We lived in a different house during Christmas last year. Oregon seems to get really dark. The street that we lived on was not well lit. Actually, the entire neighborhood seemed dark - even where the lamp post could be seen.
Tri City seems to have more light. There's neighborhood streets that are better lit than others - our current street for example; is not near as dark as our first street. A lamp post stands in the yard of the neighbors to the west of us. I think it is the brightest lamp post I have ever seen.
Downtown Myrtle Creek is usually lit up - particularly at this time of year. We put our Christmas lights up before December started. Little by Little we have seen other houses and yards being decorated and providing light on otherwise dark roads. I love Christmas lights!