Events

Friday, August 11

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  
Annie Marie Musselman: Wolf Haven

"These images of the animals who inhabit Wolf Haven, a Puget Sound wolf sanctuary, are perhaps less distantly majestic and more vulnerable than you're...

Charles A. Hartman Fine Art  
Art in the Dark: One Shy of Ten

A-wol Dance Collective specializes in aerial dance, most of the time indoors. But every summer they take to the trees for this special production with live...

Mary S. Young Park, West Linn, OR, Under the trees  
Clark County Fair

Save the date for a great summer party. More information to be announced on the event website.

Clark County Event Center  
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  
Dislocation

"This group show gathers work by 22 artists, including Lorna Simpson, Avantika Bawa, Storm Tharp, Janene Nagy, Vanessa Renwick, D.E. May, Adam Sorensen and...

PDX Contemporary Art  
Elephant Garlic Festival

The 20th Annual Elephant Garlic Festival is a three-day festival celebrating, you guessed it, elephant garlic! The family-friendly event includes a parade,...

Jessie Mays Community Park  
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  
I Was a Wall, and My Breasts Were Like Fortress Towers + Her Eyes Are Like Doves Beside Streams of Water, An Exhibition in Two Parts

"'Blason anatomique' is a term that describes a literary technique of comparing parts of the body (particularly the female body) to something inanimate (like...

Adams and Ollman  
Jennifer Steinkamp

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to announce an exhibition featuring the internationally renowned media artist Jennifer Steinkamp (American, born 1958)....

Portland Art Museum  
New Modernism

"'Modern' already means 'new,' so what does 'new modernism' mean? Elizabeth Leach Gallery will happily lead you through this group show, featuring the...

Elizabeth Leach Gallery  
Oregon Handmade Bike and Beer Festival

Hosted by the Oregon Bicycle Constructors Association, the Oregon Handmade Bike and Beer Festival brings together two of Portland's favorite things: handmade...

Cathedral Park  
Original Practice Shakespeare Festival

"Original Practice Shakespeare, oft-called "ops," is easily Portland's most prolific and approachable Shakespeare company. In their novel format of staged...

Various locations  
Pompeii: The Exhibition

Experience the splendor of Ancient Rome and travel back in time to 79 A.D. when Pompeii bustled as a commercial port and strategic military and trading city....

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)  
Portland Burger Week 2017

Presented by the Portland Mercury and New Seasons Market. During this week, more than 40 of Portland's finest restaurants turn out one-of-a-kind burgers that...

More than 40 participating restaurants  
Quest for Beauty

Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon is a retrospective look at an Oregon original. Few architects have influenced...

Portland Art Museum  
Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes and Collections of John Yeon

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to announce Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon, a retrospective look at an...

Portland Art Museum  
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  
Summer Free For All

Summer Free For All empowers Portlanders to create and cultivate community by providing free, accessible, family-friendly summer activities that celebrate...

Various locations  
The Horror of Normalcy: Katherine Dunn, Geek Love and Cult Literature

This exhibition explores late Portland author Katherine Dunn's novel Geek Love and the reaction it elicited from readers through the personal and literary...

Watzek Library, Lewis & Clark  
William Byrd Festival

"Two of England's most accomplished Renaissance music experts, Mark Williams and Jeremy Summerly, lead this annual celebration of William Byrd’s music. The...

Multiple venues  
Columbia Gorge Waterfalls and Mt. Hood 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  
Portland City Half Day Tour

Offered by Wildwood Adventures. There is a magical place located within the confluence of two major rivers, at the base of a volcano and surrounded by old...

Director Park  
Kelli MacConnell

An exhibition of work by artist Kelli MacConnell will be on display at Lan Su Chinese Garden this August and September, 2017. As an avid hiker and...

Lan Su Chinese Garden  
NW Natural Street of Dreams®

The 2017 NW Natural Street of Dreams will feature five homes in the thriving community of Happy Valley. Situated among a matured, natural landscape, Mitchell...

Mitchell Park in Happy Valley  
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  
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  
Sine Morse

Sine Morse 10am

An exhibition of work by artist Sine Morse will be on display at Lan Su Chinese Garden this August, 2017. Sine (Seena) Morse is a Colorado native who moved...

Lan Su Chinese Garden  
Untold Stories of Pittock Mansion Treasures

Pittock Mansion has artifacts whose stories are rarely told: a punch bowl purchased as a souvenir from an 1898 trip to a Czech spa town, a toy swing Governor...

Pittock Mansion  
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  
Katie Torn: Low Tide

For her second solo exhibition at Upfor, New York based artist Katie Torn presents new collages and video works. Torn builds fantastical virtual totems using...

Upfor Gallery  
Micah & Me Music Show

Come dance and sing along with Micah & Me! Micah & Me host toddler dance parties regularly throughout the Portland Metro area and they have an uncommon...

Portland Children's Museum  
Game of Thrones Wine Tasting Flight

Ambitious. Duplicitous. Delicious. HBO's Game of Thrones is filled with juicy characters bursting with personality—and now you can savor the wines to match...

Pairings Portland  
Katie Batten & Arrington de Dionyso: Mirage Guardians

Eye-catching in their distinct palettes, spirited brushwork and abundant compositions, the paintings of artists Katie Batten and Arrington de Dionyso on view...

Nationale  
Kris Sanford: Through the Lens of Desire

“Relationships, real or imagined, are at the center of this work. Growing up queer, I searched for a history that spoke to me—included me. In my family...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
The Eclipse Show

Blue Sky is celebrating the total eclipse of the sun in Oregon with a special exhibition curated by Blue Sky co-founder and photographer Christopher...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
Brewvana's Mississippin' Walking Tour

Explore North Portland’s most transformed neighborhood while sampling great beer! The Mississippi/Williams area of Portland was once exclusive to heavy...

Brewvana Brewery Tours  
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  
Brewvana's "Do You Even Portland, Brah?" Tour

If you are looking for a great way to start off your Friday night in Portland, this is the tour for you. You'll be visiting three of the chillest breweries...

Brewvana Brewery Tours  
Downtown Portland Food Tour

Stroll through Portland's vibrant downtown with Forktown Food Tours. You will make six delicious stops to eat and drink, including a stop at one of the...

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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...

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Brewvana Tour de Funk

Get funky with the most creative brews in Portland, as Brewvana messes with your perception of beer! Brewvana Tour de Funk shows off some of the newest and...

Brewvana Brewery Tours  
$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  
38th Annual IFPA World Footbag Championships

Presented by PG Long Carpet Cleaning. Sole Purpose Footbag is proud to host the most prestigious footbag event of the year. The aerial jousting of footbag...

Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall E  
KSMoCA International Art Fair

Join up for the KSMoCA International Art Fair, a commercial art fair built by a group of socially engaged artists, K-6th grade M.L.K. Jr. students, PSU...

King School Museum of Contemporary Art (KSMoCA)  
Unveil Your Process

Mark your calendar for the opening of Unveil Your Process! This exhibit kicks off a weekend of celebration surrounding Gallery Without Walls, the public art...

510 Museum & ARTspace  
Artist Talk: Carrie Collins Dares You

Join up for an evening with creative powerhouse Carrie Collins, who is best known for revolutionizing the world of fanny packs and utility belts, and being a...

Klum House Workshop  
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  
Flicks on the Bricks

On five Friday evenings in July and August, the Square will be transformed into Portland’s largest outdoor movie theater for the entire community to enjoy!...

Pioneer Courthouse Square  
Shook Twins on the Roof Deck

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...

Revolution Hall  
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

After Lynch’s Wild at Heart Palme d’Or triumph at Cannes, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me was met there with overt hostility and cascading boos. An extended...

Whitsell Auditorium  
Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier

A Disney musical pardody, presented by The Funhouse Lounge. Ja'far, a young and idealistic royal vizier is full of dreams. He only wants to make the Kingdom...

Funhouse Lounge  
Gypsy

Gypsy 7:30pm

"Among the very greatest of American musicals, Gypsy is based on the 1957 memoirs of world-famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee. It begins at the end of...

Deb Fennell Auditorium  
Lungs

Lungs 7:30pm

Presented by Third Rail Repertory Theatre. By Duncan Macmillan. Directed by Rebecca Lingafelter. How exactly does one decide to bring a child into this...

CoHo Theatre  
Visit To A Small Planet

"Gore Vidal's 1957 satire explored a soon-popularized premise: what would space aliens think of us if they came to Earth? Humanoid alien Kreton attempts to...

Lakewood Center for the Arts, Headlee Mainstage  
Eilen Jewell

Honesty, confidence, and respect permeate Eilen Jewell’s music, dating back to her self-released Boundary County album in 2006. Since then, the Boise native...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Rope

Rope 8pm

A modern retelling of Patrick Hamilton's classic suspense play, later made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock. An experiential theatre project, Rope takes...

Chateau De L'Ours  
Something Wicked This Way Rocks

Presented by Torchsong Entertainment. Back by popular demand, this epic '80s rock version of Macbeth will return for six more special performances! This...

Headwaters Theatre  
The Weepies - Completely Acoustic and Alone

Singer-songwriters Deb Talan & Steve Tannen began writing together the night they met, and soon formed indie band The Weepies. On the strength of their...

Aladdin Theater  
 The Nowhere Band presents Sgt. Pepper and the Summer of Love 50th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love and the release of The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" with Portland’s premier Fab 15,...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Caleb Klauder Country Band

The Caleb Klauder Country Band represents the best of the Northwest music scene. Caleb has been touring nationally and internationally for over 15 years,...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
Chastity Belt

“In between pelvic-thrusting, sexual innuendo and self-mockery, Chastity Belt filter feminist theory, cultural commentary and general intellectual...

Star Theater  
DJ Quick and Scarface

Six years after his last solo studio release, Hip-Hop icon and platinum recording artist DJ Quik is back. The Compton, California native returns with his...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
Jai Ho! India Independence Day Dance Party

Come dressed in orange, white and green attire to celebrate India and Pakistan's Independence Day! Your hosts also encourage traditional festive attire for...

The Secret Society  

Friday, August 11

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