PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND PLANNER
NOVEMBER 16-18, 2018
ARTISANS SHOW & SALE
FRI-SUN – Find the perfect gifts this holiday season while supporting local shops and handiwork at the 39th Annual Heart of the Country Show & Sale.
OLIVE OIL FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN – Enjoy appetizers, and match wine with extra virgin olive oil at the Olio Nuovo Festival.
THROUGH DEC 19 – Watch a Tony Starlight Las Vegas style show with music, comedy, and a dinner.
SAT – The 8th Annual Steampunk Film Festival incorporates neo-Victorian and retro cinema.
WILD ARTS FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – Browse from over 70 artists and 30 authors inspired by nature and a silent auction. This event benefits the Audubon Society.
HOOD RIVER TRAIN RIDE
THROUGH DEC 27 – Ride along the Columbia River as you enjoy cocoa, Christmas cookies, and a visit from Santa and his elves!
CHRISTMAS LIGHT TRAIL
THROUGH DEC 31 – Walk down a lighted path of festive trees through the Maddax Woods to the Willamette waterline in a tradition 15 years in the making.
ONGOING – Catch a Winterhawks game this season!
PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
ONGOING – Enjoy at night at the Moda Center and watch the Portland Trail Blazers.
DISCOVER KING TUT
THROUGH JAN 27 – Take on a once in a lifetime experience viewing the treasures and tomb of famous King Tut at OMSI.
LAKE OSWEGO HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE
THROUGH NOV 29 – The 510 Museum and ARTspace invite you to shop holiday gifts from art, ceramics, jewelry and handmade items.
CELEBRITY BOOK SIGNING
FRI – Head to Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing to listen to popular actress Sally Field read from her Memoir, In Pieces.
SUN – JoLa Café in Southwest Portland hosts an eight-course Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixin’s. Seasonal cocktails and wine pairings are available as well.
SUN – Newmark Theatre presents the beloved story of Ella Enchanted, an unordinary girl cursed to obey every command. Follow her on her journey to remove the curse forever.
PAWS WITH SANTA CLAUS
SUN-DEC 2 – Don’t let your four-legged family members miss out on photos with Santa! Reserve your photo session today for animal time slots at the Washington Square Mall.
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS
FRI-SAT – Head to the Hello Winter Market with over 30 unique vendors, home décor and furniture, apparel, jewelry and great snacks.
ONGOING – Take in an evening at Fort Vancouver with a guided lantern tour. Led by a Park Ranger, head through the Counting House, Fur Store, Chief Factor’s Home and the Bake House, as you learn aspects of each working area.
AUTUMN TEA AT THE FARM
THROUGH SAT – The Pomeroy Living History Farm in Yacolt hosts a festive luncheon with three types of sandwiches, soup, four desserts, scones and tea.
SAT – Downtown Vancouver hosts the Harvest Farmers Market, get fresh produce and artisan gifts for your thanksgiving festivities.
WILD THINGS: THE POWER OF NATURE IN OUR LIVES
THROUGH SEPT 2019 – The Museum of Vancouver and Nature Vancouver present the exhibition Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives. Dives into life stories of local plants and animals and how they relate to each other and how they connect people to nature in the city.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
- Bandstand: Broadway
- Burn The Stage: The Movie
- 12 Round Gun
- At Eternity’s Gate
- Bali: Beats of Paradise
- Dead in a Week
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
- Instant Family
- Speed Kills
- Team Khan
- Welcome Home
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