5 things to do in Portland today: Thursday, January 30

Jan 29 2020, 11:30 pm

Hang in there, Portlanders. The week might feel like it’s never going to end, but the weekend is just a day away. Until then, check out these five fun activities taking place this Thursday, January 30.

Tour and Tasting Freeland Spirits


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What: Freeland Spirits is one of very few women-owned and -run distilleries in history. Come for a Tour and Tasting and treat yourself to a unique gin and whiskey experience.

When: January 30, 2020
Time: 3 to 4 pm
Where: 830 E Burnside Street, Portland
Admission: $20, register here

What: Emily King has been nominated for two 2020 Grammy Awards — Best R&B Song for her single “Look at Me Now” and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for her album Scenery.

The nominations come on the heels of an incredible year for King, who released the critically adored Scenery in February to acclaim from NPR, Pitchfork, Billboard, and many more. Following the album’s release, King made two TV appearances, on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and CBS This Morning, and took her extraordinary live show on the road, selling out headlining dates across the country and performing at Coachella and Lollapalooza.

When: January 30, 2020
Time: Doors open at 7 pm
Where: 3017 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Portland
Admission: $22, buy them here


What: Enjoy an evening with Radical Face, whose name is Ben Cooper, for some toe-tingling electronic folk music.

When: January 30, 2020
Time: Doors open at 7:30 pm
Where: 128 NE Russell Street, Portland
Admission: $25, buy tickets here

What: Juliana and her band will be performing fan favorites from her solo catalog and most recent album Weird, along with select covers from the recent Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John and Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police.

When: January 30, 2020
Time: Doors open at 8 pm
Where: 830 E. Burnside Street, Portland
Admission: $20, buy tickets here

Homemade Sushi Rolls – Cooking Class

What: Join Golden Apron for “Homemade Sushi Rolls” with Chef Jacob and learn how to craft amazing food! No cooking experience necessary: feel free to sit back and watch, or get hands on. Each class is hosted in a local bar or restaurant where you can learn something new while sipping on a cocktail…or two.

When: January 30, 2020
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: 131 NW 13th Avenue, Portland
Admission: $49, buy tickets here

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