WinteRush returns to Portland this weekend

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PORTLAND — WinteRush begins Friday Feb. 11 with a ski and snowboard competition in Monument Square, followed by a weekend of outdoor public activities.

Lack of snow foiled the city’s planned outdoor winter celebration last year. This year, snowshoeing, snowman- and snow fort-building are planned.

Family activities are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb 12, at Deering Oaks.

The Downtown Showdown begins at 5 p.m. Friday in Monument Square. Skiers and snowboarders will compete on a man-made hill in the square.

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