Christmas Day doesn’t have to be about family™
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).
Movies. Catch a movie – many movie theaters are also open on the Holiday.
Bowling. Many (most?) bowling alleys, are open on Xmas day.
BARS, CAFES, and RESTAURANTS
Radio Room (1101 Northeast Alberta) will also be open again this year, serving a special brunch menu from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and a special dinner menu 3:30 PM to 9:00 PM And they accept reservations.
Mary’s Club (129 SW Broadway), of course, is always open.
Rialto (529 SW 4th). This downtown institution is open 365 days a year. Play some pinball or pool, while enjoying your beer. Watch basketball on the ginormous TVs.
For a comprehensive list visit PortlandBarFly.com‘s Bars open in Portland 365 days a year
And Portland Food and Drink maintains a handy list of restaurants open Christmas Eve and 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!