Editor's Picks

Last Minute Christmas Eve Happenings

Live shows, bright lights and Santa sightings can all be yours on Christmas Eve.

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Pioneer Courthouse Square Concerts

Season’s Freebies: 9 Free Holiday Events

Celebrate the season with these cool freebies, including an Umbrella Parade, tubas playing holiday tunes and whale watching.

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Merry Kitchen

So Long, Easy Bake Oven: 3 Cooking Schools for Kids

Take your family’s love of food to the next level with a cooking class for your little chefs.

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Pinkies Up! Classic Spots for Holiday Tea

Enjoy a holiday treat with your little ones at one of these spots hosting fancy tea parties steeped in tradition.

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Jewish Star

6 Ways To Spread The Light This Hanukkah

Here’s where to celebrate the Festival of Lights around Portland.

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6 Delicious Donut Shops Around Portland

Get your donut fix with these six irresistable shops.

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Parson Landing

Timber! 7 U-Cut Christmas Tree Farms Near Portland

Kick off the holiday season with a trip to a nearby Christmas tree farm. Many of these farms offer to cut it for you if you’re not in the mood to DIY.

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Crafty Wonderland

Made in Portland: 9 Hopping Holiday Gift Markets

Support artists in the Portland community by buying your holiday gifts at these festive craft fairs.

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Deck the Walls, Halls & Hulls: 10 Dazzling Holiday Light Displays

From a drive-around racetrack to an illuminated garden, Portland’s holiday light productions are sure to put smiles on even the chilliest of faces.

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Hands On Portland Youth Planting

Helping Hands: Family Volunteerism Opportunities

Get the whole family in the act of giving back to the community with these worthy organizations that let little ones help in a big way.

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6 Community Tree Lightings to Electrify the Season

We’ve rounded up the best Christmas tree lighting celebrations Portland has to offer.

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Snapping Santa: 9 Places to Cozy Up With Jolly St. Nick

Here’s where to tell St. Nick about that Red Rider BB Gun with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time.

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Goody Gumdrops! Gingerbread House Happenings Around Town

Grab your little gumdrops and decorate a gingerbread house at one of these fun events around town. Or gawk at a masterpiece made by a pro.

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Merry & Bright: Holiday Events in Hood River

Santa takes the train and hits the slopes in Hood River for the holidays. Here’s how to join the fun.

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7 Toy Stores That Make Holiday Shopping Fun

Head to one of these independent neighborhood toy stores and put a wrap on holiday shopping.

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