Events

Saturday, August 5

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  
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  
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  
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  
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  
Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals Summer Fest

Summer Festival is held each year on the first full weekend of August. This two-day event features live music, food, educational demonstrations and vendors...

Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals  
Sunset on the Springwater 5K, 10K & Half Marathon

Join Terrapin Events on an intimate summer evening in beautiful Sellwood Riverfront Park. Before the run, play a round of kickball, throw around the frisbee,...

Sellwood Riverfront Park  
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  
Tualatin Crawfish Festival

The festival was founded in 1951, originally as a way to celebrate the construction and completion of the new VFW hall on Seneca Street. As ideas for the...

Tualatin Community Park  
Vanport Jazz Festival

The #VanportJazzFestival honors the city of Vanport and the voices who formed the jazz community. On the site of the historic flood, they intend to transform...

Portland Meadows  
Wings and Wheels

The annual Wings and Wheels festival boasts a cruise in with cars, bikes and trucks, a fly in, military vehicles, half marathon, beer garden hosted by...

 
National Oyster Day

Urban Farmer is offering a limited supply of Hama Hama oysters for $4 a piece, available until the supply is gone. Chef Matt sources these from the fifth...

Urban Farmer  
Willamette Writers Conference

Willamette Writers, the largest writing organization in the Pacific Northwest, is hosting its 48th Annual Willamette Writers Conference. The event will...

Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel  
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  
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  
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  
Fremont Fest

Come to Fremont Fest and enjoy a bike/pet parade, shopping specials, vendor booths, live music, kid’s games and a pub crawl.

Beaumont Business District  
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  
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  
Ladd’s Addition Historic District Tour

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through this leafy enclave of early 20th century homes, churches and businesses. This National Register Historic District is...

Architectural Heritage Center  
Live Free Scavenger Hunt

Comb Hayden Island for clues about your New Tomorrow and explore this unique Portland neighborhoods: a whole island of peaceful trails, lush parks, quality...

Yacht Harbor Club Apartments  
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  
Second Annual Portland Hot Sauce Expo

This expo will feature some of the best hot sauce companies from the Pacific Northwest, United States and daring international companies. There will be...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry), Parking Lot  
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  
Hopworks (Powell) Urban Brewery 5K Fun Run

Join up to enjoy a 5k-ish fun-run. You can walk, jog, run . . . no one cares! The sponsors have mapped out a course that starts and ends at Hopworks Urban...

Hopworks Urban Brewery  
Hopworks Urban Brewery on Sandy 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 Hopworks Urban Brewery on...

Hopworks Urban Brewery  
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  
Soulful Giving Foundation Blanket Concert

Spread your blankets and sand chairs under shady fir trees and enjoy a fun-filled day along the scenic Sandy River in Troutdale, Oregon at the Soulful Giving...

Yoshida's Garden View Estate  
Yoshida's Seventh Annual Soulful Giving Blanket Concert

With the help of Fred Meyer and 43 other generous sponsors, the Soulful Giving Foundation is once again hosting the hottest event in East County, and you’re...

Yoshida's Garden View Estate  
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  
Ceremonial Grade Matcha Whisking and Tasting

The Jasmine Pearl now offers two varieties of ceremonial grade matcha: conventional and organic. The conventional ceremonial grade matcha has a smooth and...

Jasmine Pearl Tea Company  
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  
 Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls Presents Summer Camp Session 3 Showcase

Come hear the girls of Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls Session 3 at their end-of-camp showcase concert. The Rock ’n’ Roll Camp for Girls, a 501(c)3 nonprofit,...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
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  
House of Shadow Silence

House of Shadow Silence is a virtual reality experience where audiences float through a re-creation of the Film Guild Cinema, an iconic movie house from the...

Academy Theater  
Shibori & Indigo Dye Workshop

Get ready to get blue! In this hands-on workshop you will learn the basics of shibori-inspired folding and binding techniques to create beautiful patterns on...

Shout House  
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  
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  
Suspended Moment: Butoh Technique Workshop

Participate in a weekend of movement, creativity and connection with choreographer, Meshi Chavez. The Suspended Moment Workshop is an extension of the...

Momentum Studio  
Obon Fest

Obon Fest 3pm

Obonfest (Obon) is a traditional summertime Japanese (and Japanese-American) festival commemorating one's ancestors. In their honor, lanterns are hung, Bon...

Oregon Buddhist Temple  
The Wizard of Oz

In 1939, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was at the height of its powers as a studio producing the most lavish films in Hollywood. The Wizard of Oz, one of its...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
Oyster Happy Hour

The Original Dinerant is serving Pacific oysters on the half shell for $1 a piece from 4 p.m.-close. Chef AJ Voytko serves up his oysters with Handsome’s Hot...

The Original Dinerant  
The Art of Seeing: Photography as a Contemplative Practice

What if, instead of pulling us into an endless scroll of news and updates, the smart phones we carry around all day could actually help us connect more...

Klum House Workshop  
La traversée de Paris

One of the first films to criticize, albeit humorously, the less than patriotic behavior of some French citizens during World War II, the alternatively...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
Vino in the City

Celebrate 18 years of urban winemaking with Hip Chicks Do Wine. Join up for an evening of wine, appetizers and live music by Untapped. Admission includes...

Hip Chicks Do Wine  
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  
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  
Playing Monopoly with God & Other True Stories

Melissa Bangs makes Portland her last weekend of performances in a nine-city West Coast Tour. She brings with her three performances of a hilarious and...

The Old Church  
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  
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  
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  
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  
Total Brewclipse PDX

This summer, a once-in-a-lifetime eclipse will travel through Oregon. To prepare for this momentous act of nature, and to celebrate Portland Monthly’s...

Redd on Salmon  
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  
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 Junebugs

Imagine if you put R. Kelly through a banjo. Led by frontman and beard enthusiast Moses Barrett, The Junebugs combine high-energy pop with Pacific Northwest...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Wild at Heart

Wild at Heart 8:30pm

The promise of love in a violent world ripples under the surface of the unhinged Wild at Heart, in which Sailor Ripley (Nicolas Cage), fresh out of prison...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
90s Night "Glow Night In the Ballroom"

The popular 90s dance party is moving upstairs to the Crystal Ballroom! Dance to videos on an enormous movie sized screen. Music by TLC, Beastie Boys, Snoop...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
Stu Larsen

These days, Stu Larsen lives out of a suitcase. You might find the nomadic musician somewhere between his native Australia, Spain or Japan, before he picks...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  

Saturday, August 5

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