Haystack at Canon Beach
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Oregon’s top four attractions

Caption: Haystack rock is a dominant sight in Canon Beach. Credit: -TravelOregon.com (photographer: Joni Kabana) Beautiful Columbia River Gorge Editor’s note:  Between May 24 and Sept. 5, 2022, a timed-access permit will be required for each personal vehicle driven on the Historic Columbia River Highway from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. between Vista House and […]

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Light up your night garden

Classic Caption:  Enjoy an after-dark glow on your patio or deck with retro Edison-bulb solar lights. Photo credit:  Photo courtesy of Gardener’s Supply Company/gardeners.com by Melinda Myers Enjoy your garden and landscape once the sun sets with strategically placed and attractive landscape lighting. Select the best type of light that complements your garden design and […]

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Blame climate change for more allergies?

Type/classic Caption: If you’ve noticed your allergies getting worse in recent years, climate change may indeed be to blame. Credit: Pavel Danilyuk, Pexels.com. Dear EarthTalk: Could climate change really be making my allergies worse?–– L. Pulaski, New Bern, NC Pollen may be an unfortunate contributor to poor health in the first place, but there are […]

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Russia’s war on Ukraine creates environmental havoc

Type/Classic Caption: Russia’s war on the Ukraine is creating untold environmental mayhem in the form of air, water and soil pollution. Credit: Manhhai, FlickrCC. Dear EarthTalk: What kind of environmental toll is Russia’s war on Ukraine taking?— James P., Philadelphia, PA Russia’s war on Ukraine is one of the worst humanitarian crises facing Europe since […]

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Creating a Garden in the Shade

Type/Classic Photo caption: Bugbane’s white spires of flowers will provide some height to the shady areas in the landscape. Photo credit:  photo courtesy of MelindaMyers.com by Melinda Myers Don’t let limited sunlight stop you from growing a beautiful garden. Make the most of shady locations with proper plant selection and design strategies.  Start the season with […]

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Portland Farmers Market

The Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University will be open every Saturday, year-round. April through October hours are 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. November through March hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Market at PSU is located in Downtown Portland in the South Park Blocks between SW College & Montgomery Streets. Portland […]

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May is Wine Month in Willamette Valley

During the months of April, May and June the Willamette Valley is “in bloom” with brilliant gardens, budding vines and clear skies. At the center of it all is the long-running Memorial Weekend in Wine Country event, now expanded to include the entire month of May. Wineries open their doors to welcome the return of vibrant colors to […]

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Attractions Northwest Events Oregon

First Thursday in the Pearl

First Thursday in the Pearl starts May 5 in Portland. Started in 1986, First Thursday in the Pearl is a district-wide celebration that occurs on the first Thursday of each month. Originally a gathering of art collectors and dealers, the celebration has grown to a monthly event of over ten thousand people that includes art enthusiasts, […]

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Featured Outdoor Activities Washington

Dozer Day coming to Clark County Fairgrounds

Kids get to hop into heavy, construction equipment and operate the machines guided by in-cab, experienced equipment operators during Dozer Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 14-15 at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Ridgefield, Washington. Big kids over the age of 12 will be able to test additional machines that are safe to […]

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Seattle is number 2 Memorial Day travel destination

Caption: Covered in monumental artworks, this award-winning nine-acre sculpture park on the waterfront is Seattle’s largest downtown green space and is just one mile north of the Seattle Art Museum. AAA Travel booking data shows that reservations for flights, rental cars, cruises and hotels for Memorial Day are up 122% over last year. With the […]