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Kurt Vile and The Violators

Win Tickets ($64): Kurt Vile and The Violators @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ Jessica Pratt, Indie, Folk

December 14 @ Crystal Ballroom – Having been the subject and willing conspirator of many intentional lies planted in Sonic Youth bios over the years, I know first hand the way album lore can bend reality to its truth. After the infamous Byron Coley originated the SY “Trilogy” myth in the Murray Street bio, we […]

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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($650+): Holiday Ale Festival, Christmas in the Garden, FINDpdx Sale, America’s Largest Christmas Bazaar, & More! | November 29-December 2, 2018

The Weekend is back, Portland! Kick off your holiday season w/ Jim Brickman A Joyful Christmas! Manga Hokusai Manga opens Saturday at Portland Japanese Garden. Tony Starlight Presents “It’s a Tony Starlight Christmas!” is back! Stock up on knives a KAI Warehouse sale. And with actors trading roles every night Artists Repertory Theatre’s “Everybody” has […]

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Downtown Portland 2018 /2019 New Year’s Eve Governor’s Ball w/ Patrick Lamb @ The Sentinel Hotel | Champagne Toast, Featuring Hit Explosion! Multiple Floors, Gourmet Dinner & More!

December 31 @ Sentinel Hotel – The Governor’s Ball came to fruition to fulfill a need for a more high end and discerning premiere clientele. With it’s vaulted ceilings at the most beautiful hotel in the city with a 3 course dinner by Jake’s included with every reserved ticket, you can come to the truly […]

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Win Tickets ($36+): Uncle Cait & Aunt Amy’s Holiday Party! @ The Siren Theater | Comedy by Portland Favorites Caitlin Weierhauser & Amy Miller

December 15 @ The Siren Theater – Dress your best and revel with Portland’s favorite sweetheart bullies Amy and Cait as they bring you the best-case-scenario obligatory soiree: holiday stories, carol karaoke, stand-up, very special guests, and the trademark charming tough love of your favorite ex-Rip City dwellers!

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Join Portland’s 2018 Holiday / Christmas Ships Parade Aboard Portland Spirit! | Dining Cruise, Sleigh Rides on the Water

December 5-7, 12-15, 18-20 on Portland Spirit – 2018 marks the 65th year for the Christmas Ship Parade on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers in Portland, Oregon. The Christmas Ship Fleet cruises between both rivers offering the Portland area thrilling Christmas time parades.

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Cinnamon Bear

Spark Your Child’s Imagination w/ Portland Spirit Cinnamon Bear Holiday Cruises! | Storytelling, Magic, Characters, Christmas Tradition

Multiple Dates Available Available Through December 27 on Portland Spirit – Join us aboard the Portland Spirit as we magically transform the boat into Maybeland from the classic radio show and beloved children’s book. Magical fairies and elves will greet you as Captain Taffy and his crew get the cruise underway.

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Photos with Santa - Make A Wish Fundraiser

Photos with Santa @ Paddy’s Bar & Grill | Make A Wish Fundraiser, Food & Drink Discounts, 2018 Portland Holiday / Christmas Fun

Paddy’s is excited to host the 8th Annual “Photos with Santa” in partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation! Stop by Saturday, December 1st from 10am – 3pm, and Sunday, December 2nd from 10am – 5pm for photos with one and only, Santa!

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Michael Allen Harrison’s 2018 Christmas At The Old Church | Heart-warming Holiday Tradition, Downtown Portland Concert Series

December 12-26 @ The Old Church – A special heart-warming holiday concert series featuring Michael and his musical family, including the fabulous vocals of Julianne Johnson and many spectacular special guests. Relish the warmth and magic of the holiday season at The Old Church. Highlighting the best of talent in the Northwest, the 28th Anniversary […]

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Holiday Ale Festival

2018 Holiday Ale Festival @ Pioneer Courthouse Square | 54 Craft Beers, Ciders, Meads, Portland’s Christmas Tree

The 23rd annual Holiday Ale Festival will take place Nov. 28 through Dec. 2 at Pioneer Courthouse Square, located at 701 SW Sixth Ave. in downtown Portland. The Northwest’s longest-running outdoor winter beer festival – which is tented and heated – will feature 54 craft beers, ciders and meads in the main lineup. Participating breweries […]

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Manga Hokusai Manga: Approaching the Master’s Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics | On Display at Portland Japanese Garden

December 1-January 13 @ Portland Japanese Garden – In December, Portland Japanese Garden becomes the only venue in the United States to feature woodblock prints by the world-famous Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai, (1760-1849), juxtaposed with work by top modern manga artists. Presented in Portland by the Japan Foundation and the Consular Office of Japan in […]

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Treasures from the Booth: 16mm Night @ 5th Avenue Cinema | Free Popcorn, Featuring Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and More, Free Admission for Portland State University Students, Free Pizza

November 30-December 2 @ 5th Avenue Cinema – Nothing beats the revival of 16mm projection. 5th Avenue Cinema presents an exciting 16mm extravaganza weekend! Projecting an eclectic array of short films on our up-and-running 16mm projector after a 10 year hiatus.

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MANY Portland Thanksgiving Weekend Events & Giveaways ($900+): Tree Lighting, Black Friday, Cinnamon Bear, Wine Tasting, Holiday / Christmas Gift Ideas & More! | November 21-25, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving, Portland! The holiday weekend is here! Portland’s Holiday Tree lights up Friday. Now you can see wine country without the drive! Grab some holiday gifts at Small Business Saturday, sail to Maybeland w/ Cinnamon Bear or smash some cupcakes at La Fete du Macaron.

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tesla city stories

Win Tickets ($20): The Tesla City Stories – Live Vintage Radio Theater Onstage Holiday Spectacular! @ Portland’s The Old Church | Comedy, Music, Prizes, Audience Participation

November 30 @ The Old Church – Join us for the the best original vintage radio theater onstage in America! Straight outta 1944! Beautiful venue at The Old Church Concert Hall! We truly believe — and our fans agree — that this is Portland’s most unique and most fun night out! Laughter! Thrills! Music! Fun! […]

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Win Tickets ($70): X The Band @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ Elettrodomestico (featuring Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go’s)

November 27 @ Crystal Ballroom – Three decades after the inception of X, one thing is clear: X was not only one of the most influential bands to crash out of the punk movement of the late ‘ 70s, but the band’ s music continues to be sonically groundbreaking today. Songs written during the group’ […]

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Portland Christmas Holiday Tree

Portland Christmas / Holiday Tree Pictures, Video & 2018 Info: Lighting, Sing-A-Long, Hot Chocolate | Pioneer Square, Thanksgiving Weekend

November 23 @ Pioneer Courthouse Square – Portland’s 2018 Christmas / Holiday tree lighting is Friday at 5:30PM. This tree lighting event will feature a holiday sing-a-long featuring Thomas Lauderdale with members of Pink Martini. If you are going to the lighting event, it a good idea to go a bit early as it is […]

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Cinnamon Bear Portland Spirit

Portland Spirit Cinnamon Bear Holiday Cruises Embark This Weekend! | Storytelling, Magic, Characters, Christmas Tradition

Multiple Dates Available November 24-December 27 on Portland Spirit – Join us aboard the Portland Spirit as we magically transform the boat into Maybeland from the classic radio show and beloved children’s book. Magical fairies and elves will greet you as Captain Taffy and his crew get the cruise underway.

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Win Tickets ($40): The Dandy Warhols Big Gay Birthday Christmas Holiday Show To Celebrate The Sweet Baby Jesus In The Sky @ Crystal Ballroom | Benefit for LGBTQ Youth

December 1 @ Crystal Ballroom – Each year, The Dandy Warhols put together a vaguely themed holiday show. $1 from each ticket is donated to a deserving organization. Past years have benefited disaster relief, environmental causes, children’s programs, music programs etc. This year it felt appropriate and necessary to bring awareness and support to the […]

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Fassbinder Double Feature @ 5th Avenue Cinema | Free Popcorn, Featuring Beware of a Holy Whore & The Merchant of Four Seasons, Free Admission for Portland State University Students, 2018 Thanksgiving Weekend

November 23-25 @ 5th Avenue Cinema – Despite their quick production schedules and small budgets, Fassbinder’s films are nonetheless unrivaled in their depth and quality. Delivering on all cinematic fronts, his films match a clever and intentional visual style with explorations into the complex emotions and interactions surrounding human relationships.

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highland stars

Win Tickets ($50): Portland Revels presents Highland Stars @ Brunish Theatre | A Children’s Celebration of Light, Portland 2018 Holiday / Christmas Show

December 28-29 @ Brunish Theatre – Highland Stars, a mini-Christmas Revels designed for children ages two to six, is back this year by popular demand! Highland Stars is a fun and beautiful story with three silly clowns, a raven and a friendly dragon.

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Artists Repertory Theatre Presents Pulitzer Prize Finalist Everybody | Mortality Loves Company, Lottery Determines Which Actor Plays Each Part With A Possible 120 Combinations, MacArthur “Genius” Grant

November 25-December 30 @ Alder Stage – Death tells Everybody that their time is up. But Everybody doesn’t want to greet Death alone, so Everybody seeks the company of their friends Stuff, Kinship, Friendship, Cousinship, and Love to make the trip bearable. From the scintillating mind that brought you An Octoroon, Everybody is an audacious […]

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Small Business Weekend- Portland Saturday Market

2018 Small Business Weekend @ Portland Saturday Market | Thanksgiving Weekend, Holiday / Christmas Gifts, Raffle Giveaways, Specials

“Jump into Small Business Saturday” or as we like to call it here at the market, SMALL BUSINESS WEEKEND! Please join us on the weekend of Nov 24 & 25. The weekend will feature: raffle giveaways and specials for participating members.

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Win Tickets ($60): Oregon Repertory Singers: Glory of Christmas @ First United Methodist Church | 2018 Portland Holiday Show, Treasured Seasonal Favorites

December 2, 7, 9 @ First United Methodist Church – This years annual holiday concert brings our loyal and overflowing audiences many treasured seasonal favorites, including Biebls Ave Maria and Eenvalds Stars, alongside Lauridsens O Magnum Mysterium, Pärts Bogoroditse Devo and Magnificat, and Naomi LaViolettes Angel in the Snow. The ORS Youth Choir begins the […]

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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($800+): Friendsgiving, Rose City Rollers, ChefsFeed Indie Week, Olio Nuovo Festival, Worldy Travel Festival, Bridal Show & More! | November 15-18, 2018

Hello, Portland! The weekend is back and the holidays are nearly here! Learn some fast travel tips at the FREE Wordly Travel Festival. Rose City Rollers are hosting 3 nights of derby action! Get some holiday gifts at Olio Nuovo Festival. Be sure to see the Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog @ Chapel Theatre. And see our […]

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US Classic Guitar

Win Tickets ($78): US Classic Guitar presents Portland International Guitar Series @ Downtown Eliot Center | 11 Concerts, 7 Master Classes, Featuring Some of the Greatest Guitarists in the World

November 30-June 29 @ Eliot Center – U.S. Classic Guitar President, William Jenks, is thrilled to announce the upcoming 2018-2019 Portland International Guitar Series, XIV. Because of your support, this iconic Portland guitar dynasty will continue for many years to come and the upcoming season promises to be one of the best to date.

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