The Festival of Nativities

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is putting on their 9th annual  Festival of Nativities.  Browse hundreds of nativity displays, enjoy live holiday performances and crafts for the kids! Thursday, December 3rd - Saturday, December 6th  12 pm - 9 pm admission is free 10509 SE 5th Street Vancouver  WA, 98664 To learn more … [Read more...]

Portland Christmas Tree Farms

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Oregon is known for it's Christmas trees and rightfully so.  Oregon is ranked the top producer of Christmas trees in the U.S. harvesting 6,850,841 trees in 2007!  Among the more popular varieties are the Doug fir, noble fir, grand fir, and scotch pine.  While not everyone comes to our great state to buy their tree, chances are good they are … [Read more...]

Tree Lighting at Pioneer Square

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Thanksgiving plans are probably in full swing at your house.  They are at ours!  One thing to put on your list for the day after Thanksgiving, in addition to some great shopping, is the Tree Lighting at Pioneer Square. One of the sure signs that the holiday season has officially begun in the Portland area is the lighting of the 75 foot tree … [Read more...]

Baker & Spice Bakery

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As Thanksgiving quickly approaches you may find yourself with a list of items for your dinner table longer than you now have time to check off.  If you find yourself frantic, and even if you don't, stop by Baker & Spice Bakery! Since 1998 Baker & Spice has been a part of our local farmers markets.  Recently, they found a more permanent … [Read more...]

Holiday Theater

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Today we've got some more fun holiday events that will be happening in the Portland area during the holiday season!  Plan now so you won't miss out on these wonderful family theater experiences! Portland Center Stage will be putting on A Christmas Carol from Nov. 24 - Dec. 27th in the beautiful Gerding Theatre at the Armory, located at 128 NW … [Read more...]

Holiday Ballets

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Now is the time to begin planning and purchasing tickets for your holiday activities. There is nothing more "traditional" than watching the Nutcracker during the holidays.  There are 3 holiday ballets available in the Portland area to see during the holiday season. The Portland Ballet will present La Boutique Fantasque or "The Enchanted … [Read more...]

Marzano’s}Oregon Coast

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OK, so this pizza place isn't exactly local.  You will have to drive a little ways to visit it but it's worth the drive! Next time you are enjoying a day or a weekend at the Oregon Coast head on down to Manzanita (my favorite Oregon beach town), just 15 minutes south of Cannon Beach for a visit to the local pizza place in town - Marzano's.  In … [Read more...]

Mama Zen

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Today we are excited to introduce you to Mama Zen.   Their tag line is: ~ making a happier world one mama at a time ~ Because we all know "If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!" Mama Zen is located in "The Little Church" at 5137 NE 23rd, Portland, 97211.  They are just one block North Alberta Arts Street at the corner of 23rd and … [Read more...]