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

Sand Island Sandcastle Competition August 13-15 near St. Helens, Oregon

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay Watch award-winning sandcastle carvers create their sand art pieces and vote for your favorite at the Sand Island Sandcastle Carving Competition Friday-Sunday, August 13-15. Look for highlights and other surprises hidden in the carvings. If you'd like to try your hand at sand carving, free classes are available on Saturday, … Continue reading Sand Island Sandcastle Competition August 13-15 near St. Helens, Oregon

Let Freedom Bells Ring celebration July 4 in St. Helens, Oregon

Fireworks over the Columbia River in St. Helens, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) Let Freedom Bells Ring celebrates the 245th birthday of the United States in St. Helens, Oregon. The day's events start Sunday, July 4, at 1:30 p.m. at the Columbia County Courthouse Plaza, 230 Strand Street, and ends with a fireworks show over … Continue reading Let Freedom Bells Ring celebration July 4 in St. Helens, Oregon

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?

Portland’s Christmas Ships Fleet announces 2020 parade schedule

Santa's reindeeer ride the waves during a Christmas Ships Fleet parade on the Columbia River (photo by Cheryl Landes) Update, December 4, 2020: All meet-and-greets have been cancelled this year due to COVID. The sailings continue as planned, except the Columbia River fleet will not go into Hayden Bay this year. The 2020 schedule for … Continue reading Portland’s Christmas Ships Fleet announces 2020 parade schedule