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2014 Portland Fremont Holiday Fest @ Beaumont Village | Photos w/ Santa, Santa Paws, Golden Ticket Gifts & Discounts, Holiday Crafts

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting Beaumont Village on December 5. Look for Santa and Mrs. Claus roaring down Fremont in a Portland fire truck at 3pm, arriving at Noho’s Hawaiian Café where they will be taking pictures with children from 3:30pm until 7pm.

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Win Tickets: 2014 Portland Thanksgiving Weekend Boys II Gentlemen 1 Year Anniversary Party @ Goodfoot | Featuring Members of The Quick & Easy Boys & Excellent Gentlemen

The band describes themselves as: The Quick & Easy Boys + The Excellent Gentlemen = Boys II Gentlemen. A finer combo hasn’t happened since cocaine and whiskey or cough syrup and white wine.

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Portland-area Holiday / Christmas Tree Lighting Events: Parades, Parties, Santa, Music, & More!

Portland’s holiday season is here! Get in the spirit at one of these magical tree lightings and Santa sightings!

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Portland Thanksgiving Weekend 2014 Soul Stew Dance Party w/ DJ Aquaman + DJ Brad Vachal & The Soul Mechanic @ The Goodfoot | Funk, Soul, Hip Hop

For more than 13 years Soul Stew has delivered Portland’s finest evening of dancing to deep & delicious cuts of Funk, Soul, Disco & Break Beats served up by DJ Aquaman (Eric Hedford / Oregon Music Hall Of Fame Inductee), DJ Brad Vachal & The Soul Mechanic.

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Win Book ($38): Portland: A Food Biography Launches This Week | Perfect Holiday / Christmas Gift for Foodies & History Buffs

Full of wry humor and captivating anecdotes, Portland: A Food Biography chronicles the Rose City’s rise from a muddy Wild West village to a progressive, bustling town of merchants, brewers and oyster parlors, to the critical darling of the national food scene. Heather Arndt Anderson brings to life in lively prose the culinary landscape of Portland, then and now.

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Win Tickets ($68): 2014 Portland Masquerade Ball @ Branx | Holiday / Christmas, Featuring RJD2, Bird of Prey, NW Fresh All Stars & More!

RJD2’s 10-year career reached a marked turning point in 2009 after he scored “A Beautiful Mine,” the popular theme to the hit AMC television series, Mad Men. In early 2010, he dropped The Colossus – the first album to be released on his own label, RJ’s Electrical Connections. He has since reissued Your Face Or Your Knee Caps, The Horror, and Since We Last Spoke as well as a vinyl LP deluxe box set entitled 2002-2010 via his label.

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Holiday Ale Festival

2014 Portland Holiday Ale Festival @ Pioneer Courthouse Square | Four Dozen Rare Winter Beers, 15,000+ Attendees, Heated Tents

The popular event will feature at least four-dozen big, bold ales designed to fend off the cold chill of a long winter night. From Belgians, barleywines and CDAs to winter warmers, porters and stouts, these beers have either been crafted specifically for the event or are hard-to-fine vintages, underscoring the event’s reputation as one of finest gathering of winter beers anywhere in the nation.

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Portland Walking Tours

Limited Tickets Left for Portland Thanksgiving Weekend 2014 Walking Tour of Portland’s Sinful Past – Shanghaiers, Saloons & Skullduggery | Kick A** Oregon History Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin

Spend 2014 Thanksgiving weekend with Portland, Oregon’s sinful past! In addition to the shanghaiers and con men, always on the prowl, saloons, gambling halls and bordellos also thrived in “Whitechapel,” “The North End,” or Old Town, as we know it today. Some of these storied establishments have come and gone, but others have survived, and many say that Portland, or “Strip City,” still has that vulgar and rugged reputation to this day.

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Portland, Oregon Job Listings: Dream Dinners, New Seasons, eBay & More | November 25, 2014

Here are the latest Portland job listings on PDX Pipeline. We update frequently, and you can see our newest listings on our jobs page here. If you have a job to post, you can email the info to

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2014 Portland Macy’s Holiday Parade | Pictures, Route & Info, 25 Floats, Marching Bands, Santa, 650 Costumed Characters

The 2014 Portland Macy’s Holiday parade takes place the day after Thanksgiving, and the same day as the Holiday/Christmas tree lighting in Pioneer Square. There will be 25 inflatable floats, marching bands, Santa and his sleigh, and nearly 650 costumed characters.

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Portland Thanksgiving Weekend 2014 Providence Open House @ Providence Wellspace at Providence Park | Find Answers About Insurance Plans & Benefits During Open Enrollment

Don’t have a lot of time to shop for a health plan this season? Providence Wellspace will make it easier for you at our Open House at Providence Park.

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Adam Ferrara @ Helium Comedy Club | “Nurse Jackie,” “Top Gear,” “Rescue Me”

Nominated twice for “Best Male Stand-up” by the American Comedy Awards, Adam Ferrara always brings the stage to life with his honest, clever and fearless perspective on family, relationships and himself. Adam can currently be seen as a host on “Top Gear,” as a regular on Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie,” and on the critically acclaimed FX series, “Rescue Me.”

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2014 Portland Black Friday on Distillery Row @ Melody Ballroom | FREE, Sample and Purchase Spirits from 7 Distilleries, Thanksgiving Weekend, Holiday Gifts

The event offers a unique opportunity to sample and purchase bottled spirits from seven Distillery Row distilleries–New Deal Distillery, House Spirits, Stone Barn Brandyworks,Eastside Distilling, Vinn Distillery, Rolling River Spirits and Wild Roots Vodka–all under one roof.

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Shop 2014 Portland Black Friday & Small Business Saturday w/ Little Boxes | Get Rewarded For Shopping Locally, Holiday Gifts, 215+ Participating Shops

Little Boxes is a city-wide shopping event and prize raffle on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. For the two days after Thanksgiving, welcome in the holiday season by discovering the quality and variety of Portland’s indie and local retail shopping scene, unlock 10% off*, and enter to win a travel package, an iPad & wireless bookshelf speakers from The Mac Store, shopping sprees, hotel packages, restaurant gift certificates and TONS more goodies!

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Win Tickets ($60): Portland 2014 Thanksgiving Weekend All Decades Video Dance Attack @ Lola’s Room | w/ VJ Kittyrox, Hits from the Past 40 Years

80s Video Dance Attack presents VIDEO DANCE ATTACK! VJ Kittyrox is back to bring you a new version of Portland’s best dance party that spans ALL DECADES.

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Sunday Emporium @ Rejuvenation | Portland Flea, Christmas / Holiday Market, Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping, Vintage Finds, Food

On Sunday, November 30th Rejuvenation, the general store for home projects that add real value, and the Portland Flea will host a holiday edition of their monthly market Sunday Emporium. The focus will be on locally-crafted gifts for the home with 30 of the city’s best designers and makers participating including Annie Beedy, Combed Thunder,Modern Artifact and Revolution Design House.

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Win Tickets ($20): Stumptown Speakeasy @ Crystal Ballroom | Hosted by Pace Rubadeau, featuring Inspirational Beets & Much More!

In celebration of the Anniversary of the repeal of the 18th Amendment, this 1920s/30s style event features bands, dancers, cocktail specials and more, all harkening back to one of the richest eras in our history.

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Portland 2014 Holiday Shopping: America’s Largest Christmas Bazaar @ Portland Expo | Black Friday, 900+ Booths, Holiday Tradition

This colorful holiday event has been produced by the same small local company for 31 years. With innovation and creativity, the show has kept pace with today’s consumers throughout its history, offering a great opportunity to buy unique gifts in all price ranges.

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Portland 2014 Thanksgiving Weekend La Fete du Macaron @ Pix Patisserie | Cupcake Stomp, Macaron Flavor Contest, 30 Flavors

Thirty different flavors will line the pastry case shelves from the traditional (Espresso, Pistachio) to the obscure (salt/pepper/olive oil) to the sublime (What? you’ve never tried our Fluer de Sel Caramel macaron?!) Including Macronuts!

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Win Tickets ($50+): 2014 Oregon Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker @ Portland’s Keller Auditorium | Christmas / Holiday Classic

This winter, Oregon Ballet Theatre presents George Balanchine’s hugely popular version of The Nutcracker at the Keller Auditorium, December 13 – 27, 2014. As Willamette Week said last year, “such an unabashed ode to joy as The Nutcracker hardly exists anymore,” and it’s clear that our audiences agree.

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Win Tickets ($20): 2014 Portland Holiday: Christmas in the Garden @ Oregon Garden | Christmas Market, Lights, Live Music, Santa Claus & Live Reindeer

“This year we’ve added more dates, doubled the number of lights and increased our vendors. We are so excited to continue to build on this wonderful holiday tradition.”

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Shop Local in Portland on Black Friday @ Portland Saturday Market’s Small Business Saturday | Holiday / Christmas Gifts, Arts & Crafts

Buy local this Black Friday/Thanksgiving weekend at the Portland Saturday Market! Choose from dozens of local vendors to find the perfect holiday gift and stay away from the mall!

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Goth Pilgrimage 2014 @ The Embers Avenue | Drink Specials, Dance Floor, DJs Jens & Tibin

Asylym P&G and Knochen Tanz Present Gothic Pilgrimage 2014 at The Embers Avenue. DJs Jens & Tibin will be busting out great tunes all night long!

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It’s Gonna Be Okay Free Stand up Comedy @ The Eastburn | Twice Monthly Stand Up, Hosted by Barbara Holm, Skeeball, Prizes

The show is always fun, smart, progressive, and unique and is a special love letter to Portland’s wonderful budding hotbed of alternative comedy sweethearts, hosted by Barbara Holm.

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Free BridgeCity Trivia @ Kelly’s Olympian | Win Prizes, Fame & Honor, Drinks, Food

Join us as participants battle through multiple rounds of trivia for the chance to win prizes, fame, and honor. Trivia subjects vary from the local, to the national, to the international, to the very most important facts of the known universe.

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Portland Christmas / Holidays in the Pearl 2014 | Explore the City’s Best Window Displays & Enter to WIN Holiday Prize Packages!

Tis the season for festive decorations in the Pearl District! The neighborhood is set to sparkle with holiday décor and displays – and tempting business-donated prize packages including gift certificates for workouts, eyeglasses and photography, carpets, massages and even an organic food basket from Whole Foods.

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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Ticket Giveaways ($700+): John Oliver, Adam Carolla, Holiday Gifts & Shopping & More! | November 20-23, 2014

The weekend is finally here and it’s the last one before the holiday rush really kicks in! Relax at The Big Chill or get some hot tub time in at Pray 4 Snow! Some big names in comedy are passing through this week including Adam Carolla, Aries Spears and John Oliver! Get a head start on your holiday shopping at Plucky Maidens Holiday Junk Fest or Portland Saturday Market! Be sure to bookmark our Thanksgiving Calendar, we’re updating it every day with Black Friday Deals, Holiday Tree lighting, parades & more! And there’s still time to place an order for sweet Thanksgiving Tarts from Pix Patisserie or a delicious turkey or sides from New Seasons Market!

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Win Portland Tickets ($700+): Wine Tasting, PDX Carpet T-shirt, New Year’s Eve Parties & More

Pipeline is once again giving away many Portland event tickets this weekend including to the Back Fence PDX, New Year’s Eve, Miracle on 43rd Street & more.

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Portland 2014 Thanksgiving Weekend Events: Black Friday, Holiday Tree Lighting, Macy’s Holiday Parade & More

Whether you are celebrating with family or friends, Thanksgiving is a great time in Portland. In 2013, Thanksgiving takes place on November 28th and there will be celebrations all weekend including the Macy’s Parade, the Holiday / Christmas Tree lighting, Black Friday sales (Buy Local!), and more!

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Tique Box Christmas / Holiday Gift Options & Delivery | Give The Gift of Portland, “Let Our Elves Do All the Work”

Tique Box, the local company that delivers a slice of Portland in a box, announced their Holiday Gift Service. With their slogan “Let our elves do all the work,” the company that provides guest star gifts to the TV show Portlandia wants to do your holiday shopping for you.

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Terry Persun

Willamette Writers presents Small Pressapalooza @ The Old Church | w/ Award-Winning Author Terry Persun, Pros & Cons of Small Press Publishers

Award-winning Seattle author Terry Persun, Seattle’s Pink Fish Press managing editor, Renda Dodge, and Jared John Smith, Portland author, take the stage for an informal discussion about the brave new world of small press publishing. If you don’t feel that a traditional publishing deal or that the self-publishing world is for you, then maybe a small press is the answer!

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Buy Local this Holiday Season @ Portland Saturday Market | Exotic Foods, Handcrafted Gifts, Festive Atmosphere & More!

Make it your holiday tradition where you’ll find unique handcrafted gifts, exotic foods and a frosty-yet-festive atmosphere.

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2014 Thanksgiving Weekend Portland Short Bus Wastegiving Bar Crawl | 5-6 Bars, Recover from Holidays & Black Friday

This here is a DETOX from turkey and family. What better way to wash away your memories than to imbibe on a short yellow school bus? Sit back, relax, and let Portland Short Bus take you on an epic night of boozing, dancing, and cranking that stereo up to 11.

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