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For organizers: The PETITE Card Wallet | $15 | This slim and minimalist wallet comes in multiple colors and fits all the essential cards and cash.

For tea lovers: Gulab City - Rose Chai Blend | $18 | Gulab City, also known as “rose” city in Hindi, is the inspiration behind this delicious tea.

For anyone: Personalized star ornament | $6.49 | The perfect gift for just about everyone, these handmade clay ornaments come from a five-star shop.

For trivia fans: Trivial Pursuit “Stuff You Should Know” party game | $21.99 | A game to help you build your knowledge of weird, fascinating, and unbelievable trivia.

For your significant other: Personalized song plaque | $9.98 | A light-up plaque you can customize with their favorite song + a photo of you together.
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For homebodies: Gold-banded ceramic round candle | $39 | Pick your friend’s favorite fragrance and give the gift of good smells.

For sippers: Portland skyline cocktail glasses | $39.99 | Say “cheers” to the holiday season with these etched glasses.

For accessory lovers: Vintage snow wash dad hat | $36 | Give the gift of style with this outdoorsy hat.

For style icons: Women’s cropped vest | $36.97 | A winter outfit addition they can pair with anything.

For worker bees: Crockpot Electric Lunch Box | $39.98 | A personal portable food warmer to keep lunchtime meals hot.

For techies: 3-in-1 wireless charging station | $29.99 | Help them charge their phone, smartwatch, and AirPods all at one organized charging stand.
 
 
Events
 
Friday, Nov. 24
  • Olio Nuovo Festival | Friday, Nov. 24-Thursday, Nov. 30 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Durant at Red Ridge Farms, 5510 NE Breyman Orchards Rd., Dayton | Free | Enjoy a tasting of freshly milled olive oil, take a tour, do some early holiday shopping, and more.
  • Holiday Lights Wine Walk | Friday, Nov. 24-Sunday, Dec. 17 | 4-8 p.m. | Abbey Road Farm, 10501 NE Abbey Rd., Carlton | $5 | Feel all the festivity on the farm with wine tastings and light displays.
  • The Storm Large Holiday Ordeal | Friday, Nov. 24-Saturday, Nov. 25 | 8 p.m. | Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland | $56-$66 | You’ll have two chances to enjoy the 16th annual event filled with music, gags, gifts, and very special guests.
Saturday, Nov. 25
  • Portland Winterhawks vs. Saskatoon Blades | Saturday, Nov. 25 | 6 p.m. | Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 300 N. Winning Way, Portland | $28.50-$68 | The visiting team will have to be sharp to have a chance at walking away with a victory.
Sunday, Nov. 26
  • Rip City Remix vs. Salt Lake City Stars | Sunday, Nov. 26 | 3 p.m. | Chiles Center, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland | $5-$150 | Meet Portland’s newest sports team for a Sunday matinee on the Bluff where pajamas and Crocs are encouraged.
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra - “The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve” | Sunday, Nov. 26 | Times vary | Moda Center, 1 N. Center Court St., Portland | $41-$109.75 | Bring the family to this allegorical rock opera that weaves a story with classic Christmas songs.
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    News Notes
     
    Community
    • Multnomah County will vote on a new name for the Sauvie Island Bridge on Thursday, Nov. 30, after consulting with three Native American tribes that have ancestral ties to the area. Tribal linguists will contribute their expertise to ensure the name is spelled and pronounced accurately. (KOIN)
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    • A new legal psychedelic mushroom center is coming to the Fair-Haired Dumbbell building in Portland’s Central Eastside. According to its operators, the program will serve 1,000 patients a year, or about 20 a week; all must first pass a physical and mental screening. (The Oregonian/Oregon Live)
    Outdoors
    • Never turn your back on the surf. The National Weather Service has put out a warning for an elevated risk of sneaker waves along the Oregon Coast through this weekend. This threat also overlaps with the season’s first king tides, Saturday, Nov. 25-Monday, Nov. 27. (KGW)
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    • Black Friday — a day kicking off the gift-giving spirit of the holidays. If you’re one who likes to sleep in and haven’t had a chance to hop into the shopping lines yet, we suggest checking out the Portland Bazaar and its European market vendors. (Portland Monthly)
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    I’m wearing my green and yellow ahead of this afternoon’s big football game between the Ducks and the Beavers. Here’s hoping that this year won’t be their last meetup on the gridiron — if UW and WSU can figure out the Apple Cup, our in-state universities can too.
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