Events

Thursday, March 22

Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA

Famous for such stop-action animated feature films as Kubo and the Two Strings (2016), The Boxtrolls (2014) and Coraline (2009), LAIKA is at the center of...

Portland Art Museum  
Bespoke Bodies

Advancements in medicine, robotics, and 3D-printing have transformed the intersection between the human body and technology. For the researchers and...

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)  
CCNA: Interwoven Radiance

The Portland Art Museum’s Center for Contemporary Native Art takes a deep dive into the weaving practice of the Chilkat and Ravenstail weavers of the...

Portland Art Museum  
Common Ground

"This traveling show organized by the Denver Art Museum draws from eight separate series of photographs by Fazal Sheikh, taken between 1989 and 2013. Sheikh...

Portland Art Museum  
Craftsmanship and Wit

This fall, the Museum will celebrate the legacy of Carol (1932–2015) and Seymour Haber (1929–2012), longtime friends of and donors to the Portland Art...

Portland Art Museum  
In the Beginning

Long before co-founding Aperture magazine or establishing the groundbreaking photography program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, renowned modernist...

Portland Art Museum  
Kingdom Animalia

"Although there are larger shows ongoing at the Portland Art Museum (including an immersion experience into the LAIKA animation studio and paintings by three...

Portland Art Museum  
Portland Dining Month

Since 2009, food-loving Portland has dedicated a whole month to celebrating our acclaimed dining scene: Portland Dining Month. With the city’s top...

Multiple venues  
Portland Mercury's Highball: Seven Days of $5 Cocktails

Brace yourself for over 40 specially crafted cocktails available March 19-25 . . . for only $5 each! At each of Highball’s Portland locations, you’ll find...

Multiple Locations  
Portland in Color

Since the summer of 2017, Celeste Noche Photography has been collecting the stories and experiences of creatives of color living in Portland, through the...

UNA Gallery  
Racing to Change: Oregon's Civil Rights Years

"Racing to Change: Oregon's Civil Rights Years" at the Oregon Historical Society brings the Civil Rights Movement of the state from the 1960s and '70s to...

Oregon Historical Society  
Art at Lan Su: Loren Nelson & You Qi

Work by Loren Nelson and You Qi will be on display at Lan Su Chinese Garden in February and March of 2018. Loren Nelson shoots film and uses a traditional...

Lan Su Chinese Garden  
Chevrolet Corvette Exhibit

In the long history of American cars, perhaps none has been more synonymous with “speed” than the Chevrolet Corvette. Designed by GM’s Harley Earl as a...

World of Speed  
Forces of Nature: Historic Portland Floods, Fires, Ice & Snow

Portland is known for its mild climate and beautiful natural surroundings, but the city has felt nature’s fury during its 170-year history. From a downtown...

Pittock Mansion  
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  
Rodrigo Valenzuela

This exhibition in the Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art features two videos by Rodrigo Valenzuela (born 1982 in Chile, lives and works in Los...

Portland Art Museum  
Jake Manning | Guests of Space

Nationale and co-curator Paul Maziar present Guests of Space, Jake Manning’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. This body of work is made up of...

Nationale  
Michał Cała Photo Exhibition

From 1975-1992, Michał Cała photographed the Silesia region in his home country of Poland. In the 1970s and early 1980s the area was at its peak of...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
Place Names

Place Names Manuel Arturo Abreu and Christopher Paul Jordan Place Names is an exhibition by regional artists Manuel Arturo Abreu (Portland, OR) and...

The Art Gym at Marylhurst University, BPJ 3rd Floor  
The Magic Play

The Magic Play 12pm, 7:30pm

By Andrew Hinderaker. Combining the spectacle of a magic show with the intimacy of theater, The Magic Play follows a young magician trying to perform a live...

Portland Center Stage at the Armory, U.S. Bank Main Stage  
Zun Lee Photo Exhibition

“My own journey of identity formation and cultural belonging formed the motivation for this visual exploration of fatherhood. I used my lived experience of...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
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's Eastside Feast Ride Tour

In the land of amazing beer and mouth-watering food, Brewvana delivers. Join Brewvana for a Portland culinary adventure while they celebrate the great beer...

Brewvana Brewery Tours  
Portland Opera's Young Patron Society Season Kickoff

Portland Opera's Young Patron Society and Artslandia take over Base Camp Brewing. Drink beer with them and learn about Portland Opera's under-40 social club...

Base Camp Brewing  
All  About Garbanzos w/ Lauren Chandler

Not just for hummus! Garbanzo beans have a place in breakfast, lunch, dinner and even dessert. Learn how to cook and prepare them in a variety of ways. Join...

Bob's Red Mill Cooking School  
NW Documentary D.I.Y. Documentary Workshops

Spring Workshops are enrolling now. NW Documentary’s D.I.Y. workshop series prepares students to write, direct, shoot and edit their own short documentary....

NW Documentary  
Random Wine Co. Non-Pinot Noir Wine Dinner

Winemaker/owner Beau Carufel of Random Wine Company and chef Bill Wallender will partner together for four courses of Portland’s best seasonal and local...

Quaintrelle  
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  
Chronic Means Forever

Kadazia Allen-Perry uses her debilitating illness as a way to explore what it means to follow one’s dreams in the face of a body defying one’s own will. What...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
Last Call Trivia

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

Rivershore Bar  
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 3 Viewing Party

Kick off the season with a special night of delicious food, libations and amazing entertainment by the fabulous hostess and drag personality, Portland's own...

Back to Eden Bakery Cafe  
Between Riverside and Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis

"Stephen Adly Guirgis won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for drama with this sprawling tale of a retired New York cop and the wildly assorted friends and housemates...

Artists Repertory Theatre  
Death and the Maiden

Ariel Dorfman’s explosively provocative, award-winning drama is set in a country that has only recently returned to democracy and still struggles with a...

Vault Theater  
El Grande de Coca Cola

A Portland Area Premiere, directed by Alan Shearman. By Ron House, Diz White, Alan Shearman and John Neville-Andrews. Musical Arrangements by Alan Shearman...

Lakewood Center for the Arts, Headlee Mainstage  
Hamilton

Hamilton 7:30pm

With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations...

Keller Auditorium  
Janoska Ensemble

Presented by Friends of Chamber Music. Hailing from Slovakia, the genre-bending Janoska Ensemble (violins, piano, double bass) is comprised of four...

The Old Church Concert Hall  
Katie Scherman + Artists: BodyVox Dance Performance

Join up for the third show of the 2017-2018 Dance Performance Season at BodyVox. Katie Scherman, 2009 Princes Grace Award Winner and former BodyVox dancer,...

BodyVox Dance Center  
Men On Boats

Men On Boats 7:30pm

Third Rail Repertory Theatre presents Men On Boats by Jacklyn Backhaus. Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Race down the rapids in this wildly,...

Third Rail Rep at the Imago Theatre  
Our Mother's Brief Affair

On the verge of death her umpteenth time, Anna (Michelle Maida) makes a shocking confession to her grown children: an affair from her past that just might...

Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza  
She Is Fierce

She Is Fierce 7:30pm

Lady Anne Neville doesn't have much time left, but she is determined to use it. Over the course of an evening, this bedraggled queen is opening her Gallery...

Shoebox Theater  
The Fab Four

The Fab Four 7:30pm

It’s the ultimate Beatles tribute! Don’t miss the Emmy Award-winning Fab Four in note-for-note renditions of classics like “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,”...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
The Magic Play

By Andrew Hinderaker. Combining the spectacle of a magic show with the intimacy of theater, The Magic Play follows a young magician trying to perform a live...

Portland Center Stage at the Armory, U.S. Bank Main Stage  
The Mermaid Hour

Pilar and Bird are navigating the challenges of raising their 11-year-old daughter Violet as she comes to terms with her identity as a mixed race transgender...

Milagro Theatre  
Free Trivia Night

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

Ringo's Bar & Grill  
Latin Thursdays

DJ Ariel will bring the 305/MIA to the 503/PDX, a Miami-mix of styles, Reggaeton, Bachata, Latin Trap, Top 40, plus more, at this new Latin weekly. You'll...

Jones Bar  
Rhett Miller

Lead singer of The Old 97’s, Rhett Miller released his seventh solo album, The Traveler, on May 19th 2015. The album features the instrumentation of Black...

Aladdin Theater  
Ought

Ought 9pm

On Room Inside the World, Ought gnaw at questions that have hovered around their music since they first began playing: How do you live in this world without...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Superorganism

Superorganism is an eight-person indie pop band that formed in early 2017, with members from all over the world including the United States, Japan, South...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  

Thursday, March 22

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