Events

Thursday, May 24

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  
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  
NW Animation Festival

The NW Animation Festival brings five days of animated short film screenings, filmmaker talks and late-night parties to Portland. Dedicated to the "love of...

Hollywood Theatre  
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  
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  
Vanport Mosaic Festival

The Vanport Mosaic Festival is a six-day exploration of the history and legacy of Vanport, Oregon’s second largest city wiped out by a flood in 1948. Through...

Multiple venues  
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  
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  
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  
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  
Dis/Representation: Evolving Disability Conversations

The Disability Art and Culture Project presents the Portland ReelAbilities Disability Film Festival: Portland’s second biennial Disability Film Festival...

Portland Community College Southeast, Community Hall  
Indian Breads & Curries

Unleavened breads are a staple in most parts of the Indian subcontinent, always accompanied by a spicy curry of some sorts. In this class, Leena will...

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  
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  
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  
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  
Closer

Closer 7:30pm

"The city’s biggest ballet company will leave its usual home in Keller Auditorium. Instead, the company will perform at the intimate studio of BodyVox for a...

BodyVox Dance Center  
I and You by Lauren Gunderson

"Playwright Lauren Gunderson is in her mid-30s and she’s already had 20 of her plays produced, many of them wildly popular in the world of regional theater...

Artists Repertory Theatre  
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  
An Evening with Bon Iver

Music is a pathway that allows us to listen to ourselves and the people that surround us. It is a pathway to understanding that actively creates change in...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
Free Trivia Night

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

Ringo's Bar & Grill  
Jay Farrar Duo (Son Volt) with special guest Johnny Irion

As a founder of alternative country pioneers Uncle Tupelo, a solo artist, and as the leader of Son Volt, Jay Farrar’s work often seeks out the ghosts of...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Pondo Presents: Chance McKinney

Chance McKinney is an independent singer/songwriter who won CMT's Music City Madness and has been on tour with Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley,...

Ponderosa Lounge & Grill  
Wait... What? Portland's Comedy Game Show

Adding something different to the local comedy scene, Wait… What? is a comedy panel game show pitting four teams of talented comedians, improvisers and...

Helium Comedy Club  
Gang of Youths

The holiness of love, the chaos and rapture of surviving against all odds, these are what drive Gang of Youths. A five piece from Sydney founded in the...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  

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