Events

Thursday, May 2

 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  
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  
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  
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 Map Is Not The Territory

The Map Is Not The Territory is part of a triennial series featuring regional artists exploring place and boundaries. This inaugural exhibition focuses along...

Portland Art Museum  
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  
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  
History Happy Hour: Timberline Traditions

Join up on First Thursday for "Cascadia, Culture, Fashion 'n Mountain Lore," featuring all things Timberline Lodge. Enjoy wine, beer and food to celebrate...

Oregon Historical Society  
Art Museum Baby Morning Tour: Earth, Sea, Sky

Explore the Portland Art Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. The Portland Art Museum welcomes babies and their caregivers beginning at 10...

Portland Art Museum  
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  
Reading of the Names

Here in Portland – as in Jewish communities around the world – the community will gather to read the names of the men, women and children murdered by Nazi...

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education  
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  
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  
 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  
Crossing Mnisose

Crossing Mnisose 12pm, 7:30pm

"In a world-premiere commissioned by Portland Center Stage, Cherokee Nation playwright/attorney Mary Kathryn Nagle—whose Manahatta was a hit at last year’s...

Portland Center Stage at The Armory  
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  
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  
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  
Art Museum: Free First Thursday

Enjoy free admission to the Museum the first Thursday of each month from 5 – 8 p.m.

Portland Art Museum  
Artist Talk with Vladimir Antaki

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  
Free First Thursday

On the First Thursday of the month from 5-8 p.m, the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education participates in the city-wide First Thursday...

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education  
Art Museum Meditation Tour

Enjoy a slow looking tour experience and object-focused meditation. This public tour invites people to relax, rejuvenate, energize and be calm. Using focused...

Portland Art Museum  
Cerulean First Thursday

Join up for the monthly art gallery reception at Cerulean Portland.

Cerulean Portland  
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  
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  
Karen Doesn't Dream

Directed by Zach Huckaby. United States - Oregon, 2018. Karen is having issues with insomnia. She also works at an adult video store and sells alcohol to...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
Last Call Trivia

Come play some fun and challenging free bar trivia, every Thursday.

Rivershore Bar  
Priced Out: Screening & Discussion

Join Alberta Co-op, NECN and the Vernon and Woodlawn Neighborhood Associations for a free film screening and community discussion with director Cornelius...

Leaven Community Sanctuary  
Science Pub Portland: Science Maps

Some of the most beautiful scientific visualizations of all time are maps. But maps can be much more than scientific eye candy -- they can also be powerful...

Empirical Theater at OMSI  
Tom Segura: Take It Down Tour

Actor/comedian/writer Tom Segura has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most in demand and highly regarded talents. He is best known for his three Netflix...

Keller Auditorium  
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  
Crossing Mnisose

"In a world-premiere commissioned by Portland Center Stage, Cherokee Nation playwright/attorney Mary Kathryn Nagle—whose Manahatta was a hit at last year’s...

Portland Center Stage at The Armory  
How to Keep an Alien

Corrib Theatre presents How to Keep an Alien by Sonya Kelly, directed by Gemma Whelan. Irish Sonya and Australian Kate meet and fall in love, while working...

New Expressive Works  
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  
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  
QDoc Film Festival

QDoc is the only film festival in the U.S. (and one of only two in the world) devoted exclusively to LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer)...

Hollywood Theatre  
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 Music of The Rolling Stones

It’s the ultimate Stones retrospective! Vegas veteran Brody Dolyniuk expertly delivers as Mick Jagger alongside the Oregon Symphony and a full rock band in...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
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  
Alan Doyle

Lead singer of Great Big Sea, one of Canada's best-known and loved folk/rock bands, brings his new project to the Alberta Rose.

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Cory Gallant and The Red Dirt Posse w/ Hailey Verhaalen

Join Canadian country recording artist Cory Gallant and The Red Dirt Posse for their album release party. Cory is the reigning winner of the CCMA Spotlight...

Ponderosa Lounge & Grill  
Free Trivia Night

Come out and play some free Last Call Trivia with your friends.

Ringo's Bar & Grill  
Kendall Concerts Presents Anna Tivel

Kendall Concerts: Music Under the Dome is a monthly planetarium concert series combining live performances with stunning visuals in riots of color, shape and...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry), Kendall Planetarium  
Songs & Stories: An Evening with Art Alexakis of Everclear

Art Alexakis, the charismatic frontman of the multi-platinum rock band Everclear, has announced an intimate, collaborative acoustic tour for May-June 2019....

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
Telekinesis

Deeply gifted Seattle indie-hitmaker and poly-instrumentalist with new Merge Records LP, Effluxion. With: Sontalk.

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  

Thursday, May 2

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