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Memorial Weekend in the Wine Country

Memorial Weekend in the Wine Country

Forget the “been there” barbecue. Instead we’ll take a dreamy picnic with spectacular views, listen to live music, and sip and savor world-class wine as we vineyard-hop during the 23rd Annual Memorial Weekend in the Wine Country. Memorial Weekend is the Willamette Valley’s biggest event of the year, and is the perfect opportunity to kick off the summer and enjoy the amazing views (and wines) in our wine country.

Sigh. Are we there yet?

What: 23rd Annual Memorial Weekend in the Wine Country
When: May 25-27th, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (most wineries)
Where: Willamette Valley Wineries (Portland to Eugene)
Visit: (includes list of all activities at participating wineries)

Save the date, ladies! Portland’s Annual Ladies Day Out

Mark your calendars for a fabulous weekend of shopping, workshops, giveaways, fashion shows, cocktails, and all kinds of girly goodness at Portland’s first annual Ladies Day Out June 21st-23rd at the Oregon Convention Center.

And hey, if you’re a business, they still have booths available (with discounts for any Portland Picks advertisers, past and present.) A great way to sell, sample or market your wares to 5000+ local women.

For more information on Portland’s Ladies Day Out, visit:

We’ll see you there. Cheers!

Bravo!! You’re getting married!

Now for the fun part, and it’s so exciting and easy. Bravo! Wedding Affair is where you can find everything you need to plan your elegant wedding in one place in one afternoon. Designed in an intimate setting where you can have personal one-to-one time with the experts from the very best wedding vendors in Portland.

And trust us, this is not your mother’s bridal show. It’s set up for you to experience the type of wedding day you always dreamed of. You can travel from each themed room to another where you can pick and choose the elements for your own dream wedding. Plus there are over $1000 in savings for wedding services.  Check out the Show specials available to attendees here.

Biggest news?! Get 2 tickets for the price of 1 when you use promo code “PortlandPicks”

What: Bravo! Wedding Affair
When: Sunday, February 24th, 2013; 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Embassy Suites Downtown – Portland
Tickets Available at:

Pretty in Pinkalicious

It’s no secret we love pink. We’re girly girls through and through! Which is why we are giddy with giggles to go toPinkalicious: The Musical at Oregon Children’s Theatre, playing now through December 9th.

Last year’s smash hit is back! It sold out last year to crowds of adorable girls (and boys and adults) dressed head to toe in pink, but there are still Thanksgiving weekend ticket deals.  Saturday, November 24th and Sunday, November 25th, all tickets are $3 off. Or, bring a group of six or more and get even bigger savings.  It’s the perfect thing to do with out-of-town kiddos, cousins and grandma! Plus there are free photos with pink Santa, and limited edition Pinkalicious cupcakes from Cupcake Jones.

What: Pinkalicious: The Musical
When: Now through December 9th, with Thanksgiving Weekend Specials
Where: The Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR
Tickets: 503.228.9571 or visit the box office at 1939 NE Sandy Blvd 

Oregon Zoo event, Zoolala

To us, there’s really nothing that screams summer like our excellent zoo, which is why we can’t wait for the crème de la crème summer Oregon Zoo event, Zoolala.  We’ve always been fans of the zoo concerts, but Zoolala is that experience on steroids.

We’ll be sipping hosted local wines and beer, and noshing on delicious fare from more than 25 local eateries. There will be unique performance artists and musical entertainment.  We’ll be dancing under the stars, trying our luck at the Monte Carlo-style game tables, and hanging out with some real party animals.

And because we want to see you there, Portland Picks has a special offer: $50 dollars off Zoolala general admission tickets when you use the link given below.

What: Zoolala
When:  July 21, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Oregon Zoo

You’re the Stylist at a Fun Fashion Show!

Portland Picks is teaming up with Macy’s to bring you the for the ultimate fashion face-off tomorrow at Washington Square! Lucky contestants from the audience will style models for different scenarios—from your dream job interview to a night out with the girls. The winners will take home a $100 Macy’s Gift Card! Plus, during the event you’ll enjoy yummy sips and sweets while Alisa Sloan, editor of Portland Picks, shares her fashion do’s and don’ts along with her top style tips for spring. Mention Portland Picks as you’re seated to receive a $10 Macy’s gift card!

What: Fashion Face-Off
When: Saturday, March 10, 2 pm
Where: Macy’s Washington Square, Misses Dept.

Ladies Night Out on NE Broadway

Prepare to be dazzled. More than 25 businesses on NE Broadway are hosting a Ladies’ Night Out with spectacular holiday deals, activities, pampering, and snacks & drinks just for us! It will be a night of Flash Sales, Special Events, free gifts and refreshments, and you can wrap it up with food & drink specials at your favorite restaurants. Avoid the crowds, leave the kids and men at home, grab your girlfriends and get your shopping done!

What: Ladies’ Night Out on NE Broadway
When: Thursday Dec. 8, 5–8 pm


Midnight Madness at Washington Square!

Some families wake up at 3 am to shop post-Thanksgiving door-busters at big-box stores… we are not from that family. We’re all about the deals, but we prefer to stay up late rather than wake up early. Happily, most of Washington Square stores (including lucy, Coach, Macy’s and True Religion Jeans) will be open at midnight on Thanksgiving for a late night of crazy deals—no boxes required (except for your gifts)!

Click here to learn more!