Portland in the News: Signs of an Early Spring; Parade Dragon Restoration; and Best Botanical Garden in the US? | February 8, 2024

Installed in the 1960s on what was then the tallest building in Oregon, this weather beacon continues to beam twice daily weather forecasts to downtown Portland.

A gift to the state of Oregon from Taiwan in 1989, Portland’s parade dragon PoChiMu is getting a facelift this year after Portland Chinatown History Foundation received a grant to help fund a restoration effort.

And Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden is in the running as the best botanical garden in the US.

Here’s a roundup of the goings-on in Portland this week:

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