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Tours

BeerQuest Haunted Pub Tour
Ongoing

BeerQuest Haunted Pub Tour

Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub $45

Uncover Portland’s dark side on this spine-tingling walking tour and hear firsthand accounts of paranormal encounters – all while sampling six local beers. The Old Town District in downtown Portland, Oregon is lined with beautiful historic buildings and cobblestone streets. Lively with restaurants and nightlife today, 100 years ago Old Town was home to many...

Food & Drink, Guided Tour
Portland City Half Day Tour
Ongoing

Portland City Half Day Tour

Director Park $59

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 such as “Bridgetown,” “Brewtopia,” and “City of Roses.” Nestled at the base of a volcano and bundled snugly by old growth forests, this city boasts a landscape beyond a basic...

Guided Tour, Outdoors
Willamette Valley Wine Tasting Tour
Ongoing

Willamette Valley Wine Tasting Tour

Director Park $139

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 offer. On this adventure through the rolling hills of the Willamette Valley, you’ll visit three carefully selected vineyards. Guests will partake in tasting flights and experience a behind-the-scenes view of...

Guided Tour, Food & Drink, Outdoors
Downtown Portland Food & Drink Tour
Ongoing

Downtown Portland Food & Drink Tour

Exact meeting location confirmed at time of ticket purchase $89.99

Join Portland's oldest food tour company Forktown on a stroll through Portland's vibrant downtown. Tours make five delicious stops to eat and drink, with foods and beverages ranging from fresh pasta with housemade ragu, smoked seafood, local wines, microbrews, a farm-to-table Mexican restaurant, a gorgeous chocolate shop and more. These Portland foodie tours explore some...

Food & Drink, Guided Tour
Art Museum: Blind & Low Vision Tour
Ongoing

Art Museum: Blind & Low Vision Tour

Portland Art Museum Free for members and aides; $3 Museum admission fee for non-members.

Explore the museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. Tours for blind and low vision visitors feature vivid descriptions of works in the Museum’s collection, with detailed historical information and tactile examples. Tours begin at 1:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. Guide dogs are welcome. Please note there are...

Art & Design, Guided Tour
Art Museum Public Tour: Slow Looking
Oct. 19, 2018–Jan. 30, 2020

Art Museum Public Tour: Slow Looking

Portland Art Museum Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Explore the museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Art & Design, Exhibition, Guided Tour
Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour
Ongoing

Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour

Director Park $69

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 waterfalls are a few of the sights that await you on this tour. Come experience the grandeur of the Columbia River Gorge, one of the United States’ most photographed...

Guided Tour, Outdoors
Columbia River Gorge Tour
Ongoing

Columbia River Gorge Tour

Director Park $129

Offered by Wildwood Adventures. Upon departure from downtown Portland, the Gateway to the Gorge is where the real beauty begins. From earth-shaking landslides to enormous glacial flooding, the formation of the area has left us with breathtaking sights to behold. As you traverse from a temperate rainforest in the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area to...

Guided Tour, Outdoors
These Beers Are Made For Walkin' Tours
Ongoing

These Beers Are Made For Walkin' Tours

Deschutes Brewing $296.70 for two, two-person minimum. Children age 2 and under may join the tour free of charge.

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 culture of popular areas in Portland by foot. You choose the neighborhood, and we'll show you around to three breweries. Walking tours provide a great overview of...

Food & Drink, Guided Tour
Brewvana's Pacific Northwest is Best Tour
Ongoing

Brewvana's Pacific Northwest is Best Tour

Mt. Hood Brewing $89

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 scene in the Pacific Northwest admired worldwide. Brewvana will start with the education first and introduce you to the ingredients in beer and how they've contributed to...

Food & Drink, Guided Tour
Pearl District Specialty Coffee Tour
Ongoing

Pearl District Specialty Coffee Tour

La Perlita (Inside the Eco-Trust Building) $49

Discover some of Portland’s most celebrated micro-roasters and specialty cafes in the upscale Pearl District and Northwest Portland’s Alphabet District. Cobblestone streets and converted warehouses hint at the neighborhood’s industrial past, but innovative roasters and award-winning baristas define the culinary future of this iconic district. On this three-hour walking tour, you'll visit 4-5 cafes as...

Food & Drink, Guided Tour
Westward Whiskey Experience
Ongoing

Westward Whiskey Experience

Westward Whiskey Distillery $30

Tour the largest whiskey distillery in Oregon, look at the complete production process from grain to glass including beer wash direct from the frermentation tanks and new make whiskey right off the still. Includes a Westward Whiskey flight. All guests must wear closed-toed shoes.

Guided Tour, Food & Drink
Luxury, All-Inclusive Willamette Valley Wine Tour
Ongoing

Luxury, All-Inclusive Willamette Valley Wine Tour

Multiple locations $128/$192 per person with discount code TravelPortland

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 country on an all-inclusive, guided wine-tasting tour from Portland. Be chauffeured in a luxury SUV with a small group of fellow wine lovers and spend a half day or...

Food & Drink, Guided Tour, Outdoors
Art Museum Public Tour: Highlights
Oct. 3–Nov. 24, 2019

Art Museum Public Tour: Highlights

Portland Art Museum Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance.

Art & Design, Guided Tour, Exhibition

Exhibitions

Editor's Pick
Noritaka Tatehana: Refashioning Beauty
Oct. 5–Dec. 1, 2019

Noritaka Tatehana: Refashioning Beauty

Portland Japanese Garden Included with garden admission - Adult: $18.95; Senior (65+): $16.25; Student (with ID): $15.25; Youth (6-17): $13.50; Child (5 and under): Free

Portland Japanese Garden presents the art of Noritaka Tatehana in his first-ever North American solo exhibition. Installed in the Pavilion and Tanabe Galleries located within the manicured grounds of the renowned Gardens, Tatehana enchants through his use of traditional symbols of sophistication and beauty with the inclusion of new, never-before-seen artworks created especially for this...

Art & Design, Exhibition, Cultural Communities
Editor's Pick
Wild About Dance: Oregon Ballet Theatre Celebrates 30 Years
Oct. 17–Dec. 15, 2019

Wild About Dance: Oregon Ballet Theatre Celebrates 30 Years

Oregon Historical Society $10; free to Multnomah County residents

Oregon Ballet Theatre enriches the community with beautiful, exhilarating and athletic dance. This exhibit celebrates Oregon Ballet Theatre’s (OBT) first 30 years with vibrant film footage and photographs, costumes and theatrical artifacts that highlight the Company’s excellent performances, school and education outreach programs. For those who love OBT and the art of dance, the exhibit...

Exhibition, History
Editor's Pick
Mumvember
Nov. 1–30, 2019

Mumvember

Lan Su Chinese Garden Adults $10, Seniors $9, Students $7, Family Pass $28

During the month of November, Lan Su Chinese Garden will be packed with more than 750 potted chrysanthemums artistically displayed throughout the garden. More than 75 different chrysanthemum varieties will unfurl in all colors, shapes and sizes including: spiders, quills, spoons, regular incurves, irregular incurves, reflexes, semi-doubles, anemones, brush, thistle, exotics and more. Take in...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Art Museum Meditation Tour
Oct. 18, 2018–Oct. 1, 2020

Art Museum Meditation Tour

Portland Art Museum Free for Members, $20 Adults, $17 Seniors 62+ & College Students, Free Children 17 and under

Enjoy a slow looking tour experience and object-focused meditation. This public tour invites people to relax, rejuvenate, energize and be calm. Using focused breathing and simple poses, the museum encourages visitors to meditate in the galleries twice a month on the first and third Thursdays.

Art & Design, Exhibition
 Beyond the Gate: A Tale of Portland's Historic Chinatowns
May 23, 2019–May 23, 2020

Beyond the Gate: A Tale of Portland's Historic Chinatowns

Portland Chinatown Museum

Using rare and seldom-seen objects like Chinese opera costumes as well as theatrical sets, bilingual text, audiovisual media and interactive visitor stations, Beyond the Gate tells a sprawling transnational story of contact and trade between China and the West, focusing on Portland’s Old (1850-1905) and New (1905-1950) Chinatowns. Beyond the Gate was originally created as...

Exhibition, Cultural Communities, History
APEX: Laura Fritz
Sept. 28, 2019–Feb. 22, 2020

APEX: Laura Fritz

Portland Art Museum Museum Admission: Free for Members, $20 Adults, $17 Seniors 62+ & College Students, Free Children 17 and under

Laura Fritz combines an immersive installation and video-based work for her contribution to the APEX exhibition series. Working closely with the architectural space that APEX inhabits, Fritz has created a site-specific installation that responds to various points of corners, walls and the floor, taking signals from furniture that allude to tables, cabinets or other ergonomic...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Color Line: Black Excellence on the World Stage
Sept. 28, 2019–Feb. 16, 2020

Color Line: Black Excellence on the World Stage

Portland Art Museum Museum Admission: Free for Members, $20 Adults, $17 Seniors 62+ & College Students, Free Children 17 and under

At the International Exposition of 1900 in Paris, American sociologist, historian, and civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois put together “The American Negro Exhibit,” a remarkable collection of more than 300 photographs of African-American men and women, homes, churches, businesses and universities. These photographs were paired with a series of charts and graphs designed by...

Art & Design, Exhibition, Cultural Communities, History
Toughened to Wind and Sun: Women Photographing the Landscape
Sept. 28, 2019–Mar. 8, 2020

Toughened to Wind and Sun: Women Photographing the Landscape

Portland Art Museum Museum Admission: Free for Members, $20 Adults, $17 Seniors 62+ & College Students, Free Children 17 and under

During the early 20th century, Pictorialist photographer Anne Brigman regularly hiked and camped in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range, photographing the rugged landscape with her 4x5-inch view camera. She later recalled, “I slowly found my power with the camera among the junipers and tamarack pines of the high, storm-swept altitudes.” Toughened to Wind and Sun...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Question Bridge: Black Males
Oct. 1, 2019–Jan. 12, 2020

Question Bridge: Black Males

Portland Art Museum Museum Admission: Free for Members, $20 Adults, $17 Seniors 62+ & College Students, Free Children 17 and under

Presented in conjunction with Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…, on view in the Main Building, Question Bridge: Black Males is a project of Cause Collective, a long-term project-based collaboration between Thomas and a team of artists, designers and ethnographers who create innovative forms of public art that spark cross-cultural conversations. Question Bridge: Black...

Art & Design, Exhibition, Cultural Communities
Leonard Bernstein at 100
Oct. 3, 2019–Jan. 26, 2020

Leonard Bernstein at 100

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education

Leonard Bernstein at 100 celebrates the life and work of Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), the great Jewish American composer and conductor who dedicated his life to making classical music a vibrant part of American culture. The exhibition features photographs, personal items, papers, scores, correspondence, costumes, furniture and audio and video recordings. A vocal booth gives visitors...

Exhibition, Cultural Communities, History
Exquisite Creatures
Oct. 5, 2019–Feb. 16, 2020

Exquisite Creatures

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

Exquisite Creatures, an artistic experience that unravels humanity’s intimate relationship with the natural world, makes its Oregon debut at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) on Oct. 5, 2019. Artist, naturalist and New York Times bestselling author Christopher Marley reveals the obscure beauty in nature through his three-dimensional work with animal, mineral and...

Exhibition, For Kids
Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal
Oct. 5, 2019–Jan. 12, 2020

Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal

Portland Art Museum Adults $20; Seniors 62+ and college students $17; Children under 17 and museum members get in free

Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal ... is the first major survey of the work of one of America’s most important conceptual artists. Throughout his career, Hank Willis Thomas (American, born 1976) has fearlessly addressed racism, inequality and bias in bold, skillfully crafted works. Through photographs, sculpture, video, audience-activated digital animation and collaborative public...

Art & Design, Exhibition, Cultural Communities
Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War II
Oct. 17, 2019–Jan. 12, 2020

Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War II

Oregon Historical Society $10; free to Multnomah County residents

In the years leading up to World War II, racial segregation and discrimination were part of daily life for many in the United States. For most African Americans, even the most basic rights and services were fragmented or denied altogether. To be black was to know the limits of freedom — excluded from the opportunity,...

Exhibition, History, Cultural Communities
Norma Bassett Hall: Color Block Prints in Oregon Collections
Oct. 17, 2019–Jan. 12, 2020

Norma Bassett Hall: Color Block Prints in Oregon Collections

Oregon Historical Society $10; free to Multnomah County residents

Norma Bassett Hall was born in Halsey, Oregon, in 1888. Just 18 years later, she entered the School of the Portland Art Association in its first year and by 1929, she had achieved national recognition for her art. Yet, with her local roots and strong ties to Oregon art, her work has never been the...

Exhibition, History, Art & Design
The All American Toy Company: An Oregon Original
Oct. 17, 2019–Jan. 26, 2020

The All American Toy Company: An Oregon Original

Oregon Historical Society $10; free to Multnomah County residents

For generations, the All American Toy Company has captured the interest of children and adults alike. Beginning in 1947 with its first release of the Timber Toter, a logging truck, the company’s lineup included a series of vehicles that represented expanding industries in Oregon, including dump trucks used in construction, cattle liners that transported the...

Exhibition, History
Curator’s Choice: Japanese Print Acquisitions of the Past Decade
Oct. 19, 2019–Apr. 12, 2020

Curator’s Choice: Japanese Print Acquisitions of the Past Decade

Portland Art Museum Museum Admission: Free for Members, $20 Adults, $17 Seniors 62+ & College Students, Free Children 17 and under

Retiring Curator of Asian Art Maribeth Graybill presents her personal favorites from among more than 600 Japanese prints acquired during her tenure at the Museum. The exhibition includes works by leading masters of the 18th and 19th centuries, chosen for their exceptional condition; warrior prints, a genre previously neglected in the collection; and prints by...

Art & Design, Exhibition, Cultural Communities
Rain Spark Seasonal Gallery
Oct. 24–Dec. 29, 2019

Rain Spark Seasonal Gallery

Rain Spark Gallery

Rain Spark Gallery has a new location this year at 310 N. State St. Suite #108 in Lake Oswego. Dates Open: October 24-December 29, 2019. The hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. The gallery is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. This is the ninth year of the...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Chasing Jessie Applegate: New Works by Kirista Trask
Oct. 26–Nov. 27, 2019

Chasing Jessie Applegate: New Works by Kirista Trask

Ford Gallery

Chasing Jessie Applegate, a new solo show at Ford Gallery, is a visual art exhibition of work created by Portland artist Kirista Trask. Through the abstract exploration of place the artist seeks to reconcile her genealogy as a seventh generation Oregonian in relationship to her families long struggle with inter generational trauma. Chasing Jessie Applegate...

Art & Design, Exhibition
A Changing Landscape and the Forgotten City of East Portland
Nov. 1, 2019–Apr. 25, 2020

A Changing Landscape and the Forgotten City of East Portland

Architectural Heritage Center $7

What we think of today as Portland covers a broad swath of land on both sides of the Willamette River. In the late 19th century, that same area contained several mostly independent communities, including Albina, St. Johns, Sellwood—and East Portland, a small city on the eastern shore of the river roughly bounded by Division Street...

History, Exhibition
After Promontory: 150 Years of Transcontinental Railroading
Nov. 1, 2019–Apr. 25, 2020

After Promontory: 150 Years of Transcontinental Railroading

Architectural Heritage Center $7

On May 10, 1869, two railroads-built with haste, hope and aspiration—joined in a lonely desert of northern Utah, at a place called Promontory. On that day, dignitaries from both companies—the Central Pacific, which had built from California, and the Union Pacific, which had built from the east—gave speeches and installed ceremonial last spikes. To mark...

Exhibition, History
Mumvember
Nov. 1–30, 2019

Mumvember

Lan Su Chinese Garden $12.95 General; $11.95 Seniors (62+); $9.95 Students (under 18 or w/ College ID); Members & Children 5 and under FREE

Inspired by incredible Chrysanthemum displays found in gardens in China, Lan Su Chinese Garden presents the biggest and most impressive ‘Mumvember’ display ever held in garden. During the month of November, Lan Su will be packed with hundreds of potted chrysanthemums artistically displayed throughout the garden. In partnership with Ben Auth of Spark Floral &...

Art & Design, Exhibition, Cultural Communities
The Way Things Fall
Nov. 1–27, 2019

The Way Things Fall

Eutectic Gallery

New work from Peter Christian Johnson. Meticulously constructed porcelain grid systems become the architecture over which fluid skin is allowed to warp or collapse the structure in the transformative heat of the kiln, exposing the relationships between soft and hard and capturing the moment of entropy embodied in the process. Opening reception November 1, 6-9...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Isaka Shamsud-Din: Rock of Ages
Nov. 2, 2019–Aug. 1, 2020

Isaka Shamsud-Din: Rock of Ages

Portland Art Museum Museum Admission: Free for Members, $20 Adults, $17 Seniors 62+ & College Students, Free Children 17 and under

Isaka Shamsud-Din: Rock of Ages is an intimate exhibition celebrating the Portland artist’s masterful paintings, rich in a narrative combining personal stories and folklore. Shamsud-Din’s paintings also celebrate and honor individuals by capturing portraits. Tightly composed and with a vibrancy of color, the works invite viewers to be among these individuals and warm settings. The...

Art & Design, Exhibition, Cultural Communities
Portraiture from the Collection of Northwest Art
Nov. 2, 2019–Aug. 1, 2020

Portraiture from the Collection of Northwest Art

Portland Art Museum Museum Admission: Free for Members, $20 Adults, $17 Seniors 62+ & College Students, Free Children 17 and under

In the rich tradition of portraiture reflected in Northwest art, there is an exemplary range of individuals and styles of depiction. For this exhibition, the artist Storm Tharp was invited to help select works from the collection through his keen eyes as a fellow portraitist. As he combed through the collection, some themes in portraiture...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Nancy Lorenz: Works on Paper
Nov. 6–30, 2019

Nancy Lorenz: Works on Paper

PDX Contemporary Art

PDX Contemporary Art is pleased to present new works on paper by New York-based artist Nancy Lorenz. Lorenz starts every drawing with spontaneous, faint and gestural lines and imagery. Building on that initial drawing, the Artist adds metal leaf materials and raised, leafed surfaces. Drawing inspiration from the history of ink painting and time spent...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Blue Sky Ahead: Futures
Nov. 7–Dec. 1, 2019

Blue Sky Ahead: Futures

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Blue Sky Ahead: Futures is a new exhibit featuring photography by Ebenezer Galluzzo, Emma Kisiel, Jamila Clarke, Nolan Streitberger, Sam Wrigglesworth and Troi Anderson. Exhibit dates: November 7-December 1, 2019. First Thursday opening reception: November 7, 6-9 p.m. Panel Discussion with Blue Sky Ahead: Futures Artists. moderated by Julia Dolan, Ph.D., the Minor White Curator...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Brenda Mallory: Gather Back
Nov. 7–Dec. 21, 2019

Brenda Mallory: Gather Back

Upfor Gallery

In her first solo exhibition at Upfor, artist Brenda Mallory presents new 2D and relief works in an array of materials both found and created, from linen firehose to kiln-formed glass, to addresses ideas of repetition, interference and disruption in nature and human culture. She often combines relatively simple components into complex, abstract compositions, reworking...

Art & Design, Exhibition
A Kind of Movement, Organized By Jay Wehnert
Nov. 8–29, 2019

A Kind of Movement, Organized By Jay Wehnert

Portland Art & Learning Studio

The concept of the outsider artist revolves around the essential solitude of the artist and the isolation of their creative life from the conventions and influences of the art world. As outsiders, they are not aware of art canons and history, nor do they respond or react to art trends or movements. Their art is...

Art & Design, Exhibition
No Human Involved: The Fifth Annual Sex Workers’ Art Show
Nov. 8–Dec. 14, 2019

No Human Involved: The Fifth Annual Sex Workers’ Art Show

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA)

No Human Involved: The Fifth Annual Sex Workers’ Art Show November 8 – December 14, 2019 The phrase “no human involved” (“NHI”) is a slang term that has been commonly used by police to refer to crimes involving the murder or injury of sex workers, drug users, gang members, immigrant and transient folks, with Black...

Art & Design, Exhibition, LGBTQ+
Being Present
Nov. 16, 2019–June 14, 2020

Being Present

Portland Art Museum Museum Admission: Free for Members, $20 Adults, $17 Seniors 62+ & College Students, Free Children 17 and under

Being Present: Revisiting, Somewhat Unfaithfully, Portland’s Most Experimental Art Experiment, PCVA From 1972 to 1987, the Portland Center for the Visual Arts (PCVA) was a major force in the Pacific Northwest, introducing progressive forms of contemporary art from around the country to Portland audiences. Temporary site-specific installations by major, mostly New York-based sculptors, announced its...

Art & Design, Exhibition, History
The Art of Reading
Nov. 16, 2019–June 21, 2020

The Art of Reading

Portland Art Museum Museum Admission: Free for Members, $20 Adults, $17 Seniors 62+ & College Students, Free Children 17 and under

The artistic poster first flourished in the United States in the 1890s. Initially following design trends pioneered in Europe, American artists soon created their own unique style. Magazines were among the first to adopt this new form of advertising, employing outstanding designers such as Will Bradley, Edward Penfield and Maxfield Parrish to advertise periodicals including...

Art & Design, Exhibition, History

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