Peacock Lane, All Lit Up

Dear Liza,

One of our favorite Portland signs of Christmas is the lighting of Peacock Lane.

This four block section of SE 40th Avenue between Stark and Belmont is, for most of the year, just a pleasant neighborhood. But come Christmas, the homeowners pull out all the stops and invite the city to visit.

The other night we joined hundreds of other folks out for a very chilly (37F) walk to enjoy the lights and being out in the community.

The decorations ranged from the homey and cottage-like to the Interstellar antics of Jedi Knights.

Some seemed odd, almost ironic, as if to say “What is Christmas, anyway?” But it was all pretty and entertaining.

It’s nice to be out in the world again, even when we need to bundle up.

Love,

Grandma Judy