Events

Sunday, May 5

 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  
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  
Kodomo no Hi, Children's Day

A beloved family tradition, come celebrate the health and well-being of your little ones at the Portland Japanese Garden’s annual Kodomo no Hi, or Children’s...

Portland Japanese 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  
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  
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  
Portland Drag Queen Brunch

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

Night Light Lounge  
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  
Wellness Farmers Market

Running from May-October at Coalition Brewing, the Wellness Farmers Market is focused on bringing together local CBD vendors in a fun and vibrant setting....

Coalition Brewery  
Yoga + Beer at Running Dogs Brewery

Join up for detox and retox with Running Dogs Brewery. This Yoga + Beer event will begin with a 60-minute all-levels flow yoga class taught by Beer Yogi and...

Running Dogs Brewery  
Pamplona de Portland

Portland’s Spanish tapas bars Bar Botellόn and Bar Vivant have teamed up to bring a running of the bulls to Portland. No real bulls, just fake bulls (a.k.a.:...

Bar Botellon  
 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  
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  
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  
National Theatre Live Presents All About Eve

Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The...

Third Rail Rep at the World Trade Center Theater  
National Theatre Live: All About Eve

Third Rail's Hi-Definition Screenings feature amazing productions from London's National Theatre, captured live onstage and presented locally in...

World Trade Center Portland, Auditorium  
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  
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 Family Tour: Let's Go On Vacation

Explore the 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  
Japanese Tea Ceremony Demonstration

Have you ever wanted to learn about Chado - the Japanese tea ceremony? Join Margie Yap, founder of the Issoan Tea School, for a live demonstration of this...

The Jasmine Pearl  
In Dialogue: The Map Is Not The Territory

In Dialogue is an occasional series of interdisciplinary, discussion-based seminars that explore art on view at the Museum in relation to works in the...

Portland Art Museum  
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  
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  
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  
Book Launch: Peggy Dean's Guide to Nature Drawing & Watercolor

Peggy Dean kicks off her newest book. Here's what to expect: Early access to Peggy Dean's Guide to Nature Drawing and Watercolor & book signingUnveiling of...

Tillamook Station  
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  
Fire and Meat

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  
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  
Peter/Wendy

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  
Urinetown

Urinetown 2pm

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  
Art Museum Public Tour: The Map Is Not The Territory

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

Portland Art Museum  
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  
Auerbach & Martinů

"Portland Youth Philharmonic routinely handles new and difficult music that belies the age of its membership—think of it not as a group of highly-skilled...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
Auerbach and Martinů

Portland Youth Philharmonic (PYP) concludes its landmark 95th season with the powerfully moving Symphony No. 1 by the multi-talented Russian-American...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
Cinco de Mayo: Day Fiesta - Latin/Hip-Hop

Join up for the Cinco de Mayo Day Party at Barrel Room in downtown Portland. DJ Valenz, DJ Gatto and Dev from Above will be mixing between reggaeton, Latin...

Barrel Room  
National Theatre Live: I'm Not Running

Third Rail's Hi-Definition Screenings feature amazing productions from London's National Theatre, captured live onstage and presented locally in...

World Trade Center Portland, Auditorium  
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  
Whiskey 201

Take a deep dive into the world of single malt whiskey. Explore different regions of the world to learn what makes each style of single malt special and what...

Westward Whiskey Distillery  
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  
Cinco de Mayo Comedy Explosion w/ HBO Comedian Erik Rivera

Come out for a great atmosphere of fun and laughs at this stand-up comedy show. Two showtimes: 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Since his late night debut on the Tonight...

Harvey's Comedy Club & Restaurant  
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  
Erik Rivera at Cinco de Mayo Comedy Explosion

Since his late-night debut on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, a recognition that has been a springboard to many comedy greats, Rivera has become a familiar...

Harvey's Comedy Club & Restaurant  
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  
Orquestra Pacifico Tropical

Cinco de Mayo blowout featuring the Portland cumbia collective and many radical, diverse Portland artists. With: Karma Rivera, Lisa Vazquez, Noche Libre DJ...

Mississippi Studios & Bar Bar  
Cinco de Mayo Comedy Explosion w/ HBO Comedian Erik Rivera

Come out for a great atmosphere of fun and laughs at this stand-up comedy show. Two showtimes: 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Since his late night debut on the Tonight...

Harvey's Comedy Club & Restaurant  

Sunday, May 5

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