Events

Saturday, December 9

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  
Soul Pose

Soul Pose 8:30am

From the creators of The Color Run comes Soul Pose, the Happiest Yoga on the Planet. Do your kind of yoga at one of the blacklight yoga sessions. Body paint,...

Portland Expo Center  
Clackamas River Winter Steelhead Workshop

This workshop is a bank-bound fly angler's guide to steelhead success on the Clackamas River. The workshop will start at Royal Treatment Fly Shop with...

Royal Treatment Fly Shop and Clackamas River  
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  
7th Annual NAYA Winter Marketplace

Come support NAYA's community vendors for one-stop Christmas shopping. Arts and crafts, clothing, jewelry and more just in time for the holidays. The Native...

NAYA Family Center, Gymnasium  
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  
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  
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  
Seventh Annual NAYA Winter Marketplace

Native American business vendors and artisans from around the Pacific Northwest come to the Native American Youth and Family Center to create a unique...

NAYA Family Center  
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  
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  
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  
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)  
Winter Holidays Fun at the Portland Tram

Before the holiday crush, take some time to relax with the family at the Portland Aerial Tram. There will be holiday-themed crafts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., so...

Portland Aerial Tram  
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  
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  
FROGZ

FROGZ 12pm, 3pm

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  
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  
Wrap It Up: How to Use a Furoshiki

Need to wrap that special holiday gift but aren't satisfied with "normal" wrapping paper? Maybe you have a bottle of wine that you want to fancily show off...

The Jasmine Pearl  
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  
Tuba Christmas Concert

Downtown will pulse with the melodic sounds of big brass as nearly 300 tubas play in unison for the 27th Annual Tuba Christmas Concert in the heart of...

Pioneer Courthouse Square  
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  
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  
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  
Lexicon

Lexicon 2pm, 7:30pm

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

BodyVox  
The Black Stallion

Presented by the Northwest Film Center. Nominated for two Academy Awards and the winner of a special achievement Oscar for sound editing, Carroll Ballard’s...

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  
Homemade Jams

Homemade Jams 2:30pm

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

Curious Comedy Theater  
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  
FROGZ

FROGZ 3pm

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  
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  
EastBurn Ciderfest

As always, Ciderfest will benefit Toys for Tots and will feature some of the region’s best ciders. Entry to Ciderfest is $10.00 and includes a Ciderfest...

EastBurn Public House  
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  
Making Gifts in a Jar with Katie Shyne

Not sure what to get friends and co-workers for the holidays? Learn how to make pretty layered mixes in jars that can be dressed up for any occasion. You...

Bob's Red Mill Cooking School  
Portland Winterhawks vs. Everett Silvertips

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  
Ikiru

Ikiru 6:30pm

Presented by the Northwest Film Center. Kanji Watanabe (Takashi Shimura), a lowly, stuck, middle-aged bureaucrat, falls ill with cancer and has less than a...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
Ramana Vieira

Ramana Vieira 6:30pm

Presented by Coelho Winery. She’s back! American Fado singer Ramana Vieira was born with Fado music in her blood. Her grandfather was a famous musician and...

Coelho Winery  
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  
Home For The Holidays

Join up for an all-ages, family-friendly performance featuring local Portland musicians and a diversity of holiday traditions from around the world. The...

Central Lutheran Church  
Seasons of Light Holiday Benefit Concert

Peter Zisa and Friends present the 11th Annual Seasons of Light Holiday Benefit Concert. This one-of-a-kind holiday concert event, celebrating cultural and...

First Congregational Church  
Slant: Live Queer Storytelling

Live queer storytelling in Portland, OR. Stories by Irene Tu, Ami Patel, Eduardo Sotelo, Laurence Jones, Zachary Thornhill, and more!

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets

Come cheer on the Blazers as they take on the Houston Rockets!

Moda Center  
can you handle me? - Opening Reception

Killjoy Collective is pleased to announce the public opening of can you handle me? an exhibition of new works by Panteha Abareshi, Tyler Mackie, Katie Piatt,...

Killjoy Collective, #102B  
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  
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  
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  
MAC - Second Saturday Community Concert

Doors at 6:45 p.m. MAC is, at its core, part the natural progression of Celtic music as it has worked away into the American consciousness. McKasson,...

Winona Grange #271  
MAC: Second Saturday Community Concert

MAC is, at its core, part the natural progression of Celtic music as it has worked away into the American consciousness. McKasson, Alexander and Cotter are...

Winona Grange #271  
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  
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  
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  
Shook Twins

Born and raised in Sandpoint Idaho, Shook Twins are an Indie folk-pop band hailing from Portland, Oregon. Identical twins, Katelyn and Laurie are the main...

Wonder Ballroom  
The Dandy Warhols: Cowboy Christmas

Join the Crystal Ballroom for what has become a seasonal tradition as The Dandy Warhols present their annual all-ages holiday show. This year's theme is...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
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  
Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton

It’s time: Emily Haines is back with Choir of the Mind, the Metric singer’s first release as her Soft Skeleton solo project in a decade.That interval has...

Revolution Hall  
METZ

METZ 9pm

"I look at it like this,” METZ frontman Alex Edkins says. “You start a band, just as something to do, because music’s what makes you tick, the thing you...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
Vespertine Winter Ball

Prepare for a gothic white winter formal/costume/woodland creature ball that is elegant, sophisticated and intimate. Hosted at the historic Melody Ballroom...

Melody Ballroom  
Kill, Baby…Kill!

Presented by the Northwest Film Center. Science is pitted against faith when Dr. Paul Eswai (Giancomo Rossi Stuart) arrives in a small 19th-century town...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
Jump Jack Sound Machine

Jump⚡️Jack Sound Machine is Portland's new dance floor and incubator for movers, groove makers, art darlings, and audiophiles with an ear for deeper cuts....

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  

Saturday, December 9

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