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Want to give a good memory this holiday season? Need something to do while your relatives are in town? We've got a solid list of things to do, places to go, and a list of gift cards you've probably never considered. Give your gift-giving guides a rest, and take a look at the who/what/when/wheres we've got listed below.

OREGON ZOOLIGHTS

Zoo Lights (starting Nov 21), Oregon Zoo’s annual winter festival, shines a new light on the zoo at night. Walk around the park, take the train, bring your littles, and have fun! Also present for the party: local food carts, live music, and warm, toasty winter drinks. For those of the over-21 variety, the zoo also offers two nights where you can experience the lights sans-kids, known fondly as Brew Lights, November 27 & 28; go enjoy all million and a half lights with a little twinkle in your eye (yes, we mean you can have booze!).

PORTLAND CENTER STAGE'S HOLIDAY PLAYS

Portland Center Stage at The Armory presents two hilarious and heartwarming holiday offerings, Second City's A Christmas Carol:Twist Your Dickens and A Christmas Memory Paired with Winter Song. Get a pair of tickets for yourself and/or your loved ones in the stunning Armory building in Portland NW Pearl district, and get in your holiday feelings, y’all!

KNOT SPRINGS: SOAK & SPA

Need a gift for your loved one? Looking for the right holiday bonus for your employee? Been meaning to schedule that personal retreat? Knot Springs, located in The Yard on E Burnside (just up the street), offers not only massages and sauna time, they even have a hot spring so you can soak in the true reason for the season: relaxation. Gift cards can be purchased for any number of services, so when you're trying to decide the perfect gift for your partner, look no further. This hip, social spa centers around health, wellness, and good times. Reopening December 15, just in time for gift-giving!

GET A REAL BIRD'S EYE VIEW

We can boast some pretty great views from the rooms at the NEXT, but even WE can't boast views on this level: Envi Adventures provides epic, award-winning scenic flight tours of Greater Portland's most memorable views. From mountaintops to waterfalls, you won't want to miss this trip. If you're looking for the perfect gift for the adventurer in your life, you can be sure they'll appreciate the aesthetics on this absolutely affordable journey. Pricing is by the flight, so you, your gift recipient, and a third can make magic happen on a flight we'll all be ENVI-ous of (get it??).

TAKE A STROLL DOWN PEACOCK LANE

Peacock Lane is Portland’s favorite walkable light show (it’s driveable too, but… don’t). The name sake’s street in SE Portland offers elaborate household holiday light displays, from Tim Burton throwbacks to actual Deathstar set-ups, minions, and more! Bring your own hot cocoa or buy some from the kids on the corner (no promises on quality, but guaranteed to get you in the spirit!). Located on SE Belmont & 40th Ave.

GIFT A STAY AT JUPITER HOTEL!

Did you know that we offer gift certificates for rooms at Jupiter Hotel and Jupiter NEXT! Bonus, your keycard gets you discounts to tons of local hookups (many of which have great gift giving options themselves!). Contact info@jupiterhotel.com for info about Gift Certificates at either location or book a room for yourself!

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