Events

Sunday, December 30

 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  
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  
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  
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  
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  
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  
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  
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  
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  
Recovery at RED

Join host Miss Inanna and her amazing group of performers as they enterain you over brunch at the new Radisson RED Portland Downtown.

Radisson RED Portland Downtown  
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  
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  
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  
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 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  
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  
Movie Night: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Come celebrate the end of 2018 at the Abbey, with back-to-back screenings of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. There will be a fun arts and crafts activity before...

Alberta Abbey  
The Nutcracker Cracked

You've never seen a version of The Nutcracker quite like this. Imagine: the entire ballet in 38 minutes -- what a time-saver! It's a miniature satire of epic...

Portland Puppet Museum  
ZooZoo

ZooZoo 2pm

"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: Poetic Imagination

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

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  
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  
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  
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  
Movie Night: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Come celebrate the end of 2018 at the Abbey, with back-to-back screenings of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. There will be a fun arts and crafts activity before...

Alberta Abbey  
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)  
Trail Blazers vs. 76ers

The Portland Trail Blazers play against the Philadelphia 76ers as part of the 2018/19 NBA Regular Season.

Moda Center  
Screening: Poetry + Video Works

A screening of new and in-progress video, poetry and music works by Dao Strom and Roland Dahwen/Patuà Films and Stephanie Adams-Santos. Plus, there will be...

De-Canon Library at Milepost 5  
Festivus

Festivus 7pm

Opera On Tap, a regular at Kennedy School, celebrates Festivus, an opera show for the rest of us. With feats of strength, airing of grievances, setting up a...

McMenamins Kennedy School  
Whitney Cummings

Whitney Cummings is a comedian, writer and actress who has performed in stand-up specials for both HBO and Comedy Central. Best known for creating and...

Helium Comedy Club  
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  
Big Band And Beethoven: New Year's Celebration

What finer way to ring in the New Year than with Duke Ellington’s delightfully cheeky twist on Tchaikovsky’s classic, followed by Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony...

Arlene Schnitzer 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  
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  
California Wildfire Benefit w/ Salo Panto and more

This California Wildfire Relief Benefit show features Salo Panto, The Wild Body, Abronia and Mouthbreather. Salo Panto: Well-crafted interlocking guitar...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
Railroad Earth

They can jam with the best of them, and they have some bluegrass influences, but they use drums and amplifiers (somewhat taboo in the bluegrass world). What...

Roseland Theater  
Snatch the Halls

Are you ready to jingle your bells? This month, your favorite gay pizza party is snatching the halls and getting jolly. Join your hosts Clea Luxxe, Karmella...

Mississippi Pizza  
Straight No Chaser

If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses...

Keller Auditorium  
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe (KDTU), highly regarded as one of the best live bands on the planet, gets back on the road showcasing material from their...

Revolution Hall  
The Polish Ambassador

The Polish Ambassador (real name David Sugalski) is raising the bar for what it means to be a professionally touring musician. Sure, the electronic musician...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  

Sunday, December 30

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