Iris' Weekly List of Cool Northwest Events

Need something to look forward to? Here's your list.

November 7, 2017

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These are sort of the pre-holiday days, but that doesn't mean there aren't some holiday based things to do around here.  So, if you're into getting decorated or being ahead in your gift giving, have at it.  And if you want to avoid that stuff until after Thanksgiving, I get it!  So here's things to do in and around the Portland / Vancouver area.  



Now - Dec. 16: Festival of Trees at Divine Consign in Vancouver.

Nov 9 – 12: The Portland Metro Dealers RV Show at Portland Expo Center. See the latest recreational vehicles and accessories.

Nov 10 (6 to 9pm): Lit Crawl Portland is held in several locations and features local authors reading their works in dozens of bars, cafes, bookstores, art galleries, and performance spaces downtown.

Nov 10 – 12: Holiday Food & Gift Festival features 300 exhibitors selling art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, toys, Christmas decor, and gourmet foods in the Oregon Convention Center.

Nov 10 – 12: Gorge Wine Weekend has dining, tasting, touring, and talking events in Hood River and beyond.

Nov 11: Portland Veterans Day Parade begins at 9:30 a.m.

Nov 11: Veterans Parade at Fort Vancouver is at 11am with opening ceremony at 10am.

Nov 11: BelgianFest at Bailey’s Taproom.  Belgian-style beers from Oregon breweries.

Nov 11: Wordstock brings together independent publishers, booksellers, authors, and food vendors in and near Portland Art Museum.

Nov 11 (5pm VIP 4pm): Northwest Food & Wine Festival at the Oregon Convention Center. Sample 600 wines and a variety of gourmet foods from 50 restaurants.

Nov 11: Frankenstein’s Comicbook Swap. Browse comic books, toys, cards, buttons, and posters at the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Nov 11: Seaside Downtown Fall Wine Walk. Taste wine in local shops for a fee.