If you’re looking for some quality booze to help power through/survive the holiday season then head down to Portland Saturday Market today or tomorrow as they are hosting Spiritfest 2014. It’s basically a chance to explore, taste and purchase local craft spirits—rum, vodka, gin, whiskey, brandy, liqueur, grog—from a dozen or so distillers, including Bull Run, Eastside, Hi Wheel Wine & Mead, Rogue Ale & Spirits and New Deal. $5 and valid ID gets you a wristband; after the tasting you can polish off your Christmas shopping at the market. Spiritfest, Portland Saturday Market, 2 SW Naito Parkway, Saturday, 10 am–5 pm; Sunday, 11 am–4:30 pm

Speaking of spirits, if you’re searching for a last-minute present McMenamins have limited edition holiday gift packs available. The rum pack has everything to make hot buttered rum—spiced rum, coffee and a tin of buttered rum mix—while Phil & Satin's Cosmic Coffee Kit has the ingredients to turbo charge your caffeine fix: Phil Hazelnut Liqueur, coffee liqueur and a bag of coffee. The whiskey trio pack contains flask-size bottles of the Monkey Puzzle, Billy and Hogshead whiskeys, plus a shot glass (though surely two would be more sociable?). $50 a pack, available from McMenamins Kennedy School and Crystal Hotel, for a full list of locations see here