Christmas day doesn’t have to be just about the kids and homebrew eggnog. Get out!
Powell’s Books (1005 W Burnside). The downtown Powell’s is open 10 AM to 6 PM on Christmas Day (all other locations, save the one at the airport, are closed).
Bowling. Many (most?) bowling alleys, are open on Xmas day.
Movies. Catch a movie – many movie theaters are also open on the Holiday.
Know Your City is offering a December 25 walking tour! A Secular Portland Christmas People’s History Tour – buy your tickets in advance!
Bar Fly magazine keeps track of Portland-area bars open 365 days a year!
Eat and Drink
Portland Food and Drink is maintaining the master list of Restaurants Open Christmas in Portland 2015
Portland Food and Drink is also maintaining the master list of Portland Coffeehouses Open on Christmas Day.
TriMet’s Christmas Day schedule: TriMet buses, MAX trains, and the Streetcar will run on Sunday schedules. No WES service!
The information in this post is compiled through a combination of hearsay, website perusals, assumptions, and direct contact – please do not take it as gospel; if you don’t want to make a fruitless trip out, give the place a call first!