With Halloween on a Wednesday this year, people are questioning whether or not they were supposed to celebrate last weekend or this weekend. We say, to hell with Halloween! We’re over it. If you’re feeling the same way, we’ve got you covered with a guide to some of the best upcoming events in Portland. Check ‘em out! No costume required (unless you’re into that sort of thing).
Friday, November 2nd: First Friday with ADX, 7-10PMADX is a membership-based community of makers, designers and thinkers. They’re hosting First Friday TONIGHT, featuring the work of Aron Dubois (Scapegoat, Inc.), Olivia Britz (Fortune Tattoo), and Jeff P (Artwork Rebels). Ninkasi will be providing the beer, DJ James Edward will be providing the beats and Ocio food cart will be providing the eats!ADX417 SE 11th AvePortland, OR 97214 Saturday, November 3rd: Open House at Seek the Unique, 5-10PMRemember Seek the Unique from our article a few weeks back? Well, the time has finally come for its Open House. The store will be celebrating its three-year anniversary, as well as showcasing a collection of holiday gift items. Showroom renovations, special collections, live music, drinks and good company are all in store for the evening.Seek the Unique931 SE 6th AvenuePortland, OR 97214Thursday, November 8th: Nau + Lizard Lounge, 7-10PMNau and Lizard Lounge are throwing a party to celebrate the start of the holiday season and the arrival of the Nau 2012 winter styles. While you shop (40% off all Nau products), you can snack on small bites and sip on cocktails. And as if this deal couldn’t get any better, 2% of all proceeds go to Ecotrust and Mercy Corps.Lizard Lounge1323 NW Irving StPortland, OR 97209Friday, November 9th: Imaginary Authors Launch Party, 6-9PMThe fragrance line, Imaginary Authors, will celebrate their launch at Beam & Anchor. There will be side-by-side fragrance sampling, a chance to speak with the perfumer and giveaways. While you’re figuring out which Imaginary Authors scent you’ll be taking home with you, enjoy a cocktail from New Deal or some champagne!Beam & Anchor2710 N Interstate AvePortland, OR 97227Saturday, November 17th + Sunday, November 18th: Fall Together Handmade MarketThe Fall Together Handmade Marketplace is a curated gathering of independent shops and artisans specializing in everything required to celebrate the winter season. Flora, Cipriano Designs, and PomLove are just a few of the vendors that will be in attendance. This is going to be an amazing place to stock up on holiday gifts, for sure!Saturday, November 17th: 11AM-7PMSunday, November 18th: 12PM-6PMThe Cleaners at the Ace Hotel403 SW 10th StPortland, OR 97205Written by: Lauren Kodiak