Watch concerts from your car at Car Tunes PDX in August and September

Update, August 24, 2020: I received an email tonight from Ticket Tomato that Car Tunes PDX has been postponed until summer 2021. See my separate post for more details. Car Tunes PDX combines a drive-in movie theater experience with an outdoor summer concert at the Portland International Raceway. Park your car on a grassy field, … Continue reading Watch concerts from your car at Car Tunes PDX in August and September

Armchair photo tours: The Arboretum at the University of Guelph

Photos by Cheryl Landes The Arboretum is a 400-acre green space adjacent to the main University of Guelph (pronounced "Gwelf"*) campus with gardens, woods, wetlands, and meadows. Nature trails wind through these habitats for exploration and enjoyment.   When I visited The Arboretum, the lilacs were in full bloom. The fragrance filled the air.   … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: The Arboretum at the University of Guelph

Armchair photo tours: Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon

Photos by Cheryl Landes Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon, is the largest dahlia grower in the country. From early August through late September, 40 acres of fields are in bloom at this farm 24 miles south of Portland. Each row contains a different color and variety of dahlia. From a distance, the fields resemble … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon

Armchair photo tours: Summer at the Acton Arboretum

Photos by Cheryl Landes The Acton Arboretum, a 65-acre preserve with trails crossing meadows, gardens, and woods, is a pleasant place to go for a nature walk in the summer. The arboretum, located near Acton Center 38 miles northwest of Boston, was established in 1986. Five years later,  a community organization called The Friends of … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Summer at the Acton Arboretum

Purrington’s Cat Lounge in Portland reopens August 20 for takeout only

On Thursday, August 20, Purrington's Cat Lounge will reopen for takeout orders only. They'll sell coffee, pastries, bottles of wine and beer, and some pantry items like oat and almond milk and granola. Order ahead at Purrington's online store and pick up your items Thursday through Sunday, 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Currently, Purrington's Cat … Continue reading Purrington’s Cat Lounge in Portland reopens August 20 for takeout only

Armchair photo tours: Deepwood House & Museum in Salem, Oregon

  Photos by Cheryl Landes The Deepwood House & Museum consists of a Queen Anne Victorian home, carriage house, greenhouse, formal beaux-arts gardens, and nature trail on five acres near the Oregon State Capitol Building and Bush's Pasture Park in Salem. Architect William Knighton designed the home and carriage house for Dr. Luke A. Port … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Deepwood House & Museum in Salem, Oregon

Alberta Rose Theatre rebroadcasting Portland Music Stream in August and September

Watch the most popular shows from the Alberta Rose Theatre's first four seasons of the Portland Music Stream for free tonight through September 10. The broadcasts will be streamed on the Alberta Rose Theatre's YouTube channel, Facebook page, and website Sunday through Thursday at 7 p.m. Pacific time. The streams are free. Donations are welcome … Continue reading Alberta Rose Theatre rebroadcasting Portland Music Stream in August and September

Armchair photo tours: Bush’s Pasture Park and Bush House Museum in Salem, Oregon

Photos by Cheryl Landes Bush's Pasture Park is a 100-acre public park and botanical garden near downtown Salem, Oregon. It's the site of the Bush House Museum, the home of Asahel Bush's family from 1878 until 1953. The Italianate house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. The City of Salem … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Bush’s Pasture Park and Bush House Museum in Salem, Oregon

Pop Up Cinemas a fun drive-in movie experience at the Vancouver Mall

Countdown to showtime on the big screen at Pop Up Cinemas at the Vancouver Mall in Vancouver, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) On Friday and Saturday this summer, Pop Up Cinemas offers a movie experience from the comfort of your car in Vancouver, Washington. A different movie with a G or PG rating projects on … Continue reading Pop Up Cinemas a fun drive-in movie experience at the Vancouver Mall

Armchair photo tours: Junction City Scandinavian Festival

Photos by Cheryl Landes On the second weekend in August, Junction City, in Oregon's southern Willamette Valley, celebrates its Scandinavian heritage with four days packed with mouth-watering traditional foods, performances by international dance troupes, storytelling, and craft demonstrations. And there are plenty of opportunities to join the dancers onstage. There's also a life-sized Dalecarlian (Dala) … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Junction City Scandinavian Festival