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Plan Your Visit

The seventh annual Portland Winter Light Festival takes place at sites across Portland, with anchor installations located at Pioneer Courthouse Square, the World Trade Center, and Electric Blocks at SE 2nd & Clay. Over 100 art installations will be viewable across all of Portland!


Illuminated Bike Ride

Friday 2/4/22

Location Start: Montgomery Street Plaza Between SW 6th and Broadway

Meet at 6:30, ride at 7:00

Light up your bike, bundle up, and mask up, and join us for an easy 4-5 mile ride through the central city to enjoy artwork on display for the Portland Winter Light Festival!

Image by Levi Midnight


Is this festival actually free?
Yes! The festival is not-for-profit, and is presented for free to attendees. It is made possible by generous support from our sponsors and donations from community members like you. Thank you for helping to keep the festival free for all!

How should I dress?
In addition to wearing your most fabulous mask and dressing warmly for our winter weather, we always encourage attendees to participate by donning festive accessories. For sustainability concerns, we suggest avoiding single-use glowsticks (that you “crack” to activate) and instead using reusable, solar- and battery-charged LED lights, el-wire (electroluminescent wire), and other light accessory options.

Can I bring my dog?
Well-behaved dogs are allowed at all outdoor locations except at the World Trade Center Plaza. We recommend lighting up your dog for extra visibility.

What are your hours?
Check each individual listing for hours. Some exhibits require staffing and have limited hours, while some will be on for the entire duration of the festival. Our anchor locations (Pioneer Courthouse Square, World Trade Center Portland, and Electric Blocks) will be operating 6pm - 10pm, Friday and Saturday, February 4 - 5 and 11 - 12.

Are you accepting vendors?
There are no vendor opportunities at the Portland Winter Light Festival. Please support our official merchandise tents; all proceeds help us bring PDXWLF to you in future years!

Anything else I should know?
Please see our COVID-19 guidelines page. If you have any other questions, please email


Getting Around

While this year’s Portland Winter Light Festival is a truly citywide event, the main anchor installations are strategically located within walking distance of one another.



While this year’s Portland Winter Light Festival is a truly citywide event, the main anchor installations are strategically located within walking distance of one another.

Go by Bike

Many of the 100+ installations in this year’s PDXWLF are accessible by bicycle.

Image by Slava Keyzman


We recommend using TriMet (buses, MAX, WES and LIFT) to navigate to different locations across Portland. TriMet is FREE to ride on Friday, February 4 in honor of Rosa Parks' birthday.

Portland Streetcar

Once again, the Portland Streetcar will offer FREE transit on all nights of the festival. Just hop on between 6pm - 10pm on any festival night!



We strongly encourage attendees to take public transportation if possible, but if you need to drive, there is street parking available throughout the city and ample parking available downtown at the following locations and more!

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Hotel Partners

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2025 NW Northrup St.
Portland, OR 97209

All-suites boutique hotel includes parking, continental breakfast, and Portland Streetcar tickets with every stay!


520 SW Broadway
Portland OR 97205

Bridging a boutique vibe with the confidence of Marriott, The Bidwell treats travelers to elevated accommodations in the heart of the city center. Winter Light Festival themed cocktail available in High Horse restaurant. Experience our art display up close with a cocktail!


800 & 900 E Burnside St.
Portland OR 97214

With 148 rooms combined, Jupiter Original and Jupiter NEXT hotels offer a vibrant glimpse into Portland’s lush city vibes, celebrating our rich history of makers and creators all the while looking forward toward a dynamic future.


525 SW Morrison St.
Portland OR 97204

Luxury art centric hotel in the heart of Portland, boasting two award winning restaurants and an extensive art collection curated by Paige Powell.


888 S.W. 3rd Ave.
Portland, OR 97204

AC Hotel Portland is designed for modern travelers with an artistic mindset, our hotel in downtown Portland draws on its Spanish roots and European style to curate an elevated experience.

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