Celebrate the Season in Portland

From Thanksgiving through year’s end, Portland offers an abundance of celebrations, from the traditional to the unexpected.

'Tis The Season

Seasonal Drinks

Warm your belly with Portland's best wintertime concoctions, from hot toddies to flaming cocktails.

Winter Hikes

It’s well worth bundling up and braving the elements for these jaunts in and near the city.

This Week in Portland

Check out our editors’ top event picks for this week.

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Crafty Wonderland Holiday Art + Craft Market
Dec. 13–15, 2019

Crafty Wonderland Holiday Art + Craft Market

Oregon Convention Center Free admission December 14 & 15. $20 admission for first pick pre-show party on December 13.

Portland’s biannual art and craft fair boasts unique handmade wares from 225+ local vendors.

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Tuba Christmas Concert
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019

Tuba Christmas Concert

Pioneer Courthouse Square Free

Downtown will pulse with the melodic sounds of big brass as nearly 300 tubas play in unison for the …

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Black Nativity 2019
Nov. 28–Dec. 15, 2019

Black Nativity 2019

Bethel AME Church $7-$25

By Langston Hughes. The show was originally first performed off-Broadway on December 11, 1961 and th…

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Cultural Communities, Music, Performing Arts
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Tender Table
Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019

Tender Table


Portland’s Tender Table event series features performances and snacks by women and gender-nonbinar…

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Cultural Communities

Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Visiting soon? Here are events we’re looking forward to!

Family Fun in Portland

Kids of all ages (including kids at heart) enjoy Portland's attractions, activities and eats in and near the city.

Discover Portland’s Neighborhoods

You haven’t truly been to Portland until you’ve visited our diverse neighborhoods.

Explore the Outdoors

With parks and gardens, hiking, running, biking, nature and wildlife all easily accessible, Portland is ripe for outdoor adventure.

Culture in Portland

From arts to craft beer, makers to food carts, Portland overflows with cultural offerings.

Top Sights in Portland

Portland’s fun and unexpected attractions range from gardens and museums to (tax-free) retailers of coffee, doughnuts and books.

Cultural Communities

African American Community

Connect with the African American community at these businesses, cultural centers, clubs, restaurants and more.

Hispanic American Community

Visit a Catholic monument, Latino eateries and arts groups and institutions to connect with the local Hispanic American community.

Native American Community

Learn about Oregon's Native American culture and history through these collections and institutions.

5 To Try

Food Cart Pods

Portland is famous for its dozens of food cart pods; here are some of our favorites.

  • Cartopia Food Cart Pod

    The Cartopia pod is home to a wide variety of food carts and a covered, heated seating area. Most carts are lively late into the night, staying open until midnight Tuesday to Thursday and even later on the weekends.

  • Portland Mercado

    This public market features more than a dozen businesses offering various Latin American foods and products.

  • Cartlandia Food Cart Pod

    This Southeast Portland “super pod” is home to a full-service bar, a family- and dog-friendly outdoor beer garden and over 30 carts representing 15 different countries (including a Voodoo Doughnut mobile van and three carts serving lobster).

  • Portland State University Food Cart Pod

    Located on the south end of the Portland State University campus, this food cart pod offers cuisine from around the world. For seating, head to the shady, tree-lined South Park Blocks nearby.

  • Fifth Avenue Food Cart Pod

    This eclectic collection of eateries in downtown Portland is a local favorite for weekday lunch.

Around Portland

Discover the many scenic destinations within two hours of Portland.

Columbia River Gorge

Starting just 30 miles east of Portland, the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area offers amazing vistas, trails and more than 90 waterfalls.

Mount Hood

Mount Hood offers scenic recreation ranging from camping, hiking and fishing to nearly year-round skiing.

Oregon Coast

From the fishing city of Astoria to the tide pools of Yachats, the Oregon Coast is a rugged, unspoiled treasure that begins 90 minutes from Portland.

Plan Your Trip

Use these resources to guide your trip to the Rose City.