PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
NOVEMBER 17-19, 2017
FRI – Featuring tastings hosted by prestigious French-connected vintners and importers. Also enjoy fabulous desserts provided by Pix Patisserie, St Honoré Boulangerie, la Petite Provence, and Smitten Truffles, as well as fresh-baked bread from Grand Central and fabulous French cheese from Lactalis USA.
LIGHTING OF MADDOX WOODS
Through December 31 – Enjoy a magical walk down a lighted, accessible path through the woods and to the viewing platform on the Willamette River.
WILD ARTS FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – Celebrating nature in the work of regionally and nationally known artists and writers. Featured art includes the work of painters, sculptors, jewelers, photographers, woodworkers, glassblowers and more; authors include novelists, poets, photographers and writers of non-fiction. Benefiting the Audubon Society of Portland.
SAT – Treasure-hunt food drive—teams visit a list of stores and buy a list of items. Items are donated to Outside In, which serves homeless youth.
FRI-SUN – Oregon’s premier, fan run, annual science fiction/fantasy convention. Art Show, gaming, fan table, costume contest and much more!
THE TRAIN TO CHRISTMAS TOWN
Through December 28 – Based on the beloved children’s book, The Train to Christmas Town, this holiday ride recreates on board the story book tale that is sure to become a family favorite tradition! 75 minute train ride departing from Hood River.
FALL BREWERS DINNER
November 17 – A beer party in the Octagonal Barn—the quintessential fall gathering! Brewers will introduce their beers, which are paired with each course in this seasonal menu.
80’s VIDEO DANCE ATTACK
Every FRI & SAT – Dig out your neon mesh shirts, crimping iron and striped legwarmers to travel back to the 1980s! Classic music videos projected on giant screens complimented with a thumping sound system and light show, this dance extravaganza is sure to get the blood pumping!
PORTLAND CIDER HOUSE’S CIDER-MOSA SATURDAY
EVERY SAT – Enjoy a liquid brunch and try a variety of delicious and fun cider-mosas.
FLASHBACK DANCE CRUISE
Through SAT – Gather your crew & rock your best retro threads from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s!
DUELING PIANO SHOW
FRI & SAT (All Month) – The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours. They boast a Vegas style, request driven, interactive show complete with bits, games, sing-a-longs, comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.
URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT
ALL MONTH – Smartphone 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.
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.
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.
HAUNTED PUB TOUR
All Month – This spine-tingling ghost tour explores Portland’s historic Old Town District, a vibrant area with beautiful 1800’s buildings, cobblestone streets and a wicked past.
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.
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.
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS
NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL
SAT – Share the annual celebration of Native American Indian Heritage Month with the native community. Discover and learn more about native cultures at the Water Center. Kids will have fun with hands-on crafts and activities.
SAT – Celebrate Fall with a special Harvest Market, just in time for your Thanksgiving Dinner!
CLARK COLLEGE JAZZ FESTIVAL
FRI – The Clark College Jazz Ensemble performs their Fall Concert, with special guests from the Prairie High School Jazz Band. The concert is free to the public and is held in the Gaiser Student Center on the Clark College Campus.
FESTIVAL OF TREES
Through December 16 – Divine Consign will display beautifully decorated trees at their downtown Vancouver location, 904 Main Street. Their event will benefit Clark County non-profit organizations.
NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
· The Star
· The Ghost Bride
· The Breadwinner
· Almost Friends
· A Fantastic Woman
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