Events

Wednesday, October 16

2019 Sci-Fi Film Fest

OMSI's fifth annual Sci-fi Film Fest is back! Experience futuristic dystopias, sinister artificial intelligence and riveting alien adventures with over 25...

Empirical Theater at OMSI  
APEX: Laura Fritz

Laura Fritz combines an immersive installation and video-based work for her contribution to the APEX exhibition series. Working closely with the...

Portland Art Museum, Main Building, Floor 4, Gallery 403  
Around the World in 82 Dishes

Presented by the 82nd Avenue of Roses Business Association. Join up for an international food tour of 82nd Avenue. Sample delicious dishes from around the...

Various Restaurants  
Color Line: Black Excellence on the World Stage

At the International Exposition of 1900 in Paris, American sociologist, historian, and civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois put together “The American Negro...

Portland Art Museum, Main Building, Floor LL, LL3  
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...

Director Park  
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...

Director Park  
Day of the Dead group show

"Guardino Gallery has been hosting its annual Day of the Dead group show for thirteen years, and the list of participating artists keeps growing -- last year...

Guardino Gallery  
Eiko Otake: A Body in Places

A Body in Places is the omnibus title of Eiko’s first solo project, which started with her revisiting post-nuclear disaster Fukushima and her twelve hour...

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)  
Exquisite Creatures

Exquisite Creatures, an artistic experience that unravels humanity’s intimate relationship with the natural world, makes its Oregon debut at the Oregon...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)  
Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal

Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal ... is the first major survey of the work of one of America’s most important conceptual artists. Throughout his...

Portland Art Museum  
Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…

Throughout his career, Hank Willis Thomas (American, born 1976) has addressed the visual systems that perpetuate inequality and bias in bold, skillfully...

Portland Art Museum  
Italian Excellence

Giovanni “Gianni” Rodari was a celebrated Italian writer, journalist, and children’s author. Considered by many to be Italy’s most important 20th-century...

Portland Art Museum  
Leonard Bernstein at 100

Leonard Bernstein at 100 celebrates the life and work of Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), the great Jewish American composer and conductor who dedicated his...

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education  
Many Shades of Being Darcelle: 52 Years of Fashion, 1967-2019

Portland’s own Darcelle XV (the stage name of Walter Cole) has been headlining the Darcelle XV Showplace cabaret club since 1973. In a career spanning over...

Oregon Historical Society  
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...

Director Park  
Patricia Vazquez: BorderXer

"Paragon Gallery continues its track record of showing exciting new work by emerging Portland artists. Vazquez is a graduate of Portland State University’s...

Portland Community College - Cascade Campus, Cascade Paragon Gallery  
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...

Director Park  
Portland Film Festival

Portland Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing filmmakers and audiences, and to celebrating the power of a good story. The...

Theaters across Portland  
Question Bridge: Black Males

Presented in conjunction with Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…, on view in the Main Building, Question Bridge: Black Males is a project of Cause...

Portland Art Museum, Modern and Contemporary Art, Floor 3, Gallery 307  
René Rickabaugh

"Portland artist René Rickabaugh is back at Russo Lee in a solo show of his exquisitely detailed watercolor and gouache paintings. Rickabaugh has been...

Russo Lee Gallery  
Squirrels, Tigers, and Towering Peaks

The Portland Art Museum offers a unique opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in the Korean art of ink painting, through a select group of works...

Portland Art Museum, Main Building, Floor 1, Gallery 108  
The Allegories by Jen Brown

Wolff Gallery is pleased to present The Allegories, a solo exhibition by narrative painter Jen Brown. In her dramatic yet detailed oil paintings, the artist...

Wolff Gallery  
The Corn Maize at the Pumpkin Patch

Portland’s original cornfield maze has been providing locals with autumnal fun for over 20 seasons at The Pumpkin Patch on beautiful Sauvie Island in...

The Pumpkin Patch  
The Wolves

Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and...

Portland Playhouse  
Toughened to Wind and Sun: Women Photographing the Landscape

During the early 20th century, Pictorialist photographer Anne Brigman regularly hiked and camped in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range, photographing...

Portland Art Museum  
West Side Story

From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book...

Winningstad Theatre  
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...

Director Park  
From the Forest, From the Furrows, From the Field

Just in time for the autumnal equinox, Ford Gallery is excited to present From the Forest, From the Furrows, From the Field, a group show inspired by folk...

Ford Gallery  
Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait

Loosely translated, the Inuktitut word Akunnittinni means “between us.” This exhibition chronicles a visual dialogue between an Inuk grandmother, mother, and...

Portland Art Museum  
Looptworks Retail Workshop Tour

Looptworks uses only what already exists to create new functional products (including upcycled bags, apparel and accessories). Looptworks is committed to...

Looptworks  
Mums & More Botanical Art Exhibition

Come see the Mums & More Exhibition created in partnership with Oregon Botanical Artists (OBA), featuring 48 pieces of artwork from 17 artists — each...

Lan Su Chinese Garden  
Noritaka Tatehana: Refashioning Beauty

Portland Japanese Garden presents the art of Noritaka Tatehana in his first-ever North American solo exhibition. Installed in the Pavilion and Tanabe...

Portland Japanese Garden  
Portland's World's Fair: Souvenirs of the Lewis and Clark Exposition

In 1905, Portland welcomed visitors to the city’s first—and only—world’s fair. The Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition highlighted the area’s industrial...

Pittock Mansion  
Tea & Poetry Month

Lan Su Chinese Garden presents Tea & Poetry at Lan Su, a month long series of events and activities celebrating poetry, tea and tea arts. In celebration of...

Lan Su Chinese Garden  
Creative Workshops

Get creative! Radius Art offers opportunities for both the beginning and the experienced artist to learn the basics or build on their current skills. Learn...

Radius Community Art Studio  
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...

Upper Left Roasters, Ste 100  
These Beers Are Made For Walkin' Tours

This tour is a great way to experience Portland's beer scene on foot, and great for small groups or families traveling with kids. Check out the history and...

Deschutes Brewing  
Jenene Nagy - box breathing

PDX Contemporary Art is pleased to present Box Breathing, a solo exhibition of new work by Jenene Nagy. Through repetition— tearing paper, painting squares...

PDX Contemporary Art  
Art Museum Photography Brown Bag Talk: Cathy Cheney

Every third Wednesday of the month at noon, photography enthusiasts gather at the Portland Art Museum to hear talks by regional photographers, gallerists,...

Portland Art Museum  
Blue Sky Ahead: Founders

Blue Sky turns 44 years old in October! To celebrate this considerable legacy, Blue Sky is launching Blue Sky Ahead, a two-part exhibition series. In...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
Noon Time Talk with Florence Grende

Painter and author Florence Grende, will read from her book, The Butcher’s Daughter: A Memoir, and discuss the rewards inherent in both learning and creating...

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education  
Not Ours Alone

Not ours Alone explores the tenuous relationship between humans and animals, bound together by the habitats we share. Participating Artists: Catherine...

Elisabeth Jones Art Center  
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...

Mt. Hood Brewing  
Book Club for The Butcher’s Daughter: A Memoir

Join up after the Noon Time Talk with Florence Grende to discuss her book The Butcher’s Daughter: A Memoir. If there are not at least five RSVPs 24 hours...

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education  
Ghost Net Landscape by Artist Emily Miller

Ghost Net Landscape by Emily Miller opens October 7. The collaborative exhibit will feature Emily Miller’s finished sculptures created from plastic marine...

Kathrin Cawein Gallery  
Westward Whiskey Experience

Tour the largest whiskey distillery in Oregon, look at the complete production process from grain to glass including beer wash direct from the frermentation...

Westward Whiskey Distillery  
Luxury, All-Inclusive Willamette Valley Wine Tour

The driver covers all tasting fees with charcuterie plates ($150 value for full day, $90 value for half day). Experience the best of Willamette Valley wine...

Multiple locations  
Kenton Portland Farmers Market

The Kenton Farmers Market is located in the heart of the historic Kenton neighborhood in North Portland. Founded in 2012, the market’s live music and festive...

North Portland  
Portland’s Cognac Classic Crawl

For $30, the Cognac Geographical Indication will offer a taste of six designated cognac cocktails at some of Portland’s top bars, with 100% of the proceeds...

Deadshot  
Wings: UO Presidential Speaker Series

From basketball to international law and from geology to business startups, members of the University of Oregon (UO) community will again bring their...

Redd East  
DiviniTea Series: Magical Herbology

Take a magical journey through the plant world! You may be familiar with the flavors and medicinal actions of plants, but for as long as humans have been...

The Jasmine Pearl  
Real Talk

Real Talk 6pm

Join us in the Betsy & Iya studio for a discussion hosted by designer and founder, Betsy Cross. Joining Betsy will be guests Nesrin Danan, Alivia Fields and...

Betsy & Iya  
Wine and Dye: Fabric  Dyeing with Native Ingredients for Portland Textile Month

Join up for an evening of wine, cheese and hands-on fabric dyeing, using only native ingredients from the Pacific Northwest. Learn from Kerry Cotter, founder...

Wacom Experience Center  
Bag&Baggage Book Club - A Clockwork Orange

B&B is partnering with the Hillsboro Public Library this season to dig even deeper into the literature that complements its shows. Join B&B's Book Club for A...

Hillsboro Brookwood Library  
Natural Selections Speaker Series: The Book of the Dead: The Clatsop County Coroner’s Book of Inquests, 1905 – 1909

Do you want an excuse to come to the coast for a a very special Halloween treat? The Astoria Public Library Natural Selections Speaker Series continues!...

Astoria Public Library  
Oregon Humanities presents Think & Drink with Desmond Meade

Join Oregon Humanities for an on-stage conversation with Desmond Meade, president of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, which led the campaign to pass...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Story Swap, In Terms of Music

Story Swaps are loosely based on The Moth, in that people tell true life stories. In October, in conjunction with the Leonard Bernstein at 100 exhibition,...

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education  
Underhill Haunted House

Four haunted house experiences under one gigantic roof: Underhill Manor, a Victorian-inspired experience transporting guests back to another era where...

Veterans Memorial Coliseum  
Macbeth

Macbeth 7:30pm

Shakespeare’s infamous tale of political gluttony and supernatural vengeance finds refreshing new life in this piercing, stripped-down adaptation that...

Portland Center Stage at The Armory, In the Ellyn Bye Studio  
Richard Powers

Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Richard Powers’s The Overstory is a prescient work of fiction arriving at a time of fierce political debate...

Revolution Hall  
Andrew Combs

Soulful Nashville folk-country songwriter releasing his new Ideal Man LP. With: Izaak Opatz.

Polaris Hall  
Noah Schnacky

It’s easy to believe in Noah Schnacky. In its best forms, music can be a communal experience, especially when it’s built around one artist telling a...

Ponderosa Lounge & Grill  
The Regrettes

Perfectly imperfect – that’s one way to describe L.A. based punk act, The Regrettes. Writing songs that proudly bear a brazen and unabashed attitude in the...

Wonder Ballroom  
Tow'rs

Tow'rs 8pm

Tow'rs is a folk-rock band from Flagstaff, Arizona. The band members tell stories through their music. Sometimes they perform them for their friends. They...

Polaris Hall  
 Delta Rae

Earthy, harmony-laden Americana from Durham, N.C.With: Frances Cone.

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
Kuinka

Kuinka 9pm

Siren Nation and Mississippi Studios present beloved Seattle folk-pop acts. With: Lemolo.

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Lithics

Lithics 9pm

Angular Portland punks with urgent and melodic 2018 LP Mating Surfaces. With: Sun Foot, Collate.

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  

Wednesday, October 16

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