Zoolights returns to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium November 27

The entrance to Zoolights at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) One of the Pacific Northwest's longest running holiday light displays returns to the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma Friday, November 27, through Sunday, January 3. This year's Zoolights features more than 700,000 LED lights. Favorite … Continue reading Zoolights returns to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium November 27

2020 Cathedral Park Jazz Festival streaming this weekend from Portland

Instead of cancelling the 40th Cathedral Park Jazz Festival this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jazz Society of Oregon decided to host it online. It started streaming yesterday, July 17, and continues through Sunday night, July 19. Today's performances continue until 10 p.m. Pacific time. Tomorrow, the music starts at 2 p.m. and … Continue reading 2020 Cathedral Park Jazz Festival streaming this weekend from Portland

Armchair photo tours: Ladd Circle Park and Rose Gardens in Portland

Photos by Cheryl Landes The Ladd Circle Park and Rose Gardens are located in a beautiful residential neighborhood called Ladd's Addition in east Portland, Oregon. The 1.62-acre park has 3,000 roses representing more than 60 varieties that were popular in the early 20th century. The park is named after William Sargent Ladd, who migrated West … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Ladd Circle Park and Rose Gardens in Portland

Armchair photo tours: The International Rose Test Garden at Washington Park in Portland

Photos by Cheryl Landes The International Rose Test Garden at Washington Park in southwest Portland, Oregon, is among 11 American Garden Rose Selections (AGRS) test sites. The idea for the garden in Washington Park began in 1915, when Jesse A. Currey, Sunday  editor of the Oregon Journal newspaper and rose hobbyists, convinced Portland city officials … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: The International Rose Test Garden at Washington Park in Portland