Holidays in Portland

Celebrate the season with beloved local traditions and lots of tax-free shopping!

Find festive fun

Holiday Light Displays

Portland is full of bright ways to embrace the shorter days of winter.

Holiday Shopping Events

Find locally made gifts at makers' fairs, holiday bazaars and pop-up events.

Visiting Portland Now


Find the latest answers to common questions about visiting Portland during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What's Open

Nearly all Portland attractions are open and welcoming visitors; get the latest details on ticketing and safety precautions.

Portland Patio Guide

Don't let cooler temperatures (or rain!) stop you from exploring Portland's many covered, heated, all-weather patios.

Food Cart Finder

Search 200+ Portland food carts by cuisine, trademark dishes and dietary needs.

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A City of Neighborhoods

Portland is known for the vibrancy and uniqueness of its many neighborhoods, each with a distinct sense of place, and — in quirky Portland fashion — spread across six so-called "quadrants."

Locals will tell you that you haven’t truly been to Portland until you’ve connected with our diverse communities.

Visit our neighborhoods page to get acquainted with more than 20 awesome Portland neighborhoods.

Winter Fun in Portland

Make the most of the season with these Portland-area events and activities.

Upcoming Events

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Beyond Van Gogh Portland
Nov. 19, 2021–Feb. 12, 2022

Beyond Van Gogh Portland

Oregon Convention Center See Website for Details

“An imaginative and fully immersive adventure, Beyond Van Gogh takes on the challenge of breathing n…

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Christmas Festival of Lights
Nov. 26, 2021–Jan. 2, 2022

Christmas Festival of Lights

The Grotto adults: $11; kids: $6

Presenting the sights, sounds and sensations of the season, The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lig…

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Editor's Pick
Queen Nefertari's Egypt
Oct. 16, 2021–Jan. 16, 2022

Queen Nefertari's Egypt

Portland Art Museum Free – $25

Discover “The One for Whom the Sun Shines,” Queen Nefertari, the Great Royal Wife of Pharaoh Ram…

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Editor's Pick
Nov. 19, 2021–Jan. 9, 2022


Oregon Zoo Pricing Varies

Oregon’s most popular holiday tradition is back and better than ever. Kids and adults alike agree: i…

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Plan Your Trip

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