PORTLAND -- Folks using Portland s SmartPark garages will get a special holiday surprise Monday.

Customers who park in certain garages will get a toy as a special gift as they leave the garage, to thank them for supporting downtown merchants.

The toy giveaway was scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and continue until the supply of toys, several thousand in all, were gone.

Select SmartPark locations will be involved in the event, including SW 3rd & Alder, SW 4th & Yamhill and SW 10th & Yamhill.

Organizers said they wanted to make the holidays a little brighter for young children and they tried to choose gifts suitable for kids ages eight & over. Up to two toys per customer will be provided.

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