Subscription renewals are open for the 2020/21 Portland Arts & Lectures season

Frequently Asked Questions

Our 2020/21 Season Commitments

The following represents some of Literary Arts’ strategies and contingencies as we receive information about COVID-19 in real time, and may be subject to change.

Our promise to Portland Arts & Lectures subscribers for the 2020/21 season is an incredible lineup of original talks from five authors. Because of ongoing health and safety concerns for in-person presenting, we will be producing and presenting high-quality virtual events for the remainder of our season, which will be available for digital access for up to one week.

What are the subscription prices this year, and how can I renew?

Due to our staff working remotely this spring, we are encouraging you to renew your subscription online. Click on the “Box Office” link at the top of the page. Select the Portland Arts & Lectures section for information on pricing and to subscribe. For Patron and Reserved-level subscribers, please indicate your seating preferences in the “Order Notes” portion of the checkout process. 

When is the renewal deadline for 2020/21?

For 2019/20 subscribers returning for the new season, Your current seat(s) are guaranteed until Friday, May 29, 2020. After that date, seats that have not been renewed will be reassigned, so please subscribe as soon as possible.

Can I buy a single ticket to a Portland Arts & Lectures event?

Portland Arts & Lectures is a subscription-based series. Single tickets are typically not available for these events.

I would prefer to send in a check or credit card number, rather than renew online. What are my options?

During this unprecedented time, we appreciate you working with our staff to consolidate renewal information while working remotely. You can still send in a check (made out to Literary Arts) or a card number to our office at 925 SW Washington St., Portland OR 97205. However, online orders are the best way we can confirm that we’ve accurately and securely collected all of your information. If you would prefer assistance by phone to renew, please call our box office line at 503-227-2583, option 2.

What is your refund policy?

Our typical policy is that Portland Arts & Lectures subscriptions are non-refundable. However, we understand that your circumstances may have changed due to the ongoing health crisis, and this year we will accept refund requests for the remaining 2020/21 season. Note that our 2020/21 season was budgeted for in-person presenting. Because of this, and in order to honor subscriber seat renewals, we can only offer refunds for the full season, and not for a partial season or for individual Portland Arts & Lectures events.

If you would like a full refund for the remainder of your season subscription, please submit your request to

As always, if you are unexpectedly unable to engage with an event, we ask that you consider supporting Literary Arts’ continued work by turning the cost of your ticket into a tax-deductible donation. Donated tickets allow event access for students and community members who may not otherwise be able to participate. Please submit your donation request to no later than 7 days before the scheduled event

Thank you for your continued patience and support.