Oregon Country Fair to host a virtual event for second year in a row

Hand-dipped ice cream from a previous Oregon Country Fair in Veneta, Oregon (photo by Ben Nieves) For the first 49 years of its existence, the Oregon Country Fair drew thousands of people to a large field west of Eugene to enjoy live entertainment, food, and crafts. Last year, the fair celebrated its 50th anniversary by … Continue reading Oregon Country Fair to host a virtual event for second year in a row

2021 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival a virtual, drive-by celebration

The 2021 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival in Astoria, Oregon, will be a combination of virtual and drive-by events due to the ongoing safety concerns from the coronavirus pandemic. The festival is scheduled Friday-Sunday, June 18-20. Events listed on the festival's website as of today include: Coronation of the queen on Friday, June 18Flag raising on … Continue reading 2021 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival a virtual, drive-by celebration

Free performances in downtown Eugene celebrate National Dance Week, April 19-23

A series of free lunchtime and evening performances celebrate National Dance Week in Eugene, Oregon, from Monday-Friday, April 19-23. The lunchtime performances are scheduled daily at 11:30 a.m.-noon in Kesey Square, 10 East Broadway. On Friday, April 23, Downtown Dances features performance in alleys, on street corners, and in plazas throughout downtown Eugene from 5 … Continue reading Free performances in downtown Eugene celebrate National Dance Week, April 19-23

More locations added for the Jurassic Empire Drive-Thru

Life-size dinosaurs on display at the Jurassic Empire Drive-Thru at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby, Oregon Photos by Cheryl Landes The Jurassic Empire Drive-Thru finished its run in Portland and Canby, Oregon and is now moving to a few locations in California. The drive-through event features more than 60 life-size dinosaurs that move, walk, … Continue reading More locations added for the Jurassic Empire Drive-Thru

Eugene Ballet hosts free dance class April 20

Image by geralt, courtesy Pixabay National Dance Week is April 16-25. To celebrate, the Eugene Ballet is hosting a free dance class on Tuesday, April 20, from 10 to 11 a.m. Lyn Burg teaches this intermediate level class that blends several dance styles: jazz, musical theatre, hip hop, salsa, lyrical, Irish African, Indian, Reggaeton, funk, … Continue reading Eugene Ballet hosts free dance class April 20

The upper garden now open at Leach Botanical Garden

A scene at the Leach Botanical Garden in Portland, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) The upper garden at the Leach Botanical Garden has reopened for visitors with limitations due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic: Timed tickets must be purchased online.Masks must be worn in the garden.Keep a six-foot distance from people who are not in … Continue reading The upper garden now open at Leach Botanical Garden

Sip and shop first Sundays at Abbey Road Farm in Carlton, Oregon

A sign at Abbey Road Farm in Carlton, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) Abbey Road Farm is in a beautiful setting of rolling hills in the Willamette Valley, 32 miles southwest of Portland. It's a combination winery, bed and breakfast, and farm where visitors can meet the animals. And they have a gourmet chef who … Continue reading Sip and shop first Sundays at Abbey Road Farm in Carlton, Oregon

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