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Twas the night before Christmas

and all through the house …


… not a crenature was stirring

not even a moose … errr mouse!

Merry Christmas 2013


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Nutcracker Ballet

Light the fire in a child’s heart and spark your own


An unforgettable holiday experience… a treasured memory that will last a lifetime. Take a trip to a land where toy soldiers fight rat armies, snowflakes come dancing to life, and the sugarplum fairy presides over it all with the wave of a wand. Enjoy the magic of the George Balanchine’s , The Nutcracker.

December 14th through 24th at the Keller Auditorium.

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Portland Food and Drink . com

Everything you wanted to know about food in Portland
but were afraid to ask


This is a great local website to learn about what’s new in food in Portland. Their “Portland Chocolate” section alone is worth a visit.

Jump to Portland Chocolates Home Page/

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Portland International Raceway

A Drive-thru “Winter Wonderland”


You can enjoy this classic Portland experience from the comfort and warmth of your own car. This is the most spectacular drive-through light show in the region. Over 250 different light displays, many fully animated. Named one of the top 10 places to visit while in Portland during December.

Click here for all the details

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“Festival of the Last Minute”

Portland Saturday Market’s Extended Holiday Hours




“Twas the week before Christmas and in old Portland town there was at least one place where a unique gift could be found.”

Portland’s Saturday Market will be open every day from December 18th through 24th. Vendors offer jewelry, clothing, pottery and toys. There’s also yummy things to eat and drink.

Take the MAX Blue or Red Lines to the Skidmore Fountain stop for easy access.


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Peacock Lane Holiday Lights

… you’ll find good, old-fashioned holiday spirit


Since 1920 each house in this quaint neighborhood has decorated for the holiday season. Peacock Lane is located between SE Stark and SE Belmont one block east of SE 39th beginning at 6:00.  This is a great walking activity.

For more information:


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The Grotto Festival of Lights

The largest Christmas choral festival in the world …

… presenting the sights, sounds and sensations of the season in five indoor concerts each evening in The Grotto’s 600-seat chapel, known for its cathedral quality acoustics.  Continuous family entertainment in The Grotto’s plaza area includes outdoor caroling, puppet shows and a live animal petting zoo.  Holiday foods and beverages are also available.

the grotto

For Details:

The Grotto

 A beautiful 62-acre Catholic shrine and botanical garden. 

8840 NE Skidmore St., Portland, Oregon 97220
(503) 254-7371


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It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas

at the Lion and the Rose

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We are decking the halls and putting up the tree, getting the Lion and the Rose decorated from top to bottom and ready for the Holiday Season.  Each guest room is decorated, the main floor is a glow and the big tree is in the Middle Parlor.

After visiting some of the local holiday sights and sounds you can come back to a cozy room here at inn, enjoy a cup of tea or hot chocolate and settle in with a good book or for that long winter’s nap.

Check our Photo Gallery for more pictures of Christmas at the Lion and the Rose.


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Portland’s Apizza Scholls among the best in the U.S.

USA Today includes Apizza Scholls in the
top 15 pizza places in the U.S.

USA Today – November 30, 2013 – “Apizza Scholls has some of the best pizza in Portland, and some have argued, north of San Francisco — and that’s using an electric oven! But they do have some guidelines for patrons interested in composing their own topping combinations on their 18-inch pies: only three ingredients, and no more than two meats per pie. So choose wisely from a list of toppings that in addition to classics like anchovies, red onions, garlic, pepperoni, sausage and basil includes capicollo, house-cured Canadian bacon, cotto salami, arugula, jalapeño and pepperoncini. Heads-up: bacon is “not offered for build your own toppings.” If you aren’t up to building your own pie, there are 10 classics to choose from, including the signature Apizza Amore: margherita with capicollo (cured pork shoulder). The signature Amore features a spicy kick offset a bit by the somewhat sweet mozzarella and balanced sauce. That’s amore!”

Apizza Scholls –
4741 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland, OR – 503-233-1286
Monday – Sunday 5pm – 9:30 pm.


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Zoolights 2013

Zoolights — A Portland Christmas Tradiation

Zoolights at the Oregon Zoo

Every year our guests enjoy the Christmas lights at the Oregon Zoo (a.k.a. Zoolights). The tradition continues this year.

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