Events

Sunday, October 20

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  
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  
Curator’s Choice: Japanese Print Acquisitions of the Past Decade

Retiring Curator of Asian Art Maribeth Graybill presents her personal favorites from among more than 600 Japanese prints acquired during her tenure at the...

Portland Art Museum  
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 Open Studios: Artists At Work

Launched in 1998 by Portland painter Kitty Wallis, Portland Open Studios is a citywide event takes place in the personal studios of painters, photographers,...

Art studios throughout the metro region  
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  
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  
Spirit of Halloweentown

The Spirit of Halloweentown descends on the city of St. Helens each October. Join up for this long celebration of the season. See the giant scarecrows, fall...

Courthouse Plaza  
Howloween

Howloween 9:30am

Bring your kids to Howloween this weekend for fun, treats and educational activities! The Oregon Zoo provides a fun and safe setting for this Halloween...

Oregon Zoo  
A Streetcar Named Delicious Coffee Tour

A rich variety of renowned cafes and pioneering micro-roasters can be found in each of Portland’s diverse neighborhoods, but there’s no better way to explore...

Cup & Bar  
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  
Collectors West Gun and Knife Show

A two-day event showcase of collectible guns and knives. Parking is $10 per space, per entry.

Portland Expo Center, Hall A  
King Farmers Market

King Farmers Market offers the neighborhood 35 farmers and food artisans in a safe, family friendly place to spend a Sunday. Shoppers find breakfast and...

King Portland Farmers Market  
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  
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 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 Open Studios in the Pearl

Tour the Pearl/Northwest artist studios during Portland Open Studios--two weekends in October. There will be a huge artwork giveaway from eight participating...

Mark Dunst Gallery + Studio, Suite 121  
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  
Knock Out: Plus Size Pop Up and Fashion Show

Knock Out is a fashion and shopping event for all body-positive feminine warriors, dapper darlings and handsome fellows in Portland and beyond. Come see some...

Wonder Ballroom  
Me . . . Jane

Me . . . Jane 11am, 2pm

Ten-year-old Jane Goodall and her sidekick Jubilee (a stuffed monkey doll) journey no further than their quaint, English backyard. In Jane’s daydreams,...

Newmark Theatre  
Portland Saturday Market

Portland Saturday Market, the largest arts-and-crafts fair in the United States, opens every Saturday and Sunday from March–December. The market combines the...

Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park  
Wellness Farmers Market

Running from May-October at Coalition Brewing, the Wellness Farmers Market is focused on bringing together local CBD vendors in a fun and vibrant setting....

Coalition Brewery  
Winter CBD Fair

Still confused about CBD? Come to Lumi Wellness this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the 2019 Winter CBD Fair and learn everything you need to know before...

Lumi Wellness  
 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  
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  
Grizzly Grape Stomp

Join over 1,000 grape stompers to stomp - or tread - for 3.5 minutes to set a new world record, breaking Spain’s current world record of 977...

Grizzly Grape Stomp  
National Theatre Live: Fleabag

See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End. Written...

World Trade Center Portland  
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  
Art Museum Family Tour: Drawing Is Seeing

Explore the museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Portland Art Museum  
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  
Mississippi Avenue Food & Drink Tour

Join Portland's oldest food tour company, Forktown, to check out Mississippi Avenue. This historic Portland neighborhood is artsy, eclectic and has loads of...

Mee Sen Thai Eatery  
Sip & Stitch: Fabric Flowers for Decoration and Accessories

Enjoy sipping delicious tea while learning several different techniques to create beautiful fabric flowers to use as decorations and to create jewelry and...

The Jasmine Pearl  
Symphonic Safari - Portland Columbia Symphony

It's two of the Portland Columbia Symphony's favorite holidays of the year: Halloween and El Día de Muertos. Come in costume and dig in to arts and crafts,...

Parkrose High School  
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  
 Dancing in the Streets

Experience the magic of Motown. This program features smash hits made famous by artists like Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, The Temptations and...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
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  
Asian Art in Portland: Past and Future

Lecture presented by Maribeth Graybill, Ph.D., The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Asian Art. Dr. Graybill looks back at 12 years of curating Asian...

Portland Art Museum  
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  
Macbeth

Macbeth 2pm, 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  
Me . . . Jane

Ten-year-old Jane Goodall and her sidekick Jubilee (a stuffed monkey doll) journey no further than their quaint, English backyard. In Jane’s daydreams,...

Newmark Theatre  
Me...Jane: The Dreams and Adventures of Young Jane Goodall

‘With the wind in her hair, she read and reread the books about Tarzan of the Apes, in which another girl, also named Jane, lived in the jungles of...

Newmark Theatre  
Once

Once 2pm

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  
Oregon Symphony Presents Dancing in the Streets

Experience the magic of Motown! This program features smash hits made famous by artists like Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, The Temptations and...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
Weekend Tea

Each Saturday and Sunday, Pix offers a formal (but fun!) tea service with seatings at 2 and 3 p.m. The $38 menu includes a pot of tea from Townshend’s Tea...

Pix Patisserie  
 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  
Art Museum Public Tour: Highlights

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Portland Art Museum  
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  
National Theatre Live: The Lehman Trilogy

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman)...

World Trade Center Portland  
My Twentieth Century

Directed by Ildikó Enyedi Hungary, West Germany, Cuba 1989 102 mins. Budapest, 1880: Twins Lili and Dora are born, nearly simultaneously with Thomas...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
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  
Bakkhai

Bakkhai 5:30pm

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  
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  
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  
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  
The Slumber Party Massacre

Directed by Amy Holden Jones United States Amy Holden Jones’ 1982 slasher (partially) reclaimed a feminine perspective, in this film about a slumber party...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
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  
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  
 Cory Wong

Minimalist funk solo project from renowned Vulfpeck guitarist/multi-talented composer and performer. With: Phoebe Katis.

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
Julia Jacklin

The second full-length album from Australian singer/songwriter Julia Jacklin, Crushing embodies every possible meaning of its title word. It’s an album...

Aladdin Theater  
Leo Kottke

Acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke was born in Athens, Georgia, but left town after a year and a half. Raised in 12 different states, he absorbed a variety of...

Aladdin Theater  
The Curious Cabaret

The Curious Cabaret - A Riotous Vaudeville Revue is a brand-new monthly variety show hosted by Portland’s 20-time award winning physical comedy duo, A Little...

Curious Comedy Theater  
Tyler Childers

Tyler Childers is an American singer and songwriter. His music is a mix of country, bluegrass and folk.

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
Witch

Witch 8pm

Witch was born from a marriage of apparently contradictory influences. J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. renown and his long time friend Dave Sweetapple were...

Revolution Hall  
Jade Bird

Jade Bird 8:30pm

“My heart is so blue,” sings Jade Bird on her song "I Get No Joy." “I’m singing for nothing.” It’s a fakeout, of course: While the 21-year-old songwriter’s...

Wonder Ballroom  

Sunday, October 20

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