Summer Events in Fairview

“The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color.”
―Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

Even if you have a full time job and it doesn’t necessarily feel like summer to you, there are a few amazing events going on around your apartments in Fairview that are worth checking it. Push yourself- it certainly beats getting stuck in a rut of just locking yourself in your apartment or going to the same bar you always do.

Be sure to visit this awesome page where new events near your apartments in Fairview are constantly being updated and posted. In fact, if you happen to know of a fun event around town going on, contact the site to see if they’ll promote it.

How will you indulge yourself in making the most of the heat and sunshine this season?

Start Your Summer at The Lodges at Lake Salish Apartments

“The beauty of that June day was almost staggering. After the wet spring, everything that could turn green had outdone itself in greenness and everything that could even dream of blooming or blossoming was in bloom and blossom. The sunlight was a benediction. The breezes were so caressingly soft and intimate on the skin as to be embarrassing.”
―Dan Simmons, Drood

With summer here, it’s time to start enjoying the shift in weather and the social events you may get to attend! But first thing’s first- do you feel comfortable about your summer body? If not, why not take full advantage of the gym in your apartments in Fairview? The Lodges at Lake Salish Apartments come with some amazing amenities, as you may already know- but this is the time to start hitting the gym!

If you’ve never worked out before, don’t fret. There are tons of resources out there that can help you. If you need some tips on ways to work out with weights, check out this site for helpful techniques. If you can benefit from a motivational workout playlist, click here for ideas.

There are many ways you can get prepared for summer of 2018. How will you make the most of your summer?

Celebrate Memorial Day in Fairview

“My own heroes are the dreamers, those men and women who tried to make the world a better place than when they found it, whether in small ways or great ones. Some succeeded, some failed, most had mixed results… but it is the effort that’s heroic, as I see it. Win or lose, I admire those who fight the good fight.” George R.R. Martin

How will you celebrate those who have fought to preserve the freedoms we have in this country this year? With Memorial Day approaching this May 28th, it’s time to start planning!

For the holiday, it might be a fun idea to treat your closest friends and family to a small gathering at your apartments in Fairview. It’s a great way to catch up with those you haven’t seen in a while to honor the freedoms so many soldiers have died to preserve.

Throwing a Memorial Day party doesn’t have to be difficult. For tips on how to throw a great Memorial Day party in your apartment, click here. For some amazing Memorial Day recipes, click here.

As Joesph Campbell says, “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”

Beautiful Parks Near You For Earth Day

Beautiful Parks Near You For Earth Day

Beautiful Parks Near You For Earth Day

Beautiful Parks Near You For Earth Day

There is no better way to spend Earth Day than at a beautiful state park with your friends or family! But choosing one can be challenging when there are so many. Allow us to help! This weekend, why not discover Powell Butte Nature Park, just minutes from the Lodges at Lake Salish.

While Salish Ponds City Park is right in our own backyard, it is often nice to get out and explore a new park! Powell Butte Nature Park is one of the most expansive parks in the area, guaranteeing something for everyone. The sixty-one-acre parks feature over eight miles of trails, ranging in difficulty from easy to challenging. The trails are not just a great way to break a sweat, but also get great views of the park, as well as its plant and wildlife. The park also features a fantastic view, dubbed the “Summit of Endless Views,” so if you plan on hiking up, be sure to bring a camera!

Don’t wait any longer, make a plan to visit Powell Butte Nature Park today! The park is located at 16160 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97236, just a fifteen-minute drive from the Lodges at Lake Salish Apartments in Fairview, OR.

Best Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrations Near You

Apartments in Farview

Best Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrations Near You

Apartments in Farview

There are so many Saint Patrick’s Day events in the Portland area, making picking one a difficult task. One of the best Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations in our area is the family-friendly Sellwood-Moreland’s 20th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade!

The festivities will commence with the Sellwood Middle School Marching Band leading a long parade that will feature fire trucks, police motorcycles, and bagpipes! The parade route circles through the streets of Sellwood-Moreland, beginning and ending at Saint Agatha School. Afterward, enjoy the Irish themed festival. At the carnival-like event, there will be a cakewalk, as well as Irish music and dancing. In addition to entertainment, there will be tasty food from local food trucks and Ireland’s famous Guinness beer. The parade begins at noon, with the festival starting immediately after at 12:30 PM and lasting until 5:00 PM.

The best part of all? This event is free! The Sellwood-Moreland’s 20th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade will be held rain or shine, so be sure to check the weather before attending. St. Agatha School is located at 7960 SE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97202, just a thirty-minute drive from the Lodges at Lake Salish Apartments in Fairview, OR.

Popular Places for Date Night This Week

Date Night in Fairview

Popular Places for Date Night This Week

Date Night in Fairview

The perfect date night does not have to be time-consuming or challenging! All around the Lodges at Lake Salish Apartments in Fairview, OR are a variety of excellent date night destinations!

Just down the road in Troutdale is the Black Rabbit Restaurant, one of the more famous places in the area. The Black Rabbit Restaurant features a romantic setting and a fantastic American menu that features options for everyone! While the wild boar entree might catch your eye, make sure to save room for dessert, as the chocolate cake is a perfect finish to a complete meal.

The Riverview Restaurant, also located in Troutdale, is the premier romantic outing destination in the area. Is there anything more romantic than sharing an upscale meal while watching the sun go down over the water? We highly recommend you call ahead and get reservations as Riverview fills with couples on the weekend, due to its romantic atmosphere and renowned menu.

No matter what you and your partner are looking for during your upcoming date night, there are plenty of options within driving distance. So make plans today! The Black Rabbit Restaurant is located at 2126 SW Halsey St, Troutdale, OR, while the Riverview can be found at 29311 SE Stark St, Troutdale, OR. Both are within a fifteen-minute drive of the Lodges at Lake Salish Apartments in Fairview, OR.

Alternative New Year’s Resolutions to Make in 2018

resolutionsThe new year brings with a chance to begin again, which often means New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, most resolutions fall by the wayside come March. Instead of making a bunch of resolutions that might not last, here are a few alternative ideas to try in 2018.

 

Make a Bucket List

Why not make a bucket list for the year ahead? Maybe you want to try a new food. Or perhaps you want to finally get to that one book you’ve been meaning to read. Making a bucket list is way more exciting and less restrictive than a list of resolutions. Plus, you have all year long to accomplish your goals! You can even consider making a 2018 bucket list for the entire family or with your partner. Get creative!

 

Focus on a 30-Day Challenge

Instead of trying to focus on a bunch of things all at once, give yourself a 30-day challenge. Let’s say you’re trying to get organized in 2018. Focus on decluttering one aspect of your life, one day at a time. Let’s say you finally organize your digital photos one afternoon. Or, you can spend one day finally getting the Tupperware organized. The key is to focus on small tasks each day for 30 days.

Two Reasons to Make The Lodges at Lake Salish Your Home

You will find few apartments as gorgeous as The Lodges at Lake Salish. If you are considering joining our community, here are two reasons that we hope will turn your musings into a reality:

  1. Our spacious apartments feature 9-foot ceilings (in some cases vaulted and displaying ledges). They offer kitchen islands, large patios, walk-in closets, and in-unit washers and dryers. The apartments are part of a community that enjoys fantastic amenities like a fitness center, a lakeside pool and spa, and a clubhouse with a theater room.
  2. It will only take one look at our location to understand why we rave about the views that you will enjoy from your home. Located at the shore of East Salish Pond, The Lodges at Lake Salish will infuse you with an incomparable feeling of serenity and gift you with some of the most gorgeous sunsets of your life.

Your family will thrive at The Lodges at Lake Salish. We look forward to having you as our neighbor!

A Holiday Concert to Add to Your Calendar

concertIt’s one of the busiest times of the year so a holiday concert might be just what you need to slow down. One of the ways you can do just that is by taking the family out for a holiday-inspired live performance. The Portland Columbia Symphony is one of the area’s premiere ensembles and this year, they’re presenting “The Night Before Christmas.” It’s an event that will have you feeling “holly jolly” in no time.

 

This concert features 13 brass performers as well as some talented percussionists. It’s snappy, jazzy, and brassy all mixed into one unforgettable performance. You’re sure to recognize some of your favorite holiday tunes and even be surprised by some unexpected ones, too. If you need a way to get into the spirit this December and enjoy the holiday season, now is your chance!

 

Concert Details:

  • Date & Time: “The Night Before Christmas” will take place this Sunday, November 17 at 3:00 pm.
  • Concert Location: The concert will be held in nearby Portland at the Mt. Hood Community College Theater.
  • Tickets: Ticket prices are $25 for adults and $10 for those 18 and under.

 

Do something the entire family can enjoy! To purchase tickets and find more information, go the event website here.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2018 at Mt Hood Lanes

When you have kids your heart is divided between celebrating the New Year as a family and/or staying up late and creating a ruckus at midnight. If you’re trying to decide which way to go, we have a suggestion: do them both and do them close by at Mt Hood Lanes in Gresham.

From 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm lanes will rent at $75 (shoes included), for as many games as you want, with party favors and a mock countdown for your little ones at 8 pm. That will be followed by a Family Monte Carlo New Year, from 10 pm to 1:30 am, when lanes will rent at $175 for 3 games, with unlimited pizza, soda, and meatballs, champagne or sparkling cider at midnight, and hats and party favors. Does that sound like fun? Take a look at the details here and then call them to make a reservation.

We hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones, and a safe and fun New Year’s Eve. We will “see you” again in 2018!