JULY 23-26, 2020
POPULAR ON NETFLIX/HULU/PRIME
Following up on the critically acclaimed film Selma, this documentary takes a look at the incarceration of minorities alongside the passage of the 13th amendment.
Directed by and starring Ben Affleck, this story follows a group of men as they rob a bank and hit a downhill spiral from there.
After marrying the terrible emperor of Russia, Catherine the Great is forced to choose between her own personal happiness and the future of the empire.
THE LAST DANCE
Netflix offers a documentary on basketball royalty from Michael Jordan to Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman.
This industrial taproom offers a rooftop patio serving American bites and craft beers.
Enjoy a patisserie with a French twist. Dine inside or out, depending on which of the many locations you head to, and enjoy rich portions with powerful flavors.
National Geographic listed this place the best burger joint in America. Enjoy tiny burgers loaded with flavor.
Looking for a cold bite? Enjoy ice cream and dessert, known for their vegan options.
HIKING IN OREGON
*Please check online before heading out to a hiking trail. Many short hikes are closed due to being a high-trafficked area.
FALLS CREEK FALLS
Take a 2.2 mile in and out to see a breathtaking waterfall surrounded by towering Douglas firs and the waterfall entertains over three tiers.
BALCH CANYON LOOP
Hike along a babbling creek in Forest Park, a great unique part of this trail is it was once required to be wheelchair assessable, the sections along the lower Macleay park trailhead wide enough to accommodate.
This 7.4 mile round trip hike is nestled between Tomlike Mountain, Waucoma Ridge, and Green Point Mountain.
HUG POINT TO ARCH CAPE
Walk along a paved trail to an enclosed beach, and follow the path along secluded shores and views of Castle Rock.
APE CAVE HIKE
Travel 2.5 miles into one of the longest lava tubes in North America.
PIKE PLACE CHOWDER
Indulge in fresh chowder and local fish from this award-winning seafood joint.
MATT’S IN THE MARKET
Matt’s is known for their stunning mussels and clam bowl with hearty croutons and flavors inspired by local catch.
BAHN THAI RESTAURANT
Enjoy authentic Thai food in Seattle with vegetarian and vegan options as well as a robust menu.
HIKING IN WASHINGTON
Follow a winding road through a forest with a view of alpine peaks in the Olympic National Park.
Take a 6-mile trail with a stunning view of Mt. Rainier National Park.
Enjoy this 1.25 mile roundtrip hike in Mercer Island. Navigate through a dense network of forest trails with tall trees and moss, ferns, and wildflowers. A great place for hikers, bikers, and equestrians.
Head to the Mt. Helens National Monument for a paved hike less than one mile from the Johnston Ridge Observatory included with 360 views of Mount St. Helens and the blast zone.
Drive out to Stevens pass for a scenic central cascades trail with serene tranquility along the Wallace River and nine waterfalls.
As NASA prepares to launch a new rocket to Mars, pretend you get to explore the solar system (virtually) as an astronaut.
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!
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:
Dave Matthews Band live every Wednesday night! Watch online here.
Kaiser Permanente’s virtual challenge Seattle to Portland offers bikers a chance to compete to ride daily and reach 200 miles by August 6th.
The drive-in movie theatre concert experience hosts country music singer Blake Shelton this Saturday in Newberg, OR and in Oak Harbor, Shelton, Port Townsend, and Colville, WA.
Bring your mask and head out to your local Farmer’s Market.
Explore bucket-list attractions like Machu Picchu and the Taj Mahal without leaving home.
Billboard offers live a live stream of virtual concerts.
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.