The Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival is proud to continue its mission of showcasing outstanding new work by our region’s media artists and offer a snapshot of the thriving creative community that surrounds us. Part of the Festival experience is facilitating dialogue between artist and audience. This year we are adding a “Film Talkers’ Lounge,” open before and after screenings for informal conversation. Drop by to meet the makers, share your impressions, and make connections. In addition to the screenings and socializing, the Festival will also feature the Northwest Filmmakers’ Summit, a daylong event featuring equipment vendors, filmmaker panels and presentations, and more. It will be held from Nov. 1 - 5 at the Portland Art Museum's Whitsell Auditorium: 1219 SW. Park Ave. in Portland. Go to nwfilm.org.
The HUMP! Film Festival has been bringing audiences a new kind of p*rn since 2005. The festival features short dirty movies—each less than five minutes—all created by people who aren’t p*rn stars but want to be one for a weekend. The filmmakers and stars show us what they think is hot and sexy, creative and kinky, their ultimate turn-ons and their craziest fantasies. Our carefully curated program is a cornucopia of body types, shapes, ages, colors, s*xualities, genders, kinks, and fetishes—all united by a shared spirit of s*x-positivity. HUMP! is a celebration of creative s*xual expression. You will see films at HUMP! that shock you. You will see films at HUMP! that make you laugh. And you will see films at HUMP! that turn you on. The film festival will be held at various locations in the Portland metro area, from Nov. 2 - 11. For details, their website is humpfilmfest.com.
SkiFever is the most interactive show in the country featuring live freestyle ski acts and hands-on activities for skiers and snowboarders of all ages! Save up to 70% for ski and snowboard gear! You can sell your used gear at their swap. Lots of exhibitors. Resorts from around the region will be on hand to offer big discount travel and lift packages for your winter travel vacations. They'll also have a WineFest and BrewFest. It will be held from Nov. 3 - 5 at the Portland Expo Center: 2060 N. Marine Dr. in Portland. Go to portlandskifever.com.
The Stormy Weather Arts Festival has been one of the Cannon Beach’s most popular events for over a quarter century. The event still focuses on a wide range of visual and performing arts, offering the opportunity to meet artists and discuss their work, listen to local musicians, take in gallery events and experience why Cannon Beach has been recognized as one of “The 100 Best Art Towns in America.” It will be held from Nov. 3 - 5 at various venues. To learn more, go online to www.cannonbeach.org.
This festival is one of the largest holiday celebrations in the Northwest drawing some thousands attendees annually who happily complete their holiday shopping early. With over hundreds of exhibitors, the festival will provide shoppers with one-of-a-kind gifts that cannot be found anywhere else. Featuring art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, wood, music, photography, toys, Christmas décor, and much more makes this a gift buyer's delight. There is a large gourmet food area where you can sample and purchase a wide range of food items including tea, chocolates, pasta, soups, dips, meats, coffee, jams, shortbread, chili, sauces and many more delights! It will be held in Eugene, from Nov. 3 - 5 at the Lane Events Center and in Portland, from Nov. 10 - 12 at the Oregon Convention Center. Go online to www.hfgf.com.
If you love tradition, then you will love the annual Sausage and Sauerkraut Community Dinner. Dine on handmade sausage, sauerkraut and applesauce made solely by hundreds of community volunteers and generations of families that have been in Verboort for over 150 years. Sit down with folks that have attended over 50 consecutive dinners. See the Giant Sequoia Redwood trees brought to Verboort as seeds from Giant Sequoias in California upon Mr. Porter’s return from the gold Rush of 1849 and planted in 1888. They'll also have a plant booth, beer garden, bazaar, bingo, Potholder Game, and much more. Come be a part of our tradition. The dinner is on Saturday, Nov. 4 at Visitation Catholic Church: 4285 NW. Visitation Rd. in Forest Grove. Go to verboort.org.
The first weekend in November is prime Chanterelle mushroom season along the southern Oregon coast, and this is the region's most prolific edible mushroom. Some of the activities festival-goers can expect include: special guest speaker, an identification table filled with examples of the region's fungi, both edible and non-edible; vendors selling all manner of fungi-related products – including fresh edible mushrooms; and workshops throughout the day, including presentations on growing, harvesting and using both wild and cultivated mushrooms. It will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Chetco Grange: 97895 Shopping Center Ave. in Brookings. Go to their Facebook page for more details.
Attend the annual wine tasting event benefiting the International Leadership Academy. Taste and purchase a variety of distinct wines from some of France's most prestigious wine regions while enjoying hors d'oueuvres and bidding on gorgeous raffle baskets. Enjoy conversations with old and new friends and help raise funds for the school program. This year, they are offering childcare at the main ILA campus for the duration of the event. It will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 6 - 10 p.m. at the Lake Theater and Cafe: 106 N. State St. in Lake Oswego. For questions, call (503) 662-8452. All participants have the opportunity to place special orders at a discount rate on the wine available at the event. Wine vendors will be present to answer any additional questions. Adults only please. To purchase tickets, go to wine2017.brownpapertickets.com.
Hosted by the Portland Bead Society. Their annual event showcases the many unique and diverse Bead artists in the Portland Area. This year's event will feature several new and fresh elements in addition to our popular event traditions! This is the shopping event for artists and those who appreciate artistry. You can find components to design your own jewelry. You can also find finished pieces which are lovely and unique. Their vendors have a dazzling array of handmade, contemporary, and vintage beads and findings, as well as components which complement the beads, such as, fiber, wood, glass, clay, and metal pieces. Interested in learning how to bead or build with the components? Catch a demonstration at the Inspiration stage. Engage in conversations with the artists themselves. It will be held from Nov. 4 - 5 at Montgomery Park: 2701 NW. Vaughn in Portland. Times are Saturday, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and on Sunday, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission is $5. For more, go to www.portlandbeadsociety.org.
Start your holiday shopping in Yachats, Gem of the Oregon Coast, at this premier, juried craft event. Six rooms and the hallways of the Yachats Commons, a refurbished, vintage elementary school, will be filled to bursting with 70 of the best artisans from the Pacific Northwest offering a variety of interesting, unique, functional and fun gift ideas. Find an amazing selection of jewelry; agate lamps and fountains; Christmas ornaments & decor; original art coloring books, color your own calendars & Joy Sphere Treasure Balls; wood crafts including turned, Intarsia, small furniture, mosaics, cutting boards, boxes, signs, bird houses, scroll saw puzzles & toys; fine art; peek-a-boo pillows; stuffed dinosaurs; metal art; leather craft; gourmet foods; soap & body products; candles; photography; Victorianna/country crafts; gourmet dog treats; mixed media art; window jewels; authors and books; fabric art including aprons, accessories & quilts; fiber art including hand spun yarn, crocheted/knitted hats, scarves, hand loomed rugs; upcycled products; beaded dragons and so much more. Fun attractions at the Festival include craft demonstrations, free tastings of the gourmet food, massage and a wonderful holiday ambiance. This event offers a great opportunity to purchase truly unique and wonderful gifts for the holiday season directly from the artisans. Admission to this Family Friendly event is FREE with FREE parking as well. Yachats is located in the middle of the beautiful Central Oregon Coast midway between Newport & Florence, OR. Yachats Commons is at 441 Highway 101 N at W. 4th St., Yachats 97498. For more information, call (541) 547-4664.
The Providence Festival of Trees is Portland’s premier family-oriented holiday event. A timeless and ageless tradition for everyone, Providence Festival of Trees will dazzle you with elaborately decorated Christmas trees, mini-trees, wreaths and holiday displays. In addition, Public Show attendees will be able to whisper their wishes to Santa, enjoy entertainment, frost Christmas cookies, make holiday crafts, patch up a stuffed animal in the Teddy Bear Hospital and much more. It will be held from Nov. 4 - Dec. 2 at the Oregon Convention Center, Hall A: 777 NE. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Portland.
It's a wonderful bazaar with gifts, crafts and home decor! Help them celebrate their 44th year. Come experience the warmth and charm of the holiday season while strolling through magical displays of holiday decorations, antiques, handcrafted locally made gifts, and gourmet foods. FREE admission and parking. This year, they are teaming up with Fort Kennedy (a nonprofit organization developed to provide necessary food, clothing, and resources for homeless veterans and their families in Clackamas County) to do a can food drive. For every two items you bring in, you will receive two raffle tickets. Raffle tickets can also be purchased. They will draw a winning ticket, twice daily through Friday. It will be held from Nov. 6 - 11, Monday - Friday, from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds: 694 NE. 4th Ave. in Canby. For more, call (503) 266-7772 and go online to www.countrybazaars.com.
The premier RV show in the Northwest is a showcase for the freedom of the RV lifestyle. The four-day show is held at the Portland Expo Center: 2060 N. Marine Dr., from Nov. 9 - 12. They’ll have more than 500 vehicles, on-the-spot financing, trade-in opportunities, and gas card giveaways. Cost for admission: Adults $9, 60 and over $7, Children under 16 FREE with Adult. 2-for-1 admission coupons at www.PortlandMetroRV.com.
Attend their annual holiday gift sale. Shop for the perfect gift within the gorgeous Queen Anne Victorian-style home of Deepwood. Buy from select vendors offering a variety of holiday options: chocolates, teas, holiday decorations, jewelry and more. FREE admission on Friday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at 1116 Mission St. SE. in Salem. Visit their Facebook page to learn more.
What started over a decade ago in San Francisco had expanded to nine cities. Essentially an act of library bar-hopping, the Lit Crawls have become bookish institutions in their respective cities - an ideal way for local literary communities to unite, drink and read. Join them for a madcap literary adventure. Lit Crawl Portland is on Friday, Nov. 10. For details, visit literary-arts.org.
Enjoy a huge selection of the finest cider and craft brews from Oregon, Washington and California along with live entertainment from your favorite local artists. A limited selection of oak-aged beers will also be available for tasting. Meet the brewers. They'll also have cider and beer craft workshops and local food vendors. Admission includes a commemorative glass and two beverage tastings. The festival is from Nov. 10 - 11 at the Willamalane Center for Sports and Recreation: 250 S 32nd St. in Springfield. Go to www.mccbf.com.
A glorious weekend of Celtic music awaits you. The festival is always a delight featuring world class traditional and contemporary music of the Celtic countries, showcasing the influence of Celtic music throughout the world. Workshops, story-telling, dancing, jam sessions, gourmet food and drinks, plus a variety of vendors all await you. Most of the festival events will take place at The Yachats Commons: 441 Highway 101 N. in Yachats. Visit yachatscelticmusicfestival.org.
The legendary Northwest Food and Wine Festival returns as the definitive wine festival in Portland with a targeted half-day wine and food celebration. The festival brings the highest quality regional wines, spirits, beers, foods and prominent chefs and restaurants. It’s designed to present a rich and rewarding experience for wine lovers, gourmet food enthusiasts and industry experts. Hundreds of wines and dozens of restaurants will offer gourmet food tastes and an incredible array of options for pairings. Guests will receive a wine glass, and be able to navigate the floor, smelling, savoring and seeing the bounty of the Northwest and beyond. The festival is on Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Oregon Convention Center: 777 NE. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Portland. Go to www.nwwinefestival.com.
The Albany’s Veterans Day Parade is the biggest Veterans Day celebration west of the Mississippi. With hundreds of entries and thousands of spectators, it’s a town-wide patriotic extravaganza every November and the center of Oregon’s Veterans Day celebrations. For more than 60 years, Albany has been honoring veterans with a parade on Veterans Day. Every year, floats include military color guards, distinguished veterans, classic cars, scout troops, and a motorcycle honor guard leading the way. The parade is held on Saturday, Nov. 11 and begins at 11 a.m. The route leads down Lyon Street and loops through downtown Albany. Visitors start lining the streets early, bringing chairs to stake out their favorite spots. For more, go online to albanyvisitors.com.
The Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will once again be the location of activities honoring our military veterans. The annual Lough Legacy Veterans Parade is one of the largest of such events on the West Coast and is officially sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs as an official Veterans Day Celebration. Join in this community parade to show appreciation for those who have served to keep our nation free. The parade is on Saturday, Nov. 11 in downtown Vancouver: 1501 E. Ewvergreen Blvd. Ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and parade at 11 a.m. For details, go to thehistorictrust.org.
Wordstock 2017 features 100+ authors presenting 43 onstage events, pop-up readings, and 15 writing workshops. The festival includes activities for readers of all ages, an extensive book fair with 70+ vendors, local food trucks, and more. It will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Portland Art Museum and neighboring venues in downtown Portland. Their website is literary-arts.org.
Clark County Open Studios is a FREE, self-guided tour where local artists open their studios to the public and share how, why and where their art is created. This is a unique opportunity to visit artists and artisans, view diverse works and buy pieces specifically created or made available for this event. The tour is from Nov. 11 - 12 at various locations within Clark County, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Visit their website at www.ccopenstudios.org.
Popularly known as EUCON, the Eugene Comic Con is a fun and vibrant celebration of pop culture in the beautiful Eugene-Springfield, Oregon area with special guests, artists, writers, exhibitors, comic books, cosplay, gaming, video games, toys, in-depth panels and so much more! EUCON brings our community a quality, fun, energetic event for fans of all genres and ages. It will be held from Nov. 11 - 12 at the Lane Events Center: 796 W. 13th Ave. in Eugene. Visit eugenecomiccon.com.
Patriotic concert features the inaugural performance of Willamette Master Chorus Honor Choir, including top choir students from Salem-Keizer area high schools. Performances begin at 3 p.m., from Nov. 11 - 12 at Willamette University's Hudson Hall: 900 State St. in Salem. Visit www.willamettemasterchorus.org.
Hosted by Mount Hood Railroad, board the train ride that is based on the beloved children's book, "The Train to Christmas Town." You'll be welcomed by Santa and and his elves before climbing on board. Guests can enjoy activities, games and singing with the cast of storybook characters and crew as everyone heads to Christmas Town. Rides are from Nov. 11 - Dec. 28, starting at the Mt. Hood Railroad Depot: 110 Railroad Ave. in Hood River. Go to www.mthoodrr.com.
The event starts with a silent auction offering over 150 packages while guests mingle with the Duck and Beaver mascots and cheerleaders. The Silent Auction is followed by a gourmet dinner and live auction packed full with premiere vacations, experiences and items. Wear your colors. Represent your team. It will be held on Thursday, Nov. 16 at the Salem Convention Center: 200 Commercial St. SE in Salem. Go to civilwarauction.org.
Larch Mountain Country Artisans returns for their 38th annual holiday bazaar bringing you special one of a kind fine art, fine crafts, folk art and other quality handcrafts for your holiday gift-giving. This year's show will be held on Friday, Nov. 17 from Noon to 6 p.m. (new hours), Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The show is held at Glenn Otto Community Park in the Sam Cox Building, located at 1106 E. Columbia River Hwy in Troutdale, OR. Door prizes are drawn hourly. For more, visit their Facebook page.
OryCon is Oregon’s premier, fan run, annual science fiction/fantasy convention held in Portland since 1979. They'll have an art show, fan table, gaming, costume contest, dealers and speakers. It will be held from Nov. 17 - 19 at the Red Lion Hotel - Jantzen Beach in Portland. Their website is 39.orycon.org.
A Zine Fest is a place to meet and share with other Artists, Zinesters and Fans of graphic works. The common format has individuals selling or trading their works at tables. Trading often happens at the end of the event, and is initiated on a one-on-one basis (you do not have to trade if you want to – BUT it is also really awesome). If you come with a buddy you can switch off at your table to walk around and enjoy the festivities. Zine Fests also hold events in conjunction with the tabling expo to add variety, entertainment, and education. It will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Broadway Commerce Center: 44 W. Broadway in Eugene. Go to www.euzinefest.com.
Join in the fun at Mt. Hood Meadows for music, dancing and a preview dinner! Chef Danny will be offering a taste of his new and improved food menu. Guest Services will be there to help you renew or purchase your season pass, and the retail shops will be open from 12 - 4 p.m. for browsing this year's gear. Bring yourself, bring the kids and bring the snow dances! All ages are welcome to come up for the dinner and party. Better yet, there's no cover! The celebration is on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. at 14040 Hwy. 35 in Mt. Hood. Their website is www.skihood.com.
Portland is this year's host for the CFA International Show presented by Royal Canin - where more than 41 breeds of cats will be competing for numerous prizes and honors, culminating with the naming of Best in Show. In addition to the judging rings, the show offers a variety of activities for the entire family. Spectators can enjoy watching the feline agility competition. And for those wanting more in-depth information about the different breeds of cats, there is an education ring. The show is from Nov. 18 - 19 at the Portland Expo Center: 2060 N. Marine Dr. in Portland. For details, head over to cfa.org.
The Wild Arts Festival celebrates nature in the work of regionally and nationally known artists and writers. It's the Northwest's premier show and sale of nature-related art and books. Featured art includes the work of painters, sculptors, jewelers, photographers, woodworkers, glassblowers and more; authors include novelists, poets, photographers and writers of non-fiction. The Festival will also have the ever-popular Silent Auction, where you can bid on beautiful artwork, gifts for your favorite naturalists and birdwatchers, and wonderful Northwest outings, excursions and weekend getaways. And you won't want to miss the fast-moving sale of 6”×6” original bird-themed paintings by local artists! Other activities include a special happy hour Sip with music, a Children's Area, and education birds on hand throughout the weekend. It will be held from Nov. 18 - 19 at Montgomery Park: 2701 NW. Vaughn in Portland. Their website is wildartsfestival.org.
Join Northwest VEG for their annual gathering. You are encouraged to bring an especially generous, vegan potluck dish that can serve 8 - 10 people and increase the amount by 4 servings for each additional person in your party/family. Northwest VEG will provide beverages. Register to reserved your space. It will be held on Sunday, Nov. 19, from 3 - 6 p.m. at the Oaks Park Dance Pavilion: 7805 SE. Oaks Park Way in Portland. For more, visit nwveg.org.
Tofurky Trots are designed to support both the health and vitality of local communities and raise money for local non-profits supporting a compassionate plant-based lifestyle. The Trot is 5k (3.1 miles) and is a run, trot, or walk open to all levels of physical fitness. Before you eat your big meal with your friends and family, come trot with us and celebrate the bounty of the earth’s delicious plants! Great prizes will be awarded to the top male, female and child finishers as well as for best costume. Tasty vegan snacks and drinks at the finish line. Torfurky Trot is on Thursday, Nov. 23, starting at 9 a.m. at Oaks Amusement Park's Historic Oaks Park Dance Pavilion: 7805 SE. Oaks Park Way in Portland. Their website is nwveg.org.
Get ready for Thanksgiving dinner with a 4-mile fun run or walk through Washington Park, ending inside the Oregon Zoo in Portland. The Thanksgiving Day tradition is a popular, multi-generational family event, organized by the Oregon Road Runners Club. Their annual event raises around thousands of dollars each year to fund animal care and programs at the zoo. Join along on Thursday, Nov. 23, starting at 8 a.m. To learn more, go to www.oregonzoo.org.
The City of Lake Oswego and the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce invite you to join in a time-honored tradition as we ring in the holiday season. This extraordinary evening of cheer includes caroling, performances from Lakeridge and Lake Oswego High School choirs and holiday tunes from Millennium Concert Band. Gather at the corner of 5th Street & A Avenue to see the lighting of the Bigelow Plaza Holiday Tree, then parade to Millennium Park for the lighting of the Millennium Tree. The festivities also include sweet treats at Millennium courtesy of Starbucks and a special guest from the North Pole delivered by our own Lake Oswego Fire Department. It will be held on Friday, Nov. 24, 5:30 p.m. at both Bigelow Plaza on 5th & A and Millennium Plaza Park: 200 1st St. in Lake Oswego. For details, visit www.ci.oswego.or.us.
Attend the Polk County Craft Festival. Two buildings full of handmade crafts! Food available onsite! FREE admission! It will be held from Nov. 24 - 25 at the Polk County Fairgrounds and Event Center: 520 S. Pacific Hwy. W in Rickreall. Times are from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. To learn more, visit www.co.polk.or.us/fair/polk-county-craft-festival-5.
The Rockaway Beach Holiday Gift Fair will be held Thanksgiving weekend, November 24 & 25 in the Rockaway Beach Civic Facility at 276 S. Hwy. 101, Friday & Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is FREE and there will be food concessions, music and lots of fun. This is a fundraiser for the Rockaway Beach Parks & Recreation Program. This is a great opportunity to help the Program and to purchase some unique holiday gifts as well. Enter the raffle to win a spiral ham, tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. We hope to see everyone there!
The annual Thanksgiving Wine Weekend is a long-standing tradition in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Wine Country Thanksgiving features open houses at more than 30 wineries throughout the Tualatin Valley, where guests will enjoy special tastings, entertainment and light bites. The weekend provides a rare opportunity to visit many of the small wineries that are not regularly open to the public. Nominal tasting fees may be applicable. Hours vary by location. It will be held from Nov. 24 - 26 at various wineries throughout the Tualatin Valley. For a list of participating wineries, go to tualatinvalley.org.
Yuletide in Seaside offers an amazing weekend to kick off your holiday activities and shopping. There are two gift shows, the annual Parade of Lights, Tree Lighting with Santa, and of course festive downtown shopping. The Artisan Fair at Seaside Civic & Convention Center celebrates 44 yars of featuring finely crafted products from the heart and artisan food and beverages. The Fair runs Friday – Saturday November 24 through 26. New this year is the Holiday Shopping at The Elk’s on Saturday, November 25. This specialty fair features products from all your favorite consultants and distributors. Perfect stocking stuffers and more! Distributors include Younique, Scentsy, Avon, Ruby Ribbon Shapewear, doTerra and others. The Elk’s Lodge is within easy walking distance of the Convention Center and downtown shopping on Broadway! The annual Parade of Lights is Friday, November 24, starting at 7 p.m. and is followed by the Lighting of the Tree with Santa. For more information, visit www.SeasideChamber.com.
Go Christmas shopping at this annual event that offers interesting and unique, commercial and hand-crafted products from hundreds of vendors within two halls of the Portland Expo Center. They'll also have a Santa's Village for the kids. The bazaar is from Nov. 24 - 26 and Dec. 1 - 3 at the Portland Expo Center: 2060 N. Marine Dr. in Portland. More can be found by going to expochristmasbazaar.com.
Recognized throughout the Pacific Northwest as the “Largest Holiday Light Show West of the Mississippi”, it will grab your attention with glimmers and glows around every corner. Since 1993, a journey through Winter Wonderland has become a Holiday tradition for many families, friends, and social organizations to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season. Spectators can enjoy the most spectacular drive-through light show in the region, viewing over 250 colorful light set pieces and many fully animated scenes from the comfort of their own vehicle. Over two million visitors have taken the Winter Wonderland journey since its origin. It will be held from Nov. 24 - Dec. 26 at the Portland International Raceway: 1940 North Victory Blvd. in Portland. Go to winterwonderlandportland.com.
One campus. Two museums. FREE admission. The Museum of Natural and Cultural History and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art offer FREE admission during UO Ducks home game weekends throughout the 2017 football season. It will be held on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 1680 E. 15th Ave. in Eugene. Go to calendar.uoregon.edu.
The Northwest's only outdoor winter beer festival – which is tented and heated – will feature 55 craft beers, ciders and meads in the main lineup, all of which are made or blended specifically for the event. In addition, the festival will also feature a number of Meet the Brewer events, dozens of specialty and rare beer tappings, cheese and beer pairings, and food vendors. The Holiday Ale Festival is regarded as presenting one of best lineups of winter beers and ciders anywhere in the nation. The event is for ages 21 and over. What makes this festival standout from other similar events is the selection: the festival works with every brewery involved to make sure they send a product that has either been made or blended specifically for the event, or is a rare or vintage beer or cider that isn't commonly tapped in the state. The festival is from Nov. 29 - Dec. 3 at Pioneer Courthouse Square: 701 SW. 6th Ave. in Portland. Go to holidayale.com.