Events

Thursday, May 17

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  
McMenamins 19th Annual UFO Festival

McMenamins is prepping the landing gear for their 19th annual UFO Festival, inviting UFO-curious and fun-seekers alike for multiple days of fun and...

Hotel Oregon in McMinnville  
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  
QDoc Film Festival

QDoc is the only festival in the U.S. devoted exclusively to LGBTQ documentaries. Documentaries offer a unique vehicle to creatively engage core issues of...

Hollywood Theatre  
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  
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  
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...

Various Locations  
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  
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  
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  
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  
Simply A-Maize-ing

Explore the diversity of corn applications. From a simple succotash to marbled cornbread and corn pudding, explore the many varied preparations centered on...

Bob's Red Mill Cooking School  
Community Reading and Book Release Party (Southwest)

Join up to celebrate the release of the new anthology, A Wonder I Can Hold, featuring the talented writers from Write Around Portland's Spring workshops in...

First United Methodist Church  
Mighty Ground Movie Screening

Join Home Builders Foundation-HomeAid Portland for an exclusive screening of Mighty Ground. This powerful documentary follows the journey of a gifted singer...

Clinton Street Theater  
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  
Fuse Theatre Ensemble Presents Cabaret

A government bent on silencing the media and cleansing its citizenry; lies and corruption dominate the headlines; nationalism slowly infects us and our...

Funhouse Lounge  
High Plains Films

Founders of the Montana-based non-profit film collective High Plains Films and the Big Sky Documentary Festival, filmmakers Doug Hawes-Davis and Dru Carr...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
Last Call Trivia

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

Rivershore Bar  
Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward

From the delightfully wicked mind of Noël Coward, the 20th century’s master of British wit and sophistication, Blithe Spirit sparkles with out-of-this-world...

Vault Theater  
Ken Peplowski & Diego Figueiredo

It all started in 1962. Antonio Carlos Jobim wrote the songs, “The Girl from Ipanema,” “Corcovado,” and “Wave.” The music hit North America and it was an...

The Old Church 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  
Rain & Roses

Rain & Roses 7:30pm

"BodyVox specializes in a sort of dance theater that often employs a full toolbox of visual and theatrical effects to make its often humorous, though...

The North Warehouse  
Shift Control: Live Storytelling

Presented by Firefox. Ever made a tough call but knew it was for the best? Taken the road less traveled? Hear from five local storytellers about making a...

Curious Comedy Theater  
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  
Watsonville: Some Place Not Here

Set in Watsonville, California, a story of women’s triumph loosely based on a 1985–1987 Cannery strike, a Richter scale earthquake, and a vision of the...

Milagro Theatre  
Free Trivia Night

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

Ringo's Bar & Grill  

Thursday, May 17

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