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When: February 2, 2022 to February 12, 2022 Once a year, Portland lights up in a gorgeous Winter Light Festival inspired by light festivals all over Europe, such as the famous Festival of Lights in Lyon, France. Designed to banish away the wintery darkness, installations appear all over the city and the levels of creativity are seriously impressive. Portland takes the ‘turning on the Christmas lights’ tradition to a whole new level with tunnels of light to walk through, acrobatic light displays, and fire performers. This is one of the most instagrammable festivals and full of surprises. You’ll find hot chocolate and street food to keep the chills at bay and there are more than a few choir performances to catch that make for a wholesome, family-friendly outing.

The eccentric city of Portland lights up in the cooler temperatures with fun activities to try, tasty treats to enjoy, and adventures to be had during the fall. Famed corn mazes to get lost in, coffee shops to sip hot chocolate at, and hiking trails to witness the gorgeous autumn scenery, decorated in fiery reds, oranges, and yellows. An off-beat destination year-round, Portland knows how to celebrate and the change of seasons.

Known for its unparalleled natural beauty, it’s truly no wonder why Portland is held in such high regard to nature lovers around the world. Portland is Oregon’s largest and hippest metropolis, home to activists, artists, and outdoorsy folk that fill their communities with warmth and a culture of authenticity. With so many natural tourist attractions and nature-y things to do, Portland is a budgeter’s paradise. And for an added bonus, the 0% sales tax makes souvenir shopping a delight.

This is such an underrated city! Not only is it clean and beautiful, it is fun! There's so many great places to walk around, it has a deliciously healthy food scene, fun nightlife, and trendier shops than you might imagine. It has very chill vibe without pretense and is not just for hippies!

The greenest, most culturally significant city in the Pacific Northwest. Yes, that means over Seattle

Portland is definitely a funky city. Once again, I'm not a big city person but I've enjoyed some great food and live music here.

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