PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND PLANNER
NOVEMBER 23-25, 2018
CHRISTMAS AT THE PITTOCK MANSION
THROUGH DEC 31 – Stroll through the Pittock Mansion with decorated rooms from professional designers and a rich touch of history woven into the home built in 1909.
THROUGH DEC 19 – Watch a Tony Starlight Las Vegas style show with music, comedy, and a dinner.
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
FRI – Pioneer Square hosts the Tree Lighting Ceremony in Portland, or head to Lake Oswego for the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting.
MUSIC OF NAT KING COLE
FRI-SUN – Head to an Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas with storytelling and live music by Evan Tyrone Martin.
HOOD RIVER TRAIN RIDE
THROUGH DEC 27 – Ride along the Columbia River as you enjoy cocoa, Christmas cookies, and a visit from Santa and his elves!
CHRISTMAS LIGHT TRAIL
THROUGH DEC 31 – Walk down a lighted path of festive trees through the Maddax Woods to the Willamette waterline in a tradition 15 years in the making.
ONGOING – Catch a Winterhawks game this season!
PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
ONGOING – Enjoy at night at the Moda Center and watch the Portland Trail Blazers.
DISCOVER KING TUT
THROUGH JAN 27 – Take on a once in a lifetime experience viewing the treasures and tomb of famous King Tut at OMSI.
LAKE OSWEGO HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE
THROUGH NOV 29 – The 510 Museum and ARTspace invite you to shop holiday gifts from art, ceramics, jewelry and handmade items.
THROUGH DEC 2 – Watch Christmas magic be spread with cheer through the 300-voice Christmas Tree choir and former 2002 Miss America, Katie Harman.
SAT-SUN – The Oregon Symphony performs music from movie scores (Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Aladdin, The Lion King and more at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.
PAWS WITH SANTA CLAUS
THROUGH DEC 2 – Don’t let your four-legged family members miss out on photos with Santa! Reserve your photo session today for animal time slots at the Washington Square Mall.
DRIVE-THROUGH LIGHT SHOW
THROUGH DEC 26 – The largest light show in the Northwest, Winter Wonderland is home to over 250 colorful displays at the Portland International Raceway.
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
FRI – Community Tree lighting in Esther Short Park, Vancouver. Afterwards, stop by Divine Consign to see 12 decorated trees on display through Dec 15th.
BLACK FRIDAY MAKE & TAKE
FRI – Play with make and take gift items and repurposed goods to create something truly incredible.
FRI-SUN – The Vancouver Farmers Market and the Holiday Market will help you get a jump-start on all things gifts.
ONGOING – Take in an evening at Fort Vancouver with a guided lantern tour. Led by a Park Ranger, head through the Counting House, Fur Store, Chief Factor’s Home and the Bake House, as you learn aspects of each working area.
WILD THINGS: THE POWER OF NATURE IN OUR LIVES
THROUGH SEPT 2019 – The Museum of Vancouver and Nature Vancouver present the exhibition Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives. Dives into life stories of local plants and animals and how they relate to each other and how they connect people to nature in the city.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
- Welcome to Marwen
- Creed 2
- Ralph Breaks the Internet
- Robin Hood
- Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
- Instant Family
- Green Book
FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS IN THE AREA FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH, VISIT