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Last Minute News Years Eve Events

A lot of people have been saying they don’t have any plans for New Years Eve. That could easily be because after all the shopping, holiday music, family, letter writing, and everything else that comes with this time of year, maybe people are just tired. Maybe you’re broke and you don’t give a darn. But if it’s because you just couldn’t find anything to do, go check out the two pages below. You will find pretty much anything and everything there is to do in Portland tonight. So have fun, and be safe!

Storm Large, 2012. Photo posted by http://www.flickr.com/photos/opalmirror/

First is PDX Pipeline New Years Events. If you’ve never checked out PDX Pipeline, you really should. They make a huge list everything month of things to do in Portland.

If you want some more ideas, check out the New Years list on OregonLive made by JoLene Krawczak.

Holiday Events in Portland

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There’s always a lot to do during the Holiday season in Portland. Whether it’s comedy shows, art shows, theater, ballet, SantaCon, other various booze related activities, there’s something for everybody. Here’s a list of different types of things to do for the next couple of weeks.

Stumptown Stages, It’s a wonderful lifeA new musical adaptation of the classic Frank Capra film. This adaptation has won seven 2013 PAMTA Awards.

The Nutcracker by the Oregon Ballet Theater – This one’s a classic, and needs no introduction. As happens every year in Portland, the tickets go fast, so jump on that NOW if you’re interested in going.

Christmas in the Garden at the Oregon Garden – Take a ride on the Holiday Express through the Rediscovery Forest, check out a traditional German Christmas Market, and drink some gluhwein.

Hip Happening Arts and Crafts Holiday Bazaar – 75 local North West artisans selling unique items.

Season’s Drinking Portland PDX Distillery Tour – Take the Portland Short Bus to four different distilleries and try their seasonal spirits.

The Dandy Warhols Holiday Show at Crystal Ballroom – Two days, two venues, Dandy Warhols, holiday things, dinner, yeah check it out.

festiBUS Portland holiday, Christmas Lights Bus Tour – Also by the Portland Short Bus, the festiBUS takes you and twelve others on a ride to the PIR’s Winter Wonderland Lights, and Peacock Lane. Not to mention, three different bars.

A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens classic comes to the Portland Stage.

Bag and Baggage It’s a (Somewhat) Wonderful Life - A comical and interesting take of Capra’s classic film. This is a nice way to mix things up around the holidays.

ZooLights – This is a Portland classic, but this year the train wont be running. Don’t be discouraged though, the Portland Zoo is promising to make up for it by making it a more immersive experience.

Posada Milagro at El Centro Milagro – From the Miracle Theater Group comes the story of Mary and Joseph seeking refuge filled with Latin American traditions. This event is a day of fun for the whole family.

SantaCon – This wonderful treat is pretty much always an adult only event. It’s hundred of people dressing up like santa and pub crawling. And it’s a blast.

Portland Haunted Houses

If you’re thinking about checking out a haunted house this year, don’t waste your time on Google, I have you covered. I’ve complied a list of the three biggest haunted houses in Portland and the basic information on each one. I’ve also added a link to their website, in case you need a bit more information. Happy Halloween.


This is actually three different haunted houses all in one location. The Madness, based off H.P. Lovecraft. The Contagion. And Baron Van Goolo’s Museum of Horrors.

Located at the Memorial Coliseum.

Open: Oct. 23rd-27th and the 30th, Halloween and a special Friday November 1st opening for Dia De Los Muertos. The box office opens at 7pm every night.

Tickets are $20 and include admission to all three haunted houses.


13th Door

They claim to be Portland’s oldest haunted house. This year they’ve moved to a new and larger location at 3855 SW Murray Boulevard in Beaverton.

Times: Now through November 2nd they’re open 7 days a week. 7pm to 10pm on weekdays, and 7pm to midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Tickets are $15 for a general admission, or $25 for VIP (front of the line).



Scream is an amusement park with a haunted house and other spooky stuff, located in Gresham.

Dates are now limited to the 22nd through the 31st, and November 1st and 2nd. Sunday through Thursday 7pm to 11pm, and Friday and Saturday from 7pm to Midnight.

Tickets to the park are $25 for general admission or $40 for the “RIP” pass, which gets you to the front of the line in the haunted house.