And during our PDX stay, we were witness to a number of astounding things, namely:
1. The coolest hotel in town (see Room 411, below)
I got to tell you...if you can attend one of these, either to participate--or, as we did, to walk around and view, it's a pretty sweet thing. I'm telling you. These Internets are the bestest.
4. SantaCon (as in, a convention of Santas) Despite the frigid weather, a good hundred or so Santas turned out to walk the streets of Portland, spread Cheer and mirth, and play reindeer games by the waterfront. There may be nothing more wondrous (or surreal) as SantaCon.
Plus a few sets of photobooth shots. And some coffee from Stumptown. And hot toddys at the bar.