5 things to do today in Portland: Monday, December 9

Dec 9 2019, 5:00 am

With so much going on in Portland, you don’t need to be plagued by the seemingly inevitable Monday blues. Here are five fun events taking place today that will turn that frown upside down.

Paint A Tree, Give A Gift

 

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What: You can donate money to charity by painting a ceramic Christmas tree or menorah. Buy a tree or menorah to paint, and for every tree you buy, Mimosa Studios will give $10 to Raphael Charity House.

When: December 9, 2019
Time: The event starts at 10 am
Where: 1718 Northeast Alberta Street, Portland
Admission: $45 to $80. Buy tickets here

What: Get a free lesson from Swing master Luke Adams, who’s won dance competitions throughout the States.

When: December 9, 2019
Time: Events begins at 7 pm
Where: 10350 N Vancouver Way, Portland
Admission: Free. Register here

7-Day Jumpstart to Vegan Challenge

What: This event will be hosted by chef and founder of Might Be Vegan. You and other participants will go on a seven-day challenge to see if you can turn vegan. If that kind of dietary lifestyle has ever appealed to you, now is the time to give it a shot.

When: December 9, 2019
Time: Online Event
Where: Online Event
Admission: $11.97. Buy tickets here

Safeway Winter Wonderland

 

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What: Enjoy the Pacific Northwest’s largest holiday light show with over 250 light displays.

When: December 9, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: 1940 North Victory Boulevard, Portland
Admission: Tickets start at $7. Buy them here

The Miracle of a Million Lights

What: Enjoy the Victorian Belle for a special celebration, where the entire mansion and gardens will be decorated with dazzling lights, transforming this landmark into a glowing wonderland.

When: December 9, 2019
Time: 6 pm to 10 pm
Where: 1441 North McClellan Street, Portland
Admission: $5 to $8. Buy tickets here