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Member events are a great way to enjoy the Museum in a festive atmosphere. Mingle among the art at exhibition openings, curator and artist talks, special shopping events, and much more. See below for our current roster of member events.

The Shire: Walking Tours

Sunday, August 6, 2017
Update: as of 5/16/17 all Shire Walking tours are sold out
Session I:
9–11 a.m.; Session II: Noon–2 p.m.; Session III: 3–5 p.m.
$25 per person

Meet us at The Shire for a Members-only nature hike led by Quest for Beauty guest curator Randy Gragg or other knowledgeable guides. The Shire is a 78-acre waterfront site in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. Located directly across from Multnomah Falls, explore a carefully designated landscape with a sculpted lawn, a series of meadows, wetland, vista points, river bays, and walking paths that John Yeon created over a 25 year period and purchased in 1965 to protect from possible industrial development.

Travel to The Shire: Guests provide their own transportation to The Shire. Driving directions will be provided in advance. The Shire is located on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge, about 36 miles from Downtown Portland. Due to parking limitations, tours have a very limited capacity and carpooling is encouraged.

Please note: The Shire is an outdoor location accessible only on foot and requires the ability to navigate uneven and unpaved terrain. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to walk about .75 flat miles. No smoking is allowed. Please, no dogs on tours or left in parked cars.

The Shire: Walking and Sunset Picnic Tour – Friend level and Above

Sunday, August 13, 2017
Update: as of 5/16/17 The Shire: Walking and Sunset Picnic Tour is sold out
4:30–8 p.m.
$65 per person, open to members at the Friend level and above only

John Yeon was known for hosting memorable summer picnics for friends at The Shire. Begin your visit with a guided tour led by guest curator Randy Gragg, followed by an informal picnic on the great lawn prepared by acclaimed Portland chef John Taboada (Navarre and Luce). Bring your own favorite blanket and chair and settle in to watch the sun go down, all while taking in the unparalleled view across the river to Multnomah Falls. This is truly a rare opportunity to experience The Shire as John Yeon would have wanted you to. Cost includes picnic and wine. The Shire is an outdoor location with limited facilities. Menu is limited to vegetarian or non-vegetarian options.

Travel to The Shire: Guests provide their own transportation to The Shire. Driving directions will be provided in advance. The Shire is located on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge, about 36 miles from Downtown Portland. Due to parking limitations, tours have a very limited capacity and carpooling is encouraged.

Please note: The Shire is an outdoor location accessible only on foot and requires the ability to navigate uneven and unpaved terrain. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to walk about .75 flat miles. No smoking is allowed. Please, no dogs on tours or left in parked cars.



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Don’t Miss Out on Member Exclusives

Sometimes special member offers and events become available on short notice and we must communicate with you via email. Additionally, some of our most popular member events sell out quickly; using email we can let you know if additional tickets become available. For example, our recent painting parties were so popular that we added sessions, and the Gospel Brunch sold out in record time. Don’t miss out on future events; make sure that we have your email address by joining the Museum’s online community.

FRIENDS COME FIRST!

Members at the Friend category ($150) and above now receive advance email notification and pre-sale opportunities to purchase and reserve tickets for member events, popular lectures, and special programs. Be among the first to know and renew or upgrade your membership to the Friend category by calling the membership office at 503-276-4249.

Previous Events

Aubrey Watzek House Tours (June 2017)

Members Night (March 2017)
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Warhol Members Opening Party (October 2016)
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123rd Annual Meeting and Members Open House (November 2015)
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Seeing Nature Patron and Members Opening Party (October 2015)
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Members Summer Party (August 2015)
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Gods & Heroes Members Preview Day (June 2015)

Members Night (March 2015)
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Italian Style Members Party (February 2015)
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