Thanksgiving weekend—whether you’re traveling to or hosting family and friends in the Portland region—can be a hard one to plan. Ideally, the holiday weekend is a perfect balance of festive activities and a chance to truly relax. Find that balance in the Tualatin Valley, where we promise you’ll find lots to be thankful for. See our ideas below:
Turkeythons and holiday shopping are waiting at Bridgeport Village during Thanksgiving weekend.
Thanksgiving Morning Turkey Trot
The early bird this year is not a turkey—it’s you! Give thanks to your health via an invigorating run at the Turkeython’s 5k or 10k. Afterward, do a little window shopping at Bridgeport Village to prepare for the next day’ sales.
Black Friday and Holiday Wreaths
How do you like to unwind the day after Thanksgiving? For those who embrace the unofficial tradition of Black Friday deals and steals, you can’t go wrong with major discounts from major store brands at one of our three major shopping centers: Bridgeport Village, The Streets of Tanasbourne and Washington Square. Find tax-free, big-ticket items for less.
Create an artistic masterpiece worthy of hanging on your front door as the Tillamook Forest Center hosts the Holiday Wreath Making event (November 23-25; call 866-930-4646 for registration).
Oregon Wine Tasting Saturday
Throughout the northern Willamette Valley, our wineries welcome wine lovers for sips and nibbles in a festive environment at the Thanksgiving Wine Weekend (November 23-25). Snag a bottle or two at every stop—you’ll be stocked and ready for all of the holiday parties ahead!
Get Into the Holiday Spirit Sunday
End this special weekend and time of thanks with a trip to the theater. Local production companies are putting on festive shows.