Events

Thursday, November 1

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  
CCNA: 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  
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  
Football Viewing Party

Watch your favorite NFL and college football teams play at Rock Bottom Brewery (RBB). Every Thursday - Monday, RBB is offering food and drink discounts for...

Rock Bottom Brewery  
In Transit

Curated by Peggy Sue Amison, this group exhibition features the works of George Awde, Daniel Castro Garcia, Gohar Dashti, Tanya Habjouqa and Stefanie Zofia...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
Northwest Filmmakers' Festival

The Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival is the Northwest’s premiere showcase of new work by leading regional filmmakers. This touchstone annual event brings...

Multiple venues  
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  
Poetic Imagination: Selections from the Collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles

Poetry lies at the heart of Japanese culture. Since ancient times, artists in Japan have expressed the most profound emotions and the most nuanced responses...

Portland Art Museum  
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  
Siren Nation Festival 2018

The 2018 Siren Nation Festival presents a stunning musical line-up, a night of the best comedians from the Northwest, a visual art show with 50 outstanding...

Multiple venues  
The Discovery of King Tut

The Discovery of King Tut takes visitors on a once-in-a-lifetime expedition into the history of ancient Egypt to experience the treasures of Tutankhamun and...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)  
The Hoxton, Portland: Opening Sneak Peek Events

The Hoxton, Portland opens its doors in Old Town Chinatown for a sneak peek during the week of October 29-November 4, 2018. Friends and neighbors are invited...

The Hoxton, Portland  
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  
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  
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  
Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross

“I buried my negatives in the ground in order that there should be some record of our tragedy.” — Henryk Ross Together, Memory Unearthed at the Portland Art...

Portland Art Museum  
Modern American Realism: Highlights from the Smithsonian's Sara Roby Foundation Collection

A selection of treasured artworks from the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Modern American Realism encompasses the range of what...

Portland Art Museum  
Mumvember

Mumvember 10am

During the month of November, Lan Su Chinese Garden will be packed with more than 750 potted chrysanthemums artistically displayed throughout the...

Lan Su Chinese Garden  
Pearl District's Specialty Coffee Tour

Discover some of Portland’s most celebrated micro-roasters and specialty cafes in the upscale Pearl District and Northwest Portland’s Alphabet District....

La Perlita (inside the Eco-Trust Building)  
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 Art Museum Baby Morning Tour: Poetic Imagination

Explore the Portland Art Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. The Portland Art Museum welcomes babies and their caregivers beginning at 10...

Portland Art Museum  
Eli's Town

Eli's Town 11am

In early 2017, photographer Elliot Burg traveled to the Ukraine to document the birthplace of his Jewish grandfather and namesake Eli. Burg’s photographs of...

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, East Gallery  
Portland Art Museum Baby Morning Tour: Poetic Imagination

Explore the Portland Art Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. The Portland Art Museum welcomes babies and their caregivers beginning at 10...

Portland Art Museum  
The Last Journey of the Jews of Lodz

In conjunction with Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross, at the Portland Art Museum. Together the two exhibitions will offer an...

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, Main Gallery  
Tyger! Tyger!: New works by Jeffry Mitchell

“It is such intense proximities that magnetize, inspire and buoy artist Jeffry Mitchell’s tragicomic universe, imbuing his current exhibition with an...

PDX Contemporary Art  
A Life

A Life 12pm, 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  
Brewvana's Pacific Northwest is Best Tour

It’s hard to beat the Pacific Northwest when it comes to beer. This tour will introduce you to the ingredients, history and culture that makes the craft beer...

Southeast Growler Guys  
Art Museum Public Tour: Northwest Art

Explore the Portland Art Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Portland Art Museum  
Long Pose Figure Drawing Session

Come draw from a live model at a studio in Southeast Portland. This pose restarts the first Thursday every month.

High Low Art Space  
Downtown Portland Food & Drink Tour

Join Portland's oldest food tour company Forktown on a stroll through Portland's vibrant downtown. Tours make six 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  
Art Museum: Free First Thursday

Enjoy free admission to the Museum the first Thursday of each month from 5 – 8 p.m

Portland Art Museum  
Free First Thursday

On the First Thursday of the month from 5-8 p.m, the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education participates in the city-wide First Thursday...

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education  
November First Thursday with Sávila

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with Sávila, the cumbia/Latin/world/r&b-inspired music and visual art project of Fabiola Reyna, vocalist Brisa...

Portland Center Stage at The Armory  
Siren Nation 2018 Group Visual Arts Show: Transform

Celebrate over 50 women artists of the Pacific Northwest. This juried visual arts show kicks off Siren Nation's 12th annual arts festival by bringing...

Antoinette Hatfield Hall  
Art Museum Meditation Tour

Enjoy a slow looking tour experience and object-focused meditation. This public tour invites people to relax, rejuvenate, energize and be calm. Using focused...

Portland Art Museum  
Día de los Muertos

Join the Portland Mercado for its two-days-long Día de Los Muertos celebration. Come and learn more about this traditional celebration and visit the altar...

Portland Mercado  
Cerulean First Thursday

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

Cerulean Portland  
Children of Beqaa: Screening

The Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project at Portland State University and Lighthouse Peace Initiative (LPI Corp.), in partnership with the Oregon Jewish...

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education  
In Transit: Opening Reception

This is a First Thursday opening reception event for the group exhibit In Transit. Curated by Peggy Sue Amison, this group exhibition features the works of...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
Jamondria Harri and Jason Urick

Sounds et al and Beacon Sound host this monthly performance series at the Ace Hotel Portland. This November, they're looking forward to hosting Jamondria...

Ace Hotel Portland  
The Beneath

The Beneath consists of three all new, terrifying haunted attractions located in the 40,000 square foot Veterans Memorial Coliseum Exhibit Hall. Show your...

Veterans Memorial Coliseum  
What's It Worth To You? Figure Drawing Session

Come draw from a live model at a studio in Southeast Portland. This session features short poses from two-20 minutes long.

High Low Art Space  
Gala 5

Gala 5 6:30pm

Gala 5 is Design Museum Portland’s first annual fundraiser. For five years, Design Museum has been highlighting the impact design has on the community, as...

Jupiter NEXT  
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  
OMSI Science Pub Portland: Light Pollution & Birds

For eons, the night was lit only by the moon and stars, and life on this planet evolved under regular cycles of bright days and dark nights. All that has...

McMenamins Mission Theater  
Reel Eats: Silence of the Lambs

Reel Eats taps into the senses using both cinema and cuisine. Each curated bite is tucked away in different numbered boxes matching key moments in the film,...

Empirical Theater at OMSI  
There Is More Tour: Hillsong Worship & Pastor Houston

The There Is More Tour brings falls dates to the United States, featuring award-winning music artists Hillsong Worship and teaching from Pastor Brian...

Rolling Hills Community Church  
They Ate What?

Many of the ingredients and preparation methods popular during the Gilded Age seem unconventional today: cold-pressed meats; sweet or savory mushes and...

Pittock Mansion  
Tokeativity's Canna Mamas Night

Join Tokeativity Canna Mamas (TCM) for discussions about cannabis and motherhood, then enjoy self-care stations where conversations can continue and...

 
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  
A Map of Virtue

After a Hitchcockian swarm of bird descends upon Mark and Sarah’s lives, they can’t deny the mysterious forces that continue to push them together and...

Shoebox Theater  
Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls 7:30pm

Presented by Stumptown Stages. A sweeping and inspirational journey through 20th century American popular music, Dreamgirls chronicles one Motown group’s...

Winningstad Theatre  
Festival Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets feat. Pacifica Quartet

Presented by Friends of Chamber Music. The titanic career of Ludwig van Beethoven spanned the transition between the Classical tradition and the expansion of...

Lincoln Performance Hall  
Othello: The Remix

Presented by the Portland Actors Conservatory. This show was commissioned for the Globe Theatre as part of the Cultural Olympiad. Othello: The Remix is an...

Artists Repertory Theatre  
Small Mouth Sounds

Tired of not living their "best life," six broken individuals gather at a wellness center in the middle of the woods for a week-long silent retreat to...

Artists Repertory Theatre  
The Taming

The Taming 7:30pm

In this hilarious, farcical, all-female power-play by award-winning playwright Lauren Gunderson, all beauty queen Katherine needs to revolutionize the...

CoHo Theatre  
Free Trivia Night

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

Ringo's Bar & Grill  
The Nitemare B4 Xmas

Portland's legendary performance troupe Saloon Ensemble and special guests Three For Silver present a whole new celebration of the Day of the Dead with this...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Young In The City

Young In The City was born from an old band and an empty summer. While in still in high school, members Keelan O’Hara, Michael Porter and Noah Gundersen had...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Joyce Maynor

Joyce Maynor 8:30pm

Joyce Manor was conceived in the back of a car in the Disneyland parking lot—the kind of beginning California dreams are really made of. It was in the fall...

Wonder Ballroom  
Mitski: Be the Cowboy Tour

Hailed as the new vanguard of indie rock following the breakout success of 2016's Puberty 2, Mitski returns with Be The Cowboy, out August 17, 2018 via Dead...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
Billy Strings

Billy Strings plays hard and he lives hard, picking so fast and intensely that he’s known to break multiple strings per song, basing the songs he writes on...

Revolution Hall  
Into A Study (Between Venus And Mars): Paul X. Rutz w/ Neuroscientist Amanda Hampton Wray

Be a subject in a neuroscience study at the opening reception. This one-of-a-kind installation reveals paintings designed both as a coherent body of artwork...

Ford Gallery  
La Luz

La Luz 9pm

In describing Weirdo Shrine, producer/engineer Ty Segall remarked that it gave him a vision of a “world … burning with colors [he’d] never seen, like mauve...

Aladdin Theater  

Thursday, November 1

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