The Rose Festival and Fleet Week are well into their way and the Grand Floral Parade kicks off at 10am tomorrow. For those attending, seats will already be scouted out this evening by some that will be camping overnight. With that said, if you are looking for good seats you will surely want to arrive early. For all of those that have other activities scheduled, be sure to plan your travel routes accordingly as traffic will be strongly affected.
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Enjoy the sunshine while it’s still here! I hate to even mention the “r” word but yes- it is likely to begin raining early next week. So get outside, put down the remote and do something special. Take a stroll around the Waterfront Esplanade and grab some eats at Saturday Market. How about weekend brunch at Screen Door? Or a good micro beer on the large patio at the Green Dragon? Climb Mount Tabor, go hiking in the Gorge, sit on the banks of the Clackamas River, drive to Mt. Hood or get to the Oregon Coast.
For those living here at Indigo @ twelve|west I say get up to the roof and fire up the grills- get some burgers cooking and bring the potato salad, invite a few friends and enjoy the warmth of the fire pits as the sun sets. Cheers!
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!
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.
Hey Portland! It’s always a great day when you get a break from the rain- wouldn’t you agree (even if only for a few hours)? Also a good reminder that it’s officially Spring and time to start thinking about new goals. So I challenge you Portlanders- what’s next for you? How will you achieve those goals you’ve been after? What are places you’ve never been? How many times did you get out to the Coast or enjoy the mountain rivers last year?
Now is a great time to think about your next adventures and plan accordingly. Some thoughts? Try going out to the John Day River and enjoy some good old bass fishing. Or how about floating down the Clackamas River with some friends? Some small ideas to get the wheels turning.
Next on the list, go to the Scenic Gorge and spend a night or two in Hood River. It’s easy to sit back and watch the kite boarders go by while sitting down at the Events Site and enjoying a Gorge Burger at the SANDBARcafe. Feeling even more adventurous? How’s about giving it a go yourself? Take lessons and get out on the water by trying out windsurfing or kayaking. Pick fresh pears, apples and berries at the local farms. On the way back- drive Highway 35 and enjoy the lush beauty of Mt Hood’s National Forest.
Get those wheels turning Portland and get ready for Summer Fun! One of the best opportunities to fully discover what Oregon’s about! Dry Desert, Green Forests, Famers Markets, Mountian Rivers, Coastlines and just about every outdoor adventure you could possibly dream up in 2 hour car trip! Cheers!
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A Conversation between Jessica Helfand and Kate-Bingaman Burt
Thursday, June 16, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm, Doors at 6:30 pm, The Sapphire Room at INDIGO @ twelve | west, 430 SW 13th Avenue, Portland, Oregon
Find out more! If you are a resident of Indigo @ twelve|west, please get in touch with your concierge staff for special ticket offers.
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!
Check out the upcoming production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, a play by Dale Wasserman from the Ken Kesey Novel, Directed by Rose Riordan at Portland Center Stage. Showing February 22 through March 27, 2011. Performance times: Tuesday – Sunday evenings at 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00pm, and Thursday matinees at noon. Find out More.
Check out Tracey Lett’s latest production, Superior Donuts showing at the Artists Repertory Theatre January 4, 2011 through February 6, 2011. “Sprinkled with chuckles and glazed with connections, Superior Donuts tells the story of how friendship is not confectionary but a human treat that when established, satiates and fills the heart” -Via Artists Repertory Theatre, read more.
“This winter event held February the 4th and 5th 2011 is a celebration of all things Oregon, but most specifically our wonderful Oregon seafood and wines. Scheduled in the quiet of winter, and smack dab in the middle of the Dungeness Crab season, it promises to be a popular event in Portland, the gateway to the Oregon coast and the Oregon wine country. The event will be a very upscale yet festive event at the Oregon Convention Center, promising a climate-controlled facility with lots of on-site and surrounding parking”. -Via Portland Seafood and Wine Festival