Events

Sunday, May 12

 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  
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  
Center for Contemporary Art: 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  
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  
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  
Mother's Day Brunch at The Nightwood

We like to treat our mothers right all year round, but we’re always happy to serve up something special on Mother’s Day. Join us on Sunday, May 12 at The...

The Nightwood  
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  
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  
Mother’s Day Brunch at Urban Farmer Steakhouse

Treat mom like a queen this Mother’s Day by celebrating with brunch at Urban Farmer! Executive Chef Matt Christianson has your Mother's Day brunch all set –...

Urban Farmer Steakhouse  
Mother's Day Brunch at Oregon Zoo

Celebrate Mother's Day with a spread of sweet and savory favorites! This year, give mom the gift of a delicious brunch and some family time at the zoo. Visit...

Oregon Zoo  
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  
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  
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  
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  
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  
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  
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  
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  
Submarine Tech Tour

OMSI offers a Guided Tech Tour on the second and fourth Sunday of every month. This special tour guided by an actual submarine veteran is for those who would...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)  
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  
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  
Give Your Mom A Rosé

Come relax, soak up the view and celebrate Mom. Featured wines: 2015 Sparkling Brut Rosé2018 Barrel Fermented Rosé of Pinot Noir2018 Rosé of Pinot...

Raptor Ridge Winery  
Portland Drag Queen Brunch

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

Night Light Lounge  
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  
 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  
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  
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 Family Tour: Let's Go To The Beach

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  
Mother's Day Tea: Sparkling Wine Edition

Show your appreciation and love for mom by taking her out for tea and bubbles! Pix is offering a special selection of 10 sweet and savory bite sized treats,...

Pix Patisserie  
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  
 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  
Art Museum Lecture: Grant Wood, His Father's Triumphant Son

The subject of a major retrospective exhibition at the Whitney Museum last year, Grant Wood (1891-1942) has recently emerged as a particularly complex figure...

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  
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  
Fire and Meat

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  
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  
Pebble

Pebble 2pm

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

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  
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 Breath of Life

The Breath of Life 2pm, 7:30pm

"The original 2002 London production of Sir David Hare’s play about the wreckage of a long-running love triangle starred the famed Judi Dench and Maggie...

Portland Center Stage at The Armory  
Urinetown

Urinetown 2pm

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  
Art Museum Public Tour: Photography

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

Portland Art Museum  
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  
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  
William Kanengiser: The Diaspora Project

Grammy Award-winning artist William Kanengiser (LAGQ) will perform a special Mother’s Day program of carefully curated solo pieces and the debut of “The...

Portland State University’s Lincoln Recital Hall (LH75), 75  
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  
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  
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 Breath of Life

"The original 2002 London production of Sir David Hare’s play about the wreckage of a long-running love triangle starred the famed Judi Dench and Maggie...

Portland Center Stage at The Armory  
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  
Savoy Brown

Ruf recording artists Savoy Brown are still rocking . . . 50 plus years after the band formed in London, England in 1965. One of the first bands from the...

Aladdin Theater  
Betty Who - Betty: The Tour

To understand where Betty Who currently stands in her career, it's best to imagine her as she often stood as a kid: solo, in front of the bedroom mirror,...

Wonder Ballroom  
Bruno Major - North American Spring Tour

U.K. soul songwriter/Sam Smith tourmate with minimalist, forward-thinking aesthetic and jazz roots.

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Game of Thrones Viewing Party

A Game of Thrones viewing party with burgers, drinks and three projector screens.

Revolution Hall, Show Bar  
Laura Stevenson

Ornate musings rooted in folk-rock from N.Y.-based singer-songwriter. With: Completions.

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  

Sunday, May 12

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