Magical Portland in The Winter

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When we first arrived to Oregon last year, we had come from a very long trip from India and we were planning to stay temporarily. Our finances were also pretty tight. This year we find ourselves living in the country about 35 miles from the city of Portland which we have been visiting every weekend for a few weeks.

Portland during the holidays is pretty magical. They have a giant Christmas tree at the heart of Portland, the Pioneer Courthouse Square, they have lights on the trees, people are joyful and out and about and movie theaters are playing old and new Christmas movies.

You can get a glimpse of this magic with the photos below:

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Leather goods shop.

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It’s getting cold! People are stocking up on hats.

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But the cold is not stopping people from visiting Salt & Straw in the photo above, an ice cream shop! One of Portland’s best I must say.

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I feel like the photo above is very Portland: Dad with baby backpack walking a Husky in the cold.

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In the quaint St. Johns area you can find an old gas station turned diner.

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And some really colorful homes in the Pearl District.

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Bright micro houses. Would you live in one?

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You can find Santa and some really good Mexican food in Mississippi Avenue.

What are your thoughts during holiday times? Do you love them? Or are you kind of a Scrooge?

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