Beast Feast—For an adorable twist on Thanksgiving tradition, the Oregon Zoo's Beast Feast invites the animals to the table with activities like "papier-mâché turkeys stuffed with yummy treats." Oregon Zoo, 4001 SW Canyon, Thurs Nov 25-Sun Nov 28, 11:30 am-2:30 pm, free with zoo admission

Clear Creek Distillery Tour—Clear Creek Distillery hosts an open house to showcase their production facility and explain their booze-making process. Sample the wares, and knock a few Christmas presents off the list while you're at it. Clear Creek Distillery, 2389 NW Wilson, Fri Nov 26-Sat Nov 27, 9 am-5 pm, free,

Food Carts by Bike—If your will to eat has returned by Saturday, hop on the bike for a "family-friendly ride" to Portland's downtown food cart pods. Ride leaves from the Portland Farmers Market, SW Harrison & Broadway, in front of Smith Memorial Hall, Sat Nov 27, 1:30-5:30 pm

Holiday Ale Fest—Portland's Holiday Ale Festival kicks off Wednesday, featuring more than 50 winter beers designed to offset the chill of the season. Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW 5th & Morrison, Wed Dec 1, 2-10 pm, Thurs Dec 2-Sat Dec 4, 11 am-10 pm, Sun Dec 5, 11 am-5 pm, $20-25 (includes mug w/10 tasting tickets),