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Old Town Portland Remains a To-See Destination

The area where Portland started in Old Town and Old Town Chinatown  is just as vital today as some 100 years ago. It is home to some of the city’s most beloved attractions, nightlife options and art galleries. MUST-SEES Constructed of materials shipped directly from Suzhou, China, Lan Su Chinese Garden is considered one of the most […]

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Discovery awaits on the Long Beach Peninsula

I love to visit the Long Beach Peninsula, located about 3 hours from Seattle and an hour from Portland, Ore. I usually visit during the winter holidays as a great getaway from the rush of shopping and spending. But Long Beach is a wonderful destination any time of year. Named one of ‘America’s Favorite Beach […]

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Dino lovers of all ages will adore Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train

If you are looking for the perfect post-Valentine’s Day activity for your dinosaur-adoring kids or grandkids, please consider a big day downtown to attend STG (Seattle Theatre Group) Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure at The Paramount Theatre on February 15, 2015. It sounds like a wonderful ride. Here is how event is described: Come […]

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Seattle’s Sendak/Stowell ‘Nutcracker’ to see last season in 2014

November 28–December 28, 2014 Music: Peter According to an article by Seattle Times Reporter Moira Macdonald, this is the last year the Pacific Northwest Ballet will use the staging by Maurice Sendak/Kent Stowell for the “Nutcracker.” It will be replaced in 2015 with a new version using George Balanchine’s 1954 choreography and new costumes and sets […]

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Santa Runs Tacoma Dec.13, 2014

Santa Runs Tacoma Dec.13, 2014 It’s time for the 6th Annual Santa Runs Tacoma half-marathon, 10K, 5K and Kids Marathon on Sat., Dec. 13, starting at 9 a.m. This year the race starts at A Street and 10th, winds through a brand new race course that includes the Murray Morgan Bridge and finishes at the […]

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Underground tours offer history with a twist

Bill Speidel’s underground tour is a leisurely, guided walking tour beneath Seattle’s sidewalks and streets. As you roam the subterranean passages that once were the main roadways and first-floor storefronts of old downtown Seattle, our guides regale you with the stories our pioneers didn’t want you to hear. It’s history with a twist! The tour […]

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Pittock Mansion parallels growth of Portland

The Pittock Mansion was home to Portland pioneers Henry and Georgiana Pittock from 1914 to 1919. During the late 1800s and the early 1900s, their lives and work paralleled the growth of Portland from a small Northwest town site to a thriving city with a quarter million population. With its eclectic architectural design and richly […]

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Museum displays Macklemore & Ryan Lewis costumes

SEATTLE—Several prominent Macklemore & Ryan Lewis costumes and props are now on display at EMP Museum. Exclusive to EMP, a special section in the exhibit dedicated to the four-time Grammy-winning duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will include the actual fur coats worn in the Thrift Shop video; The Heist flag, Macklemore’s fur jacket and wolf […]

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Dinosaurs roar to life at OMSI

Portland, Ore.– Stare the mighty T. rex in the eye this summer at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)—and it might just blink back. Featuring animatronic dinosaurs and complete skeletons, Dinosaurs Unearthed uses the latest in fossil evidence to take a captivating look at the dinosaurs’ fascinating—and feathered—history. Set amongst naturalistic indoor landscapes, […]