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Portland in the News: Man Arrested w/ His Parrot, Toxic Graveyard, Belmont Goats Must Move Again | December 8, 2016

PDX has landed the top spot as the most instagrammed spot in Oregon. Followed by Seaside Beach and then Multnomah Falls. The Fair-Haired Dumbbell, Oregon’s First Crowd-funded Building, offers the non-wealthy an investment option. And Oregon police recently brought two jailbirds in for mug shots: a man and his pet parrot. Here’s a roundup of […]

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Holiday Pop Up event

2016 Holiday / Christmas Pop Up Event @ Union/Pine | Featuring 40+ of Portland’s Favorite Stores, Designers & Artisans, Photos w/ Santa

December 11 @ Union/Pine – Holiday season is nearing in all its gift-giving glory, and along with it comes the annual go-to pop up, Give Good Gift. Join over 40 of Portland’s favorite stores, designers, and artisans for the big one day affair, Sunday December 11th from 10am to 6pm at Union/Pine. Make a day […]

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Jerry Joseph and The Jackmormons

Win Tickets ($80): 2017 Portland New Year’s Eve w/ Jerry Joseph and The Jackmormons @ Doug Fir Lounge | Two Nights, Rock & Roll

December 30 & 31 @ Doug Fir lOunge – Jerry Joseph has worn a lot of hats over more than three decades in the music trenches – righteous rocker, hyper-observant cultural observer, spiritual & political firebrand, force of nature live performer – but the bedrock of what he does has always been songwriting of the […]

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Vote for Dancing

Win Tickets ($62): Portland New Year’s Eve 2016 – 2017: Beloved Festival Presents Vote for Dancing @ Roseland Theater | The 3-day New Years Celebration That Dares to Reimagine Democracy

December 30-January 1, 2017 – Grab your dancing shoes and head to Portland, Oregon for the 2017 New Year; organizers of the Beloved Festival just announced a three-day celebration at the Roseland Theater from Dec 30 – Jan 1, 2017. The event billed as “Vote for Dancing” will feature an array of visual arts and […]

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Procrastinator's DIY Gift-a-thon

Win a Ticket ($40): Procrastinator’s DIY Gift-a-thon w/ Assembly: gather+create | Create 5 Unique Gifts for You or Friends & Family

December 16 @ Pop Up Shop PDX – We’ve got a holiday treat perfect for all you procrastinators out there. During this festive hands-on event, you’ll create five handmade, unique gifts to give to the special people in your life (or you can keep one or two for yourself… we won’t tell). And don’t worry, […]

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Portland Chamber Orchestra Presents Handel’s Messiah: As Intended | 2016 Portland Holiday / Christmas Music, Orchestra + Choir

December 14, 16-18 – As part of the 70th Anniversary Season, PCO presents its signature holiday program of orchestral and choral works including a performance of Part One of Handel’s “Messiah”. This year, PCO welcomes the Resonance Ensemble and soloists, directed by Katherine Fitzgibbon.

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Community Renewal

Beloved Festival Presents Conscious Renewal on New Year’s Day | Plant Intentions. Strengthen Vision. Build Community

From our sponsors: Community Renewal Day January 1, 2016 Noon – 10 p.m. | $13-$75 | All Ages More info: The Breathe Building 2305 SE 50th Ave., Portland, OR 97215 On the heels of their two-night ‘Vote for Dancing’ New Years celebration, the creators at the Beloved Festival have penned a full-day of conscious […]

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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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