Upcoming Cultural Events


Voz Alta Presents: Amor en los Tiempos de Guerra (Love in the Time of War)

Featuring  the stories of community leaders Anabertha Alvarado and Dawn Joella Jackson performed by actors and musicians.

  • Preview Night, 8/24, free for youth, families, and partner organizations
  • Opening Night, 8/25, catered by La Bonita!
    • Anabertha and Dawn will be in attendance
  • Pay What You Will, 8/26, with a talk back featuring the creative team
  • Narratives are in English with songs in both Spanish and English
  • Milagro Theatre is located on SE Stark and 6th in PDX
  • Doors open at 7pm, show is at 7:30pm!
  • Recommended for ages 12 and up

Tickets are available at our Eventbrite link here!

Enso Theater Presents Romeo and Juliet

Is love a choice? 
?Is sympathy?

Prompted by a backdrop of divisive current events, a group of storytellers, divided by age, connected by purpose, dives into the story of Romeo & Juliet to explore the possibilities of sympathy in a world riddled with division.

Our whirlwind adaptation interlocks our world with Shakespeare’s text. Immersed at once into a world of imagination, play, and supportive storytelling, Shakespeare’s classic tremors with a new kind of relevance in the midst of an intruding media presence.

Pre-Show Entertainment begins a half hour before.
Talk-backs held after every performance*

Thursday June 29 @ 7:30p
Friday June 30 @ 7:30p
Saturday July 1 @ 7:30p
Sunday July 2 @ 5:30p

Thursday July 6 @ 7:30p
Friday July 7 @ 7:30p
Saturday July 8 @ 7:30p
Closing Night: Sunday July 9* @ 5:30p

*no talk-back after the performance on 6/22 and 7/9

LOCATION: Shaking The Tree Theatre (823 SE Grant St, Portland, OR 97214)

TICKETS: We value the full Enso Experience (which includes the show, our pre-show musical artists, our rotating gallery and more!) at $25/person. You may also choose from our $15 or $10 options for the price that best represents your budget.

Opera a la Cart Dates Announced!

Inspired by Portland’s food cart culture, Opera a la Cart is Portland Opera’s new mobile performance venue that will bring opera directly to the community in pop-up performances. Designed and built by architecture students at PSU, the cart will feature a fold-out stage and a “menu” of operatic specials du jour. Charismatic young singers will perform arias, duets, and ensemble pieces. Opera a la Cart will travel to food cart pods, farmers markets, college campuses, neighborhood festivals, and other locations where people gather.

Opera a la Cart Performance Dates

Saturday, June 24 at 3pm
Broadway Street Festival
SW Broadway St, Beaverton, OR

Sunday, July 9 at noon – 3pm
Director Park
SW Park Ave, Portland, OR

Sunday, July 16 at 1pm – 3pm
Oregon City Library
John Adams St, Oregon City, OR

Sunday, July 23 at 11am – 2pm
Sunday Parkways, Khunamokwst Park
NE Alberta St, Portland, OR

Tuesday, August 1 at 7pm – 8pm
National Night Out, St. Johns Center for Opportunity
N Lombard St, Portland, OR

Thursday, August 3 at 6pm – 8pm
First Thursday, Ecotrust
NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR

Sunday, August 6 at noon – 3pm
Lents Fair
SE 92nd Ave, Portland, OR

Sunday, August 13 at 10am – 11am
King Farmers Market
NE Wygant St, Portland, OR

Saturday, August 19 at noon – 3pm
Multnomah Days
Multnomah Village, SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR

Sunday, August 20 at 11am – 2pm
Sunday Parkways, Hazelwood Park
NE 117th Ave, Portland, OR

Sunday, October 1 at noon – 6pm
Operapalooza, Hampton Opera Center
SE Caruthers St, Portland, OR

All performances are free and open to the public. Performances subject to change & weather permitting.

A Good Yarn Gathering, Dates Announced!

Join the first A Good Yarn gathering at IRCO (10301 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97220)  on  June 20th, July 11th or July 18th, from  9 :00-10:30 AM. This is a great opportunity to learn how to knit.

Additional October dates to be announced later this year.

Dance Out Loud presents “Resistance” Choreographer’s Showcase on Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11, 8PM

“Resistance” is presented by the directors of Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater, Bang Bang Boogie and Axé Didé with support from Center Space and the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition.

A platform for Independent Artists featuring: Jocelyn Edelstein, Sheyla Mattos, Wolfbird, Subashini Ganesan, DonnaMation, and Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater.

Dance Out Loud is a platform for independent artists to present works with the intention to push boundaries of any dance form. Dance Out Loud’s mission is to present a diversity of artists that approach traditions in a contemporary way.

When: Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, 8PM

Where: Center Space || 420 SE 6th Avenue Portland, OR

Tickets: Online $12 (danceoutloudportland.brownpapertickets.com)


St. John’s Art Constitutional on June 3 from 9 am – 2 pm

The Art Constitutional will take place in the St. Johns neighborhood. It is a family-friendly event that joins the St. Johns Farmers Market to activate the St. Johns neighborhood by bringing together art, music, and food. The Art Constitutional offers a distinct combination of arts and crafts vendors, art demonstrations, a community art project, and multi-cultural musical performances.
Arts/Crafts Vendors: connect and shop with local artists and crafts people including painters, illustrators, jewelry designers, woodworkers, fabric artists, glass artists, and more. Some will be doing live demonstrations!

Music/Performances: enjoy music from St. Johns locals and a diverse array of genres. Thank you to Multnomah County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust for supporting our diverse musical performances this year!

Katelyn Convery
Roosevelt High School Jazz Band
Huayra Lucas
Tevis Hodge Jr.
Aztec Meditation Through Movement
Community Happiness Art Project: We want to know what makes St. Johns residents happy. We’re asking residents to paint their own canvas flags with a representation of what makes them happy. The canvas flags will be collected and displayed at neighborhood events and during the September Art Walk.

The next Art Constitutional will be Saturday, September 9th and will follow the similar format and will feature dance demonstrations, Irish music, a reggae band, and more.


Multnomah County Cultural Coalition