Events

Friday, December 14

A Gifted Offering

This event features a selection of gems from Eutectic Gallery's 2018 exhibitions alongside a preview of its 2019 lineup and discounted treasures in The Back...

Eutectic Gallery  
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  
Alumbrados: Winter Lights at the Mercado

The "Alumbrados" is a traditional feature in many cities in Colombia and other parts of Latinoamérica. The streets are filled up with lighted sculptures and...

Portland Mercado  
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  
Fresh Paint: Andrea de la Vega and Damian Dawahare

"The Fresh Paint program is a partnership between Open Signal and RACC that invites a series of artists to create colorful, temporary murals on the prominent...

Open Signal, Portland Community Media Center  
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  
In the Wake

"Ah, Bush vs. Gore, 2000; it seems like only yesterday. We get to revisit that politically and emotionally fraught time in Lisa Kron’s play about a news...

Artists Repertory Theatre  
Lloyd Local Holiday Pop-Ups

This holiday season, Lloyd Center is hosting a variety of locally owned businesses as pop-ups in the mall, offering more diverse and unique shopping...

Lloyd Center  
Miracle of a Million Lights

For the month of December, Victorian Belle is known as ​“The Miracle of a Million Lights” and is open to the public for tours of the decorated house and...

Victorian Belle  
My People's Market Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Welcome to My People's Market Holiday Pop-Up Shop! This year we have united over 30 multicultural brands to create the first holiday pop-up shop in Portland...

Lloyd Center  
Nan Curtis: Numb

"This installation of new work from local artist Nan Curtis meditates on the words, sensations and colors she has come to associate with our city and region....

Williamson | Knight Gallery  
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  
Power of Protest: The Movement to Free Soviet Jews

With the refrain “let my people go!,” American Jews launched one of the most successful human rights campaigns in the 20th century. Ordinary citizens took on...

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education  
The American Future: Abigail DeVille

"DeVille brings her monumental, vibrant assemblage work to PICA for an installation that's meant to serve as a “model for reflection.” Comprised of foraged...

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA)  
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  
Gingerbread Adventures

A festive event for all ages, Gingerbread Adventures is holiday fun for the entire family. Featuring hands-on activities, science demos, festive decorations...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)  
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  
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  
It's Santa Photo Time

Santa will be onsite at Woodburn Premium Outlets to take holiday photos with children. Register to reserve your FastPass and skip the line to see Santa.

Woodburn Premium Outlets  
Manga Hokusai Manga

"In December, Portland's famous Japanese Garden will be the only location in the US featuring this show of manga woodblock prints from one of the most famous...

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

"This is a blockbuster of a show featuring a who's-who of post-World War II American representational painting. Big names like Edward Hopper, Louise...

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  
Pioneering Eastside Coffee Roasters Tour

On the east side of the Willamette River, nestled among converted warehouses and quirky neighborhoods, you’ll find the pioneering micro-roasters that sparked...

Portland Roasting - The Cupping Room  
Friends Market at Hello! Good Morning!

Join Hello! Good Morning! and Egg Press for a delightful and uncommon holiday pop-up shop filled with letterpress cards, gifts from all over the world plus...

Hello! Good Morning!  
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 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  
The Real Voyage Of Discovery: Molly Vidor

This December, PDX Contemporary Art presents a selection of richly textured oil paintings by Portland native Molly Vidor. The exhibit's full title is: "The...

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  
Heslin House: Celebrate the Season

The historic Heslin House was built in circa 1890 and Heslin Family memorabilia is on display. A World War II exhibit that includes posters, ration books and...

Heslin House  
Village Lights

Towns throughout Tillamook County, from Manzanita to Neskowin, illuminate the night with themed lighting displays.

Various locations  
Zimmerman House: Celebrate the Season

Volunteers are working on decorating the 1874 Historic Zimmerman House to celebrate the holiday season, and they will have every room decorated for you....

Zimmerman Heritage Farm  
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  
Division Street Food & Drink Tour

Join Portland's oldest food tour company, Forktown, to check out Division Street. Get out of downtown and take a walk through this booming neighborhood's...

Olympia Provisions Public House Eatery  
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  
Pearl District Chocolate Pairing Tour

What better way to spend a Friday afternoon than to discover the rich and diverse chocolate and beverage scene on Portland’s West Side? This three-hour...

Various locations  
River Bank Arts Collective Holiday Pop Up

Join artists Pamela Chipman, Kim Lakin, Sarah Wise, Barb Burwell, Shannon Amidon and Kirista Trask of River Bank Arts Collective for their Holiday Pop Up Art...

River Street Studios  
Brewvana's Down To Ferment Tour

Zymurgy is the study of fermentation, and Portland is all about some fermented beverages. Taste some cider, beer and spirits on this tour of some of...

Southeast Growler Guys  
Miracle at Bacchus Bar

Bacchus Bar at Kimpton Hotel Vintage will transform into a retro-inspired winter wonderland with the pop-up of Miracle, the beloved Christmas-themed bar....

Hotel Vintage Portland  
Portland Night Market

The Portland Night Market showcases the many unique and diverse businesses that call the great city of Portland home. 175+ of Portland's best vendors will be...

Custom Blocks  
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  
Holiday Pictures with Poison Waters

Poison Waters has been one of Portland’s most beloved personalities for over 30 years. For a unique twist on “pictures with Santa,” guests are invited to...

Duniway  
VIP ZooLights

Experience ZooLights like the VIP you know you are! It wouldn’t be the holidays in Portland without a visit to ZooLights, the Oregon Zoo’s annual winter...

Oregon Zoo  
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  
Art Museum Public Tour: Slow Looking

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

Portland Art Museum  
Christmas on the Campground

Come enjoy a nativity pageant, petting zoo, photos with Curly the camel, train rides through the campground, light displays with hundreds of thoughsands of...

Apostolic Faith Church Campground  
Holiday Bingo and Ugly Sweater Contest

Come enjoy a merry combination of bingo and holiday cheer. Put on your ugliest holiday sweater and get ready for a fun night of drinking beer and winning...

Natian Brewery, Taproom  
The Earth Will Not Abide

"Using diverse approaches and methods, this group exhibition investigates “the rapid transformations in land use, biological diversity, and social...

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)  
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  
A Christmas Carol

"A decorated tree in the living room. Some colorfully wrapped presents. Maybe a Midnight Mass. But other than that, what characterizes the winter holidays...

Portland Playhouse  
Bach: Christmas Oratorio

Portland Baroque Orchestra and Trinity Music join forces once again for J.S. Bach’s spectacular Christmas Oratorio. Celebrated Bach scholar and interpreter...

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral  
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  
Big Horn Brass Holiday Concert - Milwaukie

There is no happier sign of the season in the Northwest than the arrival of the annual Big Horn Brass Holiday Concerts, bringing audiences lively and...

Milwaukie High School, Auditorium  
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  
Die Hard: The Parody Musical

Last year’s smash sold out hit is back—just in time for the holiday season. The Funhouse Lounge is thrilled to bring back last year’s hilarious parody...

Funhouse Lounge  
Superpositions

Disjecta presents Superpositions, the first night of a two-night sonic and visual event happening on December 14-15. Four musicians from the Portland area...

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center  
Trail Blazers vs. Raptors

The Portland Trail Blazers play against the Toronto Raptors as part of the 2018/19 NBA Regular Season.

Moda Center  
ZooZoo

ZooZoo 7pm

"Imago’s durably delightful mask-and-puppet creations live up to the all-too-often-hollow promise of “fun for the whole family.” Joining the Imago family of...

Imago Theatre  
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

"Truman Capote’s autobiographical short A Christmas Memory — recollections from his poor, Southern boyhood — is vivid and touching, but a tad slight for 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  
Celebrate The Season: Do Jump & 3 Leg Torso w/ Pepe Raphael

Celebrate the season with laughter, love, acrobatics, dancing, juggling, music and mayhem. Do Jump, 3 Leg Torso and friends team up for a holiday...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Christmas Revels: Highland Voyage

The Portland Revels presents Highland Voyage: A Scottish Celebration of the Winter Solstice. Highland Voyage is the story of three fools on a quest to put...

Newmark Theatre  
Everybody

Everybody 7:30pm

"Everybody dies, but nobody knows for certain when it will be their time. For the brilliant Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s update of the 15th-century morality play...

Artists Repertory Theatre  
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

"The city’s largest dance company never fails to schedule this fever dream of a holiday ballet, and its gifted dancers never fail to bring it to life. The...

Keller Auditorium  
It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

"The story of George Bailey and his life in small-town Bedford Falls gets a slight twist here, presented as in audio-oriented radio-play style — complete...

Artists Repertory Theatre  
JAG Company

JAG Company 7:30pm

Join JAG Company, the elite performance-focused group within the Junior Artist Generator Program, for a winter showcase of dance. These talented young...

BodyVox Dance Center  
John

John 7:30pm

"If you believe in ghosts, what place in America is more likely to be haunted than Gettysburg? This is where Pulitzer-winning playwright Annie Baker sets...

CoHo Theatre  
Twist Your Dickens

"The Christmas holiday marks arguably the most impactful event in the history of Western Civilization. But that’s no reason to take it seriously! Go the...

Portland Center Stage at The Armory  
Vampire Tapestry

Street Scenes presents Vampire Tapestry by Suzy McKee Charnas. Stephen King called it “Scary, entertaining, suspenseful…” Focusing on the Nebula...

Chapel Theatre  
Who's Holiday

Who's Holiday 7:30pm

Triangle Productions presents the West Coast premiere of Who's Holiday, starring Daria. Matthew Lombardo's hysterically funny, wildly irreverent and...

Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza  
Kurt Vile and The Violators

Travel can inspire in surprising ways: Kurt Vile discovered as much making his first record in three years, the eclectic and electrifying Bottle It In, which...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
Mark O’Connor & Friends - An Appalachian Christmas

Grammy-winning violinist Mark O'Connor & Friends - An Appalachian Christmas tour featuring Brandy Clark. The performance features elegant (New York Times)...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
Logan Mize

Logan Mize is an accomplished country singer/songwriter from Clearwater, Kansas who has deep musical roots in his family tree. His great uncle was Billy...

Ponderosa Lounge & Grill  
Protomartyr / Preoccupations

Two of the most ambitious and atmospheric punk bands in North America join forces. With: Hurry Up.

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Saint Jhn - Not A Cult Part II Tour

Saint Jhn is an emerging emcee with a sophisticated, dynamic approach to the rhymes he spits. Bringing a cinematic presence and harmonious hooks to his...

Wonder Ballroom  

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