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Holiday arts picks

From Handel’s traditional “Messiah” to David Sedaris and his “Santaland Diaries,” the holidays are ready to be celebrated.

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Late fall performing arts picks

Performing arts this fall are split between unflinching reality and fantasy, with dance troupes sticking to their own rhythm.

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Late fall visual arts picks

Winter's gallery offerings take us into the past, while some reach across the nation or globe to compile collections and indulge far-out visions.

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Late fall music picks

A parade of pianists present contemporary classical music in November, along with treats for fans of guitar, cello, choir and homegrown Portland music.

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PDX Pop-Up Shops

PDX Pop-Up Shops return downtown every winter, making it easy to find locally designed and crafted gifts for your holiday shopping list.

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Holiday shopping events

Do your holiday shopping for locally made gifts at hip parties, makers' fairs, sprawling sales and garden grounds filled with handcrafted items.

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Shop local during Little Boxes

On Thanksgiving weekend, skip the Black Friday frenzy — and the sales tax — in favor of a fun, made-in-Portland alternative: Little Boxes.

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Halloween events in and around Portland

From corn mazes to dance performances, half-marathons to haunted houses, Portland provides the perfect Halloween plans for any scare-seeking witch or warlock.

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Fourth of July events

There’s nothing more American than fun, family and, of course, fireworks. Pack all of that into one weekend with these July 4 events.

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Portland’s holiday traditions

Like an Advent calendar loaded with sugary treats, the days leading up to Christmas in Portland hold an abundance of sweet memories.

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