Events

Saturday, September 9

Aerial Arts at Summer of Celebration

Pendulum Aerial Arts (PAA) performs aerial acts at the Summer of Celebration event.

Bridgeport Village  
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  
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 Dragon Boat Festival

Please join on September 9th and 10th for the 11th year of dragon boat racing at Portland's Tom McCall Waterfront Park!

Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park  
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  
Rose City Comic Con

Portland's premier pop-culture event, Rose City Comic Con is produced locally with a focus on creating a fun and friendly event for everyone! While their...

Oregon Convention Center  
Silk Road Cultural Diplomacy Concert

Muslim Educational Trust is creating a night of music at Director Park. This intimate music event will feature Al-Andalus Ensemble which encompasses violin...

Director Park  
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  
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  
Catio Tour 2017

Don’t miss this very Portland, one-of-a-kind event! The fifth annual Catio Tour will showcase ten diverse outdoor cat enclosures, including one made with...

10 cat patios in the Portland metro area  
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  
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  
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  
Portland Vernacular: The Buckman Neighborhood Tour

Buckman is one of the city’s oldest Eastside neighborhoods with a variety of vernacular housing types beginning with late 19th century cottages through the...

Architectural Heritage Center  
TBA:17 the body vigil: a group dance | Facilitated by Marbles Jumbo Radio

How might moving, listening and being together as distinctly orientated bodies in everyday social and political spheres, further heighten our capacity to see...

Apano's Jams  
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  
“America’s Great Highway”: The Historic Columbia River Highway

Robert W. Hadlow, Ph.D., discusses “America’s Great Highway.” Hadlow is a historian who has researched and written about the Historic Columbia River Highway...

Architectural Heritage Center  
Jewelry Making: Shrinky Dinks

Transform your drawings into a wearable works of art at the Portland Children's Museum! You’ll draw on shrink paper and cut out the creations, then watch as...

Portland Children's Museum  
Back to School Family Activities

Celebrate September with a day of family fun at the Portland Tram. There will be arts and craft activities for kids. Don’t miss the chance to paint a...

Portland Aerial Tram  
Belmont Street Fair

The Belmont Street Fair is held annually on the Saturday after Labor Day on SE Belmont Street in Portland, Oregon.

SE Belmont St from SE 33rd to SE 39th, Portland, Oregon 97214  
Clackamas County On Tap and Uncorked

This is a new and exciting event showcasing craft breweries, wineries, and distillers in Clackamas County. This event will have live local entertainment,...

Sara Hite Memorial Rose Garden  
La Foire a Faire: School Craft Fair

Come to Le Monde French Immersion Public Charter School's second annual back-to-school craft fair. They'll have parent and student vendors, plus a select...

TaborSpace, Back Field  
Oodles 4 Kids Fifth Birthday

Oodles 4 Kids turns five and they're having a party! With Magformers, Yellow Scope Science Demos, Linkt Bracelet Making, Zipes Car Tubes, face painting,...

Oodles 4 Kids  
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  
Serbian Festival 2017

The 11th Annual Serbian Festival is a celebration of food, wine, dance and culture of the Serbian Orthodox people. There will be delicious Serbian food...

Saint Stephans Serbian Orthodox Church  
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  
Converge 45: You In Mind

Lita Albuquerque, Laurie Anderson, Tannaz Farsi, Ann Hamilton, Jessie Henson, David Horvitz and James Lavadour. Converge 45 presents its second year of...

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center  
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  
Tall Paul Fest

Timbers match viewing party (with log slices cut by the one and only Timber Jim); official unveiling of the restored Paul after the game (between 4:30 and 5...

North Willis Boulevard (between North Brandon and North Denver)  
Taste of Latinoamerica

Taste of Latin America 2017 will build on the success of the past two years, delivering a unique-to-the-region Latin American culinary and cultural...

Portland Mercado  
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...

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TBA:17 The Negro Problem | In Conversation with d.a. carter

Renowned musical and performing artists Stew and Heidi (The Negro Problem, Passing Strange) discuss the impulses and influences behind the creation of their...

PICA at West End  
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...

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Ingenio Play Fest

Ingenio Play Fest 2pm, 7:30pm

Ingenio Milagro is a play and playwright development program for Latina/o playwrights. It serves as an intrinsic step in the development of new full-length...

Milagro Theatre  
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  
TBA:17 Katherine Profeta | Dramaturgy in Motion

In collaboration with dramaturg Kate Bredeson (Assoc. Professor of Theatre, Reed College), this afternoon series will illuminate the work of dramaturgs in...

PICA at West End  
Buckman Kerns Block Party Brewfest

Featuring 12 Buckman and Kerns breweries on tap all month long, a huge block party, dunk tank, after party with live music and amazing food specials! They...

Eastburn  
TBA:17 Dance Dramaturgy

In collaboration with dramaturg Kate Bredeson (Assoc. Professor of Theatre, Reed College), this afternoon series will illuminate the work of dramaturgs in...

PICA at West End  
IPRC Grand Reopening Celebration

The Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) has reason to celebrate: After 15+ months of searching and facing various challenges, the beloved Portland...

IPRC  
Jamie Rene Charlton & Michael David Neilson: Collaborative Art Exhibition

Featuring a collection of work developed over the past seven years. This will be the first show connecting the two artists in a gallery setting. Their work...

Elk Space at The Sentinel Hotel  
TBA:17 Bouchra Ouizguen | Corbeaux

“I wanted to take over the streets and fill them with a horde of crows. Like an immediate act, a sound sculpture, raw and urgent, resounding...

PICA at Hancock  
Michael Franti & Spearhead

Michael Franti is a musician, filmmaker and humanitarian who is recognized as a pioneering force in the music industry. Long known for his globally conscious...

McMenamins Edgefield  
TBA:17 Dohee Lee Puri Arts

Dohee Lee’s one-woman solo performance, MU/巫, utilizes cutting-edge wireless sensors to control technology and seamlessly integrate sound, film and animation...

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  
TBA:17 Will Rawls | I make me [sic]

West Coast premiere: I make me [sic] is a solo choreography adapted continually as an installation for galleries, museums and alternative spaces. Using the...

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  
Cinema Project Screens Attica

Liberation Literacy is holding a special screening of Attica on the anniversary of the uprising, to raise money for books for the social justice reading...

Yale Union  
Mac DeMarco

Before you ancients out there turn your heads and scoff at the premise of a twenty-something rock-and-roll goofball calling himself an old-anything, consider...

Oregon Zoo  
Mortified

Mortified 7pm

Hailed a "cultural phenomenon" by Newsweek and celebrated by This American Life, The Today Show, The Onion AV Club, Entertainment Weekly and beyond,...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Rose City Comic Con After Party

At the second annual Rose City Comic Con After Party, celebrate comics and pop culture with live music from PDX Broadsides, Professor Shyguy and Lucia...

Analog Cafe  
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  
Ingenio Play Fest

Ingenio Milagro is a play and playwright development program for Latina/o playwrights. It serves as an intrinsic step in the development of new full-length...

Milagro Theatre  
La La Land in Concert

Experience the original musical film like never before with a live symphony orchestra! Winner of 6 Academy Awards® including Best Original Score, La La Land...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
Outdoor Screening: Secret Life of Pets

Bring your dog to the movies! Well-behaved dogs welcome to attend. Two mismatched mutts get lost in New York City due to their feuding and must find their...

Molalla River State Park  
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  
They, Themself and Schmerm (Frontier Series)

Part standup comedy special, part teen zine confessional, They, Themself and Schmerm is Becca Blackwell's disturbingly hilarious personal tale of identity,...

Artists Repertory Theatre  
Gabriel Iglesias: Fluffy Mania

Gabriel Iglesias is one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians performing to sold-out concerts around the world. Wrapping up his current...

Memorial Coliseum  
Pigs on the Wing: The Wall

Imagine the energy and electric intensity of Dark Side of the Moon era Pink Floyd - in an intimate theater or rock club environment.... Hailing from...

Revolution Hall  
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 Becca Blackwell | They, Themself and Schmerm

U.S. West Coast Premiere: Part classic standup comedy special, part teen zine vomit confessional, They, Themself and Schmerm is Becca’s disturbingly...

Artists Repertory Theatre  
TBA:17 The Negro Problem | Notes of a Native Song

Inspired by the art and life of James Baldwin, Stew explores Baldwin’s trailblazing legacy through songs co-written by longtime collaborator Heidi Rodewald,...

Lincoln Recital Hall  
Cigarettes After Sex

Cigarettes After Sex front man Greg Gonzalez had a clear vision for his band’ s debut album, a gorgeously cinematic work released via Partisan Records on...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
Ásgeir

Ásgeir 9pm

How do you follow up the fastest selling debut album in Icelandic history, a record that out-performed even national treasures Björk and Sigur Rós’ first...

Wonder Ballroom  
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  
Mortified

Mortified 10pm

Hailed a "cultural phenomenon" by Newsweek and celebrated by This American Life, The Today Show, The Onion AV Club, Entertainment Weekly and beyond,...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
TBA:17 Critical Mascara | The Fifth and Final Showcase

Presented by Pepper Pepper, with House of Ada, House of Flora, DJ Spf 666 and DJ madison moore. Special Guest Performances by: House of AdaHouse of...

PICA at Hancock  

Saturday, September 9

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