Mini Hozuki backpacking lanterns, $40

HAPPENINGS
THRU DEC 24 Score a sneak peek (and some presents for the tree) at super sleek Japanese outdoor company Snow Peak's new flagship store in the Pearl.

THRU DEC 22 Hillsboro's exciting theater troupe Bag & Baggage bring the children's classic The Velveteen Rabbit to life. Details: bagnbaggage.org

NOW OPEN The ocean comes to you at the new Portland Aquarium, which debuted in Milwaukie last week Details: portlandaquarium.net

NOW OPEN Hoodoo Ski Area celebrates its 75th season of operation this year (helped by Sisters' Three Creeks Brewery, which has created the Hodag Cascadian Dark Ale in commemoration). Details: hoodoo.com

THRU MAR 31 Dog-sledding and moonlight snoeshow tours have commenced on Mt. Bachelor. Details: mtbachelor.com

DEALS
25% OFF ROOMS at Seattle's Hotel Max, Dec. 23–30. Details: hotelmaxseattle.com

$178 RT TO CHICAGO Fly to Chi-town in January and February for $178. Details: fly.com