The Portland Holiday Lineup

I have had many of my riders that are new to town and unfamiliar with our best holiday light displays and events. I will share here several that I know of, hope this helps you enjoy your holiday season in Portland!

34th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

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November 23rd 2018 @ 5:30pm – 6:30pm

At Pioneer Courthouse Square,

701 SW 6th Ave,

Portland Oregon 97204

Peacock Lane

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December 15th-31st @ 6pm-11pm


Pittock Mansion Christmas

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November 19th-December 31st @ 10am-4pm (closed Thanksgiving day and Christmas day)

3229 NW Pittock Dr,

Portland, OR 97210

Zoo Lights

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November 21st- January 5th (closed on some holidays and other days for special events) Check out “Brew Lights” that is for only two nights.

4001 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221

Winter Wonderland

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November 23rd-December 26th hours vary (all after 5pm) and closed some dates.

1940 N Victory Blvd, Portland, OR 97217

Don, Donna and their daughter.

I got the opportunity to meet a nice couple and their daughter the other day. Don and Donna are an older couple from the Portland Metro, been married about 60 years. They met at church when they were younger. He gave me a crazy story of how she had already dated all the Lutheran guys in the church she grew up in so had to move on to the Methodist church he had been attending. Don was a real character, great sense of humor.

Don and his daughter have a birthday only 2 days apart, just like my oldest daughter and I do. I was getting the honor of driving them to their shared birthday dinner at a nice steak house in town. I thought it was so cool seeing someone else that makes sure even after all those years to take that time with someone they love and celebrate their lives together.

Here in about another month I get to do the same with my daughter, we call it our Super Birthday, that day in between. We always make sure it is just the two of us together that day. No one else, then we do whatever she would like. I hope to be able to hold on to that time with her for as many years as Don and his daughter have.