Events

Saturday, August 12

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  
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  
Kids Cook at the Portland Farmers Market

Portland Farmers Market’s popular Kids Cook at the Market program lets junior chefs age seven to eleven cultivate their culinary skills and experience a...

Portland Farmer's Market at PSU  
Kids Obstacle Challenge

Kids Obstacle Challenge is a 1-2 mile adventure and obstacle course event series for kids ages 5-16, with 10-15 fun and challenging obstacles and lots of...

Rooster Rock State Park  
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  
Oregon Coast All Day Tour

Offered by Wildwood Adventures. With over 300 miles of public coastline, Oregon's beaches are sure to amaze with their numerous lighthouses, reborn beach...

Director Park  
St. Johns Farmers Market

The St. Johns Farmers Market supports a local, sustainable food supply while providing opportunity for emerging farmers, contributing to the health of all...

St. Johns Plaza  
The Sideyard Flea

It's time for an old fashioned flea! Vendors are bringing all the best treasures for your buying pleasure. Located at the Revive Upholstery & Design...

The Sideyard Flea at Revive Upholstery & Design  
All Ability Tri4Youth

FACT Oregon and Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District are excited to announce an all-ability triathlon to provide youth experiencing a disability, their...

Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex at Tualatin Hills Parks & Recreation District  
Chef in the Market Series

Chef in the Market returns to the Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University with a well-rounded lineup of talented chefs and market vendors....

Portland Farmer's Market at PSU  
East Portland/Grand Avenue Historic District Tour

Along Grand Avenue, once the main commercial spine in the original and separate city of East Portland, lies an amazing mix of architecture from Italianate to...

Architectural Heritage Center  
Heart 2 Heart Petting Zoo

Cuddle piglets, baby goats, bunnies and other cute critters on Sauvie Island. Afterwards, enjoy berry picking at Bella Organics.

Bella Organic Farm  
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)  
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  
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  
Alberta Street Fair

The 20th Annual Alberta Street Fair offers an eclectic mix of activities and events that could only be found on Alberta Street and showcases the best of the...

N.E. Alberta St. between N.E. 10th & 30th Ave.  
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  
Laurelwood Brewing (Northeast) 5K Fun Run

Join up to enjoy a 5K-ish fun-run through the Rose City Park and Grant Park neighborhoods of Northeast Portland. Walk, jog, run . . . no one cares! The...

Laurelwood Public House & Brewery  
Laurelwood Brewing Company 5k Fun Run

Enjoy a 5k-ish fun-run! Walk, jog, run . . . no one cares! The event organizers have mapped out a course that starts and ends at Laurelwood Public House and...

Laurelwood Brewing Co  
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  
Nadaka Park Community Festival

It is time for the seventh annual Nadaka Community Festival. This is a free event for the community with: Aztec DancersFree food (while supplies...

Nadaka Nature Park and Garden  
Pan African Festival

The first annual Pan African Festival will celebrate the presence, resilience, strength and influence of Pan Africans in Oregon. The festival will feature...

Pioneer Courthouse Square  
Pan African Festival of Oregon: Experience The Culture

Oregon’s first annual Pan African Festival (PAF) is a celebration of the resilience, strength and influence of Pan Africans (Africans, Caribbean and African...

Pioneer Courthouse Square  
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  
Downtown & The Farmer’s Market Tour

Experience the heart of Portland’s culinary scene with a visit to the city's world-class farmer’s market. Enjoy a special behind-the-scenes visit, expanded...

Address will be sent to you after booking is confirmed  
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  
Forktown Food Tours North Mississippi Avenue

North Mississippi Avenue is a historic, artsy and exciting neighborhood on Portland’s north side. It's a "must see" for out-of-town visitors and one of...

Exact meeting location sent to you after booking  
Total Eclipse Sip and Paint

Join artist Dawning McGinnis as she guides you through creating your own masterpiece while you enjoy sipping on some tasty wine. No experience needed....

Arcane Cellars  
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  
Gypsy

Gypsy 2pm, 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  
It’s so Bazaar!: The XRAY.FM Summer Party & Street Fair

XRAY.FM presents It’s so Bazaar: The XRAY.FM Summer Party and Street Fair at the White Owl Social Club. This is a free, all-day event that rolls deep into...

White Owl Social Club  
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  
Art in the Garden Dinner Party

Villa Catalana Cellars hosts their fourth annuual Art in the Garden Dinner Party with plein air painters painting in the gardens, Chef Dave Clark's famous...

Villa Catalana Cellars  
Classe tous risques

Abel (Lino Ventura), hiding out in Italy and wanted by the French police, decides it’s time for one last heist so he and his family can secure a quiet...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
Primus

Primus 6pm

In the summer of 1971, Primus’ Les Claypool was a couple months shy of his eighth birthday when David L. Wolper’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory...

McMenamins Edgefield  
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  
Blind Pilot, Gregory Alan Isakov

Blind Pilot's 'And Then Like Lions' on ATO Records is the third LP from the Portland, Oregon-based sextet consisting of frontman Israel Nebeker, fellow...

Oregon Zoo  
Portland River Monsters Box Lacrosse

Box lacrosse returns to Oregon! Don't miss one of the best of seven series as the Portland River Monsters host the Beaverton Mountaineers in exciting RBLL...

PDX SportsCenter  
The Mystery Box Show

From vanilla to kinky, queer to straight, and everything in between, a night at The Mystery Box Show brings you tales of one-night stands, explorations into...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
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...

NW Film Center/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  
Wine, Whiskey and Women

This new event brings together women from all parts of life to celebrate, support and empower one another. This celebratory, positive event brings in...

Olympic Mills Commerce Center  
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  
94/7's "Best Show of the Year... So Far (Part 2.5)" Joywave

Indie rock group Joywave are joined by July Talk and Ron Gallo for 94/7's Best Show of the Year... so far!

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
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  
Weather Machine

Based in Portland OR, The Weather Machine released its first album after a blustery winter of recording on the Oregon Coast. With strong ties to the region,...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
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, August 12

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