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13 things you must do in Portland this winter

Published On 12/17/2014 Published On 12/17/2014

One of the biggest problems with Portland is that even though it's felt like winter for months now, technically it hasn't even started. Here are 13 things you totally have to do once it does...

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Dec 31 Wed

Free Chocolate Buffet A final hurrah before you have to get that gym membership and juicer.

Pix Patisserie

Free Chocolate Buffet Pix Patisserie A final hurrah before you have to get that gym membership and juicer.

Mt. Hood Meadows

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Event

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Jan 2 Fri

Burton Mountain Festival Try out the latest gear for free and enjoy a weekend on the slopes at Mt. Hood Meadows.

Mt. Hood Meadows

Burton Mountain Festival Mt. Hood Meadows Try out the latest gear for free and enjoy a weekend on the slopes at Mt. Hood Meadows.

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Event

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Jan 10 Sat

Celebrate Tolkien Day at the Kennedy School See part of the trilogy in their theater and enjoy Hobbit-themed drinks and bites.

Kennedy School

Celebrate Tolkien Day at the Kennedy School Kennedy School See part of the trilogy in their theater and enjoy Hobbit-themed drinks and bites.

Rustie

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Jan 15 Thu

Rustie at Holocene The PDX stop on this Glasgow-based DJ's world tour promises to be Stumptown's best dance party of the winter.

Holocene

Rustie at Holocene Holocene The PDX stop on this Glasgow-based DJ's world tour promises to be Stumptown's best dance party of the winter.

Oregon Truffle Festival

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Event

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Jan 15-18

Oregon Truffle Festival Fungi fever hits Portland for the first time with a dinner series boasting the state's top chefs, foraging, and more.

Various locations

Oregon Truffle Festival Various locations Fungi fever hits Portland for the first time with a dinner series boasting the state's top chefs, foraging, and more.

McMenamins Old St. Francis School

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Jan 18 Sun

Cocktail Class at Raven & Rose Learn how to mix bitters and whiskey, the two best ingredients for these cold months.

Raven & Rose

Cocktail Class at Raven & Rose Raven & Rose Learn how to mix bitters and whiskey, the two best ingredients for these cold months.

Flickr/Pikawil

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Jan 23 Fri

Portland Comic Con Dress up as your favorite character or just wander around and check out the people that do at the Oregon Convention Center.

Oregon Convention Center

Portland Comic Con Oregon Convention Center Dress up as your favorite character or just wander around and check out the people that do at the Oregon Convention Center.

Date

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Location

Feb 5 Thu

Chefs’ Week PDX Four nights, four dinners, and four FREE parties with the West Coast’s best chefs.

Various locations

Chefs’ Week PDX Various locations Four nights, four dinners, and four FREE parties with the West Coast’s best chefs.

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Event

Location

Feb 5 Thu

38th Annual Portland International Film Festival Catch as many of the 140+ movies that will be showing over the course of the festival.

Various locations

38th Annual Portland International Film Festival Various locations Catch as many of the 140+ movies that will be showing over the course of the festival.

Cuff Me: The Unauthorized Fifty Shades of Grey Musical Parody

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Event

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Feb 10-14

Cuff Me! The Fifty Shades of Grey Musical Parody See the unauthorized 50 Shades of Grey live parody before you never, ever check out the major motion picture!

Winningstad Theatre

Cuff Me! The Fifty Shades of Grey Musical Parody Winningstad Theatre See the unauthorized 50 Shades of Grey live parody before you never, ever check out the major motion picture!

Lan Su Chinese Garden

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Event

Location

Feb 19 Thu

Celebrate Chinese New Year Get a little culture while checking out traditional celebrations complete with a rousing lion’s dance.

Lan Su Chinese Garden

Celebrate Chinese New Year Lan Su Chinese Garden Get a little culture while checking out traditional celebrations complete with a rousing lion’s dance.

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Feb 21 Sat

Black Out Beer Fest Head to Lompoc’s Sidebar to taste 15 dark beers from their own brewery and some created by their friends.

Lompoc Brewing

Black Out Beer Fest Lompoc Brewing Head to Lompoc’s Sidebar to taste 15 dark beers from their own brewery and some created by their friends.

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