Events

Saturday, September 21

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  
Forest Grove Corn Roast and Chalk Art Festival

The Corn Roast and Fall Festival/Chalk Art Festival is Forest Grove’s premier fall festival and event. The Corn Roast is a Forest Grove tradition, where the...

Pacific University  
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  
Bridge Tour

Join up for a morning walking tour that'll go around, across, under and inside the unique and storied spans that shape the lives in Portland. Strolling...

Salmon Street Springs  
Building Bridges Family Music Festival

Portland Children’s Museum is proud to announce the first annual Building Bridges Family Music Festival, a community-building, tune-filled weekend designed...

Portland Children's Museum  
Contemplative Mini-Retreats

Meditation, contemplative prayer and learning for people seeking support for their spiritual practice, every third Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral....

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral  
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  
Forest Therapy Workshops

The smell of western red cedar, the sounds of wind and the crunch of maple leaves below your feet. Immerse yourself in a guided Forest Therapy Workshop at...

Columbia Springs  
The SPARK Summit for Women

For the second year at the Alberta Rose, this two-day seminar focuses on women's empowerment and potential. Expect motivational speakers, shared experiences...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
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  
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  
BioBonanza

BioBonanza 10am

Get hands-on with nature! Pet a bee, learn from local experts and find out how you can help conserve our natural environment. Drop by BioBonanza, where OMSI...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry), Outdoor Plaza (Salmon Circle)  
Lab Experience: Soap Making

Make soap from scratch to take home while learning about the awesome chemistry of soap molecules. Participants must wear clothing that completely covers...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)  
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  
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  
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  
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

The museum will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders as part of Smithsonian magazine's 15th annual Museum Day, a national...

Portland Art Museum  
Yoga + Beer at West Coast Grocery Company

Join up for detox and retox at West Coast Grocery Company in Portland with an all-levels yoga class led by yoga instructor Seville Strickler. The crew at...

West Coast Grocery Company  
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  
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  
24th Portland Polish Festival

More than 12,000 people attended last year's celebration recognizing Oregon's historic Polish neighborhood. The celebration is the oldest Polish festival in...

Polish Hall  
29th Annual Oregon Grape Stomp Championship & Harvest Celebration

Enjoy a relaxing day at the Willamette Valley Vineyards with wine tasting, food pairings, grape stomping and live music. Winery chef D.J. MacIntyre will also...

Willamette Valley Vineyards  
Celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15th - October 15th is National Hispanic Heritage Month, and Lloyd Center is hosting a celebration! Featuring: a performance by Ballet Papalot...

Lloyd Center  
Dillon Nadler

Dillon Nadler is a local jazz musician who will be playing at the Nines Living Room atrium.

Nines Hotel  
Harvest The-Good-Life Hoedown

Time to put your hoes down and party up! Celebrate the harvest with good food, drink, music and friends. Enjoy live entertainment from Pick and a Bow and...

Blooming Junction  
How I Became a Pirate

Avast, ye mateys! Set sail on a high-seas adventure with a motley crew of bumbling pirates as the fearsome Captain Braid Beard lands at a quiet family...

Northwest Children's Theater and School  
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  
Summer Spirits Fest

Have a drink, see a show and shop locally at the annual Summer Spirits Fest, presented by Portland Saturday Market! Returning September 21-22, 11 a.m.-4:30...

Portland Saturday Market  
Kombucha Home Brewing with Lion Heart

Learn how to brew kombucha at home from a pro. In this class you will learn how to safely brew kombucha at home along with the history and science of...

The Jasmine Pearl  
 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  
3rd Annual Kennedy School Oktoberfest Brewfest

Raise a handcrafted ale as you dance the polka at the 3rd Annual Kennedy School Oktoberfest Brewfest! Indulge in German fare while you celebrate with a...

Kennedy School  
Arthur C. Lee

Local singer-songwriter Arthur C. Lee returns to the Laurelthirst for an early, all-ages show, playing tasteful and melodic tunes from his upcoming album due...

Laurelthirst Public House  
Hood River Hops Fest

The Hood River Hops Fest is an annual celebration of beer’s bitter friend, freshly harvested hops. Hood River County is surrounded by world-renowned hop...

Columbia Lot  
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  
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  
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  
School Of Rock Portland Performs One Hit Wonders

The One Hit Wonders show is back to pay tribute to artists that made it big with a single chart-topping hit, then disappeared into the archives of music...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
With the Wind and the Stars - VR Screening

With the Wind and the Stars - Part One: VR Screening 7% of pilots are women. It's time for that to change. With the Wind and the Stars is a 360/VR...

NW Documentary  
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  
Downtown & Farmer's Market Food & Drink Tour

Explore the gorgeous Portland Farmer's Market with Forktown. Forktown offers a little picnic of items curated from the market while your guide shares the...

Meeting details will be sent when tickets are purchased  
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  
Apple Fest

Welcome the coming of fall with Tryon Life Community Farm (TLC Farm). TLC Farm invites you to celebrate the abundant presence of apples and the many...

Tryon Life Community Farm  
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  
How I Became a Pirate

Avast, ye mateys! Set sail on a high-seas adventure with a motley crew of bumbling pirates as the fearsome Captain Braid Beard lands at a quiet family...

Northwest Children's Theater and School  
In the Heights

In the Heights 2pm, 7:30pm

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  
School Of Rock Portland Performs Yacht Rock

Originally called the West Coast sound, Yacht Rock takes you on a journey sailing into a warm summer seas. Spanning the late '70s to '80s, this music is...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
Weekend Tea

Each Saturday and Sunday, Pix offers a formal (but fun!) tea service with seatings at 2 and 3 p.m. The $38 menu includes a pot of tea from Townshend’s Tea...

Pix Patisserie  
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  
Bacon & Booze Crawl

This bacon-themed pub crawl is presented by the nation's #1 themed pub crawl company.

The Barrel Room  
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  
2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey is a countdown to tomorrow, a road map to human destiny, a quest for the infinite. It is a dazzling, Academy Award-winning visual...

Empirical Theater at OMSI  
Whiskey 101

Join up for a look at the world of whiskey. Guests will sample a multitude of different whiskies and learn about how the aging process, barrel selection and...

Westward Whiskey Distillery  
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  
La Paulee Harvest Dinner - Duck & Pinot w/ Chef Phillippe Boulot

A signature extravaganza dedicated to opulence, the La Paulée Harvest Dinner is Solena Estate's way for winemakers and wine and food enthusiasts to ring in...

Solena Estate  
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  
Fictional Film Club Book Release

This is the launch event for the new book Fictional Film Club by Mark Savage, published by Deep Overstock. There will be: readings, invocations of the...

Mother Foucault's Bookshop  
Geek Prom

Geek Prom 7pm

Geek Prom has arrived and is 100% ready to party. So break out your puffed sleeves, shoulder ruffles and oversized bow ties. Get out the Aqua Net and tease...

Vitalidad Events Center  
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  
Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts

For the past 35 years, musicians and fans alike have flocked to the Oregon Zoo each summer to revel in music, sunshine and friends — including those of the...

Oregon Zoo  
River Lantern Lighting

Join family, friends and neighbors to celebrate life together. The River Lantern Lighting brings together individuals from all ages, backgrounds, and walks...

Sellwood Park, Picnic Site I  
Star Party: Autumnal Equinox Celebration

OMSI and Rose City Astronomers will celebrate the beginning of autumn with a free Star Party. Join up to gaze at the heavens from Rooster Rock State Park and...

Multiple Locations  
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  
Electric Letterland: A Walking Tour of Portland's Historic Neon Signs

Take a twilight journey down Portland’s oldest streets to see the city’s most imaginative historic neon gems. Steeped in architectural significance and a...

Downtown Portland  
Guster with the Oregon Symphony

Boston alt-rock band Guster joins forces with the Oregon Symphony to bring their winsome melodies, soaring hooks and tight, immaculate songcraft to the...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
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  
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  
Portland Thorns vs. Houston Dash

Watch the Portland Thorns take on the Houston Dash at Providence Park Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Providence Park  
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  
No Quarter (Led Zeppelin Tribute) and Barracuda (Heart Tribute)

Internationally known for their dynamic tribute to legendary British supergroup Led Zeppelin, No Quarter has been pounding the Hammer of the Gods to Led...

Aladdin Theater  
The 2019 Undisputable Geniuses of Comedy

Portland comedy is better than ever—and in this one-of-a-kind show you’ll see Portland’s funniest people (and hilarious up-and-comers) all on one stage....

Revolution 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  
Big Bad Beat

Big Bad Beat is an infectious funk/soul/boogie dance band playing the greatest hits from every generation. This band has crushing vocals, killer tight...

Ponderosa Lounge & Grill  
EnParejaDos

EnParejaDos is a show in which Consuelo Duval and Adrián Uribe return to unite their talents to explore all the problems, conflicts and misunderstandings...

Keller Auditorium  
Reyna Tropical

A beautiful blend of tropical indie and electronica . With: Guayaba, Amenta Abioto.

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
The Big One Comedy Show

Earth-shattering jokes and belly-ache laughs abound during Trash Amp Productions' weekly comedy show at Southwest Portland's Etc...Eatery. Whether you're...

Etc...Eatery  
ShowGirl Temple September Showcase

The beauties of ShowGirl Temple are serving fresh new acts. Join up an intimate setting as they debut brand new acts from new and experienced...

Funhouse Lounge  
Serenity

Serenity 9:45pm

2019 OMSI Sci Fi Film Fest Selection. 2001: A Space Odyssey is a countdown to tomorrow, a road map to human destiny, a quest for the infinite. It is a...

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  

Saturday, September 21

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