Metro offices will be closed Nov. 27 and 28 in observance of Thanksgiving.
Although some Metro facilities will be closed to give employees time with their families, others will remain open for special community events. Sites with special events or closures are:
Central and South Transfer Stations: Closed to the public Thanksgiving Day. Both transfer stations will remain open to commercial haulers with automation tags only.
MetroPaint: The store on Swan Island will be closed Thanksgiving Day.
Oregon Zoo: Open regular hours throughout the holiday weekend. The Turkey Trot, sponsored by the Oregon Road Runners Club, is scheduled to start 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving.
ZooLights, a holiday favorite, returns Nov. 28 and runs through Jan. 4. At ZooLights, more than a million LED lights transform the Oregon Zoo into a luminous winter wonderland filled with moving sculptures, forests of lighted trees and animal silhouettes. The popular ZooLights train returns this year, taking visitors on a ride through a sparkling new light experience.
Parks, natural areas and boat ramps: All remain open with regular hours except Blue Lake Regional Park, which will be closed Thanksgiving Day. Oxbow Regional Park will host a guided Thanksgiving walk with a naturalist Nov. 23.
Oregon Convention Center, Portland Expo Center and PORTLAND'5 Centers for the Arts (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Keller Auditorium, Dolores Winningstad, Brunish and Newmark Theatres): Closed Thanksgiving Day, except for the Mamma Mia! show at Keller Auditorium.
The Expo Center is scheduled to host America’s Largest Christmas Bazaar Nov. 28 to 30 and Dec. 5 to 7.