The Portland Holiday Lineup

I have had many of my riders that are new to town and unfamiliar with our best holiday light displays and events. I will share here several that I know of, hope this helps you enjoy your holiday season in Portland!

34th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Website with all the details…

November 23rd 2018 @ 5:30pm – 6:30pm

At Pioneer Courthouse Square,

701 SW 6th Ave,

Portland Oregon 97204

Peacock Lane

Website with all the details…

December 15th-31st @ 6pm-11pm

SOME DAYS ARE PEDESTRIANS ONLY!

Pittock Mansion Christmas

Website with all the details…

November 19th-December 31st @ 10am-4pm (closed Thanksgiving day and Christmas day)

3229 NW Pittock Dr,

Portland, OR 97210

Zoo Lights

Website with all the details…

November 21st- January 5th (closed on some holidays and other days for special events) Check out “Brew Lights” that is for only two nights.

4001 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221

Winter Wonderland

Website with all the details…

November 23rd-December 26th hours vary (all after 5pm) and closed some dates.

1940 N Victory Blvd, Portland, OR 97217

New Predator Movie

Just left the theater where I got to watch the new Predator movie in the Regal RPX auditorium. This was full of action and humor right off. The Loony Unit was nearly perfect. I only wish the part that Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy in Game of Thrones) played had more to it.

They made sure to include the “get to the chopper” line and other throwbacks that helped connect it to the older movies. Olivia Munn kicked some ass for a scientist, I enjoyed seeing her throw down even better than most of the soldiers.

The new vision of the predator tech gave a lot of room to grow the series while keeping the original cannon tech in tact. It was inspiring seeing the little boy with Autism be able to grasp the complex alien language, becoming the biggest bad ass of them all by the end.

Hurry out to see this newest installment in the predator series, supporting it so we can get many more.

Best High End Restaurants

Beaches Restaurant & Bar

1919 SE Columbia River Dr, Vancouver, WA 98661
(360) 699-1592

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One of the best well rounded, delicious restaurants.

Portland City Grill

111 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204
(503) 450-0030

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While everything may seem overpriced, you are paying for a great view and exceptional service.

RingSide Steakhouse

2165 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97210
(503) 223-1513

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Many would argue is the best steak in town

Le Pigeon

738 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
(503) 546-8796

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If I were to do a restaurant, this is how I would do it. New food all the time in a cozy environment. Eat what is available tonight.

Portland area Food

Cartlandia

An award-winning cart collection 20-30 minutes from downtown.

8145 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266

Hours: Sun-Fri 10AM – 10PM, Sat 10AM -12AM

Try the food from El Salvador, it is delicious.

Original Hotcake House

Greasy Spoon breakfast place, great for ending the night. 5-10 minutes from downtown.

1002 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97202

Hours: 24/7

The Roxy

Breakfast is served anytime (& burgers are popular too) at this 24-hour diner with quirky decor.

1121 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97205

I recommend the Heart Attack Platter. Everything you would want for breakfast.

Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House

210 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Hours: Mon-Thu 11AM-11PM, Fri-Sat 11M-12AM

A brewery where the food is not an afterthought.

Sushi Ichiban

24 NW Broadway, Portland, OR 97209

Variable Hours, check ahead

Voodoo Doughnut

22 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Open 24/7

Voodoo Doughnut, Too!

1501 NE Davis St, Portland, OR 97232

Open 24/7 (Not as busy, only 5-10 minutes from original location)

Local Businesses to Visit

McMenamins

Unique and historical locations all over the area with restaurants, bars, theaters, hotels, and more. Look into the McMenamins passport and visit them all.

Burgerville Fast Food Restaurants

Locations all over the area, local seasonal food made fresh.

Hours: Most open from 7AM-10PM

Powell’s City of Books

1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

Hours: 9AM-11PM Daily

Local Nature Spots

Washington Park Rose Garden

(International rose test garden)

SW Rose Garden Way, Portland, OR 97205

Hours: 7:30AM – 9PM

(Check out the other attractions within Washington Park such as the Japanese Gardens)

Mt. Tabor Park

SE Salmon St, Portland, OR 97215

Hours: 5AM – 12AM

Powell Butte Nature Park

16160 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97236

Hours:7AM-10PM

Rocky Butte Park

3102 NE Rocky Butte Rd, Portland, OR 97220

Hours:5:15AM-12AM

Tualatin Hills Nature Park

15655 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97006

Open Sunrise to Sunset

A Bit of a Drive

I selected some of my favorite locations that require a bit of a drive. Each one is worth the time.

Bagby Hot Springs Trailhead

(1.75 Hours)

Go prepared to hike with a nice hot springs experience at the end. Not for the modest or faint of heart.

Mo’s Restaurant

(Cannon Beach 1.5 hours)

195 W Warren Way, Tolovana Park, OR 97145

(Lincoln City 2 hours)

860 Southwest 51st Street, Lincoln City, OR 97367

The Lincoln City location is my favorite since it is across from the Looking Glass Inn. I stay at the Inn in their Jacuzzi Suite, walk over to get my food at Mo’s and then spend time at the beach. Never have to drive until it’s time to go home.

Timberline Lodge

(Mount Hood 1.5 Hours)

Government Camp, OR 97028

The site where the movie “the shining” was shot.

Indian Head Casino

(2 hours)

3236 U.S. 26, Warm Springs, OR 97741

Close to warm springs and the desert for nice hikes. The staff is great here.