Lake Oswego's Festival of the Arts is This Weekend, July 25th-26th!
This year, the Lake Oswego Festival of Arts is so excited to return to the community after COVID-19; it's been named "Reemerge." The festival has expanded to include unique art exhibits and demos for everyone to enjoy.Read full story
Celebrate Pride Month with Cabaret Queens at Rebel Rebel PDX on June 15th!
Rebel Rebel in Old Town PortlandFranklin Weichelt via Google Photos. If you haven't yet seen the Cabaret Queens at Rebel Rebel, then make sure you take yourself out on the evening of Wednesday, June 15th, and watch the Taco Supremes, an all-singing drag troupe!Read full story
Celebrate the Dedication of "Flourish," Lake Oswego's New Sculpture, June 13th.
Cutting the ribbon for the dedication of FlourishArts Council of Lake Oswego. If you drive into Lake Oswego from Portland on Hwy 43, you'll notice a new work of art at the Terwilliger Boulevard intersection. This sculpture marks the boundary of L.O. as people cross into and out of Lake Oswego.Read full story
Salt & Straw Has Their New Summer Flavors! Are You Brave Enough to Try Them?
Ever since Salt & Straw came to Lake Oswego a couple of years ago, it has had a steady line of ice cream lovers waiting to try the shop's unusual flavors. During the pandemic, they scaled down their varieties, and stopped offering their monthly but now that summer is here, Salt & Straw is back with more crazy flavors that nobody except an ice cream connoisseur chef could dream up!Read full story
Celebrate Pride Month with Drag Queen Bingo!
In Portland, OR, drag queens are prominent. The Darcelle XV venue has been around since 1967, featuring Darcelle herself, who's now 90 years old and holds the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest drag queen. I don't know anyone who's NOT been to Darcelle's.Read full story
Frida Kahlo is in Town. Here's Where You Can Find Her
What could be better to do on a rainy weekend in Portland than see the infamous Frida Kahlo art exhibit at the Portland Art Museum?. If you don't already know, the Portland Art Museum is wrapping up the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Exhibit, ending on June 5th. If you haven't seen this Mexican Modernism art, it's a bucket list event, and I encourage you to squeeze this into your weekend schedule.Read full story
Looking for Something To Do in Lake Oswego? Take in Some Art Culture
The Lake Oswego Arts Council is opening the ARTspace gallery with a kickoff the opening with a reception June 3rd, 5:30pm to 7pm at the new City Hall Building at 380 A. Avenue, Suite A, Lake Oswego Oregon.Read full story
One Stripe Chai is For the Tea Lover in You
"I <3 Chai" tea in cupPhoto by René Porter on Unsplashphoto. I've always loved Chai Tea ever since I can remember. So, when I came across this locally owned tea company, I had to try out their product.Read full story
I Visited Freeland Distillery at The Portland Farmer's Market and Stayed for Their New Spirits
I've written about Freeland Spirits before, but I once again found this women-owned business again in my path at the Portland Farmers Market. And this distillery keeps getting better and better.Read full story
Bee's Cakes is "The Bee's Knees" For Elevated Cakes and Desserts
It was a good day when pastry chef of Rebecca "Bee" Powazek decided to strike on her own and open Bee's Cakes, a whimsical bakeshop specializing in wedding cakes and other delicious treats.Read full story
I Tried the Crystal Bed at Hearts Compass in Independence, OR--Here's What Happened!
Crystal Bed at Hearts CompassCourtesy of Hearts Compass via Facebook. I found Hearts Compass last fall, when my husband and I visited the area of Monmouth and Independence, Oregon. I met Lauren and Jenn, the owners of this wonderful little store, which opened in August of last year, and I've been back several times since.Read full story
Visit This Women-Run Distillery and Enjoy a Cocktail Flight!
Are you looking for a place to gather with an intimate group of friends for something a little different than a Happy Hour charcuterie board or a glass of wine? You may want to try a flight of spirits at this local distillery, one of very few women owned and run distilleries in the Pacific Northwest and in history.Read full story
Enjoy a Coffee With a Cop on March 2, 2022 in the Lents District
holding a cup of coffeePhoto by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash. Do you live in S.E. Portland? Are you fed up with some of the happenings going on in your neighborhood? Would you like to find out what is being done to improve the area? Do you want to listen to what is going on in the city? Wouldn't it be nice to actually sit down with the police force and talk with them person-to-person and express your concerns?Read full story
New Homeless Village to be Built on Multnomah Boulevard in SW Portland
homeless man on sidewalkPhoto by Clay LeConey on Unsplash. How will the Safe Rest Village Program impact homeowners?. I recently learned about a proposed homeless village site in Southwest Portland in Multnomah Village. This program is being managed through Multnomah County to provide outdoor living structures for those who have no housing.Read full story
Are People Going Hungry Because of the Winter Storm?
Here's what you can do to help. I recently read a story about how Meals on Wheels has had to cancel their deliveries for the past two days to their 7,000+ customers. These people are mostly the elderly, disabled, or otherwise, shut-ins that can't get enough food to feed themselves.Read full story
"Stop The Violence" Rally at Pioneer Courthouse Square on December 12, 2021 at 1pm
gun control rallyPhoto by Heather Mount on Unsplash. People who are against the rising gun violence in Oregon are gathering to show support for stricter gun laws with an anti-gun violence rally in downtown Portland at Pioneer Courthouse Square on Sunday, December 12th, 1pm-7pm.Read full story
The Christmas Work Party is Obsolete
How do we celebrate the best holiday of the year in these modern times?. christmas reflectionPhoto by Mitchell Luo on Unsplash. Long before COVID, I worked for a company that threw quite the work Christmas party. The owner took the employees and spouses (or dates) downtown, out to an expensive dinner. We ate a lavish meal and drank expensive wine. After dinner, we had a scavenger hunt...in limousines. We were met with cocktails and desserts, and drove around town at our whim, checking off the things on our lists. After the hunt, we met back at the hotel where we were given our own room for the night.Read full story
Don't Miss "Elf" Playing at Lakewood Center for the Arts Until December19th
If you've seen the adorable 2003 film "Elf," then you'll love this musical about Buddy the Elf, who travels from the North Pole to New York City in search of his real father. When he arrives at the Big Apple, chaos ensues! After finding his father is on the naughty list, Buddy must win over his family and show everyone the true meaning of Christmas.Read full story
Where to Find The Perfect Holiday Gift? It's in Downtown Lake Oswego!
I've been watching the news about how gift-giving will be a little more difficult this holiday season. With the pandemic causing delays in deliveries, and shortages of merchandise, it's time to go local and think out of the box for gifts this holiday season.Read full story
All Aboard the Tinsel Town Trolley! A Christmas Excursion for the Entire Family
From Friday, December 10th, until Sunday, December 12th, Lake Oswego is hosting the 2021 Tinsel Town Trolley Ride for all ages. Get into the festivities and bring your kids on this 45 minute trolley ride. Decked out in yuletide cheer, the trolley takes you and your family on the historic ride into Portland. You be entertained with games, sweet treats, carols and more.Read full story