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Our native grinches insist Portland winters are a drizzly sprawl of holiday obligations and failed New Year’s resolutions. But dropping temps are also an excuse to embrace chilly fun of every sort. Slurp Chinese hot pot! Get massaged in a salt cave! Glide through crystalline vistas during a Mount Hood ski trek, or sip boozy tea set afire by attractive men of Russian lineage. Or just hole up in your house, binge-watch Oregon-centric movies, and order takeout salami and library books while wearing a toasty pair of artisan bunny slippers. No judgment here. 

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