The sunshine is out in Portland and the weather is looking good this week. A good reason to get outdoors and soak it up! Get out and support your local community by visiting one of Portland’s Farmers Markets. Now is the time to pick up some vegetables or starts for the garden. Check out your local Farmers Market and enjoy!
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Voted Portland’s favorite pet event, Doggie Dash is a blocks-long pet festival where you can have fun with or without your four-legged friends. Help animals in need and join the festivites at Waterfront Park when cars are banned from Naito Blvd. for the 25th Annual Doggie Dash benefiting the Oregon Human Society.
Do you enjoy artwork? If so, this weekend is the perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy Portland’s 8th Annual SE Area Art Walk happening March 5 & 6 from 10am to 5pm. Over 200 artists will be showing their work with an array of mediums from photography to sculpture. This event is free. Find out more!
Photo Courtesy of City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.
“Urban Growth Bounty’s new season of classes expands your knowledge about growing abundant fruit and vegetables, raising chickens and bees, improving your soil and yard, and making delicious cheese. The classes are taught by Portland experts and will make 2011 a more sustainable, healthier year for the earth, your family and your budget”. -Via Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.
Photo provided by Hood River’s Fruit Loop.
“Fun festivities for the whole family in an open air setting! The Hood River Valley Harvest Fest takes place outdoors in large event tents on the Hood River Waterfront overlooking the Columbia River. Each year, more than 25,000 people wind their way through a bounty of festivities. Freshly harvested fruits and vegetables from the world class orchards and farms of the Hood River Valley. Over 100 art and craft vendors and local artists displaying their hand-crafted merchandise just in time for the holiday season”.- Via Hood River Harvest Festival.
Hood River Harvest Festival held October 15 through October 17, find out more!
October is the perfect time to visit the Pumpkin Patch and explore the Outdoor Maize. With lush landscapes and family farms, one is sure to experience an enjoyable outing. The Pumpkin Patch has an animal barn, maize, fresh produce market, free hayrides, cafe and more. Visit The Pumpkin Patch for more information.
Photo Courtesy of Banana Republic.
Too busy to buy the latest Fall trends? Then plan to attend the Fall Fashion & Beauty Shopping Party with Personal Stylist- Kevin Lennox. Several downtown retailers are setting up shop in a penthouse at Indigo to bring the residents a private night of fashion, beauty and wine tasting exclusively for the residents of Indigo.
Come and check out all the stylish finds and free perks including- personal styling, hand and arm massages, makeup and hair touch-ups, wine tastings, and more! Held in Indigo’s Penthouse Suite 2101 on Tuesday September 28 from 7pm to 9pm. Participating vendors include Banana Republic, Viridian, Jo Malone, Nordstrom, Covet, Prima and Moule.
Photo Courtesy of Hood River’s Fruit Loop
Hood River’s Fruit Loop Celebrates Pears, September 18 & 19, 2010.
“Hood River Valley is famous throughout the nation and the world for its wonderful pears. Autumn is the perfect time to take a leisurely drive on the back roads of the Hood River Valley, the largest pear growing region in the U.S. During the peak of pear harvest, fruit stands and attractions all along the valley’s scenic Fruit Loop celebrate with special activities. Sample more than 18 varieties of pears, enjoy pear desserts, artisan foods, a glass of pear wine, live music, a corn maze, and more”. -Find out more from Hood River’s Fruit Loop .
Photo Courtesy of Portland’s Lan Su Chinese Gardens
“In September, Lan Su Chinese Garden turns ten and we’re celebrating with a series of cultural activities and as a special gift for all visitors, we’re offering 2 for 1 admissionall month long! On our anniversary of September 14, we’ll have a celebratory Chinese lion dance and tastings of shou tou—the longevity peach pastry, the Chinese equivalent to birthday cake”. -Visit Lan Su Chinese Gardens to find out more.
MusicFest NW is just around the corner, happening September 8 through September 11. Get out Portland and enjoy music, get your groove on, attend an array of venues, scout out new tunes, and explore the vast music scene Portland so graciously offers!