November arrives this week, and there's a ton of cool stuff to do in Portland. Make sure to check the full November events calendar so you can plan ahead, but here's a smattering of upcoming happenings.
First Thursdays Art Openings in the Pearl District
Enjoy art gallery openings throughout the Pearl District on the first Thursday of every month.
Chagall for Children
Portland Children's Museum
The new exhibit at the Portland Children's Museum pairs 14 of Marc Chagall's paintings with audio recordings describing the work as well as interactive elements for children age 3-10.
11/1 - 11/7
9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Rasmussen Farms, Hood River
Halloween may be over, but harvest season is still in full swing. Get out of town for a family-friendly trip full of pumpkins, corn mazes, fresh cider and fall flowers. Sunset magazine calls Rasmussen's setup a "must see, " and admission is free!
11/1 - 1/1
RACE: Are We So Different?
The OMSI exhibit on RACE challenges preconceived notions about difference between races of people. Entry to the exhibit is included with general admission.
11/1 - 1/6
The Body Beautiful
The Portland Art Museum
The British Museum's famed exhibit of Greek and Roman sculptures travels to Portland, offering us a rare glimpse at these storied figures.
11/1 - 1/6/
Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body
Grossology offers a unique, interactive look inside some of the inner workings of the human body -- including Gas Attack pinball and examinations of kidneys, digestion and even vomitting. Not your typical exhibit, Grossology takes an unabashed look at bodily functions.
11/2 - 11/4
The Portland SkiFever and Snowboard Show
The 33rd annual event features the latest and greatest new snow-sports tech as well as booths manned by the regional resorts.
The 78th Annual Verboort Sausage & Kraut Dinner
4285 NW Visitation Rd., Forest Grove
This all-you-can-eat festival has a long history, as well as tons of homemade suarkraut, sausage, applesauce and pie!
11/3 - 11/4
2012 Portland Coffee Fair
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
World Forestry Center
Coffee is the world's most popular beverage -- except, perhaps water -- and Portland is among the most famous coffee towns. The Portland Coffee Fair brings an abundance of roasters, varieties and brewing methods under one roof. Learn how to make the perfect cup, and hobnob with some of the finest roasters in the region.
Cat Power Concert