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Yurt camping near Portland

Midway between primitive camping and “glamping” stands the modern-day yurt, a circular tent with electricity, heating, skylights, windows and wooden floors.

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Portland Winter Light Festival

Every February, the Portland Winter Light Festival covers the city's east side with imaginatively-shaped LED light displays.

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Ice skating in Portland and the region

Here are your best bets for ice skating in Portland and the region, from year-round indoor rinks to winter-only outdoor options.

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Portland toy stores

Whether you’re a parent looking for an educational game or a collector on the hunt for a vintage action figure, Portland’s toy stores deliver.

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Portland candy makers and chocolatiers

These seven Portland candy artisans craft unique sweets, be they creamy cacao confections, rainbow-colored candies or salty-sweet treats.

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Pumpkin patches in and near Portland

The Portland area has many farms with U-pick pumpkin patches and fun family activities like hayrides, corn mazes, petting zoos and cozy fall food and drink.

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Audubon Society of Portland Nature Sanctuary

The Audubon Society of Portland Nature Sanctuary provides a great jumping-off point for exploring Forest Park, the country’s largest urban wilderness.

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Apple picking near Portland

Freshly-picked Pacific Northwest apples are a local favorite, and many Portland-area orchards allow visitors to pluck the fruit right off the branch.

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Portland’s best back-to-school shopping

This fall, ditch the chain stores and get your kids ready to learn in style by shopping at these distinctly Portland spots.

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Baseball in Portland

Portland and nearby Hillsboro offer two local baseball teams pitching nothing but summery good times, the Portland Pickles and the Hillsboro Hops.

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