Metro venues from the West Hills to East Portland host special events all month long.
The Oregon Zoo and Oxbow Regional Park will be two regional destinations that will remain open on Thanksgiving.
The Portland Expo Center announced today that the international performance troupe, Cirque du Soleil, will return to host another limited engagement run – this time for "TOTEM" – next spring.
Nature University students are introduced to time-honored techniques of nature observation and principles of discovery learning. Students learn about common wildlife and plants, the ecology of wetlands and ancient forests, and effective teaching techniques.
On Nov. 11, Metro staff will march alongside elected officials in the parade – councilors Sam Chase and Bob Stacey and Metro Council President Tom Hughes – marking the agency's first year of official involvement with the event.
The Oregon Zoo invites runners and walkers of all ages to its annual Turkey Trot on Thursday, Nov. 28. The Thanksgiving Day event, organized by the Oregon Road Runners Club, includes a four-mile run and fitness walk, starting at 8 a.m., and a half-mile Tot Trot, beginning at 9:45 a.m. A portion of Turkey Trot proceeds will fund animal care and programs at the zoo.
Visitors can watch some of the world’s largest land animals demolish some of the area’s largest pumpkins at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, during the Oregon Zoo’s annual Squishing of the Squash.
Fall in Oregon is a quick flash of bright leaves and crisp, sunny afternoons, here and gone again all too quickly. Before this ephemeral season slips once more through our fingers, view this list of Metro employee favorite fall places for outdoor adventure ideas this autumn.
Harrington has been a steadfast supporter of the development of a regional plan for sidewalks, trails and bike lanes, now called the Regional Active Transportation Plan. For her advocacy, she'll be recognized this weekend at the Oregon Walks Weston Awards.
For the first time in 40 years, a new bridge will span the Willamette River. TriMet’s Portland-Milwaukie bridge will connect bikes, pedestrians and transit riders from east to west. There’s just one important item left to decide – what to call the bridge. TriMet needs your help. Come up with the perfect name for the region's newest bridge, and you could make history!