A spectacular downtown tradition
Our downtown is lit up with brilliant colors all winter long, thanks to a partnership between Portland Downtown and visionary artist Pandora LaCasse.
Congress Street, Commercial Street, and iconic downtown parks — including Longfellow Square, Tommy’s Park, Boothby Square, Lincoln Park, Pleasant Street Park, and Congress Square Park — are illuminated by a kaleidoscope of fantastical colors & shapes each year, bringing radiance, warmth, and magic to cold winter nights. These dazzling displays wow residents and visitors alike and have become a true signature of downtown Portland during the holiday season.
The lights are illuminated on the evening of Portland Downtown’s Tree Lighting celebration in November — and they keep the city merry, bright and beautiful through March.