December 9, 2021


  • ZooLights Drive Night | Thurs., Dec. 9 | Times vary | Oregon Zoo | $65 | Tickets must be purchased online + members get 20% off. 🐘
  • Portland Gay Men’s Chorus | Fri., Dec. 10-Sun., Dec. 12 | 8 p.m. | Newmark Theatre | $19+ | Celebrate the season with holiday + winter music that aims to lift the spirits.
  • Crafty Wonderland | Fri., Dec. 10-Sun., Dec. 12 | Times vary | Oregon Convention Center | $2+ | Swing over to Portland’s biggest arts + crafts market to shop from hundreds of vendors showcasing a cornucopia of creativity. 🧶
  • Powell Butte Second Saturday Volunteer Event | Sat., Dec. 11 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Powell Butte Nature Park, 16160 SE Powell Blvd. | Register online to help Portland Parks and Recreation + Hands on Portland plant native plants. 🌿
  • Jingle Ball | Sun., Dec. 12 | 1-7:30 p.m. | 836 N Russell St. | $10 | Entry to watch these live musicians includes one raffle ticket + all ticket sales go to Bach to Rock, a music school for kids.
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  • 42º | Rain | 83% chance of rain
Sunrise + Sunset
  • Rise: 7:39 a.m.
  • Set: 4:26 p.m.
  • Magna Kusina has been crowned Portland’s 2021 Restaurant of the Year by The Oregonian. Chef Carlo Lamagna opened what he callsa modern Filipino restaurant” on Southeast Clinton Street in 2019. Lamagna was named one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs of 2021. (The Oregonian/Oregon Live)
  • Volunteers with SOLVE cleaned up litter around Portland’s Stadium District this week ahead of the big MLS Cup, which Providence Park is hosting for the first time on Saturday — more on that tomorrow. Timbers defender Nat Borchers joined the cleanup effort. ⚽  (FOX 12)
  • The Hillsboro Hops + OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center have teamed up to hold two COVID-19 vaccination clinics for kids ages 5-18 years old. The first clinic will be held on Sun., Dec. 12 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Ron Tonkin Field where kids can get their first dose — second doses will be given Sun., Jan. 9. (FOX 12)
  • The Portland Bureau of Transportation unveiled plans to reconstruct + repave Southwest 4th Avenue from Southwest Lincoln to West Burnside. The project will include a protected bikeway, a bus and turn lane + the installation of safer pedestrian crossings. Work will begin in Summer 2022. 🚧
  • Looking for a holiday experience that is Portland through-and-through? Two words: Hipster Santa. Kids young + old can visit the skinny-jeans-and-cardigan wearing Big Guy now through Sun., Dec. 12 at Pioneer Place. Reservations are encouraged. 🎅
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