Galentine's Day events you can't miss in Portland this week

Feb 12 2020, 11:30 pm

Galentine’s Day is annually held the day before Valentine’s Day and celebrates the relationships between female friends. Getting together with your gals can oftentimes spur-up the most memorable of experiences. (Especially if your partner doesn’t come through on the big day.)

Created by legendary television character Leslie Knope on Parks & Recreation, the event has truly influenced a reality in which ladies celebrate their fellow women.

Here are some of the best Galentine’s Day events for you and your gals in Portland.

Sofar: Galentine’s Day

Galentine's Day

Sofar Sounds Portland

What: Located at a secret Portland performance space (to be revealed the night before), Sofar is a celebratory night of art and music. For Galentine’s Day, expect an intimate and close-up performance by unique acts and artists.

When: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Admission: $18 each. Buy tickets here

Galentine’s Day w/ WE

What: In respect of fictional feminist Knope, the Women’s Empowerment group of Portland is hosting a waffle and card-making event for Galentine’s Day.

When: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Time: 10 am
Where: Pettygrove Room – city hall — 1200-1220 SW 5th Avenue, Portland
Admission: Free

Heartbreaker’s Drag King Revue

What: For a hilariously too-real telling of dating woes and heartbreak straight from Portland’s best Drag Kings, take your Gal Gang to Kelly’s Olympian this Galentine’s Day.

When: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Time: 8:30 pm
Where: Kelly’s Olympian — 426 SW Washington Street, Portland
Admission: $5, available online

Galentine’s Day Kokedama Workshop


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What: Bring your besties to the wonderfully serene Gurton’s Plant Shop in Portland for an extremely relaxing and rewarding Kokedama Workshop where guests will create a stunning plant and moss collection.

When: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Gurton’s Plant Shop — 6360 SW Capitol Highway, Portland
Admission: $35, buy them here.

Galentine’s Day Sip & Shop

What: If plants and dirt aren’t your squad’s thing, perhaps some booze and shopping is more your style. Hosted by Blush Beauty Bar, gather your girls and hit the stores in Nob Hill that includes palm readings, free gifts, and chocolates galore.

When: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Time: 4 pm
Where: Blush Beauty Bar — 513 NW 23rd Avenue, Portland
Admission: Free

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