Events

Saturday, May 18

 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  
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  
Women Singing Women

"All women singers, all women composers. This same program was performed in February by Resonance Ensemble — one of the best choirs in a town embarrassingly...

Cerimon House  
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  
Make-A-Wish Oregon Walk for Wishes

Join up for a one-mile superhero-themed walk around the Oregon Zoo. It's all in support of future wishes. Registration includes free admission to the Oregon...

Oregon Zoo  
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  
2019 PDX Skincare Festival

Join up for the second annual PDX Skincare Festival — a free community event uniting health care and skincare to spread melanoma awareness and...

Robertson Collaborative Life Sciences Building  
Contemplative Mini-Retreats

Meditation, contemplative prayer and learning for people seeking support for their spiritual practice, every third Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral....

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral  
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  
Wes Knodel's Rose City Gun and Knife Show

The Wes Knodel Gun Show is the home of the Original Rose City Gun and Knife Show in Portland.

Portland Expo Center, Hall A  
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  
Endangered Species Day

Celebrate Endangered Species Day at the Oregon Zoo. Join up for fun educational activities led by wildlife specialists and educators, who will be teaching...

Oregon Zoo  
Yoga + Beer at Double Mountain Brewing

Join up for Yoga + Beer at Double Mountain in Portland, with an all-levels yoga class in their tasting room led by Yoga + Beer founder Mikki Trowbridge....

Double Mountain Brewing  
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  
Cider Making Workshop

Cider drinking is a lost American tradition. Recapture it here and learn how to make your own. Participants will explore the history and science of cider, as...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry), Classroom 2  
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  
Indigenous Marketplace

Indigenous Come Up and The Rockwood Center have teamed up again to host a Spring Indigenous Marketplace. There will be over 20 local indigenous artists and...

The Rockwood Center  
Mt. Tabor Art Walk

Now in its 14th year, the Mt. Tabor Art Walk is a Portland tradition. This juried show and sale is a great opportunity to see quality visual art and meet...

Mt. Tabor Neighborhood  
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  
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  
Portland Drag Queen Brunch

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

Night Light Lounge  
Spring Fête

Join Domaine Drouhin for its annual Spring Fête. As befits the season, this event will celebrate everything that is new. Domaine Drouhin will be releasing...

Domaine Drouhin Oregon  
 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  
English Farm: Celebrating 116 years

English Estate Winery is celebrating 116 years of English Farm - settled in 1903. There will be once-a-year farm tours offered by Jennifer English, spring...

English Estate Winery  
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  
Zimmerman House: New Exhibits

The historic Zimmerman House was built in 1874 and was home to three generations of the Zimmerman Family. Their furnishings and personal articles remain in...

Zimmerman House  
Art Museum Public Tour: Impressionism

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  
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  
Garden Bros Circus

Garden Bros Circus 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm

The all new 2019 edition of Garden Bros Circus is packed with breathtaking special effects, concert style sound and lighting and three rings bursting with...

Viking Pavilion  
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  
Cider Making Workshop

Cider drinking is a lost American tradition. Recapture it here and learn how to make your own. Participants will explore the history and science of cider, as...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry), Classroom 2  
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  
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  
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  
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  
The Native Wisdom Documentary Film Series

Directed by Teem Keenan Burgess, Lawrence Johnson. United States, 2019. Presented in conjunction with Portland-based non-profit Wisdom of the Elders, this...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
Art Museum Public Tour: Asian Art

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

Portland Art Museum  
Women Singing Women

Resonance Ensemble invites the public to an encore performance of their sold-out February show, Women Singing Women. The concert embarks on an exploration of...

Cerimon House  
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  
Garden Bros Circus

Garden Bros Circus 4:30pm, 7:30pm

The all new 2019 edition of Garden Bros Circus is packed with breathtaking special effects, concert style sound and lighting and three rings bursting with...

Viking Pavilion  
ActivSpace Art in The Alley

Open studio event showcasing many talented artists and craft people along with live music featuring local musicians. Come and stroll the community and see...

SE Main ActivSpace  
Art in the Garden

Join the Arts Council of Lake Oswego for Art in the Garden, a one-of-a-kind artistic event. Stroll through the grounds of beautiful Tumwater Vineyard on...

Tumwater Vineyard  
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  
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  
Rainbow Night Market

Q Center’s inaugural Rainbow Night Market will feature a blend of entrepreneurs, artists and food vendors from Portland’s LGBTQ2SIA+ community. Attendees...

Q Center  
Whiskey 101

Join up for a look at the world of whiskey. Guests will sample a multitude of different whiskies and learn about how the aging process, barrel selection and...

Westward Whiskey Distillery  
Dance Ambassador Showcase

Are you dance curious? Have you wondered just how many types of dance are in Portland? This is your chance to watch tap dance, ballet, contemporary, Mexican...

Steps PDX, Suite 220  
Moaning

Moaning 6pm

Friends of Noise presents the tight and smart Sub Pop-signed Los Angeles post-punk trio Moaning. With: Mini Blinds.

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Roller Derby: Guns N Rollers vs. Heartless Heathers

The Guns N Rollers take on the Heartless Heathers May 18 at the Rose City Rollers Hanger at Oaks Amusement Park May 18. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the match...

Oaks Amusement Park, Rose City Rollers Hangar  
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  
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  
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  
Garden Bros Circus

The all new 2019 edition of Garden Bros Circus is packed with breathtaking special effects, concert style sound and lighting and three rings bursting with...

Viking Pavilion  
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  
Mahler’s First Symphony

Presented by Oregon Symphony. Portland’s favorite songstress Storm Large stars in Kurt Weill’s bitingly humorous story of young Anna, caught between her...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
Native Gardens

"Good fences make good neighbors, the saying goes. But first you have to agree on the property line. In Karen Zacarías’ culture-clash comedy of bad manners,...

Portland Center Stage at The Armory  
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  
Stars On Ice

Stars On Ice 7:30pm

The best of American figure skating past, present and future will shine in the all-new 2019 Stars on Ice presented by Musselman’s tour.

Moda Center  
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  
 Michael Pollan: How To Change Your Mind

The ARK Series presents author Michael Pollan in conversation with Nick Powers, Ph.D. For the past 25 years, Michael Pollan, author of five New York Times...

Keller Auditorium  
Art Garfunkel

Blessed with what the New York Times described as a “beautiful countertenor,” singer Art Garfunkel has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a...

Aladdin Theater  
Floater

Floater 8pm

With intense and unforgettable live performances, Floater is legendary for their ability to bring music fans out in droves for over two decades. Floater’s...

Wonder Ballroom  
Red Dress Party

At the 19th annual Red Dress Party, all attendees are required to wear a red dress or pre-approved attire. This year's theme is Totally Red, an '80s...

Veterans Memorial Coliseum  
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  
Water Spirit: A Tribute to Jim Pepper Featuring 2 8 Tha Native

The Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble (PJCE) honors the music and creative process of Oregon-born saxophonist Jim Pepper (Kaw/Creek) with a concert of new...

The Old Church Concert Hall  
Bloom Runway: R2W - Rip The Runway

Kick off 2019 with a powerful, fashion-forward experience for ready-to-wear brands and designers - a curated mix-and-mingle experience for cultured...

Iron Fireman Collective  
Ants in the Kitchen feat. LaRhonda Steele

Ants In The Kitchen is not your typical rock 'n' roll cover band. They’re an eight-piece “horn band” that plays a mix of classic '70s era funk, blues and...

Ponderosa Lounge & Grill  
Camp Cope

Camp Cope 9pm

Outspoken Melbourne rockers with energetic and vulnerable live show and brilliant 2018 LP. With: An Horse, Oceanator.

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
DJ Mighty Moves

DJ Mighty Moves has got those might cuts to move your butts!

Night Light Lounge  
HER Portland: Decades

This isn’t just another '90s night party. HER is bringing you all of the throwbacks blended into one night. Dress up in your favorite decade attire and go...

Whiskey Bar  
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  
Mortified Portland

Hailed a "cultural phenomenon" by Newsweek and celebrated by This American Life, The Today Show, The Onion AV Club, Entertainment Weekly and beyond,...

Alberta Rose Theatre  

Saturday, May 18

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