Welcome to 2015! A New Year means new beginnings, a year to get things started off with a clean slate and to be able to look back, when 2016 hits, that you are better off financially, spiritually and personally because of all the things you accomplished in 2015.
While many of us make goals to make more money, to lose weight, to exercise more, to eat better, we often don’t take into account “to have more fun” when making our resolutions. This doesn’t seem practical. We’re adults, after-all, and adults need to work and make a living before they can go out and have fun. For 2015, let’s resolve to change that! Following is a list of 12 places and/or activities occurring in Portland, each month this year. Resolve to attend them. (In future installments, I may expand on some of these items, so, stay tuned!)
This is part one of two. It covers January through June.
January: Start off the New Year right with a visit to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI.) The first Sunday of every month, the Portland mainstay offers $2 admission. OMSI is a family friendly museum and is located in Portland’s Industrial District at 1945 SE Water Avenue.
February: At the Cascade campus of Portland Community College and the Hollywood Theater from February 6th through March 7th, check out some of the works of some of the top African filmmakers in the world today at the cascade Festival of African Films. Film festivals are a great way to catch a glimpse of some of the newest and most intriguing films. Say you saw it first at the African film Festival. It is free of charge. For more info, visit http://www.africanfilmfestival.org/.
March: 20-22 at the Portland Expo Center, fuel your love of cars at the Portland Roadster Show. Check out classic cars, hot rods and other vehicular joys at the 58th annual Portland Roadster Show. A must for car enthusiasts in the North West. http://www.portlandroadstershow.com/.
April: from the 24th-26th, witness and support some of the finest in Portland art at the Oregon Convention Center. This free event features local artists’ guilds joining forces to sell ceramic, metal, wood, glass, bead, and handwoven art at Gathering of the Guild at the Oregon Convention Center.
May: On May 10th, treat mom on her special day at the zoo with a zoo brunch. Eat among-st the animals and the astounding nature around the world at the spectacular Oregon Zoo in Portland. Best of all, no zoo passes required!
June: Beer week. (dates vary). During the month of June, tour various breweries throughout the Portland/Metropolitan area and sample some of the finest craft beers in the region in this food beer and food pairing event. On top of that, tour the city with a goal and check out some of local breweries and what they have to offer aesthetically, culinarily and libationaly. Portland Beer Week is a must for all discerning beer drinkers in Portland. http://pdxbeerweek.com/
Next installment, July-December. Happy New Year!