Portland events November 2019. Things to do in Portland, Oregon.

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Portland events November 2019

Haunted house in Tigard

November 1 - 2, 2019
11.3 miles south
Fearlandia includes two attractions recommended for age 14+. “Not as scary” day for younger children is Oct. 20 (12 to 4 p.m.). See schedule.

Holiday gift show

November 1 - 3, 2019
1.5 miles NE
Holiday Food & Gift Festival features 200 exhibitors selling art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, toys, Christmas decor, and gourmet foods in the Oregon Convention Center.

The Nitemare B4 Xmas

November 1 - 3, 2019
4.7 miles NE
Hear The Saloon Ensemble perform the score of The Nitemare B4 Xmas live onstage with a 10-piece band, and join sing alongs, a costume contest, and a screaming contest at Alberta Rose Theatre.

Ski and snowboard sale

November 1 - 3, 2019
7 miles north
Shop for new and used snow gear at the SkiFever and Snowboard Show at Portland Expo Center.

Haunted House in Gresham

November 1 - 3, 2019
15.7 miles east
House of Shadows promises a “disturbing” haunt with optional grabbing by performers at 2925 NW Division Street in Gresham. Kids age 13 to 17 require a parent. Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Oct. 31.

Comics market

November 2, 2019
3.6 miles east
Browse comic books, toys, cards, buttons, and posters at Frankenstein’s Comic Book Swap at the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Held multiple times per year.

Ideas conference

November 2, 2019
7.7 miles NW
Hear nine fascinating speakers talk about a variety of subjects at TEDxMtHood in the theater at President Theodore Roosevelt High School. Breakfast and lunch are included.

Sausage and sauerkraut dinner

November 2, 2019
23 miles west
Enjoy a traditional locally made Verboort Sausage Dinner and a nearby beer garden, and then stroll through redwoods on the grounds of the Visitation Catholic Church in Forest Grove.

Holistic expo

November 2 - 3, 2019
1.5 miles NE
Body Mind Spirit Expo has exhibits and presentations about alternative health and psychic power at Oregon Convention Center.

Coin show

November 2 - 3, 2019
2.7 miles NE
Professional coin dealers from around the country buy, sell, and trade at Portland Coin Show in DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland. Children are free.

Run for beer

November 2 & 9, 2019
location varies each month
The untimed 5K Fun Run is on sidewalks and park trails, followed by a free beer and live entertainment.

RV show

November 7 - 10, 2019
7 miles north
See the latest recreational vehicles and accessories at the Portland Metro Dealers RV Show at Portland Expo Center. Repeats in March.

Women in the arts

November 7 - 17, 2019
multiple locations
Siren Nation Festival showcases “the original work of women working in music, film, performance, and visual art” with performances, an art and craft sale, and free workshops.

Literature in bars

November 8, 2019 (6 to 9 p.m.)
multiple locations
Lit Crawl Portland features local authors reading their works in dozens of bars, cafes, bookstores, art galleries, and performance spaces downtown. The after-party is 9 to 11 p.m. Free.

Adult party at OMSI

November 8, 2019 (6 to 10 p.m.)
1.2 miles SE
Taste wine while learning about robots, tornados, fossils, and chocolate, and explore the wonders of OMSI with no kids in sight at OMSI After Dark: Uncorked for age 21+.

Science-fiction convention

November 8 - 10, 2019
7.1 miles north
Meet sci-fi and fantasy authors and artists, and attend panels, workshops, dances, games, and vendor exhibits at OryCon at Red Lion Hotel (Jantzen Beach).

Literary festival

November 9, 2019
0.3 miles SW
Portland Book Festival brings together independent publishers, booksellers, authors, and food trucks in and near Portland Art Museum.

Food and wine festival

November 9, 2019 (5 p.m., VIP 4 p.m.)
1.5 miles NE
Sample 600 wines and a variety of gourmet foods from 50 restaurants at the Northwest Food & Wine Festival at the Oregon Convention Center for age 21+. This event has mixed reviews on Yelp.

Wine tasting at the ocean

November 9, 2019 (3 to 7 p.m.)
78 miles NW
Taste wine in local shops with a ticket to Seaside Downtown Fall Wine Walk for age 21+. Repeats in May.

Hip Nutcracker

November 13, 2019 (7:30 p.m.)
0.6 miles south
The Hip-Hop Nutcracker gives Tchaikovsky’s score a modern twist with 12 hip-hop dancers (including “King of Rap” Kurtis Blow), an on-stage DJ, an electric violinist, and a digital background with an urban vibe, at Keller Auditorium.

Beer & cider tasting

November 14 - 17, 2019
2.9 miles SE
Taste six beer and cider mixtures from local producers during Snakebite Showdown, and then vote for your favorite at Portland Cider House for age 21+.

Ski racer party

November 15, 2019 (6 to 11 p.m.)
0.3 miles wet
A $125 ticket to Ski Ball includes hors d’oeuvres, a buffet, two drink tickets, DJ dance music, a silent auction via cellphone, and a chance to meet alpine skiing legend Keely Kelleher at West End Ballroom.

Anime convention

November 15 - 17, 2019
1.5 miles NE
Kumoricon offers cosplay, games, dances, guests, panels, and artists at Oregon Convention Center.

Travel fair

November 16, 2019 (2 to 10 p.m.)
1.7 miles NW
“Learn about all the tools you need to turn your travel dreams into a reality” at the Worldly Travel Festival, which has a schedule of workshops to help you “leave with an itinerary, and the confidence to take that trip you have always wanted” at Lucky Labrador Beer Hall on NW Quimby Street. Free.

Model train open house

November 17, 2019 (12 to 4 p.m.)
11.2 miles west
Watch nine trains of different gauges operating, try your hand at the throttle, and shop for new and used trains at the Open House & Train Meet of Portland Chapter TCA in the basement of Aloha Mall west of Beaverton. Free.

Day of the Dead family show

Novemer 18, 2019 (7:30 p.m.)
0.2 miles south
“A joyous, heartfelt adventure that delves into the rich, tuneful traditions of Día de los Muertos,” Sugar Skull tells the story of a candy skeleton that comes to life and shows the meaning of the holiday to a young girl, with musicians and dancers at Newmark Theatre.

Holiday craft show

November 20 - 21, 2019
2 miles south
Handmade NW is a holiday bazaar featuring 64 local craft makers at OHSU Center for Health & Healing. Free.

Christmas lights trail

November 20 - Dec. 31, 2019 (4 - 9 p.m.)
13 miles south
Follow colorful lights through the woods to a viewing platform on the Willamette River at Lighting of Maddax Woods, 5785 River Street in West Linn. Search for 50 animal sculptures listed on page two of the flyer. Free.

Dance show

November 21 - 23, 2019 (7:30 p.m.)
0.2 miles south
Watch a French dance company perform perform two masterworks by the legendary Merce Cunningham with live music during Merce Cunningham Centennial Celebration at Newmark Theatre. Your ticket includes an optional pre-show talk at 6:50 p.m.

Discount tickets

Romantic comedy

November 21 - Dec. 8, 2019
9.2 miles south
Backstage antics collide with onstage drama in Shakespeare in Love, about an imaginary love affair between Shakespeare and an actress he met while writing Romeo and Juliet at Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego.

Discount tickets

Beaujolais wine festival

November 22, 2019 (6 p.m.)
0.2 miles south
A ticket to Beaujolais Nouveau includes tastes of the latest vintage, spirits, a gourmet buffet, desserts, and live music at the Heathman Hotel.

BrewLights at the zoo

November 22, 2019 (5 p.m., VIP 4 p.m.)
3 miles west
A ticket to BrewLights includes 10 drink samples (beer, cider, wine), live dance music, a visit from Santa, and food cart sellers at Oregon Zoo for age 21+. A non-drinking option is available.

Racy movies

November 22 - 23, 2019
1.6 miles east
Hump! screens 21 explicit short films (under five minutes long), made by amateurs of all persuasions, at Revolution Hall for age 21+.

Olive oil festival

November 22 - 24, 2019
33.3 miles SW
Taste unfiltered extra virgin olive oil with appetizers and wine, watch the olive mill in action, hear live music, and shop from vendors during Olio Nuovo Festival at Durant at Red Ridge Farms in Dayton. Free.

Hood River train ride

November 22 - Dec. 29, 2019
63 miles east
Take a 90-minute train ride along the Columbia River as you drink cocoa with cookies and hear music on the The Train to Christmas Town, with a visit from Santa and his elves. See schedule.

Latin dance party

November 23, 2019
1.8 miles NE
Dance away those winter blues with DJ music at the Salsa Latin Fusion Party at EastBurn Public House.

Thanksgiving scavenger hunt

November 23, 2019
4.8 miles NE
Cranksgiving is a scavenger hunt on your bicycle for Thanksgiving food that you donate to a food bank, with prizes. Bring cash, a bag/pack, a bike lock, and a phone to Nomad Cycles PDX.

Wild Arts Festival

November 23 - 24, 2019
1.2 miles north
Wild Arts Festival features 61 artists and 14 authors inspired by nature, plus a silent auction to benefit the Audubon Society at Pure Space.

Jazz band

November 24, 2019 (7:30 p.m.)
0.2 miles south
Named “one of the best jazz bands in New York” by Forbes Magazine, The Hot Sardines performs jazz-based material with an early 20th century flavor at Newmark Theatre.

Discount tickets

Christmas at Pittock Mansion

November 25, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020
2.9 miles east
Walk through Pittock Mansion during A Pittock Mansion Christmas, when it’s decorated for the holidays by professional designers and volunteers, and musicians play holiday music in the music room. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Turkey trot at the raceway

November 27, 2019
7.5 miles north
The Turkey Trot Run/Walk is a 5K run/walk and kids’ trot at Portland International Raceway the evening before Thanksgiving.

Discount tickets

Thanksgiving dinner

November 28, 2019
Greater Portland area
Find a list of restaurants offering special menus for Thanksgiving Day at OpenTable or The Oregonian.

Turkey run

November 28, 2019
multiple locations
This year the Turkeython 5K is being held in three different locations: Downtown, Hillsboro, and Tigard.

Thanksgiving dance

November 28, 2019 (10 a.m.)
2.1 miles south
Express gratitude for life at the Thanksgiving Day Dance led by two dance instructors at A Renaissance School of Art And Science.

Turkey trot at the zoo

November 28, 2019
3 miles west
Turkey Trot at the Oregon Zoo is a four-mile family event plus a one-third mile kid run. Costume optional.

Vegetarian trot at Oaks Park

November 28, 2019
5.5 miles south
Prefer a Thanksgiving run/walk without meat in its name? Portland Tofurky Trot is a 5K at Oaks Park.

Turkey trot in Sherwood

November 28, 2019
17 miles SW
Give n’ Gobble is a 5K run/walk, a 10K run, and a food drive at Sherwood High School.

Vintage radio show

November 29, 2019 (8 p.m.)
0.5 miles SW
Hear two exciting 1944 radio shows read live during The Tesla City Stories at The Old Church Concert Hall. Watch a 45-second promotional video.

Discount tickets

Winery open house

November 29 - Dec. 1, 2019
multiple locations
Willamette Valley wineries have events and special offers during Wine Country Thanksgiving. Scroll down their web page to see the events at each winery.

Christmas bazaar

November 29 - Dec. 8, 2019
7 miles north
America’s Largest Christmas Bazaar has 400 booths of juried handcrafted items plus 500 booths of commercial holiday products at Portland Expo Center. Open only Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Gospel Nativity

November 29 - Dec. 15, 2019
4.2 miles NE
Black Nativity by Langston Hughes retells the classic Nativity story with holiday carols sung gospel style at Bethel AME Church.

Christmas musical

November 29 - Dec. 15, 2019
5.8 miles south
Scrooge: The Musical is a community theater show with lots of dancing and singing at Sellwood Playhouse.

Christmas train

November 29 - Dec. 15, 2019
6 miles SE
Take a one-hour ride along the Willamette River and meet Santa on the decorated Holiday Express train going roundtrip from the white tent at 7806 SE Oaks Park Way.

Lights at The Grotto

November 29 - Dec. 30, 2019
8 miles NE
Christmas Festival of Lights features a walk among lights, choirs, carolers, a petting zoo, puppet shows, and hot chocolate at The Grotto. Closed December 25.

Drive-through light show

November 29, 2019 - Jan. 4, 2020
8 miles north
Billed as the largest light show in the Northwest, Winter Wonderland has 250 colorful displays at Portland International Raceway. No studded tires or tire chains.


November 29, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020
3 miles west
ZooLights uses 1.5 million LED lights to transform the Oregon Zoo into a winter wonderland of lighted trees, animal silhouettes, and moving sculptures. Closed Dec. 25.

Christmas in the Garden

November 29, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020
43 miles south
Christmas in the Garden offers 1 million lights, festive music, warm fires, a Christmas market, and Santa at Oregon Garden in Silverton. A “fun pass” adds ice skating and snowless tubing. Buy tickets online to avoid sell outs. Closed Dec. 2, 3, 9, 24, 25.

Christmas party for kids

November 30, 2019 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
16.4 miles south
Children age 12 and younger receive a gift from Santa, work in Santa’s workshop, hear stories & music, and eat cookies at the Shriners’ Children’s Christmas Party in Wilsonville. Free.

Christmas play

November 30 - Dec. 29, 2019
3.5 miles NE
Portland Playhouse performs Charles Dickens’ holiday classic A Christmas Carol about miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and three ghosts at Portland Playhouse.

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