Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: Feb. 5-7, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR FEB, 5-7, 2016

 

SEAFOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

FRI-SAT  Oregon Convention Center: Enjoy local wine, seafood & live music at the Portland Seafood & Wine Festival.

CHINESE NEW YEAR CULTURAL EVENT

SAT  Oregon Convention Center: Family friendly cultural performances, retail/service vendors, various Chinese food and drinks, mini concert, arts and crafts and much more.

MUSIC & FILM FESTIVAL

Through FEB 5  Downtown Portland: Eclectic mix of jazz, blues, rock, soul, opera, classical, avant-garde and everything in between.

AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL

ALL MONTH  Portland Community College: 18 outstanding feature, documentary and short films from 11 African countries: Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, and Ethiopia.

PSYCHEDELIC MUSIC & BEER FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN  Crystal Ballroom: While psychedelic music covers a range of styles and genres, it is inspired by psychedelic culture and the attempt to replicate the mind altering experiences that started in mid-’60s folk, rock and blues.

GUIDED LARGE BIRD VIEWING

SAT  Kruger’s Farm Market: Explore Sauvie Island in search of magnificent eagles, hawks and falcons that spend the winter here.

URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT

ALL MONTH  Smart phone clues lead you on a fun & engaging walking tour of the city. Clues start you in the heart of downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square and will take you on a scavenger hunt through the Arts District, on a streetcar ride and among the famous food carts.

50 YEARS OF INDIAN CINEMA

ALL MONTH  Portland Art Museum: Indian cinema boasts the most prolific output of any national film industry on the planet—its films, stars, and songs are beloved at home and by millions around the world.

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

EVERY DAY  Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

PORTLAND ESCAPE ROOMS

ALL MONTH THURS-SUN  Cedar Hills/Beaverton Locations: Real-life room escape games are a type of physical adventure game in which people are locked in a room with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit. Discount tickets.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND MUSICAL

ALL MONTH  Northwest Children’s Theater: Tumble down the rabbit hole as Alice’s adventures through Wonderland are transformed into a spectacular jazz odyssey! This original NWCT adaptation is filled with classic characters from the Mad Hatter to the Queen of Hearts and a beautiful original score inspired by jazz greats from Davis to Monk.

SHANROCK’S TRIVIOLOGY

ALL MONTH  Various Portland Locations: Triviology pub quizzes are free to play, last a couple of hours, and are composed of seven short rounds, giving teams instant gratification for their efforts. Team size can range from one to five players, with prizes for everyone on the winning team.

GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZ

ALL MONTH  Anyone can grab a deck of Trivial Pursuit cards and run a “trivia night.” Geeks Who Drink’s smartass quizmasters run fast-paced, interactive and beer-soaked pub quiz events all over Portland.

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

DISCOVER THE DINOSAURS

SAT-SUN  Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds: Learn, discover and have fun in this unique hands on exhibit that gives you the opportunity to actually see dinosaurs! Discover the Dinosaurs features a walk-through exhibit designed to bring you back in time to a landscape where dinosaurs lived.

ANNUAL FATHER DAUGHTER VALENTINE’S BALL

SAT  Pearson Air Museum: A fun and memorable event for fathers and daughters of all ages! Local DJ, balloon artist, face painting, finger foods and a professional photographer to take pictures of your special evening together.

OPEN SATURDAY AT PEARSON AIRBASE

SAT  Free educational experience, Flight Simulator lab, vertical wind tunnel, a glider-building station, historic airplanes on-site for viewing, collections on display, and educational programs to propel students of all ages.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Hail, Caesar!
• All Roads Lead to Rome
• Misconduct
• Regression
• 600 Miles
• Pride, Prejudice and Zombies
• The Choice
• The Club
• The Pack
• Tumbledown

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES

For a monthly online listing of upcoming Portland metro events, click here.


Meet the Newest Additions to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate

We are proud to announce the addition of these brokers to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate family. Please help us give a warm welcome to the following real estate professionals:

Sherry Taft – Newberg

Olive Gallagher – West Portland

Geri Penner – West Portland

Ian Ross – East Portland

Whitney Grant – West Portland

Cindy Easton – West Portland

Are you interested in creating a successful career in real estate with a strong company? Click here to see how Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate helps our brokers build lasting careers based on delivering exceptional service backed by integrity. Email careers@bhhsnw.com to schedule an appointment.


This Week in Real Estate: Feb. 1, 2016

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This Week in Real Estate Oregon and Washington top the list of strongest housing markets in 2016 as reported by Veros Real Estate Solutions. Rising mortgage applications and low rates to end the first month of 2016. Below are a few of the highlights from the final week of January that influence our business:

* The 25 Strongest and Weakest Housing Markets for 2016. A new report from Veros Real Estate Solutions, a provider of enterprise risk management, collateral valuation services and predictive analytics, show the vitality and expected market changes of the U.S. residential market for 2016. In all the top forecast markets, Veros’ report shows an appreciation in the 10% range, especially in the Pacific Northwest, such as California, Washington and Oregon. “Portland, Seattle and Bend are numbers 1, 2 and 4 in the nation, respectively. Oregon, Washington and North Carolina showed the biggest gains in one-year forecast levels from last quarter’s update,” said Eric Fox, vice president of statistical and economic modeling at Veros.
Full Story… http://www.housingwire.com/articles/36121-here-are-the-25-strongest-and-weakest-housing-markets-for-2016?eid=322520585&bid=1296355

* Mortgage Applications Rise Three Weeks Straight. For the third week in a row, mortgage application increased, rising 8.8% from one week earlier, according to the latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s weekly mortgage applications survey for the week ending January 22, 2016. The refinance index increased 11% from the previous week, while the seasonally adjusted index increased 5% from one week earlier. The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances ($417,000 or less) reached its lowest level since October 2015, dropping to 4.02%, from 4.06%. Also falling, the average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with jumbo loan balances (greater than $417,000) decreased to 3.89% from 3.93%.
Full Story… http://www.housingwire.com/articles/36114-mba-mortgage-applications-rise-three-weeks-straight?eid=322520585&bid=1293033

* Mortgage Rates in Line With 8-Month Lows. Mortgage rates were at 3-month lows on Thursday and on Friday had moved in line with 8-month lows. For most lenders, there was a day or 2 in October that was just slightly better than today, but the differences are negligible. Before that, you’d have to go back to April to find anything remotely as good. At these levels, some of the most aggressive lenders are quoting 3.625% conventional 30yr fixed rates on top tier scenarios. Global financial markets came into the new year in distress. Major stock indices are plummeted around the world, and investors sought shelter in the bond market. When investor demand for bonds increases, rates fall. So we’re left with much lower mortgage rates despite the Fed having just begun its hiking cycle. This paradoxical trend can continue as long as global market turmoil fuels a demand for safer haven investments.
Full Story… http://www.mortgagenewsdaily.com/consumer_rates/562453.aspx

 
Have a productive week!
Jason

Portland Metro Event Weekend Planner: Jan. 28-31, 2016

PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR JAN. 28-31, 2016

AUTO SHOW

THURS-SUN  Oregon Convention Center: Touch and feel the newest automotive technology in the market today, plus get a glimpse into what is coming in the future. Enter to win a car & much more!

INTERNATIONAL CAT SHOW

FRI-SUN  Holiday Inn @ Portland Airport: Attend seminars, learn about different breeds of cats and watch them compete.

ART FESTIVAL

WED-SUN  Portland: Fertile Ground aspires to increase the appreciation for Portland’s lush creative culture, the artist and project spawned right here in our native soil.

MUSIC & FILM FESTIVAL

Through FEB 5  Downtown Portland: Eclectic mix of jazz, blues, rock, soul, opera, classical, avant-garde and everything in between.

HAWAIIAN EVENT

FRI-SUN  PCC Sylvania Campus: Authentic Hawaiian dinner, Polynesian dancing, live music & silent auction.

URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT

ALL MONTH  Smart phone clues lead you on a fun & engaging walking tour of the city. Start you in the heart of downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square and will take you on a scavenger hunt through the Arts District, on a streetcar ride and among the famous food carts.

DUELING PIANO SHOW

ALL MONTH FRI & SAT  Barrel Room: Vegas style, request driven, audience interactive show complete with bits, games, sing-a-longs, comedy and some of the best players in the U.S. Discount Tickets.

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

EVERY DAY  Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

PORTLAND ESCAPE ROOMS

ALL MONTH THURS-SUN  Cedar Hills/Beaverton Locations: Real-life room escape games are a type of physical adventure game in which people are locked in a room with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit. Discount tickets.

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

JAZZ FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN  Clark College: The festival attracts over 60 middle and high school instrumental jazz ensembles for the three day competitive festival.

OPEN SATURDAY AT PEARSON AIRBASE

SAT  Free educational experience, Flight Simulator lab, vertical wind tunnel, a glider-building station, historic airplanes on-site for viewing, collections on display, and educational programs to propel students of all ages.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Finest Hours
• Kung Fu Panda 3
• Greater
• Backtrack
• Jane Got A Gun
• Lazer Team
• Fifty Shades of Black
• Mountain Men

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES

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This Week in Real Estate: Jan. 25, 2016

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This Week in Real Estate there is news of the significant rebound of existing home sales in December as well as the healthy year-over-year increase in housing permits and starts, which bodes well for 2016. Below are a few of the highlights from the third week of January that influence our business:

* Existing-Home Sales Surge Back in December. Existing-home sales snapped back solidly in December as more buyers reached the market before the end of the year, and the delayed closings resulting from the rollout of the Know Before You Owe (TRID) initiative pushed a portion of November’s would-be transactions into last month’s figure. Led by the South and West, all four major regions saw large increases in December. Total existing-home sales ascended 14.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.46 million in December from 4.76 million in November. After last month’s turnaround (the largest monthly increase ever recorded), sales are now 7.7 percent above a year ago. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says December’s robust bounce back caps off the best year of existing sales since 2006. “While the carryover of November’s delayed transactions into December contributed greatly to the sharp increase, the overall pace taken together indicates sales these last two months maintained the healthy level of activity seen in most of 2015,” he said.
Full Story… http://www.realtor.org/news-releases/2016/01/existing-home-sales-surge-back-in-december

* Mortgage Performance Continues to Improve. It was a year of significant improvement in the distressed home arena. According to Black Knight Financial Services there was a 22 percent decrease in the national foreclosure inventory while the number of delinquent mortgages declined by nearly 15 percent.
Full Story… http://www.mortgagenewsdaily.com/01222016_black_knight_first_look.asp

* Home Starts Up 10.8 Percent in 2015. Total housing starts were up in 2015, weighing in at 1.11 million – that’s 10.8 percent higher than in 2014. Single-family starts were up 10.4 percent to 715,300 and multifamily starts were up 11.4 percent to 396,000. “All in all, we’ve made significant gains in 2015 as we closed out at the strongest calendar year for housing starts since 2007,” said Quicken Loans Vice President Bill Banfield. Housing permits were up for the year by 12 percent to 1.18 million with increases in both single-family (up 7.9%) and multifamily (11.4%). “We expect total starts to grow to 1.23 million in 2016, which would be an increase of 11 percent over the number initially reported for 2015. 1.23 million starts will be the highest year for starts since 2007,” said realtor.com Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke.
Full Story… http://eyeonhousing.org/2016/01/home-construction-up-for-2015/

* An Inside Look at Millenial Credit Profiles. Only 3% of Millenials have taken out a mortgage, while 24% have taken out student loans and 27% have opened credit card accounts. So, where is all their cash going? After all, this is the largest generation, with 92 million Millenials.
Full Story… http://www.housingwire.com/articles/36079-infographic-an-inside-look-at-millennial-credit-profiles?eid=322520585&bid=1288852

 
Have a productive week!
Jason

Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: Jan. 22-24, 2016

PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR JAN. 22-24, 2016

HOMEOWNER’S SHOW

FRI-SUN  Veterans Memorial Coliseum: Enjoy exhibits, seminars, demonstrations, and other activities related to design and renovation.

SALSA NIGHTS

SAT Adrianna Hill Ballroom: Gala event featuring ten-piece Salsa music sensation Salsanova, with a dance lesson by International acclaimed Gemini

MUSIC & FILM FESTIVAL

Through FEB 5  Downtown Portland: Eclectic mix of jazz, blues, rock, soul, opera, classical, avant-garde and everything inbetween.

CHOCOLATE FEST

FRI-SUN  Oregon Convention Center: Sample, taste, savor, and delight in some of the finest chocolate from the Northwest and beyond!

URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT

ALL MONTH  Smart phone clues lead you on a fun & engaging walking tour of the city. Start you in the heart of downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square and will take you on a scavenger hunt through the Arts District, on a streetcar ride and among the famous food carts.

DUELING PIANO SHOW

ALL MONTH FRI & SAT  Barrel Room: Vegas style, Request Driven, Audience Interactive Show complete with Bits, Games, Sing-A-Longs, Comedy and some of the best players in the U.S. Discount Tickets.

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

EVERY DAY  Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

PORTLAND ESCAPE ROOMS

ALL MONTH THURS-SUN  Cedar Hills/Beaverton Locations: Real-life room escape games are a type of physical adventure game in which people are locked in a room with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit. Discount tickets.

“EMPIRE EXTENDED”

Through JAN 24  Rose Quarter Commons: Taking a page from Cirque and touring the world, “Empire” smashes through the borders of comedy, circus, vaudeville and burlesque, for a show featuring the most daring artists from across the globe.

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

VANCOUVER SYMPHONY CHAMBER SERIES GOES TO THE MOVIES

SUN  Kiggins Theatre: Three classic silent film classics presented with live music.

PRIME FIGHTING VI

SAT  Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. Featherweight Title: Austin Springer vs. Toby Misech

OPEN SATURDAY AT PEARSON AIRBASE

SAT  Free educational experience, Flight Simulator lab, vertical wind tunnel, a glider-building station, historic airplanes on-site for viewing, collections on display, and educational programs to propel students of all ages.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Airlift
• Caged No More
• Dirty Grandpa
• Exposed
• Intruders
• IP Man 3
• Jeruzalem

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES

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This Week in Real Estate: January 18, 2016

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Despite the Dow Jones rough start to 2016, This Week in Real Estate continued to report very favorable year-end results from November and December, carrying forward the positive momentum in U.S. real estate. Below are a few of the highlights from the second week of 2016 that influence our business:

* All-Cash Share of U.S. Home Sales in November Jumps to Highest Level Since March 2013. RealtyTrac November home sales data shows the share of cash sales jumped to 38.1 percent of U.S. single family home and condo sales during the month – up from 29.8 percent in October and up from 30.9 percent a year ago to the highest level since March 2013, when 38.8 percent of all sales were all-cash. The 23 percent year-over-year increase in share of cash sales nationwide followed 29 consecutive months of annual declines in the share of all-cash home sales. “The jump in cash sales is likely a knee-jerk reaction to the new documentation and disclosure rules for mortgages that took effect in October, making it even more difficult for buyers using financing to compete with cash buyers in the already competitive housing market,” said Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac. “Global economic instability may also be driving more foreign cash buyers back to the relative safety of U.S. real estate.” November cash share of home sales in the metro areas of Portland and Seattle were 37.9 percent and 31.9 percent respectively.
Full Story… http://www.realtytrac.com/news/home-prices-and-sales/november-2015-u-s-cash-sales-report/

* Consumer Confidence in December. The Consumer Confidence Index, recently released by the Conference Board, rose to 96.5 in December from 92.6 in November. Both subcomponents, the present situation and expectations indices, rebounded in December as well. The present situation index rose to 115.3 in December from 110.9 in November; the expectations index climbed up to 83.9 in December from 80.4 in November. As the recovery from the Great Recession continues, consumer confidence is climbing up toward to the pre-recession levels.
Full Story… http://eyeonhousing.org/2016/01/consumer-confidence-in-december-beyond-the-monthly-volatile-data/

* Home Appraisals Fall Short of Owner Expectations Last 11 Months of 2015; Spread Tightens in December. The average appraised values in December were 1.8% lower than the homeowner’s opinion of their home’s value, according to Quicken Loans national Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). December is the 11th straight month when appraised values were lower than homeowners expected, although December marks the fourth month the gap between the two values have narrowed. Appraised values increased a modest 0.18 percent from November, but have risen a steady 5.81 percent since December 2014 and 3.8 percent since the beginning of the year. The West remains the leader in annual home value growth, rising 8.61 percent since December 2014, while the Northeast trails all other regions with a 1.87 percent increase. “2015 bookends with the same story we have heard throughout the year – a housing supply that trails the demand, continuing to push values higher,” said Quicken Loans Chief Economist Bob Walters.
Full Story… http://www.quickenloans.com/press-room/2016/01/13/home-appraisals-fall-short-spread-tightens/

* CoreLogic: Foreclosures Fall to Lowest Level Since 2007. The inventory of homes in foreclosure continued to decrease in November 2015, falling to the lowest level since November 2007, a new report from CoreLogic showed. “Tight post-crash underwriting standards coupled with much improved economic and housing market fundamentals have combined to push new mortgage delinquencies to 15-year-lows,” said Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic. The report shows that during the month of November foreclosure inventory declined by 21.8% and completed foreclosures declined by 18.8% compared with November 2014. The number of completed foreclosures in November was down 71.6% from the peak of 117,657 in September 2010. “30 states have foreclosure rates below the national average of 1.2% which is evidence of the solid improvement,” said Dr. Frank Nothaft, chief economist of CoreLogic. The foreclosure inventory rate at the end of November was 1.0% and 1.3% in Washington and Oregon respectively.
Full Story… http://www.housingwire.com/articles/36008-corelogic-foreclosures-fall-to-lowest-level-since-2007?eid=322520585&bid=1275777

 
Have a productive week!
Jason

Meet the newest additions to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate

We are proud to announce the addition of these brokers to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate family. Please help us give a warm welcome to the following real estate professionals:

Warren Good – McMinnville

Tina O’Dell – Clark County Northwest

Tyler Bretanus – Clark County Northwest

Emily Parker – Sandy

Mitra Mahoney – West Portland

Tom Simpson– Columbia Tech Center

Soren Sorenson – West Portland

Are you interested in creating a successful career in real estate with a strong company? Click here to see how Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate helps our brokers build lasting careers based on delivering exceptional service backed by integrity. Email careers@bhhsnw.com to schedule an appointment.


Top Interior Design Trends for 2016

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The modern home is always evolving. And to get an idea of what it’s evolving to, look no further than what’s happening within its walls today. Here are 10 of the top design trends for 2016.

1) Two-tone kitchen cabinets. Keep upper cabinets white or neutral for a clean, timeless feel, then go crazy with the lower cabinets by playing with various wood tones and deeper colors to take your kitchen in two different style directions.

2) Living rooms that ditch the tech for family. With so much screen time throughout the day and night, homeowners are looking for a calm respite where they can read a book, chat with friends and family or just sit quietly. Thus, the rise of living rooms devoid of digital distraction.

3) Niche appliances. Looking for a little added luxury in the kitchen? Steam ovens (shown here) promise to cook food more thoroughly and healthily than microwaves; warming drawers give cooks a little wiggle room to deliver hot meals to family and guests; induction cooktops save space and are safer for homes with young kids; and kimchi refrigerators offer fans of the popular Korean condiment a chance to make their own at home.

4) Bidets. The separate bidet unit in bathrooms never really took off in America. But since manufacturers began creating combination bidet and toilet units, like the Toto version shown here, they’ve been catching on. According to Houzz data, 5 percent of renovated master bathrooms now include bidets.

5) Heated entryway floors. Sure, heated floors are popular in bathrooms, but if you live in a cold region, consider putting them in your entryway to help melt snow and dry boots.

3d rendering of the modern bathroom6) Statement mirrors in bathrooms. So long, medicine cabinets. Hello, statement mirrors. Think large wood-framed beauties, backlit modern marvels and ornate vintage gems that boost style in a bathroom.

7) Bathrooms that feel more like living spaces. Graphic wallpaper, ornate chandeliers and furniture-like pieces turn sterile spaces into ones that feel a lot more like home.

8) Fireplaces and fire features. New advances mean you can have all the ambiance without the smell, pollution or hassle of traditional wood-burning fireplaces. Plus, fireplaces are making a comeback as living room focal points in lieu of the dark void of a TV screen.

9) Farmhouse entryways. Stripping away the need for fancy flourishes or decor for decor’s sake, farmhouse style gets at the root of function. That’s why the style makes sense for mudrooms, where simplicity in storage and durability in materials are paramount.

StainlessSteel10) Colored stainless steel appliances. Black stainless steel is making a buzz on Houzz. In a poll, nearly two-thirds of Houzzers say they would consider the dark alternative to shiny silver metal. (Shown here is LG’s new Black Stainless collection.) Not into the darkness? Head to the light with Whirlpool’s Sunset Bronze finish.

Article courtesy of Houzz.com.


Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: Jan. 15-17, 2016

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR JAN. 15-17, 2016

 

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY EVENTS

FRI Jan 15: Congregation Beth Israel Campus

MON Jan 18: Hilton Hotel (6th) Breakfast

TUES Jan 19th ~ 28: MLK Week @Willamette University

BOAT SHOW

THURS-SUN JAN 14-17  Portland Expo Center: Look over a huge variety of boats to shop and compare until your heart’s content!  See new lines, brands and styles all at the Portland Boat Show.

BRIDAL SHOW

SAT-SUN JAN 16-17  Oregon Convention Center: Most attended bridal event in Oregon with runway fashion shows, delicious tastings and displays from the area’s most trusted wedding professionals, you will find everything to make your wedding day extraordinary.

MODEL TRAIN SHOW

SAT-SUN JAN 16-17  Portland Expo Center: Designed for children of all ages; for modelers, collectors and enthusiasts; for families in search of good old-fashioned fun; and for the simply curious. Kids 11 & under are free.

URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT

ALL MONTH  Smart phone clues lead you on a fun & engaging walking tour of the city. Start you in the heart of downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square and will take you on a scavenger hunt through the Arts District, on a streetcar ride and among the famous food carts.

DUELING PIANO SHOW

ALL MONTH FRI & SAT  Barrel Room: Vegas style, Request Driven, Audience Interactive Show complete with Bits, Games, Sing-A-Longs, Comedy and some of the best players in the U.S. Discount Tickets.

HELEN KELLER PLAY

Through JAN 17  A play based on the life of Helen Keller, who became deaf & blind as an infant, and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, who enabled her to become one of the most influential women of the 20th Century. Artists Repertory Theatre.

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

EVERY DAY  Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

PORTLAND ESCAPE ROOMS

ALL MONTH THURS-SUN  Cedar Hills/Beaverton Locations: Real-life room escape games are a type of physical adventure game in which people are locked in a room with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit. Discount tickets.

“EMPIRE EXTENDED”

Through JAN 24  Rose Quarter Commons: Taking a page from Cirque and touring the world, “Empire” smashes through the borders of comedy, circus, vaudeville and burlesque, for a show featuring the most daring artists from across the globe.

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

VANCOUVER SYMPHONY

SAT-SUN JAN 16-17  Skyview Concert Hall, Special guest pianist Dimitri Zhgenti along with the 70+ member orchestra led by music director and conductor Salvador Brotons, now in his 25th consecutive season as music director and conductor.

ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE SHOW

SAT-SUN JAN 16-17  Clark County Event Center: 400 booths filled with really wonderful old things. Estate jewelry, vintage clothing, period lighting, furniture, 40s kitchenware old tools, toys, prints, costume jewelry, old watches, BB guns & a whole lot more.

BOOKAPALOOZA

THURS-SAT JAN 14-16  FVRL District Headquarters, Biggest and best used book sale of the year.

OPEN SATURDAY AT PEARSON AIRBASE

SAT JAN 16  Free educational experience, Flight Simulator lab, vertical wind tunnel, a glider-building station, historic airplanes on-site for viewing, collections on display, and educational programs to propel students of all ages.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers
• The Perfect Day
• American Psycho
• Band of Robbers
• Intruders
• Norm of the North
• Remember
• Ride Along 2
• The Benefactor

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES

For a monthly online listing of upcoming Portland metro events, click here.