Events

Saturday, May 4

 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  
Funklandia: Portland Funk Music Festival

This star-studded Funk Music Festival features some of the Northwest's funkiest musicians and a couple of funk legends that toured with Bootsy Collins,...

Goodfoot Lounge  
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  
Kentucky Derby Party

The annual Kentucky Derby Party is held at Portland Meadows, a horse racetrack in Portland.

Portland Meadows  
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  
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  
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  
Seventh Annual Solar Winery Tour

Solar Oregon will be combining two of its member passions, solar and wine. This day-long event, the seventh annual Solar Winery Tour, will include...

Alloro Vineyard  
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  
Urban Yoga Hike PDX 2019 Kick-Off Party

Celebrate another season of Urban Yoga Hike and founder Mary Wagstaff's birthday. There will be music, mingling and a few snacks at the end. Bring a friend...

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  
Drag Makeup Workshop & Runway Fashion Show

Welcome Darcelle XV’s very own showgirl and weekend warrior Syra St. James as the host of this workshop and fashion show. You may have seen her twirling and...

Art of Makeup School  
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  
Multicultural Family Day

Bring your family to Multicultural Family Day at Lan Su Chinese Garden as part during Embracing Culture: Lan Su Celebrates Asian American & Pacific Islander...

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  
Portland Derby

Imagine sundresses, big hats and seer sucker suits with Boba Fett, Bib Fortuna and Lando Calrissian walking around at the same party. The Portland Derby...

The Redd on Salmon  
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  
SOAR Colored Pencil Workshop with Jeannice Gordon

Certified SOAR Instructor Jeannice Gordon brings you a fun-filled two-day colored pencil workshop: Iris Botanical on Watercolor Paper. What you'll learn...

Vancouver Art Space, #206  
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  
Crafty Wonderland Spring Art + Craft Market

Crafty Wonderland's Spring Art + Craft Market features over 225 of the best and brightest handmade vendors from the NW and beyond! Meet the artists and pick...

Oregon Convention Center  
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  
Rosé Soirée

Raise a glass to Oregon’s master of sparkling wine, Rollin Soles, while tasting ROCO’s first RMS Brut Rosé. This limited, early-release wine is 100% pinot...

ROCO Winery  
Sno-Kona Pond Skim

Join up for the 12th Annual Sno-Kona Pond Skim. Snowboarders and skiers ages 15 and older, get ready to skim your way across 100 feet of frigid water for...

Mt. Hood Meadows  
 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  
Derby de Mayo

Come and kick-off Oregon Wine Month in the wine barn at Hazelfern's third annual Derby de Mayo celebration. In anticipation of summer, Hazelfern is...

Hazelfern Cellars  
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  
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  
Northwest Handmade Musical Instrument Exhibit

Some of the finest instrument makers from around the Pacific Northwest will be showing their work: guitars, mandolins, ukuleles, violin family instruments,...

Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus  
Portland State University Naimuma Powwow

All are welcome at the 48th Annual PSU Naimuma Powwow on May 4, 2019 at the Portland State University Viking Pavillion in Portland, Oregon. Learn more about...

Portland State University Viking Pavillion  
School Of Rock Portland Preview Show

The School of Rock Preview show is a super fun, all-inclusive event where everyone gets to see what the students been working so hard on this season....

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
Tenali the Royal Trickster

The creative team behind Northwest Children Theater’s (NWCT's) Chitra: The Girl Prince and The Jungle Book brings you the story of Tenali, royal minister and...

Northwest Children's Theater and School  
Art Museum Public Tour: Psychology of Perception

Explore the Portland Art 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  
Kentucky Derby hosted by Poison Waters

The most exciting two minutes in sports and on the big screen! Hosted by Poison Waters, along with day-long race coverage on the big screen, there will be...

McMenamins Mission Theater  
May The Fourth Be With You: Star Wars Themed Party

Celebrate National Star Wars Day and sip on "The Dark Side" Porter, Jedi Juice and Yoda Soda. You are highly encouraged to come in costume! Best Dressed...

Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery  
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  
First Caturday

First Caturday is a day to reclaim the glory of the outdoors for our feline friends. It is a day for delightful outdoor cat-napping and socializing, and...

Laurelhurst Park  
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  
Crossing Mnisose

Crossing Mnisose 2pm, 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  
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  
Spring Unveiling Reception

Join White Bird Gallery for its annual Spring Unveiling reception. Artist Alexandra Boyden will be debuting new pastel works on paper, accompanied by a...

White Bird Gallery  
 Claudia Nygaard & Tom Swearingen Record Release Concert

Enjoy an afternoon concert at Portland’s venerable listening room Cafe Artichoke with award-winning singer songwriter Claudia Nygaard (Kerrville Folk...

Artichoke Music  
Art Museum Public Tour: Northwest Art

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

Portland Art Museum  
Artist-Led Tour of 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  
Sabertooth Music & Brew Microfest

McMenamins and Portland Mercury proudly host the Fifth Annual Sabertooth Microfest, a musical celebration of the Crystal Ballroom's psychedelic history. 3...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
The Melvins: Sabertooth Micro Fest

McMenamins and Portland Mercury proudly present the Fifth Annual Sabertooth Microfest, a musical celebration of the Crystal Ballroom's psychedelic history,...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
When Beers and Bands Collide: Sabertooth Collaboration Beer Tasting

3 p.m. beer tasting and vendor gazing; 4:30 p.m. music. Inspired by the way brewing often intersects with music, and the way that music often intersects...

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  
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  
Free Comic Book Day After Party

May (the) Fourth (be with you) is Free Comic Book Day. Join Nerd Out for an after party with good food, better drink and free stuff. Nerd Out has comics to...

Nerd Out  
Tenali the Royal Trickster

The creative team behind Northwest Children Theater’s (NWCT's) Chitra: The Girl Prince and The Jungle Book brings you the story of Tenali, royal minister and...

Northwest Children's Theater and School  
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  
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  
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  
S'wing Ding

Join up for a fun-filled evening to support White Bird's diverse dance programs, featuring the live music of Art Abrams Swing Machine Big Band, vintage...

Vibrant Table: The Loft at Eighth Avenue  
Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?

Finishing their spring performances, Blueprint utilizes a unique concept within the choral arena: letting the audience choose what comes next! With provided...

Rose City Park United Methodist Church  
Rewired, Not Retired

This show is just in time and fits so nicely with Older Americans Month’s theme this year: Connect, Create, Contribute. This show will feature local older...

Hollywood Senior Center  
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  
HUMP! Film Festival (Re-screen)

This is a re-screen of the November 2018 Film Festival. The HUMP! Film Festival has been bringing audiences a new kind of porn since 2005. The festival...

Revolution Hall  
 Amadeus in Concert

Winner of eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Actor, Director and Adapted Screenplay, Amadeus is a riveting story celebrating the music of Wolfgang...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
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  
Bebop Meets Bossa Nova: The Music of Durval Ferreira

Sounds of Brazil PDX presents an evening highlighting the wonderful compositions of late Rio-born guitarist and composer Durval Ferreira, who wrote for,...

Classic Pianos  
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  
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  
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  
Portland Storytellers Guild: What Matters

We all have a storyline that arcs through our lives. But how does that storyline connect us to what is important to ourselves and to each other? In “What...

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  
The May Revels

Featuring Robi Arce (storyteller/clown/puppeteer), Nelda Reyes (physical theater/folk dance and music performer) and the Portland Revels Community Chorus in...

Alberta Abbey  
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  
Comrade Fran, Millennial Falcon, Milk Bandits

Join up for a night of epic live music from three local bands, plus a lot of bad Star Wars puns. May the Fourth be with you this 2019.

Waypost  
Lady Sings The Blues: A Tribute to Billie Holiday

The 13th annual Billie Holiday tribute night brings together musicians of many genres to pay tribute to one of the greatest jazz singers and songwriters of...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Bayonne

Bayonne 9pm

XRAY.FM Presents Bayonne an hypnotic and minimalist composer of electronic music. With: Palm Daze.

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
Lucky Town & Fortunate Son

See tributes to Bruce Springsteen and Creedence Clearwater Revival in one amazing night.

Ponderosa Lounge & Grill  
Night Cheese: Return of the Cheese

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away . . . the world was forever changed by the release of a space movie! On this sacred and holy Star Wars Day, Night...

Kickstand Comedy  
OMSI Gala After Dark

Celebrate OMSI’s 75th anniversary at its first-ever Gala After Dark, an all-out, special party following the annual OMSI Gala featuring award-winning...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)  
HUMP! Film Festival (Re-screen)

This is a re-screen of the November 2018 Film Festival. The HUMP! Film Festival has been bringing audiences a new kind of porn since 2005. The festival...

Revolution Hall  

Saturday, May 4

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