A close-up of a dahlia from Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) One of my favorite summer activities is strolling through the fields of beautiful flowers at Swan Island Dahlias. The fields are opening for the 2021 season on August 1 and will remain open through September. More than 40 acres … Continue reading The fields at Swan Island Dahlias open August 1
Due to the State of Oregon's restrictions on large gatherings from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Oregon Renaissance Faire at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby has been postponed until June 2022. Watch for updates at oregonfaire.com.
Life-size dinosaurs on display at the Jurassic Empire Drive-Thru at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby, Oregon Photos by Cheryl Landes Update, July 12, 2021 More new dates and locations have been added: Washington Square Mall, 9585 SW Washington Square Road in Portland, Friday-Sunday, July 16-18 and Thursday-Sunday, July 22-25. Hours are 2-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday … Continue reading More locations added for the Jurassic Empire Drive-Thru
See more than 60 life-size dinosaurs that move, walk, and breathe from your car at two locations in Oregon starting Thursday, April 8. The Jurassic Empire Drive-Thru makes its first stop at the Portland International Raceway, followed by the Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby, Oregon. The event dates are Thursday-Sunday, April 8-11 in Portland and … Continue reading Jurassic Empire Drive-Thru coming to Portland and Canby, Oregon
Snowflakes at the Clackamas County Winter Fair in Canby, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) See thousands of lights and drive through a 100-foot lighted tunnel at the first-ever Clackamas County Winter Fair. Santa will be there some nights, where you can wave hello and drop a letter to him in a special mailbox. The fair … Continue reading Drive through the Clackamas County Winter Fair in Canby, Oregon
Image credit: Clackamas County Scare Fair in Canby, Oregon So many changes in haunted experiences have happened this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's the rundown on what's open and closed this year in and near Portland, Oregon. If you have any information on other experiences not listed here, please post in the comments … Continue reading Which haunted houses and other experiences are open in Oregon in 2020?
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
The voodoo dahlia variety at Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon Photos by Cheryl Landes It’s dahlia season. These beautiful flowers come in all shapes and sizes, from four-inch pom poms to starbursts exceeding 10 inches in diameter. Some look soft and spongy with layers of curled rounded petals, while others are spiky like a … Continue reading Celebrate dahlia season at Swan Island Dahlias