One of the state's most fanciful — and dazzling — holiday experiences, ZooLights features more than 1.5 million twinkling, colorful lights strung throughout Portland's beloved 64-acre Oregon Zoo.A wintertime tradition for more than three decades, the festival kicks off November 21, 2018, and runs through January 5, 2019. Throughout the season, multicolored lights are strung… More
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Portland Region

Creativity knows no bounds in Portland’s urban core and surrounding cities.

With a reputation for originality, this region dares to dream — where streets serve as art galleries, nature parks are bigger than neighborhoods and chefs, winemakers and brewers are encouraged to experiment. Maybe it’s because inspiration is everywhere you look: in the forests and farms, rivers and rolling hills, skyscrapers and tiny houses, museums and gardens. Looking for a trip that’s out of the ordinary? You can find it in the Portland Region.

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701 S.W. Sixth Ave. (Pioneer Courthouse Square)
Portland, OR 97204
(877) 678-5263
(503) 275-8355

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Ask Oregon

Do you have recommendations for an afternoon tasting beer in Portland?

An afternoon doesn’t give you much time, so I’ll limit this list. Were you to be staying longer, this list could grow quite a bit. Deschutes in downtown Portland (actually the Pearl, but that’s not important) is definitely one of the best places to consider. You may well know Deschutes, but it’s really worth visiting the…


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