Portland Metro Weekend Event Planner August 13-16, 2020

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Read up on what reopening Oregon means for you.

ACTIVITIES

*Please check online before heading out to a hiking trail. Many short hikes are closed due to being a high-trafficked area. 

WALK N WAG

Register today for our virtual walk to raise funds for the Sunshine Kids. The $30 registration receives (1) Sunshine Kids t-shirt and (1) Sunshine Kids dog bandana. 

RUNNING

Love running but not sure the best way to run responsibly during Covid-19? Check out this article on running while physical distancing. 

TAMOLITCH FALLS

Head to the McKenzie River Trail and discover the blue pool, famous for a pristine turquoise blue water source through the porous lava. 

ANGELS REST TRAIL

Take a 2.5-mile trail with a moderately steep grade with distant views of the Columbia River Gorge from Angels Rest. 

OLD SALMON RIVER TRAIL

This trail winds around Mt. Hood, take this out and back 5-mile loop hike through old growth forest. 

BATTLE GROUND LAKE STATE PARK

Spend a hot summer day at this crystal-clear lake formed by volcanic depressions, bring a tent to camp, hike, fish, or boat. 

EATERIES

WINE WEDNESDAY

Youngberg Hill offers Wine Wednesdays with live music from 6-8pm and The Wandering Vine food truck. Call ahead for reservations, as there is a limit due to new regulations. 

TIN SHED GARDEN CAFE

Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner with vegetarian friendly, vegan and gluten free options.  

FLYING ELEPHANTS

Indulge in delicious sandwiches at the Flying Fox Tower, take a sandwich to go with their sack or box lunches. 

DULIN’S VILLAGE CAFE

This bustling family-owned café offers homestyle foods in a dining room setting in Vancouver. 

POPULAR ON NETFLIX/HULU/PRIME

THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY

The Umbrella Academy tracks seven superpowered siblings through time, space, and the end of the world. 

MALIBU RESCUE

This show is like Bay Watch but for tweens, following junior rescuers during a Malibu summer. 

LUCKY DAY

A safe cracker just released from prison is trying to hold his family together as his past catches up with him when a contract killer seeks revenge. 

ORDINARY LOVE

Follow the lives of a middle-aged couple as they combat a breast cancer diagnosis. 

CHILDREN’S PLAYTIME

VIRTUAL PLANETARIUM

As NASA prepares to launch a new rocket to Mars, pretend you get to explore the solar system (virtually) as an astronaut. 

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.

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