portland events

There are always cool and interesting things happening in our vibrant city. Just a few upcoming events are listed here and you can always ask our knowledgeable guest service staff about other things happening around our unique Portland hotel.

December 2015

Portland Saturday Market | SW Naito Parkway

Saturdays 10am - 5pm, Sundays 11am - 4:30pm, through December24

Open every Saturday and Sunday from March-December, this riverside market is the largest continually operating arts-and-crafts fair in the United States, drawing up to 750,000 visitors during its season. Combining the vibes of an arts show, a live street concert and an open-air bazaar, the Portland Saturday Market has been a beloved Rose City tradition since 1974.

Oregon Zoo Lights

December 1 - January 3

It wouldn't be the holidays in Portland without a visit to ZooLights, the Oregon Zoos' annual winter festival featuring more than a million LED lights.

Festival of Lights | The Grotto

December 1-30

The Grotto's Christmas Festival of Lights is the largest Christmas choral festival in the world. The festival features nearly 160 indoor holiday concerts performed by many of the region's finest school, church and civic choirs. Offering a family-oriented blend of traditional celebration and serene reflection, the festival theme "Angels on High" reflects the special season of hope that Christmas offers to many thousands of families from around the Pacific Northwest.

The Nutcracker | Keller Auditorium

December 12-26

Create memories that last a lifetime at this holiday classic. No holiday season is complete without experiencing the magic of George Balanchine's THE NUTCRACKER. Follow little Marie's larger-than-life adventure, where toys come valiantly to the rescue, snowflakes twirl and leap to guide unexpected heroes into a land filled with dazzling confections, and the dancers of OBT shine in seventeen thrilling, joy-filled performances. This year, OBT is delighted to offer three shows after Christmas to make it even easier to share the magic of the Nutcracker with all your friends and family.