Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate Planner June 11- 14, 2020

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POPULAR BOOKS/AUDIOBOOKS

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME
The writer attempts to answer pivotal questions in a letter to his adolescent son. The book covers an awakening truth about American society through a series of revelations.

BECOMING
The powerful story of the inspiring life of Michelle Obama is told through her memoir “Becoming.”

HELL DIVERS
This futuristic story unveils a world two centuries after World War 3 poisoned the planet. When one of the few remaining airships is damaged in an electrical storm, a Hell Diver team is deployed and discovers mutated creatures that threaten the fragile future of humanity.

HONOR YOURSELF
Hip Hop legend and entrepreneur Diddy guides you through peaceful mediation to help you slow down and find inner peace. He helps you unwind from your busy life and affirm where you’re supposed to be.

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POPULAR ON NETFLIX/HULU/PRIME

SPACEFORCE
A comedy featuring Steve Carell, in charge of the sixth branch of the armed services: The Space Force.

THE FIRST
The first human is sent to Mars to explore the possibility of colonizing.

JUST MERCY
World-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson works to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner.

KNIVES OUT
This old-school whodunnit with a modern twist follows an entitled family in a devious story.

ARTEMIS FOWL
A young criminal prodigy hunts down a secret society of fairies to find his missing father.

GAMES/ACTIVITIES

STATE PARKS
As the state slowly opens, keep track of local state parks opening back up in Oregon and Washington. Home is still the safest place to be, make sure to bring your mask and hand sanitizer with you.

CAMPING
Schedule your summer campout ahead of time, select campsites are expected to open back up June 9th for Oregonians, stay tuned for Governor Inslee’s word on when Washington State camping will open up during phase 2.

BOARD GAMES

Check out popular board games online, or try your hand at making your own game!

POPULAR OPEN RESTAURANTS IN OREGON

MIKE’S DRIVE-IN
Head to Milwaukee for delicious burgers and shakes at Mike’s Drive-In. Picnic-style bench seating is open outside.

MARGARITA FACTORY
The Margarita Factory offers open seating outside on their patio and delicious Mexican dishes paired with large beverages.

ROCK CREEK CORNER
Take a seat for dinner at Rock Creek Corner and take in the view of the garden with fresh items featured on the menu.

TUSK
Enjoy Mediterranean food in Southeast Portland, take a seat in the outdoor dining space for breakfast or brunch. 

POPULAR OPEN RESTAURANTS IN WASHINGTON

LAPELLAH
Head to Vancouver for a Southern fine dining experience with an outdoor seating area.

GRAND CENTRAL BAKERY
Sit on a picnic bench outside of Grand Central Bakery in Burien and enjoy fresh pastries, sandwiches, and coffee.

SALTY’S ON ALKI BEACH
Treat yourself to a fine dining experience with a breathtaking view! Nothing like Salty’s to welcome you outside of quarantine. Take in the stunning view of the water and the city of Seattle on the horizon.

CHILDREN’S PLAYTIME

SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS
Science Fun has fun experiments for at home project ideas, create a lava lamp, a storm in a glass, snow fluff, milk art, and more!

LIVESTREAM ZOO
The Cincinnati Zoo offers a live stream video series featuring Fiona the hippo. Explore.org offers livestreaming on their website featuring elephants, bald eagles, lions, monkeys, and more! The Smithsonian Zoo, Houston Zoo, San Diego Zoo and Safari Park , and the Monterey Bay Aquarium also offer live streaming as well.

A DISNEYLAND ADVENTURE
You can watch footage of Disneyland rides online, spreading joy and making your home the happiest place on earth.. Or close to it. Use an empty laundry basket in front of the TV, for your little one to climb aboard and enjoy a ride on their favorite Disney adventure without lines.

DIY HAND SANITIZER
You may have noticed hand sanitizer is hard to find on the shelves. Make your own at home as a fun family activity! You’ll need 99% isopropyl alcohol, 3% hydrogen peroxide, and 98% glycerin along with distilled water. Follow the steps here.

THINGS TO DO:

  • Explore bucket-list attractions like Machu Picchu and the Taj Mahal without leaving home.
  • Calling all seamstresses! Contact your local Jo-Ann fabric store for a mask-making kit! They’ll give you pieces of fabric and you can create masks, drop them back off at Jo-Ann’s and they’ll take them to the local hospital for our heroic medical teams.  
  • Connect on Nextdoor to see what’s going on in your community and check-in with your neighbors. Make sure to practice safe social distancing with neighbors but be sure to check-in with your elderly neighbors. A quick phone call to boost their morale or an offer to walk their dog will go a long way.

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