Weekend on the Cheap:
– Entertainment Books for $19.99 has been extended through this weekend and includes free shipping, plus you can buy more as gifts for just $15 each. For a preview of the coupon savings available for the Portland edition, please see our previous October spotlight post.
– Oregon History Museum Family Days this Saturday from 10:00am – 5:00pm. Open to the public with special admission rates: up to 2 children (age 18 & under) free with each paid adult admission.
– Handmade Northwest Formal Holiday Artisans Fair 2010 this Sunday from 11:00am – 5:00pm at the Acadian Ballroom (1829 Northeast Alberta Street). Features over 60 local artisans, live classical music, gift wrapping table and more. Free for all ages.
– Christmas Ship Parade every night this weekend on the Willamette and Columbia rivers, averaging about 55 to 60 boats every night. See web site for schedule.
– Hillsboro REI members-only Used Gear Sale this Sunday from 10:00am – 3:00pm. Come early for the best selection, all sales are final.
– Christmas Pops Concert this Sunday in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church in downtown Portland. This free concert features the Mary L. Collins Pipe Organ which is the largest pipe organ in the Pacific Northwest.
SPOTLIGHT: PORTLAND HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS
Less than 15 days left for 2010! Here’s an online guide for all things happening between now and New Year’s Eve, some free, some cheap and some a little over our budget. Take a look!
– PDX Pipeline’s Portland Holiday Events: Shopping, Christmas, Buy Local & More. We love this site because they also give away free tickets!
– The Portland Tribune / Pamplin Media Group published this 24-page guide a few weeks ago and it separates events by cities including Beaverton, Lake Oswego, Portland, Tigard and more. It lists holiday lights, theater, song and dance, where to visit Santa and family-friendly events.
– Willamette Week’s 2010 Holiday Events online guide; choose from performance, music, shopping, stuff and more.
– KINK FM 101.9 “What’s Going On” includes holiday events, club listings and more.
– Portland Monthly magazine “Christmas Cheer” and event listings.
– PDX Kids Calendar Holiday Events, compiling the places to go to find all you need to get into the holiday spirit!
– Oregonlive.com events page for festivals, fairs and shows. The site is a little clunky; look on the left side navigation for “Holiday Lights,” “Santa Sightings” and “Christmas.”
Any other go-to online resources for upcoming holiday events? Please leave a comment and thanks for stopping by!