It’s beginning to look a lot like…college basketball? Yes, this is the weekend of the big PK80 featuring the best in college hoops in honor of Nike’s founder, Phil Knight. But that’s not all. There are tree lighting ceremonies, wine tastings and the always fun Zoolights, which kicks off this weekend.
PK80 Basketball Tournament
Through November 26, 2017
Phil Knight Invitational (PK80) is a two-tournament men’s college basketball of the top teams in the country. The event honors the 80th birthday of Phil Knight, who founded Nike and champions college basketball, and will be held at Moda Center and the Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Oregon vs. Oregon State Civil War
Saturday, November 25, 2017
The 121st Civil War will be played at 4p.m. on Saturday at Autzen Stadium. It will be the first rivalry game for Oregon Ducks coach Willie Taggart and Oregon State interim coach Cory Hall.
Tree Lighting Ceremony in Downtown and Lake Oswego
Friday, November 24, 2017
The dat after Thanksgiving, thousands of Portlanders will gather at Pioneer Courthouse Square to celebrate the lighting of the spectacular 75ft Douglas-fir tree provided by Stimson Lumber Company. This beloved community tradition will feature a holiday sing-a-long with Thomas Lauderdale and members of Pink Martini and friends! With a big tree, over 14,000 colorful lights this is Portland’s largest community sing-a-long. The Holiday Tree Lighting in Lake Oswego are held at the same time. Free.
Thanksgiving Wine Weekend and Wine Country Thanksgiving
Friday-Sunday, November 24 – 26, 2017
Columbia Gorge wineries have special releases and sales on Thanksgiving Wine Weekend where wine lovers, winemakers, winegrowers and chefs to celebrate the finale of the season – the completion of harvest.
Willamette Valley wineries have events and special offers during Wine Country Thanksgiving. This kick off to the holiday season features more than 150 wineries offering special tastings, food pairings, live music, holiday discounts and more. Each winery celebrates the festive weekend with its own flare and provides its own experience.
America’s Largest Christmas Bazaar
Friday-Sunday, November 24 – 26
America’s Largest Christmas Bazaar has 400 booths of juried handcrafted items plus 500 booths of commercial holiday products at Portland Expo Center.
Through Jan. 7, 2018
ZooLights uses 1.5 million LED lights to transform the Oregon Zoo into a winter wonderland of lighted trees, animal silhouettes, and moving sculptures.