Events

Friday, May 3

 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  
19th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival

The members of the Cannon Beach Gallery Group invite you to play along the shores of Cannon Beach and in the varied and beautiful galleries of their town....

Various locations  
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  
I Love Gamay

It’s time to give Gamay Noir its due. I Love Gamay is a first-of-its kind event that brings together adventurous wine lovers and Oregon Gamay producers as...

Various Locations  
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  
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 Piano International Solo Series: Angela Hewitt

"Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt plays all kinds of classical music, from Rameau to Messiaen, but she's best known as a specialist in the glorious music of...

Lincoln Performance Hall  
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  
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  
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  
Sugar

Sugar 7:30am

Sugar is a performance that explores themes of care, harm, memory and prefiguration. The performer and the audience engage in a series of tasks with...

Milepost 5  
2019 Grand Tara Drupchen

This Grand Tara Drupchen is a rare opportunity to participate in a large Buddhist practice and ceremony in order to help increase personal well-being while...

Northwest Tibetan Cultural Association  
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  
Nordic Vintage Sale

Nordia House's now bi-annual sale of Nordic treasures is back, just in time for spring cleaning. Come find the best of vintage Nordic clothing, furniture,...

Nordia House, Great Hall  
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  
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  
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Portland Guadalajara Sister City Association (PGSCA) presents the 35th annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. Portland’s Cinco de Mayo Fiesta is the largest...

Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park  
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  
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  
All In Good Time – Group Photography Show

Milwaukie City Hall Gallery and Milwaukie Arts Council are proud to present the original art of local photographers and photo artists. This exhibition runs...

Lobby Gallery of Milwaukie City Hall  
First Friday Newberg

Local businesses in the downtown area of Newberg come together to provide you with a fun-filled evening on the First Friday of every month. Participating...

Purple Cow Vineyards, Tasting Room  
Jacobsen Salt Co. Happy Hour Series: Rosé All May

Welcome friends of Jacobsen Salt Co. from Love & Squalor and Grochau Cellars as they pour "Rosé all May" for this month's installment of the Jacobsen Salt...

Jacobsen Salt Co. HQ  
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  
A Bread Factory Part One & Two

Directed by Patrick Wang. United States, 2018. When a ragtag theater troupe and community arts space in the lightly fictional town of Checkford, New York...

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium  
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  
First Friday Open Studios and Street Exhibition

Come check out the art, listen to local music and more on the first Friday of every month.

East Creative Collective  
Rebirth, Rejuvenation, and Revolution

"Ranging from an ancient rite of spring to a commemoration of religious transformation, to a call for workers rights and immigration reform, the beginning of...

East Creative  
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  
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  
Live Wire w/ Ryan O'Connell, Mary Norris, Jackie Kashian and The Get Ahead

The latest installment of Portland's own nationally syndicated variety show features appearances by writer/actor Ryan O'Connell from Special on Netflix,...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
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  
Orchestral Showpieces: Slavic Spectacular

Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra (PCSO) closes its 37th season with a program of Slavic symphonic showpieces. The entire orchestra is showcased in some...

First United Methodist Church  
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 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  
World of Love: A Concert from the Heart of Bridging Voices

Come hear the stories of our dreams and desires, of family, romance and deep, abiding friendship. It's a love thing! There will be two showings.

First Unitarian Church  
'80s Video Dance Attack benefiting Avi Haviv and the Cascadia Montessori School

Join up for a very special '80s Video Dance Attack in the Crystal Ballroom benefiting musician and teacher Avi Haviv and the Cascadia Montessori School. Wear...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
Bridge City Improv: Show Brousseau

Veteran improvisers Beau and Lisa Brousseau are the center of this new monthly improv showcase, bringing the best improv comedians to the Siren stage from...

The Siren Theater  
Wild Belle

Everybody One of a Kind is the bold new record from Wild Belle. It’s a freaked-out sonic collage of all the things that brought us into their universe: The...

Revolution Hall  
Dan Mangan

Juno-winning Vancouver B.C. storytelling songwriter with an expansive fifth LP, More Or Less. With: Patrick Park.

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Henry Jamison

Thoughtful indie folk from Vermont singer-songwriter. With: Saint Sister.

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  

Friday, May 3

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