Portland Winter Light Festival 2020
February 5 - February 8
The renewable-energy-powered festival is an extension of the Willamette Light Brigade, a nonprofit that’s been lighting Portland’s bridges since 1987. It lights up the area surrounding the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) at the east end of the Tilikum Crossing Bridge and along the Eastbank Esplanade, and in 2018 expanded to feature installations in locations throughout the city.
Inspired by European celebrations like the Festival of Lights in Lyon, France — an event which Herring says “blew his mind” when he attended in 2007 — the Portland Winter Light Festival combines creativity with various forms of light. Artworks might feature fire, tungsten lights and LEDs, along with playful use of reflections and shadows.
Looking for things to do in Portland? Check out happenings like this one, just a short distance from our downtown Portland boutique hotel. A stay at Hotel Eastlund means you’ll be across the street from the Oregon Convention Center, next to the Moda Center and close to the best destinations, restaurants and attractions PDX has to offer. Whether you’re here for business, pleasure, or looking for Portland hotel packages, we look forward to helping you discover this beautiful city.