Whatever you’re into, you’ll find it this weekend in Portland: crafts, craft beer, tubas, cocktails, art, books, pie, politics, holiday lights, and more!
I hope for this to be a fairly comprehensive list of the ongoing (not one-time) holiday displays. But if you know of others please comment below and I will add more!
Peacock Lane, Pittock Mansion, Christmas Ships, Zoolights, and more!
The Beaumont Business Association presents the Fremont Festival of Lights (also known as the Beaumont Festival of Lights) this Friday, December 9, 2011 from 5pm to 9pm on NE Fremont between 42nd and 51st.
The event will include Santa & Mrs. Clause arriving by our local PDX fire engine to be delivered to Santa’s Village at Foot Traffic. [more]
The Title Wave Used Bookstore (216 NE Knott) invites the public to a Dazzling Winter Sale on Saturday, December 10, 2011.
From 9am to 5pm all used items will be 55% off – great bargains abound on 20,000 books of all kinds, CDs, DVDs and much more! [more]
The 3rd annual Season’s Eatings takes place this Saturday, December 10, 2011 at New Deal Distillery (1311 SE 9th).
From 11am to 6pm some of the region’s best chocolates, cheeses, wines, spirits, charcuterie, baked goods, and more will be available to sample and purchase, and it’s all a benefit for the Oregon Food Bank. [more]
The 4th annual Amnesia Winter Ale Fest takes place Saturday, December 10, 2011 at the brewpub (832 N Beech).
According to The New School, $20 gets you the Winter Fest glass mug and 10 tasting tickets. [more]
The 2nd annual Hawthorne Holiday Stroll takes place this Saturday, December 10, 2011.
Running from noon until 7pm and up and down Hawthorne, the stroll is a celebration of the season and neighborhood businesses. [more]
The 21st annual Tuba Christmas Concert at Pioneer Courthouse Square takes place this Saturday, December 10, 2011.
Over 200 tuba and euphonium players participate in this free holiday music concert. The conductor is Charles Bolton, and musicians come from all walks of life and experience level. [more]
The Stumptown Artisan Emporium and Bone Shaker’s Tea Parlour takes place this Saturday, December 10, 2011 at TaborSpace (5441 SE Belmont).
“Findings, Finery, Frippery and Fashion for the Discerning Time Traveler!” [more]
Brewing Up Cocktails presents a Holiday Special Edition this Saturday, December 10, 2011 at the Hop and Vine (1914 N Killingsworth).
Last winter’s edition was perhaps the most popular installment of Brewing Up Cocktails ever, featuring acclaimed drinks like the Hot Scotchy, Wassail, and the Furburger, all three of which will make their return on December 10th. [more]
The 2011 Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale takes place at the Convention Center (777 NE MLK Jr – exhibit hall C) on Saturday and Sunday, December 10 and 11, from 11am until 6pm.
“With a rotating line up of talented vendors, Crafty Wonderland is the place to go to find the best handmade goods in the NW, as well as affordable work from talented visual artists.” [more]
BrewHaHa PDX: Your Slice of Occu-Pie takes place this Sunday, December 11, 2011 at The Cleaners (adjacent to the Ace Hotel at 1022 SW Stark). . . .
At this free event get yourself some edification, and most importantly, free pie from sponsors Whiffies and Random Order! [more]