Events

Friday, September 20

1984

Always under the watchful eye of Big Brother, Winston has nowhere to turn and no one to trust as anyone or anything could be running surveillance on behalf...

Imago Theatre  
2019 Sci-Fi Film Fest

OMSI's fifth annual Sci-fi Film Fest is back! Experience futuristic dystopias, sinister artificial intelligence and riveting alien adventures with over 25...

Empirical Theater at OMSI  
Betty LaDuke: Early Work

Betty LaDuke: Early Work, curated by Bruce Guenther, Adjunct Curator for Special Exhibitions, features works created in the 1960s by one of Oregon’s most...

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education  
Borderland Stories – A Visual Report from the Texas-Mexico Border

Portland artist and Texas native Janie Lowe’s childhood memories of exploring the rugged landscape north of the Big Bend area are a stark contrast to the...

Antoinette Hatfield Hall  
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  
Eiko Otake: A Body in Places

A Body in Places is the omnibus title of Eiko’s first solo project, which started with her revisiting post-nuclear disaster Fukushima and her twelve hour...

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)  
Hans Coper: Less Means More

"Coper was a radical Jewish artist working at the forefront of British studio ceramics in the mid-twentieth century. This exhibition features 45 of his...

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education  
Many Shades of Being Darcelle: 52 Years of Fashion, 1967-2019

Portland’s own Darcelle XV (the stage name of Walter Cole) has been headlining the Darcelle XV Showplace cabaret club since 1973. In a career spanning over...

Oregon Historical Society  
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  
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 Queer Film Festival

The Portland Queer Film Festival (PQFF)–formerly Portland Lesbian & Gay Film Festival–is now in its 23rd year. The festival showcases feature, documentary...

Cinema 21  
Ryan Pierce: Hot Hex

Ryan Pierce received his MFA from California College of the Arts in 2007, and a BFA from Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2003. His work has been shown...

Elizabeth Leach Gallery  
The Allegories by Jen Brown

Wolff Gallery is pleased to present The Allegories, a solo exhibition by narrative painter Jen Brown. In her dramatic yet detailed oil paintings, the artist...

Wolff Gallery  
The Corn Maize at the Pumpkin Patch

Portland’s original cornfield maze celebrates over 20 seasons at The Pumpkin Patch on beautiful Sauvie Island in Portland, Oregon. Craig Easterly, founder of...

The Pumpkin Patch  
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  
Earth & Ocean Arts Festival

Join up to celebrate the natural wonders of Cannon Beach through the blending of arts and ecology. The first annual Earth & Ocean Arts Festival offers the...

White Bird Gallery  
Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait

Loosely translated, the Inuktitut word Akunnittinni means “between us.” This exhibition chronicles a visual dialogue between an Inuk grandmother, mother, and...

Portland Art Museum  
Art at Lan Su: Gail Owen & Katie Preston

See new work by artists Gail Owen and Katie Preston on display in Lan Su Chinese Garden’s pavilions in August and September, 2019. Lan Su hosts artists each...

Lan Su Chinese Garden  
Looptworks Retail Workshop Tour

Looptworks uses only what already exists to create new functional products (including upcycled bags, apparel and accessories). Looptworks is committed to...

Looptworks  
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  
Portland's World's Fair: Souvenirs of the Lewis and Clark Exposition

In 1905, Portland welcomed visitors to the city’s first—and only—world’s fair. The Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition highlighted the area’s industrial...

Pittock Mansion  
Rake In The Savings & Get Fall Ready

Woodburn Premium outlets has “unbe-leaf-able” deals for fall! Get all the latest trends in fashion at outlet prices, from the essential wrap coat and cozy...

Woodburn Premium Outlets  
Creative Workshops

Get creative! Radius Art offers opportunities for both the beginning and the experienced artist to learn the basics or build on their current skills. Learn...

Radius Community Art Studio  
PDX Climate Strike

In Portland, following the lead of youth from high schools, middle schools and youth organizations, a rally will be held outside of City Hall to demand an...

Portland City Hall, #110  
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  
Kristen Miller - Brighten and Fade

PDX Contemporary Art is pleased to present Brighten and Fade, a solo exhibition of new work by Kristen Miller. Having spent three months in the Arctic...

PDX Contemporary Art  
Uncorked: Chronicle en Plein Air

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is pleased to present the Uncorked Chronicle en Plein Air exhibition from July 12 to September 20, 2019. Over 40 artists...

ARTspace  
 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  
 Jennifer Thoreson: Testament

“I like to know and feel the moment where people fall apart, and saturate my work in it. I am seeking the moment of relief, and relishing in the moments just...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
Josh Smith: The First Years

Josh Smith documents the changes—both monumental and subtle, internal and external, and positive and negative—that come with parenthood in his series The...

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts  
Not Ours Alone

Not ours Alone explores the tenuous relationship between humans and animals, bound together by the habitats we share. Participating Artists: Catherine...

Elisabeth Jones Art Center  
Portland2019 Biennial

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center is pleased to announce the Portland2019 Biennial, a survey of works by visual and performing artists who are defining and...

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center  
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  
NARA Totem Clinic Art Show

Get a head start on holiday shopping and support the Native American Rehabilitation Assocation’s Totem Clinic at this art show, Sept. 20 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

NARA Totem Lodge  
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  
Luxury, All-Inclusive Willamette Valley Wine Tour

The driver covers all tasting fees with charcuterie plates ($150 value for full day, $90 value for half day). Experience the best of Willamette Valley wine...

Multiple locations  
Sunset on the Springwater

As the sun begins to set over the beautiful Portland skyline, get ready to run in a fast and flat half marathon or 10k through Sellwood and along the...

Sellwood Riverfront Park  
Oktoberfest at Occidental

Join us on Friday September 20th and/or Saturday September 21st for Oktoberfest at Occidental style. This is a family friendly event! As always, admission is...

Occidental Brewing Company  
Whimsy Chocolates Pop-Up

Come check out the Whimsy Chocolates Pop-Up shop in the lobby at The Hotel Zags Portland.

Hotel Zags Portland  
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  
Eric Ching Trio

Eric Ching Trio, a local jazz and blues group, will be playing at the Nines Living Room atrium.

Nines Hotel  
$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  
Contrapunto: An Exhibition Celebrating Community As Remedy to Colony in a Post-Maria Puerto Rico

Two years after the devastation brought about by Hurricane Maria, there has been a paradigm shift across the island of Puerto Rico. Revolution is alive as...

Erickson Gallery  
Mesmerica

Mesmerica 5:30pm

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  
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  
Industry Test Event

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Portland Art Museum  
Taste of Sellwood

Taste of Sellwood will be an opportunity for the residents of Sellwood, The Meetinghouse and the greater Portland area to sample and experience the very best...

The Meetinghouse Apartments  
Swift Watch at Chapman School

Every year in late August, one of Portland's most spectacular natural events begins: Thousands of Vaux’s Swifts gather in the city as they prepare to migrate...

Chapman Elementary School  
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  
Edge of Tomorrow

2019 OMSI Sci Fi Film Fest Selection. With Warner Bros. reportedly in development on a sequel, now is a good time to revisit this 2014 Tom Cruise-Emily...

Empirical Theater at OMSI  
Little Shop of Horrors Picture Show

The time has come again for the bloodthirsty plant invasion. The second annual interactive screening of this infamous horror-comedy musical has even weirder...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Marjorie Prime

It’s the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year-old Marjorie has been gifted an AI version of her deceased husband. As their interactions deepen, the...

Headwaters Theatre  
Nailed Zine Launch

Nailed Magazine is hosting a reading to celebrate the launch of its new zine. Stop by for poetry, music and snacks at AFRU Gallery in inner Southeast...

AFRU Gallery  
Darcelle: That's No Lady

Triangle Productions presents the world premiere of this new work. Walter Cole worked at a local grocery chain, then purchased the first Portland coffee...

Lincoln Performance Hall  
Eclipsed

Eclipsed 7:30pm

Nobody wants these women. In a Magdalene Laundry, where the nuns regard them as mindless vessels of evil and their infants are forcibly put up for adoption,...

New Expressive Works  
In the Heights

Winner of four Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s (Hamilton) Tony and Grammy...

Portland Center Stage at The Armory  
Jason Mewes & His A-Mewes-Ing Stories Live

It's apparent that Jay Mewes, the vocal half of "Jay and Silent Bob," is a toned-down version of his iconic loudmouth character — a fast-talking,...

Helium Comedy Club  
Marjorie Prime

Missing Link Theatre Company Presents: Marjorie Prime. It’s the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year-old Marjorie — a jumble of disparate, fading...

Headwaters Theatre  
Paul Stamets

Paul Stamets 7:30pm

Paul Stamets, speaker, author, mycologist, medical researcher and entrepreneur, is considered an intellectual and industry leader in fungi: habitat,...

Newmark Theatre  
Plate o' Shrimp: A Repo Man Punk Rock Musical Parody

Tech Booth theatre presents Plate o' Shrimp: a Repo Man punk rock musical parody. Join up at the beautiful Chapel Theater for a live musical parody of the...

Chapel Theater  
The Best of Show Ridiculous

The year is 2841, and the concept of “comedy” has been dead for more than eight centuries. Join up for an academic look back at the history of Show...

Kickstand Comedy  
The Rocky Horror Show

Music, lyrics and book by Richard O’Brien. Directed by John Oules. Musical direction by Darcy White. Title Sponsors: ComForCare, Jeff and Joanne...

Lakewood Center for the Arts  
Adrian Belew

Adrian Belew is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer and guitar guru. Belew has released 20 critically acclaimed solo records and was the...

Aladdin Theater  
Incubus

Incubus 8pm

Incubus – Brandon Boyd (vocals), Mike Einziger (guitar), Jose Pasillas II (drums), Chris Kilmore (keyboard/DJ) and Ben Kenney (bass) – have sold over 23...

Keller Auditorium  
Little Shop of Horrors Picture Show - An Interactive Horror-Comedy Experience

The time has come again for the bloodthirsty plant invasion. The second annual interactive screening of this infamous horror-comedy musical has even weirder...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Said The Whale

Juno-winning, richly harmonic West Coast pop trio with big hooks. With: Melville, Rum River Cult.

Polaris Hall  
The Smell of the Kill

Twilight Theater Company, the community theater that brings you “Entertainment with Edge," announces its upcoming production of The Smell of the Kill by...

Twilight Theater Company  
Eagle Eyes

Audiences are mesmerized by this group of Vancouver, B.C. musicians’ precise vocal harmonies and service to the smallest of details in performing songs...

Ponderosa Lounge & Grill  
Flight - In The House Of Acid

Flight - In the House Of Acid with LA Kendall (Seattle) brings you only the best in house, disco, techno, and acid. LA Kendall has been an active member of...

Bit House Saloon  
RISK / The Mystery Box Show

RISK! is a live show and podcast where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public, hosted by Kevin Allison of the legendary...

Revolution Hall  
RISK! Live with The Mystery Box

RISK! is a live show and podcast where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public, hosted by Kevin Allison of the legendary...

Revolution Hall  
The Thing

The Thing 9:15pm

2019 OMSI Sci Fi Film Fest Selection. Horror-meister John Carpenter teams Kurt Russell’s outstanding performance with incredible visuals to build this...

Empirical Theater at OMSI  
Jason Mewes & His A-Mewes-Ing Stories Live

It's apparent that Jay Mewes, the vocal half of "Jay and Silent Bob," is a toned-down version of his iconic loudmouth character — a fast-talking,...

Helium Comedy Club  

Friday, September 20

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