The approaching weekend took me by surprise. There are as many worthwhile events as on some of the busiest summer weekends.
The fest continues its run, all through the weekend, at Pioneer Courthouse Square. The central downtown location means your steps away from transit when the night comes to an end. Though cold and often wet outside, inside the dry tent the beers are big and warming. The Organic Brewers Festival in May is my favorite, but I understand why this festival is tops for many.
The movie this Friday, December 4th is the Tim Burton classic, The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Feel free to sing along.
The solid mediocrity takes place at the Bagdad Theater (3702 SE Hawthorne). Admission is $3 (21 and over only), and arrive early if you want a seat!
Come for the Scandinavian food, crafts, and the 54th crowning of Oregon’s Lucia Queen of Light. Stay for the Pickled Herring Eating Contest at noon Saturday. The Scandinavian Heritage Foundation’s 25th Annual ScanFair takes place this weekend at PSU’s Smith Center.
Visit the website for more details, including the entertainment schedule for both Saturday and Sunday.
A benefit for the Oregon Food Bank, Season’s Eatings is a local artisans food, wine and spirits market that takes place Saturday, December 5th from noon to 5pm at the New Deal Distillery and Tasting Room (1311 SE 9th).
Some of the region’s best chocolates, cheeses, wines, spirits, charcuterie, baked goods, and pasta will be available to sample and to purchase.
Celebrate the anniversary of the end of Prohibition, all day Saturday December 5th . . . anywhere you’d like!
Join me in a toast to our brewers, vintners, distillers, distributors, publicans, bartenders, waitrons, and friends!