Events

Thursday, August 3

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  
Chemtrails/Jeff Witscher

Sounds et al hosts this new monthly performance series at the Ace Hotel, Portland. The series will showcase a wide variety of sound artists, often somewhat...

Ace Hotel  
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  
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  
Life.Art.Being Integrative Arts Festival

This festival includes nine days of movement and creativity classes to focus the lens of interconnection and explore the personal and ecological context for...

Various Locations  
Meet the Designers

Join Honeyman Hardware for their First Thursday Meet the Designers Event. With the help of over 14 local Portland makers, designers and color specialists,...

Honeyman Hardware Lofts  
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  
Pickathon

This independent music festival prides itself on diverse lineups and pioneering ways in zero-waste, with food-trucks, local breweries and wineries, and six...

Pendarvis Farm  
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)  
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  
Top Down Rooftop Cinema

Top Down Rooftop Cinema is Northwest Film Center's annual outdoor film series. Classic, campy and always entertaining, films screen on Thursday nights in...

S.W. 15th Ave. & S.W. Yamhill St. Portland, OR 97205  
CARE

CARE 7:30am

This screening, a Portland premiere of the documentary CARE, will be followed by a discussion including Tony Heriza (CARE's producer), Lee Girard (Director...

Clinton Street Theater  
12 Degrees Black

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is pleased to present an installation by artist Elijah Hasan in the exhibition space adjacent to the Portland...

Portland Building  
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  
Gentle Music for Babies and Pre-Toddlers with Mr. Ben

Music is magic for children’s cognitive development, lighting up different regions of their rapidly developing brains in ways that nothing else does....

Portland Children's Museum  
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  
Galaxy Dance Festival

Polaris Dance Theatre 2017 Galaxy Dance Festival is an annual summer dance festival hosting an array of Portland area companies and performers. This...

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  
Mark Andres and Chris Knight: Recent Paintings

Arts Council of Lake Oswego present artists Mark Andres and Chris Knight. Both artists worked and taught art together at Portland Community College for many...

510 Museum & ARTspace  
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  
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  
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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First Thursday At Altitude

Join up this First Thursday for Altitude's featured artist with a special meet and greet. Stick around for music, drinks and specials. Be sure to visit the...

Altitude  
First Thursday with Cedar Teeth

August's First Thursday will be held backstage! Find the entrance via 10th Street. Celebrate summer with Portland-based folk-rock band Cedar Teeth. Every...

Portland Center Stage at the Armory, Backstage  
Classical Downtown Portland Tour

Downtown Portland contains an extensive collection of classically influenced buildings, many of which are clad with glazed terra cotta, a building material...

Architectural Heritage Center  
Portland Pickles Baseball Game

The Portland Pickles will be playing in their final homestand of the 2017 season. From July 31-August 2, they will be playing against the Yuba City Bears....

Lents Park  
Linfield Music Programs Benefit

For the 13th year in a row, Youngberg Hill will be hosting the Linfield Benefit. 100% of the proceeds go to the Linfield Music Programs. Featuring: Aaron...

Youngberg Hill  
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  
Last Call Trivia

Come play some fun and challenging free bar trivia, every Thursday.

Rivershore Bar  
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  
Romeo & Juliet (Layla & Majnun)

Presented by Bag&Baggage Productions. Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers has been described as “timeless” . . . perhaps more so than most people...

Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza  
Stumptown Improv Festival

All are invited to this fantastic improv summer festival. Groups from our fair city, as well as groups from around the country and the world, strut their...

Artists Repertory Theatre  
Taking Back Sunday

It's difficult to believe that Tidal Wave is Taking Back Sunday's seventh album. While most of their peers have either broken up, faded away or reunited to...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
The Difficulty of Crossing a Field & The Little Match Girl Passion

"The opera's shift to a summer season concludes with a classic and a contemporary opera. Sung in Italian with English titles, Mozart's comic sex opera Cosi...

Newmark 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  
Free Trivia Night

Come out and play some free Last Call Trivia with your friends.

Ringo's Bar & Grill  
Bobby Bare Jr.

With a big-as-the-room persona, an ability to rock the doors off the most jaded of clubs, the heart to hold a room completely still with just his guitar, and...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Cloud Cult performs full score of The Seeker to film, plus a second set

Cloud Cult is an experimental chamber rock band from the Midwest who has stayed true to the concept of DIY "Indie Rock" for more than 15 years. The band has...

Aladdin Theater  
David Wax Museum

“Suz and I started this band as friends,” says David Wax, “but now we’re married and have a child and have our family on the road with us. The stakes are...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  

Thursday, August 3

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