5 things to do in Portland today: Thursday, January 9

Jan 8 2020, 11:46 pm

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

Besides, the weekend is just a day away.

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 9, 2020
Time: 3 pm to 4 pm
Where: 830 E Burnside Street, Portland
Admission: $20. Register here

Fir with Nick Caceres


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What: An awesome evening with some of Portland’s most talented indie rock, twinkle-gaze, and surf-psych bands.

When: January 9, 2020
Time: Doors open at 7:30 pm
Where: 830 E. Burnside Street, Portland
Admission: $10. Buy them here

I’m Not Surprised presented by Telltale


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What: A monthly curated storytelling event for people that like to get vulnerable. At Telltale, you can expect eight to 10 performers sharing something with you, in the way that feels right to them–expect a mix of comedy, stories, music, essays, and more. Your evening will likely include honesty, swear words, enthusiasm, resistance, alcohol if that floats your boat, excellent pizza, dark humor, and often a few raffle prizes. You might make a new friend.

When: January 9, 2020
Time: 8 pm to 11 pm
Where: 4107 Southeast Harrison Street, Portland
Admission: $8. Buy tickets here

Bryson Cone


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What: Bryson Cone is a music project created by singer-songwriter/producer/ visual artist Bryson Cone. Self-proclaimed “Pastel Jazz Goth”, Bryson Cone’s music contains elements of 80s synth-pop, psychedelic rock, glam rock, and freaky new wave ballads.

When: January 9, 2020
Time: Doors open at 8 pm
Where: 3939 N. Mississippi Avenue, Portland
Admission: $5. Buy tickets here

Murder Mystery Dinner in Portland

What: An immersive mystery experience full of twists and turns. A murder will occur and your sleuthing skills will be put to the test as you work to determine whodunnit. You’ll have the chance to examine clues and mingle with suspects to deduce the culprit as you dine on a killer three-course meal. You might even become a suspect yourself! Tickets go fast, so get yours today.

When: January 9, 2020
Time: 7 pm to 10 pm
Where: 0715 Southwest Bancroft Street, Portland
Admission: $44.99. Buy tickets here

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