Events

Saturday, October 26

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  
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  
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  
NW Martial Arts Festival 2019

This event is held by the U.S. World Class Taekwondo Association. The tournaments are open to all ages and belt levels of poomsae, board breaking, obstacle...

Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A  
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  
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  
Redwood

This world premiere is a beautiful, humor-filled excavation of our shared history. When Steve Durbin sets out to chart his Black family's ancestry online,...

Portland Center Stage at The Armory  
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  
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  
ilani Wine & Food Fest

The ilani Wine & Food Fest will be nonstop, with three days full of regional and celebrity chefs, grand tastings and can’t-miss signature events, including...

Ilani  
Run Like Hell Marathon

Run Like Hell Marathon is extremely excited to be partnering with McMenamins Edgefield for the event this year. Edgefield is a destination resort...

McMenamins Edgefield  
Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University

The Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University will be open every Saturday, year round. April through October hours are 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m....

Portland Farmer's Market at PSU  
America’s Largest Antique and Collectible Show

Attending an antiques and collectibles show can be an emotional and fun-filled journey into the past. Seeing items from your past provoke wonderful memories...

Portland Expo Center, Halls D & E  
Portland Psychedelic Conference

Portland Psychedelic Society presents its annual conference: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Healing.

Revolution Hall  
Brewvana's Coffee, Beer & Donuts 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  
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  
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  
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 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  
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  
Dillon Nadler

Dillon Nadler is a local jazz musician who will be playing at the Nines Living Room atrium.

Nines Hotel  
Flash Day

Flash Day 11am

On the last Saturday of every month, the artists at Icon Tattoo Studio put out their books of designs for clients to choose from. They only work from their...

Icon Tattoo Studio  
Halloween Fun at the Portland Aerial Tram

You can wear your witch's hat but leave the broomstick at home and let the Tram fly for you. There will be frightful and delightful family activities from 11...

Portland Aerial Tram  
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  
Killer Pumpkin Festival

Pumpkin beers by independent brewers will be on every tap at Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery for the 2019 Killer Pumpkin Festival! We’re going to have an...

Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery  
Maker Workshops: Fermentation And Your Microbiome

Fermentation is one of the oldest and simplest means of preserving foods. It is also the best way to manage your gut microbiome, the ~100 trillion bacteria...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry), Classroom 1  
Rain Spark Seasonal Gallery

Rain Spark Gallery has a new location this year at 310 N. State St. Suite #108 in Lake Oswego. Dates Open: October 24-December 29, 2019. The hours are 11...

Rain Spark Gallery, #108  
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  
The Okee Dokee Brothers

Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander have been exploring the outdoors together since they were kids. Now, as the Grammy-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they write...

Aladdin Theater  
 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  
Deepwood Children's Halloween Party

Join up for the annual Children’s Halloween Party on the beautiful historic grounds of Deepwood. The registration fee includes one souvenir photo per family,...

Deepwood Museum & Gardens  
National Theatre Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream

A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows,...

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  
Peche Fest

Peche Fest 12pm

Portland's first single fruit dedicated beer fest returns to Saraveza for the seventh year. A celebration featuring rare tart, juicy and funky peach infused...

Saraveza  
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  
Portland Ice Skating Club Free Exhibition

Figure skaters from the Portland Ice Skating Club will be performing at the Lloyd Center Ice Rink.

Lloyd Center Ice Rink  
Art Museum Public 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  
Meet A Scientist: October

Current science gets up close and personal at Meet A Scientist. This program, held on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, features local scientists...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)  
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  
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  
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  
City Limits: The Problems and Virtues of City Life

Directed by Laurence Hyde, Hilary Harris, Kent Mackenzie United States, Canada 64 mins. In English This program digs into the archive to offer past...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
Macbeth

Macbeth 2pm

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

Me . . . Jane 2pm, 5pm

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, 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  
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  
Portland Art Museum Public Tour: All Things Being Equal...

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition, Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being...

Portland Art Museum  
Brewvana's Beers & Barrels Tour

The combination of beer and whiskey is a match made in heaven. Beer and whiskey are surprisingly similar in ingredients and process. In fact, you have to...

Various locations  
Halloween Wolf Ball

Enjoy a live square dance band at this family fun dance and adult afterparty. This event is a fundraiser to support Nowheres Wolf, a local stop-motion...

Church of Acoustic Redemption  
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  
Paradise Not Yet Lost, or Oona’s Third Year

Directed by Jonas Mekas 1980 96 mins. Mekas’s fourth major diary film was shot in 1977, the third year of his daughter Oona’s life, in which they spend...

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  
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  
Halloween On The Ice

Join us as we spin spooky music at our our Halloween skate party. There will be prizes for best costume, games, candy, and more! Join us as we spin spooky...

Lloyd Center, Ice Rink  
Portland Textile Month Costume and Reuse Party

Join up in the hip and wonderful furniture and retail studio of refurbishing guru Revive Upholstery + Design to celebrate the success of this year’s Portland...

Revive Upholstery  
Pride of Portland Chorus featuring ClassRing

Join the Pride of Portland Chorus as they take to the starting gate for their journey to Louisville, Kentucky and the 2019 Sweet Adelines International...

Tiffany Center  
Electric Letterland: A Walking Tour of Portland's Historic Neon Signs

Take a twilight journey down Portland’s oldest streets to see the city’s most imaginative historic neon gems. Steeped in architectural significance and a...

Downtown Portland  
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  
Chez Jolie Coiffure & The Two Faces of a Bamiléké Woman

Directed by Rosine Mbakam Cameroon, Belgium 2018 147 mins. In French with English subtitles Cameroonian filmmaker Rosine Mbakam now has two exceptional...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
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  
Disney on Ice Presents Mickey’s Search Party

An exciting participatory adventure delivering compelling storytelling through multi-leveled production numbers that immerse fans into the fantastic worlds...

Moda 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  
Miz Kitty's Parlour Fall Flight of Fancy

Leaves are falling to the ground; sprites and spirits float around! Miz Kitty’s Parlour Vaudeville Variety Show's 18th Season Kickoff: the Halloween Fall...

The Old Church Concert Hall  
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  
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  
Beethoven's Fifth

More than 200 years after its completion, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony remains the most revered masterpiece in the repertoire – from the unsurpassed drama of...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
Dan Cummins - The Happy Murder Tour

A stand-up veteran, Dan Cummins has been cracking up audiences with his autobiographical humor and unusual observations for over a decade. The perfect...

Helium Comedy Club  
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  
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  
Oregon Symphony Presents Beethoven's Fifth

More than 200 years after its completion, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony remains the most revered masterpiece in the repertoire – from the unsurpassed drama of...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
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  
Renegade Saints Reunion Show

Join Dave Coey, John Shipe, Al Toribio, Mike Walker and Ned Failing as they reunite to celebrate the occasion.

Alberta Rose Theatre  
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  
 Last Dinosaurs

Energetic and polished Australian indie-rock. With: Born Ruffians.

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
Dinosaur Jr.

Dinosaur Jr. is widely recognized as one of the most significant American rock bands of all time. Preceding Nirvana by several years, Dinosaur Jr. was...

Wonder Ballroom  
Halloween Madness w/ 5 Guys Named Moe

Celebrate Halloween Pondo-style with 5 Guys Named Moe, a costume contest and more. With lyrics like "Who's the greatest band around?" and "Who makes the...

Ponderosa Lounge & Grill  
Portland Erotic Ball

With bands, DJs, aerialists, burlesque performers and more.

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
The Helio Sequence

Portland duo Brandon Summers and Benjamin Weikel are a unique kind of quiet legend in American indie rock. Across their six albums and over 15 years together...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Becky with the Good Jokes

Becky with the Good Jokes returns to the Funhouse Lounge stage. Spectacular comedians. Good news. Prizes. Late night show - style video bits. A confetti...

Funhouse Lounge  
Dan Cummins - The Happy Murder Tour

A stand-up veteran, Dan Cummins has been cracking up audiences with his autobiographical humor and unusual observations for over a decade. The perfect...

Helium Comedy Club  
Halloween Boo Cruise Aboard The Portland Spirit

It's a night of fright, fun and rock as Generator takes the stage for a Halloween party to wake the dead and keep them dancing till the dawn . . . or 1 a.m....

Portland Spirit Cruises  

Saturday, October 26

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