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Portland Japanese Garden presents Gion Matsuri: The World’s Oldest Urban Festival | Enormous Lantern Display, Floats, Performance & More!

October 12
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: Included with Garden Admission

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Portland Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Ave
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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Portland Japanese Garden presents Gion Matsuri: The World’s Oldest Urban Festival
All Ages
More info: japanesegarden.org

Kyoto has celebrated its vibrant Gion Matsuri festival for more than a thousand years. For the first time ever, the sights and sounds of this colorful celebration – Japan’s largest festival – come to life in Portland at this one-of-a-kind exhibition.

Named after the Gion District of Kyoto, Gion Matsuri is said to be the oldest continuous urban festival in the world. First held in 869 to appease the gods and scare away a plague, the neighborhood-centric festival continues to be a colorful and vibrant celebration that takes over the streets of downtown Kyoto each July.

This September’s exhibition brings these festivities to Portland Japanese Garden. With one of the festival’s floats, an enormous lantern display, and immersive photographs of festival activities by one of Kyoto’s top photographers, the exhibition should not be missed. The opening weekend, September 15-16, also features a troupe of Gion Bayashi musicians from Kyoto, performing the celebration’s unique music.

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Discover Portland’s Hidden Mysteries w/ Urban Adventure Quest’s Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure! | Give the Gift of Adventure! + Discount / Promo Code

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Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure
Hours of Operation – Play anytime, Sunrise to Sunset
$39.20 for a team of 2-5 people w/ code PDXPIPELINE at urbanadventurequest.com

Looking for a way to turn Portland into a giant game board? Give the gift of adventure with a city-wide scavenger hunt!

Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a three-hour sightseeing tour of Portland. Guided from any smart phone, groups make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. (more…)

Half Price Craft Beer Tuesdays @ EastBurn | Every Tuesday, 16 Rotating Taps, $2.50 a Pint

December 18
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EastBurn Public House
1800 E Burnside St.
Portland, Oregon 97214
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Phone:
(503) 236-2876
Website:
http://theeastburn.com/

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Every Tuesday is our famous Half Price Craft Beer Tuesdays! Come out and try a few pints of great craft beer from many of our 16 constantly rotating taps for half price! All day every Tuesday. (more…)

Give the Gift of Rumpl! | Swing by Portland Showroom For Christmas Gifts, Special Holiday Pricing, & Out of Print Styles!

December 18
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Rumpl HQ
2544 NW Upshur St
Portland, OR 97210 United States
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Rumpl Holiday Pop Up Hours

More info: rumpl.com

Swing by the Rumpl showroom at Rumpl HQ to test-nap our best-selling gifts and get your hands on a few out-of-print blankets.

Enjoy special holiday pricing on select styles.

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

December 18
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $16.95 Adult

Venue

Portland Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Ave
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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Manga Hokusai Manga: Approaching the Master’s Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics
All Ages
More info: japanesegarden.org

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 Portland, this exhibition compares and contrasts contemporary Japanese illustrated magazines with Hokusai Manga, an 800-page collection of superb illustrations by Hokusai the ukiyo-e artist recognized the world over for his iconic woodblock print The Great Wave. (more…)

2018 Holiday Tea @ Pix Patisserie | Formal & Fun, All Inclusive Menu, Sweet & Savory Snacks

December 18
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost: $38

Venue

Pix Pâtisserie
2225 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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2018 Holiday Tea
All Ages | Daily 2 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
More info: pixpatisserie.com
Reservations are required and must be made 48 hours in advance at 971-271-7166

Join your friends, relatives and Pix for a formal (but fun!) holiday tea. From December 15th through the New Year we are offering daily tea services at 2PM and 3:30PM. The menu includes a pot of tea from Townshend’s Tea House and a selection of 14 sweet and savory bite sized treats – think French macarons and mini éclairs, quail eggs in prosciutto and salmon tea sandwiches, and thick, indulgent chocolat chaud! $38 per service. A vegetarian menu is available.

No reservations for December 24th and 25th

$1 Tuesdays @ North Bar | Draft Rainier, Food, Pool, Slushies & More!

December 18
3:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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North Bar
5008 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97206 United States
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Stop by North Bar all day for $1 Rainier!

About North Bar
North Bar is located in the growing South Tabor neighborhood and strives to provide a comfortable, friendly place to hang out. Beer, liquor, wine, food, pool, darts, slushies, outdoor seating.