Portland List · Sep 7–13

A weekly list of interesting things to do in Portland

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Here’s some of the interesting stuff people are doing in Portland this coming week:


Uncorked Studios Open House Party

5:30 PM · Uncorked Studios

You’re invited to come celebrate with Uncorked Studios as we christen our new space at 811 SE Stark. We’ll have food and drinks, live 3D mural-making, and custom VR programming, as well as music from Cosmo Alto and the Strange Babes DJs for your dancing pleasure. Uncorked is a product studio full of insatiably curious, multifaceted designers, engineers, producers, and semioticians transforming ideas into tangible things every day. RSVP on event page.

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Sep 8

WeMake: sXc with Alice Kendall

6:30 PM · Tillamook Station

WeMake presents, sketchXchange with local tattoo artist Alice Kendall (IG:@alicestattoos). She is the owner of Wonderland Tattoo (IG:@wonderlandpdx) and will join us for a night of inspiration and process into her work as one of the most sought after tattoo artist in a Portland. Alice’s husband, William Kendall, who will moderate, has spent a quarter century teaching art and music to young adults experiencing homelessness. Suggested donation $5.

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Succulent Showcase Day & Design Seminar

10:00 AM · Pomarius Nursery

From 10 am to 6pm, shop Pomarius’ succulent selection featuring Little Prince. At 11 am, guest speaker, Mark Leichty of Little Prince of Oregon Nursery will give provide an introduction to succulents The talk is open to all and rsvp’s are politely requested: pomarius@me.com. At 12:30 pm, join Pomarius Founder & Proprietor Peter Lynn and Designer Wes Younie for their Succulent Container Design Seminar. Class participants will gain helpful design tips & knowledge for building and maintaining succulent arrangements and gardens. Participants will be able to design their own succulent vessel to take home. Seminar $85.

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Wizards Assemble Portland

4:00 PM · Splash Bar

Want to be part of the most magical event taking place in Portland this year?! You’ve heard right — Wizards Assemble is coming to Portland! Thousands of Wizards & Witches doing a bar crawl. There will be a best dressed competition, house sorting and themed wizard cocktails and potion drinks. Sign up and check in on the day to claim your wristband to get free cover at all of our wizard party bars & clubs ($10 per venue without wristband), and $5 drinks specials at all venues until 10pm including our sponsors Smirnoff and Captain Morgan! Wristbands $16.

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SEP 10

Mortified Live

7:00 PM · Alberta Rose Theatre

Witness adults sharing their most embarrassing childhood artifacts (journals, letters, poems, lyrics, plays, home movies, art) with others, in order to reveal stories about their lives. Hear grown men and women confront their past with tales of their first kiss, first puff, worst prom, fights with mom, life at bible camp, worst hand job, best mall job, and reasons they deserved to marry Jon Bon Jovi. Doors open 1 hour prior to showtime. Tickets $16-$23.

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SEP 11

By the Time It Gets Dark

7:00 PM · Northwest Film Center

One of the most thrillingly assured experimental works of the last several years, Anocha Suwichakornpong’s second feature (following 2009’s Mundane History) is a deeply meditative and fractured remembrance of the Thammasat University Massacre of 1976, in which the right-wing state and paramilitary brutally cracked down on student protesters arguing that Thanom Kittikachorn, the exiled dictator, should not return to the country. The film morphs timelines, histories, and personalities through a wildly inventive editing style and gorgeously crystalline cinematography by Ming-Kai Leung, culminating in a shape-shifting film that’s at times reflective and at others prismatic, slipping in and out of our grasp at will.

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Sep 12

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fundraiser

4:00 PM · Tapalaya

We will be having an epic fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey Relief! Our friends at Acadia, Nepo 42, Pie Spot, Staccato Gelato and Mi Mero Mole have agreed to donate some amazing food to sell for proceeds going to the The Greater Houston Community Foundation. Tapalaya will have a limited menu and a portion of the nights sales will also be donated. There will also be cocktails by New Deal Distillery and wine by Leah Jorgensen Cellars. More to come! Live music by Ken West and Reggie Houston. Raffle tickets for great prizes by local businesses will be for sale all night!

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Sep 12

Bystander Intervention Matters Communities of Color Unite

7:00 PM · Artists Repertory Theatre

This Summer #DontShootPDX kicks off a hosted series of community focused bystander intervention conversations and direct engagement platforms. This months outreach is to Communities of Color and those of Latino Ancestry. All are welcome though these voices are the ones being centered in this space due to the specific context and necessary experience based subject matter. There’s a history of solidarity amongst the black and brown communities. Our history and struggles have roots in Americas culture of racism and political social terrorism. The struggles are real though our solidarity needs a renewal and revival of engagement due to the racist violence happening currently in Oregon and across the nation. Let’s come together in this series which will continue every 2nd Tuesday at ART. Donation-based.

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