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Author: Wendy

This Fall, Get Cozy With Us in Portland!

Portland Fall GetawayPortland, nicknamed Bridge City, is an incredibly beautiful and fascinating city to visit any time of the year, but it’s especially magical during the fall. The summer heat has dissipated and cooler weather has moved in, bringing with it the annual changing of colors, along with Portland’s much loved flannels, sweaters, boots, and beards. Fall is the perfect time to get outside and take a hike in any of Portland’s magnificent parks or trail networks; it’s harvest season at Oregon’s regional wineries, which are an easy day trip from the Portland area; and it’s a special season for Portland’s artisanal brewers as well.  Soon enough, it will time to transition from fall into another merry holiday season in Portland, which is almost as exciting.

The hillsides are alight in color, and Portland’s events calendar is rapidly filling up. If you haven’t already made your plans to visit us this fall, you’ll want to do so now. Our location, just one block from beautiful Willamette Park on the Willamette River, makes us the perfect place to stay while in Portland. Book your room at our Portland Bed and Breakfast today! Continue reading

OREGON’S BIGFOOT FESTIVAL

 “LOOKING FOR BIGFOOT”

OREGON’S BIGFOOT FESTIVAL

*”The second annual, “Oregon Bigfoot Festival” will be held Saturday, August 18th 2018 at beautiful Glenn Otto Park in the wonderful city of Troutdale Oregon. The festival hours are 10am-6pm.

We ask a $5 suggested donation admission for adults and $2 for kids 12 and under.

IN ADDITION TO THE FESTIVAL, CLIFF BARACKMAN CONFERENCE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE.

“BIGFOOT”,  Actor Jerry Bell Jr  will make an appearance from 10am-2pm. Please, no pets allowed or outside food and drinks.

Please read our parking page. Cancellations may occur without notice.” (*content from Festival page)

Don’t miss out on all the fun!

Annual “Oregon Brewers Festival”

 

During the Oregon Brewers Festival enjoy a growler from the neighborhood-Fulton Pub!

Event begin July 26- 29, it’s one of the world’s best loved craft beer festival located at Tom McCall Waterfront Park minutes from the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast.

Come join the fun!  Don’t miss out, we have two rooms available due to a last minute cancellation.  Lots of fun and suds!  Featuring 80 Craft Beers from Around the US.

We also have a special package you can add to your room to included a growler, two beer glass and a gift card as well.

You can also pick up your mugs and tokens from local establishments rather than stand in line starting Wednesday–check out Cascade Brewing Barrel House, Cascade Brewing, Deschutes, Brewery, Belmont Station, Rogue Ales and Spirits.  Cheers!

Don’t Wait, Book today.

Cheers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese Garden: Top Sights in Portland

Brings out a bit of tradition and beauty in everyday life.

Portland’s Japanese Garden: Top sights in Portland

“Portland’s own Japanese Garden is proclaimed the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a 12.4-acre haven of tranquil beauty nestled in the scenic west hills of Portland.” travelportland.com  

“When His Excellency Nobuo Matsunaga, the former Ambassador of Japan to the United States, visited the Portland Japanese Garden, he proclaimed it to be “the most beautiful and authentic Japanese garden in the world outside of Japan.”

The Garden sits nestled in the West Hills of Portland, Oregon overlooking the city and providing a tranquil, urban oasis for locals and travelers alike. Designed in 1963, it encompasses 12 acres with eight separate garden styles, and includes an authentic Japanese Tea House, meandering streams, intimate walkways, and a spectacular view of Mt. Hood. This is a place to discard worldly thoughts and concerns and see oneself as a small but integral part of the universe.

Born out of a hope that the experience of peace can contribute to a long lasting peace. Born out of a belief in the power of cultural exchange. Born out of a belief in the excellence of craft, evidence in the Garden itself and the activities that come from it. Born out of a realization that all of these things are made more real and possible if we honor our connection to nature.”( japanesegarden.org)

We are so fortunate to have such an inspiration of serenity, beauty and tranquility right here in the heart of the City of Portland; with over 350,000 visitors annually.

If you visited the Japanese Garden before early 2017 or have never visited the gardens, it is time for you to experience the garden now that a  33.5 million expansion has been completed.   The expansion added a larger footprint for education facilities and event spaces for people interested in Japanese gardening and culture,  the parking lot was replaced with a Welcome Center that is landscaped by a water terrace, cascading ponds. and thousands of trees and shrubs have been added to walkways and paths, and there are three distinct new landscapes:  a moss hillside garden, bonsai terrace and chabana (tea flower) garden.  Also a new, hilltop Culture Crossing Village near the shuttle stop to the main garden and much, much more.

NOW PLAN YOUR VISIT.

The Fulton House Bed & Breakfast have been inspired by the Japanese Garden as well.  Not only have I personally visited the garden a pleura of times; hundreds of our guests at the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast visit the Japanese Garden each year.  Having decided that our front entrance garden was under-utilized, I created  an unmistakable balance of serenity and beauty by adding a rustic stone walkway and moss garden to our already gated entrance lined two Japanese Maple trees and a Persimmon tree.

Although still a work in progress, it is like creating a living work of art. I’m really draw to this interplay of nature and design.  Using the book, “A Practical Guide: Create Your Own Japanese Garden” by Motomi Oguschi, it has been my guiding force as well as multiple visits to the Portland Japanese Garden.

My Work in Progress:

Theme, Layout, and Elements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A stone lantern symbolically lights the stepping stone path

Calming water sounds as you enter the backyard to our Koi Pond and stream.

Next step, refresh the Koi Pond and add new fish.  Unfortunately,  the raccoons in the neighborhood enjoyed our tasty Koi and we are down to none.  I look forward to my continued adventures of expanding our Japanese Garden theme; “no matter how small, gardens bring their owners into intimate contact with nature, even in the midst of urban sprawl.”

 

Koi Pond

Alternative Gorge Hikes

As a member of the Mazama’s Hiking & Climbing Club for over 20 years, here are some Alternatives to the “Closed Gorge Trails” found in our members’ Bulletin (May 2018 Volume 100 No. 5) that could prove very helpful in planning your trips this Spring & Summer to the Gorge.

Here is the link to the some of the more popular Gorge Trails, and their rough equivalents within day-trip range.

The website also provides other valuable hiking and climbing opportunities and its updated regularly.

Happy Hiking & Climbing!

 

 

 

ROMEO & JULIET: Oregon Ballet Theatre in Portland February 27 – March 4, 2016

Portland Ballet

Portland Ballet

Romeo & Juliet in February

February 27 – March 5, 2016 | Keller Auditorium
James Canfield | Sergei Prokofiev

Featuring the OBT Orchestra for all performances

A love that recognizes no boundaries, and an impossible-to-forget emotional journey intensified by what may be the most sublime music ever written for ballet… Get ready to be consumed by the passion of Romeo & Juliet as Oregon Ballet Theatre proudly returns James Canfield’s signature work to the repertory following an absence of more than 15 years!

As per Wikipedia, “Romeo and Juliet belongs to a tradition of tragic romances stretching back to antiquity. The plot is based on an Italian tale translated into verse as The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet by Arthur Brooke in 1562, and retold in prose in Palace of Pleasure by William Painter in 1567. Shakespeare borrowed heavily from both, but expanded the plot by developing a number of supporting characters, particularly Mercutio and Paris. Believed to have been written between 1591 and 1595, the play was first published in a quarto version in 1597. The text of the first quarto version was of poor quality, however, and later editions corrected the text to conform more closely with Shakespeare’s original.

Shakespeare’s use of his poetic dramatic structure (especially effects such as switching between comedy and tragedy to heighten tension, his expansion of minor characters, and his use of sub-plots to embellish the story) has been praised as an early sign of his dramatic skill. The play ascribes different poetic forms to different characters, sometimes changing the form as the character develops. Romeo, for example, grows more adept at the sonnet over the course of the play.”

Where “Jazz is soulful”

Best Jazz in Portland

Best Jazz in Portland

Check out Jimmy Mak’s  where “Jazz is…soulful, fresh, in the pocket, innovative, blue, swings, bad, solid funky, alive, tight, improvisations, cool, intimate.

“One of the world’s top 100 places to hear jazz.” by Downbeat Magazine.

Best Jazz in Portland

Check out the above website for upcoming events.

 

SAVE THE SOUND–PROTECTING & PRESERVING PUGT SOUND SINCE 1984

The Fulton House Bed & Breakfast recently donated a two night Stay & Wine Basket at a Fundraiser for the PUGET SOUNDKEEPER ALLIANCE in Seattle, Washington at the AVEDA’S EARTH MONTH 2015 FIFTH ANNUAL EVENT “SAVE THE SOUND”  AUCTION, MUSIC, FOOD AND DRINKS.

2 night Stay at the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast

2 night Stay at the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast (valued at over $500)

History of the Puget Sound Alliance:

Founded in 1984 as the Puget Sound Alliance (PSA), PSA was the first grassroots citizens’ organization to focus exclusively on protecting the marine environment of Puget Sound. Initially, PSA fought successfully for secondary wastewater treatment at West Point in Seattle and a Puget Sound Management Plan. In 1990, following the successful model of the Hudson Riverkeeper in New York, PSA launched the 6th licensed Waterkeeper program in the nation when it hired its first Puget Soundkeeper and began patrolling the waters of the Sound by boat.
Renamed Puget Soundkeeper Alliance (Soundkeeper) in 1992, the organization was a founding member of the international Waterkeeper Alliance, a national movement founded by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Today, Waterkeeper Alliance and its member organizations are the fastest growing environmental movement in the world with over 200 licensed Waterkeepers on six continents.
Mission:

Soundkeeper’s mission is to protect and preserve the waters of Puget Sound by monitoring, cleaning up and preventing pollutants from entering its waters.
To accomplish its mission, Soundkeeper actively monitors Puget Sound through kayak patrols and uses the Soundkeeper patrol boat on a weekly basis enlisting a network of trained volunteers to detect and report pollution. As a major environmental stakeholder, Soundkeeper actively engages government agencies and businesses working to regulate pollution discharges from sewage treatment plants, industrial facilities, construction sites, municipalities and others. Soundkeeper actively enforces the Clean Water Act of 1972, using the power granted to citizens to sue under provisions of the Act, to stop polluters in their tracks and bring egregious polluters into compliance with the law. As one of the nation’s leading citizen advocates, Soundkeeper has a 100% success record and has filed over 150 cases. Soundkeeper’s settlements typically result in accelerated compliance measures including new implementation of, or upgrades to, stormwater and wastewater treatment systems. A 1993 settlement with the City of Bremerton is directly attributable to the Dyes Inlet shellfish beds reopening for the first time in 40 years. To date, Soundkeeper’s enforcement team has awarded over $3.6 million to third party restoration, education and water quality mitigation projects to heal the damage in the affected watershed and provide an incentive for future compliance. Soundkeeper does not receive any settlement money from Clean Water Act cases. Although we achieve our mission by stopping pollution, we know that much of Puget Sound’s problems can be stopped at the source by engaging the people and businesses in our community – after all, Puget Sound is where we all work, live and play.
We’re working to protect the waters of Puget Sound now and for future generations.kayak_patrol_hdr

Why? Because Puget Sound is in trouble.

• industrial SoundDeclining fish populations and die-offs in Hood Canal
• PCB’s in marine mammals
• health warnings about Puget Sound salmon and shellfish
• beaches closed to shellfish harvest
• Superfund cleanups
…and the list goes on.
Here’s what we’re doing about it

Legal Action: We enforce the Clean Water Act through legal action.
Patrolling and Monitoring: Puget Soundkeeper Alliance actively patrols and monitors the waters of Puget Sound.
Active Engagement: We pursue the Clean Water Act’s goals through active engagement with business, government agencies and citizens.
Governmental Involvement and Business Partnerships: We get involved at many levels of government and legislation to toughen pollution standards. We create partnerships with business to help reduce pollution.
Here’s what you can do

Do your part to stop pollution: drive less (bike, walk, bus, carpool), fix vehicle oil leaks, rely on natural yard care rather than chemicals, report pollution when you see it happen, wash your car on your lawn or at a commercial car wash, and the list goes on…
Become informed about pollution.
Discover the beauty and richness of Puget Sound.
Join our team as a volunteer.
Give what you can to help protect Puget Sound now and for the future.

% of the proceeds benefit Local Clean Water Effort.

 

Check out the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance

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