Halloween is Better at the Oregon Zoo


The Halloween season is here! Looking for some fun places to visit this year with friends and family? Don’t forget about the Oregon Zoo. They have events and attractions lined up this October that are educational, safe, and exciting. Bet you didn’t think about making the zoo a part of your Halloween plans! Only a short drive from your Fairview apartment, it’s worth checking out. Here are some upcoming festivities.


Squishing of the Squash

October 27, 2017 – 11 am to 11:30 am

What is “Squishing of the Squash,” you ask? Well, it’s one of the zoo’s favorite traditions and you don’t want to miss it. The annual “Squishing of the Squash” is back. Where else can you watch some of the world’s largest animals demolish some of the largest pumpkins? At the Oregon Zoo, of course! Purchase your tickets here.


Halloween Saturday

October 28, 2017 – 10 am to 3 pm

If you have little ones, then make sure you take them to “Howloween Saturday” because it’s going to be a blast. Let them learn all about wildlife from the experts and later, join in on a scavenger hunt throughout the zoo to collect candy and prizes! Lion, tiger, and bear costumes are encouraged! You can purchase your tickets here.


Find fun and healthy pumpkins at Fazio Farms

Technically pumpkins are a fruit because they have seeds, but once cooked most people consider them a vegetable. Either way, this fruit/vegetable is quite good for you as it is full of potassium and Vitamin A. But the other great thing about pumpkins is that they are just plain fun. You can’t see one without thinking about a Halloween Jack-o-Lantern, or about your home decorated for the fall season. Or maybe even about a delicious pumpkin pie!

Do you still need to buy some pumpkins for your house? We can recommend Fazio Farms, a family business located at 9028 NE 13th Avenue in Portland 97211. They’re open from 4 pm to 8 pm during the week, and 9 am to 8 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. They can provide you with pumpkins of all sizes and colors, plus other fresh produce like cucumbers, squash, dill weed, and so forth.

Fazio Farms is just a 20-minute drive away from The Lodges. Find more information about them here.

Fall Activities near Fairview

Fall Activities

Summer is finally over but the fun isn’t! Looking for fun fall activities near Fairview can be difficult. Here is a list of activities that you’ll enjoy doing with friends or family this year!

Gourmet Apple Tasting:

A great fall activity near Fairview that is family-friendly is the Gourmet Apple Tasting that takes place on Oct. 13-15 & 20-22 at 10am-5pm! Taste a variety of apples and pears and experience how to freshly-press cider. Take home as many as 60 different pears and apples and enjoy all the fun activities during this event like face painting, scavenger hunts, coloring, and more! Bring the whole family and enjoy everything this event has to offer this year!

Witches Ball:

Another fun fall activity near Fairview is the Witches Ball! Get creative with a spooky costume this year and enjoy everything this event has to offer. Enter raffle drawings, “Scary and Sexy” themed costume contest, and more! Dress to impress at this spooky ball and love everything it has to offer!

Although summer has come to an end the fun continues throughout the fall! Start your fall season off with fun adventures and be sure to check out these fun fall activities near Fairview that you’ll love to do with friends or family!

Hiking Near Fairview


Local residents enjoy hiking near Fairview,  it gives them an opportunity to exercise in the great outdoors, bond with family and loved ones.

Springwater Corridor Trail, located in Gresham, OR  is a twenty-minute drive from Fairview, the park is available for many recreational activities including walking and hiking. This park houses several species of animals and vegetation, following the twenty-six mile Johnson Creek, Springwater Trail is where city meets nature. It’s an easy hike for elderly and children who prefer an asphalt path. Some attractions along the way include:

  • Johnson Creek
  • wildlife
  • wetlands
  • pioneer cemeteries
  • historic downtown Gresham and more

Check out Springwater Corridor Trail this weekend and enjoy an afternoon of sightseeing and family fun 

Another easy hiking trail near Fairview is Salish Ponds Wetland Park, open during all seasons of the year, located only one mile down the street from Fairview.  Salish Ponds is your neighborhood friendly community park, the trail features many paths, trees, birds, ducks, Coots and more. Bring the kids along for a family outing or take your dog for a walk along the waterside.

Labor Day Weekend is Upon Us!

Labor Day Weekend is just around the corner. This is the time for enjoying a much needed three day weekend, plus gathering together with family and friends for grilling and fun activities! We have a couple suggestions to add to your holiday weekend schedule.

If you’re the outdoors, nature lover type, you should check out the Blue Lake Regional Park! Just like its namesake, there is a beautiful lake where you can swim and boat, and there’s also fishing, an 18-hole disc golf course, hiking and biking trails, plus so, so much more! If you’d rather do something indoors and you’ve got a babysitter (or the kids are grown!), check out Ye Old Grog Distillery. They hand make all their own drinks, have tours and tastings, and even make ice cream for adults.

Overall, Fairview, Oregon has plenty to do for the weekend warriors and for those who want to relax. Have a safe and fun holiday weekend with those you love.

Recycled Tin Cans

Summer DIY

Summer DIY

It’s the perfect time for picnics, grilling, and outdoor parties. So why not invite some friends over and enjoy the summer while you can. We know outdoor parties are not ideal for apartment homes, however grilling on your patio is definately an option. Entertaining can be stressful but when you have awesome decor, there is no need to be! In this Summer DIY most of the materials, you already have. You will take your soup cans and recycle them into new pieces for your home decor.

Summer DIY

Courtesy of Apartment Therapy

What You Need: 

• Empty vegetable pet food or soup cans, cleaned out and labels removed
• Water
• Nail
• Hammer
• Scrap paper
• Ruler
• Tape
• Spray paint (optional)

How To:

Gather your tin cans,  remove labels, and clean thoroughly. Fill each can with water and freeze overnight. The ice helps prevents it from bending when you punch holes in the cans.

Decide on a design for your decoration. You can draw the pattern out ahead of time on a piece of graph paper and tape it to the can as a guide.

Take a sharp narrow nail above each mark on your pattern and gently tap it 3-4 times with the hammer until just the point has punched the tin can.  Repeat until the pattern is completed.

Next, you will need to melt the ice in your can. Rinse hot water until the ice block pops out and allow the can to dry.

Drop in some lighted votive candles and enjoy your new piece of decor!

You are ready for your house gatherings!

Weekend Destinations

If you’re needing some ideas for some fun weekend destinations, might we suggest a few? Fairview, OR has plenty to offer for everyone, regardless of age or status!

For the lovers of history, check out the Heslin House! It’s a quaint little museum and even has a historic jail on the grounds that’s fun for all ages. Maybe you’re more of an outdoors and wildlife type? Look no further than the Oxbow Regional Park! This beautiful place has swimming, kayaking, fishing, plus plenty of paths to experience nature up close and personal. Or maybe you’re wanting to experience nature in a different type of land setting? Salish Ponds Wetland Park is your answer. There’s two large ponds that provide great places to fish or just enjoy the scenery.

Whatever your preference, Fairview has plenty to do close by so you can plan your perfect Weekend Destination!

Welcoming the Lodges at Lake Salish

Lodges at Lake Salish

We know how difficult it may be searching for a place to call your new home. Searching for the right place may be tiring and frustrating. Here at Lodges at Lake Salish, we have everything you’ll be looking for!

Our apartments range from 1-2 bedrooms with up to 2.5 baths floor plans. Every apartment is equipped with full-size washer and dryers, large patios, large windows for spectacular lake views, and the perfect designer touches.

Within our Lodges at Lake Salish community, we offer covered parking, a full fitness center, a luxurious clubhouse with a theatre room, and nature trails. To ensure the best for our residents, we also have professional on-site management staff to provide exceptional service.

Whether you enjoy a nice day near a lakeside pool and spa or taking your furry friend for a walk thru our pet-friendly nature trails within the complex, here at Lodges at Lake Salish offers the best experience for you to call your new home!