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8 things to do in the Portland area this weekend: Nov. 15-17

Looking for something to do in Portland this weekend? Here are a few ideas.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Each week, KGW provides a list of events you may want to try in the Portland area over the weekend. 

Here are our picks for this weekend:


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Cosplay Coven - photo by Pretty Prism Photography, via kumoricon.org

Kumoricon is a celebration of "everything that it means to be a fan of anime and Japanese popular culture." From the Japanese word for "cloudy" (kumori), Kumoricon brings together fandom and life in the Pacific Northwest. The annual tradition grows every year, and now it's the largest anime convention in Oregon.

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Ray LaMontagne 

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Grammy Award winner Ray LaMontagne comes to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall for his "Just Passing Through" acoustic tour, highlighting songs from his vast body of work. The singer/songwriter will be playing songs from his albums "Trouble," "Till The Sun Turns Black," "God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise," "Supernova," "Ouroboros" and more.

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Welcome Portland's Christmas Tree!

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Kick off the holiday season in downtown Portland as the Rose City's 75-foot-tall Douglas fir rolls into Portland’s Living Room! Enjoy live entertainment from The Beat Goes On Marching Band and say hello to Santa.

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Giant Poo Tour

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So, this one may not be in the "Things To Do" category. But it's definitely in the "Why Am I Seeing A Giant Poop Emoji?" category. The air freshener Poo~Pourri will install the Giant Poo downtown to remind people to #LetThat💩Go, in honor of World Toilet Day. They're calling it an "immersive 360° experience that pushes out the bad 💩."

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PSU Farmers Market

More than 100 vendors sell freshly harvested and carefully prepared foods every Saturday at the PSU Farmers Market. You can also check out chef demonstrations, musical performances and food education events.

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Portland Bridal & Wedding Expo

We all know planning for a wedding can be a long process. The Portland Bridal & Wedding Show hopes to make that process easier by having vendors and companies available that can help you with all phases of planning a wedding. You can register online to get free admission. Otherwise, tickets are $10.

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Snakebite Showdown 2019

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Snakebite Showdown

Never heard of a snakebite? Now's your chance to try the popular English beer and cider refreshment. Six local breweries and cideries partnered up to create Snakebites that go beyond the traditional stouts and apple cider mixes. You can try all the combinations and vote for your favorite one!

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Gingerbread Adventures at OMSI

It's gingerbread season! OMSI will once again be hosting Gingerbread Adventures this holiday season. Beginning Saturday, you can take a look at the science behind gingerbread houses. Marvel at the designs and vote for your favorite! Gingerbread Adventures is included with your admission to OMSI. (Editor's note: Video is from 2018)

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