Events

Friday, May 31

 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  
Festival of Flowers

Festival of Flowers at Pioneer Courthouse Square has always been one of Portland’s most renowned festivals in the heart of downtown. Each year, the Square...

Pioneer Courthouse Square  
In Bloom: A Festival for Cannabis Lovers

Step through the looking glass into Broccoli magazine's curious, colorful, cannabis-inflected world. Meet creators and conspirators, experts and innovators...

Jupiter NEXT  
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  
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  
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)  
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  
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  
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  
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  
 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  
 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  
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  
Beyond Vanport

This exhibition by Klamath/Modoc artist Peggy Ball-Morrill is part of the Vanport Mosaic Festival. Running May 21-June 5 at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural...

Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center  
Happy Hour with Playwright Karen Zacarías

Join Portland Center Stage for a pre-show happy hour featuring a conversation with Karen Zacarias, the playwright of Native Gardens. Karen is the first...

Portland Center Stage at The Armory  
Author Kate Kaufmann: Do You Have Kids? (Powell's Books)

Author Kate Kaufmann shows readers how to create a life outside the mainstream of motherhood in Do You Have Kids? Life When the Answer is No. A savvy and...

Powell's City of Books  
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 Musical Banquet: A Musical Tale Told In Four Languages

Big Mouth Society and Musica Maestrale present: A Musical Banquet: A Musical Tale Told In Four Languages. Emily Lau, voiceHideki Yamaya, Renaissance lute"A...

First Christian Church  
Addicted Alaska 2: Winter Chrome Blend Movie Premiere

In Addicted Fishing's second full-feature film, close buddies embark on an adventure to experience some of the most incredible steelhead fishing of their lives.

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Arlington (A Love Story)

"Third Rail Rep returns to the work of the riveting Irish playwright Enda Walsh with this story set in a bland prison in some blandly menacing dystopia,...

CoHo Theatre  
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  
Going Down In Flames

“What if we write a play about a clown who gets dementia?” That’s the question that renowned actor and professional clown, Joan Mankin asked her brother in...

Headwaters Theatre  
Into the Woods

"Into the woods, and who can tell what's waiting on the journey," sings the still-sanguine Little Red Ridinghood, early on in this brilliant Stephen...

Broadway Rose New Stage  
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  
Sarah Hauser Festival of Stories

The seventh annual Sarah Hauser Festival of Stories concludes the most successful season in the Portland Storytellers Guild’s 33-year history. 20...

Clinton Street Theater  
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  
Girls Gotta Eat

Why do guys just want to f*ck you once then watch your Instagram stories until the end of time? How do you get over a breakup when you feel like you're gonna...

Aladdin Theater  
Marianas Trench: Suspending Gravity Tour

One of Canada’s most successful bands of the past decade, Marianas Trench have built their name on relentless touring and engagement with their fans through...

Wonder Ballroom  
RAW feat. Minnesota / Thriftworks / Phutureprimitive / Axel Thesleff

You are invited to a gathering to explore your raw selves, travel the spectrum and stomp to the rhythms. This will be a multifaceted night featuring leading...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
Love and Theft w/ The Johnny Young Band

“We wanted to show a different side and make a record that sounds like us,” Stephen Barker Liles says of Love and Theft’s boundary-pushing new album Whiskey...

Ponderosa Lounge & Grill  
Samuel E-M & The Joyful Noise

Soulful Portland up-and-comer and the multi-lingual Northwest favorite headline this community benefit show for Power To The Dreamers and Friends Of...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
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 31

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