Which haunted houses and other experiences are open in Oregon in 2020?

Image credit: Clackamas County Scare Fair in Canby, Oregon So many changes in haunted experiences have happened this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's the rundown on what's open and closed this year in and near Portland, Oregon. If you have any information on other experiences not listed here, please post in the comments … Continue reading Which haunted houses and other experiences are open in Oregon in 2020?

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

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

Oaks Park in Portland cancels 2020 amusement park season

The roller coaster at Oaks Park in Portland, Oregon (photo credit: Oaks Park, via Facebook) For the first time in its 115-year history, the amusement park season at Oaks Park in Portland has been cancelled. "We have made repeated efforts to convey to the state government our ability to operate with the same modifications that … Continue reading Oaks Park in Portland cancels 2020 amusement park season

A few tickets left for the Drive-in Movie Spectacular at the Portland Expo Center

Every summer in August and early September, the parking lot at the Portland Expo Center turns into a drive-in theater. The tickets sell out quick, but there are still a few available for tonight's and tomorrow's movies: Friday, August 21—Girl Fight Saturday, August 22—Destroy All Monsters All shows start at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $35 … Continue reading A few tickets left for the Drive-in Movie Spectacular at the Portland Expo Center

Watch concerts from your car at Car Tunes PDX in August and September

Update, August 24, 2020: I received an email tonight from Ticket Tomato that Car Tunes PDX has been postponed until summer 2021. See my separate post for more details. Car Tunes PDX combines a drive-in movie theater experience with an outdoor summer concert at the Portland International Raceway. Park your car on a grassy field, … Continue reading Watch concerts from your car at Car Tunes PDX in August and September

Purrington’s Cat Lounge in Portland reopens August 20 for takeout only

On Thursday, August 20, Purrington's Cat Lounge will reopen for takeout orders only. They'll sell coffee, pastries, bottles of wine and beer, and some pantry items like oat and almond milk and granola. Order ahead at Purrington's online store and pick up your items Thursday through Sunday, 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Currently, Purrington's Cat … Continue reading Purrington’s Cat Lounge in Portland reopens August 20 for takeout only