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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
BeerQuest Historic Brewery Tour
Ongoing

BeerQuest Historic Brewery Tour

Rock Bottom Brewing $49

Join up for a beer fueled walking tour and see what it takes to make award-winning beer in the Northwest. During the tour, BeerQuest provides behind-the-scene access at an award-winning brewery to see how beer is made and sample the ingredients used in the brewing process. You'll sample a total of 11 beers from three...

Food & Drink, Guided Tour
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 Beers & Barrels Tour
Ongoing

Brewvana's Beers & Barrels Tour

Various locations $109/person

The combination of beer and whiskey is a match made in heaven. Beer and whiskey are surprisingly similar in ingredients and process. In fact, you have to make beer to make whiskey! You'll start at a brewery first to learn about the ingredients and brewing process for beer and taste a variety of styles. Next,...

Food & Drink, Guided Tour, Beer
Brewvana's Coffee, Beer & Donuts Tour
Ongoing

Brewvana's Coffee, Beer & Donuts Tour

Various locations $69/person

Although Seattle comes in first when it comes to coffee culture, Portland has learned a lot from its neighbors and comes in close second. Brewvana has an obsession with donuts and although they might drive you by Voodoo Donuts to see the line, they'll head to the locals' favorite for your donut fix. After getting...

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
Art Museum Public Tour: European Art
June 18, 2019–Jan. 18, 2020

Art Museum Public Tour: European Art

Portland Art Museum Included with museum admission

Explore the museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance. Museum admission: Free for Members; $20 Adults $17 Seniors 62+ and College Students; Free for Children 17 and under.

Art & Design, Guided Tour, Exhibition
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
Evening Food & Drink Tour
Ongoing

Evening Food & Drink Tour

Various Locations $85

An evening walking tour visiting five to six neighborhood stops including sit-down restaurants, a local distillery and a brewery. Plenty of delicious food, Oregon wine, local spirits, a unique cocktail and local craft beer are all included! Advanced booking required.

Food & Drink, Guided Tour
Saké Brewery (Kura) Tour
Ongoing

Saké Brewery (Kura) Tour

SakéOne Free

Join up on a 30-minute tour of Saké Brewery. Starts 1pm, 2pm & 3pm

Guided Tour, Food & Drink
Art Museum Public Tour: Prints in the Galleries
Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020

Art Museum Public Tour: Prints in the Galleries

Portland Art Museum Included with museum admission

Explore the museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance. Museum admission: Free for Members; $20 Adults $17 Seniors 62+ and College Students; Free for Children 17 and under.

Art & Design, Exhibition, Guided Tour
Downtown Portland Food Tour
Ongoing

Downtown Portland Food Tour

Various locations $89

Stroll through Portland's vibrant downtown with Forktown Food Tours and sample some of the best food and drink the city has to offer. Each tour makes five to six stops, ranging from fine dining restaurants, food carts, fast casual spots, dessert boutiques and more. You may sample local craft beer, seasonal small plates, fresh made...

Food & Drink, Guided Tour
Zimmerman House Tour: Vases and Valentines
Jan. 18–Mar. 21, 2020

Zimmerman House Tour: Vases and Valentines

Zimmerman House Free

The historic Zimmerman House was built in 1874 and was home to three generations of the Zimmerman family. Their furnishings and personal articles remain in this two-story Victorian home, with nine rooms open to the public. The Vases and Valentimes exhibit is now open, with valentines paired with vases varying from Depression-era glas to Carnivale...

Guided Tour, Exhibition, History

Exhibitions

Editor's Pick
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
Editor's Pick
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
Editor's Pick
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
Editor's Pick
Leonard Bernstein at 100
Oct. 3, 2019–Jan. 26, 2020

Leonard Bernstein at 100

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education Included With Admission ($5-$8)

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
Editor's Pick
Flaxen: From Flax to Linen in the Willamette Valley, Oregon
Oct. 8, 2019–Mar. 31, 2020

Flaxen: From Flax to Linen in the Willamette Valley, Oregon

Oregon Historical Society Included With Admission

"Flax was once touted as a cash crop in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, but for various reasons the plant never lived up to its potential. It wasn’t for lack of trying though — in the 1930s, Portland Public Schools produced a series of hand-tinted glass lantern slides depicting scenes from the flax industry, from planting to...

Art & Design, Exhibition, History
Editor's Pick
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
Editor's Pick
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

"Portland Art Museum honors a local legend with its presentation of Isaka Shamsud-Din’s vivid narrative paintings, including the recent acquisition that gives this exhibit its title. Shamsud-Din uses his painterly brushstrokes and glowing colors to depict his own personal experiences and scenes of local culture and history, and his murals (also featured in the show)...

Art & Design, Exhibition, Cultural Communities
Editor's Pick
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
Editor's Pick
Being Present: Revisiting, Somewhat Unfaithfully, Portland’s Most Experimental Art Experiment, PCVA
Nov. 16, 2019–June 14, 2020

Being Present: Revisiting, Somewhat Unfaithfully, Portland’s Most Experimental Art Experiment, PCVA

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

"Portland has gotten a lot of attention in recent years for its thriving arts scene, but few people know about the organization that originally put the city on the art-world map: Portland Center for the Visual Arts (PCVA). PCVA was an artist-run contemporary art organization that brought innovative artists and performers from around the country...

Art & Design, Exhibition, History
Editor's Pick
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

"Reading may be falling out of fashion in these times of increasingly short attention spans, but books were once a big business, and publishers employed gifted artists to promote their newest titles. The Art of Reading presents gems from the golden age of poster advertising, with color lithographs from some of the most famous names...

Art & Design, Exhibition, History
Editor's Pick
Joe Feddersen: Echo
Dec. 3, 2019–Feb. 1, 2020

Joe Feddersen: Echo

Froelick Gallery Free

Froelick Gallery is pleased to present "Echo," its latest exhibition with Joe Feddersen, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (Okanagan, Lakes), featuring recent monoprints, works on paper, and blown glass vessels. Feddersen's imagery draws on traditional petroglyph forms to call attention to both ancient and contemporary sights and symbols of the...

Art & Design, Exhibition, Cultural Communities
Editor's Pick
2 Up and 2 Back: Arvie Smith
Dec. 8, 2019–Feb. 2, 2020

2 Up and 2 Back: Arvie Smith

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center Free

"Disjecta presents the rococo paintings of Arvie Smith in a show that is both vibrant and profound. Smith’s work draws on popular culture and fine art history to express empathy for the psychological plight of marginalized communities. His personal experience growing up in the segregated South instilled in him a desire to document the cultural...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Editor's Pick
Alexis Day: Cascades - Synapse and Satin
Jan. 2–Feb. 1, 2020

Alexis Day: Cascades - Synapse and Satin

Elizabeth Leach Gallery Free

"Portland artist Alexis Day’s mixed media tapestries combine lush fabrics, photography and painting to create dreamy, psychologically-charged interior scenes that drape from the gallery walls. Catch her latest work at Elizabeth Leach Gallery in the Pearl District this winter. " - Oregon Arts Watch

Art & Design, Exhibition
Editor's Pick
Donna Gottschalk: Brave, Beautiful Outlaws
Jan. 2–Feb. 2, 2020

Donna Gottschalk: Brave, Beautiful Outlaws

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts Free

Blue Sky is pleased to present the first west coast exhibition of Brave, Beautiful Outlaws, which features 30 prints by Donna Gottschalk from her archive spanning over 40 years. Working in New York. Washington, D.C. and San Francisco from the 1960s into the 1990s, Gottschalk photographed herself along with her family, friends, lovers and activists...

Art & Design, Exhibition, LGBTQ+
Editor's Pick
Hannah Altman: Kavana
Jan. 2–Feb. 2, 2020

Hannah Altman: Kavana

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts Free

In Kavana, Hannah Altman explores her Jewish heritage and intergenerational memory, using photography to remember and reinterpret stories that have been passed down by the women in her family and generated through ritual and folklore. For the artist, her photographs “are positioning themselves in the past as memories, in the present as stories being told,...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Editor's Pick
Johanna Jackson and Milano Chow
Jan. 4–Feb. 1, 2020

Johanna Jackson and Milano Chow

Adams & Ollman Free

"Johanna Jackson’s humbly beautiful work is informed by craft traditions, and often incorporates ceramics, textiles and improvised sculptural materials. Her work will stand in pleasant juxtaposition to the meticulous trompe l’oeil graphite drawings of Milano Chow, which depict ornate architectural facades in excruciating detail." - Oregon Arts Watch

Art & Design, Exhibition
Editor's Pick
Rose City Classic Dog Show
Jan. 15–19, 2020

Rose City Classic Dog Show

Portland Expo Center Ticket Prices Vary

The Rose City Classic Dog Show is one of the largest and most popular dog events in the United States. Spanning five days, more than 170 breeds will compete for the 2020 titles of Best Breed and Best in Show.

Exhibition, For Kids
Editor's Pick
Spirits Rising: ひろしま / Hiroshima by Ishiuchi Miyako
Jan. 18–Mar. 15, 2020

Spirits Rising: ひろしま / Hiroshima by Ishiuchi Miyako

Portland Japanese Garden Included with admission

The exhibition will include a selection of the internationally acclaimed photographer’s monumental ひろしま / Hiroshima series, documenting cherished items and clothing left behind by victims of the atomic bomb detonated in Hiroshima at the close of World War II that are now housed at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. The subjects are captured in her...

Art & Design, Cultural Communities, History, 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
Exquisite Creatures
Oct. 5, 2019–Feb. 16, 2020

Exquisite Creatures

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) $10.50–$15

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
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
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
Arts Council of Lake Oswego’s ARTmart Is Back
Jan. 3–31, 2020

Arts Council of Lake Oswego’s ARTmart Is Back

Arts Council of Lake Oswego Free

January 3-January 31, 2020 The ever-popular ARTmart returns for its sixth year. The Arts Council of Lake Oswego (ACLO) offers the community an excellent opportunity to clean out your art collection and collectibles, along with finding some new treasures during the month of January. 2020 ARTmart will be accepting donations now through January 14, 2020,...

Art & Design, Exhibition, Shopping

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