fbpx
When
Monday, Dec. 13, 2021
7:30pm
Cost: Ticket Prices Vary See Website for Details
Where
1037 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

Feature film with Oregon Symphony

Celebrate the season as Jimmy Stewart’s encounter with a guardian angel brings hope and redemption just in time for Christmas, in Frank Capra’s holiday classic for the entire family.

MAKE A NIGHT OF IT!

BOOK A ROOM

My People’s Market Spotlights Local Entrepreneurs of Color

This vibrant pop-up marketplace showcases work by local makers of color.

Editor’s Pick

3 min read

When
Dec. 5–19, 2021
Days vary, 12:00pm–6:00pm
Cost: The event is free with limited entry.
Where
Redd on Salmon Street
831 SE Salmon Street
Portland, OR 97214

Held twice a year since its creation in fall 2017, My People’s Market brings together dozens of local artists, entrepreneurs and creatives of color for live music, networking and shopping.

MAKE A NIGHT OF IT!

BOOK A ROOM

When
Nov. 19, 2021–Jan. 9, 2022
Days vary
Cost: Pricing Varies
Where
4001 SW Canyon Rd
Portland, OR 97221

Oregon’s most popular holiday tradition is back and better than ever.

Kids and adults alike agree: it wouldn’t be the holidays in Portland without a visit to ZooLights. In addition to the classic walk through a dazzling display of 1.5 million lights, you can bring your family and friends to explore the lights by car with a drive-through experience on select nights.

All tickets are timed-entry and must be purchased in advance online; subject to availability; per transaction, limits apply.

MAKE A NIGHT OF IT!

BOOK A ROOM

When
Nov. 6–7, 2021
10:00am–4:00pm
Cost: $$7-$10 suggested donation, Sitka members and youth free
Where
4033 SW Canyon Rd
Portland, OR 97221

The Sitka Art Invitational is a juried art exhibition and sale held in Portland, Oregon. The event occurs annually the first full weekend of November and brings together work by over 100 nature-inspired regional artists. Art sales are split 50/50 between the artist and the Sitka Center. More than 2,000 local art collectors and enthusiasts attend the show each year.

MAKE A NIGHT OF IT!

BOOK A ROOM

When
Nov. 1–21, 2021
Days vary, Times vary
Cost: $12.95 General, $11.95 Senior (62+), $9.95 Students, Free for Children 5 and under, Free for Lan Su Members
Where
239 NW Everett St
Portland, OR 97209

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

Chinese Symbol of Autumn: the Chrysanthemum

Make way pumpkins, this is the season for chrysanthemums.
At Lan Su we are celebrating the chrysanthemum in November with our Chrysanthemum Penjing Exhibit a unique artform that will inspire with wonder. The illustrious history of the Chrysanthemum is honored through presentations on Chinese medicine, floral art displays, cultivation and demonstrations and more.

The Chrysanthemum has been cultivated in China as early as 700 BC and soon gained favor as the symbol of Autumn. Longevity and immortality are only a couple of its themes in part due to its use in medicine and earning its fame in poetry. The famous Chinese scholar poet Tao Yuanming (365-427 CE) made the proverbial connection with the lifestyle of a hermit as the autumn chrysanthemum avoids the crowded floral market in the spring.

MAKE A NIGHT OF IT!

BOOK A ROOM

WEDNESDAY, October 27th from 8pm to midnight.
*Read all the fine print for the details to make this a safe and fun event.

We are so so so excited (can you tell we’re excited???) to welcome back this very special event with some incredibly talented humans. coming to you, live and in person!

Your indelible host & MC @ghtoblst
The Three C’s: @corydrums , @browncharlie3 & @cmr.bass
DJ Afterparty taking you through the breaks and beyond!

*$10 cover (💰 goes directly to the artists). No presale so get here early.

Must be VAXXED to attend this event, so don’t forget your card or a pic on your phone with the proper ID.

MAKE A NIGHT OF IT!

BOOK A ROOM

When
Oct. 22–Nov. 6, 2021
Days vary, 8:00pm
Cost: $20 Advance/ $25 Door
Where
The Siren Theater
315 N.W. Davis St.
Portland, OR 97209

From the makers of Road House: The Play, The Lost Boys- Live and Poltergeist Live comes  the return of
A Nightmare on Elm Street- The Play

Try not to fall asleep.

Bad Reputation Productions and The Siren Theater are thrilled to be a part of your Halloween season and to bring you the staged parody of the movie that made you afraid to fall asleep in the 1980s.  A show that promises action, suspense, comedy and a certain terrifying striped sweater.  With live music and some of the funniest comedic actors around, this show is a total DREAM.

MAKE A NIGHT OF IT!

BOOK A ROOM

When
Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021
8:00pm
Cost: Ticket Prices Vary See Website for Details
Where
Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR 97202
John Waters is an American artist best known for his satirical and raunchy movies. Also a visual artist, Waters’ photography, sculpture, and installations pieces humorously recontextualize art and popular culture.

MAKE A NIGHT OF IT!

BOOK A ROOM

When
Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021
8:00pm
Cost: $37.25 – $159.00
Where
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205

Here it comes bigger and better this holiday season with your favorite queens performing live on stage.  Hosted by Trinity The Tuck and Monet X Change. It’s a magical night of fun with holiday classics and naughty shenanigans—with an all-new production. All ages welcome, but remember, this is The Naughty Tour.

Featuring: Trinity The Tuck, Monet X Change, Brooke Lynn Hytes, Kylie Sonique Love, Crystal Methyd, Heidi N Closet, Miz Cracker, and Jan Sport.

MAKE A NIGHT OF IT!

BOOK A ROOM

When
Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021
3:00pm
Cost: Ticket Prices Vary See Website for Details
Where
Moda Center
1 N Center Ct St
Portland, OR 97227

Rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra is bringing their annual holiday tour to Portland on Now 28, 2021.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra is BACK celebrating 25 years of Christmas Eve and Other Stories.

MAKE A NIGHT OF IT!

BOOK A ROOM

When
Oct. 17, 2021–Dec. 18, 2022
Days vary, 11:00am–2:00pm
Cost: $25
Where
Pharmacy
2100 NW Glisan st
Portland, OR 97210

21+ drag brunch in the heart of North West. Doors at 10 am with the show at 12 pm. $25.00 gets you your meal, a mimosa, and the best drag show in town. The event is hosted by PDX’s best queens with a rotating cast for each event that’s sure to dazzle you with their everything.

Seats fill up FAST. So be sure to make a reservation NOW by emailing us at thepharmacydragshow@gmail.com to get booked.

Reservations will be seated from 10 am – 11 am and 11 am – 12 pm will be first come, first served seating.

MAKE A NIGHT OF IT!

BOOK A ROOM

When
Nov. 19, 2021–Jan. 9, 2022
Days vary, Times vary
Cost: See Website for Details
Where
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97232

“An imaginative and fully immersive adventure, Beyond Van Gogh takes on the challenge of breathing new life into Van Gogh’s vast body of work. Through the use of cutting-edge 3D projection technology and music to illuminate all of his genius, guests can experience the artist with all their senses,” says Mathieu St-Arnaud, Normal Studio.

MAKE A NIGHT OF IT!

BOOK A ROOM

When
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021
7:30pm
Cost: Ticket Prices Vary See Website for Details
Where
Keller Auditorium
222 SW Clay St
Portland, OR 97201

A holiday mash-up for the whole family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is back and better than ever. Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. A unique and joyful event, this evening-length production is performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, a violinist, and MC Kurtis Blow, one of hip hop’s founding fathers, who opens the show with a short set.

Just like the original, in The Hip Hop Nutcracker,  Maria-Clara and the Nutcracker Prince go on a dream adventure battling a gang of mice, visiting the land of sweets and learning the lessons of the holiday season. Innovative digital graffiti and visuals transform the landscape of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s beloved story from traditional 19th Century Germany to the vibrant, diverse sights and sounds of contemporary New York City.

Through this re-mixed and re-imagined version of the classic, the dynamic performers of  The Hip Hop Nutcracker  take us on a journey that celebrates love, community and the magic of the holiday season.

MAKE A NIGHT OF IT!

BOOK A ROOM

When
Nov. 12–14, 2021
Times vary
Cost: Ticket Prices Vary See Website for Details
Where
Westside Commons
801 NE 34th Avenue Hillsboro
OR 97124

The Annual Holiday Food & Gift Festival returns to Portland. This festival is one of the largest holiday celebrations in the Northwest drawing some 15,000 attendees annually who happily complete their holiday shopping early.

With over 300 exhibitors the festival will provide shoppers with one-of-a-kind gifts that cannot be found anywhere else. Featuring art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, wood, music, photography, toys, Christmas décor, and much more make this a gift buyer’s delight.

There is a large gourmet food area where shoppers can sample and purchase a wide range of food items including tea, chocolates, pasta, soups, dips, meats, coffee, jams, shortbread, chili, sauces and many more delights.

MAKE A NIGHT OF IT!

BOOK A ROOM

When
Nov. 12–14, 2021
Times vary
Cost: Ticket Prices Vary See Website for Details
Where
Red Lion Hotel on the River Janzten Beach
909 n Hayden Island Dr
Portland, OR 97217

OryCon is Oregon’s premier, fan-run, annual science fiction/fantasy convention held in Portland since 1979. After taking our convention online for a free mini-con in 2020, we’re planning on hosting our con in person for Orycon 42 November 12th – 14th, 2021*! We are retaining our original theme for OryCon 42 of “Humor, Satire, and Parody in Science Fiction and Fantasy”.

MAKE A NIGHT OF IT!

BOOK A ROOM

When
Friday, Dec. 31, 2021
Cost: $79-$250
Where
1 N Center Ct St
Portland, OR 97227

TEDxPortland, the largest TEDx event in the world, celebrates its 10th anniversary. For its first time, the event heads to the Moda Center in North Portland (home of the city’s iconic NBA team, the Portland Trail Blazers).

Enjoy a day of notable and inspirational speakers and peruse local food vendors and businesses at a pop-up marketplace outside the stadium.

MAKE A NIGHT OF IT!

BOOK A ROOM

When
Aug. 16–Dec. 20, 2021
Days vary, 7:00pm–9:00pm
Cost: $10 per skater
Where
Oaks Amusement Park & Roller Skating Rink
7805 SE Oaks Park Way
Portland, OR 97202

Roll out with your friends and loved ones to our monthly Gay Skate Session, held the 3rd Monday night of the month from 7-9 PM. Everyone is welcome at this all-ages event at Oaks Bottom.

Admission tickets allow access to the Oaks Park Roller Rink for the selected Gay Skate Session date/time. Includes conventional skate rental. Tickets are available starting 21 days in advance.

MAKE A NIGHT OF IT!

BOOK A ROOM

When
Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021
4:00pm–10:00pm
Cost: Ticket Prices Vary See Website for Details
Where
OldTown Portland
SE Ankeny St
Portland, OR, USA

Celebrate the Holiday season in Grand Santa Style at the biggest Holiday Theme Costume Dance Party on the West Coast! And help raise money for a good Clause.

Stumptown SantaCon is a fundraising costume themed Festival. COSTUMES REQUIRED. This is not a spectator event. A portion of the proceeds from this year’s event will benefit The Portland Sunshine Division, The Northwest Bartenders Association, Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette, Feed One Haiti and other non-profits in the Portland Area.

MAKE A NIGHT OF IT!

BOOK A ROOM

When
Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021
Cost: Ticket Prices Vary See Website for Details
Where
Swan Island Oregon
Portland
OR 97217

One of Portland’s favorite winter races, the Holiday Half helps get you in the holiday spirit with gingerbread cookie aid stations and carolers serenading you along the course. Taking place on Swan Island in North Portland, the race offers runners scenic views of the Willamette River (along with photo opportunities with the race’s mascot, Freddi the Yeti).

MAKE A NIGHT OF IT!

BOOK A ROOM

When
December 11, 2021
Days vary, 10:00am–4:00pm
Where
Various Locations
Portland Indigenous Marketplace supports indigenous artists and entrepreneurs by providing barrier-free, culturally respectful spaces that encourage cultural resilience and economic sustainability by promoting public education through cultural arts.

MAKE A NIGHT OF IT!

BOOK A ROOM

When
November 26, 2021
Days vary, 10:00am–4:00pm
Where
Various Locations
Portland Indigenous Marketplace supports indigenous artists and entrepreneurs by providing barrier-free, culturally respectful spaces that encourage cultural resilience and economic sustainability by promoting public education through cultural arts.

MAKE A NIGHT OF IT!

BOOK A ROOM

When
Dec. 11–26, 2021
Days vary
Cost: Ticket Prices Vary See Website for Details
Where
Keller Auditorium
222 SW Clay St
Portland, OR 97201

Since 1989, OBT has thrilled Portland audiences with its annual performances of the Nutcracker. Last year this cherished tradition was suspended leaving an empty stage in place of our beloved production. As we return to a more familiar world, we do so with a sense that nothing can be taken for granted – especially a time-honored tradition that connects us through music and dance.

We raise a glass and welcome the return of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®. Once again we will join Marie and her charming Nutcracker Prince as they are swept away by dancing snowflakes to a magical land of sweets ruled by the Sugar Plum Fairy and all to the music of Tchaikovsky’s brilliant score.

MAKE A NIGHT OF IT!

BOOK A ROOM

When
Dec. 10–12, 2021
8:00pm
Free
Where
Newmark Theater

1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
Celebrate the winter season and PGMC’s return to the live stage with music that celebrates being together and finding joy. With a mixture of holiday favorites and winter tunes perfect for times like these, PGMC is sure to brighten your season with cheer and wonderful music.

MAKE A NIGHT OF IT!

BOOK A ROOM

When
Nov. 20–21, 2021
Free
Where
Viking Pavilion at the Peter W. Stott Center
930 SW Hall St
Portland, OR 97201

The Wild Arts Festival is Pacific Northwest’s premier art show and book fair celebrating the natural world. Held each November by the Portland Audubon, the festival attracts nearly 5,000 visitors each year.

An anticipated 75 artists and authors will come together for the 41st annual event, all for the benefit of Portland Audubon.*

*The health and safety of our staff, artists, and community remains our top priority. Once final protocols are established by the State of Oregon and CDC, we will post all information prior to the festival dates on our website, social media, and email list. These guidelines will be subject to change to ensure that we continue to comply with current local and state requirements.

MAKE A NIGHT OF IT!

BOOK A ROOM

When
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021
7:00pm
Cost: Ticket Prices Vary See Website for Details
Where
Moda Center
1 N Center Ct St
Portland, OR 97227

ESPN Events and the Rose Quarter are excited to unveil the Phil Knight Invitational (PKI), returning to Moda Center. This year’s men’s basketball matchup will feature Brigham Young University (BYU) and the University of Oregon.

Fans can anticipate an excellent game as both teams are coming off an NCAA Tournament appearance, with Oregon advancing to its fourth Sweet 16 in the last five seasons. Both teams are also projected to reach the NCAA Tournament again this season, with ESPN’s latest Bracketology tagging Oregon as a no. 6 seed and BYU a no. 11 seed. The game will air on ESPN.

PKI will continue to honor Nike co-founder and 2012 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Phil Knight and his contributions to college basketball.

MAKE A NIGHT OF IT!

BOOK A ROOM

X
X
X