Events

Thursday, November 8

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  
Aquavit Week

The seventh annual Aquavit Week, the week-long celebration of the signature spirit of the Nordics, returns for 2018 from November 4 to 10, 2018. This year’s...

Multiple venues  
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 Tour

Offered by Wildwood Adventures. Upon departure from downtown Portland, the Gateway to the Gorge is where the real beauty begins. From earth-shaking...

Director Park  
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...

Director Park  
Factitious Matter

Four masters of trompe l'oeil show us there is beauty in the banal and delight in the disposable. Featuring Brett Kern, Tim Kowalczyk, Dylan Martinez, and...

Eutectic Gallery  
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  
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 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  
Le Vian Trunk Show Holiday Season Event

You are invited to the one-day-only Le Vian Trunk Show Holiday Season Event at Macy's Washington Square. Celebrate the season's vast selection of flavorful...

Macy's Washington Square  
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  
The Truth Project

The Truth Project is a collection of works by performing artists exploring the overlap of circus arts, dance, narrative and physical theater to explore...

Echo Theater  
60th Annual Portland Metro RV Show

This event, the premier RV Show in the Northwest, is a showcase for the freedom of the RV lifestyle, perfect for RV enthusiasts and novices alike. Featuring...

Portland Expo Center  
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  
Holiday Marketplace

Join the Arts Council of Lake Oswego for the second annual hand-selected, all-media Holiday Marketplace. This exhibition showcases work including fine art,...

ARTspace  
The 60th Annual Portland Metro RV Show

This premier Northwest RV show is a showcase for the freedom of the RV lifestyle. The show will feature:Hundreds of RVsAll the best models, including motor...

Portland Expo Center  
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  
Brown Bag Lunch Discussion w/ Rosalyn Kliot

This month features Speaker’s Bureau member Rosalyn Kliot, who will share her story from origins in Vilna and Lodz to life in Oregon today. This event is...

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education  
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: European Art

Explore the 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  
APS-DPP Plasma Science Expo

Plasma Science Expo is an exhibition that focuses on hands-on science education. It is for students at all levels, parents, teachers and the general...

Oregon Convention Center  
Tribal Open House: Yuwiititomeu hewilts (sharing our path)

Please join the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians for an open house. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn from tribal...

Coos History Museum  
Ugly Sweater Party

Come party with friends. Your hosts will provide everything else you need for a night of fun: good drinks, better company and rockin' prizes.

Lagunitas Portland Community Room  
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  
Dan Savage's HUMP! Film Festival 2018

The HUMP! Film Festival has been bringing audiences a new kind of porn since 2005. The festival features short dirty movies - each less than five minutes -...

Revolution Hall  
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  
Trashcan Joe

Presented by Kendall Concerts. Kendall Concerts: Music Under the Dome is a monthly planetarium concert series combining live performances with stunning...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry), Kendall Planetarium  
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  
Inherit the Wind

Directed by Antonio Sonera. By Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee. Based on the famous Scopes “monkey” trial about a high school educator’s choice to teach...

Lakewood Center for the Arts  
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  
Tchaikovsky v. Drake

Classical music meets hip-hop in this symphonic mashup from visionary composer and conductor Steve Hackman. Three vocalists and a rap artist join the Oregon...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
The Art of Blushing & The Lazarus Complex

Presented by Hand2Mouth Theater. Writer Ben Moorad's grandfather was a psychiatrist in New Britain, Connecticut, who collected 124 stories from 1941 to 1948...

Shout House  
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  
Verdi's La Traviata

Presented by Portland Opera. A crown jewel of grand opera, La Traviata tells the story of the brilliant and beautiful Parisian courtesan Violetta Valéry as...

Keller Auditorium  
Verdi's La Traviata

A crown jewel of grand opera, Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata tells the story of the brilliant and beautiful Parisian courtesan Violetta Valéry as she falls...

Keller Auditorium  
¡Alebrijes! A Día de Muertos Tale

How do you remember those who came before? Milagro's Season 35 begins with its beloved annual Día de Muertos production. This year, Milagro takes inspiration...

Milagro Theatre  
Dori Freeman

Dori Freeman is a singer and songwriter from Galax, Va. Her music blurs the finer lines of Americana and shines new light on the legacy of traditional music....

Winningstad Theatre  
Free Trivia Night

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

Ringo's Bar & Grill  
J Mascis

J Mascis 8pm

Best known as the frontman of the influential indie rock trio Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis has also been a solo artist, producer and film composer. Getting his...

Aladdin Theater  
The Wind + The Wave

Another year, another record: Patty Lynn and Dwight Baker will be releasing their third full length and fifth album in their five-year existence this fall....

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Frankie Cosmos, Kero Kero Bonito

Frankie Cosmos has taken several different shapes since its first full band album, Zentropy, erupted in New York’s DIY music scene in 2014. For its newest...

Wonder Ballroom  
Dan Savage's HUMP! Film Festival 2018

The HUMP! Film Festival has been bringing audiences a new kind of porn since 2005. The festival features short dirty movies - each less than five minutes -...

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  
Mac Ayres

Mac Ayres 9pm

Mac Ayres is a self-taught producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist from Sea Cliff, N.Y. Drawing inspiration from D'Angelo, Stevie Wonder and J.Dilla, he...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque

SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque is the sexiest, smartest, geekiest and most fun definitive pop-culture burlesque show. Featuring none other than the...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  

Thursday, November 8

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