President-elect Obama will be sworn in on Tuesday, January 20, at 11:30 AM in Washington, DC (8:30 Portland time), and Portland Monthly will be there for it. Publisher and founder Nicole Vogel will be in the DC emergency zone all weekend—attending balls, snapping photos, and posting her updates right here. On Tuesday, Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer will blog, too—on location, in DC.

Check our inauguration blog all weekend for these exclusive DC dispatches and for Portland activities. Find all sorts of inaugural goings-on on our Events calendar. Here are some of our favorites:

The Democratic Party of Oregon is throwing two parties, the spendy Oregon Victory Ball and an Inauguration Celebration dance party at Holocene. There’s also a show at the Roseland, and much more on our Events Calendar.