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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
Pioneering Eastside Coffee Roasters Tour
Ongoing

Pioneering Eastside Coffee Roasters Tour

Portland Roasting - The Cupping Room $49

On the east side of the Willamette River, nestled among converted warehouses and quirky neighborhoods, you’ll find the pioneering micro-roasters that sparked the third wave coffee revolution. This three-hour walking tour introduces you to award-winning baristas crafting some of the world’s finest coffee drinks. Taste top-notch espresso, cold brew variations and as an added bonus,...

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
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–Dec. 27, 2019

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
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
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
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

Exhibitions

Editor's Pick
Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal
Oct. 5, 2019–Jan. 12, 2020

Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal

Portland Art Museum Prices vary

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
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
A Pittock Mansion Christmas: Wonderful World of Books
Nov. 25, 2019–Jan. 5, 2020

A Pittock Mansion Christmas: Wonderful World of Books

Pittock Mansion $8-$12

From children’s classics to modern-day mysteries, this year’s Pittock Mansion Christmas explores the wonderful world of books. Experience the literary visions of local decorators as they transform the Mansion’s rooms into magical storybook settings.

Exhibition, For Kids
Editor's Pick
ZooLights
Nov. 29, 2019–Jan. 5, 2020

ZooLights

Oregon Zoo Pricing vary

As you walk around the zoo, you'll see a dazzling display of more than 1.5 million lights and experience the zoo in a whole new way. In addition to visiting elephants, mountain goats and other wildlife, you can ride the popular lighted train and carousel, and enjoy hot drinks and local food carts. Photos with...

Exhibition, For Kids
Editor's Pick
Christmas Ship Parade
Dec. 5–22, 2019

Christmas Ship Parade

Willamette & Columbia Rivers Free

The Christmas Ship Parade started in 1954 with one lone sailboat from Portland Yacht Club. Bows of green with some ribbon where tied along the rails and it paraded on the rivers. The next year the parade started to grow Today, the Christmas Ship Fleet averages about 55 to 60 boats between the Columbia and...

Exhibition
$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
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
Open Arts & Crafts: First Fridays
Oct. 4, 2019–Sept. 4, 2020

Open Arts & Crafts: First Fridays

Portland Craft Bar Free

Come one, come all and join up for First Friday at Portland Craft Bar! Each First Friday of the month, the Portland Craft Bar will select a small art or craft to do in the studio and open for free to all people, all ages. Check the Bar's website or its Facebook or Instagram feeds...

Art & Design, Exhibition
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
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 Free

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
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
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
Brenda Mallory: Gather Back
Nov. 7–Dec. 21, 2019

Brenda Mallory: Gather Back

Upfor Gallery Free

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
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) Free

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+
A Thousand Cuts
Nov. 16, 2019–Dec. 10, 2020

A Thousand Cuts

Fuller Rosen Gallery Free

B. G-Osborne’s work in A Thousand Cuts addresses the misrepresentation of trans people in film and television, and the ongoing reality of violence that transgender/transsexual people encounter. The immersive, three-channel video installation is comprised of appropriated footage from 48 films, 34 television series and one music video spanning the 1990s to the present day. The...

Art & Design, Film, LGBTQ+, Exhibition
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
Arts Council of Lake Oswego’s Holiday Marketplace Returns
Nov. 30–Dec. 28, 2019

Arts Council of Lake Oswego’s Holiday Marketplace Returns

Arts Council of Lake Oswego Free

Join the Arts Council of Lake Oswego for its third annual hand-selected, all-media Holiday Marketplace at its ARTspace Gallery from November 30 – December 28, 2019. Holiday Marketplace showcases work including fine art, wood, ceramics, jewelry, handmade gifts, ornaments, leather goods, textiles and accessories and is located in beautiful downtown Lake Oswego. A staple of...

Art & Design, Exhibition, Shopping
Art at Lan Su: Brian Oaster & Angelita Surmon
Dec. 1–31, 2019

Art at Lan Su: Brian Oaster & Angelita Surmon

Lan Su Chinese Garden Cost varies

See new work by artists Brian Oaster and Angelita Surmon on display in Lan Su Chinese Garden’s pavilions in December 2019. Admission to Lan Su: $12.95 General, $11.95 Seniors, $9.95 Students (under 18 or w/ College ID), free for children under 6 and members.

Art & Design, Exhibition
Iván Carmona: Sublime
Dec. 4–28, 2019

Iván Carmona: Sublime

PDX Contemporary Art Free

PDX Contemporary Art is pleased to present Sublime, Iván Carmona’s first solo exhibition with the Gallery. Based on nostalgia for his homeland of Puerto Rico, each of Iván Carmona’s sculptures draws from specific landmarks and key aspects of the Puerto Rican landscape. Abstractions of flora, fauna, water, earth, architecture and specific cultural references come together...

Art & Design, Exhibition
Erika Morillo: Umbral
Dec. 5–29, 2019

Erika Morillo: Umbral

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts Free

Umbral, which means “gateway” or “portal” in Spanish, is a series by Erika Morillo focused on her young son. Through her contemplative black-and-white images and accompanying poetry, viewers are given a glimpse of her son’s inner world, as well as Morillo’s introspections as a single parent.

Art & Design, Exhibition
Rachel Boillot: Moon Shine: Photographs of the Cumberland Plateau
Dec. 5–29, 2019

Rachel Boillot: Moon Shine: Photographs of the Cumberland Plateau

Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts Free

Moon Shine: Photographs of the Cumberland Plateau is a body of work inspired by the unique musical traditions of the Cumberland Plateau. This region is home to a rich storytelling heritage, showcased in historic fiddle tunes, balladry, religious gospel pieces and other songs passed down as part of a formidable—but quickly disappearing—oral tradition. Rachel Boillot...

Art & Design, Exhibition
East Creative Holiday Open Studios and Craft Show
Friday, Dec. 6, 2019

East Creative Holiday Open Studios and Craft Show

East Creative Free

Join up for art, art making and craft. Live music, free kombucha and much, much more. Get your holiday shopping on, and support local artists. Parking is free.

Art & Design, Exhibition, Shopping

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