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The Top 68 Events in Portland This Week: Aug 1-7, 2022

The Decemberists, Pickathon, and More Top Picks
August 1, 2022
Pickathon returns bigger and better than ever; integrating new stages, new art installations, and expanded family programming. (Pickathon)
Now that the heatwave has loosened its grip a little bit, it's time to get back to seizing the most of your summer days with events from Sneaker Week to The Decemberists and from Pickathon to the Vanport Jazz Festival.

Oregon’s statewide mask mandate has been lifted, venues may have their own health guidelines in place. We advise directly checking the specific protocols for an event before heading out.

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Psychotronic Afterschool Special in 16mm Add to a List
This mind-bending 16mm collection from local film archivist and programmer Greg Hamilton is a thrilling addition to the mix of psychedelic film compilations hitting the scene. Psychotronic Afterschool Special is an all-new freaky mash-up of weirdo animations, commercials, "egg-eating aliens," and more. (Wanna learn more about the man behind the madness? Check out this recent profile on Hamilton.)
(Hollywood Theatre, Hollywood District)


Death Bells with PENDANT Add to a List
Fresh off the release of their new album, Between Here & Everywhere, the Sydney, Australia-hailing quintet Death Bells will bring their hazy blend of dream-rock and post-punk to the PNW. LA-based electro-pop outfit PENDANT will get things started. 
(Mississippi Studios, Boise)



Alanis Morissette with Garbage Add to a List
Iconic Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette will be joined by fellow rock powerhouses Garbage on her latest world tour celebrating 27 years of Jagged Little Pill (it was originally scheduled for the 25th anniversary, but was delayed due to you-know-what). Get ready to scream-sing along to Morissette’s beloved hits like "Ironic," "You Oughta Know," and "One Hand In My Pocket."
(Hayden Homes Amphitheater, Bend)

Foxing with Greet Death & Home Is Where Add to a List
The Missouri-originating indie rock trio Foxing will play tracks from their latest emo-tinged album, Draw Down the Moon, alongside slowcore rockers Greet Death and emo quartet Home Is Where.
(Hawthorne Theatre, Hawthorne District)

Laura Marano: The Us Tour Add to a List
Actress/singer Laura Marano, best known for her role as the timid songwriter sister on the Disney Channel sitcom Austin & Ally,  will perform the radio-ready pop tunes from her new EP, Us.  
(Holocene, Buckman)

Rising Appalachia with Jeffrey Martin Add to a List
Georgia-born sister duo Rising Appalachia aims to "redefine folk music as a truly living art," with their layered folk, jazz, and soul tunes that take inspiration from their Southern roots and old mountain traditions. But first, Americana singer-songwriter Jeffery Martin will provide an opening set. 
(Crystal Ballroom, West End)

The Wild Hearts Tour: Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, and Julien Baker Add to a List
The Wild Hearts tour is bringing together a stellar lineup of some of the most influential voices in indie rock at the moment—Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, and Julien Baker will all perform individual sets of songs from their latest albums. Get ready to swoon, dance, and cry a little bit.
(Edgefield, Troutdale)


Science Pub Portland: Leonardo da Vinci and the Art of Science Add to a List
Bestselling art historical novelist Stephanie Storey will host this evening exploration of Leonardo da Vinci's legendary creative and scientific pursuits. (If you haven't yet caught OMSI's exhibition The World of Leonardo da Vinci Add to a List , here's your chance to see the show and take a deeper look into the fascinating polymath's mind. ) Storey will lead attendees on a visual guide through the Renaissance master's inventive process, with a special lens on his most awe-inspiring machines. 
(OMSI, Central Eastside)



Church of Film: The Woman of The Port Add to a List
A masterwork from Mexican cinema's golden age, The Woman of The Port's strong lighting contrasts and moody imagery draw inspiration from German expressionism. The 1934 film, directed by Russian-born film master Arcady Boytler, tells the tale of a deserted woman who becomes a sex worker, led astray by nightlife revelry. When she meets a sailor, a sudden reveal leads to tragedy.
(Clinton Street Theater, Hosford-Abernethy)


Music on Main Add to a List
This free outdoor summer music series is back for its 15th year with an impressive schedule of local talent, continuing this week with chicha, cumbia, and Afro-Peruvian sounds from Grupo Masato.
(SW Main between Broadway and Park, Downtown)

Rostam Add to a List
The acclaimed musician, producer, and Vampire Weekend founding member will stop by on a tour supporting his latest solo album, Changephobia, which seamlessly brings together elements of baroque music, jazz, pop, and psychedelic folk. Don't miss an opening set from country singer-songwriter Sam Buck who takes inspiration from eclectic artists like My Bloody Valentine, Arthur Russell, and Shania Twain.
(Polaris Hall, Humboldt)

Santa Fe Klan Add to a List
Latin trap rap superstar Santa Fe Klan will stop by on his Mar Y Tierra tour supporting his latest album, Santa Cumbia, alongside kindred rapper Tornillo. 
(Moda Center, Lloyd District)


FEMME: Abortion Rights Fundraiser Dance Party Add to a List
Dance out your grief and rage over the loss of federal abortion rights at this dance party and benefit with all proceeds going towards the National Network for Abortion Funds. DJs Cat Wolf, Mienne, and Fox Force 005 will supply the bops. 
(Holocene, Buckman)


The Portland Punk Princess Pageant Add to a List
In this eight-part competition, drag luminaries will work their magic and make their fairy tales come true through a series of special challenges. They'll be tested on their comedy, flexibility, teamwork, vulnerability, and leadership skills, collecting jewels along the way in the hopes of becoming Portland's punk princess. All genders are invited to join in on the wild drag adventure.
(The Queen's Head, Old Town-Chinatown)

Violet Chachki Presents “A Lot More Me” Add to a List
RuPaul's Drag Race season seven winner, tiny-waisted icon, and "one-of-a-kind collectible" Violet Chachki will bring a flawless blend of burlesque, circus, and runway-ready drag fashion to the stage for this gaggy solo show.
(Revolution Hall, Buckman)


Mona Awad in Conversation With Iain Reid Add to a List
Margaret Atwood deemed Mona Awad's previous novel Bunny "genius," so she must be doing something right. Awad's newest novel, All's Well, follows a troubled theater professor convinced that Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well will cure her woes. The book takes a weird turn when she meets three unusual benefactors. (Atwood digs this one, too—she described Awad's prose as “no punches pulled, no hilarities dodged.” Awad will be joined in conversation by Iain Reid, author of creepy novel-turned-Netflix-flick I'm Thinking of Ending Things.
(Virtual via Powell's Books)



Chris Fairbanks with Special Guest Sean Jordan Add to a List
Chris Fairbanks, LA-based comic, occasional skateboarder, and co-host of hit podcast Do You Need a Ride?!, will drop by Portland with jokes about fear in a delightfully nasally voice. He'll be joined by local laugh-lover Sean Jordan, whose debut stand-up album The Buck Starts Here charted at #2 on iTunes upon its 2019 release. (He was also named Portland’s Funniest Person by Willamette Week back in 2014. You've come a long way, Sean!)
(Alberta Rose Theatre, Concordia)


Pix Pâtisserie's Movies at Dusk! Add to a List
They've mastered the macaron—why not movie screenings, too? Pix Pâtisserie's summer screenings of film favorites continue this week with Better Off Dead. Tickets to each Thursday night show include prearranged seats, movie trivia, and all the popcorn you can eat!
(Pix Pâtisserie, Kerns)

There Will Be Blood in 35mm Add to a List
When a brutal miner-turned-prospector lands in California, he plans a long con that sparks the concern of a local preacher and leads to dark destruction. Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood will screen in 35mm, bringing new depth to the modern masterpiece, and guests from Crag Law Center and Willamette Riverkeeper will share their perspectives on the fossil fuel industry after the film. There'll be a few prizes in the mix, too. 
(Hollywood Theatre, Hollywood District)


The Mavericks with Brent Amaker & The Rodeo Add to a List
Long-running Florida-based group The Mavericks, known for their eclectic blend of Americana, country, Latin, and rockabilly, will take the stage alongside country western singer Brent Amaker and his band.  
(Revolution Hall, Buckman)


Chapo Trap House Add to a List
Twitter-happy leftists and absurdist comedy lovers tend to flock to Chapo Trap House, a podcast that's become synonymous with the casual vulgarity of the so-called "dirtbag left." Hosts Will Menaker, Felix Biederman, and Matt Christman will drop by Portland with more skewering commentary, described as "gleefully eccentric" by Jia Tolentino.
(Aladdin Theater, Brooklyn)

Live! Prophets! Live! Add to a List
Local nonprofit theater company The Broken Planetarium presents this fresh cabaret musical, which pulls inspiration from the myth of the ancient Greek prophet Cassandra and the true story of 19th-century scientist Eunice Newton Foote (she discovered that atmospheric carbon contributes to climate change). Set in an "underworld roadhouse," a cast of furious femme prophets from across the ages share their sorrows and passions. Local musicians provide a stellar soundtrack for the scrappy, end-of-the-world performance.
(Clinton Street Theater, Hosford-Abernethy)


Kevin Sampsell, Janice Lee, and Jay Ponteri Add to a List
Inspired by William S. Burroughs's wild cut-ups, Kevin Sampsell's collage art is on full display in I Made an Accident, complete with jokey compositions, cultural jabs, accidents, and surprises. Sampsell will chat with Janice Lee, author of the complex, meditative poetry book Separation Anxiety, and Jay Ponteri, PNCA professor and author of the experimental, multi-genre Someone Told Me, in this talk.
(Powell's City of Books, Pearl District)


Summer Of Sound Add to a List
Albina Music Trust has assembled a dynamic lineup of live concerts, art showings, and storytelling events that connect attendees to the music and culture of Albina, the historic epicenter for Black Portlanders. This week, local jazz legend Charlie Brown III will celebrate the release of his two previously unreleased albums, Lights Out and Transport, along with a showcase of photography, newsprint, and poster art depicting Portland's vibrant music history.
(Clyde's Prime Rib, Rose City Park)



Kiran Deol Add to a List
You might know Kiran Deol from her roles on Sunnyside, How to Get Away with Murder, and Modern Family, but the Emmy-nominated actress is also a stellar stand-up comic in her own right. Catch Deol on stage at Polaris Hall, where she'll share more Greta Thunberg-approved comedy.
(Polaris Hall, Humboldt)


SAM NOW Add to a List
Blending Super 8, home video, and modern-day digital footage,SAM NOW follows Seattle documentarian Reed Harkness, his half-brother Sam, and their family over the course of 20 years as they grapple with Sam's mother's sudden disappearance.
(Whitsell Auditorium, Downtown)


Amos Lee Add to a List
Perennial Starbucks-soundtracker Amos Lee will take his night of singer-songwriter vibes to the next level with an outdoor show just steps away from the historic Grand Lodge. Anticipate hearing tracks off his pandemic-inspired album, Dreamland, in which he opens up about his own struggles with isolation, anxiety, and past trauma through hopeful mantras and soulful hooks.
(McMenamins Grand Lodge, Forest Grove)

NRBQ with The Minus 5 Add to a List
The New Rhythm and Blues Quartet, better known as NRBQ, will roll through town for a night of lively rock fusion jams that have gained them a cult following since forming nearly six decades ago. Pop-rock outfit The Minus 5, led by Young Fresh Fellows frontman Scott McCaughey, will round out the good times. 
(Doug Fir Lounge, Buckman)


Poetry Post Roe Add to a List
In response to the tragic overturn of Roe v. Wade, the Poetry Post Roe series continues with readings from Judith Arcana, Gail Alexander, and Kathryn Thurber-Smith, plus a five-minute open mic option where attendees can share their grief.
(Rose City Book Pub, Sabin)


Opening: New Paintings By Gary Hirsch Add to a List
If you've lived in Portland for a while, you might be familiar with Gary Hirsch's work without realizing it—the prolific muralist has painted larger-than-life compositions of colorful weirdos with positive messages all over the city. Support the community-minded artist at this fresh exhibition of paintings, which Hirsch describes as an "exploration of...the complexity of being a spontaneous human."
(Sidestreet Arts, Kerns)



Neal Brennan: Unacceptable Add to a List
Neal Brennan may be an Emmy-nominated writer, correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, producer, director, and all-around successful dude, but that doesn't mean he's not awkward! Brennan digs into his own "defects" in this performance, grappling with why he never seems to fit in. Don't worry, it's still a fun time—The New Yorker called the performance "sharp and entertainingly droll."
(Revolution Hall, Buckman)


Chinese Festival Add to a List
Immerse yourself in Chinese culture during this celebration, which will feature performances, an art show, craft activities, Chinese food, public health outreach, and more.
(Pioneer Courthouse Square, Downtown)

Festival of Fiber Arts Add to a List
Quilting! Felting! Weaving! Spinning! That's right, fiber fans—you won't won't wanna miss this funky festival. Catch the live sheep shearing demo, then participate in artist-led activities for a full day of free, family-friendly fun. We know you've got a stash of unused yarn sitting around, so bring it to the fair to exchange for fresh goodies.
(Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale)

Obon Fest 2022 Add to a List
Observed in the summertime, Obon Fest is a Japanese/Japanese American festival that pays tribute to one's ancestors: "In their honor, lanterns are hung, Bon Odori (Obon dance) is performed, memorial visits are made, and food is offered at home butsudans (altars) and temples." The hosts of Portland's Obon Fest emphasize that their Bon Odori is not a performance, but rather a joyous community dance where everyone is welcome. Additionally, you can learn about Buddhism at the event's temple talk, partake in food and drinks, and more.
(Oregon Buddhist Temple, Creston-Kenilworth)


Neptune Frost Add to a List
Multi-talented artist Saul Williams's punky sci-fi vision comes to life in Neptune Frost, a turbulent, Afrofuturist thrill ride. The musical film blends thoughts that William explored in his 2016 album MartyrLoserKing with input from co-director Anisia Uzeyman, a Rwandan-born artist. Neptune Frost follows a gaggle of anti-colonial miners-turned-computer hackers in the Burundi hilltops, and sends a powerful message of technology's capacity for progression and radical change.
(Whitsell Auditorium, Downtown)

Outdoor Movies in Oregon State Parks Add to a List
If there's one thing Oregonians love more than watching movies, it's being in nature. Why not both? Hollywood Theater has teamed up with the Oregon State Parks Department to offer a series of screenings in scenic state parks throughout the summer, including a sweet screening of magical sing-along flick Encanto at Champoeg State Heritage Area on August 6.
(Champoeg State Heritage Area, St. Paul)


SlushFest Saturday Tap Takeovers Add to a List
Cool off this summer with this slushie-centric street party from Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom. They'll feature a four-tap kegerator and slushie machine, with four beers on tap from a different local brewery each week, a different housemade slushie, and "ice bergs" (beer pours with slushie floats).
(Imperial Bottle Shop and Taproom, Richmond)


The Decemberists: Arise From the Bunkers Tour Add to a List
Portland-grown indie folk band The Decemberists will dust off the cobwebs for their Arise From The Bunkers tour, which frontman Colin Meloy described in a note to his fans as "applying our rusty fingers, feet, and vocal cords to songs from all across the width and breadth of our catalogue — and, should the muses oblige, we might try a few new ones out as well.” Don't miss an opening set from Irish folk singer-songwriter Brigid Mae Power.
(Edgefield, Troutdale)

Tones and I Add to a List
Australian pop mastermind Tones And I will bring her hugely popular single "Dance Monkey" to Portland along with new material from her latest album, Madhouse. Fellow Aussie pop artist Sam Fischer will open the night. 
(Wonder Ballroom, Eliot)


The Devouring: A Night Carnival of Hunger Add to a List
For this edition of their recurring night carnival, avant-garde performance art lovers Steep and Thorny channel ravenous hunger and carnivorous desires. Costumes are encouraged for the satiating night of revelry, so don your fangs and furs for titillating performances, custom cocktails, DJs, and dancing. 
(The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven, Buckman)


Separation Anxiety: Poems by Janice Lee Add to a List
Hosted at too-cool writing workshop center Corporeal Writing (it's local fave Lidia Yuknavitch's space), poet and shamanic healer Janice Lee will read from her new collection, Separation Anxiety. She'll be joined by hybrid artist Dao Strom and poet and open-form calligrapher Sam Roxas-Chua for an evening of experimental sharing. (Don't miss the paintings by Portland artist Korina Alexis on display, and stick around for a small gift offered to each attendee.)
(Corporeal Center, Downtown)


Mobile Projection Unit: throwntogetherness Add to a List
Organized by ultra-contemporary new media collectives Mobile Projection Unit and Lino Kino in dialogue with writer, curator, and art historian Laurel V. McLaughlin, throwntogetherness is a bicoastal screening of works by Jaleesa Johnston, ariella tai, Sarah Turner, Sam Dellert, Zoe Chronis, and many others. Screened in Philadelphia and Portland, the series of works considers the fluctuating, unstable nature of making art during COVID-19, a phenomenon feminist geographer Doreen Massey qualifies as “throwntogetherness.”
(Building Five, Northwest Portland)



Howie Mandel Add to a List
Bring Dad along for this stand-up set from comedy icon Howie Mandel, Emmy-nominated host of America's Got Talent and Deal or No Deal. 
(ilani Casino Resort, Ridgefield)


A Midsummer Night's Dream in Prison Add to a List
Inside the walls of Umatilla's Two Rivers Correctional Institution, theater director Johnny Stallings led an unexpected group of inmates in the planning, rehearsal, and production of the Shakespearean comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream. In A Midsummer Night's Dream in Prison, recently deceased Iraqi-born experimental filmmaker Bushra Azzouz tells the story, shedding light on the powerful relationships built by theater and the nuanced experiences of incarceration.
(Cinema 21, Nob Hill)


Eivør with Emily Jane White Add to a List
Faroese singer-songwriter Eivør Pálsdóttir finds inspiration from her upbringing in Syðrugøta, a town of fewer than 500 people, surrounded by the harsh windy landscape of the North Atlantic. The extreme conditions of the natural world are a thread that has been deeply woven into her music, with recurring themes of getting lost in nature and growing up in a primitive environment. The pastoral sounds will get started with an opening set from folk-pop artist Emily Jane White.
(The Old Church, Downtown)

Steve Von Till Add to a List
Musician/poet Steve Von Till has been exploring heavy music for over thirty-five years, first as a member of avant-garde metal group Neurosis, then in the experimental side project Tribes of Neurot, and now as a solo singer-songwriter churning out haunting tunes woven with folk, ambient, and Americana. He will be joined by rock cellist Helen Money.
(Mississippi Studios, Boise)



2022 Willamette Writers Conference Add to a List
With both online and in-person options, the Willamette Writers Conference supports writers of all kinds with workshops, critique sessions, networking opportunities, knowledge-sharing with industry professionals, and keynote lectures from award-winning YA author Mark Oshiro and novelist Laura Stanfill.
(Crowne Plaza Hotel, Lloyd District, Friday-Sunday)


Clark County Fair Add to a List
Spotlighting the region's heritage with agricultural and educational programs, the Clark County Fair also includes performances by Daughtry, Cheap Trick, Martina McBride, and others. Stick around for the monster truck rallies and the diaper derby.
(Clark County Fairgrounds, Ridgefield, Friday-Sunday)

Sneaker Week Add to a List
Positive vibes only at this week-long festival, which celebrates the global sneaker community and Portland's booming footwear industry with workshops and themed festivities.
(Various locations, Thursday-Sunday)

Washington Park Summer Festival Add to a List
The cherished outdoor summer festival is back with performances from dance/music crew Fiesta Flamenca, opera singer Angela Brown, and jazz ensemble Greater Kind, plus a screening of Questlove's Oscar-winning documentary Summer of Soul.
(Washington Park Amphitheater, Washington Park, Friday-Sunday)


Extra Footage: Everything Everywhere All at Once Add to a List
If Everything Everywhere All at Once's multiverse-exploring, unlikely hero Evelyn has stolen your heart, check out this extended version of the film, with a custom two-minute introduction from "the Daniels" and eight minutes of bloopers following the credits. 
(Hollywood Theatre, Hollywood District, Monday-Thursday)

I Love My Dad Add to a List
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Narrative Feature and Narrative Feature Competition Audience Award at SXSW, I Love My Dad stars (ultra-lovable) Patton Oswalt as an estranged dad who desperately wants to reconnect with his son, Franklin. Things get weird when he starts catfishing Franklin, causing him to fall in love with an imaginary woman. (Haven't we learned yet that catfishing is wrong?!)
(Hollywood Theatre, Hollywood District, Friday-Sunday)

Middle-earth Film Festival Add to a List
Not all those who wander are lost, so make the epic quest to OMSI for screenings of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies at the Middle-earth Film Festival. Viewers can take in Tolkien's monumental saga from the very beginning in preparation for the forthcoming The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
(OMSI, Central Eastside, Wednesday-Sunday)

Nope Add to a List
Modern horror mastermind Jordan Peele dips his toe in science fiction in his newest flick, blending his penchant for spooky social commentary with something a little more alien. Nope follows Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer as ranch-owning siblings whose lives in quiet inland California are rocked by sudden encounters with unidentified flying objects.
(Cinema 21, Nob Hill, Monday-Thursday)


Portland Mercury's Summer of Slushies 2022 Add to a List
The coolest, most delicious event of the summer is finally here! The Merc and Jim Beam present Summer of Slushies, which brings boozy, frozen, custom-made treats to the frugal and thirsty denizens of Portland at just $6 a pop.
(Various locations, Monday-Sunday)


Pickathon 2022 Add to a List
After a dark, two-year, COVID-induced hiatus, Pickathon will finally return to its iconic Pendarvis Farm location in Happy Valley, OR. The festival will showcase a plethora of excellent, wide-ranging acts: indie rock mainstay Built to Spill, NYC hip-hop duo Armand Hammer, folk/blues/gospel artist Valerie June, Australia-based hip-hop artist Sampa the Great, English jazz saxophonist Nubya Garcia, electric blues guitarist Cedric Burnside, San Diego soul band Thee Sacred Souls, experimentalist/multi-instrumentalist L’Rain, psychedelic alt-rockers Inner Wave, and many more. JENNI MOORE
(Pendarvis Farm, Happy Valley, Thursday-Sunday)

Vanport Jazz Festival Add to a List
The 5th Annual Vanport Jazz Festival is adding a lil' somethin' new this year, kicking things off with an opening night event featuring Musiq Soulchild and Kandace Springs. Then, spend the better part of your Saturday taking in some of the smoothest jazz the Pacific Northwest and beyond have to offer with Eric Benét, Marcus Miller, EFX All-Stars, and more.
(Colwood Golf Course, Cully, Friday-Saturday)


A-WOL Dance presents Art in the Dark Add to a List
A-WOL Dance Collective's annual Art in the Dark performance series is an innovative blend of contemporary dance and aerial feats, showcasing local aerial artists in a unique forest setting under the stars to original music composed and presented by electronic musician Eastghost.
(Mary S. Young Park, West Linn, Wednesday-Saturday)

Golden Girls Live Add to a List
Thank you for being a friend! Local drag faves Honey Bea Hart and Loretta Lordchild will reinterpret two episodes of the classic show on stage. They'll throw in some corny '80s commercials and a live rendition of the theme song for good measure. 
(Funhouse Lounge, Hosford-Abernethy, Thursday-Saturday)

L'Orfeo Add to a List
Composed in 1607 by Claudio Monteverdi, the story of Orpheus and Eurydice still manages to feel relevant and modern. Over the last 400 years, L'Orfeo has been reinterpreted in dance, visual art, and writing—the story continues to endure and inspire. Performed here in its original operatic format, L'Orfeo follows the musician Orfeo, who journeys to hell and back to reunite with his beloved Euridice.
(Lincoln Hall, Southwest Portland, Thursday-Sunday)


Ghosts of Summer Halloween Market & Convention Add to a List
Real Halloween fans know that the time to start planning for the spooky celebration is now. Ghosts of Summer Halloween Market & Convention inspires fright lovers with a "scare zone" of mini-haunted houses and escape games, plus a horror-tinged theater performance, eerie film screenings, and creepy vendors and workshops.
(Oregon Convention Center, Lloyd District, Friday-Saturday)

Unique Markets Summer Pop-Up Add to a List
This stylish market of 150 emerging Portland brands and designers would be a sweet spot to walk off weekend brunch. Peruse trendy wares from up-and-coming brands, or bring the fam for the DIY jewelry zone and photo booth fun. There are even VIP tix with cute perks like an exclusively designed scarf by Project Runway star Sarah Donofrio if you wanna #treatyourself.
(Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Lloyd District, Saturday-Sunday)


1,000 Moons: Emily Jung Miller Add to a List
In an effort to remain grounded, artist Emily Jung Miller began creating sculptural works after losing both of her grandparents due to COVID complications. Her hand-formed paper works incorporate kelp, sheet music, and other connections to her grandparents' lives; each piece links together in this installation to form a corridor or pathway of memories. As part of the meditative making practice for 1,000 Moons, Jung Miller's paper works were cut into moon shapes, representing each full moon in her grandmother’s 94 years of life.
(Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, Beaverton, Wednesday-Saturday)

Every Corner is Alive Add to a List
Like most students, PNCA's Low Residency MFA in Visual Studies candidates have been through a lot over the last few years. Their exhibition series, Every Corner is Alive, considers this cultural moment of grief and uncertainty through an expansive environmental lens. Stashia Cabral, Élan Chardin, Laura Jean Foster, Amy Gibson, Ondrea Levey, Kelly Marshall, lynn ruth stephens, Devon Pardue, Jenny Wilde, and Ahuva S. Zaslavsky ponder and cultivate embodied, shared environments in a wide range of mediums. Each week, a new solo exhibition or exhibition series will be installed, so pop by throughout the summer for a fresh dose of inspiration.
(PNCA, Northwest Portland, Monday-Sunday)

Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit Add to a List
Inspired by gambatte, a Japanese concept of perseverance, this exhibition illustrates the impact of forced incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit includes contemporary photographs snapped by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Paul Kitagaki, Jr. and historic images captured by Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, Clem Albers, Tom Parker, Francis Stewart, and others.
(Oregon Historical Society, South Park Blocks, Monday-Sunday; closing)

Held Tight Add to a List
Beloved Nob Hill gallery Fuller Rosen is skippin' town to reopen in Philly, and they're going out with a bang with this exhibition of new work by Molly Alloy and Arielle Zamora. Contemplating "collective queer immortality," Alloy creates space for healing and nature-based connection through sculptures made from reclaimed materials like driftwood and leather. Zamora's works are more formal, exploring layers of line and form through a detailed geometric process.
(Fuller Rosen Gallery, Northwest District, Thursday-Sunday; closing)

In My Own Little Corner: Willie Little Add to a List
The final exhibition in Oregon Contemporary's Site program, an exhibition series that replaced the Portland2021 Biennial, Willie Little's In My Own Little Corner explores the artist's North Carolina hometown and childhood. Revealing the shrouded stories of rural Black childhood through found objects, photographs, and a sound installation, Little delves into the turmoil that gay children faced in the '60s and '70s, a time of repression and radical hope.
(Oregon Contemporary, Kenton, Friday-Sunday; opening)

On the Ledge Art Show Add to a List
Hosted by Blanchet House of Hospitality, this annual art show (on the yummy theme of "Comfort Food" this year) is also a benefit. Proceeds from art sales will be evenly split between the artists and Blanchet House to help support people experiencing homelessness, so support the cause and feast your eyes on foodie works by local artists like John Early, Claire Christy-Tirado, and Louise Preston.
(Tuck Lung Gallery, Old Town-Chinatown, Thursday-Saturday; opening)

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