We’ve got beautiful weather ahead – and Portlanders know that you have to take advantage of every sunny day, especially this time of year! Here’s some things to do to while you’re out and about this weekend…
November 9-11th – Holiday Gift Show
The 29th Annual Holiday Food & Gift Festival returns at the Oregon Convention Center, in downtown Portland. This festival is one of the largest holiday celebrations in the Northwest, drawing thousands of people each year who happily complete their holiday shopping early. The festival offers one-of-a-kind gifts that cannot be found anywhere else. Featuring art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, wood, music, photography, toys, Christmas décor, and much more! There is a large food area where you can sample and purchase food items including tea, chocolates, pasta, soups, dips, meats, coffee, jams, shortbread, salsas honey, sauces and many more delights! Santa will also be making an appearance during select hours. Visit the website for times and admission prices. Kids 12 and under get in for FREE!
November 9-11th – Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
Not ready to face the reality of the holidays quite yet? Then OryCon 40 is the place for you! OryCon is Oregon’s premier, fan run, annual science fiction/fantasy convention held in Portland since 1979. The event is a 100% volunteer based production of Oregon Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. The event features art shows, games and crafts, author readings, 40 costume and jewelry vendors, and “Guests of Honor.” There is a schedule posted online so you can make the most out of your trip to Jantzen Beach.