6 family fun recommendations to do this Spring

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Spring is looking very different this year as health officials continue to urge caution due to COVID-19 but that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck at home.

As daily coronavirus cases continue to fall and Oregon counties begin to gradually reopen, there are plenty of fun, local activities to try with the family. Check out these fun day trips you can experience this week!

1 – Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

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Take a drive out to McMinnville and check out the famous Spruce Goose at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. It’s the largest wooden airplane ever constructed. General admission tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children (ages 5-16) and $15 for Veterans and Seniors. There is a 100 person occupancy limit per the state’s reopening guidelines so it’s worth buying tickets online beforehand.

2 – Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

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An Oregon spring time tradition is back after being canceled in 2020. You can enjoy 40 acres of beautiful tulips at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn, Oregon. The annual festival runs now through May 2nd. Tickets range from $10 to $25 depending on your age and the time of day you visit. Kids 12 and under get in free.

Important note: All tickets for this year’s festival must be purchased online here. Tickets will not be available at the gate.

3 – Tree to Tree Adventure Park

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If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, how about an aerial obstacle course? Climb, zipline and traverse your way through the Tree to Tree Adventure Park in Gaston, OR. The park recently opened for the 2021 season on March 13. Be sure to book online in advance as slots do fill up.

 

4 – Dinosaurs Revealed at OMSI

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If you’re looking to stay in the Portland metro area, Oregon’s premier science museum (OMSI) is back open with a brand new feature exhibit. You can travel back in time and check out life sized dinosaurs at Dinosaurs Revealed. There are 26 dinosaurs in all and the exhibit includes real fossils and full skeletons. Tickets for the exhibit are $12 for adults (ages 14+), $8 for youth (ages 3-13) and $10 for seniors (ages 63+). OMSI members get in free.

5 – Multnomah Falls 

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RELATED: Multnomah Falls Lodge restaurant reopens

Take a short drive up the Columbia River Gorge and check out the tallest waterfall in the state of Oregon. It’s no secret to anyone visiting the Pacific Northwest, so be sure to go early in the day to avoid crowds. Last week, the Multnomah Falls Lodge restaurant reopened for the first time in months. The best part about visiting in the spring? The water will be near peak flow this time of year.

6 – The Oregon Coast

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Unlike last year at this time, much of the Oregon Coast is now open for business. Take a drive along Highway 101 and stop at your favorite coastal town. If you find yourself in Pacific City, climb the giant sand dune at Cape Kiwanda. Or, drive a little further south to Newport and visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

However you spend your spring break, remember to mask up and socially distance. Different counties have different risk levels and not all businesses are open at this time. Whether you want to tour the aviation museum, hit the beach, or check out the tulip festival, ecoShuttle has an environmentally friendly solution to meet your needs.

Third Thirsty Thursday

presented by ecoShuttle and Roots Organic Brewing

Welcome to our Third Thirsty Thursday sign-up page.  You can also call 503-548-4480 or email your request for a seat on the eco-friendly booze bus.  $25 per ticket

About the Tour: On the Third Thursday of every month, our 25 passenger ecoShuttle departs Roots Organic Brewing on SE 7th and Hawthorne, destined for three of Portland’s breweries.  A $25 ticket gets you a seat on the beer-bus, samples at every brewery, growlers full of beer to enjoy along the way, and a look into what makes Portland so unique in the brewing world.  A beer writer will join us and/or a tour will be given to make your evening educational as well as a tad debaucherous.  This is a great chance to get out of your neighborhood and experience Beervana!  The bus returns to Roots at the end of the tour, 11:30 or so, and rides will be offered at an additional charge.  It may be wise to arrange for a ride home in advance!  PLEASE!! DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE!!

This Months Tour: Each month we’ll visit 3 different breweries, leaving from Roots each time.  This month we visit two brewing companies in SE Portland, close-in and one in the NorthWest.

**Please note, there is a puke fee of $300.

visit www.rootsorganicbrewing.com to find out more about our Third Thirsty Thursday partner, Roots Organic Brewing

Third Thirsty Thursday

presented by ecoShuttle and Roots Organic Brewing

Welcome to our Third Thirsty Thursday sign-up page.  You can also call 503-548-4480 or email your request for a seat on the eco-friendly booze bus.  $25 per ticket

About the Tour: On the Third Thursday of every month, our 25 passenger ecoShuttle departs Roots Organic Brewing on SE 7th and Hawthorne, destined for three of Portland’s breweries.  A $25 ticket gets you a seat on the beer-bus, samples at every brewery, growlers full of beer to enjoy along the way, and a look into what makes Portland so unique in the brewing world.  A beer writer will join us and/or a tour will be given to make your evening educational as well as a tad debaucherous.  This is a great chance to get out of your neighborhood and experience Beervana!  The bus returns to Roots at the end of the tour, 11:30 or so, and rides will be offered at an additional charge.  It may be wise to arrange for a ride home in advance!  PLEASE!! DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE!!

This Months Tour: Each month we’ll visit 3 different breweries, leaving from Roots each time.  This month we visit two brewing companies in SE Portland, close-in and one in the NorthWest.

**Please note, there is a puke fee of $300.

visit www.rootsorganicbrewing.com to find out more about our Third Thirsty Thursday partner, Roots Organic Brewing

Third Thirsty Thursday

presented by ecoShuttle and Roots Organic Brewing

Welcome to our Third Thirsty Thursday sign-up page.  You can also call 503-548-4480 or email your request for a seat on the eco-friendly booze bus.  $25 per ticket

About the Tour: On the Third Thursday of every month, our 25 passenger ecoShuttle departs Roots Organic Brewing on SE 7th and Hawthorne, destined for three of Portland’s breweries.  A $25 ticket gets you a seat on the beer-bus, samples at every brewery, growlers full of beer to enjoy along the way, and a look into what makes Portland so unique in the brewing world.  A beer writer will join us and/or a tour will be given to make your evening educational as well as a tad debaucherous.  This is a great chance to get out of your neighborhood and experience Beervana!  The bus returns to Roots at the end of the tour, 11:30 or so, and rides will be offered at an additional charge.  It may be wise to arrange for a ride home in advance!  PLEASE!! DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE!!

This Months Tour: Each month we’ll visit 3 different breweries, leaving from Roots each time.  This month we visit two brewing companies in SE Portland, close-in and one in the NorthWest.

**Please note, there is a puke fee of $300.

visit www.rootsorganicbrewing.com to find out more about our Third Thirsty Thursday partner, Roots Organic Brewing

Third Thirsty Thursday

presented by ecoShuttle and Roots Organic Brewing

Welcome to our Third Thirsty Thursday sign-up page.  You can also call 503-548-4480 or email your request for a seat on the eco-friendly booze bus.  $25 per ticket

About the Tour: On the Third Thursday of every month, our 25 passenger ecoShuttle departs Roots Organic Brewing on SE 7th and Hawthorne, destined for three of Portland’s breweries.  A $25 ticket gets you a seat on the beer-bus, samples at every brewery, growlers full of beer to enjoy along the way, and a look into what makes Portland so unique in the brewing world.  A beer writer will join us and/or a tour will be given to make your evening educational as well as a tad debaucherous.  This is a great chance to get out of your neighborhood and experience Beervana!  The bus returns to Roots at the end of the tour, 11:30 or so, and rides will be offered at an additional charge.  It may be wise to arrange for a ride home in advance!  PLEASE!! DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE!!

This Months Tour: Each month we’ll visit 3 different breweries, leaving from Roots each time.  This month we visit two brewing companies in SE Portland, close-in and one in the NorthWest.

**Please note, there is a puke fee of $300.

visit www.rootsorganicbrewing.com to find out more about our Third Thirsty Thursday partner, Roots Organic Brewing

Third Thirsty Thursday

presented by ecoShuttle and Roots Organic Brewing

Welcome to our Third Thirsty Thursday sign-up page.  You can also call 503-548-4480 or email your request for a seat on the eco-friendly booze bus.  $25 per ticket

About the Tour: On the Third Thursday of every month, our 25 passenger ecoShuttle departs Roots Organic Brewing on SE 7th and Hawthorne, destined for three of Portland’s breweries.  A $25 ticket gets you a seat on the beer-bus, samples at every brewery, growlers full of beer to enjoy along the way, and a look into what makes Portland so unique in the brewing world.  A beer writer will join us and/or a tour will be given to make your evening educational as well as a tad debaucherous.  This is a great chance to get out of your neighborhood and experience Beervana!  The bus returns to Roots at the end of the tour, 11:30 or so, and rides will be offered at an additional charge.  It may be wise to arrange for a ride home in advance!  PLEASE!! DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE!!

This Months Tour: Each month we’ll visit 3 different breweries, leaving from Roots each time.  This month we visit two brewing companies in SE Portland, close-in and one in the NorthWest.

**Please note, there is a puke fee of $300.

visit www.rootsorganicbrewing.com to find out more about our Third Thirsty Thursday partner, Roots Organic Brewing