Holiday Ale Fest
Packed with revelry and cheer, this winter beer festival is held right under the city’s holiday tree, in Pioneer Courthouse Square (better known as Portland’s living room). The five-day Holiday Ale Fest celebration features more than 40 of the Pacific Northwest’s best-tasting seasonal suds, many not available anywhere else.
Christmas light displays
Some of Portland’s bright spots include ZooLights, a display of more than a million lights at the Oregon Zoo, an awesome display at The Grotto, and the Christmas Ship Parade, featuring brilliantly decorated boats on the Willamette and Columbia rivers.
Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale
This biannual sale from Crafty Wonderland, a downtown haven of locally made goods, turns the Oregon Convention Center into a true wonderland of all things handmade each spring and winter. The December event is scheduled so you can find the perfect made-in-Portland gifts in time for the holidays.