Events

Saturday, May 19

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  
Questival Adventure Race

This year, Cotopaxi is launching the world's best outdoor adventure race into another universe, with new challenges, a redesigned app, and amazing prizes.

Sellwood Riverfront Park  
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  
Community Yoga Hike

A one of a kind community and family adventure for your body and heart. A short, family-friendly hike past the volcanic cone, down the fairy trail, up an...

Mt Tabor Park  
First Annual Portland Dog Boneanza

The people of YogaBug Real Estate love their dogs and are excited to present the First Annual Portland Dog Boneanza. This event will celebrate furry friends...

The Filling Station  
PDX Skincare Festival

Join up for the PDX Skincare Festival, a community event where skincare and health care unite. Presented by OHSU War on Melanoma™ and Knight Cancer...

Collaborative Life Sciences Building  
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  
Urban Yoga Hike PDX

A one of a kind community and family adventure for your body and heart. A short, family-friendly hike past the volcanic cone, down the fairy trail, up an...

Mt Tabor Park  
Brewvana's Coffee, Beer & Donut Tour

Although Seattle comes in first when it comes to coffee culture, Portland has learned a lot from its neighbors and comes in close second. Brewvana has an...

Various locations  
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  
Mt. Tabor Art Walk 2018

The 2018 Mt. Tabor Art Walk features 35 artists working in diverse media including painting, sculpture, pottery, fiber art, mosaics, photography, printmaking...

Mt. Tabor Neighborhood  
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  
Portland Train Day 2018

All aboard for Portland Train Day (PTD). Come celebrate Portland’s rich history with trains with all-day train rides, steam locomotives on display, live...

Oregon Rail Heritage Center  
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  
OMSI Cider Making Workshop

Cider drinking is a lost American tradition, recapture it here and learn how to make your own! Participants will explore the history and science of cider, as...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)  
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  
Baerlic Beer School: Intro To How Beer Is Made

This one-hour class offers participants an introduction to brewing, fermenting and cellaring beer. You'll learn about the four main brewing ingredients (and...

Baerlic Brewing Co  
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  
Peter Pan

Peter Pan 12pm, 4pm

Northwest Children's Theater (NWCT) is delighted to close the 25th Anniversary Season with their flagship production. What better way to celebrate their...

Northwest Children's Theater and School  
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  
Portland Timbers vs. Los Angeles FC

Watch the Portland Timbers take on Los Angeles FC! Cheer with Timbers' Army at Providence Park and become part of a Portland tradition.

Providence Park  
Wine Country Picnic

Come for a one-of-a-kind picnic at the beautiful Four Graces Winery in Dundee, in the heart of wine country. Begin with a wine tasting hosted by Paul, the...

Four Graces Winery  
Zimmerman Heritage Farm Tour - Quilts!

The historic Zimmerman House was built in 1874 and was home to three generations of the Zimmerman Family. Their furnishings and personal articles remain in...

Zimmerman Heritage Farm  
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  
Leah Jorgensen Cellars Spring Open House & Artisan Market

Join up for this annual Spring Open House in Northwest Industrial Portland at the whimsical Staver Locomotive warehouse, which features a model steam...

Staver Locomotive  
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  
A Year With Frog & Toad

To celebrate Oregon Children's Theatre's 30th season, they're reviving this award-winning musical. Best friends, Frog and Toad, have an adventure for each...

Newmark Theatre  
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  
Forktown Food Tours Downtown Culinary Tour

Stroll through Portland's vibrant downtown with Forktown! Forktown will make six delicious stops to eat and drink, which may include one of the largest food...

Downtown Portland, exact location sent to you after booking  
Love Never Dies

Love Never Dies 2pm, 7:30pm

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 2pm, 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  
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

While today’s digitally rendered animated films astound in looking virtually real, Ray Harryhausen’s timeless, hand-crafted wonderwork —his first film in...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
DIY & Drinks: Candlemaking and Wine Class

Morgan from Happy Homemade will be teaching a class on creating your own artisan candle. Class includes instructions, supplies and one glass of wine plus one...

Hip Chicks do Wine  
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 Beers & Barrels Tour

Beer + whiskey = match made in heaven! Beer and whiskey are surprisingly similar in ingredients and process. In fact, you have to make beer to make whiskey!...

Various locations  
Peter Pan

Peter Pan 4pm

Northwest Children's Theater (NWCT) is delighted to close the 25th Anniversary Season with their flagship production. What better way to celebrate their...

Northwest Children's Theater and School  
A Year With Frog & Toad

To celebrate Oregon Children's Theatre's 30th season, they're reviving this award-winning musical. Best friends, Frog and Toad, have an adventure for each...

Newmark Theatre  
Mortified Portland

Hailed a "cultural phenomenon" by Newsweek and celebrated by This American Life, The Today Show, The Onion AV Club, Entertainment Weekly and beyond,...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
BeerQuest Haunted Pub Tour

Uncover Portland’s dark side on this spine-tingling walking tour and hear first-hand accounts of paranormal encounters – all while sampling six local...

Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub  
Dave Attell & Jeff Ross

Dave Attell was named one of the 25 Funniest People in America by Entertainment Weekly Magazine. His caustic wit, rapid-fire delivery and his choice of...

Revolution Hall  
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  
Lost in Paris

Fiona, a hapless Canadian librarian, visits Paris for the first time after receiving a letter of distress from her 88-year-old Aunt Martha. When she arrives,...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
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  
Crossing By Reza De Wet

Now in its second season, Crave Theatre presents Crossing by the South African playwright Reza de Wet, directed by Sarah Andrews, in the play’s Portland...

Shoebox Theater  
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  
Mahler’s Seventh Symphony

Capping the season with a triumphant Mahler symphony has become Oregon’s favorite sendoff to summer. Mahler’s “Song of the Night” is guaranteed to leave you...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
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  
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  
Paul Simon: Homeward Bound

Legendary songwriter, recording artist, and performer Paul Simon, will embark on his farewell concert tour that will encompass shows across North America,...

Moda Center  
Rituals

Rituals 8pm

"Portland/Seattle new music ensemble Sound of Late has been one of the freshest additions to the Northwest’s burgeoning contemporary classical music scene....

New Expressive Works  
OMSI Star Party: Planet Parade

On Saturday, May 19, join OMSI and Rose City Astronomers at both Rooster Rock State Park and L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park starting at sunset. From...

Rooster Rock State Park  
Country Wide

Full steam out of the Willamette Valley, Country Wide rolls out a high-energy, concert-style show of heartfelt original music, as well as a wide variety of...

Ponderosa Lounge & Grill  
Laura Veirs

A prolific songwriter for nearly twenty years, Laura Veirs proves the depth of her musical skill on her tenth solo album, The Lookout. Here is a batch of...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Mortified Portland

Hailed a "cultural phenomenon" by Newsweek and celebrated by This American Life, The Today Show, The Onion AV Club, Entertainment Weekly and beyond,...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
All You Can Eat Buddha

Cinematographer Ian Lagarde (Vic + Flo Saw a Bear) makes his directorial debut with this surreal fable centering on a man with large appetites, for both food...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
Latin & Indian Night

A global bass dance party dedicated to unity. Dance all night long to Latin American and South Asian sounds with Mark, Lynn and DJ Prashant. Specials:...

Whiskey Bar  
Dave Attell & Jeff Ross

Dave Attell was named one of the 25 Funniest People in America by Entertainment Weekly Magazine. His caustic wit, rapid-fire delivery and his choice of...

Revolution Hall  

Saturday, May 19

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