Events

Saturday, December 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  
Christmas Ships Parade

Christmas Ship owners set sail along the Columbia and Willamette rivers for their 64th year of entertaining observers with colorful flotillas during the...

Willamette and Columbia rivers  
Christmas Sips:  A Wine Country Holiday Escape

Escape from the hectic holidays with lodging at a local B&B, gourmet two-course breakfasts and romantic tours of three wineries. The all-inclusive holiday...

Red Hills of Dundee  
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  
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  
Holiday Ale Festival

The winter season holds many gifts for beer lovers in the form of big, bold ales designed to fend off the cold chill of a long winter's night. Each year, the...

Pioneer Courthouse Square  
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  
PDX Pop-Up Shops

PDX Pop-Up Shops return Nov. 15–Dec. 24, 2018, housing local designers and artists in vacant storefronts in downtown Portland. With three locations —inside...

Pioneer Place  
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  
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 Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights

Presenting the sights, sounds and sensations of the season, The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights is the largest Christmas choral festival in the world....

The Grotto  
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  
We.Construct.Marvels.Between.Monuments

The Portland Art Museum welcomes a dynamic, artist-led experiment that will transform the fourth floor of the Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art...

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  
Winter Wonderland

Recognized throughout the Pacific Northwest as the “Largest Holiday Light Show West of the Mississippi”, the 25rd annual Winter Wonderland will grab your...

Portland International Raceway  
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  
Deepwood Holiday Market

Join Deepwood for its two-day Holiday Market. Shop in its ADA-accessible building off the 12th & Lee parking lot for the perfect holiday gift. Chocolates,...

Deepwood Museum & Gardens  
Providence Fesitval of Trees 2018

Kick off this holiday season at the 36th annual Safeway Providence Festival of Trees, Portland’s premier holiday event filled with fun for the whole...

Oregon Convention Center  
Safeway Providence Festival of Trees

Attendees at this family-friendly event can whisper their wishes to Santa, patch up a stuffed animal in the Teddy Bear Hospital, lose themselves in the Lego...

Oregon Convention Center  
A Pittock Mansion Christmas: Hobbies and Pastimes

On view November 19-December 31, 2019. From opera to knitting to beekeeping, this year’s Pittock Mansion Christmas will highlight some familiar and...

Pittock Mansion  
America’s Largest Christmas Bazaar

This colorful holiday event has been produced by the same small local company for 33 years. With innovation and creativity, the show has kept pace with...

Portland Expo Center  
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  
Brewvana's Coffee, Beer & Donut Tour

Although Seattle comes in first when it comes to coffee culture, Portland has learned a lot from its neighbors and comes in close second. Brewvana has an...

Various locations  
Crackedpots Holiday Shop

The first annual Crackedpots Holiday Shop encourages shoppers to reconsider the disposable nature of the season with thoughtful alternative gifts made from...

Lloyd Center Mall, Second Floor  
Decemberville

Up and down the business corridors of Sellwood and Westmoreland, you’ll find specials and sales at the local retailers, restaurants and drinking...

Smile Station  
Holiday Express 2018

Join Santa Claus and his elves for a magical ride behind Portland’s famous steam locomotives. Vintage rail cars transport you through wilderness in the heart...

 
Improvisation Class with Nicholas Kessler

Nicholas Kessler of The Liberators and Twist Your Dickens teaches this uproarious, immersive workshop on the fundamentals of improvisation. This workshop is...

Portland Center Stage at The Armory  
Manga Hokusai Manga

Portland Japanese Garden presents Manga Hokusai Manga In December, the Portland Japanese Garden will be the only venue in the United States to feature manga...

Portland Japanese Garden  
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  
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’s Most Unusual Holiday Gift Sale

Celebrate the season at the Bolling & Company gallery. The gallery will be offering special prices on artwork, remnants and one-of-a-kind gifts such...

Bolling & Company  
ScanFair

ScanFair 10am

Experience the sights, sounds, tastes, and traditions of a Nordic Christmas during the holiday season at an event reminiscent of Christmas markets in...

Memorial Coliseum  
Wildwood Art Fair

Friendly House is hosting the Fifth Annual Wildwood Arts Fair. Let your holiday shopping support talented local artists, whose wares range from ceramics and...

Friendly House  
Diving Santa

Watch Diving Santa hang out with the resident harbor seals. Santa takes a festive holiday dive in Steller Cove, joining popular zoo resident harbor seals...

Oregon Zoo  
Give Twice Holiday Sale

Shop the Friends of the Library Annual Holiday Sale for a fantastic selection of used books, cards, gifts and locally made items. Best of all, proceeds from...

Multnomah County Central Library  
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  
Books & Boxes

Presenting ten artists’ take on book arts and assemblage: John Simpkins, who paints contemporary allegories in a ghost town at the edge of Oregon’s Alvord...

Roll-Up Studio + Gallery  
Eli's Town

Eli's Town 12pm

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  
Live Wire w/ Dan Savage, Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall and more

The latest installment of Portland's own nationally syndicated radio show features appearances from sex columnist Dan Savage, journalist Shaughnessy...

Alberta Street Pub  
Slabtown Neighborhood Crawl

Come join The Carson Apartments and other Slabtown business for a fun afternoon neighborhood crawl. On the crawl, you'll visit your favorite Slabtown...

The Carson Apartments  
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  
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  
Chocolate 101 East Side Walking Tour

Chocolate Pursuit tours include spending the afternoon touring the dynamic and delicious craft chocolate and confection scene on Portland’s East Side. This...

Various locations  
A Stocking Stuffer Warm Holiday Crawl

Put on your best holiday stockings and get ready to eat and drink your way across Portland's East Side while participating shops fill your bellies and...

Starting location emailed with ticket purchase  
A Christmas Carol: The Musical

Broadway heavy hitters Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Disney's The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical,...

Brunish Theatre  
A Christmas Memory & Winter Song

Music and stories come together in this cozy celebration of winter. In A Christmas Memory, Truman Capote’s rural Alabama boyhood comes to life, offering a...

Portland Center Stage at The Armory, The Ellyn Bye Studio  
BeerQuest Historic Brewery Tour

Join up for a beer fueled walking tour and see what it takes to make award-winning beer in the Northwest. During the tour, BeerQuest provides...

Rock Bottom Brewing  
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  
Portland's Singing Christmas Tree

Come celebrate Christmas with Portland's favorite holiday tradition. Let the glory of Christmas come alive as the three hundred-voice choir creates a...

Keller Auditorium  
Twist Your Dickens

Twist Your Dickens 2pm, 7:30pm

Riffing on parodies of A Christmas Carol and nearly every other holiday tradition, this uproarious troupe of talented improv performers will have you rolling...

Portland Center Stage at The Armory  
Weekend Tea

Each Saturday and Sunday, Pix offers a formal (but fun!) tea service with seatings at 2 and 3 p.m. The menu includes a pot of tea from Townshend’s Tea House...

Pix Patisserie  
Art Museum Public Tour: Modern American Realism

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

Portland Art Museum  
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  
Brewvana's Beers & Barrels Tour

Beer + whiskey = match made in heaven! Beer and whiskey are surprisingly similar in ingredients and process. In fact, you have to make beer to make whiskey!...

Various locations  
Christmas in the Garden

Enter a charming winter wonderland and find yourself surrounded by live music, artisan vendors, ice skating, snowless tubing and plenty of holiday cheer. New...

Oregon Garden  
The Polar Express

Watch snowflakes float down the giant screen and feel the train rumble via 30,000 watts of digital surround sound when The Polar Express arrives at OMSI’s...

Empirical Theater at OMSI  
ZooLights

ZooLights 5pm

Walk through Oregon Zoo’s magical winter wonderland. It wouldn’t be the holidays in Portland without a visit to ZooLights, the Oregon Zoo’s annual winter...

Oregon Zoo  
Ramana Vieira Fado In Concert

Come and be prepared to be mesmerized by Ramana Vieira’s extraordinary gifts of a soulful voice and wide range of emotions, which evokes images of “Old...

Coelho Winery  
Christmas Ships

The Christmas Ships Parade started in 1954 with one lone sailboat from Portland Yacht Club. Bows of green with some ribbon were tied along the rails, and it...

Columbia & Willamette Rivers  
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  
Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer & Other Works

Conceived, written and performed by Penny Arcade (N.Y.C.). Designed and Directed by Steve Zehentner and Penny Arcade. Performances between November...

Imago Theatre  
Portland's Singing Christmas Tree

Come celebrate Christmas with Portland's favorite holiday tradition. Let the glory of Christmas come alive as the three hundred-voice choir creates a...

Keller Auditorium  
Young Adult Latke Ball

Save the date! More details, including location, coming soon. In partnership with Jewish Federation of Greater Portland.

To Be Announced  
A Christmas Carol: The Musical

Broadway heavy hitters Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Disney's The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical,...

Brunish Theatre  
A Christmas Memory & Winter Song

Music and stories come together in this cozy celebration of winter. In A Christmas Memory, Truman Capote’s rural Alabama boyhood comes to life, offering a...

Portland Center Stage at The Armory, The Ellyn Bye Studio  
Bell, Book and Candle

Usher in the holidays with a classic romantic comedy filled with magic, charm and just a little touch of witchcraft. John Van Druten’s 1950 play inspired the...

Vault Theater & Event Space  
Everybody

Everybody 7:30pm

Death tells Everybody that their time is up. But Everybody doesn’t want to greet Death alone, so Everybody seeks the company of their friends Stuff, Kinship,...

Artists Repertory Theatre  
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  
John

John 7:30pm

“I will say that meeting him was like walking out of a dark wood ... it was like emerging from the cold into the sun.” A bed & breakfast in Gettysburg,...

CoHo Theatre  
Portland Storytellers Guild: The Season of Expectations: Met? Or Not?

How better to ward off the darkening days ahead than with an evening of tales that discover new sources of light? Barbara Fankhauser, Patrick Gannon and Rob...

Clinton Street Theater  
The Little Prince

Academy Award-winning English composer Rachel Portman’s magical opera comes to life in the fall of 2018 with Opera Theater Oregon’s original production....

Winningstad Theatre  
Topdog/Underdog

Street Scenes presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks. The New York Times recently selected Topdog/Underdog as the best...

Chapel Theatre  
Twist Your Dickens

Riffing on parodies of A Christmas Carol and nearly every other holiday tradition, this uproarious troupe of talented improv performers will have you rolling...

Portland Center Stage at The Armory  
Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer & Other Works

Conceived, written and performed by Penny Arcade (N.Y.C.). Designed and Directed by Steve Zehentner and Penny Arcade. Performances between November...

Imago Theatre  

Saturday, December 1

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