Here are some of our favorite November events in Portland. Scroll down for more picks or search the events calendar to see everything on offer.
My People’s Market
Get a jump-start on your holiday shopping while supporting minority-owned businesses at My People’s Market. This semiannual event, co-sponsored by Travel Portland, brings together dozens of local artists, entrepreneurs and creatives of color for live music, networking and shopping.
The Portland Book Festival
Reinvented in 2015 as a one-day celebration, the Portland Book Festival draws more than 100 authors each year. The largest celebration of literature and literacy in the Pacific Northwest includes an extensive book fair, large-scale events, smaller panels, on-stage conversations and readings, all held at and around the Portland Art Museum.
Holiday Tree Lighting
On the day after Thanksgiving, thousands of people gather in downtown’s Pioneer Courthouse Square to see the ceremonial lighting of the spectacular 75-foot-tall tree and celebrate the official start of the holiday season.