Events

Saturday, September 28

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

in·fall /ˈinfôl/ noun the act or process of falling in; an incursion; an inroad; a place where a path meet another; junction; movement towards a massive...

Newmark Theatre  
Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival

The Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival remembers and celebrates the art, music, personality and legacy of the great Kaw/Creek musician Jim Pepper (June 18,...

Parkrose High School  
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  
Spirit of Halloweentown

The Spirit of Halloweentown descends on the city of St. Helens each October. Join up for this long celebration of the season. See the giant scarecrows, fall...

Courthouse Plaza  
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  
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  
MINECON Live Party 2019

Join up at the Microsoft Store and celebrate your love for all things blocky and brilliant at the MINECON Live Party 2019! As well as broadcasting the show...

Microsoft Store - Pioneer Place  
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  
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  
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  
NW Kids & Trackers' Guide to Portland Expo

Portland is a special place. There is so much to explore, so much to do, so much to see, so much to taste and so much to learn. And whether your family is...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)  
Pittock Mansion: Behind the Scenes Tours

Have you ever wondered “What’s behind that door?” while visiting Pittock Mansion? On Behind the Scenes tours, guides lead small groups through areas of the...

Pittock Mansion  
Pop Cats

Pop Cats 10am

POP Cats is a fun-packed festival fueled by the spirit of cats, pop and art! You’ll love the cat playgrounds, artists, music, photo ops, artisans, brands,...

Oregon Convention Center  
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  
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  
Artist Talk with Ryan Bubnis

Join up for an artist talk with Ryan Bubnis. Ryan will discuss his latest collection of work, Slow & Steady, currently on view at Stephanie Chefas Projects....

Stephanie Chefas Projects, #202  
Cheese Making Workshop

Explore the wonderful world of cheese making. Learn the art and science of making cow’s milk fresh mozzarella cheese in this class. Participants will sample...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry), Classroom 1  
Dillon Nadler

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

Nines Hotel  
Flash Day

Flash Day 11am

On the last Saturday of every month, the artists at Icon Tattoo Studio put out their books of designs for clients to choose from. They only work from their...

Icon Tattoo Studio  
For the Seventh Generation

Join us at the Post Office parking lot at NW 9th & Lovejoy, Sept. 28th & 29th to walk the Pacific Coastline from California to Oregon in five city...

Post Office Parking Lot  
Fresh Brewed Forestry - Tree Diseases: Drivers of Change

Fresh Brewed Forestry is a special guest presenter series featuring Oregon Department of Forestry scientists who will give you a behind-the-scenes look at...

Tillamook Forest Center  
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  
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  
 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  
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  
Art Museum Public Tour: Art and Activism

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  
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  
Japanese Calligraphy as Meditation

You will... feel freedom, experience oneness and flow with your brush, encounter your artistic self, be able to meditate without sitting still, discover...

Hello! Good Morning!, Cargo  
Meet A Scientist: September

Current science gets up close and personal at Meet A Scientist. This program, held on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, features local scientists...

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)  
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  
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  
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  
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  
Macbeth

Macbeth 2pm

Shakespeare’s infamous tale of political gluttony and supernatural vengeance finds refreshing new life in this piercing, stripped-down adaptation that...

Portland Center Stage at The Armory, In the Ellyn Bye Studio  
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  
Tarot Reading with Coleman Stevenson of The Dark Exact

Each session with Coleman offers a chance to ask the cards your burning questions, or to simply explore what your weekend in Portland might have in store for...

The Hotel Zags Portland  
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  
When Worlds Collide

2019 OMSI Sci Fi Film Fest Selection. When an astronomer announces to the United Nations that an extraterrestrial planet is on a collision course with the...

Empirical Theater at OMSI  
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  
From the Forest, From the Furrows, From the Field

Just in time for the autumnal equinox, Ford Gallery is excited to present From the Forest, From the Furrows, From the Field, a group show inspired by folk...

Ford Gallery  
Interstellar

Interstellar 6:30pm

2019 OMSI Sci Fi Film Fest Selection. In the not-too-distant future, a global crop blight and second Dust Bowl are slowly rendering Earth uninhabitable. A...

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  
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  
Dead Body Movie Night

Enjoy movie night at an ale house. A group of friends decide to celebrate their high school graduation at a lake house in the woods. One of the classmates...

Beulahland Coffee & Alehouse  
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  
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  
Brahms’ Second

Carlos Kalmar and the Oregon Symphony make spirits soar in Brahms’ jubilant Symphony No. 2, which evokes the burbling streams and fresh meadows of the...

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall  
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  
Dave Mason & Steve Cropper Rock & Soul Revue

Come summer, classic rock fans will be in for a truly memorable evening of timeless music and endless hits, as Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitar greats Dave...

Revolution Hall  
Jackie Greene

Americana and roots singer-songwriter Jackie Greene is a jack-of-all-trades, and an artist who can croon over soulful piano ballads as much as he can shred a...

Aladdin Theater  
Let Em Riot / MacReady / Night Rider '87

Synth City is proud to present the Portland stop of the Weekend Getaway 2019 mini-tour featuring Let Em Riot and MacReady. Let Em Riot is the synthwave...

Lovecraft Bar  
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  
Randy Rainbow Live

Randy Rainbow (yes, real name) is a comedian, actor, writer, host and Internet sensation best known for his viral comedy videos. His popular series of...

Keller Auditorium  
 Oregon Burlesque Festival Night 2

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  
Almost Urban

Almost Urban is comprised of five seasoned musicians. This all-star cast stays true to the music, while putting on a show that is almost as good as the real...

Ponderosa Lounge & Grill  
Shura

Shura 9pm

Vibrant electro-pop from multitalented singer-songwriter and producer. With: Quinn Christopherson.

Doug Fir Restaurant, Bar & Lounge  
Promare

Promare 9:30pm

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  
Becky with the Good Jokes

Becky with the Good Jokes returns to the Funhouse Lounge stage! Spectacular comedians. Good news. Prizes. Late night show - style video bits. A confetti...

Funhouse Lounge  
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  

Saturday, September 28

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