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Stumptown Santa Con

Stumptown SantaCon 2016 is Coming to Town | Festival of Lights, Holiday Moving Costume Dance Party Through Downtown Portland, Food Carts & More!

December 17 in Downtown Portland – The festivities begin at 4pm. Annual costume and dance processional moves throughout various Santa welcoming venues in downtown Portland from 3pm-11pm. This annual fundraiser is open to anyone over 21 years of age. Wristbands are $10 and a portion of the proceeds goes to support the Sunshine Division, a […]

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Dinner Detective

Limited Seats left for this Weekend’s The Dinner Detective @ The Westin Downtown Portland | Largest Murder Mystery Dinner Show In The U.S., Saturdays, Everyone’s Suspect

December 10 @ The Westin Downtown Portland – The Dinner Detective® is America’s LARGEST murder mystery comedy dinner show! You’ll solve a hilarious murder case while you enjoy a fantastic four-course plated dinner. A tantalizing Prize Package awaits our Top Sleuth of the evening. But be careful! In this show, EVERYONE is a suspect, even […]

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2016 Pop Up Shop PDX: Curated Pop Up Market Continues this Weekend in NE Portland | Featuring A Curated Selection of Portland’s Best Designers & Makers, Holiday / Christmas Gift Ideas

December 10-11 in NE Portland – Up Shop Pdx is a temporary pop up market which opens on 1408 Ne Alberta St for the months of November and December 2016. Each market will feature a curated selection of Portland’s best designers/makers.

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BodyVox presents: Arcane Collective | Explore the Quagmire of Beckett’s trilogy Novel Molloy, Malone Dies, and The Unnamable, and Waiting for Godot

December 8-10 @ BodyVox – BodyVox is delighted to bring acclaimed artists Morleigh Steinberg and Oguri back to Portland. A playful futility fuels Arcane Collective’s latest production ebb. Continuing their exploration into the quagmire of Beckett’s trilogy novel Molloy, Malone Dies, and The Unnamable, and Waiting for Godot, ebb weaves a tale of decrepit persistence […]

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Holiday shopping, parties and classes

Stop by New Deal Distillery this Weekend for a Cocktail Wonderland! | The Season for Giving, 2016 Christmas / Holiday Shopping & Gifts, Holiday Punch Parties

December 10 @ New Deal Distillery – Our biggest holiday event this season! Visit the New Deal Tasting Room on December 10th and learn to mix-up some classic Holiday drinks at our multiple Cocktail Demo stations. And, to make your holiday shopping a breeze, Gift Sets of New Deal spirits and local mixers, as well […]

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It's a wonderful life

2016 Portland Holiday It’s a Wonderful Life @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall | See Christmas Classic on the Big Screen w/ Bigger Than Live Soundtrack

December 17 @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – Everyone’s favorite feel-good holiday classic! Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed star in the timeless tale of a discouraged businessman whose guardian angel helps him discover the far-reaching influence of everyday kindness. The orchestra performs the uplifting soundtrack in real time. Projected in HD, in its original black […]

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Win Tickets ($60): Sinatra by Starlight: Sinatra 101 @ Tony Starlight Showroom | w/ Bo Ayars and the All-Star Horns, Happy Birthday to Ol’ Blue Eyes

Decemebr 12 @ Tony Starlight Showroom – With Bo Ayars and the All-Star Horns. This is now an annual tradition. We celebrate Franks’s birthday, on the day, so this year it’s on a Monday. But that won’t stop Sinatra Swooners, Sinatraphiles and the rest of us from coming out to celebrate. This night we’ll play […]

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Holiday Pop up Shop UP Design Studio

Find Something for Everyone at this Weekend’s Holiday Pop Up Shop @ UP Design Studio in North Williams District | Featuring 30+ Artists & Makers, Ceramics, Jewelry, Art, Home Decor & More! Shop Late Williams

December 9 -11 @ UP Design Studio – We collaborated with 30 Artist/Makers to give you the best of locally made Ceramics, Jewelry, Cards & Art, Home Decor, Sweets & Preserves, Terrariums and much more!

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Dandy Warhols

Win Tickets ($50): The Dandy Warhols: “Land of Misfit Toys” @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ Telegram, After Party w/ DJ Rescue

December 10 @ Crystal Ballroom – Three days after The Dandy Warhols finished recording their ninth album, Distortland, a 14,000 lb gush of water collapsed the roof of the Dandy’s studio, filling the place with rainwater and 80 years of roofing materials. Had it happened a few days later, the Dandy’s would have been on […]

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Mark O Connor & Friends

Win Tickets ($36): All Classical Portland presents Mark O’Connor’s An Appalachian Christmas @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall | Grammy Award Winning Violinist, Portland Holiday Music

December 14 @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – All Classical Portland presents Grammy-winning violinist Mark O’Connor at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Wednesday, December 14th as part of the acclaimed An Appalachian Christmas tour. Mark and the O’Connor Band bring together elements from folk, bluegrass and classical traditions to create “heavenly” (Associated Press) interpretations […]

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The Christmas Revels 2016

Win Tickets ($42): Portland Holiday Tradition The Christmas Revels: Commedia Italiana @ St. Mary’s Academy Theater | Music, Dance & Comedy of the Italian Renaissance

December 16-21 @ St. Mary’s Academy – The music, dance and comedy of the Italian Renaissance come alive in this year’s Christmas Revels. The Doge of Venice, bored with his reign, runs away with a Commedia Dell’ Arte troupe – and zaniness ensues.

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Win Tickets ($30): From Coraline to Kubo: A History of LAIKA’s Films @ Cerimon House | See How Films Are Literally Made by Hand, Studio Behind The Boxtrolls & ParaNorman , Meet the Puppets & More!

December 15 @ Cerimon House – Mark Shapiro from LAIKA, the film studio (founded by Phil Knight) behind Coraline, Kubo & the Two String, The Boxtrolls, and ParaNorman will present how these beloved oscar-nominated films are made literally by hand — from script to illustrations to stop-motion animation. This process averaged only two seconds of […]

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It’s a Tony Starlight Christmas!

Tony Starlight Presents “It’s a Tony Starlight Christmas!” | Celebrating Portland’s 2016 Holidays With Music & Comedy

December 7-8, 11, 14-15, 18-23 @ Tony Starlight Showroom – Remember the classic holiday TV shows of your childhood, when entertainers like Bing Crosby, Dean Martin and others sang songs and spread the holiday cheer far and wide and you couldn’t help but feel the warmth and glow of the season? It’s a Tony Starlight […]

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Agave Warehouse Sale

Portland AGAVE DENIM Warehouse Sale @ Historic Fort Vancouver | Top Quality Items Made in the USA, 2016 Holiday / Christmas Gift Ideas

December 16-18 @ Fort Vancouver – AGAVE DENIM will be bringing its semi-annual warehouse sale back to Washington State and Greater Portland. The company, which relocated its operations to Los Angeles earlier this year, will be setting up its sale at Historic Fort Vancouver – Providence Academy Ballroom.

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sinful past tour

2017 New Year’s Day Walking Tour of Portland’s Sinful Past: Shanghaiers, Saloons and Skullduggery | w/ Kick A** Oregon History Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin

January 1 in Downtown Portland – As a nexus for labor and shipping in the Pacific Northwest, Portland often had the repute of a rugged, rough and tumble town, more than willing to allow the miners, loggers, and fishermen an opportunity to part with their hard earned cash in whatever debaucherous manner they chose.

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Bluehour Santa Brunch

Bluehour Santa Brunch | All Ages 2016 Portland Holiday / Christmas Event, Meet St. Nick

December 11 @ Bluehour – There’s nothing like a visit from ole St. Nick to get you in the holiday spirit. He let us know that he plans to be at Bluehour on Sunday 11 December for our special SANTA BRUNCH. Book your brunch table on this festive family day and enjoy a three-course menu […]

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Shook Twins

Win Tickets ($44): Shook Twins @ Revolution Hall | With Special guest Rabbit Wilde, Folk Pop

December 10 @ Revolution Hall – “I love the harmonies of the Shook Twins, the dreamlike songs that seem somehow permeated by the American Folk tradition, without actually being part of it. They make music that twines through your soul the way vines cover an abandoned shack in the woods.” – Neil Gaiman, New York […]

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Portland Short Bus FestiBus

FestiBus 2016 Portland Holiday / Christmas Lights Bus Tour w/ Portland Short Bus | Peacock Lane, Crale House, Gift Exchange

December 15-18, 21-23 – This season give yourself the gift of FestiBUS. Join 12 random strangers on the Portland Short Bus as we hit up (2) quintessential Portland holiday light displays (The world renowned Peacock Lane as well as the lesser known Crale House). In addition to the light shows, we will merrily whisk you […]

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FREE Friday & Saturday @ Portland’s Barrel Room Dueling Piano Show Bar & Dinner Show | Featuring Nathan Temby/Jeff Vance

December 9-10 @ Barrel Room – Dueling pianos is a great group party concept if (and only if) you get the right players in the correct venue. Mission Accomplished. Since 2010, The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” […]

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Jenna Zine Presents: Sean Jordan

Win Tickets ($30): Jenna Zine Presents: Sean Jordan & Friends Holiday Show! @ Sean Jordan | Portland’s Funniest Person Finalist

December 9 @ The Secret Society – Beloved Portland comedian Sean Jordan has relocated to Los Angeles, but he’s still number one in our hearts! Come kick off the holiday season, as we welcome Sean back for a brief visit to celebrate with his very funny friends for a great night of comedy. One night […]

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It's Gonna be Okay Feature

It’s Gonna Be Okay Comedy Night @ The Eastburn | FREE, Monday Stand Up, Caitlin Weierhauser, Jen Tam & More!

December 5 @ EastBurn – It’s Gonna Be Okay is free WEEKLY stand up comedy show EVERY Monday at EastBurn. The show is funny, smart, progressive, feminist, positive, and often heartwarming. The show showcases the best comedians in Portland along with national acts and is hosted by Barbara Holm.

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