In Portland, there’s always something happening no matter the week, month or season. Conveniently located across from the Oregon Convention Center and RoseQuarter, a stay at Hotel Eastlund means you’ll be moments away from all the hottest events Portland has to offer. Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, we look forward to helping you discover all of the local happenings throughout your stay.

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Winter Wonderland

November 29 - December 29

Portland International Raceway kicks off the season with one of the largest holiday light shows in the Northwest. Grab some hot chocolate and drive (or walk or bike) through the more than 250 spectacular light pieces set up along the racetrack. Looking for things to do in Portland? Check out events like this one, just a short distance from our downtown Portland boutique hotel. A stay at Hotel Eastlund means you’ll be across the street from the Oregon Convention Center, next…

Holiday Ale Fest

December 4 - December 8

The winter season holds many gifts for beer lovers in the form of big, bold ales designed to fend off the cold chill of a long winter's night. Each year, the Holiday Ale Festival annually gathers up dozens of these winter warmers for a joyous five-day celebration. As a result, this quintessential Portland event has earned a reputation as the premier winter beer tasting venue on the West Coast. Held in the heart of downtown Portland, the Holiday Ale Festival keeps attendees warm and dry…

Providence Festival of Trees

December 5 - December 7

Kick off this holiday season at the 37th annual Safeway Providence Festival of Trees, Portland’s premier holiday event filled with fun for the whole family! Stroll through a magical winter wonderland filled with stunning Christmas trees and displays decorated by local businesses, designers, florists and talented volunteers. Proceeds from the entire event series will benefit Providence Children’s Health and help us provide services and research that without philanthropy would not exist. Trying to decide what to do in Portland? Check…

Christmas Ship Parade

December 5 - December 22

Some of Portland’s natural wonders, the Columbia and Willamette rivers, shine this season with the Christmas Ship Parade. This long-running tradition sees around 60 festively decorated boats floating on the area’s waterways nightly, delighting shore-bound onlookers in local hotels and restaurants. The entirely volunteer-run event has been lighting smiles since 1954, parading for 15 nights, starting on December 5th and ending on December 22nd. Looking for things to do in Portland? Check out events like this one, just a short distance…

Festival of Trees 2019

December 5 - December 7

Kick-off this holiday season at the 37th annual Safeway Providence Festival of Trees, Portland’s premier holiday event filled with fun for the whole family! Stroll through a magical winter wonderland filled with stunning Christmas trees and displays decorated by local businesses, designers, florists and talented volunteers. Our event spaces and meeting rooms in Portland are perfect for conferences, conventions, receptions or gatherings of any size. Contact our downtown Portland boutique hotel today to schedule your next event! A stay in…

Portland Saturday Market

December 7 - December 8
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 24, 2019

Every Saturday and Sunday from March through Christmas Eve the Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood transforms into a thriving arts and crafts open-air marketplace. Seeing the Market’s staff delegate booth spaces with precision each weekend for so many years, most of the neighborhood has come to think of Portland Saturday Market (PSM) as a business like any other. But it certainly was not always that way, and some surprising elements still lie at the core of this unusual non-profit operation. Portland Saturday…

ScanFair 2019

December 7 - December 8

Celebrate the sights, sounds, tastes and traditions of a Nordic Christmas! Enjoy the talents of Scandinavian artists and dance groups from around the Pacific Northwest on two separate stages. ScanFair is the only event in Portland where all the beautiful Scandinavian traditional and modern arts and crafts come together in one place for a two-day festival and marketplace. Get your family’s picture taken with Finland’s jovial Santa on a beautiful set complete with reindeer and sleigh, and benefit the Finlandia…

NeighborWorks Training Institute

December 9 - December 13

NeighborWorks Training Institute includes a very special symposium, "Expanding Financial Opportunity: Catapulting Communities Forward (HO935)," where you'll hear about efforts happening across the country to empower people and inspire change. Network with more than 1,800 colleagues from all over the country and enjoy top-notch training in community development and nonprofit management. Take your professional development—and your career—to the next level! Our event spaces and meeting rooms in Portland are perfect for conferences, conventions, receptions or gatherings of any size. Contact…

Trevor Noah: Loud & Clear Tour

December 14

Trevor Noah is continuing to cross North America on his arena outing with the Loud & Clear Tour 2019. The tour, which kicked off January 18 in Toronto, will now visit cities including Columbus, Los Angeles, Orlando, Austin, Phoenix, San Francisco, and many more. The Emmy-winning The Daily Show host and celebrated comedian is known around the world for his insightful and authentic take on politics and current events. Born in South Africa during the end of apartheid, he often shares incisive social and…

Crafty Wonderland Holiday Art + Craft Market 2019

December 14 - December 15

Mark your calendars because on Saturday and Sunday, December 14th + 15th Crafty Wonderland will fill a 60,000 sq. ft. hall at the Oregon Convention Center with over 250 of the best and brightest handmade vendors from the NW and beyond! (Please note: vendor applications are now CLOSED. Check out our website for details and info about applying to future events.) And back for the fifth year… THE FIRST PICK PRE-SHOW PARTY! A limited number of tickets will be sold…

MagicFest Portland 2019

December 20 - December 22

MagicFest is the biggest open Magic The Gathering experience with multiple events around the world. These exciting three-day festivals of all that is Magic, feature a two-day Grand Prix tournament with thousands of dollars in cash prizes. Plus, you’ll find artist signings and more side events than you could possibly play in your most fevered Magic-induced dreams. Our event spaces and meeting rooms in Portland are perfect for conferences, conventions, receptions or gatherings of any size. Contact our downtown Portland…

First Day of Winter

December 21
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of December, repeating indefinitely

Portland is full of fun, festive winter activities! Enjoy the first day of winter with a stay at our Portland boutique hotel, Hotel Eastlund!

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