Events

Friday, September 15

Birds of Elliott

Regional Artists bring the beauty of Elliott State Forest to Portland. If you've wondered about Elliott, come see the 3D sculptures of the native birds,...

Portland Audubon Interpretive 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  
Feast Portland

Feast Portland is more than a food and drink festival. It’s a movement that showcases the energy, creativity and enthusiasm that’s driving America’s food...

Multiple venues  
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  
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  
Mt. Angel Oktoberfest

In the heart of Oregon's hop growing region, Mount Angel's Oktoberfest brings 350,000 people to the Bavarian village every September. The Northwest's oldest...

Mt Angel, OR  
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)  
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 Corn Maize at the Pumpkin Patch

Portland’s original cornfield maze celebrates its 19th season at The Pumpkin Patch on beautiful Sauvie Island in Portland, Oregon. Craig Easterly, founder of...

The Pumpkin Patch  
Time-Based Art (TBA) Festival

Called “the best contemporary summer festival in the country” by The New York Times, Portland’s Time-Based Art Festival (TBA) returns every September with 10...

Various locations  
Hortus Santiatum: Finding Wellness in Nature

This series of encaustic paintings explores the longstanding role of nature and the natural environment in our well-being. Drawing inspiration from the...

University of Portland - Buckley Center Gallery  
Portland Canstruction Event - An International Competition

Celebrating their 21st year in Portland as one of the world's most imaginative food charities, the Canstruction® exhibition and competition is a unique...

Pioneer Courthouse Square  
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  
Inspirations of Classical China

Inspirations of Classical China joins a group of artists with common interests in Chinese culture and its arts. Although they come from different parts of...

Lan Su Chinese Garden  
Junk Bonanza Portland

A Ki Nassauer event for purveyors and shoppers of vintage finds, beautiful antiques and artisan-repurposed pieces The Gay Beards, Portland Gear, and...

Oregon Convention Center  
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  
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  
Picturing Oregon

In conjunction with the Museum’s 125th anniversary, Picturing Oregon offers an extraordinary opportunity to reflect on the importance of place and to...

Portland Art Museum  
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  
TBA:17 Asking for a Diaspora | with Maya Vivas and Leila Haile

Creative duo Maya Vivas and Leila Haile will facilitate a participatory discussion surrounding the history of art institutions, gatekeeping, Queer Black art...

New Expressive Works  
Tiny House Living Festival

Tiny House Living Festival, a traveling three day expo featuring tiny houses on wheels and other small living options comes to the Portland area. Attendees...

Clark County Event Center  
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  
Music, Movement and Signing presented by Tiny Talkers

Little movers and shakers ages 2-5 and their caregivers will sing, dance, hear stories and learn some sign language in this lively interactive class. Each...

Portland Children's Museum  
34th Annual Portland Fall RV Show

Once again, Oregon’s largest RV event will feature the Northwest’s top RV manufacturers and dealers, an outstanding variety of class A, B and C motorhomes,...

Portland Expo Center  
Bill Will: Fun House

The fertile imagination of Bill Will, a veteran Portland conceptual sculptor and installation artist, is on full display in this extensive installation at...

Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art at Lewis & Clark College  
Michael T. Hensley: Long Haul

Gentle swoops of paint drip down airy, hovering polka dots. Colorful squiggles combat atop dark, somber streaks and disorienting grids. A single neon palm...

Nationale  
Randall David Tipton: New Paintings

Randall David Tipton had his first solo show at White Bird Gallery in 1987. Over the past 30 years, the artist has developed a highly original painting style...

White Bird Gallery  
Rodrigo Valenzuela: General Song

Rodrigo Valenzuela's General Song abstracts and adapts images of the barricade. Drawing on his longtime interest in poetic resistance and research in Chile,...

Upfor Gallery  
Sign, Sing and Play Presented by Tiny Talkers

Sign language, music and movement class for ages 9 months to 2.5 years and their caregivers. Each class offers a chance to learn and discover for you and...

Portland Children's Museum  
Alejandra Laviada: Geometry of Space

This exhibition will be on display, along with Eunjong Lee's Seoul Physiognomy, from September 7–October 1, 2017. First Thursday Opening Reception:...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
Eunjong Lee: Seoul Physiognomy

This exhibition will be on display, along with Alejandra Laviada's Geometry of Space, from September 7–October 1, 2017. First Thursday Opening Reception:...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
TBA:17 (self) | Curated by Stephanie Snyer and Samiya Bashir

“Nothing without the sound / won’t show me things / I need to hear you talking.” —Fred Moten (self). The word on the wind disperses, while the body becomes...

Reed College: Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery  
TBA:17 Manuel Solano | with Roy Pérez

Interdisciplinary artist Manuel Solano and Roy Pérez (Asst. Professor of English and American Ethnic Studies, Willamette University), discuss Manuel’s TBA...

PNCA: Mediatheque  
Stefan Lesueur: Naturally

The Cawein Gallery is proud to announce their newest exhibition by Portland-based artist Stefan Lesueur. Lesueur will be showing two series of work,...

Kathrin Cawein Gallery at Pacific University  
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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TBA:17 Sarah AbuAbdallah | ZeroZero

Part of THEMSELVES curated by Kristan Kennedy Sarah AbuAbdallah will be in embedded within the festival, producing new work, screening video, reading texts...

PNCA: Mediatheque  
TBA:17 d.a. carter and Robin Deacon

TBA:17 Guest Scholars d.a. carter and Robin Deacon present back-to-back lectures that engage their current research, practice, ideas and questions. d.a....

PICA at West End  
$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  
Bottles Brews & BBQ

If you liked Bourbon & Bacon Fest, you’re going to love Bottles, Brews and BBQ. Enjoy mouth-watering grilled and barbeque-inspired snacks, music and...

Pure Space  
TBA:17 Dorothée Munyaneza w/ Holland Andrews and Alain Mahé | Unwanted

Dorothée Munyaneza with Holland Andrews, and Alain Mahé directs our gaze towards the aftermath of genocide. Here, we explore the psychic repercussions of...

Winningstad Theatre  
TBA:17 Takahiro Yamamoto | Direct Path To Detour, Single Focus

World Premiere: Grounded in the idea that a sense of who we are is rooted in one’s embodied experiences, Direct Path to Detour seeks to evoke various mental...

PICA at West End  
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  
Night of Cake & Puppets Book Release Party

Come celebrate the release of the new gift edition of Night of Cake & Puppets with New York Times bestelling author Laini Taylor and illustrator Jim Di...

TaborSpace  
Under the Influence: All Trumped Up

An unapologetically feminist, irreverent musical that tackles the influences that surround all of us by examining our hero, Anita: Anita Drink, Anita Smoke,...

Funhouse Lounge  
An Octoroon

An Octoroon 7:30pm

"In a rollicking funhouse critique of racial representations in American culture, playwright (and MacArthur “genius” fellowship recipient) Branden...

Artists Repertory Theatre  
Cabaret

Cabaret 7:30pm

Directed by Ron Daum Musical Direction by Beth Noelle Choreography by Laura Hiszcyznskyj A musical based on John Van Druten's 1951 play I Am a Camera,...

Lakewood Center for the Arts  
Hand To God

Hand To God 7:30pm

This play was nominated for five Tony Awards in 2015. After the death of his father, meek Jason finds an outlet for his anxiety at the Christian Puppet...

Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza  
How the Other Half Loves

The opening play of Sandy Actors Theatre’s new season provides a perfect escape from the heat with an uproarious comedy, Alan Ayckbourn’s How the Other Half...

Sandy Actors Theatre  
Rising Star: Sahun "Sam" Hong

Vendome Prize winning pianist Sam Hong will perform a free, hour-long performance. His program includes Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin and a new piece by Oregon...

Terwilliger Plaza  
Spinning Into Butter

Political Correctness: 1. Of, relating to, or supporting broad social, political, and educational change, especially to redress historical injustices in...

The Vault Theater  
The Crackwalker by Judith Thompson

The play takes a hard look at the “permanently unemployable” that fall through the cracks of social services. The author asks “How can this happen on our...

Performance Works North West  
Tia Fuller Quartet (Early Show)

Presented by PDX Jazz. When Mack Avenue recording artist Tia Fuller picks up her sax to play, something amazing happens as the reverberations of her musical...

Fremont Theater  
Jim Gaffigan - Noble Ape Tour

Jim Gaffigan is a Grammy nominated comedian, New York Times best-selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling father of five. He...

Moda Center  
The Show Bros - A Variety Show with Comedy, Magic and Illusions

Witness spellbinding illusion, mind-blowing hypnosis and side-splitting comedy. Featuring hypnotist Tyzen and illusionist Adam The Great, The Show Bros will...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
TBA:17 Luke George and Daniel Kok | Bunny

Dance provocateurs Luke George and Daniel Kok exploit the physical properties of rope and knots to unpick the boundaries of desire, trust, consent and...

Brunish Theatre  
TBA:17 Sara Magenheimer | I Collect Neglected Venoms

Part of Themselves curated by Kristan Kennedy West Coast Premiere: As part of an installation in PICA’s annex, Sara Magenheimer presents her new video, Best...

PICA at Hancock: Annex  
TBA:17 Tanya Tagaq | Retribution

Retribution is Tanya Tagaq’s portrait of a violent world in crisis, hovering on the brink of destruction. It’s a complex, exhilarating, howling protest that...

Lincoln Recital Hall  
Deerhoof

Deerhoof 9pm

Formed 1994, endearing, zig-zagging experimental pop icons, Deerhoof, present their new LP, 'Mountain Moves'.

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Marv Ellis and We Tribe

Conscious, genre defying and inspirational NW hip-hop. A uniquely fresh blend of stand-up bass, saxophones, turntables, ASR-10 drums, and Marv Ellis...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
Throwing Shade

Called "the perfect combination of silly, intelligent, cynical and charming" by Entertainment Weekly and "well worth dialing up" by the New York Times TV...

Revolution Hall  
Tia Fuller Quartet (Late Show)

Presented by PDX Jazz. When Mack Avenue recording artist Tia Fuller picks up her sax to play, something amazing happens as the reverberations of her musical...

Fremont Theater  
TBA:17 Y.G.B.Portland // DUG | Gifted Grounds II

Calling all Lovers, Creators, Change-makers, Hustlers, Baby Mamas, Nation Builders, Dreamers, Dancers, Revolutionaries, Freedom Fighters, Spiritual Gangsters...

PICA at Hancock  

Friday, September 15

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