The Oregon Rail Heritage Center celebrated its 10th anniversary in September 2022. Throughout the year, the nonprofit provides programming to help preserve, educate, and celebrate Portland’s railroad history and industrial heritage. Learn more about its efforts to restore the Brooklyn Turntable, a 102-ft rotating platform built in 1924 by the American Bridge Company, to its former operational capacity.
Men’s World Cup Watch Party: USA vs Wales | Monday, Nov. 21 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Vino Veritas Wine Bar & Bottle Shop, 7835 SE Stark St., Portland | Free | Cheer on the USMNT as they kick off their campaign for the glory of the beautiful game.
Northwest Piano Trio | Monday, Nov. 21 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Resound NW: A Place To Sing, 1532 SW Jefferson St., Portland | $20 | If listening to talented musicians tickle the ivories tickles your fancy, check out this show featuring guest Maria Garcia.
Tuesday, Nov. 22
Cornell Farm’s 2022 Holiday Wreath Workshops | Tuesday, Nov. 22 + Saturday, Nov. 26 | 12 + 3:30 p.m. | Cornell Farm, 8212 SW Barnes Rd., Portland | $175 | Get your hands on the holiday experience by crafting your own door decor using local greens, cones, foliage, berries, twigs, and mosses.
Wednesday, Nov. 23
Nigel Ng: The Haiyaa World Tour | Wednesday, Nov. 23 | 7 p.m. | Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland | $40.50-$52.50 | The Malaysian stand-up comedian, known for his online persona Uncle Roger, has amassed more than 345 million views on YouTube and will have you ROFL.
Unique Markets Portland prides itself on creating intentionally interactive, festival-like atmospheres for guests. | Photo by Christina Hall
Is there any better Saturday morning activity than grabbing an Ovation latte and browsing an artisan market? We think not — and we’ve got our eye on Unique Markets Portland, a woman-owned holiday pop-up coming to Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, Dec. 3-Sunday, Dec. 4. from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Attendees can shop a carefully curated lineup of 160 local designers + artists(mostly BIPOC and woman-owned).
Admission ($10) includes a free tote, drinks, gift wrapping + a photo booth.*
Multnomah County commissioners recently approved a plan to rename Sauvie Island Bridge, in order to more accurately reflect the land’s rich Indigenous history. Also known as Wapato Island, it was home to thousands of Chinook people before white settlers arrived in the early 1800s. The final decision will be made following a public engagement period. (Portland Mercury)
Even with our airport’s consistently high performance, travelers should expect delays around the Thanksgiving holiday. The Port of Portland is predicting half a million people will move through PDX from Friday, Nov. 18 to Monday, Nov. 28. Might as well check out its many amenities while you wait. (Portland Monthly)
Suzanne Hale, the matriarch behind iconic 24-hour diner The Roxy — which closed earlier this year after 27 years of business — has died. She will be remembered as a fervent defender of queer rights and a former Empress of the Imperial Sovereign Rose Court. 🏳️🌈 (Eater Portland)
Portland’s first Mexican American brewery owner, Nick Herrera, has died at 45. With a doctorate in microbiology from the University of California at San Diego, he started crafting beer at the now-shuttered LABrewatory, eventually founding Entre Compas with business partner Angel Medina. (The Oregonian/Oregon Live)
The Thorns’ NWSL title defense will look different than in past seasons, after officials announced several adjustments for 2023. There will be no midweek games, allowing the Challenge Cup to run concurrently with the league for the first time. This tournament will also achieve pay equity with its US counterpart in the men’s game — another first. ⚽
Babbel — a premium, subscription-based language learning platform — is offering PDXtoday readers up to 55% off subscriptions to learn a new language(in just three weeks). Choose from 14 languages and learn through bite-sized, 10-minute sessions that focus on everyday phrases + relevant topics. 🗺️ *
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You can’t go wrong with essentials made right. | Photo by The Ridge
Ready to find the perfect holiday gift? Get up to 40% off the Ridge Wallet and other essential gear. This well-built, minimalist, RFID-blocking wallet is a slim, front-pocket wallet option that is perfect for your everyday carry. Every order ships free (with a 99-day return window), and includes a lifetime warranty.
Our opinion? Nothing makes more sense than a gift so useful that he’ll keep it on him every single day. *
Editor’s pick: Well, my bucket list just got shorter. Last night, I attended a sold-out live show of “All Fantasy Everything” at Revolution Hall.
It’s produced by Beaverton’s very own Ian Karmel, comedian and writer for “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” and fellow hosts and all-around hilarious people Sean Jordan (who lives in town and co-runs Faded) and David Gborie.
Give it a listen if you like laughing — and raunchy humor — it’s that kind of podcast.
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