Events

Sunday, December 9

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  
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  
Gospel Christmas

This 20-year tradition keeps getting bigger and better. The region’s premier gospel singers and the Oregon Symphony orchestra will have you on your feet,...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
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  
Magic: The Gathering - Grand Prix Portland 2018

Grand Prix are the biggest open Magic events run around the world. These exciting three-day festivals of all that is Magic feature a two-day main event with...

Oregon Convention 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  
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  
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  
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  
Eat Oregon Now Holiday Marketplace

Eat Oregon Now brings together more than 80 local food and drink makers who offer culinary gifts and holiday entertaining items. The Holiday Marketplace is a...

Leftbank Annex  
Hey Holiday: A Festive Pop Up Shop

Hey Holiday! is a festive pop up shop this December in collaboration with Jacobsen Salt Co. Come celebrate the holiday cheer with Rojo the Llama, Tight...

Jacobsen Salt Co.  
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...

 
Improvisation with Rebecca Sohn of Twist Your Dickens

Rebecca Sohn of Second City, iO, The Annoyance and Twist Your Dickens teaches an improv workshop you’ll regret missing. Are you an experienced, ace...

Portland Center Stage at The Armory  
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  
Lab Experience: Soap Making

Make soap from scratch to take home while learning about the awesome chemistry of soap molecules. Participants must wear clothing that completely covers...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)  
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  
Submarine Tech Tour

OMSI offers a Guided Tech Tour on the second and fourth Sunday of every month. This special tour guided by an actual submarine veteran is for those who would...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)  
Third Annual Superfab Yardsale

This winter, Superfab has again called on its favorite maker, artist and designer friends to conceive of original, limited edition and one-off pieces made...

Superfab - Division  
Crafty Wonderland Holiday Art + Craft Market

Mark your calendars because on Saturday and Sunday, December 8 and 9, Crafty Wonderland will fill a 60,000 sq. ft. hall at the Oregon Convention Center with...

Oregon Convention Center  
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!  
Give Good Gift

Free and open to the public, Give Good Gift is a favorite pop-up of the season, featuring gift-focused vendors at varied price points, so all those names get...

Union/Pine  
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  
Duke & Lulu's Holiday Pop-Up Market

Duke & Lulu's will be bringing all the wonderful handmade home and lifestyle goods that they feature in their online shop. From tableware and linens to...

Aurora Colony Vineyards  
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  
Art Museum Family Tour: Contemporary Art Across Cultures

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  
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  
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 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  
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  
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  
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  
The St. Johns Winter Beer Fest & Record Show

The Eighth Annual St. Johns Winter Beer Fest and Record Show is a benefit for the St. Johns Center for Opportunity (SJCO). From the Famers Market, community...

The Colony  
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  
ZooZoo

ZooZoo 2pm, 5pm

"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: Modern American Realism

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

Portland Art Museum  
Choral Arts Ensemble Yuletide: To Friends Old and New

"Celebrating its 50th season, Choral Arts Ensemble of Portland teams up with composers from our own time and place to perform new Northwest seasonal works...

St. Philip Neri Catholic Church  
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  
Handel's Messiah

Messiah is arguably the most-performed work in all of musical history. Guest director and harpsichordist Desmond Earley leads Portland Baroque Orchestra and...

First Baptist Church  
Latkes & Lights

Chabad of Oregon presents a special eighth night of Chanukah celebration. There will be photo opportunities with Dreidel Man, crafts for kids and kosher...

Oregon Zoo  
Portland, Our Home Place - Past, Present, Future: A Community Conversation

Today Portland is experiencing an unprecedented housing boom and, at the same time, neighborhood livability is in jeopardy and homelessness is on this rise....

Cerimon House  
Power of Protest: Portland Jewish Library Family Day

Let my people go! Join up for an afternoon of activism and celebration in honor of Soviet Jewry. Raise your voices in the songs and chants that changed the...

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education  
The Most Wonderful Season

Presented by Portland Gay Men's Chorus (PGMC). The Most Wonderful Season returns this December, and PGMC will bring honor to many of the great musical...

Newmark 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  
A Bubbly Spectacular

Celebrate the art of making (and drinking) bubbles with the creator of the World’s Best Champagne List. Pix is hosting an afternoon exclusively dedicated to...

Pix Patisserie  
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  
Gospel Christmas: 20th Anniversary

Presented by the Oregon Symphony. It’s the 20th anniversary of Gospel Christmas, the tradition that just gets bigger and better, year after year. Join the...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
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  
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  
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  
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  
Chris Pureka

It’s rare for an artist to bridge the divide between critical acclaim and dedicated fan engagement. Chris Pureka is a Portland-based singer-songwriter whose...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
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  
Pet Photos with Santa

Woodburn Premium Outlets invites all fur-parents to bring their furry friends to photos with Santa.

Woodburn Premium Outlets  
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  
ZooZoo

ZooZoo 5pm

"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  
Ale Apothecary Bottle Flight Event

Do not miss this rare chance to sample a flight of Ale Apothecary beers in this special one-night-only appearance by brewing genius Paul Arney (don't tell...

The Abbey Bar & Bottle Shop  
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  
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)  
Big Horn Brass Holiday Concert - Beaverton

There is no happier sign of the season in the Northwest than the arrival of the annual Big Horn Brass Holiday Concerts, bringing audiences lively and...

St. Matthew Lutheran 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  
The Mystery Box Show: Storytelling With A Sexy Spin

From vanilla to kinky, queer to straight, and everything in between, a night at The Mystery Box Show brings you tales of one-night stands, explorations into...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
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  
Vampire Tapestry

Street Scenes presents Vampire Tapestry by Suzy McKee Charnas. Stephen King called it “Scary, entertaining, suspenseful…” Focusing on the Nebula...

Chapel Theatre  
Valley Maker

On Valley Maker’s second full-length album Rhododendron, songwriter Austin Crane sings about movement – from one kind of belief to another, from place to...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  

Sunday, December 9

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