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

Virtual Rose City Yarn Crawl continues through March 14

Image by Alicja from Pixabay The annual Rose City Yarn Crawl welcomes knitters, crocheters, spinners, weavers, felters, and anyone else who loves the fiber arts explore the shops in the Portland metro area. This year's event is different because of the COVID pandemic but still offers fun and excitement for fiber crafters. Participating shops in … Continue reading Virtual Rose City Yarn Crawl continues through March 14

Forest bathing walks at the Leach Botanical Garden in Portland

The Leach Botanical Garden in Portland, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) A forest bathing experience helps you connect deeply with the natural world and remember how all humans, plants, and creatures are interconnected. It's inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku. The forest bathing walks at the Leach Botanical Garden in Portland, Oregon, are … Continue reading Forest bathing walks at the Leach Botanical Garden in Portland

Bring the restaurant to your room at Jupiter Next in Portland through early April

Photo credit: LePigeon restaurant and Jupiter Next hotel in Portland, Oregon One of the silver linings of the pandemic is that it has inspired many businesses in the hospitality industry to new levels of creativity. Among them is the partnership with the LePigeon restaurant and Jupiter Next hotel in Portland, Oregon. They've teamed up to … Continue reading Bring the restaurant to your room at Jupiter Next in Portland through early April