Photographer’s Corner: Tulip Fest at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm
[posted: March 7th, 2019]
Tulip Fest: March 23 – April 29, 2019
The Tulip Fest is one of those places where you see pictures of massive fields of tulips and think, “how beautiful — must be in some exotic locale.” The tulip fields at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn are just an hour away from Portland, and worth every minute spent getting and being there. Lots of people go, and they’re out wandering acres of tulips. It doesn’t take long to become entranced by the tulips, though, and you soon don’t see any people. This is really one of those things you need to do at least once!
The Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm is a very elaborate endeavor: a big child area with a big slide and a jumper house; tram and hay rides; wine tasting; a lot of food choices; gift shop; artisan craft booths. There’s a pink tractor out in the fields you can climb on for a picture. And a lot of people!
It’s easy to find the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm – they want to be found! The farm is located in Woodburn, less than an hour south of Portland and just off Interstate 5. The Field Report is updated daily with the conditions.
Hollywood Theatre at PDX Will Soothe Travel Jitters
[posted: February 8th, 2019]
Air travel is just plain stressful. Of course, you know that.
Portland International Airport (PDX) offers the perfect antidote: movies.
Waiting for the plane to begin a three-week trip to visit friends and relatives, I discovered The Hollywood Theatre, a microcinema.
I walked in, sat down for 20 minutes, and the tension just melted away. I totally forgot I was at the airport. When I got up to head back to my gate, I was relaxed and had a smile on my face. The feeling was amazing.
A bonus: the movies are free. Just walk in and sit down. Stay for one of the short films (by Oregon filmmakers) or watch them all.
Here’s some background on its founding:
For the current movie line up, click here.
Barley, Barrels, Bottles, & Brews: 200 Years of Oregon Beer
Through June 9, 2019
Barley, Barrels, Bottles, & Brews: 200 Years of Oregon Beer at the Oregon Historical Society tells the history of beer in Oregon and the passion Oregonians hold for beer and brewing that extends back over two hundred years. [More]
Travel Portland hosts the most comprehensive tourism site on Portland, covering events, restaurants, lodging, and activities for visitors. [More]