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The tallest freestanding cuckoo clock in America magically appeared at the corner of West Georgia and Homer in downtown Vancouver last week. The launch of Portland is Happening Now visitors campaign, offering Vancouverites special travel deals and freebies during the winter months.

A tasteful delight for Vancouverites, Portland’s famous Voodoo donuts offered during Travel Portland campaign in downtown. Photo: Edward Quan

At the top of each hour, the clock chimed and the cuckoo which is a hand carved wooden rooster came out of the top of Mt Hood. At the same time, exiting the life size front door were street performers such a unicyclist with flaming bagpipes and fresh Voodoo donuts for all.

Flaming bagpipes, one of the many street performers in front of the giant cuckoo clock part of the Portland is Happening Now travel campaign. Photo: Edward Quan

This working cuckoo clock carved from Oregon Maple measures 7.3 meters tall by 2.9 meters wide and weighs over 3,000 kilos. Features 14 icons of Portland, from Mt. Hood to the Sasquatch to beer and salmon.

The Portland is Happening Now < add link: www.travelportland.com/article/deal-wheel/ > campaign offers great savings and freebies when booking your hotel stay from November 15, 2014 to March 31, 2015 on the Travel Portland website. Upon receiving your email confirmation, you can download the Chinook Book App which unlocks your mobile coupons on your Android or iPhone.

These mobile coupons include one free Portland is Happening Now shopping tote from the Portland Garment Factory, available at Columbia Sportswear. A free sandwich from Bunk plus a free ceramic mini-growler from Portland Growler Co. (beer not included), available at Hopworks Urban Brewery. One of the many nearly 60 breweries to quench your thirst.

The Portland is Happening Now travel campaign giant cuckoo clock depicts 14 icons of Portland, including Mt. Hood, bikers, beer and fine dinning. Photo: Edward Quan

In addition over 80 cost saving offers including a 20% discount off a pair of USA made boots at Dainner Leather and 2-for-1 admission at Pittock Mansion.

For most Vancouverites, visiting Portland is all about shopping as there is no sales tax. Now its even better with the Portland is Happening Now campaign. To plan your next trip, visit Travel Portland < add link: www.travelportland.com > for the latest deals.

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Edward Quan: Style Drama.


Edward Quan has a background as a European luxury fashion and currently writes a fashion and travel blog Styledrama. For several years, Edward Quan has interviewed leading fashion designers, written style pieces, plus trend and fashion week reports on New York, Paris and Milan forStyleDrama and The Bahamas Weeklyguest business correspondent for Retail-Insider and freelance travel writer. Find out more atwww.styledrama.com  / T: @styledrama / IG: styledramaed