Events

Friday, May 17

 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  
17th Annual Filmed by Bike Film Festival

Filmed by Bike is a film festival that features the world's best bike movies. The packed weekend includes a bike ride, visiting filmmakers, six film...

Hollywood Theatre  
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  
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  
Cultivation Classic

Cultivation Classic, produced by Willamette Week, is the only competition for craft cannabis produced in Oregon with a regenerative approach, paired with an...

Revolution Hall  
KeizerFest

Keizer’s biggest community event brings residents and visitors alike together in an atmosphere of fun. That is part of this year’s theme: Flowers, Family and...

Keizer Lions Field  
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  
McMenamins UFO Festival

70 years ago, the tiny town of McMinnville was struck with UFO fever when a local family spotted a flying disc from their farm, making national news. 50...

Hotel Oregon  
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  
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  
Cannon Beach Fat Bike Festival

Cannon Beach Fat Bike Festival is the first Fat Bike Festival on the Oregon Coast. Now in its second year, you’re invited to enjoy a weekend of fun Fat Bike...

Cannon Beach  
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  
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  
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  
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  
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  
 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  
Hilton’s 100 Years of Hospitality Event

Join up in celebrating Hilton’s 100th year and the most dynamic year yet. With the launch of three new brands, innovations like the first truly...

Pioneer Courthouse Square  
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  
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  
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  
Pearl District Chocolate Pairing Tour

What better way to spend a Friday afternoon than to discover the rich and diverse chocolate and beverage scene on Portland’s West Side? This three-hour...

Various locations  
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  
$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  
Art Museum Public Tour: Picturing Oregon

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

Portland Art Museum  
Art Museum Public Tour: Slow Looking

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

Portland Art Museum  
OMSI After Dark: Rise & Dine

Press the reset button on the week and make a reservation for you and your crew to catch up over mimosas and mouth-watering food at OMSI After Dark. Shoot...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)  
Hatebreed: 25 Year Anniversary

An institution can be relied on. Its foundations don't shake due to the winds of change or tides of trends-no matter how volatile, omnipresent or...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
Amateur

Amateur 7pm

Directed by Hal Hartley. United States, 1994. Hartley’s neo-noir is a languid, at times claustrophobic work in which an amnesiac with a checkered past...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
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  
Crozier Organ Concert: Stephen Tharp

". . . rousing and splendid . . . " - The New York Times ". . . authoritative, impassioned, supremely musical and technically impeccable." - The American...

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral  
Max Levinson Piano Recital

The PSU Steinway Piano Series features internationally known performers who are also outstanding teachers for a weekend of recitals and master classes. Max...

Lincoln Recital Hall  
Roller Derby: Break Neck Betties vs. High Rollers

The Break Neck Betties take on the High Rollers May 17 at the Rose City Rollers Hanger at Oaks Amusement Park May 17. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the match...

Oaks Amusement Park, Rose City Rollers Hangar  
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  
Trust

Trust 7pm

Directed by Hal Hartley. United States, 1990. Adrienne Shelly and Martin Donovan unforgettably star in Hal Hartley’s sophomore feature, a Long Island-set...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
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  
Junior Artist Generators Performance

Join JAG, BodyVox’s elite performance training group, for a showcase of dance. These talented young dancers will present works by BodyVox Artistic Directors...

BodyVox Dance Center  
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  
Neil Young Solo

Live Nation presents Neil Young solo.

Keller Auditorium  
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  
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  
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  
Hannah Gadsby

Hannah Gadsby’s 10th solo show was Nanette. It did all right. Nanette played around Australia and the U.K. for 18 months—taking out the top prizes at the...

Newmark Theatre  
Kill Tony Summer Tour

The #1 live weekly podcast in the world! Tony Hinchcliffe hosts his wildly popular podcast with his co-host Brian Redban and the Kill Tony Band (Jeremiah...

Aladdin Theater  
Matt Brown Trio w/ special guests Maiah Wynne and Lily Ann

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Matt Brown returns to his hometown for a concert with his trio and special guests. Matt's signature blend of blues, rock...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Foxing & Now, Now

Foxing is an American indie rock band from St. Louis, Missouri currently touring with Now, Now. With: Daddy Issues.

Wonder Ballroom  
Amy Wilcox

It was 2014, and for the first time, Amy Wilcox felt her musical dreams were finally within her grasp. Years spent honing her craft as a songwriter and...

Ponderosa Lounge & Grill  
DJ Hi Phade's Hip Hop Family Tree

Get your mind right with some classic jams alongside your next favorite beats.

Night Light Lounge  
Flight: In the Name of Acid

Acid House or Acid - noun: (Music, other) a type of funk-based, electronically edited, 303-driven disco music of the late 1980s, which has hypnotic sound...

Bit House Saloon  
Picture This

Infectiously energetic alternative from Ireland. With: Future Feats.

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
Video Dance Attack

Portland's longest running theme-night dance party is in Lola's Room every Friday. Dance to music videos projected onto multiple 10-foot video screens all...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Lola's Room  
Nate Bargatze: Good Problem to Have (Late Show)

Hailing from Old Hickory, Tennessee, rising stand-up comedian Nate Bargatze is selling out shows across America. Nate followed in the showbiz footsteps of...

Revolution Hall  
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  

Friday, May 17

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