Author Archives: Steve Unger
Light the fire in a child’s heart and spark your own
An unforgettable holiday experience… a treasured memory that will last a lifetime. Take a trip to a land where toy soldiers fight rat armies, snowflakes come dancing to life, and the sugarplum fairy presides over it all with the wave of a wand. Enjoy the magic of the George Balanchine’s , The Nutcracker.
December 14th through 24th at the Keller Auditorium.
A Drive-thru “Winter Wonderland”
You can enjoy this classic Portland experience from the comfort and warmth of your own car. This is the most spectacular drive-through light show in the region. Over 250 different light displays, many fully animated. Named one of the top 10 places to visit while in Portland during December.
Portland Saturday Market’s Extended Holiday Hours
“Twas the week before Christmas and in old Portland town there was at least one place where a unique gift could be found.”
Portland’s Saturday Market will be open every day from December 18th through 24th. Vendors offer jewelry, clothing, pottery and toys. There’s also yummy things to eat and drink.
Take the MAX Blue or Red Lines to the Skidmore Fountain stop for easy access.
… you’ll find good, old-fashioned holiday spirit
Since 1920 each house in this quaint neighborhood has decorated for the holiday season. Peacock Lane is located between SE Stark and SE Belmont one block east of SE 39th beginning at 6:00. This is a great walking activity.
For more information: http://www.peacocklane.net/index.html
The largest Christmas choral festival in the world …
… presenting the sights, sounds and sensations of the season in five indoor concerts each evening in The Grotto’s 600-seat chapel, known for its cathedral quality acoustics. Continuous family entertainment in The Grotto’s plaza area includes outdoor caroling, puppet shows and a live animal petting zoo. Holiday foods and beverages are also available.
For Details: http://www.thegrotto.org/christmas/
A beautiful 62-acre Catholic shrine and botanical garden.
8840 NE Skidmore St., Portland, Oregon 97220
at the Lion and the Rose
We are decking the halls and putting up the tree, getting the Lion and the Rose decorated from top to bottom and ready for the Holiday Season. Each guest room is decorated, the main floor is a glow and the big tree is in the Middle Parlor.
After visiting some of the local holiday sights and sounds you can come back to a cozy room here at inn, enjoy a cup of tea or hot chocolate and settle in with a good book or for that long winter’s nap.
Check our Photo Gallery for more pictures of Christmas at the Lion and the Rose.
USA Today includes Apizza Scholls in the
top 15 pizza places in the U.S.
USA Today – November 30, 2013 – “Apizza Scholls has some of the best pizza in Portland, and some have argued, north of San Francisco — and that’s using an electric oven! But they do have some guidelines for patrons interested in composing their own topping combinations on their 18-inch pies: only three ingredients, and no more than two meats per pie. So choose wisely from a list of toppings that in addition to classics like anchovies, red onions, garlic, pepperoni, sausage and basil includes capicollo, house-cured Canadian bacon, cotto salami, arugula, jalapeño and pepperoncini. Heads-up: bacon is “not offered for build your own toppings.” If you aren’t up to building your own pie, there are 10 classics to choose from, including the signature Apizza Amore: margherita with capicollo (cured pork shoulder). The signature Amore features a spicy kick offset a bit by the somewhat sweet mozzarella and balanced sauce. That’s amore!”