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Portland's "Christmas Street" is back for the holidays

After taking a pandemic hiatus last year, Peacock Lane is back and better than ever!. Good news Portland - Peacock Lane is back this Christmas!. After a yearlong hiatus due to the pandemic, Portland's "Christmas Street" is returning from December 15 through December 31.
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Climate change-induced heatwave may cause a Christmas tree shortage this year

In June 2021, an extraordinary heatwave scorched the Pacific Northwest not seen there in modern times. Portland, Oregon, which usually see temperatures in the seventies saw temperatures climb to 116 degrees, reaching an all-time record. Hundreds of people died across the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. World Weather Attribution network, A team of scientists from various countries termed human-caused climate change as the main cause for the unusual weather event.

The Holiday Gift Market is Here! At the Oswego Heritage Museum December 1st 1-6pm

If you're looking to get in some holiday shopping, don't pass up this annual holiday show. The Oswego Heritage Museum is hosting several local artists this year. Along with the Heritage Gift Shop, you'll find an assortment of handmade goodies: chocolates, honey, shortbread cookies, and boutique soaps. There's also pewter products, wool plushies, and fun designs from PDX Coasters.

How to support local Portland shops this "Small Business Saturday"

Ditch Amazon and the big guys at the mall and support your neighbors instead. Each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving we celebrate "Small Business Saturday" in the U.S. "Small Business Saturday" was started by American Express back in 2010 as a way to encourage consumers to shop locally and support neighborhood businesses. It's part of the nationwide "Shop Small" campaign.

It's not too late to get a holiday pie in Portland, but you'd better hurry

Portland pie shops are selling out fast. Here's where to get your Thanksgiving treat before it's too late. As much as we all love the traditional Thanksgiving feast, for many people, the best part is the dessert. And if there's one dessert that's synonymous with the Thanksgiving holiday, it's pie. Pumpkin pie is, of course, always a holiday favorite. But apple pie and pecan pie are also top contenders.