Tree Lighting Ceremony presented by SmartPark

Everyone come officially kick-off the holiday season at the Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Square in downtown Portland the day after Thanksgiving on Fri., Nov. 25 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. As usual Stimson Lumber Co. will provide the exquisite, 75-foot tree. After the lighting, merchants invite visitors to stop in for some shopping, dining or drinking.


Know Your City Offers Free Tours of Portland

If you appreciate full-frontal fun with your Portland, Oregon history, tap into one of Know Your City’s free walking tours offered May through the middle of September. The only nonprofit organization leading walking tours in downtosn Portland, visitors have a choice of four different tours: A People’s History of Portland, Sing a Song of Portland […]


Albany Civic Theater to start 65th Season

The Albany Civic Theater (ACT) is one of the oldest, best-known community theaters in Oregon. Located “between the bridges” at 111 First Ave. W. in historic downtown Albany, ACT will kick-off its 65th season with “Noises Off” and “A Lion in Winter.” It is close to fine restaurants, cafes and pubs, and has ample free […]

Art Culture Events Oregon

Don’t Miss the 40th Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

Don’t Miss the 40th Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show Sisters, Oregon (aka “Sisters Country”) is a wonderland of lakes, mountains and rivers, a paradise for hikers, flyfishermen, paddlers, mountain bikers, birders, skiers andhorseback riders. From the sagebrush of the high desert to the magnificent forests on the flanks of the Cascades, you’ll find a lifetime’s worth of exploration and adventure. But that’s not […]

Books Things To See

Eat your berries

Wild berries are abundant throughout the Pacific Northwest. In their book “Wild Berries of Washington and Oregon,” T. Abe Lloyd and Fiona Hamersley Chambers tell you where and how to find wild berries, when they are in season, and how best to enjoy them. Lloyd and Chambers describe 200 berries and berry-like fruits, from the […]