NOVEMBER 2019 EVENTS
Calendar Listing for Oregon and Southwest Washington
(Updated Regularly)

Charbonneau Arts Festival
November 1 - 3

The annual fundraiser is a 3-day art festival, featuring the work of artists local and beyond.  All types of hand crafted, painted and sculpted art are represented including outdoor art, literary art, music and glass art, as well as the more traditional subjects...MORE  

Stormy Weather Arts Festival
November 1 - 3

For over 30 years, the Stormy Weather Arts Festival on the first weekend in November has been one of Cannon Beach’s most popular events where you can immerse yourself in the creative culture that has long been a part of this community recognized as one of the 100 best art towns in America.  The weekend is jam-packed with musical performances and gallery events offering the opportunity to meet renowned artists, see their latest works or watch them demonstrate their techniques...MORE 

Estacada Festival of the Fungus
Saturday, November 2

Calling all fun-guys and fun-gals!  This fun and educational event is totally free!Mycologists will be on hand to identify your mushroom and fungi finds and answer questions.  Specimens should be fresh and with base, if possible.  Make a note of tree species close by, elevation and area to help with identification.  Shop their vendors’ fungus-related wares, enjoy local mushroom art, and marvel at our gorgeous, educational display of Northwest mushrooms.  The festival will feature children’s activities and their ever-popular truffle dog and fermentation demonstrations.  Several local eateries are offering delicious wild mushroom-based dishes the day of the event.  A list of participating restaurants will be available at the festival...MORE 

NW'S LARGEST Garage Sale & Vintage Sale
Saturday, November 2

Over 800 Indoor Booths at the Clark County Event Center & Fairgrounds: 17402 NE Delfel Rd. in Ridgefield, WA. 98642, just 15 Minutes North of Portland, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2.  General admission: Adults - $6; Military with ID - $5. 7 a.m. Early Birds - $20; Kids under 12 FREE at all times.  Antiques to New & Everything in Between Don't Miss the Deals!  Booths: $55 & Up...MORE 

Verboort Sausage Festival
Saturday, November 2

If you love tradition, then you will love our 85th annual Sausage and Sauerkraut Community Dinner.  Enjoy a meal of 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...MORE 

Clark County Open Studios
November 2 - 3
(Southwest Washington)

Discover Clark County’s creative side in a FREE, self-guided tour as 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...MORE

22nd Annual Harvest & Holidays Arts & Crafts Festival
November 2-3

Start your holiday shopping in Yachats, Gem of the Oregon Coast, at this premier, juried craft event. Now even bigger with seven rooms and the hallways of the Yachats Commons, a refurbished, vintage elementary school, filled to bursting with over 70 of the best artisans from the Pacific Northwest offering a variety of unique, interesting, fun and functional gift ideas. Find an amazing selection of jewelry; agate lamps, shell art and fountains; Holiday 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, bird houses, scroll saw puzzles & toys; hand made pens; fine art; peek-a-boo pillows; stuffed dinosaurs; metal art; 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 and quilts; fiber art including ingenious felted clothing and hats, crocheted/knitted hats, scarves, hand loomed rugs; upcycled products 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...MORE 

Wild Rivers Mushroom Festival
November 2 - 3

The first weekend in November is usually the peak of the wild mushroom season along the southern Oregon coast, so visitors to the Wild Rivers Mushroom Festival can expect to experience tons of mushroom-related activities, including: 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; workshops throughout both days, including presentations on identifying, growing, harvesting and using both wild and cultivated mushrooms; educational mushroom hikes along various coastal trails (due to popular demand, we PROMISE there will be more of these!); and keynote lectures by renown mycologists on both days...MORE 

Scrooge: The Musical
November 6 - December 15

Come and enjoy the magic of Scrooge during the Christmas Holiday.  This kid-friendly show will have you laughing, crying and fully interacting with the characters on stage.  There's dancing and singing, along with some very fun audience participation.  Don't miss the opportunity to see this show on its 13th year...MORE  

Siren National Festival
November 7 - 17

The 2019 Siren Nation Festival presents a stunning musical lineup, a night of the best comedians from the NW, a visual art show with outstanding NW artists, an art and craft sale, and FREE workshops!...MORE 

Oregon State Capitol: A Tribute to Veterans
Friday, November 8

You are invited to A Tribute to Veterans, Friday, November 8 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Rotunda of the Oregon State Capitol, located at 900 Court St. NE in Salem.  This event is FREE and open to the public.  You'll see the Color Guard, a choral performance, uniform display, refreshments, exhibit and receive a FREE stick flag while supplies last...MORE 

Columbia Pacific Fiber Festival
November 8 - 10
(Coastal Washington)

The City of Long Beach is excited to host the first ever event dedicated solely to fiber arts and supplies!  They'll have fiber artists, mini workshops and suppliers to the Columbia Pacific Fiber Festival, from Nov. 8 - 10, at the Chautauqua Lodge: 304 14th St. NW in Long Beach...MORE 

OryCon 41
November 8 - 10

This is Oregon's premiere science fiction and fantasy convetion that is fan run.  This year's guest of honor is Rob Carlos.  Some of the activities include an art show, vedors, educational talks, readings, GEAR Con Lounge, family storytime, LAN Gaming, Dealers Room, collectives, Open Gaming, Art Therapy for Writers, music, and much more...MORE

Yachats Celtic Music Festival
November 8 - 10

Céad míle fáilte!  A hundred thousand welcomes!  A glorious Celtic inspired weekend awaits you. This festival is always a delight featuring world-class traditional and non-traditional music of the Celtic countries, along with an array of exceptional enticements and dining temptations, all in a magical location.  The entire town of Yachats embraces the festival.  Enjoy the “pub style” format at the Yachats Commons, along with concerts at the Little Log Church, and Celtic inspired events happening throughout the town.  Workshops, speakers, story-telling, hot jam sessions, dancing, gourmet food and drinks, whiskey tasting, plus a wide variety of vendors all await you. During sunset, stand at the end of the earth and experience the magic while listening to the Piper on the Point...MORE 

Haystack Holidays
November 8 - 28

Beginning in November, Cannon Beach plays host to Haystack Holidays, a series of holiday events designed to put the fun back into the holiday season. Some Haystack Holidays highlights include Mimosa Madness, Cannon Beach’s refreshing alternative to the craziness of Black Friday, a long time local tradition; wreathmaking classes; the downtown Lamp Lighting Ceremony; Pictures with Santa; and a special holiday concert. Cannon Beach offers the perfect holiday shopping season getaway with the picturesque village lit up festively and shops and galleries offering unique gift opportunities...MORE

Northwest Food & Wine Festival
Saturday, November 9

In its 14th year, the 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, and foods.  It’s designed to present a rich and rewarding experience for wine lovers, gourmet food enthusiasts and industry experts. For all involved, it offers a great opportunity for direct conversation.  Guests will receive a wine glass, and be able to navigate the floor, smelling, savoring and seeing the bounty of the Northwest and beyond...MORE 

2019 Portland Book Festival
Saturday, November 9

The Portland Book Festival is the largest book festival in the Pacific Northwest.  This one-day event features local and national authors presenting onstage events, pop-up readings, and workshops.  Enjoy activities for readers of all ages, an extensive book fair, local food trucks, entry to the Portland Art Museum, and more.  Gather with your community and celebrate our shared passion for books...MORE

33rd Annual Veterans Parade at Fort Vancouver
Saturday, November 9
(Southwest Washington)

Join The Historic Trust and The Lough Legacy for the 33rd Annual Veterans Parade.  Celebrate the service and sacrifice area veterans have made for our freedom in partnership with the City of Vancouver.  Parade begins at 11 a.m., November 9th at Fort Vancouver and ends in downtown Vancouver.  Please join the Community Military Appreciation Committee (CMAC) for an Open House at Hudson Bay High School after the parade (1601 E. McLoughlin Blvd).  FREE hot dogs, chips, and exciting exhibits!  FREE parking in high school lot...MORE

Ladies Night & Holiday Bazaar
Thursday, November 14
(Southwest Washington)

Gather your girlfriends for a delightful evening of shopping and fun in a festival holiday atmosphere!  They'll have 20 local vendors, live holiday music, wine tastings, gourmet food, raffles and door prizes, and more...MORE 

Ski Ball
Friday, November 15

The Ski Ball is a retro ski dance party.  This year's guest speaker is alpine skiing legend, Keely Kelleher.  You can also enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, buffet, DJ and dancing, and a silent auction...MORE

Jurassic Quest
November 15 - 17
(Southwest Washington)

Jurassic Quest is America’s largest and most realistic Dinosaur event. Our guests will walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic Period and The Triassic period and experience for themselves what it was like to be among dinosaurs of all kinds.  Jurassic Quest is the only dinosaur event that has true to life size dinosaurs.  From the very small, to the gigantic, sky-scraping dinosaurs that can only be seen at our events, Jurassic Quest has over 80 true-to-life size dinosaurs in each of its two touring shows...MORE

Kuromoricon
November 15 - 17

Altonimbus Entertainment is proud to continue an annual tradition of bringing fans together for a jam-packed extravaganza of everything that it means to be a fan of anime and Japanese popular culture. Gaining its namesake (kumori) from the Japanese word "cloudy", Kumoricon embodies the best parts of fandom and what it is to live in the Pacific Northwest...MORE

Worldly Travel Festival
Saturday, November 16

You can enjoy a Passport Game, an info fair, booths, educational talks, guidebook exchange, travel vision boards, craft a luggage tag, live music, storytelling, finding cheap flights, exotic fruit tasting and passport photos and applications...MORE

 Lighting of Maddax Woods
November 16 - December 29

Enjoy a magical walk down a lighted, accessible path through the Woods and to the viewing platform on the Willamette River.  You can search for creatures of the Woods; view new Maddax's Boat History; and see Dorothy Maddax's Garden...MORE

The Train to Christmas Town
November 16 - December 29

Feel the holiday magic in the air the moment you arrive!  Have your official Train to Christmas Town ticket ready to be punched by the conductor as you board our real working train.  The music begins as we depart the station and you’ll be clapping along to our peppy theme song. Meet other book characters like Bumblebee the cuddly polar bear and the postman delivering letters to Santa.  Elves will be dancing in the aisles leading sing-alongs of favorite Christmas songs.  When you hear the “Chocolate Christmas” song begin to play you’ll know it’s time for cookies and hot chocolate to be served!...MORE 

Every Husband's Nightmare Bazaar
November 18 - 23

This is a FREE event.  Every Husband’s Nightmare is a large gift shop exhibiting Oregon’s finest handmade goods, home decor, art, collectibles, and foods.  The show that you will always remember, with a name that you can’t forget.  Most men are concerned about wives going shopping, some even say, ‘it’s a nightmare,’ so we decided to call it Every Husband’s Nightmare.  It is a great place to do your gift shopping.  We have a huge variety of handcrafted items that include everything imaginable from antiques to garden art...MORE 

NAIA Cross Country National Championships
November 22 - 23
(Southwest Washington)

Over 750 students from the U.S. and Canada will comete at the NAIA Cross Country National Championships.  The course is a moderately challenging two kilometer loop on grass...MORE 

Oregon Zoo: BrewLights
November 22 - 23

BrewLights is a ZooLights brew festival experience just for the 21-and-over crowd with dozens of local beer vendors to sample from.  Enjoy local food carts, dance to live music, meet wildlife close-up, and get your photo with Santa.  And don't forget to keep an eye out for the Unipiper as he zips by!  Early entry BrewLights tickets are sold out, and regular entry tickets are selling fast!  BrewLights tickets include a souvenir cup and 10 beverage tastings throughout the zoo. Guests can sample beer, seltzer and cider from more than 40 Northwest vendors while strolling through colorfully-lit trees and dazzling 3-D light sculptures...MORE

Snowvana:
The Ultimate Celebration of Snow Sports
November 22 - 23

Snowvana returns bigger than ever for two days of celebration to kick off the 2019-20 ski and snowboard season. This year’s event features a new and better venue and better dates - closer to ski season. Mark your calendar now for the biggest pre-season party in the Northwest! Snowvana will blow you away with high profile film premiers, live music, cheap lift tickets, and deeply discounted gear all in one convenient location. At Snowvana, attendees can also purchase or pick up their season pass from all of the Mt. Hood resorts as well as Mt. Bachelor...MORE 

Uncorked Barrel Tour:
Applegate Valley Wine Trail
Saturday, November 23

17 wineries in the Applegate participate in this fun, self-guided tour.  Each winery will offer an appetizer and a wine for tasting plus an educational opportunity to learn more about the wine making craft.  This event also provides a great opportunity to stock up on wines for gifts or parties...MORE 

Gratitude Gathering Vegan Potluck
Sunday, November 24

This annual event was formerly called Compassionate Thanksgiving.  Please bring especially generous potluck dishes to share:

 - a vegan main dish, side dish, salad, bread, or dessert;

 - a card listing its ingredients in dark ink and clear print;

 - a serving utensil for it;

  - plates, cups, utensils and napkins for your use.

If you come by yourself, figure the amount to serve 8-10; increase the amount by 4 servings for each additional person in your party/family. Northwest VEG will provide beverages...MORE

Clark County Turkey Trot
Thursday, November 28
(Southwest Washington)

Since 2002, families in Clark County have met for an early am run before gathering around their Thanksgiving table.  As popularity and numbers grew, these families realized that their traditional morning Turkey Trot could become a meaningful way to serve the hungry in their communities, especially on a day like Thanksgiving.  So they organized the run and decided to donate 100% of the race proceeds to Clark County Food Bank, Now, T-shirt purchases and Polar Plunge registration fees generate enough funding to provide tens of thousands of meals for people in the community!...MORE  

Thanksgiving at Timberline Lodge
Thursday, November 28

Make your Thanksgiving reservations at Timberline Lodge.  Guests will be seated in the award winning Cascade Dining Room and Main Lobby Headhouse.  Their menu includes Sherrywood Smoked Duck Breast, Spiced Cream of Apple Soup, Cascade Natural Beef Prime Rib, Elk Sausage with Oregon Pinot Noir & Huckleberries, Wild Mushroom & Barley Empanada and more...MORE 

The Tesla City Stories:
Live Vintage Radio Theater Onstage
Friday, November 29

Enjoy an evening of live “radio” theater derived from the recently uncovered archives of the ultra-obscure Tesla Broadcasting Company (1943-1945).  It’s “pop archaeology” as performance art, or, more simply, a fun night of vintage entertainment!  The shows of the TBC run the gamut from sitcom to thriller, from mystery to romantic-comedy, with forays into westerns, sci-fi and horror to boot.  But all of these shows, regardless of genre, are tied to the fictional locale of Tesla City.  That’s part of what makes the output of the TBC so unique and sought-after by historians and collectors...MORE 

Ha Ha Harvest Comedy Festival
November 29 - December 1

This annual event is a showcase of the vibrant comedy in Portland, as well as showcase headliners and out-of-town comics.  Get read for more comedy than you can shake a turkey feather at!...MORE 

Thanksgiving Wine Weekend Tour
November 29 - December 1
(Southwest Washington)

Join us for a weekend of wine tasting, new releases, live music, and more!  Pick up a passport at any participating winery, and win prizes by getting stamps at every winery you visit.  Each one has its own hours and celebrations planned, and these things are subject to change without notice...MORE

46th Annual Seaside Artisan Fair
November 29 - 30

Kick off your holiday shopping at the beach!  Seaside Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 46th year of the Seaside Artisan Fair.  This year we have a cornucopia of more than 70 talented makers to offer. Our artisans feature fine art, crafted beverages, and artisan gifts including jewelry, ceramics, stocking stuffers, holiday treats, and more. Santa visits daily and Home Depot Craft center will be present Saturday for a fun makers opportunity for children...MORE 

Vancouver Holiday Market
November 29 - December 1

This is a FREE event.  Get your holiday shopping done at the Vancouver Holiday Market.  Vendors will be selling arts, crafts, jewelry, gifts and treats.  It will be held from Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 at the Hilton Vancouver: 301 West 6th St. in Vancouver...MORE

Wine Country Thanksgiving
November 29 - December 1

In Mt. Hood Territory, the wineries have their own yearly tradition of extending their tasting room hours during the Thanksgiving weekend.  So, after recuperating from the best meal of the year, grab your relatives and friends and head to one (or many) of the wineries all across Mt. Hood Territory.  Some have amazing views, most have heat lamps to keep you warm and cozy, and all have incredible wines to tantalize any taste bud.  With the wineries extended tasting room hours you’ll have extra time to discover a new favorite wine or winery and maybe even get some early gifts for the December holidays...MORE 

America's Largest Christmas Bazaar
November 29 - December 1 & December 6 - 8

A shopping tradition for 31 years, this show is a staple in the Portland area and draws a steady 30,000 in its 6-day run.  The show features 1,000 booths of a variety of interesting and diverse items ranging from beaded jewelry to dog beds.  Booths are staffed and owned by the local small business owners.  About 450 booths are juried handcrafted items including jams and jellies, jewelry, little girls' tutus, ornaments, apparel, and some really clever ideas turned into really cool things...MORE 

Nature's Coastal Holiday Festival of Lights
November 29 - December 29

This is the BEST holiday light show on the Southern Oregon Coast. Over 2 million lights will transform Azalea Park.  Meet Santa, Mrs. Claus and Princess Elsa...MORE

 Holiday Lights at Shore Acres
November 29 - December 31

A community tradition since 1987 with at least 325,000 lights, this event is the brightest on the West Coast, full of light sculptures, holiday trees, and beautifully decorated Garden House that attracts 50,000 to 70,000 visits each season...MORE

Holidays at the Hangar:
Indoor Winter Lights Festival
November 30 - January 1

Presented by the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, you are invite to their first annual indoor winter lights festival.  You'll see miles of lights decorated on museum exhibits and aircraft.  Activities include meeting Santa Claus, take a flight simulator ride, letter writing to our troops, kid activites, corn hole, storytelling and more...MORE

"Black Nativity"
December 6 - 15

PassinArt: A Theater Company is proud to present for the 5th consecutive year "Black Nativity", a gospel song-play retelling the classic nativity story, originally written by African American playwright-poet Langston Hughes.  This powerful production is featuring traditional Christmas carols and new songs performed in a lively gospel style...MORE 

The Grotto: Christmas Festival of Lights
November 29 - December 30

Presenting the sights, sounds and sensations of the season, The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights is the largest Christmas choral festival in the world.  The festival features more than 160 indoor holiday concerts performed by many of the region’s finest school, church and civic choirs. Offering a family-oriented blend of traditional celebration and serene reflection, the festival theme reflects the special season of hope that Christmas offers to many thousands of families from around the Pacific Northwest.  Five indoor concerts are scheduled each evening in The Grotto’s 500-seat chapel, known for its cathedral quality acoustics.  Continuous family entertainment in The Grotto’s plaza area includes outdoor caroling, puppet shows and a live petting zoo.  Holiday foods and beverages are also available, as is seasonal shopping in The Grotto Gift Shop...MORE

The Village Green Christmas Market
November 29 - December 31

Experience the magic of Christmas at The Village Green Christmas Market in Cottage Grove, OR. from November 29th to December 31st.  Just twenty minutes south of Eugene there is a winter wonderland full of half a million lights, live entertainment, yummy food and beverages, an artisan market, and Santa's workshop!  There will even be live reindeer on December 6th through the 8th.  With all that and more, The Village Green Christmas Market has everything you need to complete your Christmas adventure...MORE

Oregon Garden: Christmas in the Garden
November 29 - January 5

Christmas in the Garden is a charming European-inspired, outdoor event featuring ice skating, snowless tubing, an an artisan vendor market, photos with Santa, fire pits, live music and more - all in The Oregon Garden in Historica Silverton.  Upon arrival, you will enter the Garden and follow the lights to the beautifully decorated Rediscovery Forest...MORE

Oregon Zoo: ZooLights
November 29 - January 5

As you walk around the zoo, you'll see a dazzling display of more than 1.5 million lights, and experience the zoo in a whole new way.  In addition to visiting elephants, mountain goats and other wildlife, you can ride the popular lighted train and carousel, and enjoy hot drinks and local food carts.  Photos with Santa will be available for the little ones every evening through Dec. 24...MORE 

Oregon Potters Association Holiday Sale
November 30 - December 1

This is a FREE event.  All ages are welcome.  The Oregon Potters Association is holding its first Holiday Sale on Small Business Saturday and Sunday.  Come find all of your handmade gifts and support your local makers at this 2-day event, featuring over 30 ceramic artists.  Door prizes will be raffled every 30 minutes - must be present to win...MORE