November Events

There’s more to do in our beautiful city than just feast on turkey in November. From wine country to the Civil War, here is my November Event Calendar.

Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival Nov 7th
Wordstock-Banner
Portland’s Wordstock is a literary arts book festival that will be held at the Portland Art Museum on Saturday, November 7th. This event builds community around literature through author events, workshops, a book fair and more. The festival will include author discussions and activities for readers of all ages, an extensive book fair, pop-up readings and concerts, a beverage garden and local food trucks.

For more information and to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

Northwest Filmmakers Festival

The Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival presents features, documentaries and short films by independent Northwest film and video makers. The offerings are chosen from more than 400 entries by a prominent member of the independent film community. Past judges have included local luminaries Gus Van Sant, Matt Groening and Todd Haynes. Founded in 1973, the festival attracts more than 6,000 attendees annually.

CLICK HERE for more information.

Wine Country
Thanksgiving Nov 27 – 29
Wine
During Wine Country Thanksgiving, more than 160 wineries and tasting rooms in the Willamette Valley open their doors for special tastings and holiday festivities over Thanksgiving weekend (Friday-Sunday), offering an opportunity to visit some of the region’s small, family-owned wineries that aren’t usually open to the public. Meet winemakers, enjoy specialty food pairings and live music, all while savoring the region’s acclaimed wines.

CLICK HERE for more information.

Civil War Game – Ducks vs Beavers in Eugene Nov 27
Football
The in-state rivalry that I anticipate will be more grueling than any Black Friday crowd, and quite possibly, more entertaining than watching two people fighting over the last stereo on sale at 4AM. The Civil War. The Beavers roll into Eugene to face the Oregon Ducks. The Beavs have not won this matchup for eons, and maybe it’s their time….or maybe it’s not. Both teams have been tried and tested this season, and this could be the game that sends the winner to the Rose Bowl to compete for the PAC 12 Title. The Ducks are the more dominate team, but if I were a Beaver fan, I wouldn’t skimp out on the drive to Eugene. The opportunity cost of could be the experience of a lifetime. It’s college football. Anything can happen…

Thanksgiving Day Parade
2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade poster
Don’t forget to watch Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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