Portland is great, well, all of the time, but especially on the weekends. Rain or shine, the city offers everything under the moon – including the MOON!
January 18th -Fridays at the Museum
Every Friday evening, the Portland Art Museum invites you join them for a different Museum experience—a little bit more relaxed, more interactive, and a more social experience. Admission is just $5 after 5 p.m.! Food and drink will be available at the Museum Grounds Café. You can witness occasional special events like pop-up exhibitions, performances, art making, and improv comedy. There are also unique tours and games—like slow looking and Game of Thrones tours – guided by folks ready to answer questions and help you make the most of your visit.
January 18 – 20th – Portland Old-Time Music Gathering
The Portland Old-Time Music Gathering returns for its 20th iteration this year, bringing jamming, concerts, square dancing, kids’ programming, workshops and more to venues throughout Portland from Jan. 16-20, 2019. Tickets are $40 for the entire event, and kids 16 and under get in for free! The event is a grassroots, volunteer-run festival that aims to celebrate and enrich the community of traditional old-time Appalachian style string band musicians. The Gathering is sponsored by Bubbaville, a non-profit, all-volunteer arts organization that supports old-time music and dance in Portland, Oregon.
January 17 – 20th – Dog Show!
If you’ve ever seen “Best in Show”, you’ve probably been curious about dog shows ever since. Well now is your chance to check one out! The Rose City Classic Series of Dog Shows is one of the largest and most popular dog events in the United States, and it looks pretty cool! Dog shows are a wonderful family sport. They offer competition for beautiful dogs and provide a fun, wholesome environment for family outings. The event offers four days of all-breed dog shows, representing more than 185 individual breeds. It features top notch performance and companion events, and spectators can watch agility, obedience and rally trials as well as their favorite breed. Plan to come early and stay all day. Breed judging and agility start at 8 am and depending on the size of the entry and the particular event, the shows can run until 6 pm or later.
January 20th – Lunar Eclipse!
“Super Blood Wolf Moon.” Sounds like folklore, right? It’s a combination of a “Super Moon”, “Wolf Moon”, and a “Blood Moon” – which is rare, but completely real. And Oregonians get to witness it’s full glory this Sunday, assuming the skies are clear enough to view the spectacle (fingers crossed!). The process begins at 6:36 p.m. PST, with significant transitions happening almost every hour until the total lunar eclipse occurs at 9:12 p.m. It’s totally safe to view a lunar eclipse with your bare eyes. In fact, you might want to grab a telescope or pair of binoculars to see it even closer!