Events

Friday, October 18

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)  
Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War II

In the years leading up to World War II, racial segregation and discrimination were part of daily life for many in the United States. For most African...

Oregon Historical Society  
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  
Hidden Histories

Artist statement from Kathy Miller about this exhibit, opening October 3, 2019: "We’ve learned so much, forgotten so much more. . . Music and art have been...

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, The Lab  
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  
Ladies and Gentlemen . . . The Beatles!

In 1964, The Beatles came to America for the first of the group's three North American visits. Their journey in America began on Friday, February 7 of that...

Oregon Historical Society  
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  
Norma Bassett Hall: Color Block Prints in Oregon Collections

Norma Bassett Hall was born in Halsey, Oregon, in 1888. Just 18 years later, she entered the School of the Portland Art Association in its first year and by...

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  
Portland Retro Gaming Expo 2019

2019 will mark the 14th annual Portland Retro Gaming Expo, a locally produced event celebrating the colorful history of console, computer and arcade gaming....

Oregon Convention Center  
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 All American Toy Company: An Oregon Original

For generations, the All American Toy Company has captured the interest of children and adults alike. Beginning in 1947 with its first release of the Timber...

Oregon Historical Society  
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  
Wild About Dance: Oregon Ballet Theatre Celebrates 30 Years

Oregon Ballet Theatre enriches the community with beautiful, exhilarating and athletic dance. This exhibit celebrates Oregon Ballet Theatre’s (OBT) first 30...

Oregon Historical Society  
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  
 The Brandenburgs: Six Iconic Concertos

Monica Huggett leads all six of J. S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos while playing violin, viola and violino piccolo. Harpsichordist Byron Schenkman, trumpeter...

First Baptist Church  
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  
Pioneering Eastside Coffee Roasters Tour

On the east side of the Willamette River, nestled among converted warehouses and quirky neighborhoods, you’ll find the pioneering micro-roasters that sparked...

Portland Roasting - The Cupping Room  
Portland Nursery Annual Apple Tasting Event

About the time the leaves begin to change color, it's time to celebrate the abundance of apples and pears. The Portland Nursery is always well supplied with...

Portland Nursery  
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  
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  
Squishing of the Squash

The Oregon Zoo’s annual Squishing of the Squash is an event in which some of the world's largest land animals demolish some of the area’s largest...

Oregon Zoo  
 Beyond the Gate: A Tale of Portland's Historic Chinatowns

Using rare and seldom-seen objects like Chinese opera costumes as well as theatrical sets, bilingual text, audiovisual media and interactive visitor...

Portland Chinatown 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  
Getting a Feel for Art: Tactile Art Pop-Up Gallery

Experience the tactile art of local blind, partially sighted and sighted artists. Art on display will include scenes and images made from reclaimed wood,...

Portland Art Museum  
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  
Portland2019 Biennial

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center is pleased to announce the Portland2019 Biennial, a survey of works by visual and performing artists who are defining and...

Disjecta Contemporary 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  
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  
Downtown Portland Food & Drink Tour

Join Portland's oldest food tour company Forktown on a stroll through Portland's vibrant downtown. Tours make five delicious stops to eat and drink, with...

Exact meeting location confirmed at time of ticket purchase  
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  
Mad Sass Soap Co. Pop-Up

Come check out the Mad Sass Soap Co. Pop-Up shop in the lobby at The Hotel Zags Portland.

Hotel Zags Portland, Lobby  
Brewvana's Down To Ferment Tour

Zymurgy is the study of fermentation, and Portland is all about some fermented beverages. Taste some cider, beer and spirits on this tour of some of...

Southeast Growler Guys  
Eric Ching Trio

Eric Ching Trio, a local jazz and blues group, will be playing at the Nines Living Room atrium.

Nines Hotel  
Portland Night Market

The Portland Night Market showcases many unique businesses that call Portland home. Blending food, culture, music, drinks and retail together for an...

Central Eastside Industrial District  
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  
$5 After 5

Every Friday evening, the Portland Art Museum (PAM) invites you to play, to have a different Museum experience—a little bit more relaxed, more interactive...

Portland Art Museum  
Passport to Empowerment

Travel to the highlights of Bolivia, the jungles of Malaysian Borneo, the coasts of Ecuador and beyond. This year, Passport to Empowerment is back for its...

Vitalidad Movement Arts Center  
Plates for Parkinson's

Local restaurants and markets will provide small bites of menu items that support a healthy lifestyle for people with Parkinson’s. You’ll get a chance to...

Urban Studio  
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  
Cinema of Horrors Haunted House

Voted the #2 Must See Haunted House in all of Washington State in 2018, The Cinema of Horrors is Longview/Kelso’s best Halloween production featuring...

Three Rivers Mall  
Clark County Scaregrounds

The Clark County ScareGrounds is Southwest Washington’s premier Halloween event held annually every October. The unique event features haunted houses,...

Clark County Event Center  
Fearlandia Haunted House

Fearlandia is back for its fourth year haunting Oregonian’s dreams. The interactive haunted house is set to ramp up the Halloween season with monsters,...

Fearlandia Tent  
Luke Combs: Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour

CMA and ACM Award-winning musician Luke Combs will extend his sold-out Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour through this fall.

Moda Center  
Sandy 2019 Library Haunt: Haunt Jr. - A New Chapter

In response to overwhelming requests, Sandy Library and Creatures of the Night are now dedicating the first hour of every performance night to Haunt Jr. from...

Sandy 2019 Library Haunt | A New Chapter  
Ten

Ten 7pm

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami Iran, France 2002 94 mins. In Persian with English subtitles As she roams the streets of Tehran in her car, a recently...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
The High Life - Lost Treasures Collection

Lyrics by Howard Dietz. Music by Arthur Schwartz. Book by Fay and Michael Kanin. Series Sponsor: Fritz Camp. Bachelor and playboy Anatol Von Huber has...

Lakewood Center for the Arts  
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  
A Clockwork Orange

Taking a nod from the critically acclaimed 2017 off-Broadway production, this updated adaptation by Anthony Burgess of his own novel lures audiences into a...

Vault Theater & Event Space  
Bakkhai

Bakkhai 7:30pm

This stunning, new translation by the poet and classicist Anne Carson was first performed in 2015 at the Almeida Theatre in London. Anne Carson writes,...

Shaking the Three Theatre  
Gumbo . . . A Steel Magnolia in the Rose City

What if you love the people and place you come from but don’t belong there anymore? Cajun girl-turned-Portlander Shelley stirs the pot of culture, race,...

Curious Comedy Annex  
Homecomings

Homecomings 7:30pm

There must be something in the water here! Join Team 3A for a celebratory homecoming of composers who honed their craft in Oregon before heading out to take...

New Expressive Works  
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  
Norman Sylvester presents "A Phenomenal Concert - The Journey of Blues and Gospel in America"

The “Phenomenal Concert” is a musical journey of blues and gospel in America. Music from the cradle of birth in Africa, the field hollers of slaves, growing...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Once

Once 7:30pm

Fall in love with the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant who connect over their shared passion for music on the streets of Dublin. Over the...

Broadway Rose New Stage  
Season 22: Complex by Dominic Finocchiaro

Complex, by Dominic Finocchiaro Directed by Connery MacRae World premiere of this dark comedy/thriller/early Halloween treat featured at JAW 2013 at...

Shoebox Theater  
Third Angle New Music presents: Homecomings

There must be something in the water here! Join Team 3A for a celebratory homecoming of composers who honed their craft in Oregon before heading out to take...

Studio 2 @ N.E.W.  
Andrew Bird - My Finest Work Yet

Andrew Bird is an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, whistler and songwriter. Bird has recorded and toured extensively worldwide. He...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
Caleb Teicher & Company

Presented by White Bird. Caleb Teicher, 2011 Bessie Award Winner, is a truly original artist. Utilizing tap dance, jazz, Lindy Hop and a mix of other dance...

Lincoln Performance Hall  
Devendra Banhart

Banhart emerged seemingly out of nowhere in 2002 with his first CD collection, Oh Me Oh My...The Way the Day Goes By the Sun Is Setting Dogs Are Dreaming...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
Dumbo Gets Mad

Italian synth-pop duo with colorful rhythms and psychedelic flair.

Polaris Hall  
Sandy 2019 Library Haunt: A New Chapter

The City of Sandy Library, in partnership with Creatures of the Night, presents a full walk-through haunted attraction with terrifying monsters, live actors...

Sandy 2019 Library Haunt | A New Chapter  
The Talbott Brothers - Run No More Tour

Blood is thicker than water, and there’s nothing like family creating music together to prove it. With contrasting blood-harmonies and...

Aladdin Theater  
 The Quick & Easy Boys

A funky night featuring one of Portland's favorite rock trios. With: Otis Heat.

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
Booklover's Burlesque: Vile Villains

It's time to let the bad guys win . . . Lacy Productions presents Booklover's Burlesque: Vile Villans. Booklover's Burlesque is the Pacific Northwest's...

Crush Bar  
Dirty Revival

Portland soul/rock septet blending R&B and hip-hop with electric live show. With: Lounge on Fire.

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
We Three

We Three 9pm

We Three are siblings and bandmates. Don't miss this up and coming pop group from McMinnville, Oregon, recently featured on America's Got Talent.

Ponderosa Lounge & Grill  

Friday, October 18

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