Drive through and step out at the 2021 Washington State Spring Fair

The Washington State Spring Fair looks different this year due to safety precautions from the COVID pandemic. The traditional walk-in fair is replaced by three drive-through options. Bingo, the first option, is a drive-through-only experience. See animal displays, strolling entertainers, Brad's World of Reptiles, and Daffodil Festival displays (a stationery parade). Stop at food vendors … Continue reading Drive through and step out at the 2021 Washington State Spring Fair

The Trustees of Reservations rejuvenates its annual hiking challenge in Massachusetts

World's End, a Trustees of Reservations property in Hingham, Massachusetts (photo by Cheryl Landes) The Trustees of Reservations has relaunched its annual hiking challenge after a one-year break because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The "Hike Trustees" program, which started in 2016, encourages people of all ages to record their hikes at the Trustees' properties in … Continue reading The Trustees of Reservations rejuvenates its annual hiking challenge in Massachusetts

2021 spring Seattle Restaurant Week runs the entire month of April

If you're craving something different, want to return to favorite eating places, or just want to explore Seattle's restaurant scene more, check out the twice-yearly restaurant week. This spring, the event is on for the entire month of April. Eat in (if allowed by public health guidelines), order for takeout, or get it delivered. The … Continue reading 2021 spring Seattle Restaurant Week runs the entire month of April

Gilbert House Children’s Museum reopens in Salem, Oregon

The sign at the entrance of the Gilbert House Children's Museum in Salem, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) It's time to play and learn again at the Gilbert House Children's Museum! The museum has reopened, with some changes due to the ongoing COVID pandemic. Reservations are required, because the number of people who can visit … Continue reading Gilbert House Children’s Museum reopens in Salem, Oregon

Jurassic Empire Drive-Thru coming to Portland and Canby, Oregon

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

Upriver 2021, from the Waterfront Blues Festival, has a new venue in Portland

The Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland is back this year Friday-Sunday, July 2-5, with a few twists because of the continuing COVID pandemic. Instead of being held on the waterfront in downtown Portland, it's moving less than a mile away to The Lot at Zidell Yards and changing its name to Upriver 2021. The festival's … Continue reading Upriver 2021, from the Waterfront Blues Festival, has a new venue in Portland

Portland Children’s Museum closed permanently

Photo credit: Portland Children's Museum, Portland, Oregon The Portland Children’s Museum has been a staple of kids’ early learning for 75 years in Portland, Oregon. Now it’s closed permanently. A statement from the museum on its website reads, “It is with heavy hearts that we share a decision made on March 25, 2021 by the … Continue reading Portland Children’s Museum closed permanently

Alberta Rose Theatre streaming 14th annual tribute to Billie Holiday April 3

Billie Holiday (photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons) On April 3 at 7 p.m. Pacific time, the the Alberta Rose Theatre is hosting its 14th annual tribute to jazz vocalist and songwriter Billie Holiday, nicknamed "Lady Day". This year, the tribute is streaming due to safety concerns and state restrictions from the COVID pandemic. The featured performers … Continue reading Alberta Rose Theatre streaming 14th annual tribute to Billie Holiday April 3