Events

Friday, September 27

13th annual Day of the Dead group show

By Oregon Arts Watch: "Guardino Gallery has been hosting its annual Day of the Dead group show for thirteen years, and the list of participating artists...

Guardino Gallery  
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  
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)  
Infall

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Newmark Theatre  
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  
Patricia Vazquez: BorderXer

By Oregon Arts Watch: "Paragon Gallery continues its track record of showing exciting new work by emerging Portland artists. Vazquez is a graduate of...

Portland Community College - Cascade Campus, Cascade 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  
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  
The Wolves

Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and...

Portland Playhouse  
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  
2019 Portland Creative Conference Cre8con

Cre8con, the Portland Creative Conference, is an exploration and celebration of the creative process across all creative industries. The 2019 Speakers have...

Gerding Theater at The Armory  
Northwest Quilting Expo

Welcome to the 19th annual Northwest Quilting Expo, Portland’s original sewing and quilting festival. There will be hundreds of juried quilts to see, and...

Portland Expo Center, Halls D  
19th annual Northwest Quilting Festival

Welcome to the 19th annual Northwest Quilting Expo, Portland’s original sewing and quilting festival, coming September 26, 27 and 28, 2019! We're getting...

Portland Expo Center  
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  
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  
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  
 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  
Dancing in the Square: American Indian Day Pow-Wow

Annually, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB), a non-profit organization, in partnership with other local and tribal organizations,...

Pioneer Courthouse Square  
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  
Pacific Northwest Brew Cup

The Pacific Northwest Brew Cup is an annual beer festival held the last full weekend in September in beautiful Astoria, Oregon. The festival features...

Barbey Maritime Center - Columbia River Maritime Museum  
Portland Juggling Festival

The annual Portland Juggling Festival returns to Reed College Sept. 27-29! This event is produced by The Portland Jugglers, an all volunteer non-profit...

Reed College, Sports 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  
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  
Toketee Pop-Up

Come check out the Toketee 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  
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  
Portland Open Studios Preview Show

Kicking off the 2019 Portland Open Studios schedule, selected artists from the tour display their work in the OSA Gallery for this special show. The preview...

Oregon Society of Artists  
Promare

Promare 6:30pm

2019 OMSI Sci Fi Film Fest Selection. The first feature-length film from the acclaimed studio Trigger, creators of the hit series KILL la KILL and Little...

Empirical Theater at OMSI  
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  
Teton Gravity Research: Winterland

Teton Gravity Research is returning to the Aladdin Theater for the winter kick-off party of the year. Join up to get hyped for winter with their new feature...

Aladdin Theater  
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  
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  
Pam Ann Returns

Go on a jolly holiday with Pam Ann Returns, a brand new show starring the perfectly-inappropriate-in-every-way air-hostess Pam Ann. From feeding the birds in...

Winningstad Theatre  
Bobby Lee - MADtv Star Live

Bobby Lee is an actor, comedian, ping pong aficionado and glue-thumb artist. Shape-wise, he is a genetic cross between a scallop and a panda, making him one...

Helium Comedy Club  
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  
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  
Season 22: Complex by Dominic Finocchiaro

Complex, by Dominic Finocchiaro Directed by Connery MacRae World premiere of this dark comedy/thriller/early Halloween treat featured at JAW 2013 at...

Shoebox Theater  
Tell It Like It Is - A Staged Reading from the First Abortion Speak-Out

One weekend only! Join up for an unique reading of the transcript of the first "abortion speak-out." In February of 1969, members of the Redstockings, a...

The Social Justice Action Center  
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  
Union PDX - Festival:19

Coming to the Portland Opera's Hampton Opera Center, Push/Fold presents the inaugural 2019 Festival of Contemporary Dance: Union PDX. Experience the breadth...

Portland Opera - Hampton Opera House  
 Pod Save America

Pod Save America is hitting the road again to have live, no-nonsense conversations about politics, the press and the nightmare that is the Trump presidency....

Keller Auditorium  
An Evening With Andersoon Cooper

We all know who he is. But few of us know who he really is. What drives him? Who inspires him? What matters most to him? Learn all of this and more from your...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
M.F.Motion presents Intertwined

M.F.Motion Collective presents Intertwined, an exploration of identity, privilege and systems of oppression through circus and dance. This performance will...

Echo Theater  
The Man Who Fell to Earth

2019 OMSI Sci Fi Film Fest Selection. Travelling from his home planet that is gripped by a catastrophic drought, a humanoid alien named Thomas Jerome Newton...

Empirical Theater at OMSI  
 Oregon Burlesque Festival Night 1

Join up to crank up the heat in Northeast Portland with a festival brimming with tempting teases from the best of the Northwest and beyond! Friday's showcase...

Alberta Rose Theatre  
Chad Williams Band & County Wide

The Chad Williams Band play hard rockin' country. This is their final show, featuring the return of three original band members: Darin Wirth, Stewart Marsh...

Ponderosa Lounge & Grill  
M. Ward

M. Ward 9pm

Doug Fir's 15 Year Anniversary Party: M. Ward performing Transistor Radio, solo and with special guests. Doug Fir celebrates 15 years all month long with...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
Teton Gravity Research: Winterland

Teton Gravity Research is returning to the Aladdin Theater for the winter kick-off party of the year. Join up to get hyped for winter with their new feature...

Aladdin Theater  
Bobby Lee - MADtv Star Live

Bobby Lee is an actor, comedian, ping pong aficionado and glue-thumb artist. Shape-wise, he is a genetic cross between a scallop and a panda, making him one...

Helium Comedy Club  
Doug Fir 15 Year Anniversary After-Party Upstairs

The after-party is taking over the entire top floor of Doug Fir to kick off this year's Anniversary Month. With: Strange Babes DJs. Doug Fir celebrates 15...

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  

Friday, September 27

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