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Campers brave icy conditions for Portland parks wedding permits

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All city offices were closed Monday because of icy conditions, but one service was still available: permits for weddings in Portland parks.

Jan. 4 is the first day of the business year and the first day anyone can reserved a Portland park for a wedding in 2016.

Despite the below-freezing temperatures and ice-covered roads, people camped outside the Portland building Sunday night in order to secure their permit.

Some of the 70 or so campers said they had been there since about 10 a.m. Sunday.

"You know, it's really not that bad," one camper said. "I've got about six layers on."

City officials said staff would be handing out permits through 9 a.m. Monday. For those who can't make it downtown, the customer service center will start taking reservations by phone on Tuesday. More information online here.

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