Thanksgiving Dance - November 27 at 10:00am until Noon is the day of gratitude with dame and movement at the Conduit at 918 Yamhill Road. What a great way to start of the Holiday season by burning some of those calories before you’ve even consumed them!? Admission is based on a sliding scale from $15-$20. Two personal trainers will be helping with movements and dance such as a Winky Wheeler who transforms dance into self-discovery, personal change and a fully engaged lifestyle.

Turkey Trot at the Zoo - on November 28 from 8:00 AM until 9:45 AM, this 4 mile fun run or walk will start your Washington Park ending inside the zoo. A portion of all entry fees is donated to the zoo to help feed the animals and support conservation. A half-mile tot trot will begin at 9:30 AM.Thanksgiving Turkey Trot portland

Vegetarian Trot at Mt. Tabor – Also called the Tofurkey Trot means that even those that don't participate in consuming the turkey can still have fun. This 5K run is designed to raise money for local groups supporting plant-based diet. The race happens on Thursday, November 27 from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM. Pre-registered adults are $25 with children under 18 $12.50. On-site adult registration is $30 with children registration being $15. Children under five are free. There is a 9:00 AM start time. The Rasul start near the basketball court, parking lot and picnic area A at the Mount Tabor Park in Portland Oregon.

Turkey Trot West Linn - In West Linn Oregon, a family fun run will be happening on Thanksgiving day starting at 9:00 AM. There's the kids run at 8:45 AM. This is a benefit and food drive for the West Linn food pantry. This 3 to 4 mile trail run is for adults and kids with a 1K funds run for the younger kids.

Thanksgiving Dinner - If you're looking for the best Thanksgiving dinner this season there are plenty to choose from with restaurants, cafés and bistros all offering something unique. Here's a list of restaurants in the Portland area offering a Thanksgiving dinner:

  • Andina
  • Blossoming Lotus
  • Bistro 921
  • Bread and Ink Café
  • Clarklewis
  • The Country Cat
  • Of the Cultured Caveman (paleo)
  • Gustav’s and Rheinlander
  • Imperial
  • Interurban
  • Irving Street Kitchen
  • Porto Terra Tuscan Grill
  • Portobello Vegan Trattoria
  • Prost!
  • Raven & Rose
  • Salty’s on the Columbia
  • Trader Vic’s
  • Urban Farmer

For a complete list of links, addresses, prices and what each of these restaurants serve please visit the Oregon

From our family to yours we hope you have a truly thankful Thanksgiving and find something to do with family and friends. Image by Roger Mommaerts Flickr