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

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

Schreiner’s Iris Gardens planning to reopen display gardens this spring

The Reckless Abandon iris from Schreiner's Iris Gardens in Salem, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) In the years before COVID-19 gripped the world, Shreiner's Iris Gardens in Salem, Oregon, hosted an iris festival during bloom season in May, in conjunction with KeizerFEST. Their iris fields and display gardens were open during that time. Last year's … Continue reading Schreiner’s Iris Gardens planning to reopen display gardens this spring