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Nothing says Portland Christmas louder than the Pioneer Square Christmas tree.

And it’s better to catch up on the view sooner than later. Once December 1 hits it feels like a race to the 25th to get everything in.

Make sure you have a big Portland Christmas by seeing the biggest tree all lit up.

If a Macy’s window is all you can take, the top picture works for a drive by seasons’ greeting.

Why not dare the fates, park the car, or get off the train, and walk around?

That makes a Portland Christmas season, or seizure.


Downtown is lit up for your walk. It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas, Portland Christmas.

That’s the real tree, not a window tree.


Even the MAX feels festive. If it makes you feel like singing, go ahead.

Just don’t sing on the tracks.


The nice thing about Portland Christmas is every street feels like a small town celebration.

Charles Dickens would approve.


After a nice hike down memory lane for the holidays, remember Portland Christmas and dress warmly.


Even the statues stay warm and dry in Portland.

If the idea of a holiday trip to the city creeps you out, start out with small steps.

Cruise Broadway for a few blocks before getting something to eat. Where to eat?

Nothing says Christmas on a late November Saturday night more than Persian House.

Why Persian House? It’s a taste treat to make you forget about the turkey for a few hours.

Make a sandwich when you get back home for a reminder.


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