Events

Saturday, December 22

 Beyond the Gate: A Tale of Portland's Historic Chinatowns

Using rare and seldom-seen objects like Chinese opera costumes as well as theatrical sets, bilingual text, audiovisual media and interactive visitor...

Portland Chinatown Museum  
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 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  
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  
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  
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  
Peacock Lane

Each house in this quaint Southeast neighborhood has been decorating for Christmas for decades. Mostly Tudors, the houses are adorned with not only beautiful...

Peacock Lane  
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  
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  
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  
Breakfast with Santa

Welcome the holiday spirit while enjoying a yummy, fireside breakfast with Santa in Vertical's North Pole. There will be two seatings (at 8 a.m. and at 9...

Mt. Hood Meadows  
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  
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  
Festival of the Last Minute

No time to check everyone off your “nice” list? No problem! ‘Tis the season for the Festival of the Last Minute! A welcome holiday tradition, Portland...

Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park  
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  
World Forestry Center Community Free Day

As a thank you to the community for its support throughout the years, the World Forestry Center Discovery Museum is pleased to partner with Columbia Bank and...

World Forestry Center  
Create Cool Holiday 3D Art Ages 6+

The world we live in is multidimensional, so shouldn’t our art be as well? Student ages 6+ will bring their imagination to life by creating cool holiday art...

Microsoft Store - Pioneer Place  
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  
Festival of the Last Minute

No time to check everyone off your “nice” list? No problem! ‘Tis the season for the Festival of the Last Minute! A welcome holiday tradition, Portland...

Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park  
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!  
Madewell Personalization Station

Madewell's Personalization Station truck with complimentary on-the-spot stamping is hitting the road. Catch up with the Station at Renegade Craft plus a few...

Pure Space  
Renegade Craft

Join us for a festive holiday weekend celebration in Portland featuring the country’s foremost voices in craft and design. Get your holiday shopping done...

Pure Space  
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  
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  
Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins 12pm, 4:30pm

"Winds in the east, mist coming in, like somethin’ brewin’ and bout to begin..." The beloved flying nanny returns to the Northwest Children Theater (NWCT)...

Northwest Children's Theater and School  
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  
Wizard of Oz -  The Panto

The Wizard of Oz - The Panto is a boisterous, family-friendly holiday event filled with slapstick, witty dialogue, great music and a few wink-wink jokes for...

Siren Theater  
ZooZoo

ZooZoo 12pm, 3pm

"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  
Art Museum Public Tour: History of Landscapes

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  
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  
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  
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  
Xbox Free Play

Calling all console gamers: Stop by the Microsoft Store and test your skills on the largest library of games with the power of Xbox Game Pass. All skill...

Microsoft Store - Pioneer Place  
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  
Aaron Meyer 18th Annual Holiday Concert Series

Violinst Aaron Meyer and his Rock Orchestra will have your spirits soaring with a new twist on holiday favorites. If you like Transiberian Orchestra, you...

First Congregational Church  
Aaron Meyer Holiday Concerts

Celebrate the season with concert rock violinist Aaron Meyer and experience one of the Northwest's most exciting holiday traditions. The Aaron Meyer Band...

First Congregational Church  
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  
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  
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  
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  
Holiday Tea

Join your friends, relatives and Pix for a formal (but fun!) holiday tea. From December 16 through the New Year, Pix is offering daily tea services at 2 and...

Pix Patisserie  
The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker 2pm, 7pm

This season marks the 21st year that Columbia Dance performs the Nutcracker under Artistic Director Jan Hurst. Tiny mice, toy dolls and tin soldiers will...

Royal Durst Theater, Vancouver School of Arts and Academics  
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  
Art Museum Public Tour: Collection Highlights

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  
ZooZoo

ZooZoo 3pm

"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  
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  
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  
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  
Wizard of Oz -  The Panto

The Wizard of Oz - The Panto is a boisterous, family-friendly holiday event filled with slapstick, witty dialogue, great music and a few wink-wink jokes for...

Siren Theater  
Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins 4:30pm

"Winds in the east, mist coming in, like somethin’ brewin’ and bout to begin..." The beloved flying nanny returns to the Northwest Children Theater (NWCT)...

Northwest Children's Theater and School  
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  
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  
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)  
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  
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  
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  
Progressions: Play To The Future

The American Music Program presents an evening celebration and benefit concert highlighting talents from beginning musicians to professionals. Progressions...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
The Nutcracker

This season marks the 21st year that Columbia Dance performs the Nutcracker under Artistic Director Jan Hurst. Tiny mice, toy dolls and tin soldiers will...

Royal Durst Theater, Vancouver School of Arts and Academics  
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  
Aaron Meyer 18th Annual Holiday Concert Series

Violinst Aaron Meyer and his Rock Orchestra will have your spirits soaring with a new twist on holiday favorites. If you like Transiberian Orchestra, you...

First Congregational Church  
Aaron Meyer Holiday Concerts

Celebrate the season with concert rock violinist Aaron Meyer and experience one of the Northwest's most exciting holiday traditions. The Aaron Meyer Band...

First Congregational Church  
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

"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  
From Smiths to Smithereens: A Tribute to '80s College Rock

It's the Fourth Annual From Smiths to Smithereens: A Tribute to '80s College Rock, here to raise money and promote membership for P:ear Core, p:ear’s monthly...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
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  
Green Groweth the Holly

In Mulieribus and Anna Song, Artistic Director present Green Groweth the Holly, a concert of Christmas songs and carols of the season. The music for the...

Proto-Cathedral of St James the Greater  
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  
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  
Travis Scott: Astroworld Tour

Once again, Travis Scott takes it up a notch – or ten. Known for his explosively wild performances, the history-making Houston superstar will launch his...

Moda Center  
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  
Christmas in Ukraine

Celebrate the season with traditional Ukrainian carols for Christmas and Epiphany, featuring a choral concerto by Bortniansky, “Glory to God in the Highest.”...

St. Mary's Cathedral  
Speaker Minds

Since 2010, Speaker Minds' high energy and charismatic performance make for a memorable time for both themselves and spectators. With an intelligible emcee...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
The Ukeladies Sing The '80s

The Ukeladies are back to sing and play songs from the '80s. You are invited to sing along.

Mississippi Pizza  
Johnny Credit and the Cash Machine

Johnny Credit and the Cash Machine's music is a mix of rockabilly, country and roots, with a garage rock twist. Frontman Wade Oliver has a sound that can...

O'Neill Public House  

Saturday, December 22

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