Events

Thursday, March 30

APEX: Sam Hamilton

For the summer 2017 APEX exhibition, the Portland Art Museum presents a body of work by Sam Hamilton, in his first solo exhibition in the United States....

Portland Art Museum  
American Photographs

“The humor, the sadness, the EVERYTHING-ness and American-ness of these pictures!” Jack Kerouac’s introduction to Robert Frank’s 1957 book The Americans...

Portland Art Museum  
Architecture of Internment: The Buildup to Wartime Incarceration

120,000 people of Japanese ancestry, two-thirds of them U.S. citizens, were incarcerated during World War II. This traveling exhibit highlights the role of...

Oregon Historical Society  
BUILD: Sculptural Ceramics

"Former Portland Art Museum chief curator Bruce Guenther pulls together an exhibition of ceramic works that radically refute “the traditional ceramic...

Elizabeth Leach Gallery  
Bloodsport: Bluebloods and Mudbloods in the Era of Magical Thinking

"Ronna Neuenschwander’s ceramic works inhabit a provocative niche: breaking and reconstructing antique porcelain figurines from the slavery-era American...

Froelick Gallery  
Connecting Lines

Presented by the Portland Art Museum's Center for Contemporary Native Art (CCNA). In 1838, the Cherokee People were forcibly and illegally removed from their...

Portland Art Museum  
Constructing Identity

“Constructing Identity” is drawn from the extensive collection of the Petrucci Family Foundation’s collection of African American art, assembling work by 80...

Portland Art Museum  
Flux Capacitor: Stored Clay Energy

"John Balistreri’s “jars” are ancient-looking jugs with tapered bases; Chris Gustin’s Cloud Series are minimal, rounded cumulus forms; and Jeff Shapiro’s...

Augen Gallery [Pearl District]  
High Hopes: The Journey of John F. Kennedy

On November 22, 1963, the 35th President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was assassinated while riding in a motorcade through the streets of...

Oregon Historical Society  
Iconoclastic

"Iconoclasm is the act of destroying icons, smashing the sacred to make a political or religious point. Reed College’s Cooley Gallery explores new instances...

Cooley Gallery  
Laura Hughes: The Tomb

This exhibition offers a place of respite to contemplate dislocation of memory. A tomb is a site for remembrance and longing, a projection of what once was...

Kathrin Cawein Gallery, Pacific University, Harvey V. Scott Building  
MEMBERspace | 2017 Newspace Members’ Exhibition

Newspace welcomes the annual tradition to host a member exhibition so they can demonstrate the unique and varied perspectives of their community and offer...

Newspace Center for Photography  
Portland Dining Month

Since 2009, food-loving Portland has dedicated a whole month to celebrating our acclaimed dining scene: Portland Dining Month. With the city’s top...

Multiple venues  
Red Baraat

This Bhangra band comes to Portland with its Festival of Colors tour, celebrating the world-famous Hindu Holi Festival. One of the best original party bands...

Star Theater  
Reunited: Francescuccio Ghissi’s St. John Altarpiece

"This piece of sacred, 14th century Byzantine art is on display at the Portland Art Museum, thanks to an enormous effort by its collectors. The piece is...

Portland Art Museum  
School Dance

"Action/Adventure, a micro-theater best known for nerd-friendly, television-esque original productions, presents the award-winning Australian play School...

Action/Adventure Theatre  
The Art of the Brick

"The Art of the Brick" exhibit transforms LEGO® bricks into works of art. Named one of the top ten "Global Must-See Exhibitions" by CNN, artist Nathan...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)  
The Umbrella Festival of Circus and Comedy

"Portland’s thriving home-grown circus community presents its fifth annual Umbrella Festival. This four-day, six-show spread will feature local luminaries,...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Eric Olson: Ex Imperium

For his first solo exhibition at Stumptown Downtown, Seattle-based artist Eric Olson presents Ex Imperium, a series of large abstract paintings on wood....

Stumptown Downtown  
Additions to the Visual Chronicle of Portland

A special exhibition focusing on new acquisitions to the Visual Chronicle of Portland opens at the Portland Building. The Visual Chronicle of Portland, a...

Portland Building  
Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

The Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest is an invitation to enjoy all things that make spring in the Northwest. Stroll through 40 acres of stunning beauty, experience...

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm  
World of Speed's: Women in Racing

The next generation of this Women in Racing exhibit celebrates the women of drag racing, nationally and locally, in cars and in motorcycles, from drag...

World of Speed  
XOXO: An Exhibit About Love & Forgiveness

Share, listen, connect, ask and learn about feelings and emotions. Through facial expressions, words, movement, art making and other hands-on activities,...

Portland Children's Museum  
Annexation & Assimilation: Exploring the Archives East of 82nd Ave

Artist Sabina Zeba Haque’s yearlong residency at the Portland Archives and Records Center (PARC) culminates in an exhibition that focuses on the tumultuous...

Open Signal  
Heroes & History

World of Speed, an educational and interactive motorsports museum, announces its new exhibit celebrating the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500: Heroes &...

World of Speed USA  
Lan Su in Bloom Botanical Art Exhibition

Lan Su in Bloom, a botanical art exhibition inspired by the beauty of Lan Su, highlights the unique plant collection at Lan Su Chinese Garden. Rich in...

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  
Rodin: The Human Experience Selections

"A hundred years after his death, the sculptures of Auguste Rodin are more recognized than ever — but there are works to explore beyond The Thinker and The...

Portland Art Museum  
Wine Tasting Half Day Tour

Offered by Wildwood Adventures. World famous Pinot Noirs, crisp Chardonnays and sweet Rieslings are just a taste of the dozens of varietals that Oregon has...

Director Park  
World of Speed: Scarab

World of Speed, an educational and interactive motorsports museum, announces its newest exhibit featuring the Scarab, to be unveiled on Tuesday, January 10,...

World of Speed  
A Golden Age of Poster Design

Magazine Posters from the 1890s. Discover the beauty of antique posters and their role in advertising. Advertising long relied on handbills and posters, but...

Pittock Mansion  
Lauren Semivan: Observatory

Along with: Tara Sellios: Testimony Exhibit on display from March 2–April 2, 2017. First Thursday Opening Reception: March 2, 6-9 p.m. Artist Talks: Lauren...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
Tara Sellios: Testimony

Along with: Lauren Semivan: Observatory Exhibit on display from March 2–April 2, 2017. First Thursday Opening Reception: March 2, 6-9 p.m. Artist...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
Wild and Reckless

"Wild & Reckless, an original rock musical written and performed by prominent Portland band Blitzen Trapper, melds a Twilight Zone–like plot scenario with a...

Portland Center Stage at the Armory  
Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour

Offered by Wildwood Adventures. Species seen nowhere else in the world, dramatic basalt lava flows nearly a mile deep, and some of the world's most beautiful...

Director Park  
Laura Hughes: The Tomb

This exhibition offers a place of respite to contemplate dislocation of memory. A tomb is a site for remembrance and longing: a projection of what once was...

Cawein Gallery at Pacific University  
Laura Hughes: The Tomb | Artist Talk & Opening Reception

This exhibition offers a place of respite to contemplate dislocation of memory. A tomb is a site for remembrance and longing: a projection of what once was...

Cawein Gallery at Pacific University  
Going Plant Based

Learn how to thrive while eating a plant based diet! In this class, Sophia Worgan of Bob’s Red Mill Cooking School will teach you the tools to implement a...

Bob's Red Mill Cooking School  
Ali Wong

Ali Wong 7pm, 9:30pm

ALI WONG is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress living in Los Angeles, CA. With the recent release of her Netflix Special, ALI WONG: BABY COBRA, Ali...

Newmark Theatre  
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  
Gaining Ground

Gaining Ground tells personal stories of farmers making extraordinary changes in their farming practices to feed their local communities sustainably grown...

Whitsell Auditorium  
Feathers and Teeth

"Agatha Day Olson, one of Portland’s star child actors (memorable as Helen Keller in Artists Rep’s The Miracle Worker) returns to Artists Rep at the center...

Artists Repertory Theatre, Morrison Stage  
God of Carnage

Directed by Antonio Sonera By Yasmina Reza Translated by Christopher Hampton A comedy of manners, minus the manners. “Boys will be boys, but the adults are...

Lakewood Center for the Arts  
Golda's Balcony

Golda’s Balcony is the final work from Tony® Award-winning playwright William Gibson (The Miracle Worker, Two for the Seesaw), and an award-winning smash...

Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza  
Lauren Weedman Doesn't Live Here Anymore

"Lauren Weedman Doesn’t Live Here Anymore features the dynamo solo performer behind Bust and The People’s Republic of Portland coping (albeit amusingly) with...

Portland Center Stage at the Armory  
Lydia

Lydia 7:30pm

Milagro Theatre presents the 2008 Henry Award winner for Outstanding New Play. The play tells the story of a young girl, Ceci, disabled by a tragic accident,...

Milagro Theatre  
Playhouse Creatures

"In an effort to learn from history rather than be doomed to repeat it, playwright April DeAngelis brings five English actresses from the Restoration period...

CoHo Productions  
Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets

Watch the Portland Trail Blazers take on the Houston Rockets! Cheer along with Rip City at the Moda Center and become part of a Portland tradition.

Moda Center  
Skinner|Kirk Dance Ensemble

"The brilliantly melancholy music of Portland singer/songwriter Elliott Smith will be performed live by a four-piece jazz combo, serving as the soundtrack to...

BodyVox Dance Center  
The Angry Brigade

Against a backdrop of drastic budget cuts, high unemployment and the deregulated economy of 1970s Britain, a young urban guerrilla group mobilizes: The Angry...

Imago Theatre  
The Moth GrandSLAM

The Moth is dedicated to finding intriguing people to tell inspired stories. At The Moth StorySLAM, those people find us. On this night, using words as...

Aladdin Theater  
Colony House

Picture the quintessential rock band. Maybe they’re standing on a grimy street corner with their arms crossed, looking tough, or maybe they’re goofing around...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
The Maldives

In the great Northwest, The Maldives are more than a band, they are an institution. With a history that goes back more than a decade (their friendships...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Ali Wong

Ali Wong 9:30pm

ALI WONG is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress living in Los Angeles, CA. With the recent release of her Netflix Special, ALI WONG: BABY COBRA, Ali...

Newmark Theatre  

Thursday, March 30

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