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.
The best kept aqua aerobics secret in town just happens to be when Harman Swim Center dims it's lights for "Night Moves".
It's addictive to slip into what is rumored to be the city of Portland's warmest swimming water and work-out alongside Stephanie Taylor Schmitt (Center Supervisor) and her crew or aqua jog to the latest tunes. There's something for everyone at Harm Swim Center.
This 387-acre park is located at the confluence of the East Fork of the Lewis River and Big Tree Creek, and offers the definitive crystal clear old fashioned swimming hole that boasts two waterfalls and an arch bridge more than three stories high. The park sits on both sides of the river and is heavily forested. The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad excursion train also passes through the park.
Areas of interest include volcanic rock formations from early lava flows, historic Indian meeting grounds, the Murphy Grade, a swing bridge on Big Tree Creek, and access to the Bells Mountain Trail.
What to bring? It's rugged, so if you're planning on staking a claim on one of the 100s of natural recliners shaped out of flintstone protect your tush by bringing a padded blanket. You'll also be glad you brought: towels, those old plastic folding recliners (there are vast stretches of crystal clear water that flows slowly over foot deep water in some areas...perfect for river godesses working on their golden hue), a rockin' swim suit, aqua socks, inner tube, mesh fishing net for the kids if they like to catch and release small stream minnows, sunscreen, your sunglasses, hat, an Ipod, a rolling picnic basket cooler loaded with ice and staples from Elephant's Deli, such as: smoked salmon pate, deli/cheese platter, any of their fabulous salads and/or sandwiches and canned drinks.
Evergreen's newest attraction Wings & Waves Waterpark, is a nonprofit educational Waterpark that includes four waterslides, a wave pool and a children’s museum dedicated to teaching visitors about the power of water. Click Here for more detailed information.
Perhaps best known for it's centerpiece, the original Spruce Goose, the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum is home to over 200 aircraft and exhibits. Whatever your interest, Evergreen Aviation has you covered with military aircraft, helicopters, commercial and private aircraft, and an entire building dedicated to space flight. Everygreen also has an extensive firearms collection, a fascinating array of historical artifacts, and a comprehensive archive that could keep you busy for weeks.
Step into the largest IMAX theater in the Northwest for a full-throttle cinematic experience. At a towering six stories tall and seven stories wide, Evergreen Aviation's IMAX theater provides a viewing experience you won’t forget. Check their show times for the latest information on tickets, movies and schedules.