Free Events in Portland: November 22–25, 2012

November 22nd, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Note: Admission is free for the following events, but you might be charged for activities or food and drink.

Events are sorted by start time.

Thursday, November 22

PROPER Thanksgiving Meal: North Portland community enhancement organization, PROPER, and non-profit soul food cafe, Po’Shines, are hosting a free Thanksgiving meal from noon to 4:00 pm.  8131 N. Denver, Portland.

Friday, November 23

My Macy’s Holiday Parade: Inflatable floats,costumed characters, marching bands, Santa, and more. Downtown Portland, 9:00 am. Check the website for route information.

Portland Art Museum Free Day: It’s the fourth Friday of the month, which means admission is free from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Square: Head to Pioneer Courthouse Square for a festive community sing-a-long and tree lighting. 5:30 pm.

Lake Oswego Holiday Tree Lighting: See the lighting of the Bigelow Plaza Holiday Tree at the corner of 5th Street & A Avenue, then parade to Millennium Park for the lighting of the Millennium Tree. Caroling, music, and refreshments. 5:30 pm.

The Lighting of The Streets of Tanasbourne: Live music, Santa, tree lighting, horse-drawn carriage rides, and more. 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Check the website for the schedule of events.

Saturday, November 24

Guided Nature Walk at Tryon Creek State Natural Area: This week’s theme is Forest Fungi. 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland, 10:00 am.

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Mississippi Avenue: Live music, treats, and more. Mississippi Commons (3731 N. Mississippi Avenue), 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Holiday Tree Lighting in the Pearl: Head to Jamison Square (810 NW 11th Ave, Portland) for treats and caroling at 5:30 pm, followed by the Holiday Tree lighting at 6:00 pm.

Sunday, November 25

Mega Craft Workshop (Tigard): Create fused glass art, one-of-kind jewelry, and more. Tigard Library, 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

American Indian Symbols and Mask Making (Troutdale): Families are invited to learn about Northwest Coast Native American culture through mask making. Troutdale Library, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

More free events

For more free and low-cost events, check Portland on the Cheap,  PDX Pipeline, Dave Knows Portland, and the Oregonian.

For kids events, check UrbanMamas and PDX Kids Calendar.

For free concerts, see Concert Co-op.

And please check out your local library!

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