Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: February 2-4, 2018

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
FEBRUARY 2-4, 2018

PORTLAND SEAFOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

FEB 2ND & 3RD

Taste some of Oregon’s best wines from over fifty wineries and munch on deliciously fresh seafood at the peak of Dungeness Crab season.  Bring the whole family, face painters, balloon artists and so much more!  http://pdxseafoodandwinefestival.com/

 

PORTLAND WINTER LIGHT FESTIVAL

FEB 1ST – 3RD

Presenting more than 100 artists and organizations from all across the Cascadian region. The 2018 festival is truly citywide, with Festival Hubs and Affiliate Locations showcasing illuminated art installations, vibrant performances, and stunning kinetic fire sculptures throughout Portland.  https://www.pdxwlf.com/

 

WORST DAY OF THE YEAR RUN

FEB 3RD

Enjoy Columbia River views on this 5k run starting at McMenamins Edgefield.  Packed gravel course with short rolling hills. http://www.worstdayrun.com/

 

HOIKE

FEB 3RD

Authentic Hawaiian food, live music, Polynesian dancing, silent auction and much more!    https://kiako.org/hoike

 

SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL

THROUGH FEB 2ND

Featuring concerts by seven talented artists at The Old Church Concert Hall. https://scnmf.org/

 

PUPLANDIA VALENTINE’S SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA

FEB 3RD

50 Vendors – selling glass art, soaps, toys, dog treats the list goes on and on … JUST in time for Valentine’s day ALSO helping us at Puplandia Dog Rescue. https://www.facebook.com/events/155453938408765/

 

PRINCESS PROMENADE

FEB 3RD

Princess themed Daddy Daughter Dance.  An evening of dancing, music, snacks, face painting, a commemorative photo and gift bag, and meet a few real princesses! Dress is semi-formal. Girls grade K-8 welcomed along with their fathers, guardians, or male relative. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/princess-promenade-2018-tickets-40897331018

 

CASCADE FESTIVAL OF AFRICAN FILMS

THROUGH MARCH 3RD 

Films showing Africa through the eyes of Africans, rather than a vision of Africa packaged for Western viewers. The films celebrate Africa’s achievements, expose its failures, and reveal possibilities for a hopeful future. https://www.africanfilmfestival.org/

 

80’S VIDEO DANCE ATTACK

EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY

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!  http://www.videodanceattack.com/#0

 

DUELING PIANO SHOW

EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY

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, We boast a 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. https://barrelroompdx.ticketleap.com/

 

PORTLAND CIDER HOUSE’S CIDER-MOSA SATURDAY

EVERY SATURDAY

Enjoy a liquid brunch and try a variety of delicious and fun cider-mosas.  https://www.portlandcider.com/

 

HUNTED PUB TOUR

ALL MONTH

Portland:   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.  http://beerquestpdx.com/pubcrawl/

 

PORTLAND ESCAPE ROOMS

ALL MONTH THURSDAY – SUNDAY

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  http://pdxpipeline.com/2015/12/02/portland-escape-rooms-holiday-christmas-gift-puzzles-promo-discount-coupon-code/

 

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 journey through the Arts District, on a streetcar ride and among the famous food carts.  https://www.urbanadventurequest.com/tours/things-to-do/portland_oregon/default.aspx

 

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 – five players, with prizes for everyone on the winning team.  http://shanrockstrivia.com/

 

GEEKS WHO DRINK’S 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.  http://www.geekswhodrink.com/

 

Vancouver, Washington

 

FATHER DAUGHTER VALENTINE’S BALL

FEB 2ND & 3RD

Celebrating the bond between daughters and their dads, grandfathers, uncles and other father figures. Local DJ, finger foods to munch on, refreshments, temporary tattoo station and a professional photographer will be on hand to take keepsake photos of your evening together. https://www.cityofvancouver.us/parksrec/page/annual-father-daughter-valentine%E2%80%99s-ball-1

 

BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL

FEB 2ND & 3RD

The largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world.  Each evening will have a different selection from this year’s films.  https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3070610

 

FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT MARKET

FEB 2ND

Uniting creativity and great art with food and inspiration. Stop by to shop local, network, and meet local business owners. https://www.nightmarketvancouver.com/

 

LANTERN TOUR: WALKING VANCOUVER BARRACKS

FEB 3RD

Tour through the grounds of Vancouver Barracks by lantern light, connecting attendees to the national park’s military history through thematic storytelling.  https://www.nps.gov/fova/learn/news/lanterntours201718.htm

 

OPEN SATURDAY AT PEARSON AIRBASE

FEB 3RD

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.

http://fortvan.org/Education/upcoming-programs.html

 

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

  • Winchester
  • Digimon Adventure
  • Living Among Us
  • Braven
  • Bilal: A New Breed of Hero
  • The Music of Silence
  • Lies We Tell
  • Street Lights

Click here for movie times and theaters.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES

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


Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: January 19-21, 2018

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
JANUARY 19-21, 2018

 

REEL MUSIC FESTIVAL

Through January 30 – Whether your passion is jazz, blues, folk, rock, electronic, world, classical—or anything between—we hope you find something to discover and inspire in this eclectic mix of films that celebrate great artists, sound, and image, and connect music and culture. Various locations around Portland.

FERTILE GROUND ARTS FESTIVAL

THURS through January 28  Discover compelling indoor landscapes of many hues and disciplines cultivated in Fertile Ground. This 11-day sampling illuminates the verdant and abundant acts of creation that bubble and catalyze yearlong in Portland.

PORTLAND’S MINI MUSICAL FESTIVAL

THURS through January 21  Check out six-brand new 15-minute musicals by local writers and composers. Join us for the perfect night out for every musical theater lover! Part of the 2018 Fertile Ground Festival.

ROSE CITY CLASSIC

WED-SUN  One of the biggest dog shows in America that attracts top dogs from virtually all breeds and varieties. Fun for the whole family, come early and plan to stay all day.

STRANGER THAN FICTION

Through January 28  Various short pieces performed by a multi-generational cast, combining circus arts, narrative, dance, and physical theater. (Part of the 2018 Fertile Ground Festival) 

LEWIS BLACK

FRI  One of the angriest men in the history of stand-up makes his annual pilgrimage to Portland as part of his “The Joke’s on Us” tour.  

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.

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.

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

ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLES SHOW

FRI-SUN – Stroll 400 booths filled with estate jewelry, vintage clothing, period lighting, furniture, 40s kitchenware, old tools, toys, prints, old watches, BB guns, and more.

ROSE & THORN WINTER BREWFEST

SAT – Featuring 17 breweries and cider companies local to the Pacific Northwest, small bar bites available for sale, live acoustic entertainment by Fire Lily, a complimentary tasting glass included with ticket and raffle prizes to win!

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
· 12 Strong
· Forever My Girl
· Den of Thieves
· Mom and Dad
· Showdown in Manila
· The Leisure Seeker
· The Final Year

Click here for movie times and theaters.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES

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


Portland Metro Weekend Event Planner: January 12-14, 2018

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
JANUARY 12-14, 2018

 

REPTILE SHOW

SAT – If you are looking for a quality reptile as a new pet or are just want something fun and unique to do, this is it. Our shows are fun and unique for all ages, young and old. From a $20 bearded dragon to a $4,000 rare python morph, there is something for every level of hobbyist.

PORTLAND BOAT SHOW

WED-SUN  More than 40 of the area’s top boat dealers and over 100 brands, you’ll find any kind of boats your looking for along with a full selection of products and services tailored to local boaters.  

BOURBON & BACON FEST

SAT  Nosh your way through some of the best bourbon and food the Pacific Northwest has to offer with OMSI After Dark Bourbon and Bacon Fest! You’ll get sips of bourbon from distilleries large and small and tastes of bacon from tried-and-true to ways you’d never expect.  

PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDERS

SAT  Some of the best bull riders in the world will battle the sport’s toughest bovine athletes. The thrilling 8-second rides and heart-stopping wrecks make the PBR’s Velocity Tour one of the most exciting live sporting events to see.  

WALKER STALKER CON

SAT-SUN – Spend the entire weekend with your favorite Walker Stalker guests, or head across our newly expanded venue to meet cast members from Arrow, Gotham, and more at Heroes and Villains Fan Fest! One ticket gives you complete access to BOTH shows!  

HEROES AND VILLAINS FANFEST

SAT-SUN – Spend the entire weekend with your favorite Heroes and Villains guests, or head across our newly expanded venue to meet cast members from The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchcy, and more from Walker Stalker Con! One ticket gives you complete access to guests, vendors, and panels from BOTH shows! 

REEL MUSIC FESTIVAL

Through January 30 – Whether your passion is jazz, blues, folk, rock, electronic, world, classical—or anything between—we hope you find something to discover and inspire in this eclectic mix of films that celebrate great artists, sound, and image, and connect music and culture. Various locations around Portland.  

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.

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.

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

BOOKAPALOOZA 2018

THURS-SAT  It’s our first used book fundraiser of the year! Here’s a fantastic opportunity to find the books you’ve wanted to read and to stock up on reading material for those cold winter nights!  

SECOND SATURDAY AT THE WATER CENTER

SAT  Not only fun, they’re free! Kids and their families are invited to explore a different topic through hands-on activities, games and stories. Create bird feeders and other crafts to welcome wildlife to your backyard! Learn about the amazing world of bubbles! Make a piece of art from reused materials!  

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
· Paddington 2
· The Post
· Proud Mary
· The Commuter
· Acts of Violence
· Freak Show
· Vazante
· Condorito: The Movie
· Blur Circle

Click here for movie times and theaters.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES

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


Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: January 5-7, 2018

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
JANUARY 5-7, 2018

NO PANTS MAX RIDE DAY

SUN – Leave your pants at home and head to Skidmore Fountain to start the festivities. Donations of pants, hats, scarves and gloves will be collected at the afterparty for local shelters.  

COMEDY SPORTZ

FRI-SAT A fun, fast-paced comedy show that’s great for the whole family. Featuring two teams of professional players competing for laughs and points, with a referee keeping things moving and calling fouls.   

FREE ART MUSEUM ADMISSION

THURS – Visit the Portland Art Museum on Free Days, the first Thursday of every month.

FIRST FRIDAY AT THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

FRI Enjoy a night at Portland’s Children’s Museum for free!  

OMSI DISCOUNT DAY

SUN  Explore the museum and all permanent exhibits for just $2 per person on the first Sunday of every month! Submarine Tours, Theater and Planetarium shows are also reduced to $5 per person, or less with applicable discounts.  

ZOO LIGHTS

Through January 7  Walk through dazzling displays of more than million and half lights, and experience your zoo in a whole new light. In addition to visiting elephants, penguins and other animals, you can ride the popular lighted train and enjoy dinner from a variety of food carts.

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.

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.

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

RESOLUTION RUN/WALK

SAT – Fun for the whole family! 1K Cub race, 5k & 10k courses and Polar Slide event.  

MONSTER DANCE

FRI-SUN Three days of dance workshops instructed by its world renowned faculty of choreographers, plus auditions for thousands of dollars in scholarships, seminars, performance opportunities, freestyle battles, and much more! 

HEALTH & FITNESS FAIR

SAT  Learn how to revamp your life with traditional and new trends in making better food choices, natural nutrition supplements, fitness programs, aromatherapy, relaxation techniques, skin care products, and apparel. Relax with a massage, try out essential oils, get a free body scan, talk to a chiropractor, try out horticulture therapy, learn how art & music can help with your health and more.    

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
· Insidious: Chapter 4
· Molly’s Game
· Project Eden
· Django
· Day of the Dead: Bloodline
· Devil’s Gate
· Stratton
· The Man from Earth
Click here for movie times and theaters.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES

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


Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: December 29-January 1, 2018

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 1, 2018
NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS
 

CHAMPAGNE BALL

Time to dress up, dance and have fun! Enjoy an awesome band, three DJs, four individually themed party rooms, 17 bars, food, party favors and a video countdown on three dance floors. 

NEW YEAR’S EVE EXTRAVAGANZA

An amazing 4-hour show filled with improv, sketch, aerial acts and stand up. Appetizers and dessert all night long with a champagne toast at midnight.   

GOVERNOR’S BALL

An exclusive night of intrigue at Portland’s largest philanthropic New Years Eve Gala. Dress in your finest black tie and evening grown attire for a night you’ll never forget. Complementary signature cocktail and hors d’oeuvres followed by a three-course gourmet dinner, complimentary wine at your table, followed by Billboard Charting artist Patrick Lamb & original blues brother Curtis Salgado.  

NEW YEAR’S EVE MASQUERADE PORTLAND

Come uncover the mystique of Bollywood & revel in carefree playfulness at the last Jai Ho! party of 2017 in Portland. Two dance floors, 5 top class DJs, 4 mesmerizing performers under one roof to dance you into 2018.

GET LOUD AT THE LIBRARY

Come dance the night away with DJ and event host Doc Titus from Party Doctor and enjoy delicious food and drinks from locally owned Uptown Market. Entertainment also includes mini golf, ping pong, games, and a midnight balloon drop in the library’s grand staircase. While the party is intended for adults, all ages are welcome. Proceeds benefit the Beaverton Library Foundation in support of the library’s Summer Reading and other programs. 

LIGHTS ON PEACOCK LANE

Through SUN  Houses are adorned with not only beautiful sparkling lights, but also nativity scenes, rotating Christmas trees and stunningly life-like replicas of Santa and Frosty.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Through SAT – A Playhouse tradition, therefore it’s unlike anything else you’ve ever seen. Join Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghostly spirits who visit on Christmas Eve and guide the grumpy miser through a redemptive and transformative journey towards friendship and love. Hopeful, musical, and above all fun.

ZOO LIGHTS

Through January 7  Walk through dazzling displays of more than million and half lights, and experience your zoo in a whole new light. In addition to visiting elephants, penguins and other animals, you can ride the popular lighted train and enjoy dinner from a variety of food carts.

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Through SAT – Presenting the sights, sounds and sensations of the season, The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights is the largest Christmas choral festival in the world. The festival features nearly 160 indoor holiday concerts performed by many of the region’s finest school, church and civic choirs. Offering a family-oriented blend of traditional celebration and serene reflection, the festival theme reflects the special season of hope that Christmas offers to many thousands of families from around the Pacific Northwest.

CHRISTMAS IN THE GARDEN

Through SUN  charming European-inspired event featuring ice skating, snowless tubing, an artisan vendor market, photos with Santa, fire pits, live music and more!

CINDERELLA

Through January 1 – This holiday musical is perfect for the whole family and will keep your toes tapping until the stroke of midnight.

LIGHTING OF MADDOX WOODS

Through SUN  Enjoy a magical walk down a lighted, accessible path through the woods and to the viewing platform on the Willamette River.

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.

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.

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

SILVER & BLACK BASH: NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE

SAT – Ring in 2018 with an evening of live music, dancing, light refreshments, party favors and beer and wine. 

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.

NO NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK

Click here for movie times and theaters.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES

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


Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: December 22-25, 2017

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
DECEMBER 22-25, 2017

CRAFT MARKET

FRI-SAT – Renegade Craft Fair offers indie crafts, artisan food, and music. Free.

THE CHRISTMAS REVELS

Through SAT – A celebration of the Winter Solstice, is a mythic journey into the music, dance, and traditions of Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Iceland.

LIGHTS ON PEACOCK LANE

Through December 31  Houses are adorned with not only beautiful sparkling lights, but also nativity scenes, rotating Christmas trees and stunningly life-like replicas of Santa and Frosty.

THE MIRACLE OF A MILLION LIGHTS

Through SAT – The entire 2.5 acres is filled with more than a million twinkling lights that turn this historic Portland landmark into a Christmas Wonderland! Tour the richly appointed historic Victorian Belle aglow with 20+ uniquely decorated Christmas trees and elaborate decorations. View rooms filled with period antiques and vintage heirlooms with majestic themes.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE MUSICAL 

Through SUN – Broadway heavy hitters, Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens, breathe fantastic new life into the classic tale of A Christmas Carol.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Through December 30 – A Playhouse tradition, therefore it’s unlike anything else you’ve ever seen. Join Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghostly spirits who visit on Christmas Eve and guide the grumpy miser through a redemptive and transformative journey towards friendship and love. Hopeful, musical, and above all fun.

ZOO LIGHTS

Through January 7  Walk through dazzling displays of more than million and half lights, and experience your zoo in a whole new light. In addition to visiting elephants, penguins and other animals, you can ride the popular lighted train and enjoy dinner from a variety of food carts.

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Through December 30 – Presenting the sights, sounds and sensations of the season, The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights is the largest Christmas choral festival in the world. The festival features nearly 160 indoor holiday concerts performed by many of the region’s finest school, church and civic choirs. Offering a family-oriented blend of traditional celebration and serene reflection, the festival theme reflects the special season of hope that Christmas offers to many thousands of families from around the Pacific Northwest.

WINTER WONDERLAND

Through December 26 – The largest light show in the Northwest spanning the track at Portland International Raceway.   

CHRISTMAS IN THE GARDEN

Through December 31  A charming European-inspired event featuring ice skating, snowless tubing, an artisan vendor market, photos with Santa, fire pits, live music and more!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

IMPROV HOLIDAY SHOW

SAT  Put your Christmas shopping aside and let someone else do the entertaining! MIT players have been plotting and scheming to bring the best possible improvised fun ever to downtown Vancouver.  

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

SAT – Vancouver now has it’s very own monthly showing of your favorite cult movie classic! The Rocky Horror Picture Show will be shown on a screen as actors perform along with the movie, and audience participation is encouraged! Also, feel free to dress up! All ages are welcome, however, it is a rated “R” film and parental discretion is advised.

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
· Jumanji
· Downsizing
· Bad Santa: Trading Places
· The Shape of Water
· All the Money in the World
· The Greatest Showman
· Father Figures
· Hangman
· Pitch Perfect 3
· Bright
· Darkest Hour
· Happy End

Click here for movie times and theaters.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES

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


Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: December 15-17, 2017

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
DECEMBER 15-17, 2017

STUMPTOWN SANTACON

SAT – Come one, come all, and join our moving costume dance party. The theme this year is “Island of Misfit Toys,” so dress up in your favorite Holiday costume and help us light up the Holidays!  

HOLIDAY SPIRITS FEST

SAT-SUN – Meet the makers of the local crafted spirits and the wonderful concoctions people can create using local spirits. Tastings are free, but you can purchase cocktails and bottles too. 

DO JUMP & 3 LEG TORSO 

SUN – A holiday celebration full of musical, acrobatic, and theatrical glory. Come be swept away by the timeless impassioned music of 3 Leg Torso, the whimsical heart stopping beauty of DO JUMP, and the ardent singing and incendiary comedic talent of “Señor” Pepe Raphael.  

WINTER SOLSTICE & CHRISTMAS SHIP VIEWING 

SAT-SUN – An annual celebration at Milwaukie Bay Park to view the Christmas Ships, warm by a bonfire, and purchase some tasty treats.  

THE CHRISTMAS REVELS

THURS-MON & December 21-23  A celebration of the Winter Solstice, is a mythic journey into the music, dance, and traditions of Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Iceland. 

LIGHTS ON PEACOCK LANE

Through December 31  Houses are adorned with not only beautiful sparkling lights, but also nativity scenes, rotating Christmas trees and stunningly life-like replicas of Santa and Frosty. 

TOY BOX

SAT-SUN – Bring the whole family to enjoy a fun and exciting holiday aerial production!   

THE MIRACLE OF A MILLION LIGHTS

Through December 23 – The entire 2.5 acres is filled with more than a million twinkling lights that turn this historic Portland landmark into a Christmas Wonderland! Tour the richly appointed historic Victorian Belle aglow with 20+ uniquely decorated Christmas trees and elaborate decorations. View rooms filled with period antiques and vintage heirlooms with majestic themes.

HOLIDAY EXPRESS

Through SUN – Take a one-hour roundtrip ride along the Willamette River and meet Santa.  

CHRISTMAS SHIP PARADE

Through December 21  View up to 60 boats brightly decorated for the holiday season sailing on the Columbia and Willamette rivers. For the Columbia River schedule, click here. For the Willamette River Schedule, click here.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE MUSICAL 

Through December 24 – Broadway heavy hitters, Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens, breathe fantastic new life into the classic tale of A Christmas Carol.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Through December 30 – A Playhouse tradition, therefore it’s unlike anything else you’ve ever seen. Join Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghostly spirits who visit on Christmas Eve and guide the grumpy miser through a redemptive and transformative journey towards friendship and love. Hopeful, musical, and above all fun.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Through SUN – Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty and The Beast! Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.

ZOO LIGHTS

Through January 7  Walk through dazzling displays of more than million and half lights, and experience your zoo in a whole new light. In addition to visiting elephants, penguins and other animals, you can ride the popular lighted train and enjoy dinner from a variety of food carts.

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Through December 30 – Presenting the sights, sounds and sensations of the season, The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights is the largest Christmas choral festival in the world. The festival features nearly 160 indoor holiday concerts performed by many of the region’s finest school, church and civic choirs. Offering a family-oriented blend of traditional celebration and serene reflection, the festival theme reflects the special season of hope that Christmas offers to many thousands of families from around the Pacific Northwest.

WINTER WONDERLAND

Through December 26 – The largest light show in the Northwest spanning the track at Portland International Raceway.   

CHRISTMAS IN THE GARDEN

Through December 31  A charming European-inspired event featuring ice skating, snowless tubing, an artisan vendor market, photos with Santa, fire pits, live music and more!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

THE NUTCRACKER

FRI-MON  Columbia Dance brings its most joyous holiday gift with this wonder-filled production. 90 local dancers present the magical story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they battle the Mouse King and embark on a thrilling journey through the Land of Snow into the Kingdom of Sweets. 

SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE

FRI & SUN  Celebrating 40 years of sharing the Christmas Story through song and praise.  

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Through SAT  Magenta’s December show is the stage adaptation of Frank Capra’s classic film that warms the hearts of families every year at Christmas time.  

CHRISTMAS TREE TRAIN

Through SAT – Find a Christmas tree in a unique way on the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad! Along the trip, capture views of the Lewis River atop our hill-side vantage point, then return to Moulton Station. At Moulton Station, enjoy warm cider and cocoa, hot coffee and cookies. Santa has a gift for each child, bring your camera to capture this moment in time.

FESTIVAL OF TREES
Through SAT – 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
· Star Wars: The Last Jedi
· Ferdinand
· Wonder Wheel
· Beyond Skyline
· Permanent
· Spent
· Gotti
· The Ballad of Lefty Brown
· Sundowners

Click here for movie times and theaters.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES

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


Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: December 8-10, 2017

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
DECEMBER 8-10, 2017

  

CRAFTY WONDERLAND HOLIDAY ART & CRAFT MARKET 

SUN  Buy amazing handmade goods from over 250 of the best and brightest handmade vendors from the NW and beyond! 

THE GREAT FIGGY PUDDING CAROLING COMPETITION

FRI – A fun and festive caroling competition that will bring a variety of voices to downtown Portland in celebration of the holiday season. 

VESPERTINE WINTER BALL

SAT  A white winter formal/costume ball that is elegant, sophisticated, and intimate, while also fostering individual creativity for those that wish to be in costume. Featuring Gothic/Industrial music, professionally catered food, photography and a series of performances that will evoke the theme of this year’s event. 

EASTBURN CIDERFEST

SAT  Fifteen different cideries will be pouring. Entry includes a Ciderfest glass along with 5 cider-tasting tickets. Please consider bringing in an unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots that will help local children in need this holiday season! 

HOLIDAY HALF MARATHON & 5K

SUN  Get in the holiday spirit, Portland, and treat yourself to the most festive holiday race of the season. With carolers serenading you all along the one-of-a-kind & flat course, you will be delightfully distracted as you wind your way through the streets of North Portland. 

GOSPEL CHRISTMAS

FRI-SUN  The region’s premier gospel singers and the Oregon Symphony orchestra will have you on your feet, clapping and shouting, celebrating the true spirit of the season. Don’t miss out on this exhilarating experience!  

INTERNATIONAL HOLIDAY FESTIVAL

FRI-SAT  Join the Portland Chamber Orchestra to celebrate music and unite our diverse community.  

TOY BOX

SAT-SUN & December 1617

Bring the whole family to enjoy a fun and exciting holiday aerial production!   

PETER PAN

FRI-SUN  Eastside Theater Company’s production of Peter Pan features the treasured story of an adventurous but mischievous boy who refuses to grow up. 

THE MIRACLE OF A MILLION LIGHTS

Through December 23 – The entire 2.5 acres is filled with more than a million twinkling lights that turn this historic Portland landmark into a Christmas Wonderland! Tour the richly appointed historic Victorian Belle aglow with 20+ uniquely decorated Christmas trees and elaborate decorations. View rooms filled with period antiques and vintage heirlooms with majestic themes.

HOLIDAY EXPRESS

Through December 17 – Take a one-hour roundtrip ride along the Willamette River and meet Santa.  

WHITE ALBUM XMAS

Through SAT  A holiday circus spectacular, a tribute to The Beatles and an annual reunion of the Cascadian Freak Family.

CHRISTMAS SHIP PARADE

Through December 21  View up to 60 boats brightly decorated for the holiday season sailing on the Columbia and Willamette rivers. For the Columbia River schedule, click here. For the Willamette River Schedule, click here.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE MUSICAL 

Through December 24 – Broadway heavy hitters, Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens, breathe fantastic new life into the classic tale of A Christmas Carol.  

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Through December 30 – A Playhouse tradition, therefore it’s unlike anything else you’ve ever seen. Join Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghostly spirits who visit on Christmas Eve and guide the grumpy miser through a redemptive and transformative journey towards friendship and love. Hopeful, musical, and above all fun.  

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Through December 17 – Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty and The Beast! Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.  

ZOO LIGHTS

Through January 7  Walk through dazzling displays of more than million and half lights, and experience your zoo in a whole new light. In addition to visiting elephants, penguins and other animals, you can ride the popular lighted train and enjoy dinner from a variety of food carts.

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Through December 30 – Presenting the sights, sounds and sensations of the season, The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights is the largest Christmas choral festival in the world. The festival features nearly 160 indoor holiday concerts performed by many of the region’s finest school, church and civic choirs. Offering a family-oriented blend of traditional celebration and serene reflection, the festival theme reflects the special season of hope that Christmas offers to many thousands of families from around the Pacific Northwest.

WINTER WONDERLAND

Through December 26 – The largest light show in the Northwest spanning the track at Portland International Raceway.   

CHRISTMAS IN THE GARDEN

Through December 31  A charming European-inspired event featuring ice skating, snowless tubing, an artisan vendor market, photos with Santa, fire pits, live music and more!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

THE NUTCRACKER

FRI-SUN – Along with the lovely leaping ballerinas portraying snowflakes and flowers, several dance students will share their athletic expertise wrapped in silk ribbons hanging from above the stage during the show’s Arabian scene, and acrobatics will be sprinkled among several other scenes. 

CHRISTMAS AT THE FORT

SAT  View and participate in activities undertaken by residents at the fort during the holiday season. Enjoy wreath making, holiday beverages, caroling, and more! 

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Through December 16  Magenta’s December show is the stage adaptation of Frank Capra’s classic film that warms the hearts of families every year at Christmas time.  

CHRISTMAS TREE TRAIN

Through December 16 – Find a Christmas tree in a unique way on the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad! Along the trip, capture views of the Lewis River atop our hill-side vantage point, then return to Moulton Station. At Moulton Station, enjoy warm cider and cocoa, hot coffee and cookies. Santa has a gift for each child, bring your camera to capture this moment in time.

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
· Just Getting Started
· Unexpectedly Yours
· The Shape of Water
· Bullet Head
· Hollow in the Land
· Just Within Reach
· The Pirates of Somalia
· I, Tonya
· November Criminals

Click here for movie times and theaters.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES

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


Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: December 1-3, 2017

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
DECEMBER 1-3, 2017

  

FESTIVAL OF TREES

FRI-SAT  A timeless and ageless tradition for everyone, Providence Festival of Trees will dazzle you with elaborately decorated Christmas trees, mini-trees, wreaths and holiday displays.  

HOLIDAY ALE FESTIVAL

Through December 3 – More than 50 potent winter ales are featured at this year’s event, all of which are created specifically to bring warmth and cheer to the holiday season. Held at Pioneer Courthouse Square under a large, heated clear top tent. 

SCANFAIR

SAT-SUN  Experience the sights, sounds, tastes, and traditions of a Nordic Christmas during the holiday season! An event reminiscent of Christmas markets in Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Reykjavik, and Stockholm. Enjoy vendors, food, entertainment, games, and more.  

UNIWAY HOLIDAY HOME TOUR

SAT  Tours offer a sneak peek into stunning homes, neighborhood trolley rides, and live music…all while supporting Duniway Elementary School.  

LEWIS & CLARK CAT SHOW

SAT-SUN  See up to 225 top show cats on display, purebred kittens for sale, rescue cats up for adoption, household pet competition, tons of vendors and much more.  

WHITE ALBUM XMAS

Through December 9  A holiday circus spectacular, a tribute to The Beatles and an annual reunion of the Cascadian Freak Family.

CHRISTMAS SHIP PARADE

Through December 21  View up to 60 boats brightly decorated for the holiday season sailing on the Columbia and Willamette rivers. For the Columbia River schedule, click here. For the Willamette River Schedule, click here.

AMERICA’S LARGEST CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

FRI-SUN  Let the glory of Christmas come alive as the three hundred-voice choir creates a Christmas extravaganza for the whole family. Your favorite holiday songs, dancing Santas, and a beautiful cinematic Nativity. 

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE MUSICAL 

Through December 24 – Broadway heavy hitters, Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens, breathe fantastic new life into the classic tale of A Christmas Carol.  

PORTLAND’S SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE

Through December 3  Let the glory of Christmas come alive as the three hundred-voice choir creates a Christmas extravaganza for the whole family. Your favorite holiday songs, dancing Santas, and a beautiful cinematic Nativity.

ZOO LIGHTS

Through January 7  Walk through dazzling displays of more than million and half lights, and experience your zoo in a whole new light. In addition to visiting elephants, penguins and other animals, you can ride the popular lighted train and enjoy dinner from a variety of food carts.

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Through December 30 – Presenting the sights, sounds and sensations of the season, The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights is the largest Christmas choral festival in the world. The festival features nearly 160 indoor holiday concerts performed by many of the region’s finest school, church and civic choirs. Offering a family-oriented blend of traditional celebration and serene reflection, the festival theme reflects the special season of hope that Christmas offers to many thousands of families from around the Pacific Northwest.

WINTER WONDERLAND

Through December 26 – The largest light show in the Northwest spanning the track at Portland International Raceway.   

CHRISTMAS IN THE GARDEN

Through December 31  A charming European-inspired event featuring ice skating, snowless tubing, an artisan vendor market, photos with Santa, fire pits, live music and more!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

CHRISTMAS AT THE PARK

FRI  Enjoy a Christmas village wonderland with several characters amidst the park bringing cheer to kids and adults.  

SANTACON

SAT  Dinner will be at Main Event Sports Grill from 7-9PM followed by Santa parties until midnight. Underwear and sock donations will be donated to The Share House. Full Santa-themed attire required. No ugly sweaters please. 

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Through December 16  Magenta’s December show is the stage adaptation of Frank Capra’s classic film that warms the hearts of families every year at Christmas time.  

CHRISTMAS TREE TRAIN

Through December 16 – Find a Christmas tree in a unique way on the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad! Along the trip, capture views of the Lewis River atop our hill-side vantage point, then return to Moulton Station. At Moulton Station, enjoy warm cider and cocoa, hot coffee and cookies. Santa has a gift for each child, bring your camera to capture this moment in time.

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
· Wonder Wheel
· Brotherhood of the Blades 2
· 24 Hours to Live
· Gangster Land
· Big Time
· Inoperable
· Drawing Home
· Slumber
· Permanent

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Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: November 23-26, 2017

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
NOVEMBER 23-26, 2017

  

TURKEY TROT AT THE OREGON ZOO

THURS – Runners and walkers of all abilities love the 4-mile, untimed outing between the Oregon Zoo and the International Rose Gardens. Participants finish inside the zoo, much to the delight of two-legged and four-legged mammals alike and features three fun kids’ events.

EAT THANKSGIVING DINNER OUT

THURS – Find local restaurants offering special menus for Thanksgiving.

THANKSGIVING DAY DANCE

THURS – Dance your gratitude—gratitude for these amazing bodies, this spectacular community, and the power of dance. This Thanksgiving, come and move your heart and body at Conduit to get some exercise before feasting.

TOFURKY TROT

THURS – A 5k run, trot, or walk open to all levels of physical fitness. Before you eat your big meal with your friends and family, come trot with us and celebrate the bounty of the earth’s delicious plants!

TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

THURS – This beloved community tradition will feature a holiday sing-a-long with Thomas Lauderdale and members of Pink Martini and friends! With a 75-foot tree, over 14,000 colorful lights, and Portland’s largest community sing-a-long, this is an event you won’t want to miss!

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

THURS – Enjoy an extraordinary evening of cheer that includes caroling, performances from Lakeridge and Lake Oswego High School choirs and holiday tunes from Millennium Concert Band.

AMERICA’S LARGEST CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

THURS-SUN & December 1-3 America’s Largest Christmas Bazaar has 400 booths of juried handcrafted items plus 500 booths of commercial holiday products at the Portland Expo Center.

PORTLAND’S SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE

Through December 3  Let the glory of Christmas come alive as the three hundred-voice choir creates a Christmas extravaganza for the whole family. Your favorite holiday songs, dancing Santas, and a beautiful cinematic Nativity.

ZOO LIGHTS

Through January 7  Walk through dazzling displays of more than million and half lights, and experience your zoo in a whole new light. In addition to visiting elephants, penguins and other animals, you can ride the popular lighted train and enjoy dinner from a variety of food carts.

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Through December 30 – Presenting the sights, sounds and sensations of the season, The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights is the largest Christmas choral festival in the world. The festival features nearly 160 indoor holiday concerts performed by many of the region’s finest school, church and civic choirs. Offering a family-oriented blend of traditional celebration and serene reflection, the festival theme reflects the special season of hope that Christmas offers to many thousands of families from around the Pacific Northwest.

WINTER WONDERLAND

Through December 26 – The largest light show in the Northwest spanning the track at Portland International Raceway.   

CHRISTMAS IN THE GARDEN

Through December 31  A charming European-inspired event featuring ice skating, snowless tubing, an artisan vendor market, photos with Santa, fire pits, live music and more!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

 

TREE LIGHTING

FRI  Be there when thousands of lights come alive on Vancouver’s community tree in Esther Short Park. Santa will be there, along with musical performances and other activities. 

UPTOWN VILLAGE TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

SAT  Join the community for a special tree lighting ceremony in Uptown Village on Main St. and E 19th St.   

HOLIDAY MARKET

FRI-SUN  Start your Christmas shopping early! Handmade arts, crafts, jewelry, treats & more.    

THANKSGIVING WEEKEND BARREL TASTING 

FRI-SUN  Enjoy the past, present and future of Southwest Washington wine! After feasting with family and friends on Thanksgiving, continue celebrating throughout the three-day weekend. Come out to visit the wineries of Southwest Washington and enjoy their 2016 Barrel Tasting and New Releases.  

CHRISTMAS TREE TRAIN

Through December 16 – Find a Christmas tree in a unique way on the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad! Along the trip, capture views of the Lewis River atop our hill-side vantage point, then return to Moulton Station. At Moulton Station, enjoy warm cider and cocoa, hot coffee and cookies. Santa has a gift for each child, bring your camera to capture this moment in time.  

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

· Coco
· The Man Who Invented Christmas
· Lady Bird
· Darkest Hour
· Call Me By Your Name
· Let it Snow
· Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
· The Searchers
· Firangiman

Click here for movie times and theaters.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES

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


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