If it weren't for the Columbia River meeting Lewis and Clark and the Willamette River meeting Pettygrove and Lovejoy we would not be living here.
And Portland, like many river, lake and ocean coast towns has a tradition of people decorating their boats with lights and parading them around Christmas and all the December holidays.
This year is the 65th year here.
There will be boats on the Columbia and on the Willamette different nights, with a schedule on their website - christmasships.org. Some of the restaurants looking out on those nights might need reservations. And it's all good clean, maybe cold, rainy, free fun for all ages.
They have days they are not sailing - see the schedule.
They are now using the Twitters search tags #ColumbiaFleet or #WillametteFleet at twitter.com/ChristmasShi....
And although any cities which are completely normal have Christmas ships, I would still place this into the category of keep Portland weird.
In the best of good ways!
2019 Christmas Ships supports William Temple House. During each of the Meet & Greet events, they collect new childrens' winter coats. Kids come in all shapes and sizes, so any new warm coat from children's small up through adult XXL would be appreciated. Ships love people.
City of Portland
Portland, Oregon, 97204
This event was tagged in:Festivals Restaurant Boating Sailing Christmas
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