Events

Thursday, September 7

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  
Gay Softball World Series 2017

The Gay Softball World Series returns to Portland for the first time since 2002. This softball series raises the level of player experience for all...

Multiple locations  
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  
Nathan Hedges/Volcanic Pinnacles/Amenta Abioto

Sounds et al hosts this monthly performance series on the first Thursday of every month, which showcases a wide variety of sound artists, sometimes...

Ace Hotel, Lobby  
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  
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 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  
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  
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  
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  
This Is Hunger

Come on a compelling journey, one that draws you into the lives of everyday Americans and deepens your awareness about who struggles with hunger and why....

Congregation Neveh Shalom  
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  
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  
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  
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Wine Flight

Pairings Portland raises the “stakes” with their Buffy the Vampire Slayer wine flight! Come savor eight wines paired to eight classic BtVS characters for...

Pairings Portland  
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  
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  
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...

Meeting location sent to you after booking  
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 DJ Prashant + PlayMaker Launch Party

Every First Thursday, Portland Center Stage (PCS) opens their doors to the community. Whether you're just strolling by, headed to a gallery down the street...

Portland Center Stage at the Armory  
High-Proof PDX Book Launch

Celebrate Portland distilling and the first-ever guidebook to spirits tasting, High-Proof PDX: A Spirited Guide to Portland’s Distilling Scene by Karen...

Bit House Saloon  
Bingo & Beers

This is a quintessential Portland Thursday evening out you don't want to miss. Bingo with emcee Poison Waters (local celebrity drag queen extraordinaire)...

Lagunitas Community Room  
TBA:17 Opening Night Dinner

Get the first look ​at​ the 2017 Time Based Art Festival (TBA:17) as they kick off the festival with their annual Opening Night Dinner. Enjoy a sneak peak of...

PICA at Hancock  
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  
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  
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  
Live Wire with Luke Burbank

Join Emmy award-winning host Luke Burbank for the taping of Live Wire, the fastest growing entertainment show on public radio. We’ve got a late-night stride,...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Free Trivia Night

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

Ringo's Bar & Grill  
Jen Kirkman: The "All New Material, Girl" Tour

Jen Kirkman is a national and internationally touring stand-up comedian. Her 2015 Netflix Original Comedy Special “I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)” was...

Aladdin Theater  
Reveal All Fear Nothing: A Journey in Sex, Love, Porn and Feminism

Reveal All Fear Nothing: A Journey in Sex, Love, Porn and Feminism is a multi-media performance and experimental theater piece written and performed by...

Mister Theater, Studio #101  
TBA:17 Genesis Breyer P-Orridge | Untitled

Part of THEMSELVES curated by Kristan Kennedy Industrial music pioneer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge inaugurates the 15th TBA festival in their new East Side...

PICA at Hancock  
Alexandra Savior

Smooth and smoky tunes from buzzworthy upcoming artist and PDX native! Alexandra Savior McDermott (born June 14, 1995), known professionally as Alexandra...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
Coast Modern

Coast Modern is a chilled out LA indie-pop duo buoyed by infectious beats and samples.

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
TBA:17 Bomba con Buya and Father Fannie Curated by Y.G.B. Portland

Immediately following P-Orridge’s performance, the dance floor will open up for an evening of celebration and music curated by Y.G.B.Portland. Bomba con...

PICA at Hancock  

Thursday, September 7

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