When: Sat/Sun Dec 14-15, 2013 9AM-4PM
Noble's $15 ($20 over 12 feet)
Reynolds Learning Academy (RLA) is holding its annual noble tree sale at 20234 NE Halsey, north parking lot. The sale will be held 9AM to 4PM Dec.7-8 and 14-15. Trees $15, $20 over 12 feet. The sale benefits Multnomah Youth Corps and the trades program at RLA.
22nd Annual Tuba Christmas Concert
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 1:30-3:00PM, Pioneer Courthouse Square. Downtown will pulse with the melodic sounds of big brass as over 200 tubas play in unison for the 22nd Annual Tuba Christmas Concert in the heart of downtown. FREE!
Alpenrose Storybook Lane
Dec 6 thru Dec 22, Fri 3-6PM, Sat-Sun 11AM-6PM, 6149 SW Shattuck Rd, Portland. A family tradition for more than fifty years. Alpenrose's old western town is transformed into a winter wonderland where you are invited to peek at the animals on display in nostalgic Storybook Lane. Visit with Santa. Bring a can of food for the Oregon Food Bank. FREE!
2013 Christmas Ship Parade
Nightly Dec 6 thru Dec 21st, Columbia River and Willamette River. The Christmas Ship Fleet averages about 55 to 60 boats between the two Columbia and Willamette River fleets. Both fleets will be out most every night. Visit the website for schedule details. FREE!
Lights on Peacock Lane
Nightly Dec 14 thru Dec 31 6PM-11PM, SE 40th between Stark & Belmont
Since the 1920s, each house on Peacock Lane has been decorating for Christmas. Tudors style houses are adorned with sparkling lights, nativity scenes, rotating Christmas trees plus Santa, Frosty and the gang. (Dec 14-15 pedestrians only) FREE!
Pittock Mansion Christmas
Daily, 11AM-4PM, Pittock Mansion, 3229 NW Pittock Dr, Portland
Home to Portland pioneers Henry and Georgiana Pittock, pioneer owners of the Oregonian newpaper, this beautiful mansion is decorated will all the splendor of the holiday season. Adults $10. Children five and under free.
Portland's Holiday Express
Nov 29 & 30, Dec 1,6,8,13,& 15. Holiday Express trains leave from the Oaks Station at Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland.
Join Santa and his elves on a steam powered and heated railroad adventure along the scenic Willamette River and Oaks Bottom wildlife refuge. Tickets $18 adult, $12 children (under 12), $54 Family 4 pack. Each ride about 40 minutes. Visit ORHF website for schedule and tickets. Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation, 2250 SE Water Ave, Portland
Nov 29 thru Jan 5, 5PM-8PM, Oregon Zoo. More than a million LED lights transform the Oregon Zoo into a luminous winter wonderland filled with moving sculptures, forests of lighted trees and animal silhouettes. Adults $10. Children (3-11) $7.
WinterWonderland at P.I.R.
Fri,Sat & Sun, 5PM-9PM, Now thru Dec 25th, Portland Intl Raceway
Recognized throughout the Pacific Northwest as the "Largest Holiday Light Show West of the Mississippi", the 21th annual Winter Wonderland will grab your attention with glimmers and glows around every corner. $16 per car.
The Grotto: Festival of Lights
Nightly 5PM-9:30PM Nov 29th thru Dec 30th, 8840 NE Skidmore, Portland
With over 500,000 lights, 150 choral performances, a petting zoo, carolers, puppet shows and hot chocolate this is a special event for the whole family.
The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights is the largest Christmas choral festival in the world. The 2013 festival features nearly 180 indoor holiday concerts performed by many of the region’s finest school, church and civic choirs. Adult $9. Children (3-12) $4.
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If you've enjoyed the Zimmerman House during the day...
you should see her at night!
A Journey Back In Time...
The historic Zimmerman House was built in 1874 and was home to three generations of the Zimmerman Family. Their furnishings and personal articles remain in this two-story Victorian home, including children’s toys, games, Christmas postcards, and winter clothing. The third annual evening tours will be held on Tuesday, December 10th and December 17th from 3pm-8pm. We’ll have carols playing on the parlor piano, family recipes on exhibit and ginger snap cookies from the family recipe to take home.
Parking is extremely limited, so please consider car pooling. Please reserve the time you'd like to visit the House, and give yourself approximately 45 minutes to explore both floors of the home.
Reservation required. Visit https://zimmermanholidays.eventbrite.com
Admission is free, but the suggested donation for this special event is $5 per person 12 and older. Your donation helps to support our all-volunteer organization and enters you into a drawing for one of two holiday “thank you” gifts! $5.00 donation is paid at event location by cash or check, no debit/credit cards.
1874 Zimmerman House. Click to Enlarge
Celebrate the Season
When: Sat Dec 21, 2013 10AM-3PM
A delightful 1874 Victorian farmhouse
Take a step back into history at the Zimmerman House, a Victorian era farmhouse, built in 1874 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This beautiful farmhouse is a perfect reflection of typical Columbia River dairy farm life in the late 1800s. The Zimmerman Heritage Farm is a unique cultural education and recreational resource that is being created for the benefit of the public on a 5.98-acre historic site in Gresham, Oregon.
Neighborhood Board Meeting
Board meetings are scheduled for the 4th Monday each month 6:30PM
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- Dec 23, 2013 (No meeting)
- Jan 27, 2014
- Mar 25, 2014
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Laminated Root Rot and Nadaka Nature Park
Abel Gebrezgi and Jim Labbe
Laminated root rot (LRR) is a fungal pathogen, Phellinus weirii, also known as yellowing ring rot. (LLR gets its name from the lamination of the decayed wood (see photo above). This fungus is widespread in Southern British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, northern California and western Montana.). It is one of the most damaging root diseases amongst conifers, especially firs and cedars, in the Pacific Northwest. Douglas fir, Mountain hemlock, Western hemlock, Grand fir, and Pacific silver fir are highly susceptible to infection by this pathogen. Pine species like Western white pine and Ponderosa pine and larch are more resistant to it while hardwoods are immune. The fungus was first discovered in 1914, on Western red cedar in Idaho. The first reported case in Douglas fir was in 1940, at Cowichan Lake, British Columbia.
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After initial contact with a living root, the mycelium grows on the bark, extending only a few inches into the surrounding soil. The mycelium penetrates the host through the injured bark and advances along newly infected roots. Symptoms include crown yellowing and thinning, distress of cones, red-brown staining of outer heartwood, and separation of annual rings. Less discernible is the root rot which eventually decays the roots, destabilizes the tree, and leads to death and toppling. In addition to the loss of mature trees within a stand, LRR creates potential hazards from tree fall especially in small urban parks. The number of cases of the LRR disease has increased substantially with the presence of fire suppression and resulting dominance of Douglas-fir and Grand fir.