Below are some of this week's events in and around Portland, Oregon, worth further investigation. Make sure to check the full November events calendar so you can plan ahead, but here's a smattering of upcoming happenings.
Portland Japanese Garden Free Admission Day
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Free days are popular at the beautiful, 5.5 acre destination, so get there early and enjoy!
Izakaya - The NW Celebration of Japanese Pub Culture
Jupiter Hotel, 800 E Burnside St., Portland
Food is at the heart of this Japanese celebration -- particularly shochu, sake and beer -- but top Japanese DJs and artists will be featured as well.
Chagall for Children
Portland Children's Museum
The new exhibit at the Portland Children's Museum pairs 14 of Marc Chagall's paintings with audio recordings describing the work as well as interactive elements for children age 3-10.
11/1 - 1/1/2013
RACE: Are We So Different?
The OMSI exhibit on RACE challenges preconceived notions about difference between races of people. Entry to the exhibit is included with general admission.
11/1 - 1/6/2013
The Body Beautiful
The Portland Art Museum
The British Museum's famed exhibit of Greek and Roman sculptures travels to Portland, offering us a rare glimpse at these storied figures.
11/1 - 1/6/2013
Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body
Grossology offers a unique, interactive look inside some of the inner workings of the human body -- including Gas Attack pinball and examinations of kidneys, digestion and even vomiting. Not your typical exhibit, Grossology takes an unabashed look at bodily functions.