7 free and fun things to do in Portland this December

Nov 20 2019, 6:00 am

The holiday season is almost upon us. Although, for some, it’s been Christmas season as soon as the clock struck 12 on October 31. With a plethora of events taking place at any time in PDX, it can be difficult to choose what to do.

But no matter what time of the year it is, everyone loves free stuff.

Chase the Light: A Responding Christmas Concert

The Responding: Chase The Light Christmas Concert


This free Christmas concert will feature traditional Christmas music with an indie-rock, funk and jazz twist. What better way to celebrate the spirit of the holidays!

When: December 6, 2019
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
Where: 7708 Northeast 78th Street, Vancouver, WA
Admission: Free, register here

Intro to Sausage Making


Basics Marke/Eventbrite

This fun class will teach attendees how to make your own sausages from scratch, including how to balance spices, herbs, as well as how to perfect sausage grind and casing.

When: December 2, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: 5035 NE Sandy Boulevard, Portland
Admission: Free, register here

Happy Hour Plus: Sharpen your Lean Thinking with Mindfulness

Meditation class


Led by Michael Orzen, author and a certified Kundalini yoga instructor, this Happy Hour event will feature drinks, snacks, networking, as well as a talk on how we can implant mindfulness in our lives and careers.

When: December 3, 2019
Time: 5 pm to 7 pm
Where: 2420 NE Sandy Boulevard, Portland
Admission: Free, register here

Metro Parks and Nature Gratitude Mixer

Children in nature


This celebration, which takes place right in the centre of NE PDX, will feature a fun night of community, food, music, and will celebrate nature and Metro’s parks and nature community organizers.

When:  December 4, 2019
Time: 5 pm to 7 pm
Where: 5940 North Albina Avenue, Portland
Admission: Free, register here

Fondue Friday


Olympia Provisions/Eventbrite

Nothing quite says winter like warming yourself by a fireplace and dipping bread and fruit into dreamy vessels of gooey cheesy fondue. Hosted by Provisions Public House Eatery, the Fondue Friday night also features bottles of Riesling and pitches of Rosentstaft beer for 25% off!

When: Multiple dates in December, check online here
Time: 5 pm to 10 pm
Where: 3384 Southeast Division Street, Portland
Admission: Free, register here.

VINYIN Yoga with Tessa


Prana Portland/Eventbrite

While the holiday season is exciting, it can also be super stressful. Unwind with a spot of Vinyasa yoga as well as Yin Yoga. The class is welcome to all levels!

When: Multiple dates in December, check online here 
Time: 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Where: 635 Northwest 23rd Avenue, Portland
Admission: Free, register online

Gifted Holiday Night Market

holiday market

Portland Made/Eventbrite

This adorable holiday night market will feature local creators and artists. You can grab a holiday beverage and check out all the beautiful handmade items. Local vendors include New Deal Distillery, Wicker Woodworks, Madsass Sap, Cocacao, and Brush Fire Heart.

When: December 6, 2019
Time: 5 pm to 11:59 pm
Where: 417 Southeast 11th Avenue, Portland
Admission: Free, register online

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