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Every year Portland shuts down all of the major road, bridges and highways for one of the largest community bike rides in the world, with 18,000 people participating. This week, we take you on the 13 mile, six bridge ride of the 2016 Providence Bridge Pedal with two videos – one showing the sights and action of the ride and the other showing a 20x time lapse of the entire route.

Each time I visit the Oregon Zoo, I wonder about who the animals at the zoo are and where they came from. So this week, we made a video that introduces you to the animals at the major exhibits.

This week, we bring you the Portlander’s Guide to the Oregon Zoo – where we talk about how to get there, what there is to see and do, what the food options are and discuss the animal and construction changes – all to help you plan your own visit to the Zoo!

This week we take you on a guided tour of the Portland Children’s Museum to explore its activities, see the new outdoor area and help you plan your visit.

This week, we explore your options for sledding near Portland and take you to our favorite place with advice on how to make your trip a memorable experience for the whole family.

This week, we take you on a guided tour of OMSI to see the exhibits, attractions, food options and help you plan your visit. OMSI sits right on the bank of the Willamette River in Portland area and has several exhibit halls, hands on laboratory areas, and special features like the USS Blueback Submarine, a panoramic Theatre, a rotating exhibit hall, a Planetarium, an excellent scientific gift shop and more.

This week, we take you to explore the submarine USS Blueback, docked next to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland, Oregon. This Barbal-class diesel electric submarine was first launched as SS-581 in 1959 and was in service until decommissioning in 1990. In 1994 the submarine was docked alongside of OMSI and has been available for tours since.

This week, we take you to Horning’s Hideout to experience the easiest fishing near Portland, learn how to clean a trout from a professional, and see the other offerings around the private lake.

This week, we take you to explore the activities found at Bauman Farms during their fall Pumpkin Patch. There are a plenty of great activities from kids to kids at heart. One day a year, they hold a giant vegetable contest and drop a giant pumpkin or squash onto a car from a crane (quite the site to see!).