Life in Portland Blog

January 2015 Picks

Festival of Curiosities
Jan. 10th - 11th | Crowne Plaza
Exhibits, presentations, hands-on workshops, scientific anomalies, and special programming for lovers of taxidermy, natural wonders, and strange treasures ('wunderkammer') can be found at this magical and macabre Curious Gallery event!

2015 Oregon Truffle Festival
Jan. 15th - 18th | Various Locations
2014's Truffle Festival sold out quickly, and is expected to again this year - especially as Oregon is fast becoming known as a world class truffle destination. Fine dining, fungi-hunting, and guest speakers will educate & enchant at this much-anticipated annual event.

MLK Tribute
Jan. 21st, 6PM | Portland State University
Famed civil rights activist Angela Davis speaks about Living the Legacy: The Meaning of Freedom in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King. Davis has been deeply involved in our nation's quest for social justice for decades.

Wizard World Portland Comic Con
Jan. 23rd - 25th | Oregon Convention Center
Immerse yourself in the world of fantasy, horror, and sci-fi, and meet special guests such as Norman Reedus (Daryl of The Walking Dead), Evan Peters (of American Horror Story), and Ming Na Wen (of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). Plus, you know, the legendary Bruce Campbell!

Japanese New Year Celebration
Jan. 25th, 11AM - 4PM | Portland State University
Herald in the Japanese New Year (the Year of the Sheep) with the 19th Annual New Year Celebration, offering entertainment, hands-on activities, ikebana, calligraphy, games, mochi-pounding, and Japanese cuisine.