Events

Wednesday, December 5

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  
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  
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 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 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  
Downtown Coffee, Donuts & Delights

On this tastiest of tasting tours, not only will you learn volumes about third wave coffee, but you'll also be treated to decadent delights throughout this...

Public Domain  
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  
Village Lights

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

Various locations  
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  
Oregon Jewish Museum Public Tours

Please call ahead to confirm tours. Join the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education for weekly public tours of the museum galleries at 1...

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education  
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 Repeal Day Happy Hour Tour

"Hop" on the bus with Brewvana to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the amendment that gave America the ability to enjoy craft spirits and beer once...

Growler Guys  
Holiday Pop-Up Shopping

'Tis the season to sip, shop and be merry. Join three local vendors for an early evening of wine tasting and a chance to check a few stocking stuffers or...

Kimpton Hotel Vintage Portland  
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  
Story-Based Short Pose Drawing Session

Animators and comic artists, this session is for you. This session features short 1-5 minute poses based on a story.

High Low Art Space  
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  
ZooLights Value Nights

Experience the magic of ZooLights at a reduced price on Value Nights. Walk through a winter wonderland of lights at ZooLights, the most popular 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  
Bingo

Bingo 7pm

Come out to Foster-Powell and experience one of the neighborhood's fun events. Every Wednesday, Starday Tavern hosts a free bingo night where you can win...

Starday Tavern  
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  
Lake Theater Trivia Night

Come out for a free trivia night every Wednesday. Win great prizes!

Lake Theatre  
Northwest Women Rhythm & Blues Christmas Concerts

The 20th annual Northwest Women Rhythm & Blues Christmas Concerts are set to take place this December. There will be two concerts. The first concert will be...

Multiple Locations - See Event Description  
Reel Eats: Home Alone

Reel Eats taps into the senses using both cinema and cuisine. Each curated bite is tucked away in different numbered boxes matching key moments in the film,...

Empirical Theater at OMSI  
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  
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  
Metallica

Metallica 7:30pm

Metallica’s WorldWired Tour returns to North America this fall. Following last summer’s 25-date sold-out stadium run, this year, Metallica is bringing the...

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  
Elle King / Flora Cash

Frank and fearless, tender and rowdy, Elle King's debut album, Love Stuff marks the true arrival of the young singer/songwriter/guitarist/banjoist as a pop...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
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  
Lemaitre

Lemaitre 8:30pm

Lemaitre is a Norwegian indie electronic duo hailing from Oslo. The duo consists of members Ketil Jansen and Ulrik Denizou Lund, who met originally as...

Wonder Ballroom  
Shad

Shad 9pm

Shad is a critically acclaimed MC, regarded for his humour, honesty and intelligence. His fanbase graciously received his first two albums and his third LP,...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  

Wednesday, December 5

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