A citywide festival of new works

2015 Fertile Ground Festival

Event date: Jan 22, 2015 Feb 1, 2015
Event location: various venues across town
Portland Events: 2015 Fertile Ground Festival

They say creative types go indoors and hunker down on their imaginative endeavors when the weather turns drizzly. But once the new year’s set in, each January gives these plays and performance pieces a bit of exposure to the outside world and hopefully a place to germinate atFertile Ground. The citywide fest focuses on the creative process and features new works, from fully formed premieres by recognized more...

Event dates: February 3rd, 2015, February 10th, 2015, February 14th, 2015, February 18th, 2015, February 21st, 2015, February 22nd, 2015, February 28th, 2015
Event location: Various locations
Portland Events: Pop & Paint's February Events

Pop & Paint does just that: Multiple times a month, local artists pop up in bars or restaurants around town and teach you how to paint in a casual, intimate environment. Organized by owner Angie Gordon, you show up with your artist's beret on (literally or figuratively) and professional Portland artists will be ready to instruct you. Starting with an original piece of artwork, which you’re to use as a more...

Valentine's dinner and live music performances 7 nights a week

Streetcar Bistro & Taproom's February Events

Event dates: February 3rd, 2015, February 5th, 2015, February 12th, 2015, February 14th, 2015, February 26th, 2015
Event location: Streetcar Bistro and Taproom
Portland Events: Streetcar Bistro & Taproom's February Events

Each month, Streetcar Bistro & Taproom holds a series of special events that includes everything from small plate wine pairings, Scotch and whiskey flight tastings, prix fixe holiday dinners, and live music performances 7 nights a week by local and national recording artists. To see what’s happening this month, keep reading and thenvisit theirfull calendar. Monday nights, 7 p.m. Josh Malm Tree Every Monday more...

Oregon's biggest film event!

38th Portland International Film Festival

Event date: Feb 5, 2015 Feb 21, 2015
Event location: various theaters across town
Portland Events: 38th Portland International Film Festival

February at the NWFC as well as in indie movie houses and theaters around town is synonymous with PIFF. More than 100 feature films and shorts from dozens of countries are screened more than 200 times over the course of the two-plus-week fest—the largest film event in Oregon. Visiting artists, Portland premieres, and the promise of diverse stories from near and far attract some 38,000 moviegoers into the cool more...

Explore the Pearl District, Old Town, Nob Hill and Downtown

First Thursday Art Walk

Event dates: February 5th, 2015, March 5th, 2015, April 2nd, 2015, May 7th, 2015, June 4th, 2015
Event location: various locations
Portland Events: First Thursday Art Walk

More than 25 years ago, a group of Portland art dealers planted the seeds for what's become the Pearl District’s signature event: aFirst Thursdayart walk where dozens of galleries launch new exhibits on the first Thursday of each month and open their doors to the public. With complimentary wine and nibbles often on hand, upwards of 10,000 people fill art spaces and spill onto the streets. During the warmer more...

Celebrating 25 years of bringing African cinema to Portland!

25th Cascade Festival of African Films

Event date: Feb 6, 2015 Mar 8, 2015
Event location: Hollywood Theatre, 4122 Northeast Sandy Blvd.; Portland Community College Cascade Campus 705 N Killingsworth St.
Portland Events: 25th Cascade Festival of African Films

Not only do organizers of this annual international film festival—one of the city’s longest running at a quarter century-strong—screen narrative features, documentaries and shorts shot by men and women from all over the African continent, each year they bring many of those same filmmakers to Portland to discuss their works, their experience, and African cinema as a whole. And furthermore, they make more...

Learn Dov’s filmmaking secrets yourself

MovieMaker Presents Dov Simen's Film School

Event date: Feb 7, 2015 Feb 8, 2015
Event location: Clinton Street Theater
Portland Events: MovieMaker Presents Dov Simen's Film School

Enroll before January 26 and receive a FREE 1-Year Subscription to MOVIEMAKER MAGAZINE, $35 newsstand value. Quentin Tarantino, Will Smith, and Baz Luhrmann took Dov Simens’ course and the rest is history. Now, MovieMaker is proud to offer you the opportunity to learn Dov’s filmmaking secrets yourself, one time only in Portland, Oregon. Join us for a 2-day crash course in making & selling independent more...

Event date: Feb 7, 2015
Event location: Alberta Abbey, 126 NE Alberta
Portland Events: Portland Story Theater Presents Urban Tellers, February 7

Portland Story Theater proudly presents Urban Tellers, a monthly story showcase that is held at the Alberta Abbey. Love personal stories? This showcase is the culmination of weeks of work with people from our local community who have crafted and honed a personal story to share on stage. Featuring Donna Zerner, Raahi Reddy, Jeremy Lucas, Jessica Joy, Michelle Reynolds, Sabina Haque. The show runs about 2 hours with more...

Local works of art along the drag, as well as beverages and hors d'oeuvres

Second Thursdays on North Mississippi Avenue

Event dates: February 12th, 2015, March 12th, 2015, April 9th, 2015, May 14th, 2015
Event location: various locations along Mississippi Aveenue
Portland Events: Second Thursdays on North Mississippi Avenue

With First and Last Thursdays already occupied by other artful events in ‘hoods across town, Mississippi Avenue has staked its claim on the second Thursday of each month. Hanging art in galleries, boutiques, waiting rooms and cafes,2nd Thursdaysfeature local works of art at various locations along the drag, as well as beverages and hors d'oeuvres, for several evening hours. Find monthly updates more...

Sizzling hot scintillating stories of sexy, spicy romance

Portland Story Theater Presents Kiss & Tell

Event date: Feb 14, 2015
Event location: Alberta Abbey, 126 NE Alberta
Portland Events: Portland Story Theater Presents Kiss & Tell

If you're looking for something completely different to do on Valentine's, this is it. Kiss & Tell is Portland Story Theater's Valentine's Day show and it's sure to have some sizzling hot scintillating stories of sexy, spicy romance. Always a Valentine's date to remember, with wine, chocolateand stories of real love and romance woven together in a funny, sexy and intimate evening of story more...