US Forest Service Waiving Fees on Veterans Day Weekend (November 10-12, 2012)

Forest Service

The fee waivers – the fourth this year — are offered in cooperation with other federal agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. Day-use fees will be waived at all standard amenity fee sites operated by the Forest Service.

Portland Weekend Amusements (September 21-23, 2012)

Feast Portland

Truly the best weekend of the year, the third full weekend in September never quits. My two favorite fall festivals take place this weekend, the Oaks Park Oktoberfest and the Polish Festival, and this year we also have Feast PDX, Rheinlander’s Oktoberfest, train and streetcar events, and lots more – and weather looks delightful!

Portland Labor Day Weekend Amusements (2012)

Portland Pirate Festival

Pirate Festival, Timbers vs. Colorado, Movies in the Park, Swift Watch 2012 commences, a giant Labor Day picnic, and more!

Chapman Vaux’s Swift Watch 2012

Swirling Swifts

Every September thousands of Vaux’s Swifts come to Portland. After spending their day eating bugs, the Swifts coalesce in Northwest Portland, flying in a giant undulating swirl in the sky above the school . . .

OMSI Science Pub: Reconnecting with Life (21-June-2012)

Omsi Science Pub

Reconnecting with Life: Biomimicry and the Nature Principle