Things to Do!

January 22, 2015 4:21 pm

This time of year, it can be difficult to find things to do. With the weather being very temperamental, most of us want to stay bundled up inside and not do a whole lot. Here are some great places to check out that will help you stay dry and still be quite entertaining!

The Portland Art Museum is pretty inexpensive and has some fabulous art pieces to see. They are open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm. It’s $15.00 for adults, college students are $12.00(with ID), and children are free. They are located at 1219 SW Park Avenue in Downtown Portland.

OMSI(The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) is another informative place to check out in this gloomy weather. It’s $13.00 for adults and $9.50 for children, but it features so much. They have 3 different halls for people to go and see, and that doesn’t include all of the labs and playgrounds spread throughout the museum. They are open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30am-5:30pm.

Third on the list is Pittock Mansion. It is currently closed for the month of January, but reopens on February 1st with a brand new exhibit. This beautiful home of Henry and Georgiana Pittock is open from 11am-4pm daily from February to June. Adults are $10.00 and children are $7.00.

Last, but not least, is The Oregon Historical Society. Founded in 1898, this wonderful place provides quite the detailed history of Oregon. It’s open from Monday to Saturday from 10am-5pm and on Sundays, it’s open from noon-5pm. Tickets for adults are $11.00 and children are $5.00.

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Enjoy the Great Outdoors at Cooper Mountain Nature Park

January 20, 2015 4:25 pm

Many Beaverton-area residents say that Cooper Mountain Nature Park is their favorite park in the entire metro area. It's easy to see why. This 230-acre park features more than three miles of looping trails (with different difficulty levels) that take visitors through distinct ecosystems. Enjoy the shade and mature trees in the conifer forest and oak woodlands, or appreciate the wildflowers and the low vegetation in the sunny prairieland that has sat undisturbed for hundreds of years. If you're lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of a bobcat, coyote, or even a bear while you're at Cooper Mountain Nature Park.

Visitors can explore on their own or sign up for one of the many interactive classes, including family geocaching, reptile nature walks, and coyote-watching after dark. A wide variety of ranger-led nature programming is available year-round, so check the website to find the class that is best for you!

Cooper Mountain Nature Park
18892 SW Kemmer Road
Beaverton, OR 97007
(503) 629-6350
www.thprd.org/nature/naturalareas/coopermountainnaturepark.cfm
www.yelp.com/biz/cooper-mountain-nature-park-beaverton

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Speed Limit

January 19, 2015 1:46 pm

Happy Monday!

Please keep in mind that the speed limit in our community is 10 M.P.H. With all the rain we have been receiving, the roads are slick. Please be cautious.

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