Events

Saturday, May 25

 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  
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  
Elias Hansen: The Best Truth We Got

"Washington artist Elias Hansen brings his eclectic sculpture to Adams and Ollman this spring in a solo show that presents a unique take on “Cascadian...

Adams and Ollman  
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  
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  
Portland Rose Festival

Every year, the City of Roses throws itself a big party in the form of the Portland Rose Festival. The city’s official festival includes more than 60...

Various locations  
Portland Rose Festival CityFair

Rose Festival’s waterfront activities kick off during CityFair on May 24 at 5:00 p.m. for Memorial Day weekend and three consecutive weekends at Governor Tom...

Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park  
School of Rock

"Returning composer Andrew Lloyd Webber to an unabashedly rock’n’roll palette, the stage adaptation of a 2003 Jack Black film vehicle features the...

Keller Auditorium  
Spring & Summer Seasonal Living Workshop and Farm Meal

Soul Equine, a Forest Grove-based provider of equine and nature-guided learning, is hosting a unique workshop guided by horses and humans. The unique...

Looking Glass House and Farm  
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  
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  
The Vanport Mosaic Festival

In these times of collective amnesia, remembering is an act of resistance. For the fourth year, Vanport Mosaic invites you to explore the many silenced...

Various locations  
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  
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  
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  
Pittock Mansion: Behind the Scenes Tours

Have you ever wondered “What’s behind that door?” while visiting Pittock Mansion? On Behind the Scenes tours, guides lead small groups through areas of the...

Pittock Mansion  
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  
Memorial Day Weekend at ROCO Winery

Raise a glass of ROCO’s new RMS Brut Rosé this Memorial Weekend and toast to summer. Gather at the bar or relax on the patio to savor handcrafted wines with...

ROCO Winery  
Memorial Day Weekend in Oregon Wine Country

Oregon’s Willamette Valley always has a lot to celebrate come Memorial Weekend, but this year is extra special. Willamette Valley Wineries Association (WVWA)...

Participating Willamette Valley Wineries  
Multnomah County Fair

The friends of the Multnomah County Fair thank all our guests and supporters for being a part of the 113th annual Multnomah county fair! Adults and...

Oaks Park  
Portland Drag Queen Brunch

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

Night Light Lounge  
Power of the Pig

You can feed baby pigs! You might know Blanchet House as the largest feeder of the homeless and low-income communities in Portland but did you know that they...

Q Center  
Résonance Grand Opening Weekend

Join Résonance for its grand opening weekend, Saturday May 25 through Monday, May 27. Be the first to see the breathtaking views from its tasting room as you...

Résonance Tasting Room  
Willamette Valley Vineyards Memorial Day Weekend Celebration

Join up for a weekend celebration to officially kick off summer. The event will feature a wine tasting flight of Willamette Valley Vineyards' latest wine...

Willamette Valley Vineyards  
Wine Country Without the Drive

Experience Wine Country without the drive! Saturday May 25th 11am - 7pmSunday May 26th 11am - 7pm Monday May 27th 11am - 6pmMemorial Day weekend is one of...

Hip Chicks Do Wine  
 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  
Dream 4 More: Portland Mercado Four-Year Anniversary

Dream 4 More celebrates four years of building community, and is a reflection of the community’s hopes, aspirations and resilience in the face of uncertain...

Portland Mercado  
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  
Via Raiz 1-Year Fiesta

¡FIESTA! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Join Via Raiz Saturday, May 25th, in celebrating their first year inside their brick-and-mortar shop! There are a few suprises in store...

Via Raiz  
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  
Helioterra Wines Memorial Day Weekend Open House

Join up at Helioterra Wines in Southeast Portland for a special Memorial Day Weekend Open House. Winemaker Anne Hubatch will pour a lineup of the latest...

Helioterra Wines  
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  
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  
The Amazing Acro-cats

The Acro-cats are back in a two-hour long 'purrformance!' The Amazing Acrocats Featuring Tuna and the Rock Cats are a troupe of touring performing house...

Aladdin Theater  
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  
Three Colors: White

Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski. France, Poland, Switzerland, 1994. In Polish, French with English subtitles. The second film of the Three Colors trilogy...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
Mesmerica

Mesmerica 5:30pm, 7pm

In these fast-paced, and often challenging times, music and art can provide us with relief from stress, and provide us with a sense of peace, tranquility and...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry), Kendall Planetarium  
 Redefining Alberta

Eight true stories of power, strength, promise and resilience. Join up for an immersive storytelling experience by local African American actors, and...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
A Thirst for Saltwater

Fuller Rosen Gallery is proud to present A Thirst for Saltwater, a solo exhibition of new work by Lehuauakea Fernandez. Opening reception Saturday May 25,...

Fuller Rosen Gallery, Suite 106  
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  
Babylon

Babylon 7pm

Directed by Franco Rosso. United Kingdom, 1980. After premiering at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival, Babylon was a controversial film upon initial release in...

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  
Danish Smørrebrød

Come and experience a night of education and food surrounding a selection of open-faced sandwiches and alcohol pairings. Professional culinary and sommelier...

Nordia House  
Mesmerica

Mesmerica 7pm

In these fast-paced, and often challenging times, music and art can provide us with relief from stress, and provide us with a sense of peace, tranquility and...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry), Kendall Planetarium  
Spring Fling BarFly Bus Tour

Catch spring fever on the BarFly Bus! You'll have a blast on the Spring Fling BarFly Bus Tour as it hits a variety of bars, clubs, dives and lounges. It's a...

BarFly Bus  
Beirut by Alan Bowne

In a dystopian and anti-sexual American society, shortly after the epidemic of an unknown disease, infected people are quarantined on the Lower East Side of...

Shoebox Theater  
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  
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  
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  
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  
Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello never stays in the same place for long. Bandleader Eugene Hütz started to hear the songs of Seekers and Finders as he shuttled back and forth...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
Headless Pez CD Release Show

Headless Pez's debut album Carpe Verpa will be available at the show on CD and cassette.

Gil's Speakeasy  
The Amazing Acro-cats

The Acro-cats are back in a two-hour long 'purrformance!' The Amazing Acrocats Featuring Tuna and the Rock Cats are a troupe of touring performing house...

Aladdin Theater  
The Lost Boys Live

From the makers of Road House: The Play! and Poltergeist Live comes the staged parody of the best movie ever filmed about teenage vampires living in the...

The Siren Theater  
17th Annual Vampire's Masquerade Ball

Hosted by Lady Raven Productions, Portland’s Vampire’s Masquerade Ball is a formal event of gothic elegance and decadence highly anticipated each year in the...

Portland Art Museum  
Claudia Martinez & Friends

Claudia Martinez & Friends presents: Get Your Groove Back.

Night Light Lounge  
Slicker

Slicker 9pm

Hailing from some small Oregon towns such as Reedville, Aloha, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Oregon City and Tualatin, Slicker is made up of some of Oregon's finest...

Ponderosa Lounge & Grill  
Swatkins and the Positive Agenda

Swatkins is a joyful prophet of positivity. Together with his band, The Positive Agenda, he plays feel-good funk made by and for real human beings. Steve...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Becky with the Good Jokes

Becky with the Good Jokes returns. Featuring: Spectacular comedians. Good news. Prizes. Late night show - style video bits. A confetti finale. Runner-Up for...

Funhouse Lounge  
Dance United Cruise Party

Come rock the boat again: After the sold-out Dance United Cruise event, Dance United is thrilled to bring it back once again under one roof -- one yacht,...

Portland Spirit Cruises  

Saturday, May 25

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