Ya Gotta Love Mostly Free Fun in Clark County WA & Portland, OR!
Clark County, WA has a fun Calendar Page you might enjoy. Check it out for events that might make your face smile!
The Annual Home and Garden Idea Fair is a fun Clark County event with a big following and lots of presentors. I love that most of the vendors have a goodie bag or magnets or other fun stuff to give out to visitors! Free stuff...Yaaaaaay!
From the Clark County PUD webpage: "The 22nd annual Clark Public Utilities Home & Garden Idea Fair will be held April 26, 27 and 28, 2013 at the Clark County Event Center, located at 17402 NE Delfel Road in Ridgefield, Washington, just nine miles north of the I-5 bridge at exit 9.
The hours for the 2013 show are:
Friday, April 26: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 27: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 28: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m."
The Garden Fair isn't just for adults...there are lots of fun "kid" events too such as the "Power Zone" Feature and the "Cheep Cheep Food" for the birds. Check it out!! Kids ROCK!
This is an awesome Pet Friendly page that encompasses not only Clark County, WA but all over the USA too. Clark County, WA Besides Pet Friendly Travel Plans, Destinations and events, it has lots of awesome dog parks such as Dakota Memorial Off-Leash Dog Park in Vancouver, WA.
Vancouver, WA, US 98684
Here are some fun Portland Oregon places to Check Out!
This is a place you can while away hours and hours. There is such a tremendous variety of books, there are room and rooms to wander through and delight yourself in any genre you can imagine. Go! Read! Take home a favorite! There are several Powell's book stores...they are truly a place to relax and enjoy holding wonderful books in your hands and marvel at the education and enjoyment of words.
Daily: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Book buying hours:
Daily: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Rare Book Room:
Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Bldg. 2 hours:
Daily: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Here's an excerpt from their webpage: "Powell's City of Books is a book lover's paradise, the largest used and new bookstore in the world. Located in downtown Portland, Oregon, and occupying an entire city block, the City stocks more than a million new and used books. Nine color coded rooms house over 3,500 different sections, offering something for every interest, including an incredible selection of out-of-print and hard-to-find titles.
Each month, the Basil Hallward Gallery (located upstairs in the Pearl Room) hosts a new art exhibit, as well as dozens of author events featuring acclaimed writers, artists, and thinkers such as Roddy Doyle, Joyce Carol Oates, Michael Chabon, Annie Leibovitz, and President Jimmy Carter."
As you can see...Powell's City of Books is a great place to browse, spend an hour rambling through aisle after aisle of subjects...any subject you might wish to learn about....how about some LOVE books for your favorite someone?
The Japanese Rose Garden
This is a treat you will certainly enjoy. We have been there several times over the years. It's peaceful, beautiful and amazing. There are some great workshops on all sorts of gardening interests if that suits your style: Japanese Garden Workshops
This place is beyond amazing! It is truly an experience. If you've never visited there...you really must go. The building itself is a work of art...there are murals everywhere. There are restaruants, a movie theater with couches in the gym.....SO MUCH. We love Kennedy School. Here below is an excerpt from their gorgeous webpage entitled, "Fall Asleep in Class!"
"Remember when the worst thing you could imagine was being kept after class? My, how things have changed! At Kennedy School, you'll never want to leave. Here you can have a pint in a classroom, enjoy an aged whiskey and a cigar in detention, enjoy a movie in the old auditorium.... The possibilities here are endless. (Just don't run in the hallways, please. You might spill your beer.)
Since its 1915 opening, this historic elementary school has been a beloved fixture of its Northeast Portland neighborhood. McMenamins renovated the once-abandoned scholastic gem and turned it into Portland's most unique hotel. Here you'll find 57 comfy guestrooms with private baths and telephones (some fashioned from former classrooms complete with original chalkboards and cloakrooms – others with an author's theme), a restaurant, multiple small bars, a movie theater, soaking pool, gift shop and a brewery (just wait until the principal hears about this!). Extensive original artwork and historical photographs cover the walls, ceilings, doorways and hallways.
For neighborhood residents, out-of-town guests and business travelers, Kennedy School is a memorable and comfortable place to gather. The hotel is located minutes from Portland International Airport as well as to shopping in downtown Portland.
Kennedy School allows pets at the tables in front of the hotel, served by the Courtyard Restaurant, and in hotel rooms for a $15 fee."
Free Events, or Mostly Free Fun in Clark County, WA and Portland, OR...don't miss out on the fun!! Go! Enjoy!
Here are some helpful links to some of the things you can do around the Clark County community:
Relocate to Vancouver WA and Surrounding Areas
Washougal WA is Fun!
Tropical Blue Waters of the Washougal River
Camas WA Downtown First Friday Events--Come on Over for the Fun!
Comfy Chairs and Good Books at Camas Library!
Hotels Near Camas Washougal - EHOW webpage