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

Eugene Ballet shortens 2020-2021 season, cancels touring

The view of the curtain at a previous performance of The Nutcracker by the Eugene Ballet in the Silva Concert Hall at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) The Eugene Ballet, founded in 1978, is the largest touring ballet company in the nation. During the holidays, they … Continue reading Eugene Ballet shortens 2020-2021 season, cancels touring

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

Plenty of tickets left for the Lee Farms Sunflower Harvest Festival this weekend in Tualatin, Oregon

Photos by Cheryl Landes I found out about this event last night and checked it out today. More than 100,000 sunflowers are in bloom at Lee Farms in Tualatin, Oregon, this month. The farm is open Friday through Sunday until August 30 for the public to wander through the fields, pick flowers to take home, … Continue reading Plenty of tickets left for the Lee Farms Sunflower Harvest Festival this weekend in Tualatin, Oregon

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

Sublimity Harvest Festival hosts Pull-in Movie on August 22

The Sublimity Harvest Festival was postponed this year because of COVID-19, but that didn't stop organizers from finding activities that everyone could enjoy. The latest event in The Grounds 2020 Events Series is tomorrow night (Saturday, August 22). It's called a Pull-in Movie, which will be held at the festival grounds at 11880 Sublimity Road … Continue reading Sublimity Harvest Festival hosts Pull-in Movie on August 22