Upcoming Events

Jun
16
to Jun 30

Jewish Film Festival

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Produced by the Northwest Film Center and co-presented with the Institute for Judaic Studies, the 27th annual Portland Jewish Film Festival celebrates the diversity of Jewish history, culture, identity, and filmmaking. These films, and the stories they tell, aim to resonate beyond their settings and speak to universal experiences and issues that confront our common humanity.
nwfilm.org

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Jun
15
11:00 AM11:00

Juneteenth Parade & Celebration

Juneteenth is the oldest celebration of the end of slavery in the United States. The day kicks off with the Clara Peoples Freedom Trail Parade honoring Portland’s very own Mr. Samuel Thompson as Grand Marshall, followed by festivities including live music, art, food, educational booths, cultural booths, and a children’s play area.
juneteenthor.com

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Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

Dragnet

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Fake Radio will re-enact two 30-minute episodes of the police radio show Dragnet, dressed in period clothing and standing, scripts in hand, facing microphones. You’ll feel like you’re watching a live radio recording from the 1940s, right down to the commercials. Just be ready for the cast to occasionally go off-script!
fakeradio.net

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May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Reigning Roses Walk

If a marathon isn’t your style then the Reigning Roses walk, a lively stroll through Northwest Portland, might be your cup of tea. This Mother’s day, walk with (or in honor of) the special women in your life and support Rose Haven in providing life-sustaining services and support to Portland’s most vulnerable women and children.
makeitreign.org

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May
11
1:00 PM13:00

ScienceFest

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Portland’s ScienceFest is an interactive celebration of science and technology. After a keynote presentation by Dr. Kiki Sanford, host of This Week in Science, the event will offer breakout sessions in three different tracks—general science, technology, and STEAM for kids—as well as a Science Expo and Kids Zone.
marchforsciencepdx.org

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Apr
27
to Apr 29

Used Book Sale

  • Lloyd Center Doubletree Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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USED BOOK SALE
April 27th-29th | Lloyd Center Doubletree Hotel
Each year Friends of the Library hosts the two largest used book sales in Oregon. The spring sale offers thousands of donated books and media, ranging from gently used books, comics, sheet music, and maps, to DVDs, LPs, and audiobooks.
friends-library.org

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Apr
20
to Apr 21

Hortlandia

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Hortlandia is one of the largest hardy plant and garden art sales in the Pacific Northwest. Vendors from far and wide come to Portland to offer time-tested (and hardiness-tested!) plants as well as handcrafted garden art. Come enjoy numerous nurseries, artists, plants, and specialty art all under one roof!
hardyplantsociety.org

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Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Old House Revival Tour

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This self-guided tour takes you through a variety of Portland area houses. You’ll find ideas and information on how to restore spaces lost to previous remodels and create new spaces that are sensitive to the architecture of the home. Learn how older homes can be adapted to 21st century living without losing historic character or charm.
visitahc.org

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Apr
1
to Apr 29

Tulip Festival

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There’s nothing quite like the view of vivid tulip fields in the spring, with Mt. Hood in the background. Each year the varieties are arranged in new color patterns as part of the tulip planting rotation. Bring your family and enjoy 40 acres of tulips. Pack a picnic lunch or purchase food onsite and make a day of it. Activities include daily wine tasting, cow train rides, and more!
woodenshoe.com

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Mar
12
to Mar 21

Short Cuts

  • Whitsell Auditorium & Regal Fox Tower (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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A series of seven short film programs for the Portland International Film Festival, Short Cuts features more than 50 memorable snapshots from around the world. Each program highlights a different theme, from the stylistic qualities of documentary and animation to the ephemeral qualities of “Dreams of Escape” and “Lost & Found.”
nwfilm.org

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Mar
9
5:00 PM17:00

TOAST: The Original Artisan Spirits Tasting

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The 9th Annual TOAST event is an opportunity to taste a wide variety of spirits from an estimated 50 distillers and producers the Northwest. TOAST allows small distillers and producers to showcase their handcrafted spirits, while providing an opportunity for the public to experience the diversity and quality of craft spirits from Oregon and beyond.
oregondistillerytrail.com

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Mar
7
to Mar 23

Straight

  • The Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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A smart, funny, and provocative play, Straight explores fidelity, sexuality, and identity in modern society. Funny, sad, sexy, and surprising, this three-character drama takes a hard look at what it means to be labeled or defined by a label through the lens of a love triangle between the protagonists Ben, Emily, and Chris.
trianglepro.org

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Feb
10
8:00 AM08:00

Worst Day of the Year Ride

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Join thousands of riders as they pedal in honor of one of the coldest and wettest days of the year. The Worst Day of the Year Ride is a beloved Portland tradition. Regardless of the weather, fun-loving cyclists grab their friends, don their costumes, and gather to ride their bikes and wave their silly flags.
worstdayride.com

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Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

Raptor Road Trip

  • Kruger's Farm Market on Sauvie Island (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Enjoy guided bird viewing and sharpen your hawk identification skills on this special day devoted to raptors. Experienced naturalists and hawk experts will host activities and answer questions at three locations around Sauvie Island. Bring binoculars and field guides if you have them. Spotting scopes and a crash course in raptor identification will be provided at all three viewing locations.
audubonportland.org

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Feb
7
to Feb 9

Portland Winter Light Festival

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This all-ages event promises to turn the city into a tapestry of light and color, illuminating the Portland cityscape for 3 days. Building facades will glow with animated projections, light will dance on the water of the Willamette from the bridges above, and performances will fill the night air with excitement and whimsy.
pdxwlf.com

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Jan
14
to Jan 28

Jane Austen Movie Night

In honor of their new adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, Portland Center Stage will screen movies inspired by or adapted from Austen’s novels. The list includes the 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, Austenland, a romantic comedy set in the present day, and the dark parody, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
pcs.org

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Jan
13
2:00 PM14:00

No Pants MAX ride

What started as a small prank has grown into an international celebration of silliness. The idea is simple: participating passengers board subway cars at different stops in the middle of winter without pants. They do not behave as if they know each other, and they all wear winter coats, hats, scarves, and gloves. The only unusual thing is their lack of pants.
facebook.com/No.Pants.PDX

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Jan
12
7:30 PM19:30

Animaniacs in Concert

Re-live your younger years with your favorite Animaniacs characters as they sing live on stage. This musical revue stars original cast member Rob Paulsen (Yakko, and Pink from Pinky & the Brain), accompanied by Emmy winning composer Randy Rogel, who wrote and created many of those songs you still can’t get out of your head.
portland5.com

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Jan
3
to Feb 2

USS Improvise: The Next Generation

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This fan-favorite comedy show features the talented improv company at Funhouse Lounge as they portray the beloved NextGen characters in all their nerdy glory. With a few small suggestions from the audience, the cast will hilariously and melodically improvise their way through the final frontier.
funhouselounge.com

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Dec
27
to Dec 31

Whale Watching Week

Nearly 20,000 gray whales travel south past the Pacific Northwest coast on their way to the warm lagoons of Baja Mexico. During Whale Watching Week the Whale Watching Spoken Here® program places volunteers at 24 of the best whale watching sites along the Oregon coast to educate visitors and help spot these majestic animals.
oregonstateparks.org

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Dec
15
to Dec 16

The Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert

  • Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Tim Burton’s fantastical tale of the Jack Skellington, Oogie Boogie, and Sandy Claws comes to life on the big screen, complete with Danny Elfman’s film score performed live. Costumes are encouraged, so dress as your favorite citizen of Halloween Town for this spooky holiday performance.
orsymphony.org

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