Upcoming Events

Jul
21
3:00 PM15:00

NW Marine Open Studios

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Meet artists, tour spaces, learn techniques, and explore the sprawling complex of World War II vintage buildings at Northwest Marine Ironworks. Tenants range from Shellcore Specialties, a manufacturing business, to the Portland Zoo’s “Zoo Lights” division, to theatrical set designers. In between are painters and sculptors, with an emphasis on the more industrial creative arts of welding and woodworking.  
facebook.com/nwmarineartworks

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Jul
22
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Parkways

The Central City 2035 Plan envisions a linear park, the Green Loop, connecting nearly a dozen districts and running from the West End to Lloyd to South Waterfront. Take a ride, a stroll, or a roll on the Green Loop during this year’s Sunday Parkways to get a glimpse into the future of the Central City.  
facebook.com/PortlandSundayParkways

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Jul
28
12:00 PM12:00

Mermaid Parade & Beach Party

  • Japanese American Historical Plaza (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Don a costume honoring your favorite ocean myth for this family-friendly body positive event that celebrates our community connection to Portland’s rivers and of course, all things mermaid. The parade ends at Poet’s Beach where merfolk can gather to swim, socialize, and party.
portlandiamermaidparade.com

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Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

Pancakes & Booze Art Show

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This eclectic art show brings together local artists, photographers, bands, and DJs to create an environment where artists, potential buyers, and pancake fanatics alike can connect with each other. The show features work from local artisans, a unique lineup of live musicians and DJs, live painting, body painting, and of course pancakes.  
pancakesandbooze.com

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Apr
12
to Apr 21

Man/Woman

This five-part dance performance explores gender stereotypes, juxtaposing all female and all male ballets as well as one of resident choreographer Nicolo Fonte’s most successful works that brings the two sexes together. The program opens with the most iconic female role in all of ballet, The Dying Swan, an example of the ethereal beauty and fragility of the romantic-era ballerina.  
obt.org

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Apr
1
to May 27

Drag Queen Sunday Brunch

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Hosted by Emmy-nominee Sasha Scarlett, this weekly brunch extravaganza promises to entertain young and old alike with celebrity tributes, comedy, laughs, and glamour. The family-friendly show features a revolving cast of world-class female impersonators with spectacular over the top jewelry, hair, and costumes.  
nightlightlounge.net

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Mar
24
to Mar 25

Farmhouse & Wild Ale Festival

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Sample more than fifty different saisons, bieres de garde, table biers, sour and wild mixed fermentation, and barrel-aged ales at this annual brewfest dedicated to the Northwest’s finest wild and rustic ales in styles from France and Belgium. You can expect to see some of the best brewers and farmhouse ales from across the country, as well as an official 2018 Farmhouse Festival beer.  
portlandfarmhousefest.com

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Mar
24
8:30 AM08:30

Tulip Trail Run

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Enjoy the early blooms at Wooden Shoe Tulip farm as you tiptoe run through the tulip fields and around the farm in this 5k/10k race. After you cross the finish line you can stay and enjoy all the Tulip Festival has to offer, including wooden shoe making and steam tractor demonstrations, wagon rides, and the tulip market.   
woodenshoe.com

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Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

The Neuroscience of Music

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Music does so much more than soothe the soul. This Science on Tap event explores the origins of music and how the brain behaves when we create music. In this multimedia presentation Dr. Larry Sherman, an OHSU neuroscientist, combines musical performance, thought-provoking data, and lively discussion.    
aladdin-theater.com

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Feb
17
to Feb 18

Prohibition Party

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Dress in your Gatsby best for Circa 33’s annual nod to our prohibition past. Dance to live jazz music classics by Basso a Deux, and enjoy craft cocktails from bygone days, such as the Tuxedo No. 2 and the Twelve Mile Limit. Period dress is strongly encouraged, so break out your flapper dresses, pearls, suits, suspenders, and fedoras!  
circa33.com

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Feb
6
to Feb 7

It’s not me, it’s you

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We’ve all gone on dates that go terribly, hilariously awry. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon brings Portland’s sharpest storytellers on stage to share “tales from the dark side of dating” at this beloved Valentine’s benefit. You’ll leave with gratitude for your current relationship — or with the realization that being single is actually pretty great!  
ppaoregon.org

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Jan
27
12:00 PM12:00

NW Coffee Beer Invitational

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This cozy celebration of coffee beer will feature 20 breweries, live music, and food at the Goose Hollow Inn. Talented brewers meld together our two favorite beverages in surprising and tasty ways. Be sure to check out the special collaboration beer featuring past fest-favorite brewers.   
facebook.com/events/1821309711492551

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Jan
8
to Feb 2

Illuminated Wilderness: Memory

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This multimedia exhibition explores the intersection between science and art. Navigate your way through an imagined wilderness of the brain within a space filled with LED-illuminated neurons. Dendritic arms made of fabric-wrapped wire reach out to create an immersive experience of neuroplasticity.
kindracrick.com

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Jan
4
7:30 PM19:30

BRAHMS V. RADIOHEAD

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The Oregon Symphony orchestra is joined by vocalists and arranger/conductor Steve Hackman in this not-to-be-missed exploration of what happens when two masterpieces from different centuries are fused together. The performance takes eight Radiohead tracks to a deeper level, seamlessly interweaving them with Brahms’ lush First Symphony.
portland5.com

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Dec
22
to Dec 23

Renegade Craft Fair

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 Celebrate the holidays with Renegade, one of the world’s largest showcases of independent craft and design. Find one-of-a-kind gifts for friends and family, discover top independent maker talent from around the country, and enjoy local food vendors, seasonal cocktails, music, DIY workshops, photo ops, and more.
renegadecraft.com

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Dec
16
3:00 PM15:00

Stumptown SantaCon

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Don’t miss this annual moving costume dance party! This year’s theme is ‘Illuminated Misfit Toys’ so dress up in your favorite Santa or holiday toy costume and light up the night with thousands of other attendees. Santas will dance from location to location before converging in the NW Entertainment district for a massive celebration including fire pits, DJs, and fun.
facebook.com/events/1709891856000702

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Dec
8
to Dec 30

Twist Your Dickens

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A complete send-up of the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, this adult comedy is rich with the improvisational genius of the legendary comedy troupe The Second City. Twist Your Dickens includes zany holiday sketches and uproarious improv based on audience participation — it’s never the same show twice! 
pcs.org

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Nov
24
to Nov 26

Wine Country Thanksgiving

  • Willamette Valley Wineries (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Every year wineries in the Willamette Valley open their cellars and tasting rooms over Thanksgiving weekend to celebrate friends, family, and the completion of harvest. Each winery celebrates the festive weekend with its own flare and provides its own experience with special tastings, food pairings, live music, holiday discounts, and more. 
willamettewines.com

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Nov
18
to Nov 19

Wild Arts Festival

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Mingle with famous authors and artists, meet beautiful birds, and bid on fabulous artwork and gifts for your favorite naturalists in a silent auction. The Wild Arts Festival is an annual fundraising event for the Audubon Society of Portland and a celebration of nature in the works of national and regional artists and authors.
wildartsfestival.org

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