Since the 1920s, each house in this quaint southeast neighborhood has been decorating for Christmas. Mostly Tudors, the houses are adorned with not only beautiful sparkling lights, but also nativity scenes, rotating Christmas trees and stunningly life-like replicas of Santa and Frosty.
Be forewarned: This is a very popular Portland tradition and the crowds can get quite thick. It is wise to park several blocks away and walk, rather than drive through the area. Better yet, take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage or visit on December 15 and 16 for the street’s two pedestrian-only nights.
Peacock Lane is one block east of Southeast 39th Avenue/Cesar Chavez Boulevard and runs from Southeast Stark to Southeast Belmont streets.