Tienken’s Take – July 2023

Time for a Portland Staycation?

A staycation is a great way to take a break from your daily hustle without having to leave the area. It also allows you to discover new things you may have overlooked. With Portland offering many different adventures, you have endless ways to enjoy a staycation here. To get you started, here are some ideas to make the most of a staycation in Portland!

Explore the City like a Tourist: Take a day to explore the city like a tourist on the 4T trail! You’ll take on a trail, a tram, a trolley, and a train for a one-of-a-kind, multi-modal 10 mile loop that connects trails in the hills of SW Portland with the South Waterfront and downtown. Without breaks, the loop will take you around 4 hours.

Immerse Yourself in Music: For the music lovers, there’s plenty of summer events to fuel your soul. We recommend checking out concerts at the Oregon Zoo, Noon Tunes at Pioneer Courthouse Square, Music on Main next to Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, the Portland Festival Symphony, and concerts in Portland parks!

Recharge with a Spa Day: For a nice relaxing dip with views of the city, schedule a spa day at Knot Springs in SE Portland. You can book access to their Springs oasis, which includes a sauna, a steam room, two hot tubs with views of Portland, and for those that dare — a cold plunge.

Trade in the Couch on Movie Night: Tired of watching movies from your couch? Switch up the scenery on movie night with a viewing at Flicks on the Bricks at Pioneer Courthouse Square, go old-school at the 99W Drive-In Theater, or attend one of Portland’s movie showings in various parks across the city.

Learn a New Skill: A staycation is the perfect time to try a new cooking class, learn how to paint, take up yoga, or anything else you’ve been wanting to pick up but haven’t had the time for!

Become One With Nature: We’re fortunate to live in the Great Northwest, surrounded by ample nature to explore. If you’re looking for a day escape out of the city or suburbs, check out the Springwater Corridor Trail, a bicycle and pedestrian rail trail, or Powell Butte Nature Park, a family friendly nature area with hikes and bicycle trails among scenic vistas.


July Home Maintenance

Test carbon monoxide detectors | Clean the inside and outside of windows

Drain your water heater to keep it running efficiently | Dust ceiling fan blades to keep your home cool

Get wasps traps and hang them away from eating areas | Clean your porch lights

Check your window screens for holes


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