Go on a virtual haunted tour of Clark County, Washington

Photo by Cheryl Landes Get a close-up look at Clark County's spooky side at a series of virtual haunted walking tours this month. Each tour focuses on different locations, from the county's cemeteries to Officers Row at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Washington. Here's the full schedule: October 9 – Pat Jollota’s … Continue reading Go on a virtual haunted tour of Clark County, Washington

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

Oregon Coast Aquarium reopens outdoor exhibits August 10

Photos by Cheryl Landes On Monday, August 10, the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport reopens its outdoor exhibits to one-hour guided tours by reservation only. The tours feature these five exhibits: Vultures, otters, seals and sea lions, seabirds aviary, and the rocky habitat. Visitors must wear masks and keep a minimum six-foot distance. Admission is … Continue reading Oregon Coast Aquarium reopens outdoor exhibits August 10

Armchair photo tours: Stark’s Vacuum Museum in Portland

Photos by Cheryl Landes Stark's Vacuum Museum is on a wall in the Stark's Vacuums showroom in downtown Portland, Oregon. Twenty-five vacuum cleaners from the late 1800s through the late 1970s are on display. There's also a timeline that covers milestones in vacuum cleaner history and technology, along with old ads and articles published in popular … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Stark’s Vacuum Museum in Portland

Armchair photo tours: Lelooska Museum and living history performance in Ariel, Washington

Photos by Cheryl Landes The Lelooska Foundation and Cultural Center in Ariel, Washington, was founded in 1977 by members of the Kwakwaka'wakw people. The center has a museum, educational programs and classes, and living history performances. The museum's collection includes items from different Native American cultures, such as handwoven baskets, bags made from corn husks, … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Lelooska Museum and living history performance in Ariel, Washington

Armchair photo tours: Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward

A red-legged kittiwake in the aviary at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward Photos by Cheryl Landes Visiting the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward is a fun educational experience that combines close-up encounters with local marine life and birds, and interactive exhibits describing their habitats, behaviors, and the environmental factors affecting their survival. The Alaska … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward

Portland Art Museum offers free admission this weekend, discounts after

Photo by Cheryl Landes The Portland Art Museum (PAM) reopened Thursday with limitations in place from COVID-19. Through Sunday, July 19, admission is free. Reservations are required and visits are limited to an hour. Get your free timed ticket. Masks are required for ages 2 and older, and visitors must maintain six feet distance. Starting … Continue reading Portland Art Museum offers free admission this weekend, discounts after

Armchair photo tours: World Forestry Center in Portland

The World Forestry Center in Portland, Oregon Photos by Cheryl Landes The World Forestry Center offers educational programs to members and the general public to promote the understanding and appreciation of well-managed forests. Not only does the center focus on the importance of forests to the economy—particularly in the Pacific Northwest—but it also stresses the … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: World Forestry Center in Portland

Armchair photo tours: The SAGE Center in Boardman, Oregon

The SAGE Center in Boardman, Oregon. SAGE stands for Sustainable AGriculture and Energy. Photos by Cheryl Landes The exit to Boardman, where the Sustainable AGriculture and Energy Center (SAGE Center) is located, is often ignored by drivers on Interstate 84. But if you want to learn about history and technology for sustainable agriculture and energy … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: The SAGE Center in Boardman, Oregon