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Mini Hozuki backpacking lanterns, $40

THRU DEC 24 Score a sneak peek (and some presents for the tree) at super sleek Japanese outdoor company Snow Peak's new flagship store in the Pearl.

THRU DEC 22 Hillsboro's exciting theater troupe Bag & Baggage bring the children's classic The Velveteen Rabbit to life. Details:

NOW OPEN The ocean comes to you at the new Portland Aquarium, which debuted in Milwaukie last week Details:

NOW OPEN Hoodoo Ski Area celebrates its 75th season of operation this year (helped by Sisters' Three Creeks Brewery, which has created the Hodag Cascadian Dark Ale in commemoration). Details:

THRU MAR 31 Dog-sledding and moonlight snoeshow tours have commenced on Mt. Bachelor. Details:

25% OFF ROOMS at Seattle's Hotel Max, Dec. 23–30. Details:

$178 RT TO CHICAGO Fly to Chi-town in January and February for $178. Details:

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