Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate Weekend Planner: June 19-21, 2020

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POPULAR BOOKS/AUDIOBOOKS

AMERICAN DIRT

Forced to flee her town and beloved bookstore, Lydia and her eight-year-old son Luca run from drug cartel that has taken over the city. 

THEN SHE WAS GONE

This book follows Laurel Mack, 10-years after her daughter disappeared. Discover the lengths she’ll go to in order to discover what really happened to her daughter.  

WHEN WE BELIEVED IN MERMAIDS

Josie believed her sister to have perished years ago during a train heist from terrorists. One day, she sees live news footage of a club fire and notices a woman stumbling out of the fire who resembles her sister. Follow Josie as she travels to discover is her deceased sister is alive. 

FORGOTTEN VALOR

This novel follows a green lieutenant’s story from the Korean War. Read what happens when a surprise attack brings Lt. Jonas on the frontlines.  

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POPULAR ON NETFLIX/HULU/PRIME

THE SHOW MUST GO ON

Follow candid interviews in this documentary covering the paring of legendary rock band Queen with Adam Lambert. 

WIRA

After a long stint in the army, an ex-lieutenant returns home and enters an underground MMA match to take on a local mobster and protect his family.

4th REPUBLIC

After the election-night murder of her campaign manager at a polling site, a candidate challenges the corrupt incumbent’s victory. 

ALEXA & KATE

Battling Cancer, Alexa fights to go to school and live a normal teenage life, experiencing each day with her best friend Katie. 

DA 5 BLOODS

Four African American Veterans return to Vietnam decades after the war to find their squad leader’s remains and a stash of buried gold.

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.

SUPPORT LOCAL

Think about what attracts people to your community and support local. For example, visit a winery, vineyard tasting room, food carts, or the farmer’s market this weekend. 

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

SWISS HIBISCUS

This family-owned restaurant serves Swiss cuisine, try the Emince Zurichoise or the Paprika Schnitzel!

P’S & Q’S MARKET

Dig into buttermilk biscuits and tomato gravy from an old family recipe, or delight in a fried polenta sandwich. 

PINE STATE BISCUITS

Popular items here are the fried grit cakes or the homemade biscuit sandwich!

TUSK

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

POPULAR OPEN RESTAURANTS IN WASHINGTON

PIZZERIA CREDO

For a luxury twist on pizza, head to California Ave, try the chicken with apple cream sauce pizza pie, or the Bolognese sauce pasta bowl. 

WOOD SHOP BBQ

This shop offers a taste of the south with classics like brisket and St. Louis style ribs. 

VOULA’S OFFSHORE CAFE

Indulge in breakfast food with old-fashioned roots. 

THE GOODIE GOODIE CORNER

In Lynnwood, the Goodie Goodie Corner offers a Hawaiian version of a cream-filled donut.   

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 ZooHouston 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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