by: ©2007 JIM LYKINS, The Do Jump! gang does its gravity-defying thing in a two-part holiday presentation this month.


Festival of the Last Minute

Portland procrastinators lunging for those last-minute gifts can shop a bit easier this season.

For starters, dozens of local artists and craftspeople are keeping Portland Saturday Market open extra hours, right up through Christmas Eve.

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. FRIDAY, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. SATURDAY, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. SUNDAY, and 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21-24, under the Burnside Bridge between Southwest Naito Parkway and First Avenue, 503-222-6072,

December Crafty Mamas Bazaar

Just in time for the Christmas deadline, this monthly market at Milagros Boutique offers locally made holiday gifts by creative moms.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. SATURDAY, Dec. 22, Milagros Boutique, 5433 N.E. 30th Ave., 503-493-4141,

MagicSnow Show

It's all the fun of snow without any of the driving hassles. The MagicSnow falls in center court at Bridgeport Village, through Christmas Eve. (The stores will stay open until 6 p.m. Christmas Eve as well.)

Snow shows: 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY and SATURDAY, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. SUNDAY and Monday, Dec. 21-24, Bridgeport Village, 17001 S.W. 72nd Ave., Tigard, 503-968-1704,

Kwanzaa Marketplace

The Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center offers art and gift finds by African-American artists, and decorative ideas for crafting Kwanzaa celebrations.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. SATURDAY and SUNDAY, through Dec. 30, 5340 N. Interstate Ave., 503-823-4322,


'Do Jump! for the Holidays'

Portland's bounding aerodynamic dance company continues its two-pronged holiday presentation this weekend.

The first half of the bill is a 'Best Of,' compiling stellar juggling, dance and comedy routines. The second half, 'At Such a Dizzy Height,' brings to life the works of Russian painter Marc Chagall.

7:30 p.m. FRIDAY and SATURDAY, 3 p.m. SUNDAY, through Dec. 30, Antoinette Hatfield Hall, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, 503-231-1232,, $25-$29.50


Queen Anne Victorian Mansion

Two million lights adorn a historic home and its grounds.

The house was built for the great-granddaughter of frontiersman Daniel Boone, and has become a dazzling attraction during the holiday season.

6 p.m. to 10 p.m. FRIDAY, through Dec. 30, 1441 N. McClellan St., 503-283-3224,, $5, seniors and ages 10 and under $3


Sportfight XXI

Sportfight welterweight champ Ed Nuno defends his belt against Michael Pierce, who enters the ring with a 4-0 record, for the main event of 'Seasons Beatings.' Nuno, of the Gresham-based Team Quest fight club, should have the home crowd cheering to keep his crown.

7:30 p.m. SATURDAY, Dec. 22, Rose Garden Arena, 1 Center Court, 1-877-789-7673, $25-$132

Hells Elves Party

At the Dixie Tavern's yearly Christmas party it will be difficult for Santa to decide who's been naughty - or naughtier.

Revelers are encouraged to dress in their hottest holiday attire. (Prizes will be awarded for the naughtiest elf.)

8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. FRIDAY, Dec. 21, Dixie Tavern, 34 N.W. Third Ave., 503-234-9431, $7, age 21 and over

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