Event Ideas/Suggestions

For the Clackamas Crimson Kids to have fun, fun, fun !!!
(Please let me know of any more ideas/suggestions!)

By The Month
Farmer's Markets
Flower Shows
By The Season:
By The Location
More than 1 day events
Online Sites with multiple events

Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Oregon Historical Society
Multnomah Arts Center
Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals
Philip Foster Farm

Misc. Events:
Huber's Restaurant
Enjoy a pre-Thanksgiving luncheon treat at Portland's oldest restaurant.

Deepwood Estates Holiday Tea & Tour
Explore a bit of Salem's past with a holiday visit to historic Deepwood Estate, an 1894 Queen Anne Victorian Home situated on 4 acres of gardens and nature trails, near downtown Salem.
Join us for tea and scones before the tour.

Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals
The Rice Museum is dedicated to passing on the knowledge and pleasure of rocks and minerals.
These beautiful works of nature are available for viewing and study to all who appreciate the Earth sciences.
Join us on this interesting outing and enjoy lunch at the Helvetia Tavern.

City of Books & lunch at PF Chang’s

Tour the Rose Garden & Quarter

Kidd Toy Museum

50 Licks ice cream
Oregon Gardens
Brownsville, OR
2016 St. Patrick’s Day event – Marlene F

Recurring - BY THE MONTH:
--Klamath Basin Winter Wings Festival - A four-day event that occurs every President's Weekend at Oregon Institute of Technology.
--Yard Garden & Patio Show – Portland
--Valentine’s Event?
--Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest (March - May) – Woodburn
--St. Patrick’s Day Party? – March 17
--Forest Grove All Northwest Barber Shop Ballad Contest
--Bulb Farms in Woodland, WA - & Tsugawa Nursery - and lunch
--Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest – Woodburn
--April 05 Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens - Early Plant Show & Sale (1st Saturday)
--Pacific University Luau
--Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens
--Hood River Blossom Festival – (end of month - ?)
--Easter Event?
--Canby Garden Fair - Weekend before Mother's Day
--Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest – Woodburn
--Hulda Klager Lilac Garden & Lunch - Woodland, Washington
--Sauvie Island Nurseries (including Blue Heron?)
--Irvington Home Tour
--Canby Garden Fair - by Clackamas County Master Gardeners
--Mother’s Day Event - Western Culinary Institute?
--Barefoot Quilt Festival at Jenkins Estate
--Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens - Mother's Day Show
--Barn Owl Nursery - Lavender Fest
--Deepwood Estate Tea, Salem - No longer available????
--Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
--4TH of July event?
--Salem Art Fair & Festival - One of Oregon's premier cultural evnets, will celebrate its 58th yr. (2007) on July 20, 21 & 22, in Bush's Pasture Park. This is the largest juried art festival of its kind in the state of Oregon
--Silverton Homes Tour? (No longer available?)
--Cracked Pots Garden Art - McMenamin's Edgefield (Troutdale)
--Salem Art Fair & Festival - July 20-22, 2012 - In Bush's Pasture Park
--Cathlamet Ferry & Berry Patch Restaurant & Shooting Star Lavender Farm - July??
--Swan Island Dahlias
--Oregon City Open Air Antique Fair
--Oregon State Fair - Red Hat Day?
--Cornfield Maze at The Pumpkin Patch – Sauvie Island
--Mt. Angel Octoberfest
--Sisters in Sisters"
--Willamette Living History Tour - 3rd Saturdays of September
--Portland Greek Festival - 1st weekend in Oct. – 3131 N.E. Glisan Street, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
--Hood River Harvest Fest
--Mother-in-law’s Day – 4th Sunday
--Halloween Party?
--NW Women’s Show
--"Tour of Untimely Departures" - Lone Fir Cemetery & McMenamins' Chapel Pub - 430 N Killingsworth St
--Thanksgiving Party?
--The Trail Band - Canby - Friday after Thanksgiving
--The Grotto Festival of Lights
--Portland International Raceway Lights
--Pittock Mansion at Christmas
--America’s Largest Xmas Bazaar
--The Singing Christmas Tree
--The Grotto Christmas Festival of Lights - begins in November
--America’s Largest Xmas Bazaar
--Oregon Symphony – Gospel Christmas
--Providence Festival of Trees & Scanfest @ PSU
--Christmas party?

Flower Shows/Nurseries
--Swan Island Dahlia Festival
--Leach Botanical Gardens
--Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest – Woodburn
--Holland Bulb Farmsin Woodland, WA - & Tsugawa Nursery in Woodland
--Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens
--Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens
- Early Plant Show & Sale: 1st Saturday in April, & Mother's Day Show
--Garland Nursery - Halfway between Corvallis and Albany on Hwy 20
--Bauman's Farm and Garden - Woodburn
--F and B Farms - Woodburn

--Tryon Creek
--Mt. Talbert Nature Park
--Camassia Natural Area
--Cascade Streamwatch Loop Hike & meal at Tollgate Inn

--Clackamas Repertory Theater [CRT] - Clackamas Community College
--New Century Players - Milwaukie, Oregon
--Lakewood Center for the Arts – Lake Oswego
--Mt. Hood Repertory Theatre - Gresham
--Tapestry Theatre -
--Imago Theatre – 17 S,E 8th & Burnside
--Bump in the Road Theatre
--“Hot Flashes, The Musical” - Tickets $20
--Aladdin Theater - Live Music
--The Broadway Rose Theatre Co. - Tigard
--Artists Repertory Theatre – 1516 SW Alder, Portland
--Echo Theatre - 1515 S.E. 37th Ave. -
--Portland Center Stage - 128 NW Eleventh Avenue
--Sylvia's Class Act Dinner Theater - 5115 NE Sandy Blvd, 288-6828, Thu-Sat 8 pm, Sun 7 pm, through Sept 2, $21.95-31.95
--The Empirical Theater at OMSI
--University of Portland's Mock's Crest Theater
--Sandy Actors Theatre - 39181 Pioneer Blvd - Sandy, OR

--Oregon Tea Rooms @ Tea Guide - "Worldwide Tea Directory"
--Oregon Tea Rooms @ Oregon - Great TeaRooms of America
Clackamas/Portland Areas:
--An Olde World Charm Tea House Ashleys– Boring - 31277 SE Us-26, Boring, OR 97009 - (503) 663-1017
--The Doll House Tea Room - Milwaukie - Wed - Fri: 11:00am to 3:30pm
--Broetje HouseMilwaukie
--Cheryl's Cup of Tea - Oregon City - Closed
--Albertina Kerr Center - Portland - 424 NE 22nd Ave, Portland, 97232 - (503) 239-8101
--Foxfire Teas - 4605 NE Fremont St, Portland
--Heathman Hotel Tea Court - Portland
--The Tea Zone - 510 NW 11th Avenue, Portland
--Tao of Tea –3430 SE Belmont Street, Portland
--Kashin-Tei Tea House @ Portland's Japanese Tea Garden - 611 S.W. Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR. 97201 - 503-223-9233
--Tea and Zen - Portland - 1633 S.W. Skyline Blvd, Portland, OR. 97221 - 503-242-1557
--Leach botannical Gardens - Summer English Teas - mid July - Portland - 6704 SE 122 Avenue, Portland, OR 97236
--Lavender Tea House - Sherwood - 340 NW 1ST St - 503-625-4479
--Green Door Antiques & Tearoom – Troutdale - 113 W Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale, OR, 97060-2032 - Phone 503-666-7483 - Hours: Mon-Sat: 10:30am to 5:00pm
--Tea's Me - 1601 B SE RIVER ROAD HILLSBORO OR 97123
Oregon - outside Portland area:
--The Charms of Tea - 333 First Ave W, Albany - 541-928-9475 - M-Sa, 11-4
--Tea & Tomes – 716 NW Beach Drive, Nye Beach, Newport - (541)265-2867
--SerendipiTea - 4660 SE Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR
--LaTeaDa - Tillamook
--Tea Trade Mart - Vancouver - 360-573-0917
--Myrtle's Tea House & Herbery - Ridgefield, Washington - 360-887-9018
--Meadowlark Tea Room - 1803 Main St Vancouver

Oregon Farmers Markets Association:
==Portland Farmer's Markets
--Milwaukie Farmers' Market
--Cedar Mill Farmers Market
--Hillsboro Farmers' Market
--Portland Farmers Market - 1800 SW Broadway at Montgomery
--Beaverton Farmers Market - S.W. Hall Blvd. & Third St.
--Gresham Farmers Market - N.W. Miller Ave. (between 2nd & 3rd streets)
--Hollywood Farmers Market - NW Hancock between 44th and 45th avenues
--Oregon City Farmers Market - 2051 Kaen Road at Beavercreek Road
--Hood River Farmers Market - Asbury Church parking lot - 616 State St
--Canby Farmers Market - NW 1st Avenue between Holly and Grant
--Estacada Farmers Market - 3rd & Broadway
--Alberta Farmers Market - NE 15th & Alberta - Saturdays, 10 - 2 - May - September
--Hillsdale Farmers Market - SW Capitol Hwy & SW Sunset Blvd
--McMinnville Public Market - Cowls Street between Second and Third - Thursday
--Troutdale Farmers & Artists Markets - Saturdays 10 - 2 - year round!

--Portland Underground, Voodoo Donuts, Saturday Market, hot air ballooning, gliders
Progressive dinner, mystery destinations, daughter-granddaughter tea, a murder mystery party, a Halloween costume party, a luau, a casino night, a traditional formal Christmas dinner, a “Death by Chocolate” Valentine party, a PJ party with movies, a Gangster Day, train to ??, A Progressive Dinner
--Cathlamet, WA Ferry & Berry Patch Restaurant & Shooting Star Lavender Farm - July??
--Trappist Abbey - Lafayette, Oregon - Fruitcake production & bookbinding - lunch @ McMennamin's
--Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum
--Mt. Hood Territory

Walking Tours:
Estacada, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie Historial Museums, Old Willamette Walking Tour, Oregon City, Wilsonville, St. John's

Cultural Centers/Galleries:
Lakewood Center for the Arts,
Maiden Bronze Gallery and Foundry -
Damascus Fiber Arts School,

--Chehalis-Centralia Railroad - Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Train & Dinner Train, Dinner Train, Murder Mystery Train, Pumpkin Train, Summer Trains
This vintage 1916 steam train will have rides on 1920s cars pulled by an iimpeccably restored 1916 Baldwin. (summer 2007).
The schedule will run weekends through the end of September and offers two different runs:
A one and one quarter hour 12-mile sojourn through Milburn, goes by varied and beautiful views of wooded forests, old farmsteads, country homes, and tranquil nature sites. Departing at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., the roundtrip excursion runs on Saturdays and Sundays. Space permitting, walk on guests are always welcome. Allow one and one half hours.
--Linn County Covered Bridges Tour - & Novak's Hungarian Restaurant in Albany
--Cathlapotle Plankhouse - on Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge - Eat at Heathman Lodge?
-- Camp 18 - & Seaside
--Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum - In the village of Government Camp - 88900 E. Hwy 26, Business Loop Government Camp, Oregon 97028
Open summer daily 10am-5pm
Exhibits interpret history of winter sports, early exploration, settlement and natural history of Mt Hood
--Pomeroy Living History Farm - Yacolt, OR
        The Pomeroy Living History Farm holds three festivals annually:
        The Herb Festival is held the third full weekend in May,
        the Quilt Festival is the first full weekend in August,
        and the Pumpkin Festival is held the first full weekend in October.
--NORTHWESTREK - Eatonville, WA - 55 miles south of Seattle
        Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is a treasure for wildlife enthusiasts. This 715-acre park has a little bit of everything: lakes, trails, meadows and plenty of animals. Northwest Trek is home to more than 200 North American animals.
--Wolf Haven - Tenino, Washington
        April - September, Wolf Haven International is open six days a week, Wednesday thru Monday. Tours are every hour on the hour from 10am to 3pm except for Sunday which is 12pm-3pm.
--Oregon's Winston Wildlife Safari - A 600-acre facility that lets visitors drive their vehicles through the grounds while viewing free-roaming wildlife.
        See bighorn sheep, deer, Roosevelt elk, woodland caribou, mountain goats, bison and more up close from comfortable trams while touring the free-roaming area. Walk forested pathways to view grizzlies, black bears, wolves, bobcats, lynx, cougars, owls, eagles and wetland animals in beautiful natural exhibits. Five miles of nature trails await exploration and the Cheney Discovery Center offers exciting hands-on experiences.
--Jenkins Estate - 8005 SW Grabhorn Road, Aloha
        Spooktacular, Oct - Chocolate Fantasy, Feb - Barefoot Quilt Festival May
--Pittock Mansion
--Willamette Shore Trolley - Lake Oswego to Portland
--Baker Cabin - Carver, Oregon
        Summer 2006: Open every other Saturday from 11am to 3pm;
        June 24th, 2006; July 8th & 22nd, 2006; August 5th & 19th, 2006; September 2nd, 2006
--Miniature Golf - (2 for 1 in Entertainment Book)
--Spring trip to beach
        House rentals-->Roads End - Lincoln City
--Mardi Gras on Mississippi Avenue - February 28, 2007 - Yearly
--Walking Tour of street sculptures in Lake Oswego & lunch
--"Sisters in Sisters" - End of September
        Stay at McMenamins B&B in Bend? "St Francis School"?
--Cathlapotle Plankhouse
        &/or Ridgefield Bird Refuge - 360-887-106 - Norma guides here - Winery close by to have lunch
--Feb. ?? - Langley Murder Mystery & Cruise - From Seattle, you can hop aboard the Victoria Clipper III for a cruise to beautiful South Whidbey Island and join the people of Langley in an interactive play about an unsolved murder. $33/adult
--Cedar Creek Grist Mill - near Woodland, WA - (George Fountain, tour guide, 360-225-5832)
--Bonneville Hot Springs Resort
--Local Parades
--Mystery Trips! Meet at a central location & carpool to 'the event'!!
--Pajama party - overnight?
--Mother/Daughter/Granddaughter outting?
--Game nights - bunko?
--Sternwheeler Cruise of Columbia (after lunch at Timberline Lodge?)
--Shopping & lunch in Aurora
--The Oregon Garden
--MacCaw Landing Wildlife Refuge, 8850 NE Levee Rd. tours daily at noon, 2 and 4 by reservation; $5.00 donation requested; (suggested by Noreen Telisman)
--Lampshade Hat making
--Red Hat Pin making - little hats that are created by melting styrofoam cups in the oven - (put on a cookie sheet and set oven to 250 degrees - watch them closely. Once they start to melt they go quickly. You can stop whenever they have achieved the shape you want. They take on quite different shapes so each is an original. You can then paint them red and decorate them with feathers, ribbons, beads, etc. Magnets could be glued to the bottom as well.
--Guide Dogs for the Blind Graduation - Boring - Graduations are held one Saturday each month. (Plus lunch at ? - Mt. View golf Course on Kelso Rd.? - 503-663-4869)
--First Thursday/Pearl District
--Reduations for pink hatters turning 50 :)
--Maryhill Museum & Stonehenge - ~100 miles east of Portland
--Mount Hood Railroad - dinner or brunch train - murder mystery dinner train
--Bowling – Milwaukie bowl?:
--Night at Timberline Lodge?
--Picnic & hike in Forest Park
--Mt. St. Helens – (overnight?)
--Portland Saturday Market - 1st weekend of March through Dec. 24 – Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-4:30
--OMSI & Omnimax Theatre
--The Oregon Garden - May-September: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. October-April: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m
--Leach Botanical Gardens - Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00am-4:00pm, Sunday, 1:00-4:00pm
--Tryon Creek State Park - 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd
--Picnic & hike at Silver Creek Falls
--Hot Air Ballooning! - several companies in the Portland area
--Wine Tasting (via limo? : )
--Japanese Gardens / Rose Gardens
--Portland Art Museum
--Oregon Historical Society
--Events in Silverton, Oregon

By Location:
--Vernonia - shops & a museum
--Yamhill - another great antique place for a day trip.
--Mt. Hood Cultural Center - Government Camp
--Damascus Fiber Arts School - Housed in a two-room schoolhouse over a century old, the Damascus Fiber Arts School offers continuing classes in the art and craft of handwoven tapestry. Most students weave on Navajo style looms, using traditional wooden tools. Tapestry artist Audrey Moore, who owns the school, has taught Navajo weaving in this building for over thirty years. Audrey and assistant Terry Olson teach tapestry classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
--Albany - Poet's Garden - 36441 SE Harber Rd., Albany, OR 97322 - ph 541-926-5233 - Tues - Sat, 10AM to 5PM
--Oregon City - Walk with the Spirits
McLouglin Neighborhood Tour - Fri & Sat at 7:30 & 9:30 PM - June 29 & Sept. 29, & Nightly in Oct.
Cost: $12/pp
Tours are 2 hrs. & cover 20 blocks of the historic McLoughlin neighborhood.
Tours start & end at the Ermatinger House at 6th & John Adams in Historic Oregon City.
Downtown Oregon City Tour - Fri & Sat at 8:00, 9:00 & 10:00 PM - June 29 & Sept. 29 & Nightly in Oct.
Cost: $8/pp
Tours are 1 hr & cover 20 blocks of historic downtown Oregon City.
Tours start & end at the base of the Oregon City Elevator on Railroad Ave.



--AURORA - Ferguson's Fragrant Nursery & Aurora Monnier's Gardens - +++++
--Cathlapotle Plankhouse - on Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge - Eat at Heathman Lodge?
--Wolf Haven - Tenino, Washington
        April - September, Wolf Haven International is open six days a week, Wednesday thru Monday. Tours are every hour on the hour from 10am to 3pm except for Sunday which is 12pm-3pm.

--Belle of the Falls - One-hour excursions will take you to the mouth of the Locks, which was the first multi-lift navigational locks built in the U.S., and up as close as one can get to the mighty Willamette Falls itself, where the width of the river free falls more than 40 feet.
        Adults $15 [2007]
--Lane & Linn County Covered Bridges Tour - & Novak's Hungarian Restaurant in Albany
--Mount Hood Railroad - dinner or brunch train - murder mystery dinner train
--Cathlapotle Plankhouse - on Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge - Eat at Heathman Lodge?
--Wolf Haven - Tenino, Washington
        April - September, Wolf Haven International is open six days a week, Wednesday thru Monday. Tours are every hour on the hour from 10am to 3pm except for Sunday which is 12pm-3pm.
--NORTHWESTREK - Eatonville, WA - 55 miles south of Seattle
        Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is a treasure for wildlife enthusiasts. This 715-acre park has a little bit of everything: lakes, trails, meadows and plenty of animals. Northwest Trek is home to more than 200 North American animals.
--Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center - Stevensen, Washington - 48 miles east of Vancouver
-- Camp 18 - & Seaside
--Oregon Zoo Music Concerts

--Beach? Levenworth? Ashland? Hood River? Seattle? Jacksonville? Astoria? Bend?
--Train to Seattle - overnight
--Mt. St. Helens – (overnight?)

--Hidden Portland
--PDX Stump
--Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory
--End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
--Boat trips from Seattle, Everett or Portland to ???
--My Portland Online
--All-Oregon - Events by the month
--Oregon Bazaar Fairs
--Oregon Garden Events
--Oregon Convention Center Events
--Fairview-Rockwood-Wilkes Historical Society

--Vancouver - beads, stamps, cards & paper - "Mint Tea" shop at 2306 Main Street in uptown Village

RESTAURANTS - there are so many good ones! :)
--Cadillac Cafe for breakfast (1801 NE Broadway)
--The Viewpoint - Corbett
--Western Culinery Institute - Lunch/mother's day/valentine's day
--Rheinlander Restaurant - 5035 NE Sandy Blvd.
--Stone Cliff Inn - Carver
--Clark College in Vancouver - good spot for lunch - Monday buffet $4.95 (for reservations in dining room call 360-992-2177
--Vancouver, WA - Boppin Bo's malt Shop & Grill (360-883-4900) in Winco Shopping Mall - great 50's theme with huge hamburgers & real ice cream shakes
--Otto & Anita's - 3025 SW Canby St
--Gustav's - 12605 S.E. 97th Ave., Clackamas, Oregon
--Sam's Restaurant - The Monarch Hotel - 12566 Se 93rd Ave, Clackamas, OR
Albertina's Restaurant - 424 NE 22nd Ave - Albertina’s Restaurant, offering three-course lunches served Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
--Rivershore Bar & Grill - 1900 Clackamette Drive, Oregon City
--The Old Spaghetti Factory
--Hubers - since 1879 - 411 SW 3rd.
--Portland City Grill
Red Robe Tea House – NW 3rd & Davis – see .doc in RH file
Sayler’s Old Country Kitchen - 10519 SE Stark St, Portland
Fifty Licks Ice Cream - 2021 Southeast Clinton Street #101, Portland, OR 97202
        Monday-Thursday 3-10
        Friday 3-11, Saturday noon-11, Sunday noon-10
Oswego Grill – 2 locations, Wilsonville & L.O. – both just off I-5
Tippy Canoe – Troutdale
Pok Pok – Thai – winner of James Beard Foundation Award of Excellence – Best Chef in NW in 2011
The Melting Pot – fondue - 1025 SW 6th Ave, Portland
Marks on the Channel – 34326 Johnson Landing Rd, Scappose, OR 97056
Clark Lewis Restaurant - 1001 se water avenue at taylor
Country Cat Resaurant - 7937 SE Stark, Portland
Vinotopia at Forest Park – 2037 NW Miller Rd – Forest Heights
Bread and Ink Café - 3610 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland
Prime Rib and Chocolate Cake Restaurant at Lloyd Center
Dar Essalam - Wilsonville: Owners Abdellah and Dee Elhabbassi dreamed of opening a Moroccan restaurant in the U.S.
        They moved to Morocco for a year and a half specifically to study the best recipes, techniques and cooking secrets.
Canby Asparagus Farm/Casa de Tamales - 10605 SE Main St, Milwaukie
Yen Ha Vietnamese - 820 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland
Podnah's Pit BBQ - Willamette Week Restaurant of the week 2011
        1625 NE Killingsworth St
Paragon Portland in the Pearl
Southpark Seafood - 901 SW Salmon Street, Portland
Khun Pic's Bahn Thai - 3429 SE Belmont St, Portland



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