Thursday, October 4

APEX: Avantika Bawa

APEX presents a new body of work by Portland-based artist Avantika Bawa. Looking at a singular Portland architectural structure, she presents her ongoing...

Portland Art Museum  
Built Up Festival

Built Up Festival brings Oregon together to celebrate, connect and support its consumer product ecosystem. This is the second year of the festival, an event...

Various locations  
Center for Contemporary Art: Not Fragile

Though often associated with delicacy, glass is forged through intense and violent forces—a meteorite impacting the earth, a nuclear bomb detonating or a...

Portland Art Museum  
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...

Various Locations  
Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Mount Hood Tour

Offered by Wildwood Adventures. Follow the path of an ancient riverbed, carved by the last Ice Age, past the Bridge of the Gods, and explore the Windsurfing...

Various Locations  
Come Inside 2018: Sex & Culture Theater Festival

Sex-positive stories and curative comedy for discerning sapiosexuals. Also see: Come Inside 2018 Opening Gala at Alberta Rose Theater. There will also be a...

CoHo Theatre  
Eternal Echoes

An Arab Muslim woman's exploration of being, femininity and societal expectations. This unique exhibition of selected works by premier Egyptian artist Marwa...

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral  

FashioNXT Week is an event showcasing the experience of “What’s Next in Fashion.” Every October, FashioNXT Week premiers the next season’s collections of...

Unnamed venue  
Oregon Coast Tour

With over 300 miles of public coastline, Oregon’s beaches are sure to amaze with their dramatic offshore rock formations and reborn beach towns. This tour...

Director Park  
Portland City Half Day Tour

Offered by Wildwood Adventures. With the Willamette River down the center and the Columbia River above, Portland is often more wildly known by its nicknames...

Director Park  
Portland Queer Film Festival

The Portland Queer Film Festival (PQFF)–formerly Portland Lesbian & Gay Film Festival–is now in its 22nd year. The festival showcases feature, documentary...

Cinema 21  
Robbert Flick: Arena

When Netherlands-born Robbert Flick first moved to Los Angeles in 1968, the car-centric nature of the sprawling American city immediately influenced his...

Portland Art Museum  
Su-mei Tse: L’Echo

Su-Mei Tse (born Luxembourg, 1973) trained as a classical cellist in a family of musicians. As a visual artist, her work unites sound, image, and body in a...

Portland Art Museum  
The Corn Maize at the Pumpkin Patch

Portland’s original cornfield maze celebrates its 20th season at The Pumpkin Patch on beautiful Sauvie Island in Portland, Oregon. Craig Easterly, founder of...

The Pumpkin Patch  
The Shape of the Land: Topographical Painting and Maps in Late Joseon Korea

This special installation in the Museum’s Korean Gallery is inspired by one of the most important Korean works in our collection: a large folding screen...

Portland Art Museum  
Uncensored Celebration

Uncensored is an art show benefit for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Oregon, celebrating free expression and featuring posters designed by...

Lagunitas Portland Community Room  
Willamette Valley Wine Tasting Tour

Offered by Wildwood Adventures. World-famous Pinot Noirs, crisp Chardonnays and sweet Rieslings are just a taste of the dozens of wines that Oregon has to...

Director Park  
Celebrating Porsche 911

55 years after its debut, the Porsche 911’s design silhouette hasn’t changed much. It may have more safety features, more bells and whistles and much more...

World of Speed  
Songs for My Child. Songs for Myself.

Paintings by Jolyn Fry. A series of large-scale paintings created in relation to healing from post-trauma dissociation. The opening reception will be held...

Ford Gallery  
Art at Lan Su

Lan Su hosts artists each year from the Pacific Northwest and beyond, to show work in the pavilions of the garden. From classical Chinese styles to...

Lan Su Chinese Garden  
Dining in the Gilded Age

Explore the gadgets used to prepare foods and feasts circa 1900 and the specialized china and silverware used to serve them. As cooks and hostesses responded...

Pittock Mansion  
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  
Yoga in the Ancient Forest

Join Portland teacher Angelina Vasile and Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center for a weekend getaway to deepen your movement practice and connection with your...

End of Forest Service Road 2209  
Amy Stephens: Land | Reland [Portland]

For her first solo exhibition in the United States, London-based artist Amy Stephens presents a series of totemic forms incorporating objects and imagery...

Upfor Gallery  
Christopher Mathie: Seeking Balance

This new exhibition reflects the search for balance and truth within a commerce-driven world by moving past fear-based decision-making. Washington-state...

White Bird Gallery  
I Wanna Be Well

Over the years as Bordowitz has turned his poetics and camera lens inward, he has examined rituals of living with HIV, often in relation to popular images of...

Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery  
Tamara Staples Photo Exhibition

Side Effects May Include, a photo-based installation by Tamara Staples that focuses on the relationship between mental health and poly-pharmacy, or the...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
The Color Purple

The Color Purple 12pm, 7:30pm

From Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller comes a powerful, Tony Award-winning musical with a fresh, joyous score of jazz, ragtime, gospel and...

Portland Center Stage at The Armory, U.S. Bank Main Stage  
Tommy Kha Photo Exhibition

“Through the framework of the self-portrait, I constantly navigate between self and otherness in my photography. Themes of likeness and representation are at...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
Utopia Without You

Williamson | Knight is pleased to announce Utopia Without You, an exhibition of new sculptural works by Tabitha Nikolai including a custom gaming PC with...

Williamson Knight  
Downtown Portland Food & Drink Tour

Join Portland's oldest food tour company Forktown on a stroll through Portland's vibrant downtown. Tours make five delicious stops to eat and drink, with...

Exact meeting location confirmed at time of ticket purchase  
Distillery Tour

Experience the sights and sounds of a working craft distillery in the heart of Portland. Tours are offered daily, showcasing the process of making Westward...

House Spirits Distillery  
October First Thursday with Norman Sylvester

Celebrate October First Thursday with Norman “The Boogie Cat” Sylvester and the Norman Sylvester Band as they share their unique mix of American blues and...

Portland Center Stage at The Armory  
Tommy Kha Artist Talk

Join Blue Sky with Tommy Kha as he discusses his photo exhibition. “Through the framework of the self-portrait, I constantly navigate between self and...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
Cerulean First Thursday

Join up for the monthly art gallery reception at Cerulean Portland.

Cerulean Portland  
Graintable & Coast2C

The Sounds et al series showcases a wide variety of sound artists, mainly focused on experimental, electronic and electroacoustic performances — always worth...

Ace Hotel  
Lab: Views of the River

In this lab titled "Views of the River: Understanding Pacific Northwest Rivers & Streams with Hearts and Minds," participants will use Pacific Northwest...

Wayfinding Academy  
Leatherworking Class: Mason Jar Coozie

Learn how fun and easy it is to work with leather! Become familiar with how to stitch, rivet, tool and dye one of nature’s most durable and beautiful...

Baerlic Brewing  
BeerQuest Haunted Pub Tour

Uncover Portland’s dark side on this spine-tingling walking tour and hear firsthand accounts of paranormal encounters – all while sampling six local...

Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub  
Last Call Trivia

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

Rivershore Bar  
Sex Ed A GoGo by Dirty Lola

Sex Ed A Go Go is a talk and variety show hybrid that is one part sex Q&A and one part go-go revue. Host Dirty Lola gives open, honest and entertaining...

CoHo Theatre  
A Life

A Life 7:30pm

A Life is a wickedly funny play about the meaning of life. Nate Martin is hopelessly single. When his most recent breakup casts him into a funk, he turns to...

Portland Center Stage at The Armory, Ellen Bye Studio  

Deathtrap 7:30pm

The longest-running thriller on Broadway comes to Main Street in downtown Hillsboro. A fiendishly clever plot, with nerve-jangling twists and turns,...

Vault Theater  
Live Wire w/ Tommy Pico, Eli Saslow, Emily Heller and The Helio Sequence

The latest installment of Portland's own nationally syndicated radio show features appearances from poet Tommy Pico, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eli...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Pilobolus: Come To Your Senses

White Bird Presents: Pilobolus’s Come To Your Senses is a multisensory experience, featuring live performances of onstage Pilobolus works alongside...

Newmark Theatre  

Pippin 7:30pm

Directed by Paul Angelo. Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Book by Roger O. Hirson. Heir to the throne, the young prince Pippin searches for the secret...

Lakewood Center for the Arts  
The Color Purple

From Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller comes a powerful, Tony Award-winning musical with a fresh, joyous score of jazz, ragtime, gospel and...

Portland Center Stage at The Armory, U.S. Bank Main Stage  
Dylan Schneider

Named “country music’s next rising star” by Billboard, Dylan Schneider has spent the better part of the last two years becoming the epitome of the modern...

Ponderosa Lounge & Grill  
Free Trivia Night

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

Ringo's Bar & Grill  
FishGirl by Siouxsie Q + Sean Andries

A fairy tale exploring themes of sex work through the lens of fantasy, Fish Girl tells the tale of a lovestruck tourist who falls into the deep end when he...

CoHo Theatre  
Latin Thursdays at Jones: Ladies Night

Every Thursday is Latin Night at Jones Bar in downtown Portland. Doors open at 9 p.m. for $4 well drinks (happy hour 9-10 p.m.) and a free beginner's Bachata...

Jones Bar  
Rupaul's Drag Race

Your favorite drag stars return with a fierce new show for 2018 in The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race World Tour! Hosted by Bob The Drag Queen with sickening...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  

Thursday, October 4