Not bad for the first weekend in January!
Portland’s Lan Su Chinese Garden (NW 3rd and Everett) is offering free admission for eight days from Monday, January 2 through Monday, January 9, 2011.
“Just a reminder that Lan Su will be closing at 4pm on New Year’s Eve and closed all day Sunday for New Years. We’ll re-open for our Eight Great Days of free admission beginning Jan. 2 at 10am through Jan. 9. Hope to see you here!” [more]
Updated for 2012: season 2!
Don’t have a TV? Don’t have the Independent Film Channel? Watch Portlandia, if you’re into that sort of thing, at the Portland venues listed below.
Portlandia season 2 airs of Fridays, beginning on January 6, 2012. [more]
Cort and Fatboy‘s first Midnight Movie screening of 2012 is perhaps the most successful family move ever made: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial:
“This is probably the height of Spielberg’s powers as master-manipulator, plucker of heartstrings, and jerker of tears.” [more]
Hosted by Portland’s Eastside art galleries and alternative art venues, First Friday provides arts enthusiasts the opportunity to wander from gallery to gallery for artist receptions and openings during extended hours on the First Friday of every month. [more]
The inaugural Portland Farmers Market Winter Market season debuts on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Shemanski Park (South Park Blocks between SW Salmon & Main).
“Shop for winter produce, meats, cheeses, wine, seafood, baked goods and more every Saturday in January and February. Hot food, warming soups and covered spaces available to chase away the chills.” [more]