The leaves are changing, the air is cooling, and the rain is starting to move in. That also means people are getting ready for the holiday season. That means there is no shortage of fun events to do in November to keep your mind off the changing weather. Enjoy and if we missed anything you love, please let us know!
Dia de Los Muertos at the Portland Mercado
Join the Portland Mercado for its cultural celebration with local vendors, music, and a community altar.
- 7238 SE Foster Rd
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- November 1st and 2nd; 11am-8pm
Stroll through the art galleries in the pearl for an evening of art, music, and wine! Parking is difficult so public transit is recommended
- The Pearl District
- Thursday, November 2nd; 5pm – 10pm though gallery hours vary.
Portland Book Festival
Portland Holiday Market
Food items, gifts, artwork, jewelry, home décor, clothing, spirits, craft items, books, ornaments, leather goods, bath and body, and much more. This show has handcrafted, artisan and unique items you’ll never find in big box stores.
Kumoricon embodies the best parts of fandom and what it is to live in the Pacific Northwest. Stretching across generations, anime fans have gathered together for an amazing annual event. The Kumoricon family grows yearly, making it the largest anime convention in Oregon.
Wine Country Thanksgiving
During Wine Country Thanksgiving more than 150 wineries open their doors to the public, offering samples of favorite labels and special vintages. The holiday weekend festivities include live music, food and wine pairings, and the opportunity to visit with winemakers at some of Oregon’s top wineries — including many not usually open to the public.
- Various Locations
- Pricing varies by winery
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- November 17th – 26th
This cherished local event returns to the Tualatin Commons every October with a series of races. The series is exactly what it sounds like, consisting of costumed racers piloting a gaggle of gigantic gourds through a watercourse on Tualatin Commons lake.
Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Portland’s Tree Lighting will be live in person at Pioneer Courthouse Square the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 24th. Featuring a joyful sing-along with Portland’s own Thomas Lauderdale from Pink Martini, local musicians and chorale singers, this event is the highlight of the holiday season downtown.
- Pioneer Courthouse Square
- November 24th, 5:30pm
We hope to see you at some of these awesome events!
Looking for something else to do? Check out our best of lists!