5 things to do in Portland today: Thursday, December 12

Dec 11 2019, 10:37 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!

Paint A Tree, Give A Gift


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What: You can donate money to charity by painting a ceramic Christmas tree or menorah. Buy a tree or menorah to paint, and for every tree you buy, Mimosa Studios will give $10 to Raphael Charity House.

When: December 12, 2019
Time: The event starts at 10 am
Where: 1718 Northeast Alberta Street, Portland
Admission: $45 to $80. Buy tickets here

Safeway Winter Wonderland


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What: Enjoy the Pacific Northwest’s largest holiday light show with over 250 light displays.

When: December 12, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: 1940 North Victory Boulevard, Portland
Admission: Tickets start at $7. Buy them here

The Miracle of a Million Lights

What: Enjoy the Victorian Belle for a special celebration, where the entire mansion and gardens will be decorated with dazzling lights, transforming this landmark into a glowing wonderland.

When: December 12, 2019
Time: 6 pm to 10 pm
Where: 1441 North McClellan Street, Portland
Admission: $5 to $8. Buy tickets here

Alex Cameron Concert

What: Enjoy Alex Cameron’s performance at Wonder Ballroom, where you can spend your Thursday evening being entertained by the Australian performer’s synth-pop/indie-pop music.

When: December 12, 2019
Time: Doors open at 7:30 pm
Where: 128 NE Russell Street, Portland
Admission: $20. Buy tickets here

Rare Monk / Bodies On The Beach

What: There isn’t a better way to spend your night than by supporting local Portland band Rare Monk, a four-piece indie rock band.

When: December 12, 2019
Time: Doors open at 7:00 pm
Where: 3939 N. Mississippi Avenue, Portland
Admission: $8 to $10. Buy tickets here