15 things to do in Portland this weekend: January 3 to 5

Jan 3 2020, 1:00 pm

It’s never a boring weekend here in Portland. If you are at a loss for how to spend your time, fear not. We’ve got you. Check out these 15 fun events taking place from January 3 to 5.

You won’t be disappointed.

Friday, January 3

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What: Winter Wonderland is Pacific Northwest’s largest holiday light show with over 250 light displays. Enjoy this dazzling event with your loved ones while sipping on hot chocolate.
When: January 3
Time: 5:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: 1940 North Victory Boulevard, Portland
Admission: Tickets start at $20. Buy them here

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 3
Time: 3 pm to 4 pm
Where: 2671 Northwest Vaughn Street, Portland 
Admission: $20. Buy tickets here

What: Subversive, inspiring sounds from the world’s first openly gay country band.
When: January 3
Time: Doors open at 7 pm
Where: 3939 N. Mississippi Avenue, Portland
Admission: $10. Buy tickets here

Burlesque S’il Vous Plait

What: An evening of enchanting burlesque entertainment, hosted by multi award-winning personality, Zora Phoenix. With performances by Sugar Kane, Lou Velvet, Asteria Atombomb, and Rizzo Rogue
When: January 3
Time: 8 pm to 11 pm
Where: 1400 SE Morrison Street, Portland
Admission: $20 to $30. Buy tickets here

The Licks, Juniper Park, Laundry & The Departures

What:¬†Enjoy an evening of alternative and indie music, from not one, not two, but three incredible artists — The Licks, Juniper Park, and Laundry & The Departures.
When: January 3
Time: 7 pm to 10 pm
Where: 2338 Northeast Alberta Street, Portland
Admission: $7. Buy tickets here

Saturday, January 4

What: Fandom PDX (formerly Newcon PDX/Anime PDX) is Portland, Oregon’s hotel based pop culture convention celebrating cosplay, video games, anime, tabletop gaming, comics, and “all things geek”
When: January 4
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 8235 Northeast Airport Way, Portland
Admission: $20. Buy tickets here

What:¬†Paying tribute to David Bowie? For BowieVision, it’s not a one-time proposition, it’s a way of life. Combining world-class vocals, deft musicianship, and masterful stage presence, the BowieVision experience is simultaneously epic and intimate, an approach that resonates with audiences on a more profound level than mere impersonation ever could.
When: January 4
Time: Doors open at 8 pm
Where: 830 E. Burnside Street, Portland
Admission: $20. Buy tickets here

Tantra Speed Date РPortland (Singles Dating Event) 

What:¬†Tired of Swiping? Tantra Speed Date isn’t your average singles event. Relationship skills games plus speed dating, you’ll share moments of fun, guided connection with up to 24 dates in a traditional Puja circle.
When: January 4
Time: 7:15 to 10:15 pm
Where: 1306 NW Hoyt Street, Portland
Admission: $35. Buy tickets here

What: The program kicks off with an introduction to the Wim Hof Method. There will be a breathing session where you will learn to tap into the deepest part of your mind and physiology. Unlike many other meditation techniques, you will feel the vibrant sensation right away at the workshop. The workshop will continue with an ice bath at a beautiful roof top, where you can challenge your mind and body with an amazing group support.

The Breathe Building also has a sauna where every participants can warm up nicely after the ice bath. At the end there is ample room for reflection, and the Instructor is there to answer questions throughout the workshop.

When: January 4
Time: 12 pm to 4 pm
Where: 2305 SE 50th Avenue, Portland 
Admission: $98. Buy tickets here

What:¬†Join Free to be Art at The Livingroom Coffeehouse in Sellwood for a Friendly Sasquatch painting class! You will receive everything needed to complete your own 16″x 20″ canvas Sasquatch work of art plus instruction with your ticket. No experience necessary & a stencil for the Sasquatch is available if you want to use it.

When: January 4
Time: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: 8524 SE 17th Avenue, Portland 
Admission: $30. Buy tickets here

Sunday, January 5

What:¬†Featuring Mark Hummel, Magic Dick, Lee Oskar, Duke Robillard, Jerry Portnoy,¬†Mark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blowout started on a Sunday night in 1991 at Ashkenaz in Berkeley with four harmonica players – Rick Estrin, Mark, Dave Earl and Doug Jay. Continuing annually for 28 years since then it‚Äôs become a who‚Äôs who of older and younger players, black, white, male and female, national and international.

When: January 5
Time: Doors open at 7 pm
Where: 3017 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Portland
Admission: $35. Buy tickets here

What:¬†Discover the power of your breath to manage your mind and experience instant peace & calm.¬†Join a 90-minute free Workshop and get a glimpse of the Sudarshan KriyaTM — the breathing technique that is revolutionizing the lives of millions.
When: January 5
Time: 4 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: 12650 SW 5th Street, Beaverton, Oregon
Admission: Free. Register here

What: Austin Lindstrom is an original country music artist from Central Oregon. He has opened up for Craig Morgan, James Otto, Jason Michael Carol, Sunny Ledford, and opened the entire 2019 LRS Country Music Festival.
When: January 5
Time: Starts at 9 pm
Where: 10350 N Vancouver Way, Portland
Admission: $15. Buy tickers here

Goal Brunch w/ Pregame

What: Start 2020 with strategy and style! Goal Brunch is a party with old and new friends to eat, drink, conspire, and celebrate. Get motivated with clarity on what you want this year and the inspiration and connections to achieve it.

Join Ciara Pressler, founder of PREGAME and author of Game Plan: Achieve Your Goals in Life, Career, and Business, to celebrate all you’ve already achieved and create new goals for an extraordinary year.

When: January 5
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Where: 15 Northwest 4th Avenue, Portland
Admission: $60. Register here

DeviGirls Yoga – January Workshop

What: Join DeviGirls every Sunday in January for a Yoga plus Mindfulness workshop geared toward helping young women connect with themselves and with each other in nourishing and meaningful ways.Cost is $100 and includes:

  • Personalized instruction in Yoga, Mindfulness + Journaling
  • Herbal tea ceremony and mat rental
When: January 5
Time: 3 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: 2305 Southeast 50th Avenue, Portland 
Admission: $100. Buy tickets here
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