Amid all the hustle, bustle and commercialism, Portland has a variety of small scale holiday events. Below are two that have caught my eye.
1) The Cathedral Park Place Open House. My friend, Jason Seale, does exquisite wood and metal work (I’ve seen him use a few other mediums also). You may have seen his sign work on the Dava Bead Store on NE Broadway, or at the DragonTree Spa at the Portland Airport. Jason, along with about 99 other artisans will open their studios and offer their wares this coming Saturday, December 4th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
2) This is the time of year many folks seek out a Christmas tree. Even in the Pacific Northwest, trees can be spendy. Many enjoy a trip to find and cut the tree themselves, while others opt for the quick and easy lot. This year, I’ll be getting my tree from the Dowling Road Nursery. The folks there are friends of mine through our animal rescue connections. Rather than selling their trees wholesale ( as they sell the bulk of their nursery stock, they open up for two days in December (Saturday 12/4 and 12/11) to sell $10 trees. ALL proceeds benefit Fences for Fido, Family Dogs New Life and Best Friends Animal Society. I’ll be helping out both Saturdays. We’ll have goodies to share, will help you cut your tree and even help tie it on your car. Its not quite “over the river and through the woods”, but out past Sandy on Highway 26. Hope to see you there!