Spending time with the family around the holidays can be nice, but sometimes you just have to get out of the house. Let me suggest some Holiday activities . . .
Things To Do in Portland on Christmas Day: My annual post listing the bars, restaurants, stores, and other businesses open on Christmas Day.
All Weekend Including Christmas Day!
Peacock Lane officially lights up for the 2011 holiday season on December 15 at 6pm.
Peacock Lane is a narrow residential street one block east of Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard (née 39th Ave) between SE Stark and Belmont. Since the 1920s the residents of this stretch of mostly Tudor style houses have gone a little crazy with the Christmas lights [more]
The 19th annual Jubitz Winter Wonderland, the Largest Holiday Light Show West of the Mississippi, takes place through December 25 at the Portland International Raceway (1940 N. Victory Blvd).
“Since 1993, a journey through Winter Wonderland has become a Holiday tradition for many families, friends, and social organizations to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season.” [more]
Friday Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
The 2011 ZooLights ignite for the first time on Friday, November 25. The sparkling lights and brilliant hues will be cast each evening (except Christmas Eve and Day) through January 1, 2012.
“More than a million lights transform the Oregon Zoo into a luminous winter wonderland filled with moving sculptures, forests of lighted trees and animal silhouettes.” [more]
Friday-Saturday Closed Christmas Day
Once again Portland’s historic Pittock Mansion is going all out for the holiday season. This year, from November 21 through January 2, the theme is Christmas Around The World.
“Every year, starting more than 40 years ago, dozens of volunteer decorators, designers, and local organizations donate their time and talents to transform Pittock Mansion into a Christmas wonderland for approximately 17,000 delighted visitors during the holiday season.” [more]