Upcoming Events

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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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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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Nov
22
8:30 AM08:30

Tofurky Trot

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The 5k Tofurky Trot is open to all levels of physical fitness. The event is designed to support local communities and to raise money for local non-profits supporting a compassionate plant-based lifestyle. It’s a great day to enjoy the company of fellow plant eaters on this largely carnivorous holiday.
nwveg.org/tofurky-trot

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Nov
16
to Nov 18

Olio Nuovo Festival

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This is your chance to taste and purchase this season’s fresh, unfiltered extra virgin olive oil from Durant Olive Mill. Fresh Olio Nuovo is paired with seasonal appetizers and Durant Vineyards estate wine. While you’re there enjoy a tour of the Olioteca (olive mill) and listen to live Italian music. Bring the kids and make your own olive branch crown!
redridgefarms.com

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Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30

Feminist Bicycle Book Celebration

Celebrate two new titles from Portland-based Elly Blue Publishing: Bikes Not Rockets, a collection of feminist bicycle science fiction edited by Elly Blue, and True Trans Bike Rebel, a collection of true life tales of cycling by trans and nonbinary writers edited by Lydia Rogue. Meet the contributors and learn more about their work.
bikeportland.org

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Oct
20
to Oct 21

Portland VegFest

  • Oregon Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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This two-day event celebrates plant-based living. Notable speakers, experts, and authors will discuss topics in health and nutrition, environmentalism, and animal welfare and compassion. Attendees can enjoy cooking demonstrations, product samples, cruelty-free fashion and beauty exhibitors, and so much more!
nwveg.org

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Oct
19
to Oct 28

Fright Night

Night Flight has created an original wickedly delicious circus spectacular to celebrate Halloween. This bewitching performance features a contorting centipede, devilish creatures of the night performing a wild dance on Chinese pole, and bioluminescent fireflies spinning high above on duo trapeze. This spooky show promises to be a sexy and gory adventure for the senses!
albertarosetheatre.com

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Oct
9
to Oct 30

Meet the Producers: The View from Here

This month the NW Film Center hosts a series of lively and informal conversations with Portland producers. Whether your interest is feature films, advertising, emerging technology, or gaining general perspective on the film business, this series of talks will offer a peek into the world of Portland’s film industry.
nwfilm.org


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Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Heirloom Tomato & Garlic Festival

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This farm festival highlights the quintessential combination of tomatoes and garlic. Washington State University Master Gardeners will showcase different varieties of tomatoes and garlic, all for the tasting. While you’re there, enjoy live bluegrass music, fresh fruits and vegetables, craft and art vendors, activities for the kids, and a whole lot of family-friendly fun.
northwestorganicfarms.com

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Aug
11
to Aug 12

RC Air Show

Take a close and personal look into the fast-growing hobby of radio-controlled modeling at this annual event hosted by the Oregon Miniature Aircraft Squadron. Demonstrations will feature a wide variety of RC aircraft including giant scale aerobatics, warbirds, drones, and jets, plus a candy drop for kids.  
omas-rc.org

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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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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
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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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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