The Portland Winter Light Festival dazzled us this past weekend! The fifth anniversary of a newer Portland tradition spans the east and west side of the Willamette River. We enjoyed the impressive collaborative outdoor installations, giving us a chance to explore a different, temporary side of our beautiful city at night. Some of the installations featured here: Technicolor Dreamboat by Holst Architecture in collaboration with The Good Mod; Synapse by Cap Crescent; DiscoBug by Tyler FuQua Creations. See my Instagram story for the video experience, Strands of Dreams by Fritz Koenig, Smit Shah, and Zao Naegele.
We enjoyed a fantastic end to our evening with a walk across the Tilikum Crossing under a beautiful Snow Moon, the first supermoon of 2020, as we took in the Eastside displays of the Portland Winter Light Festival. The images here do not do the festival justice, of course, as it is a three-dimensional experience you just have to see in person. If you’re a stats geek (as I am), you may download their 2019 infographic to view the festival’s economic impact on the city. Discover more of this festival on Instagram at @PDXWLF.