Upcoming Events

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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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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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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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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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