Bubble Run at the Portland International Raceway October 16

Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay I just found out about this event, which looks like a lot of fun. If you're interested, register by midnight tonight (October 15). From the pictures I saw on the website, it appears that runners have a great time running through a lot of bubbles. The forecast is calling for … Continue reading Bubble Run at the Portland International Raceway October 16

Alberta Rose Theatre reopening September 15

After a closure of 18 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alberta Rose Theatre is returning to in-person performances on Wednesday, September 15. Strict safety protocols will be in place to protect attendees from becoming exposed to the virus. Proof of vaccination at least 14 days before the date of the show you're attending … Continue reading Alberta Rose Theatre reopening September 15

Oregon Symphony hosts free Waterfront Concert in Portland September 4

A view of the Willamette River from Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) After a four-year break, the Oregon Symphony returns to Waterfront Park on Saturday, September 4, for its free Waterfront Concert. The festival starts at 1 p.m. at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon. The main performance starts at … Continue reading Oregon Symphony hosts free Waterfront Concert in Portland September 4

Try new experiences at RiverPlay! on August 28 in Eugene

A trail along the Willamette River in Eugene, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) Climb aboard a fire rescue boat. Conduct a group of symphony musicians. Try your hand at fly fishing. Learn how to throw a lifeline on a simulated whitewater rafting rescue. Watch traditional and modern Indigenous performances. These are only a few of … Continue reading Try new experiences at RiverPlay! on August 28 in Eugene

2021 Northwest Art & Air Festival cancels in Albany, Oregon

Photo by Cheryl Landes Every year on the last Friday and Saturday in August, hot air balloonists from around the world gather at Timber-Linn Park in Albany, Oregon, to fly around the area. Artists also come to show and sell their work, along with food vendors. Musicians are here as well, performing live for hundreds … Continue reading 2021 Northwest Art & Air Festival cancels in Albany, Oregon

The 2021 Oregon State Fair is on for late August-early September

Earlier this year, officials weren't sure whether an in-person Oregon State Fair could be held in Salem in 2021 because of the COVID pandemic. But now, there's good news: It's on! The 2021 fair starts Friday, August 27, and ends Monday, September 6 (Labor Day). Tickets are now on sale online for fair entry and … Continue reading The 2021 Oregon State Fair is on for late August-early September

The 2021 Scandinavian Festival in Junction City through August 15

The Dala horse at the Scandinavian Festival in Junction City, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) On the second weekend in August, Junction City celebrates its Scandinavian heritage in Oregon's southern Willamette Valley with four days packed with mouth-watering traditional foods, performances by international dance troupes, storytelling, and craft demonstrations. And there are plenty of opportunities … Continue reading The 2021 Scandinavian Festival in Junction City through August 15

2021 Art in the Pearl Fine Arts & Crafts Festival Labor Day weekend in Portland

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay More than 100 artists from the U.S. and Canada will be at the 2021 Art in the Pearl Fine Arts & Crafts Festival Saturday-Monday, September 4-6, in Portland. Browse original art, talk to the artists, watch demonstrations, and enjoy live music. Art Fair Source Book has named Art in the … Continue reading 2021 Art in the Pearl Fine Arts & Crafts Festival Labor Day weekend in Portland