5 things to do in Portland today: Saturday, December 21

Dec 20 2019, 5:00 am

Portland always has a variety of fun events taking place, no matter what day of the week it is. If your weekend is looking a little empty, check out these five fun activities taking place today.

Saturday, December 21

What: Bring the whole family to meet Santa and his Reindeer for a magical holiday memory at Shorty’s Garden Center. Don’t forget your camera to capture fun photos of the reindeer!

When: December 21, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: 10006 SE Mill Pain Boulevard, Portland
Admission: $6 to $20. Buy tickets here

What: This low-key, sophisticated dating event is devoid of cheesy name-tags and over-the-top party trimmings. It’s the perfect opportunity to find a companion for concerts, festivals, or shows. Unleash your inner foodie, adventure junkie, or health and wellness guru.

When: December 21, 2019
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
Where: 2422 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland
Admission: $34.25. Buy tickets here

Gingerbread House Party

What: Enjoy a fun afternoon of decorating your own personal Gingerbread House while sipping on wine. The event includes a pre-assembled “Tiny Gingerbread House,” icing, candy to decorate and one beverage of your choice including wine, holiday sangria, beer, hot cider or hot cocoa.
When: December 21, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: 4510 SE 23rd Avenue, Portland
Admission: $25. Buy tickets here

What: Wondering how to make a moist, perfectly cooked turkey and how to select the best size for your holiday meal? Then this cooking class is just what you need.

When: December 21, 2019
Time: 3 to 4 pm
Where: 5035 NE Sandy Boulevard, Portland 
Admission: Free. Register here

What: Unwind, and destress with an evening of yoga, and meditation at Prana Yoga Center.

When: December 21, 2019
Time: 8:15 am to 9:30 am
Where: 635 Northwest 23rd Avenue, Portland 
Admission: Free. Register here