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Support the Arts! Oregon Days of Culture is October 1-8, 2011

Sep 26, 2011

The Oregon Cultural Trust presents Oregon Days of Culture October 1-8, 2011. Days of Culture will be celebrated at more than 500 events around the state. Many are free; most are family friendly; all represent the lively cultural expression that happens every day in our communities.

Find all event listings at www.oregondaysofculture.org

This Is Culture: 2011 Photo Contest
Beginning October 1st, submit a photograph that captures resonant elements of our state’s culture, and you could win some incredible prizes: $1,000 cash; $1,000 donations to the cultural nonprofit of your choice; fancy cameras; overnight packages at historic hotels; and more!

Follow them in Twitter @OrCulturalTrust and Facebook

The Oregon Cultural Trust is a statewide funding agency fueled by individual donations for which donors receive a 100% Oregon tax credit. Donations to the Cultural Trust return to the community in the form of grants benefiting every county in Oregon. Sign up for action alerts, participate in advocacy projects – and contribute to support the good work underway to support and recognize the diversity of Oregon’s cultural community.

7 Museums and Historic Sites to Visit in Washington County, Oregon

Sep 19, 2011

The Old Scotch Church

You probably have already heard that Washington County, Oregon is the place for fabulous wineries, dining, hiking and biking trails, golf courses, and shopping districts. But did you know that we are also home to interesting museums and historic sites?

On your next weekend adventure, be sure to check out a few of these historical places:

1. Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals
26385 NW Groveland Dr.
Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 647-2418
www.ricenwmuseum.org
• Recognized as the finest mineral museum in the Pacific Northwest and one of the best in the U.S.
• Meteorite Display presented by Cascade Meteorite Laboratory of Portland State University
• Situated in former 1952 residence of Richard and Helen Rice
• Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006; recognized for its distinctive architectural style and use of natural stone and native Oregon woods
• Hours: Wed – Sun: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm; admission charged

2. Washington County Historical Museum
17677 NW Springville Rd.
Portland, OR 97229
(503) 645-5353
www.washingtoncountymuseum.org
• Located at Portland Community College, Rock Creek, in unincorporated Washington County
• County history from Atfalati Indians through mid-1800 pioneer settlements to the present
• “Whipsaws to Chainsaws” exhibit: the history of logging and timber in Washington County
• More than 50,000 artifacts, including an 1853 jail building that held county and territorial prisoners
• Research library with 25,000 historic photos, maps, manuscripts, genealogical materials
• Hours: Mon – Sat: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm; admission charged

3. John Tigard House
10310 SW Canterbury Lane
Tigard, OR 97224
• Built in 1880 by the eldest son of Wilson Tigard, founding father of Tigardville (now Tigard)
• Carpenter Gothic Victorian architecture, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979
• Open to the public on the second Sunday of each month

4. Old Scotch Church
30685 NW Scotch Church Rd.
Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 648-9573
www.oldscotchchurch.org
• One of the oldest continuously used churches in Oregon – 1873 to present
• Established by settlers from Aberdeenshire, Scotland; early cemetery on church grounds
• Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974

5. The Clark Historic District in Forest Grove
• 18-block district with homes dating as early as 1854
• 10 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places
• Located between 16th and 19th Avenues and “A” and Elm Streets
• Settled by some of the earliest pioneers to come over the Oregon Trail

6. Old College Hall at Pacific University
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116
(503) 352-2211
www.pacificu.edu
• Built in 1850, one of the oldest collegiate buildings in the western U.S.
• Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974
• Museum galleries present history and cultural influence of Pacific University, plus foreign artifacts reflecting the university’s strong missionary heritage
• Open first Wednesday of each month and for special events

7. Historic Sherwood Old Town
• Founded as Smockville, platted in 1889 and incorporated in 1893
• Located between NE Oregon Street and Third Avenue, Railroad Street and Ash Avenue

Source: The Washington County Visitors Association (WCVA)

Fall 2011 Events at Bridgeport Village

Sep 14, 2011

Bridgeport Village is the Pacific Northwest’s preeminent fashion and lifestyle shopping center. Consisting of 500,000 sq.ft., the center offers an outstanding and enviable array of the regions first and exclusive one of a kind and internationally renowned stores and boutiques including Cole Haan, The Container Store, Crate & Barrel, Z-Gallerie, Eileen Fisher, Patrick James, MAC Cosmetics, Tommy Bahama, Under U 4 Men along with the first Coldwater Creek Spa and the largest Regal Cinema in the state — now with an IMAX Theater.

Visit  www.bridgeport-village.com to see a complete list of Center Events and a current list of Store Promotions and Sales

Here are some upcoming events for Fall 2011:

Girls’ Night Out:Thursday, Sept. 15 Enjoy extended happy hours, exclusive offers, special savings and a free gift with $25 purchase. 5:00-9:00pm

Very Engaging Bridal Event: Sunday, Sept. 25: Brides-to-be can find all of their wedding needs in one place at a Very Engaging Bridal Event presented by Bridgeport Village & Portland Bride and Groom 11:00am-4:00pm

Brides Against Breast Cancer Wedding Gown Sale: September 24 & 25 11:00am-4:00pm

Halloween Family Fun Festival: Sunday, Oct. 30

Civil War Pep Rally: Wednesday, Nov. 23

The Beatniks FREE Concert & Holiday Tree Lighting Friday, Nov. 25

North Willamette Harvest Trail and Grand Tasting October 8

Sep 13, 2011

The North Willamette Vintners invite you to celebrate 2011 harvest by joining them on the North Willamette Harvest Trail and Grand Tasting October 8, 2011!

This extraordinary event features a guided bus tour to three NWV wineries for complimentary tastings, nibbles and harvest activities at each. Walk the the vineyard, visit the crush pad and tour the winery to discover each step of the wine making process with the professionals. Learn more about the region from your experienced tour guide on the bus and enjoy lunch along the way, all included in your ticket.

The tour concludes at the Grand Tasting event. Enjoy a harvest evening at Garden Vineyards including tastings, appetizers and specials on wine from all 25+ NWV wineries! This event is rain or shine, please dress accordingly. Buses depart from Garden Vineyards at 10am and return for the Grand Tasting, 4pm-6pm.

Tickets are limited and can be purchased at $79 for Harvest Trail and Grand Tasting. A limited number of Grand Tasting only tickets are available for $30. North Willamette Harvest Trail tickets are now on sale at www.NWVintners.org!

The North Willamette Vintners (NWV) represents the wineries located in, or immediately adjacent to, Washington County, Oregon. Together this diverse group of wineries shapes the northern gateway to Oregon’s wine country.


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