A Festival for Your Memorial Day Weekend Plans

Do you know what your Memorial Day Weekend Plans are? If not, you can spend the weekend at the Multnomah County Fair and Art in the Park Festival which takes place from May 27-29 from Noon to 7:00 pm. It’s a great way to spend the day with your family and have some outdoor fun.


There will be plenty to do and see when you get there including activities like camel rides as well as a showcase of wild and rare mammals and reptiles that will delight audiences of all ages. The kids will love Professor Bamboozle and his many magic tricks, so don’t miss one of his many shows.


One of the best aspects of the Festival will be the Art in the Park extravaganza, complete with hundreds of vendors, artists, and more! The Multnomah County Fair and Art in the Park will take place at 7805 SE Oaks Park Way right here in Portland.

Portland’s Mother’s Day Events and Deals

Ready to celebrate Mother’s Day in Portland? We are too! Good thing Portland has a bunch of events, performances, markets, and more that are all taking place this weekend and providing three entire days of fun and festivities with your loved ones!



May 10 – 12
Head over to Pioneer Courthouse Square for the Portland Artisan Festival! You’ll find unique items, arts and crafts, ceramics, jewelry, and more from over 30 different artists. It’s a great way to find a gift for Mom or simply spend the day outside.


May 13
The Camas Plant & Garden Fair is a botanical extravaganza! It’s also the perfect place to let Mom pick out her favorite bouquet or plant for her own garden.


May 14
If you really want to go big this year, take that special woman in your life out on a Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise! Featuring a three-course dinner or brunch on the Portland’s Spirit, looks like you can have a side of breathtaking views to go along with your meal.

Local Outdoor Attractions Near Your Portland Apartment

You don’t need us to tell you that you live in one of the most beautiful places in the entire country. That’s why we’ve put together a few of some of the top outdoor attractions near your apartment. Now that the weather is warming up, be sure to check out these amazing outdoor locations that are sure to impress. If you didn’t have any plans this weekend, you sure do now!

South Park Blocks

SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Extending down from city park into beautiful downtown Portland, you’ll find South Park Blocks. Known as Portland’s “living room,” this outdoor park features historic sculptures and incredible plant life.

Leach Botanical Garden

6704 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97236

If you love the beauty of the natural world, especially one-of-a-kind gardens, then head to Leach Botanical Garden where you’ll find a 16-acre sprawling outdoor nature park that features over 2,000 different plant species.

A Few October Events You Don’t Want to Miss

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Looking for fun ways to spend the month of October? We have a few events that are sure to get you into the spirit of the season. Here are a few events that you can enjoy for the entire month.

BeerQuest Walking Tour: Halloween Haunted Pub Tour

Tickets $45 | Sundays @ 3:30 pm 
For all of the adults looking for a spooky good time this month, purchase tickets to experience the most haunted walking tour in Portland. This 2.5-hour tour will take you around all of the haunted pubs in Portland in some of the liveliest and most historic places in the city. 

Packer Farm Place Corn Maze

September – October from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Packer Farm Place, located at 320 Thomsen Road in Hood River, Oregon will give you an unforgettable autumn experience. Whether you love corn mazes, want to pick out the perfect pumpkin, or want to have a picnic, this is a one-of-a-kind place to have you feeling those October vibes.

Pumpkin Patches Near Your Portland Apartment

If you’re looking to carve pumpkins this year for your autumn decorations, remember one thing: the pumpkin chooses you. Looking for a unique place to find that perfect pumpkin? We have the perfect spots near your Portland apartment. Here are a few places in Portland to check out this month.


The Pumpkin Patch

16511 NW Gillihan Road

Find produce, take a hay ride, wander around the corn “maize” and so much more!


Bella Organic Farm

16205 NW Gillihan Road

Not too far away, you’ll find a beautiful organic farm complete with a winery and a gift shop.

Check Out Laurelhurst Park This Weekend

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When you live in Portland, you don’t have to travel very far to experience the beauty of the Northwest. Since it’s finally autumn, we want to help you make the most of the fall season and what better way to celebrate than by enjoying the beauty of the outdoors?

If you have yet to make it out to Laurelhurst Park, then be sure to make plans to see it in its full autumn glory. Located at SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd & Stark Street, there are over 25 acres of grassy areas, ponds, trees, benches, and so much more. We think it might be a good idea to bring that camera.

Where to Watch the Olympic Games in Portland

With 206 competing countries and over 10,000 athletes going for gold, the Summer Olympics is an event that you definitely don’t want to miss out on. From August 5 – August 16, be sure to catch all of the action at any one of these venues.


For the Bar Scene:

East Burn | East Burnside & 18th | www.theastburn.com

East Burn will have two big screens downstairs and two small bar screens so you won’t miss any of the action. With daily food and drink specials, as well as a discount menu from 3 – 6 pm, East Burn has you covered.


For a Family-Friendly Atmosphere:

Blackbird Pizza | 1935 SE Hawthorne Blvd | www.blackbirdpizzapdx.com

If you need a place to bring the entire family, bring them here! Blackbird Pizza is not only delicious, but they offer vegan and gluten free options as well. With a ton of screens and happy hour specials, you definitely need to check this out.

Family-Fun Activities Near Your Portland Apartment

Flicks on the Bricks - Free Movies in Pioneer Square, Portland

There’s a ton of fun things to do in Portland and we are here to help you fill in your calendar. Here are some awesome upcoming events this weekend that even the little ones will enjoy!


See a movie on Friday, July 22, 2016:


  • “Flick on the Bricks” | Big (PG) | Pioneer Courthouse Square | 7:00 pm



Catch a performance on Saturday, July 23, 2016:


  • “Shakespeare in the Park” | As You Like It | Laurelhurst Park | 2:00 pm



July Fairs and Festivals Near Your Portland Apartment

Oregon Berry Festival

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If there’s one thing you can always count on living in Portland, it’s that there’s always something fun to do. From fairs to festivals, we have a list of the top events happening in July that are sure to kick off your summer in the best way possible.


Oregon Berry Festival

Friday, July 15 from Noon to 6:00 pm | Saturday, July 16 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Even if you aren’t a berry lover, the Oregon Berry Festival is one experience that will get you in the mood for summer. Whether you want to find the juiciest berries for you pies, jams, or other treats, the festival will have a little something for everyone. You’ll be able to find cooking demonstrations, food booths, berry-themed crafts for the kids, and much more!


Cathedral Park Jazz Festival

Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17th

The longest-running Jazz Festival west of the Mississippi is back! This free event hosts three days of world-class music. Friday will feature Blues, R&B, and Soul classics while Saturday and Sunday will feature multiple styles of good ol’ jazz. With a beer garden, a grassy picnic area, and food vendors galore, this Portland summer tradition could be the fun you’re looking for.


Renegade Craft Fair

Saturday, July 30 to Sunday, July 31

With over 200 vendors, this is the perfect fair to find something unique. Whether you’re looking for hand-crafted lotions, high-quality clothes, or unique art by local artists, you will definitely find it here. Go here for more information about this event.

Weekend Getaways Near Your Portland Apartment

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Portland is such an amazing city, but what do you do when you just want to get away from city life for a bit? There’s so much to see and do near your apartment, and summer is the perfect time to plan a weekend getaway. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly destination or a romantic retreat, here are a few getaway hotspots you’re going to love.


Abbey Road Farm | 1-Hour Drive

There’s nothing more romantic than a bed and breakfast stay and now, you can also retreat to the lush farm atmosphere that is Abbey Road Farm. Located in the Willamette Valley , you’ll also be able to explore the surrounding wine country and many fine dining hotspots.


Tacoma, WA | 2.5-Hour Drive

Looking for a family-friendly summer getaway? Look no further than Tacoma. Here, you’ll be able to explore the Tacoma Museum of Glass, which Tacoma is known for. Have fun learning the history of Washington at the Washington State History Museum or take the family out to the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium!


The Suttle Lodge | 2.5-Hour Drive

When you want a rustic, lakeside retreat, head out to The Suttle Lodge, located in the scenic Deschutes National Forest. Here, you can fish, boat, bike, hike, eat, shop, and stargaze to your heart’s content.