Events

Wednesday, May 16

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  
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  
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...

Various Locations  
Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Mount Hood Tour

Offered by Wildwood Adventures. Follow the path of an ancient riverbed, carved by the last Ice Age, past the Bridge of the Gods, and explore the Windsurfing...

Various Locations  
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  
Fences

"Many artistic virtues helped Portland Playhouse quickly become a Portland theatrical powerhouse. Its deftness with the works of August Wilson — presented in...

Portland Playhouse  
Heather Watkins: Waiting Room

"These small, meditative and intense woven and stitched fabric pieces have a sense of Agnes Martin to them. Tiny stitches, made at the limit of the artist’s...

PDX Contemporary Art  
Katherine Bradford: Magenta Nights

"Magenta Nights marks the third time Adams and Ollman gallery has brought Katherine Bradford’s work to Portland. Bradford’s colorful, layered acrylic...

Adams and Ollman  
Matthew Picton: El Dorado

"Matthew Picton makes very finely grained “maps” of cities — wall reliefs, actually. And though they are based on real urban geographies, they lurch away a...

Elizabeth Leach Gallery  
More Than Pink

Woodburn Premium Outlets has teamed up with Susan G. Komen to help in the fight against breast cancer as part of its More Than Pink campaign. Come out to the...

Woodburn Premium Outlets  
Oregon Coast Tour

With over 300 miles of public coastline, Oregon’s beaches are sure to amaze with their dramatic offshore rock formations and reborn beach towns. This tour...

Various Locations  
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...

Various Locations  
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  
Restaurants for Raphael House

Dine out for a cause and support Raphael House of Portland’s life-saving domestic violence shelter and prevention programs. More than 45 local restaurants...

At 45+ participating eateries throughout Portland, Lake Oswego, and Beaverton  
Robot Revolution

In the near future, robots will become our companions and colleagues – changing the way we play, live and work together. Come see the coolest robots ever...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)  
Shokunin: Five Kyoto Artisans Look to the Future

“Shokunin” means “artisan” in Japanese, a word used to designate artists who have achieved the highest level of mastery of their craft. This luxurious...

Portland Japanese Garden  
Su-mei Tse: L’Echo

Su-Mei Tse (born Luxembourg, 1973) trained as a classical cellist in a family of musicians. As a visual artist, her work unites sound, image, and body in a...

Portland Art Museum  
The Art of Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani

"Emerson House recognizes Jimmy Mirikitani as a "fiercely independent outsider artist who achieved international fame in 2006 after being featured in a major...

Emerson Street House  
Thick on the Ground: Christian Rogers & Kyle Vu-Donn

"This show explores themes of otherness, memoir and resilience through new takes on traditional figurative representation, looking at the intimacies of queer...

National  
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  
Renée Hartig & Kelli MacConnell

Ford Gallery presents Renée Hartig & Kelli MacConnell. The landscape of the beloved Pacific Northwest is as striking and varied as the work of these two...

Ford Gallery  
Asian Heritage Month

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month with Lan Su Chinese Garden this May with exciting cultural performances and activities each weekend. Lan Su hosts exciting...

Lan Su Chinese Garden  
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  
Military Appreciation Month

Join the Woodburn Premium Outlets in celebrating Military Appreciation Month this May with special giveaways and discounts. From noon to 6 p.m. on May 5, 12...

Woodburn Premium Outlets  
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  
Shokunin: Five Leading Artisans From Kyoto

Combining Portland’s love of handmade art and craftsmanship with Japanese culture, Shokunin: Five Leading Artisans From Kyoto brings some of Kyoto’s finest...

Portland Japanese Garden  
The Han Collection & Jill Torberson

See original work by local artist Jill Torberson and a display of work from The Han Collection featuring artists from Portland’s sister city, Suzhou. Their...

Lan Su Chinese Garden  
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  
The Feeling Good Handbook

Through narrative paintings by Heidi Hahn and video works and installation by Shana Moulton, The Feeling Good Handbook is an exhibition that grapples with...

Upfor Gallery  
Thresholds & Reflections: New Paintings By Deborah DeWit

For her new exhibition, Deborah DeWit continues to consider the human experience and moments in time through natural and figurative subjects rendered in...

White Bird Gallery  
2018 Curatorial Prize: Ultra Vivid Dreaming Photo Exhibition

Photography and video by Elliott Jerome Brown Jr. and Shikeith. Curated by Ashley Stull Meyers.

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
Laurie Lambrecht: Jungle Road Photo Exhibition

Intermittently over a period of two years, Laurie Lambrecht photographed the lush habitat surrounding the Robert Rauschenberg Residency on Captiva Island,...

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  
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 Society of Artists Group Exhibit w/ Portland Photographers Forum

Portland Photographers Forum collaborates with Oregon Society of Artists (OSA) to present a Group Exhibit of Photography. The opening reception will be on...

Oregon Society of Artists  
PCC's Asian Pacific American Writers Series - Reading by Aimee Phan

With the generous support of APANO and the Region Arts & Culture Council, PCC Southeast is excited to host writer Aimee Phan for their fourth annual Asian...

PCC Southeast Campus Library, Third Floor  
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  
A Tale of Two Ghettos

This multimedia, cultural and boundary crossing art installation excavates the hidden and layered history of displacement of the Japanese and Chinese...

Community Hall on PCC SE Campus  
Seasonal Meal Tasting & Anti-Inflammatory Foods Workshop

Provided will be a delicious meal tasting and nutrition workshop. Meal Details: 100% organic & local ingredients, with ingredients coming from event...

Tri Oasis Wellness Center, Suite 150  
Think & Drink with Rinku Sen and Mary Li

A conversation with Rinku Sen, one of the leading voices in the racial justice movement, and Mary Li, director of the Multnomah Idea Lab, offering local and...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Lake Theater Trivia Night

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

Lake Theatre  
Rising Star: Pianist Sophiko Simsive

Sophiko's performance includes the premiere of a new work by Oregon composer Kenji Bunch. This new work is titled La Discotheque. Mozart: Sonata in F...

Portland Piano Company  
Terry Robb Trio

Terry Robb, award winning guitarist, singer, composer and producer, is a member of the Oregon Music Hall of Fame and an incredible live performer. His shows...

Jo Bar & Rotisserie  
Wendy & Lucy

Based on a story by Portland writer Jon Raymond and shot here in Oregon, Reichardt’s (Old Joy, Meek’s Cutoff) film explores the life of a young woman...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
Ballet Hispánico

"The Portland dance presenter White Bird brings back Ballet Hispánico, which combines technical brilliance and profound musicality in all of its work. The...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
Love Never Dies

This story of boundless love, full of passion and drama, follows Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, one of the most successful musicals of all time,...

Keller Auditorium  
Sister Act

Sister Act 7:30pm

Directed by Michael Snider. Music by Alan Menken. Book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner, additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane. Based on the hit...

Lakewood Center for the Arts, Headlee Mainstage  
The Soul of Mantra: Deva Premal & Miten w/ Manose

Presented by Beloved Events. Join celebrated chant masters Deva Premal & Miten, accompanied by Nepalese bansuri maestro Manose, with Canadian Joby Baker on...

First Congregational United Church of Christ  
The Weepies

To mark the 10th year anniversary of their first entrance onto the Billboard Charts — 2008’s Hideaway — The Weepies are headlining 22 shows across the...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
Brent Cobb & Them

Brent Cobb didn’t set out to write an album that feels and sounds like the place he grew up. But now that the grooves have been cut in his debut LP, Shine on...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  

Wednesday, May 16

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