Events

Sunday, December 2

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  
Chabad of Oregon Menorah Lighting

For the 35th year, Chabad of Oregon will hold a public menorah lighting in Director Park.

Director Park  
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  
Cinnamon Bear Cruise

Be the guests of honor on this two-hour cruise. Enjoy holiday treats while a cast of fanciful characters entertain you with storytelling, music and magic....

Portland Spirit Cruises  
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  
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  
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  
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  
The American Cheer & Dance Championships: The American Northwest 2018

The American Cheer & Dance Championships are a public event with admission. Registration is required for participants.

Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D  
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  
Caring Santa

Children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and have their photo taken with him. Woodlburn Premium Outlets will make necessary adjustments to the...

Woodburn Premium Outlets  
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  
FindPDX Pop Up Sale

FindPDX is a pop-up shop offering thousands of new items at 50% off the lowest retail prices found online. Everything has been donated to Bradley Angle,...

District East  
Laurelhurst Winter Bazaar

The Laurelhurst Winter Artisan Bazaar is a fundraising event for the Laurelhurst School's PTA. The bazaar will include over 80 local artisans and crafters,...

Laurelhurst School  
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  
A Streetcar Named Delicious Coffee Tour

A rich variety of renowned cafes and pioneering micro-roasters can be found in each of Portland’s diverse neighborhoods, but there’s no better way to explore...

Cup & Bar  
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  
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...

 
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  
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  
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  
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  
NW Marine Art Works Open Studios Holiday Sale

Visit Portland artists in their studios and shop directly from makers this holiday season. Located in the heart of Northwest industrial Portland, 50...

NW Marine Artworks  
Candy Cane Express

Candy Cane Express 12pm, 2pm, 4pm

Santa and hot cocoa await the whole family aboard the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad, which will be adorned with holiday lights and festive decorations...

Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad  
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  
Holiday Cheer: A Celebration of Oregon Authors

Join up for the 51st annual celebration of Oregon’s literary talents at this holiday book sale and signing. Chat with over 90 authors and make a dent in your...

Oregon Historical Society  
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  
Art Museum Family Tour: Every Picture Tells A Story

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

Portland Art Museum  
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  
Japanese Tea Ceremony Demonstration

Have you ever wanted to learn about Chado - the Japanese tea ceremony? Join Marjie Yap, founder of the Issoan Tea School, for a live demonstration of this...

The Jasmine Pearl  
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  
Deepwood Holiday Open House

Join Deepwood this holiday season for its annual Holiday Open Houses. Enjoy refreshments, holiday decorations and visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Bush...

Deepwood Museum & Gardens  
Holiday Market At The Landmark Saloon

The Landmark Holiday Market makes its return once again. It's the perfect holiday shopping experience with food, drink and good times. Vendors will feature...

Landmark Saloon  
Mississippi Avenue Food & Drink Tour

Join Portland's oldest food tour company, Forktown, to check out Mississippi Avenue. This historic Portland neighborhood is artsy, eclectic and has loads of...

Mee Sen Thai Eatery  
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  
The Wandmaker's House

Explore, snap photos, discover clues and solve the mystery. You’re invited to an exclusive engagement at the Wandmaker’s. When you arrive, your magical host...

Meridian Adventure Co., Main Level  
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  
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  
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  
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  
Candy Cane Express

Santa and hot cocoa await the whole family aboard the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad, which will be adorned with holiday lights and festive decorations...

Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad  
Chanukah Donuts and Dancing

Make decorations for your home, take part in Israeli dancing and eat some delicious sufganiot (jelly donuts) at this family-friendly Chanukah celebration.

Mittleman Jewish Community Center  
Inherit the Wind

Inherit the Wind 2pm, 7:30pm

"It’s a little sad that this American classic by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee — in which a fictionalized version of the Scopes “Monkey” Trial of 1925...

Lakewood Center for the Arts  
John

John 2pm

"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  
Lecture: Collecting Old Master Prints in the 21st Century

With Armin Kunz, Owner, C.G. Boerner LLC, New York and Düsseldorf. The introduction of printmaking in the 1400s represents a watershed in the history of...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances

Presented by Oregon Symphony. Rachmaninoff’s suite of Symphonic Dances is a kaleidoscopic display of colorful rhythms and gorgeous melodies. James Ehnes...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
Rachmanioff's Symphonic Dances

Presented by the Oregon Symphony. Rachmaninoff’s suite of Symphonic Dances is a kaleidoscopic display of colorful rhythms and gorgeous melodies. James Ehnes...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
Twist Your Dickens

Twist Your Dickens 2pm, 7:30pm

"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  
White Album Xmas

A holiday circus spectacular, a tribute to The Beatles and an annual reunion of the Cascadian Freak Family. Be sure to purchase your tickets early because...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Art Museum Public Tour: Native American Art

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

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  
Jim Brickman: A Joyful Christmas

Be part of the holiday concert tradition of the season with Grammy-nominated songwriter and piano sensation Jim Brickman as he celebrates A Joyful Christmas...

Newmark Theatre  
The Little Prince

"The plucky independent opera company Opera Theater Oregon returns under new management but starring some old favorites, including Portland Opera singers...

Winningstad Theatre  
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  
Brewvana's Eastside Feast Ride

In the land of amazing beer and mouth-watering food, Brewvana delivers. Brewvana will take you to experience Portland's food cart culture and pair it with...

SE Growler Guys  
Candy Cane Express

Santa and hot cocoa await the whole family aboard the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad, which will be adorned with holiday lights and festive decorations...

Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad  
Glory of Christmas 2018

Oregon Repertory Singers' annual holiday concert brings the choir's loyal and overflowing audiences many treasured seasonal favorites this year, including...

First United Methodist Church  
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  
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  
Winterhawks vs. Kootenay ICE

The Portland Winterhawks play against the Kootenay ICE.

Moda Center  
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  
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)  
Peaches Christ’s Troop Beverly Heels

She's a Beverly Heels queen in the woods. And the woods want to know ... seriously? Qurb Magazine proudly presents Peaches Christ's all new drag stage show...

Aladdin Theater  
A New Shade of Blue: Bobby Hutcherson & Harold Land 50th Anniversary Tribute

PDX Jazz customarily closes its annual season in recognition of a significant milestone by members of the Portland jazz community. Each December, it has...

The Old Church Concert Hall  
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  
Inherit the Wind

"It’s a little sad that this American classic by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee — in which a fictionalized version of the Scopes “Monkey” Trial of 1925...

Lakewood Center for the Arts  
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  
Charlie Parr and Willie Watson

Fans who have been following Charlie Parr through his previous 13 full-length albums and decades of nonstop touring already know that the Duluth-based...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
An Evening With Chris Robinson Brotherhood

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood (CRB) are on tour in support of their latest studio album Barefoot In The Head. In the middle of one of their most prolific...

Revolution Hall  

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