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Brewvana's Down To Ferment Tour
Ongoing

Brewvana's Down To Ferment Tour

Southeast Growler Guys $89/person

Zymurgy is the study of fermentation, and Portland is all about some fermented beverages. Taste some cider, beer and spirits on this tour of some of Portland's tastiest craft beverages. Learn about the ingredients, process and culture of each of these. Cider is a gluten-free alternative that has been gaining popularity in this region, and...

Food & Drink, Guided Tour
Art Museum Public Tour: Slow Looking
Oct. 19, 2018–Feb. 28, 2020

Art Museum Public Tour: Slow Looking

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+ & College Students, Free Children 17 and under.

Art & Design, Exhibition, 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 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
Looptworks Retail Workshop Tour
Ongoing

Looptworks Retail Workshop Tour

Looptworks Free

Looptworks uses only what already exists to create new functional products (including upcycled bags, apparel and accessories). Looptworks is committed to upcycling and closed loop solutions. Its intent is to reduce and eliminate waste in its industry headed to the landfill. Participate and witness the Looptworks upcycling production and circular economy firsthand. Tour Schedule &...

Art & Design, Guided Tour
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
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
Wildwood Tours Half Day Gorge Waterfalls Tour
Feb. 1–Mar. 31, 2020

Wildwood Tours Half Day Gorge Waterfalls Tour

Columbia Gorge $69/person

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 National Scenic Areas. Your...

Guided Tour, Outdoors
Wildwood Tours Half Day Portland City Tour
Ongoing

Wildwood Tours Half Day Portland City Tour

Various Locations $59/person

With the Willamette River down the center and the Columbia River above, Portland is often more enthusiastically 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 urban environment. Your tour...

Guided Tour
Wildwood Tours Willamette Valley Wine Tasting Tour
Ongoing

Wildwood Tours Willamette Valley Wine Tasting Tour

Various Locations $139/person

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 viticulture.

Guided Tour, Outdoors, Wine
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...

Guided Tour, Beer, History
Eat Adventures: Downtown Deluxe Foodie Experience
Ongoing

Eat Adventures: Downtown Deluxe Foodie Experience

Pine Street Market $89

Experience the heart of Portland’s culinary scene on this downtown foodie adventure. Some of Portland's biggest eating trends started here, from farm-to-table restaurants to Portland’s original food cart pod, making downtown an eater's delight. On this walking food tour, you will visit restaurants that are James Beard Award winners, Iron Chef competitors and winners of...

Food & Drink, Guided Tour
Eat Adventures: Portland Food Carts & Neighborhoods Tour
Ongoing

Eat Adventures: Portland Food Carts & Neighborhoods Tour

The Heathman Hotel $89

Explore Portland’s best food carts, historic neighborhoods and iconic bridges on this city-wide culinary adventure. Sit back and relax in the Eat Van as you're guided through the streets of our foodie city to areas known to savvy locals, with delicious eating stops along the way. You will have an opportunity to meet the owners,...

Food & Drink, Guided Tour

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
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
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
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
Editor's Pick
Natan Dvir: Platforms
Feb. 6–Mar. 1, 2020

Natan Dvir: Platforms

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts Free

"New York-based photographer Natan Dvir brings a bit of the big city to Portland’s Blue Sky Gallery with his series of subway portraits, “Platforms.” The pictures capture New Yorkers in between places, waiting for the next train to arrive and whisk them to their destination. Some read books, some scroll through social media, some engage...

Art & Design, Exhibition, Readings & Talks
Editor's Pick
Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art
Feb. 8–May 17, 2020

Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art

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

Marking the 40th anniversary of the eruption of Mount Saint Helens, this exhibition explores the overwhelming power of nature and the epic cycles of volcanic destruction and regeneration with stunning photographs, paintings and drawings of the mountain from 1845 to the present day. Curated by Dawson Carr, Ph.D., The Janet and Richard Geary Curator of...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Editor's Pick
Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott
Feb. 15–May 17, 2020

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott

Portland Art Museum Included with museum admission

The first comprehensive retrospective of one of America’s most compelling and controversial artists, Art and Race Matters traces the work of Robert Colescott (1925-2009), who established his career in Portland with the support of gallery owner and philanthropist Arlene Schnitzer, then made his mark in the 1970s with a series of deconstructed art-historical masterpieces that...

Art & Design, Exhibition, Cultural Communities
Editor's Pick
Portland International Auto Show
Feb. 20–23, 2020

Portland International Auto Show

Oregon Convention Center Prices Vary

The latest in car design and technology returns to the Oregon Convention Center. Don’t miss the annual Portland International Auto Show for your chance to see, sit in and even ride and drive models from almost every manufacturer, like Ford, Audi, Acura, Lexus, BMW and Lincoln - and that’s just the beginning. Your next car...

Conventions, For Kids, Exhibition, Science & Tech
$5 After 5
Feb. 1, 2019–Apr. 10, 2020

$5 After 5

Portland Art Museum $5

Every Friday evening, the Portland Art Museum (PAM) invites you to play, to have a different Museum experience—a little bit more relaxed, more interactive and more social experience. Admission is just $5 after 5 p.m. Here’s what PAM has in store: Beer, wine, and food at Art Pub in the Museum Grounds Cafe. Occasional special...

Art & Design, Exhibition, For Kids
 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
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
Deep Down - New works by Ila Rose & Lindsay Swing
Jan. 25–Feb. 26, 2020

Deep Down - New works by Ila Rose & Lindsay Swing

Ford Gallery Free

Through playful exploration of the emotional, mythical, morbid and psychedelic, Deep Down invites viewers to delve into the waters of the subconscious. We often attach a negative morality with the concept of being “down.” Deep Down aims to embrace the dark and mysterious beneath the palpable. Jonathan Steele of Steele Tea Studios will be providing...

Art & Design, Exhibition
American Hex
Feb. 1–Mar. 14, 2020

American Hex

Fuller Rosen Gallery Free

Fuller Rosen Gallery presents American Hex, a two-person show featuring new work by Portland based artists Christine Miller and Brittany Vega. Miller and Vega’s varied practices center on the artist as collector, and use their personal archives to shed light on the ills of contemporary American culture. American Hex points to the problematic and charged...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Approaching Darkness
Feb. 5–Apr. 8, 2020

Approaching Darkness

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education Included with museum admission

Paintings, drawings and sculpture by Stephen Real. This exhibition is composed of artwork that explores a personal relationship to the "event horizon" surrounding a metaphysical "black hole" where things might fall into darkness, or live in light on the edge of it. The artist asks: How can we use darkness, evil, confusion and even death...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Southern Rites
Feb. 5–May 24, 2020

Southern Rites

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education Varies

In Southern Rites, American photographer Gillian Laub (b. 1975) engages her skills as a photographer, storyteller and visual activist to examine the realities of racism and raise questions that are simultaneously painful and essential to understanding the American consciousness. Through her lens and the voices of her subjects we encounter that which we do not...

Art & Design, Exhibition, Cultural Communities
Winter Lights Festival: Illuminated Letters
Feb. 5–29, 2020

Winter Lights Festival: Illuminated Letters

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education Free

OJMCHE’s front window will be part of the City’s Winter Light Festival with a piece by Portland artist Sara Harwin that will be activated in the evenings throughout the month of February. Illuminated Letters is an artistic lens into the journey of creation. Light is represented in the form of ancient Hebrew letters within the...

Festival, Art & Design, Exhibition
 Sara Bennett: Life After Life in Prison: The Bedroom Project
Feb. 6–Mar. 1, 2020

Sara Bennett: Life After Life in Prison: The Bedroom Project

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts Free

The twenty-one women photographed by Sara Bennett in The Bedroom Project were all convicted of serious crimes— mostly homicide—and spent fourteen to thirty-seven years in a maximum-security prison. By the time they came up for parole they were all profoundly changed, yet most of them were repeatedly denied release because of the crimes they had...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Portland Art Museum Presents: Volcano!
Feb. 14–May 17, 2020

Portland Art Museum Presents: Volcano!

Portland Art Museum Museum admission: Free for Members; $20 Adults $17 Seniors 62+ and College Students; Free for Children 17 and under

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the great eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980, the Portland Art Museum is proud to present an exhibition that examines artists’ responses to the awesome beauty and power of the volcano. From pre-contact Native American objects to contemporary paintings, drawings, and photographs, the show will trace the mountain’s...

Art & Design, Exhibition

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