Top 3 songs to listen to over the holidays - Listen while you read on!

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Top 3 places to indulge in a holiday treat

Salt & Straw for their holiday flavors (peppermint cocoa, eggnog custard, figgy pudding)Firehouse dinner pairingsHipcooks for their holiday themed classes

Top 3 (okay, 4) holiday events in PDX

Our British Invasion: Be the sexiest gift that gets unwrapped this holiday season. We’re co-hosting this flirty and fabulous event to showcase three British lingerie lines that are new to Oh Baby. We’re bringing you live models wearing the lingerie, DJs, cocktails and small bites!The Space, 12/7 (6:30PM-9:30PM) Buy tickets here!

Give Good Gift: The pop-up shop with an overwhelmingly incredible cast of vendors (Boys Fort, Lowell, Yo Vintage! and Bridge & Burn, just to name a few). With food trucks parked outside and a full bar inside, you’ll never want to leave.Union/Pine, 12/7 (6PM-11PM) + 12/8 (10AM-3PM)

Crafty Wonderland: The name says it all: hundreds of Portland’s most talented makers selling their lovingly handmade wares. DIY space with free craft projects, an alternative gift wrapping area and free goodie bags for the first 150 shoppers each day!Oregon Convention Center, 12/8 + 12/9, 11AM-6PM

Portland Bazaar: An homage to Portland’s creative community, featuring nearly 70 vendors, excellent drinks and food carts to provide sustenance (so you don’t literally shop till you drop).Sandbox Studios, 12/8 (9AM-5PM) + 12/9 (9AM-4PM)Top 3 (yeah yeah, 4 again) shops to get gifts for all your loved onesEdenBoys Fort pop-up at The Governor HotelMag BigLowell

Top 3 places to snuggle upLiving Room Theaters (comfy seats + $5 movies on Mon + Tues)

Settle in for a drink or two at Barwares, the cozy bar that accompanies Johanna Ware's wildly popular Smallwares. We recommend "The Whiskey" (rye whiskey and garam masala syrup) and "The Rum" (with black cardamom, tamarind and honey)

Stay in a rustic cabin or a vintage travel trailer at Sou’Wester LodgeTop 3 things to see in cinema this holiday seasonRoman Coppola’s Short FilmsOn the RoadDjango Unchained

Top 3 websites to keep you occupied during the cold monthsLoveland - Own land for just a couple bucks!Of a Kind -Shop independent designersPhotoshop Etiquette - A fun guide to discernible web design in Photoshop

Top 3 outdoorsy things you can still doCheck out the lights on Peacock Lane (between SE Stark and SE Belmont and one block east of SE 39th). The street, lined with houses decked out for the holidays, attracts huge crowds every year. 12/15 + 12/16 are pedestrian nights, but from 12/17-12/31, you can walk, bike, drive or take a horse-drawn carriage. 6PM-11PM (till midnight on 12/24 and 12/31)

Take the Brewvana bus to the Vancouver Winter Brewfest (12/8, 12:30PM-10PM)

Head to Mt. Hood for a day of skiing, then watch the tree lighting at Timberline Lodge (12/14, 6PM)