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Swan Island Dahlias in Canby rows of multi-colored tulips
Jarrod Lyman | 04/03/2020 |

Virtual Offerings in Mt. Hood Territory

While everyone practices social distancing, we know you may be missing out on some of your favorite Mt. Hood Territory experiences. Fortunately, many of our businesses are opening their doors in a virtual fashion, so you can enjoy a bit of what we have to offer without leaving your home.

From online classes to a Facebook Live tour, here are some of our partners who are doing fun things to keep you entertained while you maintain safe space. 

1. Mt. Hood Vacation Rentals

Take a trip through some of the most beautiful surroundings imaginable in and around the Mt. Hood National Forest, while also visiting a few of the stunning Mt. Hood Vacation Rentals cabins you can book, once travel has returned to normal. 

2. North American Bigfoot Center

One of the newest attractions in Mt. Hood Territory comes at the hands of Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" star Cliff Barackman who opened the North American Bigfoot Center last year in the small town of Boring. If you haven't made it out there yet or just need a bigfoot fix, be sure to watch the recording of their Facebook Live video. No worries if you miss it; the video will live on their page. 

3. World of Speed - Storytime Garage

While the World of Speed Motorsports Museum in Wilsonville had to delay the unveiling of their Ferrari exhibit, they're keeping the love of motorsports for their younger fans alive with Otto's Storytime Garage. Each week the museum's education director reads a different car-themed children's story to help keep kids entertained. Be sure to tune in via their Facebook page every Friday at 10:30am to hear the week's story. 

4. Arts Council of Lake Oswego Zine Exhibition Online

While their physical gallery is closed, the Arts Council of Lake Oswego has shifted their Zine exhibition to be online-only until at least April 28. Learn about this growing trend in grassroots communication that's all about the sharing of information outside of mainstream channels. 

5. Swan Island Dahlias

Swan Island Dahlias is helping everyone who has got a bit of extra time learn how to enhance their garden. They recently created an IGTV video about how they process their cuttings for the farm and how you can apply that insight to your own backyard. It's a good lesson for anyone looking to bring a bit of the annual Dahlia Festival into their own home. 

6. Alpacas at Marquam Hill Ranch

Who couldn't use a little cute right now, right? Head over to the Facebook page for Alpacas at Marquam Hill Ranch for daily videos. Some show the animals and their adorable personalities, others give a behind the scenes look at how an alpaca farm works. Either way, you get to see alpacas, so that's a win right there. 

7. Pickathon Concert a Day

Pickathon is an annual music festival happening every summer in Happy Valley. Starting April 8, they're teaming up with numerous bands, licensing agencies and charities to provide A Concert A Day. Every day at 1pm PDT, you can see a full set from one of Pickathon's many performances over the years. You can watch via Facebook, where you can also chat with the artist. Or you can tune in via Amazon Music or Youtube

8. Water Time Outfitters

Don't let your fishing skills fade because you can't get on the water. The expert guides at Watertime Outfitters are publishing weekly tips and tricks on their blog so your skills remain in peak condition. 

9. Take a virtual tour of Timberline Lodge

Few places are as iconic, or historic, as Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood. The WPA-era architecture, the beautiful surroundings and the amazing food choices make it a popular destination for generations of families. While you wait on your time to visit, take a virtual tour of the lodge thanks to Historyview Virtual Tours. 

10. Wooden Shoe Farm

Join in on a tour of Wooden Shoe Vineyards as they explore the beautiful grounds as well as walk through the various wines they offer. Plus get a look at the amazing tulip fields! 

Jarrod has been working in the tourism industry for more than 15 years. He helps develop strategy for Mt. Hood Territory web content as well as their social channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest, and works with local media promoting the amazing attractions here. He likes cake. 

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