Get your holiday season started with these Portland events for November 2023! Here are Shawn Realty’s top picks for this month.

1. Portland Book Festival

📅 Nov. 4 | 💵 $0-25

Join the festivities and local and national authors at the Portland Book Festival. Let your love for literature lead you to the Portland Art Museum and other nearby locations on November 4th.


Portland Art Museum (& other locations)
1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205

See website | Get tickets

2. Portland Veterans Day Parade

📅 Nov. 11 | 💵 Free

Portland Veterans Day Parade–an inclusive and family-friendly event to honor our veterans on November 11th. Everyone in the community is welcome to volunteer, sponsor and register for the parade!


MLK Boulevard
NE Portland, OR 97214

See website

3. Wild Arts Festival

📅 Nov. 18-19 | 💵 $12.49

On November 18-19 over 60 artists will showcase their creations using only nature or wildlife as a subject, natural materials as a medium, or a theme that promotes environmental sustainability. From paintings to glass to jewelry, the diverse art pieces will surely give you a variety of gift-buying options for the holidays.


Viking Pavilion at the Peter W. Stott Center
930 SW Hall St, Portland, OR 97201

See website | Get tickets

4. Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

📅 Nov. 24 | 💵 Free

Watch 9,500 colorful LED lights as they illuminate Pioneer Courthouse Square on November 24th for Portland’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Join in on the post-Thanksgiving celebration and see Santa Claus flip the switch! The event will feature a joyful sing-along with local musicians, choral singers, and Thomas Lauderdale from Pink Martini.


Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

See website

5. Ha Ha Harvest Comedy Festival

📅 Nov. 24-26 | 💵 Cost Varies

One thing we’re thankful for this Thanksgiving weekend is the Ha Ha Harvest Comedy Festival. You bring out the turkey, and they’ll bring out the comedy with their impressive lineup such as Ron Lynch, Lizzy Cooperman, and over 60 more comedic acts!


Multiple Venues

See website | Get tickets



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