5 things to do in Portland today: Wednesday, January 15

Jan 14 2020, 11:50 pm

Wednesday is called hump day for a reason. With the weekend in the distance, you might feel your motivation slowly disintegrating as your day feels more like a year. Don’t let your spirit falter; there are a variety of activities waiting to help you de-stress.

Check out these five fun activities taking place in PDX this Wednesday, January 15.

FAM Neon New Year

What: A fitness dance class combined with a tie-die party, neon clothes, body paint, and a full bar? This is the event you didn’t know you wanted but really needed.

When: January 15, 2020
Time: 5:45 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: 618 Southeast Alder Street, Portland
Admission: $35. Buy them here

Tour and Tasting Freeland Spirits


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

When: January 15, 2020
Time: 3 pm to 4 pm
Where: 2671 Northwest Vaughn Street, Portland
Admission: $20. Register here

Hello From The Magic Tavern


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What: Hello from the Magic Tavern is a fully improvised comedy podcast set in a magical world connected to our own. A chat show in a fantasy world hosted by a wizard, a talking badger, and a Chicagoan with some podcasting equipment.

When: January 15, 2020
Time: Doors open at 7 pm
Where: 1300 SE Stark Street, Portland 
Free. Register here

Hot Potato — Chef’s Tasting Menu

What: Taking place at the Botanist, this event offers a delicious tasting menu (that’s fully vegetarian) all made from everyone’s favorite root vegetable, the humble potato.

When: January 15, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Where: 1300 Northwest Lovejoy Street, Portland
Admission: $35. Buy tickets here

The Blue Velvet Comedy Show

What: A free weekly comedy show every Wednesday night at 9 pm featuring a hand-picked selection of some of Portland’s funniest comedians as well as special out-of-town guests. Hosted by comedians Bjorn R-G and Todd Basil with fresh lineups each week. Come out, enjoy a drink, and laugh!

When: January 15, 2020
Time: 9 pm to 11:30 pm
Where: 18 Northeast 28th Avenue, Portland
Admission: Register here

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