Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Winter Break Camp

Kids will be on winter break very soon, what are you planing on doing with the kids during your workweek? Why not allow their education to grow while they are having fun at winter break camp with the Discovery Center. Your children will enjoy spending the day at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, where they will be able to explore, engage and ask questions. The details fort this Winter Break Camp are provided for you below.
Now is the time to make plans for the kids during winter break! Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum is hosting “Winter Break Camp: A Day at the Museum,” Monday, December 22, from 9 am to 3 pm. During this hands-on day camp, your favorite 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders will walk in the footsteps of Lewis & Clark, get up close to bald eagles, owls, and hawks, and risk it all on the Oregon Trail…and that’s before lunch!
Our lively and experienced education team will use interactive games, period demonstrations, arts & crafts, and live birds of prey to “school” your day-campers on 10,000 years of local natural and cultural history, the important role stewardship plays in the future of their own backyard, raptors of the Columbia River Gorge, and much more!
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Win An Oregon Wintercation

Enter to win a "Wild" experience without the work of hiking 2,663 miles alone. The movie "Wild" staring Reese Witherspoon was filmed in the West Columbia Gorge area. This Wintercation will provide you the beauty of the Columbia Gorge while relaxing and taking in the small town wonders that exist along the Columbia River Gorge. Read what winning this trip would include below.
Win a "Wild" Trip Along the Columbia River Gorge
There's nothing more wild and cozy than snuggling into a room with a view of the Gorge after a full day of visiting its mountains, rivers, trails and experiencing its dining culture. Enjoy this "Wild" extravaganza from Troutdale to Cascade Locks (terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail trek seen in the movie "Wild") and Hood River to The Dalles, stay two nights, and have dinner, a play, and a brew on us!
Prize Package Includes:
Lodging: Activity:
  • Copy of "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" by Cheryl Strayed
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Monday, December 15, 2014

Bob Ross Oil Painting Class

Troutdale's last Bob Ross Oil Painting Class will be held Wednesday December 17th, from 5:30 - 9:00 in the evening. The Bob Ross Oil Painting theme for the 17th is Cypress Paradise. The Bob Ross Oil Painting Classes are provided through the City of Troutdale's Recreation Programs, Presented by Wet Paints. For information about joining the Cypress Paraidse Oil Painting class call: 503.665.5175 and enjoy the painting.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Soderberg Gallery & Studio

You may recognize Heather Söderberg’s work, the Cascade Locks Marine Park features two of her bronze sculptures of Sacagawea and Seaman, from Lewis and Clark history. Söderberg’s Studio is located in Cascade Locks along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. Read about this bronze artist below.
The artist is fundamentally alone in the creative process, whether he/she is supported and encouraged by other artists and lovers of art, or is solitary. The inner drama, the complex ebb and flow of feelings, hints and glimpses of images and ideas, the inner drive, urges, promptings and doubts — the often fierce, undeniable, gut-deep need to create — are those of individual artists alone, that they must somehow deal with through visions of the beauty and torment of the world.
Artists are meant to probe heaven and hell, good and evil, beauty and ugliness — the full dimension of life on earth, humanity’s relations with itself, with nature, with God, and the universe, as their personal needs and interests dictate. – Heather Söderberg
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Grad Prix of Portland

The 2015 Grand Prix of Portland is in danger of not happening due to a lack of sponsor support. The cost of an event such as the Grand Prix of Portland is high, the reasoning for the high cost is the housing of Word Tour teams, funding a headquarters office, a prize purse, permitting fees and more. Nonbox is trying to secure sponsor contracts for this event by March 1st, 2015 in order for this event to occur. Read about the some of the challenges and benefits of having the Grand Prix of Portland could bring below.
Another challenge of planning the route, Toland says, is the presence of light rail and streetcar tracks and Portland’s “compressed geography.” Then there’s the community engagement that has to happen on residential streets through the West Hills. On that note, Toland said the Mayor’s Office has been “tremendously supportive.” “My hat is off to his policy directors, they have off-the-hook enthusiasm and everyone is behind this.”
They have reason to be enthused. A similar race, the 2005 San Francisco Grand Prix, generated an estimated $36 million for that city’s economy. A week-long stage race in Colorado this past summer had a $130 million economic impact.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Spa at Columbia Gorge Hotel

If you are looking for the most relaxing spa escape in the Columbia Gorge then look no further. The Columbia Gorge Hotel has The Spa for you. Take a drive along the Columbia River Gorge to Hood River to start the relaxation escape. When you arrive to The Spa you can relax while being surround by the pure beauty that is the gorge. Read about the massages offered at The Spa below.
Looking to relax through the age old art of massage therapy? We offer 30, 60 or 90 minutes sessions to calm your mind, relax your body and renew your spirit.
  • Sink into a state of deep relaxation with a hot aromatherapy foot wrap and a soothing, nurturing spa massage. The perfect combination of gentle strokes and therapeutic touch.
  • Or maybe you're a 'no pain, no gain' type of person and really want your therapist to dig deep into those specific areas of tension and adhesions with a deep tissue massage? Our highly skilled therapists know just the right approach to help ease muscle pain.
  • Perhaps the lure of a Hot Stone massage calls to you. You will find that the soothing warmth of the stones goes deep into the tissue without the need for painful pressure. Allow yourself to be transported to another realm - that space between awake and asleep where deep relaxation occurs.
  • And then there is our Raindrop Therapy massage. Several essential oils are applied to your back to boost your immune system and support deep muscle relaxation.  This is followed by a full body relaxation massage to support mind, body and overall wellbeing. 
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Brewmaster Dinner with Full Sail

Join the Full Sail Brew Pub for a Brewmaster Dinner on December 18th, 2014. This Brewmaster Dinner will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will held at their location in Hood River, Oregon. Come to enjoy a wonderful meal paired with a Full Sail brew. Read details about this Brewmaster Dinner presented by Full Sail Brew Pub below.
Four gourmet courses, each expertly paired with an award-winning Full Sail brew. Our Brewmaster Dinners are held the second Thursday of each month (except for December which is the third Thursday) from October to April at our Brew Pub in Hood River. Chef Mathias Engblom and Brewmaster Jamie Emmerson team up to create four delicious courses each paired with an award-winning Full Sail brew. All for just $40. Service starts at 5PM.
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