Events

Saturday, May 11

 Barley, Barrels, Bottles, & Brews: 200 Years of Oregon Beer

This exhibition at the Oregon Historical Society looks at Oregon's last 200 years of history of beer, connecting moments from history like the Lewis and...

Oregon Historical Society  
 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  
50th Anniversary Season Finale: Masterworks Old & New

"Conductor and artistic director David De Lyser leads the choir in the last concert of their 50th season, performing Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, Haydn’s...

Imago Dei Community Center  
APEX: Steven Young Lee

Taking inspiration from two significant works from the Museum’s Korean collection of 19th-century Joseon dynasty art, Steven Young Lee reconsiders these...

Portland Art Museum  
Asian Heritage Month

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month this May with exciting cultural performances and activities at Lan Su Chinese Garden. Lan Su hosts cultural performances every...

Lan Su Chinese Garden  
Associated American Artists: Prints for the People

"In the years after the Great Depression, the Associated American Artists (AAA) offered affordable art by big names through its mail-order print service. AAA...

Portland Art Museum  
CCNA: Not Fragile

Though often associated with delicacy, glass is forged through intense and violent forces—a meteorite impacting the earth, a nuclear bomb detonating or a...

Portland Art Museum  
CONTACT Dance Film Festival IV

"A knack for cleverly integrating film into its live performances long has been part of the appeal of the Portland dance troupe BodyVox. Collaborating with...

BodyVox  
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  
Divine PDX

Divine PDX is creating a platform for equality, conversation and change. Through the power of art, Divine PDX is empowering artists to close the gap in...

AudioCinema  
Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train

"Faith and justice jostle engagingly in Pulitzer-winner Stephen Adly Guirgis’ play about prison and society. Director Jamie M. Rea is co-artistic director of...

CoHo Theatre  
Larissa Lockshin

"New York-based artist Larissa Lockshin’s solo show at Melanie Flood Projects is her first in Portland, and should not be missed. Lockshin’s practice...

Melanie Flood Projects  
Mel Bochner: Enough Said

Mel Bochner (b.1940) consistently probes the conventions of painting and language. Bochner’s text-based works will be on view. From the Collections of...

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, Main Gallery  
Mickalene Thomas: Do I Look Like a Lady? (Comedians and Singers)

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to present the recently acquired video installation Do I Look Like a Lady? (Comedians and Singers) by internationally...

Portland Art Museum  
On the Edge: An Exhibition by SAQA Oregon Artists

"Members of the Oregon Studio Art Quilt Associates have created works in response to the experience of “living on the edge” — specifically the edge of an...

Oregon Historical Society, Pavilion  
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  
Oregon Symphony Orchestra

"The Oregon Symphony Orchestra puts on a few different types of concerts, and three of those types are on the books for May. On May 4, Norman Huynh...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
Paragon Arts Annual: Student Show

"Filmmaker Sky Hopinka, member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and Portland State University alum, curates this group show of Native American film and video artists...

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  
Sun, Shadows, Stone: The Photography of Terry Toedtemeier

Lifelong Oregonian Terry Toedtemeier (1947 – 2008) was a dedicated photographer, photography teacher and the Portland Art Museum’s first curator of...

Portland Art Museum  
The Ascent of Man

"Portland artist Lauren Carrera will transform the Pearl District space into a faux natural history museum, complete with large scale dioramas...

Blackfish Gallery  
The Science Behind Pixar

What happens before an animated film reaches the big screen? The Science Behind Pixar is your chance to experience the science, technology, engineering, art...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)  
Tradition and Change: Neveh Shalom Turns 150 Years

OJMCHE looks back at the determination, resilience and leadership that have brought Portland’s Conservative congregation through 150 years, preserving...

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education  
Vladimir Antaki: The Guardians

"Parisian artist Vladimir Antaki brings his celebrated photo series (and recently published book of the same name) to Blue Sky Gallery this May as part of...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
Well

"If illness is the body falling into disorder, playwright Lisa Kron explores the subject with a playfully meta-theatrical comedy in which order just won’t...

Portland Playhouse  
What Was Always Yours and Never Lost

"Filmmaker Sky Hopinka, member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and Portland State University alum, curates this group show of Native American film and video artists...

Yale Union  
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  
Short Plays by PlayWrite Students

Come experience short plays written and directed by talented students at Meek High School. All plays were created as part of a two-week workshop with...

Clinton Street Theater  
Run Mama Run PDX

Run Mama Run PDX is an annual 5k, 10k and Kids’ Fun Run happening in Southeast Portland over Mother’s Day weekend; raising funds for parenting support in...

Mt. Tabor Park  
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  
Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm Mother's Day Brunch

Bring your Mother down to Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm & Vineyards for an all-inclusive meal, fit for the entire family, cooked by Divine Catering. Menu includes:...

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm  
Association for Recorded Sound Collections Conference

The Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) will bring its love of sound recordings and record collecting to the Portland for four days of...

The Benson Hotel  
CABA Classic Alpaca Halter & Fleece Show

Welcome to the first annual CABA Classic Alpaca Show. Come and meet the alpacas, watch the halter show, speak with breeders and cruise vendor booths with...

Portland Expo Center  
Restore Oregon's 2019 Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Restore Oregon carefully curates an exclusive tour of homes that illustrate modernism in Oregon each year. This year, the self-guided tour showcases five...

Check in at The Jupiter Hotel  
Urban Yoga Hike PDX

Urban Yoga Hike PDX is back fop another year. This two-hour, one-of-a-kind experience is led by Mind Body Coach Mary Wagstaff. It starts at the base of Mt....

Mt. Tabor Park  
West Coast Haunters Convention

Halloween convention that offers a tradeshow floor, classes, makeup demos, costume ball, haunt tour and more. If you love Halloween, this is the show for...

DoubleTree  
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  
Art at Lan Su: Jennifer Kapnek & Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley

See new work by artists Jennifer Kapnek and Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley on display in Lan Su Chinese Garden’s pavilions in April and May, 2019. Lan Su hosts...

Lan Su Chinese Garden  
Bridgetown Bluegrass Festival

The Bridgetown Bluegrass Festival is Portland’s premiere bluegrass festival. The Bridgetown Festival is a registered 501(c)3 dedicated to the cultivation and...

Alberta Abbey  
Changing Landscapes: The 100-Year History of the Pittock Mansion Estate

Pittock Mansion has experienced some dramatic changes over the course of its history, and the same is true for the grounds surrounding the historic home....

Pittock Mansion  
Digging in the Dirt

Spend Mother’s Day weekend at The Oregon Garden for Digging in the Dirt. Enjoy a day outdoors planting spring annual flowers. After you are done, sit back...

Oregon Garden  
Embracing Culture: Lan Su Celebrates Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month this May with exciting cultural performances and activities at Lan Su Chinese Garden. Lan Su hosts...

Lan Su Chinese Garden  
Northern Lights: Ceramic Art of Hokkaido Potters Revisited

Northern Lights: Ceramic Arts of Hokkaido Revisited follows up on an exhibition held at the Portland Japanese Garden a decade ago and celebrates the 50th...

Portland Japanese Garden  
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  
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  
St. Johns Bizarre & Parade

The St. Johns Bizarre is a uniquely crafted celebration that kicks off the summer street fair season in Portland with music, kids' activities and more. Held...

St Johns Portland, OR 97203  
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  
Celebrate Mothers at the Portland Aerial Tram

Get the kids ready for Mother’s Day and get them out of the house to enjoy some family time at the Portland Aerial Tram. Bring home a hand-made craft for Mom...

Portland Aerial Tram  
Ellen George: I Begin With A Thin Line

PDX Contemporary Art presents an exhibition of new works on panel by Ellen George.

PDX Contemporary Art  
NAYA Spring Marketplace

Each year, NAYA’s gymnasium transforms into a bustling and festive marketplace – showcasing work from some of Portland’s finest Native American artists. In...

Native American Youth and Family Center  
Portland Drag Queen Brunch

Join up for a morning of cocktails, food, fun and glamor.

Night Light Lounge  
 Vladimir Antaki: The Guardians

For his series The Guardians, Vladimir Antaki traveled across Europe, the Middle East and America, photographing and interviewing shopkeepers or “Guardians.”...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
2019 Curatorial Prize: An Inward Gaze

Blue Sky is pleased to present its second annual curatorial prize exhibition, An Inward Gaze. Curators Jon Feinstein and Roula Seikaly have brought together...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
Exiled to Nowhere

"Canadian-American documentary photographer Greg Constantine’s affecting black and white pictures of Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar are part...

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education  
Leaves of Resistance Exhibit & Walt Whitman Reading

The exhibit Leaves of Resistance features The Secret Society of Book Artists, with work ranging from unique, handmade books and boxes to installations,...

Roll-Up Gallery  
Michelle Blade | Pansy

On view May 3–June 4, 2019 Opening reception Sunday, May 5 (3–5 p.m.) With Pansy, her debut solo show at Nationale, painter and installation artist Michelle...

Nationale  
Mother's Day Rhododendron Show & Sale

Come and view t he flowers at their peak bloom time. The show opens at noon on Saturday, May 12. The Garden will be open at 9 a.m. There will be a sale in...

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden  
Tenali the Royal Trickster

The creative team behind Northwest Children Theater’s (NWCT's) Chitra: The Girl Prince and The Jungle Book brings you the story of Tenali, royal minister and...

Northwest Children's Theater and School  
Art Museum Public Tour: Women In Art

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  
Chocolate 101 East Side Walking Tour

Chocolate Pursuit tours include spending the afternoon touring the dynamic and delicious craft chocolate and confection scene on Portland’s East Side. This...

Various locations  
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  
Portland ScienceFest

Portland ScienceFEST 2019 is a celebration of science and technology! Experience 3 interactive tracks: General ScienceTechnologySTEAM for KidsEach track...

70 Northwest Couch St. Portland, OR 97209  
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  
Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly

Book, music and lyrics by Joan Cushing. Presented by Oregon Children's Theatre. Is Spider getting too big for his own skin? Will Fly find her superhero...

Newmark Theatre  
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  
Illustoria Magazine Issue 8 Release Party

Come one, come all -- Illustoria Magazine is thrilled to announce its Issue #8: Home release party. Join up for an afternoon filled with music, chai...

Mother Foucault’s Bookshop  
Jason and the Argonauts

"The epic sweep and frenetic action of grand adventure is tough to convey onstage. So for a children’s show about the search for the Golden Fleece, why not...

Winningstad Theatre  
Art Museum Public Tour: Native American Art

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

Portland Art Museum  
The Owl's Legacy

Directed by Chris Marker. France, 1989. In French, English, Greek, Japanese, Russian with English subtitles. After making many essay film masterpieces in...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
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  
Tenali the Royal Trickster

The creative team behind Northwest Children Theater’s (NWCT's) Chitra: The Girl Prince and The Jungle Book brings you the story of Tenali, royal minister and...

Northwest Children's Theater and School  
Contact Dance Film Festival

Contact Dance Film Festival 4:30pm, 6pm, 8pm, 9pm

Now in its fourth year, Oregon's premiere Dance Film Festival returns. Presented by BodyVox, the Contact Dance Film Festival features three different...

BodyVox Dance Center  
Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly

Book, music and lyrics by Joan Cushing. Presented by Oregon Children's Theatre. Is Spider getting too big for his own skin? Will Fly find her superhero...

Newmark Theatre  
Feria de Portland

The fourth annual Feria de Portland is a celebration of the Northwest's flamenco community and the culture of Andalucía, featuring local Spanish food...

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA)  
Jason and the Argonauts

"The epic sweep and frenetic action of grand adventure is tough to convey onstage. So for a children’s show about the search for the Golden Fleece, why not...

Winningstad Theatre  
Contact Dance Film Festival

Now in its fourth year, Oregon's premiere Dance Film Festival returns. Presented by BodyVox, the Contact Dance Film Festival features three different...

BodyVox Dance Center  
The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show

America’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show is now playing at the Courtyard Portland Downtown/Convention Center. At The Dinner Detective,...

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown/Convention Center  
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  
Boom Arts Presents: Tomorrow Will Be . . .

“Eclectic and inventive … in union there is strength.” — The New York Times Join Boom Arts and Brooklyn-based theatre and performance ensemble The TEAM for...

The Old Church Concert Hall  
Sir Cupcake's Queer Circus Goes To Another Dimension

Sir Cupcake's Queer Circus is a full-length circus theater production that spotlights transgender and queer aerialists, clowns, dancers and acrobats. This...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Spectravagasm Benefit Concert to Benefit Spectravagasm

Spectravagasm Sketch Comedy will be singing all the hit songs from Gasms past in its first-ever fundraiser concert at the Funhouse Lounge. Most of your...

Funhouse Lounge  
 Peer Gynt

Presented by Oregon Symphony. The redemptive journey of Peer Gynt, from his humble peasant village to the troll-infested mountains of Norway, is depicted...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
21 Cartas

21 Cartas 7:30pm

Jazz pianist/composer Darrell Grant and singer-songwriter Edna Vazquez draw on their diverse backgrounds to address the hopes, hardships, struggles and...

Walters Cultural Arts Center  
A Dark Sky Full of Stars

Season 21 at Theatre Vertigo: A play about a young man, Brandon, who is always in and out of trouble -- until he is shot in the back by a member of his...

Shoebox Theater  
Big Night Concert

Join the Portland Opera for a one-night-only celebration concert and enjoy some of the most beautiful music ever composed. The Portland Opera's chorus and...

Keller Auditorium  
Current/Classic

The Portland Ballet presents Current/Classic, a mixed-repertoire program of contemporary and classical pieces that showcase the academy’s advanced company...

Lincoln Performance Hall  
Fire and Meat

Fire and Meat 7:30pm

Rutabaga Story Co.'s new play Fire and Meat follows Grendel, the monster from the epic poem "Beowulf." As Grendel tends to her dying mother, a bumbling Dane...

The Headwaters Theatre  
Love, Loss, and What I Wore

Triangle Productions is excited and proud to present the Northwest premiere of Love, Loss, and What I Wore, a play written by Nora and Delia Ephron based on...

Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza  
Pebble

Pebble 7:30pm

Pebble is an outsider - or an artist until one day, a mysterious visitor comes and things begin to unravel through song, dance and pills shared like snacks,...

Imago Theatre  
Peter/Wendy

Peter/Wendy 7:30pm

We all think we know the classic children’s story of Peter Pan: the boy who never grows up, Captain Hook, Tinkerbell, Lost Boys and a hungry crocodile. Well,...

Vault Theater & Event Space  
Shaun Keylock Company

Shaun Keylock Company presents a new full-length production. Continuing the company’s commitment to collaboration and radically subversive dance, Portland...

New Expressive Works  
Singin' In the Rain

Directed by Ron Daum. Lyrics by Arthur Freed. Music by Nacio Herb Brown. Book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Silent film stars and Hollywood “it” couple...

Lakewood Center for the Arts  
The Revolutionists

"“Sometimes, a revolution needs a woman’s touch.” So says Marie Antoinette, in this cerebral/screwball historical comedy by Lauren Gunderson — who was the...

Artists Repertory Theatre  
Urinetown

Urinetown 7:30pm

Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of...

Brunish Theatre  
Wolf At The Door: A Grim Latino Fairy Tale

Written by Marisela Treviño Orta. Directed by Rebecca Martinez. In English. Isadora finds the strength to stand up to her abusive husband Septimo when he...

Milagro Theatre  
Contact Dance Film Festival

Now in its fourth year, Oregon's premiere Dance Film Festival returns. Presented by BodyVox, the Contact Dance Film Festival features three different...

BodyVox Dance Center  
Crazy Train (Ozzy Osbourne Tribute) & Lovedrive (Scorpions Tribute)

Crazy Train is Portland's tribute to Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath featuring Tim Tugg, the strikingly authentic Ozzy impersonator. Come see and hear for...

Aladdin Theater  
Laughrodisiac Comedy Showcase

An evening of stand-up comedy, followed by dancing and play spaces. Hosted by Chris Smith and Ben Warren. Past comedians include Shane Mauss (appearances on...

Club Sanctuary  
Sirens of Coos Bay

Presented by The Broken Planetarium. Hans Christian Andersen's mermaid tale gets transported to 1990s Coos Bay, Oregon, where a former mermaid navigates a...

Clinton Street Theater  
The Liturgists - Tabs & Wafers Tour with Michael Gungor & Science Mike

The Liturgists are a global community working to subvert the barriers our society builds around religion, race, gender, ability and sexuality. Their work is...

Revolution Hall  
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...

To be disclosed  
Contact Dance Film Festival

Now in its fourth year, Oregon's premiere Dance Film Festival returns. Presented by BodyVox, the Contact Dance Film Festival features three different...

BodyVox Dance Center  
DJ Zita & DJ Cotton Candy

DJ Zita and DJ Cotton Candy bring you those chill house vibes.

Night Light Lounge  
FM-84

FM-84 9pm

Sun-soaked, '80s-inspired cinematic synth pop from California. With: The Bad Dreamers.

Wonder Ballroom  
Girl Can't Help It & Grand Illusion

See tributes to Journey and Styx in one unforgettable night.

Ponderosa Lounge & Grill  
Jesse

Jesse 9pm

Jesse (formerly known as Jesse Rutherford) has been best known as the ringleader of The Neighbourhood, the band he brought together in Newbury Park,...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
Sir Cupcake's Queer Circus Goes To Another Dimension

Sir Cupcake's Queer Circus is a full-length circus theater production that spotlights transgender and queer aerialists, clowns, dancers and acrobats. This...

Alberta Rose Theatre  

Saturday, May 11

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