Experience Halloween in a new way at the Oaks Park Haunted Drive-Thru in Portland

Are you wondering how you can enjoy spine-tingling thrills this year with COVID-19 putting a grip on walks through haunted houses and other creepy events? Well, fear no more. A new type of experience is open at Oaks Park in Portland, and you can watch it from the comfort of your car. Here's how it … Continue reading Experience Halloween in a new way at the Oaks Park Haunted Drive-Thru in Portland

Peacock Lane residents cancel 2020 holiday light display in Portland

A holiday light display on Peacock Lane in Portland, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) For more than 75 years, residents of Peacock Lane in Portland, Oregon, have decorated their homes and yards with colorful Christmas lights and displays for the public to enjoy. That has changed this year because of COVID-19. "Due to regulations regarding … Continue reading Peacock Lane residents cancel 2020 holiday light display in Portland

Eugene Ballet shortens 2020-2021 season, cancels touring

The view of the curtain at a previous performance of The Nutcracker by the Eugene Ballet in the Silva Concert Hall at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) The Eugene Ballet, founded in 1978, is the largest touring ballet company in the nation. During the holidays, they … Continue reading Eugene Ballet shortens 2020-2021 season, cancels touring

Pugs on parade at Oregon Humane Society’s Pugtoberfest in October

Do you have a pug or pug mix? Dress up your friend, take a picture, and enter it in the Oregon Humane Society's Costume Contest by Monday, October 5. The Humane Society will select 100 entries to be featured in a video for the Parade of Pugs, part of Pugtoberfest 2020. The parade includes the … Continue reading Pugs on parade at Oregon Humane Society’s Pugtoberfest in October

Chef in Your Garden tells stories through crafted food

Photo by Cheryl Landes For 17 years, Chef in My Garden brought people together to support Growing Gardens' mission of using "the experience of growing food in schools, backyards and correctional facilities to cultivate healthy, equitable communities." During this annual dinner, top local chefs created delicious multi-course meals served in a beautiful home garden in … Continue reading Chef in Your Garden tells stories through crafted food

Take a haunted tour of Lincoln City, Oregon

Dusk in Lincoln City, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) Starting tonight, Taft Haunted Tours return to explore the mysteries and legends of Lincoln City's historic waterfront. You'll learn about the mysterious Ghost Schooner of Siletz Bay and a strange Bigfoot sighting. You'll find out where Whiskey Jack is and encounter some more surprises. The tours … Continue reading Take a haunted tour of Lincoln City, Oregon

Plenty of tickets left for the Lee Farms Sunflower Harvest Festival this weekend in Tualatin, Oregon

Photos by Cheryl Landes I found out about this event last night and checked it out today. More than 100,000 sunflowers are in bloom at Lee Farms in Tualatin, Oregon, this month. The farm is open Friday through Sunday until August 30 for the public to wander through the fields, pick flowers to take home, … Continue reading Plenty of tickets left for the Lee Farms Sunflower Harvest Festival this weekend in Tualatin, Oregon

Indulge in delicious creative cuisine during the August Secret Takeout in Lincoln City, Oregon

Dusk in Lincoln City, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) If you love food and adventure, Lincoln City has a surprise for you throughout August. Seventeen restaurants in this Oregon Coast town have created delicious off-the-menu items for the Secret Takeout. These surprise menus might change daily, every few days, every week, or stay the same … Continue reading Indulge in delicious creative cuisine during the August Secret Takeout in Lincoln City, Oregon