PORTLAND -- With 41 shopping days until Christmas, downtown Portland retailers are ready for your shopping dollars.

This year, there are a lot more choices. More local and national companies are now calling downtown home, all by design by the city that's now the best gift of all for the city's economy.

Mayor Charlie Hales said to let the shopping begin.

Park West Tower is restarting construction. City Target at the Galleria opened with great fanfare, so did Microsoft. Not to be out done, a new Apple store in on the way.

Eleven of the 13 pop up spaces over the past four years are now filled in Portland and the holiday shopping season is ready to get under way.

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