Category: activities

Portland footgolf to kick off at Glendoveer on May 6

Oregon loves soccer. Oregon loves beer. Up to now, the two didn't really cross paths very often, at least in the participatory sense. A couple of pints of brew aren't really the preferred way to prepare for 90 minutes of running around chasing a ball.

Solar-powered cart barn kicks off long-promised improvements to Glendoveer

The electric fleet and the solar powered charging barn are key improvements in a much larger revitalization plan for the property. Other planned upgrades include fixing a leaky roof, improving soil drainage, and rehabilitating the fitness trail.

From cinder cone to wildlife haven

When Scouters Mountain Nature Park opens this summer, visitors will notice towering Douglas fir trees and stunning Mount Hood views. But, as a natural resource scientist, I saw something entirely different the first time I explored this volcano rising above Happy Valley.

Two fun filled days of family activities at Metro properties Easter weekend

The annual candy egg hunt returns to Metro's Blue Lake Regional Park on April 19, 2014

Cherry TreesBring the family to Blue Lake Regional Park on Saturday, April 19, for a fun-filled candy egg hunt. Enjoy a hoppin’ good time with free face painting and coloring under covered shelters. The fun begins, rain or shine, at 10:30 a.m. with an egg hunt for children age 4 and under. Children ages 5-10 begin their egg hunt at 10:45 a.m.

Blue Lake, Gold Medal: Teenage disc golf champion trains at Blue Lake Regional Park

NavaLike many girls her age, Michelle Nava talks fast and laughs easily. She loves to draw, craft, read and spend time with friends. A seventh grader at R.A. Brown Middle School in Hillsboro, Nava recently took up volleyball and celebrated her 13th birthday. One thing that sets Nava apart? She's a world champion disc golfer.

Your voice is important: Public comment period March 21 to May 5

There's a reason our region has remained such a great place to live – decades of careful planning have preserved neighborhoods, supported our economy and protected the farms, forestland and natural areas that help create the unique sense of place and quality of life for which the region is known. Because good planning is an ongoing process, Metro is seeking your input on how you live, work and get around the region today and what changes you would like to see in the future.

Zoo's spring, summer camps helps kids connect with nature

Campers learn about species from around the world, explore animal-related careers

Zoo CampDuring spring and summer, Northwest campers should be prepared for encounters with bears, cougars and bobcats — not to mention giraffes, lions and flamingos. The Oregon Zoo’s popular Nature Rangers spring break camps return March 24-28, and summer camps start June 16.

Help restore River Island on the Clackamas River for fish and wildlife

Nestled on the Clackamas River near Barton, River Island provides 240 acres of habitat for plants and wildlife, including endangered salmon and steelhead, native turtles and migratory birds. It is also a favorite place for people to fish and enjoy nature.

Tori Amos to play Oregon Zoo in July, tickets on sale Friday

Zoo will announce its full summer concert lineup next month

Tori AmosTori Amos built her résumé from relentless musical curiosity. She's been nominated for Grammys, MTV Video Music Awards, German classical music honors and British theater accolades. For more than two decades she's written with beautiful, and sometimes brutal, honesty.

East Multnomah Bicycle Tourism initiative recognized for innovation and releases strategy plan

Smiling cyclistsThe growing interest in destination cycling has led to an award-winning approach to economic development in Gresham. The Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, with $95,000 in Metro Regional Travel Options grant funds, has launched a two-year Bicycle Tourism Initiative to engage the region in collaboration to increase economic development and grow jobs through bicycle tourism.  Communities from East Multnomah County to Cascade Locks hope to see more visitors on bikes, and the dollars that come with them, in their lodging establishments and businesses.