Downtown Portland is dressed up for the holidays —are you? Come do your holiday shopping downtown and enjoy some monumental attire around Pioneer Courthouse. Our statue mascots have some festive surprises in store for you.
Beginning Tuesday, November 10, some of downtown’s most iconic sculptures will don their holiday finery for the season. In the Pioneer District on Southwest Yamhill and Morrison streets (between Fifth and Sixth avenues), you’ll see Animals in Pools, Allow Me (aka “Umbrella Man”) and Kvinneakt dressed up in festive ugly sweaters.
A team of local fiber artists will descend upon downtown and make these so-ugly-they’re-cute wardrobe changes on Thursdays through Christmas. You can join in on the fun: Wear your ugly sweaters downtown and take selfies with these yarn-bombed statues. Be sure to tag pictures with #uglysweaterpdx.
With your help, it won’t just be the statues staying warm this holiday season. The Transition Projects warm clothing drive welcomes donations of new or gently used warm winter clothing. You can drop off donations at the following locations from Tuesday, November 10 through Thursday, December 24:
• Boys Fort- 902 SW Morrison
• Nordstrom- 701 SW Broadway
• Pioneer Place- customer Service Kiosk, lower level near the Gap
• PDX Pop Up Shops- 438 NW Broadway and 341 NW 5th Avenue
• Travel Portland Visitor Information Center at Pioneer Courthouse Square
For more information on downtown events and happenings this season, please visit www.downtownportland.org.