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  
Mercy Corps 4th Annual Holiday Market

Mercy Corps Northwest small business developments services give entrepreneurs the tools they need to successfully start or grow their businesses. Our...

43 S.W. Naito Pkwy., Portland, OR 97204  
$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  
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  
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  
The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition

Together, Pioneer Courthouse Square and Portland Mall Management, Inc. are hosting The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition that was originally held...

Pioneer Courthouse Square  
The Long Day Closes

Presented by the Northwest Film Center. Liverpool, 1950s. A drab and dreary existence hangs over the town. 11-year-old Bud (Leigh McCormack) lives a...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
Second Annual DIY Gift-A-Thon

During this festive hands-on event, you’ll create three handmade, unique gifts to give to the special people in your life (or you can keep one or two for...

Shout House  
Sip and Shop December

Stop by Portland's oldest urban winery for a fun evening of wine and shopping on the second Friday of every month. Wine, cheese plates, small bites of food...

Hip Chicks Do Wine  
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  
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  
FROGZ

FROGZ 7pm

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  
High Lakes

High Lakes, a film by Pam Minty, combines staged scenes along with observational documentary recordings of summer housekeeping work at a lakeside resort in...

Hollywood Theatre  
Northwest Academy Visiting Writers Series: Martin Seay

Professional authors from around the country visit Northwest Academy to read and discuss their work with students. What makes this experience extraordinary...

Northwest Academy  
Plain Talk: Films by Jon Jost & Pam Minty

Th filmmakers will be in attendance. High Lakes by Pam Minty combines staged scenes along with observational documentary recordings of summer housekeeping...

Hollywood Theatre  
Portland Winterhawks vs. Vancouver Giants

Come cheer on the Winterhawks, Portland's junior ice hockey team and three-time WHL champs. Winterhawks games are a great night out for fans of all ages,...

Moda Center  
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  
Boléro + Billie

Ihsan Rustem’s version of Ravel’s “Bolero” is bright and witty, which is exactly as it should be. The accomplished NW Dance Project dancers give it an...

Lincoln Performance 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  
Choral Arts Ensemble

Choral Arts Ensemble goes beyond the usual recycling of tired holiday perennials to offer a broad, modern musical appreciation of winter and the myth of the...

St. Andrew Catholic Church  
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  
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  
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  
Nevertheless, We Persist - Stories by Women

Because our world changed on January 20, 2017 and through the solidarity of the Portland Women’s March, Sharon Knorr of Solo Speak is bringing women together...

Board Room Cabaret @ Triangle Productions  
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  
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  
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  
Billy Joel

“It’s an honor to welcome Rock & Roll legend Billy Joel back to Portland,” said Amanda Mann, Vice President and General Manager of Rose Quarter Operations....

Moda Center  
Heroes for Sale

Presented by the Northwest Film Center. Wellman’s pessimistic 1933 film presents the story of Tom Holmes (Richard Barthelmess), a soldier whose heroism on...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
It's a Tony Starlight Christmas

Remember the classic holiday TV shows of your childhood, when entertainers like Bing Crosby, Dean Martin and others sang songs and spread the holiday cheer...

Tony Starlight Showroom  
POH-Hop Hip-Hop Festival & Toy Drive

Presented by The Breakout Show and JAMN 107.5. With performances by: Day One (December 7, 2017): YaBoiiGHerschPackard BrowneGutter...

Ash Street Saloon  
The California Honeydrops

The California Honeydrops don’t just play music—they throw parties. Led by dynamic vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Lech Wierzynski, and drawing on diverse...

Wonder Ballroom  
Blitzen Trapper

Blitzen Trapper recently created a theater event that ran for a couple months in Portland, OR called Wild and Reckless: half musical, half rock-opera dealing...

Revolution Hall  
John Craigie

If John Prine and Mitch Hedberg had a baby, the resulting product would resemble something very close to Portland, Oregon singer-songwriter John Craigie....

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
Kuinka

Kuinka 9pm

The name Kuinka (coo-WINK-uh) comes from the Finnish for “how”;" how does a band bristling with spirited creativity continue to evolve artistically and...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
The Hustle

The Hustle is a monthly disco dance party on the second Friday of every month. The Hustle celebrates all disco from new to old and the community that...

Spare Room  
Twerk Du Soleil

Come heat up the cold winter days with an unforgettable dance party complete with fire and circus performances from some of the Northwest's top entertainers....

Dante's  
Arthur C. Lee, Chez Stadium, Small Souls

Arthur C. Lee is a multi-instrumentalist in Portland with deep roots in the Pacific Northwest's indie and alternative music scene. Join him and his full band...

LaurelThirst Public House  

Friday, December 8

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