Odessa’s Deutschefest celebrates 50th anniversary September 16-19

Photo by Cheryl Landes Odessa is a small town in Eastern Washington (population 882), but when Deutschefest rolls around the third weekend in September, thousands of people flock here to enjoy delicious authentic homemade German food, a biergarten stretching a city block, parade, live music, and even helicopter rides. Odessa's Deutschefest, which celebrates its 50th … Continue reading Odessa’s Deutschefest celebrates 50th anniversary September 16-19

2021 Portland Christmas Ships Fleet parade schedule

Santa's reindeeer ride the waves during a Christmas Ships Fleet parade on the Columbia River (photo by Cheryl Landes) The 2021 schedule for the Christmas Ships Fleet in Portland is posted for the Columbia and Willamette River fleets. The fleets will sail December 3-21. Routes vary, so check the pages linked below for more information … Continue reading 2021 Portland Christmas Ships Fleet parade schedule

The Great Oregon Steam-up at Powerland Heritage Park

Vintage John Deere tractor (photo by Cheryl Landes) Step back in time to watch vintage machinery in operation and learn about those original innovations at the 50th annual Great Oregon Steam-up at Powerland Heritage Park in Brooks. Activities include traditional tractor pulls, threshing, flour milling, steam sawmilling, fire appartus demos, and train and trolley rides. … Continue reading The Great Oregon Steam-up at Powerland Heritage Park

The Fort Dalles Fourth celebration is on in The Dalles, Oregon

Get ready for a full day of festivities at the Fort Dalles Fourth celebration in The Dalles, Oregon. The fun starts with an early morning run and ends late evening with fireworks. Here's the schedule: 7 a.m.—Rocket Run at the Bargeway Pub, 1535 Bargeway Road8 a.m.—Community Breakfast at the Bargeway Pub9 a.m.—Community Yoga at the … Continue reading The Fort Dalles Fourth celebration is on in The Dalles, Oregon

2021 McMenamin’s UFO Festival in McMinnville rescheduled to September

Image by Alexander Antropov from Pixabay McMenamin's Hotel Oregon has postponed its popular UFO Festival in McMinnville, Oregon, from mid-May until Thursday-Saturday, September 23-25. Plans are underway for a COVID-safe event, according to the statement on the festival's home page. "Since we’ve been living the plot of a sci-fi movie for over past year now, … Continue reading 2021 McMenamin’s UFO Festival in McMinnville rescheduled to September