Events

Thursday, December 6

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  
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  
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  
Winter Arts & Crafts Sale

The Multnomah Arts Center Winter Arts & Crafts Sale is one of the biggest of its kind in Portland. Join up to celebrate the arts and shop handmade crafts...

Multnomah Arts Center  
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 Museum Baby Morning Tour: Modern American Realism

Explore the Portland Art Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. The Portland Art Museum welcomes babies and their caregivers beginning at 10...

Portland Art Museum  
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  
Pearl District's Specialty Coffee Tour

Discover some of Portland’s most celebrated micro-roasters and specialty cafes in the upscale Pearl District and Northwest Portland’s Alphabet District....

La Perlita (inside the Eco-Trust Building)  
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  
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  
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  
Twist Your Dickens

Twist Your Dickens 12pm, 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  
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  
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  
Long Pose Figure Drawing Session

Come draw from a live model at a studio in Southeast Portland. This pose restarts the first Thursday every month.

High Low Art Space  
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  
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  
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  
Art Museum: Free First Thursday

Enjoy free admission to the Museum the first Thursday of each month from 5 – 8 p.m

Portland Art Museum  
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  
Free First Thursday

On the First Thursday of the month from 5-8 p.m, the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education participates in the city-wide First Thursday...

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education  
In Transit: From Home To Where?

In Transit — a conversation between exhibition curator Peggy Sue Amison with artists Gohar Dashti and Stefanie Zofia Schulz Join Blue Sky Gallery for a...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
Ladies Night Out

Kick off December in style as businesses stay open late with great sale deals, food and drink specials and more for one special night. Gather your friends...

Float North, Lobby  
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  
Art Museum Meditation Tour

Enjoy a slow looking tour experience and object-focused meditation. This public tour invites people to relax, rejuvenate, energize and be calm. Using focused...

Portland Art Museum  
Cerulean First Thursday

Join up for the monthly art gallery reception at Cerulean Portland.

Cerulean Portland  
Sweater Weather 2018

Townshend's Distillery and ADX Portland are teaming up to host Sweater Weather 2018. Celebrate cozy cocktails with four leading female bartenders in...

ADX Portland  
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)  
What's It Worth To You? Figure Drawing Session

Come draw from a live model at a studio in Southeast Portland. This session features short poses from two-20 minutes long.

High Low Art Space  
Write Around Portland Free Community Reading

Join Write Around Portland to celebrate the release of its new anthology, Awake in Waves, featuring the talented writers from fall workshops in schools,...

First United Methodist Church  
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  
Aaron Meyer

Kendall Concerts: Music Under the Dome is a monthly planetarium concert series combining live performances with stunning visuals in riots of color, shape and...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry), Kendall Planetarium  
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  
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  
Last Call Trivia

Come play some fun and challenging free bar trivia, every Thursday.

Rivershore Bar  
Science Pub: Designing Gloves and Tools

This Science Pub talk is titled Gimmie 5! The Challenges of Designing Gloves and Tools for Today’s Athletes and Workers. With Susan Sokolowski, Ph.D.,...

McMenamins Mission Theater  
Trail Blazers vs. Suns

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

Moda Center  
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  
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  
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  
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  
Wolf Tales

Wolf Tales 7:30pm

NW Dance Project (NWDP) presents an all-new, dancer-made, family-friendly show: Wolf Tales, inspired by fairytales, fables and the majestic wolf. NWDP's...

Lincoln Performance Hall  
Blossom

Blossom 8pm

Born into a musically inclined family, Blossom embraced the stage naturally at the age of 12. For many years, she performed alongside her uncle with his...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Free Trivia Night

Come out and play some free Last Call Trivia with your friends.

Ringo's Bar & Grill  
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  
PJ Morton

PJ Morton 9pm

In late January, Grammy and Dove Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, Morton Records founder and Maroon 5 keyboardist PJ Morton...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  

Thursday, December 6

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