Events in Portland for January 2023

January 2023 Events in Portland, Oregon

Check out some of Portland’s events for this month!

January 2023 Events in Portland, Oregon

 

Portland Boat Show

January 11-15 (Time Varies) | Portland Expo Center | $15

Portland Boat Show from January 11-15, 2023

Sixty-third annual Portland boat show featuring fishing boats, ski, wakeboard and wake surfing boats, yachts, cruisers, sport fishers, kayaks, personal watercraft, boating electronics, accessories, marine canvas, propellers, boat towers, boat trailers, and more.

Schedule
January 11-13, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
January 14, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
January 15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Check out website for more info

 

Portland Folk Festival

January 13-15 (Time Varies) | McMenamins Crystal Ballroom | $35 – $90

Portland Folk Festival from January 13-15, 2023

An annual celebration of folk, Americana, and roots music in Portland, Oregon, hosted by McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom.

Friday Lineup:

  • Ron Artis II
  • Eddie Berman
  • Hillstomp
  • Glitterfox
  • The June Bugs
  • Jacob Westfall
  • Karyn Ann

Saturday Lineup:

  • Fox and Bones
  • Lo Steele
  • Adrian + Meredith
  • Dead Lee
  • The Singer and The Songwriter
  • Laryssa Birdseye

Sunday Lineup:

  • Eddie Berman
  • Christopher Worth and David Jacobs-Strain
  • The Hackles
  • Flyover States
  • Redray Frazier
  • The AM (Acoustic Minds)
  • Jessica Manalo
  • Lane Norberg
  • PFF Song Contest Winners

Part of the 2023 2nd Annual Portland Music Month. ticket includes a donation to MusicOregon’s Echo Fund, which provides creative project grants for local independent musicians. Your check-in at the show will also enter you into sweepstakes to win prizes.

Schedule
January 13, 6 p.m.
January 14, 6 p.m.
January 15, 2 p.m.

See WebsiteGet Tickets

 

Rose City Classic Dog Show

January 19-22 (Time Varies) | Portland Expo Center | Cost Varies

Rose City Classic Dog Show from January 19-22, 2023

More than 170 AKC breeds are judged in competitions such as Best of Breed and Best in Show. Other events include agility, obedience, Trick Dogs, Temperament Testing and more are also featured in the Rose City Classic Dog Show.

Check out website for more info

 

Candlelight: Classical Concert Series

January 16, 25 & 26 (Time Varies) | Location Varies | $40 – $60

Candlelight: Classical Concert Series from January 12-26, 2023

Candlelight concerts featuring From Back To The BeatlesHoliday Special and The Best of Beethoven.

 

Candlelight: From Bach to The Beatles

Location: World Forestry Center Discovery Museum
Schedule: January 16, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

 

Candlelight: Holiday Special

Location: Alberta Rose Theatre
Schedule: January 25, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

 

Candlelight: The Best of Beethoven

The Old Church Concert Hall
January 26, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

 

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Star Wars vs. Star Trek

January 21–22 (Time Varies) | Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall | $25+

Star Wars vs. Star Trek from January 21-22, 2023

The Oregon Symphony plays John Williams’ iconic Star Wars main theme and the “Imperial March” to music from The Wrath of Khan to the newest Star Trek films.

Artists
Jeff Tyzik, Conductor
Oregon Symphony

Schedule
January 21, 7:30 p.m.
January 22, 2 p.m.

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Chinese New Year Lantern Viewing

January 26-29 & February 2-3 (5 p.m. – 8 p.m.) | Lan Su Chinese Garden | $15 – $45

Chinese New Year Lantern Viewing from January 26 - February 3, 2023

The Lan Su Chinese Garden celebrates the Year of the Rabbit with traditional lantern viewing, which also is accompanied by an illuminated dragon precession by Portland Lee’s Association Dragon and Lion Dance Team. Also, there is a Year of the Rabbit Chopstick Challenge.

Schedule
January 26-29, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
February 2-3, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Source: www.travelportland.com

Hillsboro gets Microsoft engineering hub | Portland Oregon

According to the Portland Business Journal, Microsoft leased an 85,000 sqft space in Hillsboro, Oregon at 9800 NE Gibbs Drive, between Intel and Nike. I think this is great news for the Portland Metro local economy and its housing market. Maybe too good of news since the market is already super hot. Many workers are working at home due to COVID 19, so moving to more affordable cities makes a lot of sense. Portland, Oregon is relatively much more affordable than San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Redmond (Microsoft HQ). With increasing commercial space vacancies and better lease rates to be negotiated, it makes sense for companies to move some of their talent to more affordable cities in 2021.

Linked In article by Selim Bilgin
Microsoft job opening in Portland Oregon