Beyond Bizarre Ghost Tour - If you've seen the "Ghost Hunters", "Ghost Adventures", or "Paranormal State" TV shows and liked it, then this is the right adventure for you! Unexplained mysteries, ghostly adventures, and spooky stories abound on the “Beyond Bizarre” tour. If you like the paranormal, weird, or wacky, let these tour guides guide you through an evening of adventure. All people of all faiths and backgrounds, including skeptics, are welcomed.
At the start of the tour, you are handed real ghost hunting equipment just like that used by professionals and on TV. You then set out visiting known ghostly places and getting behind the scenes into what hauntings are all about. Unlike other ghost tours, this is not a theatrical performance where lanterns are carried and your guides are dressed up in period costumes. It's a true view into the reality of paranormal investigations, the equipment and techniques are used by professonals, and how they separate the truth from the hoaxes.
Butte Creek Falls for a picnic and and a dip in the swimming hole. This is the first of three significant waterfalls on Butte Creek accessible along the Butte Creek Falls trail system. The Upper falls drop over a wide, uniform and extremely undercut ledge into a large pool below. Paths lead behind the falls into the deep grotto from the trail near the falls. The undercut is so deep that boaters who run this waterfall can even paddle THROUGH the falls. The falls are accessed via an excellent trail system, built by the Oregon State Department of Forestry, which has set aside a chunk of land surrounding the falls for protection, which is nice to see, after driving through the massive clear-cuts en route to the falls.
Enchanted Forest - Children find a world of fantasy in the beautiful lush forest of this land of enchantment, also home of the Big Timber Log Ride, the biggest log ride in the NW. Enjoy Western Town, Summer Comedy Theater, English Village, Fasntasy Fountains water-light show and kiddy and adult rides for the entire family's enjoyment. Gift shops, food, charming picnic areas and more. Click Here for more details.
Festival of Balloons in Tigard - weekend events include a carnival, good food, 5K run, car show and of course morning hot air ballooon launches and NW Natural Night Glow. Click Here for more details.
Forest Grove's Concours d'Elegance features over 300 classic cars, trucks, motorcycles and other autos from the Pacific Northwest and beyond, as well as musical stage acts and tasty summer treats that make it fun for the whole family. Proceeds from the Concours d'Elegance help fund scholarships and local charity projects. Click Here for more detailed information.
4th of July Astoria
The area of Astoria and Warrenton is a nationally significant historic region at the western end of the Lewis & Clark Trail. Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies; a place that takes visitors back to simpler times, its architecture dominated by hundreds of Victorian homes clinging to steep wooded hillsides and with a revitalized 1920s era downtown; all set against a backdrop of tremendous natural beauty in the temperate rain forest at the mouth of the Columbia River. Visitors have an opportunity to escape into an appealing, intriguing past. Unspoiled and generally uncrowded, Astoria and Warrenton nonetheless have several first-class interpretive attractions including Fort Clatsop, the Columbia River Maritime Museum, the Flavel House, Fort Stevens State Park, the Astoria Riverfront Trolley and the Astoria Column. The area has an extraordinary sense of place and feeling of history.
Gearhart - Everyone's got a favorite beach in Oregon for one reason or another. This summer our focus is on the charming and secluded coastal community of Geahart. Envision Angela Landsbury riding through town on a beach bike with a basket full of flowers. There's an old fashioned ice cream shop, a gourmet restaurant, general store, gift shops and plenty of motels, hotels and vacation rentals set on a backdrop of pristine beaches that rival the expanse and ambiance of those one finds in the The Hamptons. Click Here for more details.
Glowing Green Minature Golf - A Pirate Island Adventure Themed minature golf course packed with a ton of animated sets with adventure sounds, but the wildest thing is the cool 3-D Ultraviolet blacklight art. Click Here for more details.
Kah-Nee-Ta Resort, Casino and Spa offers a variety of accommodations from suites and private view balcony rooms in the Lodge to Village suites and teepees and even a full-service RV Park. Every option is close to all the fun and diverse activities available at Kah-Nee-Ta. Click Here for more details.
Malibu Raceway is a state of the art facility dedicated to racing and competition. Enjoy one of three different styles of race cars. High powered indy style cars for adults, two-seater cars and even cars for the kids. They also have batting cages for all skill levels, a game room, the Pit Stop Snack Bar and great package deals. Check 'em out! Click Here
Maryhill Winery Concerts at the Ampitheater - what a spectacular line-up this year; Earth Wind and Fire, Chris Isaak, Allison Krauss & Union Station and Huey Lews & The News.
PDX Adult Soapbox Derby - Once a year a brave group of racers convene on the daunting slopes of Mt. Tabor to test their metal to their mettle, spill their blood, or even worse, spill their BEER. This unique community of thrill seekers pays homage to the city's volcano that allows these rebels to tickle her spine annually. Click Here for more details.
Port of Toledo Annual Wooden Boat Show
The Wooden Boat Show showcases vintage and new wooden boats at Port Dock One. The finest boat builders in the Pacific Northwest come to display their work and demonstrate their craft. Live music, food from various vendors and events for the whole family. Local artisans line the walk to display and sell their work. Click Here for more detailed information.
Sand Rail Tours - Some of the worlds largest and most beautiful dunes are located on the Central Oregon Coast. Glistening valleys, vast hills of shifting sand, and desert atmosphere make the dunes truly a must see!
When it comes to fun and excitement, Sand Rail Tours can accommodate just about everyone’s needs. From an exciting guided Sand Rail Tour or a Professionally guided Interpretive Scenic Tour on one of our Famous Big Purple Buggies driven by our skilled drivers. Click Here for more detailed information.
Chicago, The B-52s, Jimmy Cliff, Leo Kottke, K.D. Lang, Ziggy Marley, Supertramp's Roger Hodgson, Melissa Ethridge, Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Pink Martini and more are included in a roaring line-up this Summer at The Zoo.
What began in 1981 has turned into the largest and oldest free "jazz & blues event" west of the Mississippi. This festival's continuation is dependent upon the generosity of its supporters and sponsors.
This Portland, Oregon based sextet will bring their highly theatrical mix of eclectic music to Willamette Park on Wednesday, July 20 at 6:30pm.
Channeling European cabaret music, Balkan belly dancing, Yiddish theater shenanigans and a little "Ukrainian folk-punk" to boot, this well-praised aggregation sings in a dozen languages, and sounds rather like a Bohemian, 1920s-style version of that other Oregon musical phenom, Pink Martini. On their latest West Coast tour, the Vagabond Opera is slated for a one-nighter at the Triple Door this weekend. Dust off your feathers and fedoras for Vagabond Opera.... JUST ONE of Portland Parks and Recreation's scheduled headliners for this summer's "Concerts In The Park" Series.
Thrill to the best blues in the world, with featured artists; Buddy Guy, Maceo Parker, Robert Cray, Lucina Williams and many more, while relaxing on the banks of the beautiful Willamette River - all while smiling at the thought that you are helping Oregon Food Bank fight hunger. That's the magic of the 2011 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival , July 1 to 4, in Portland, Ore.
Largest festival west of the Mississippi.
Second largest blues festival in the nation.
More than 125 performances on five stages.
Annually attracts more than 100,000 blues fans from throughout the world.
Winner of the prestigious 2000 Keeping the Blues Alive Award from the national Blues Foundation.
Winner of the Ovation Awards as Oregon's Best Festival, Civic Celebration or Community Event.
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