Iris Harrison Blogs

The Holiday List of things to do this week!

Hope your Christmas was merry! There's still great light displays to see around the area, and some New Year's Eve celebrations going on around town. Stay safe, be well, and keep rockin! ~Iris Dec 29 & 30 (5:30-9:30pm): Free Ice Skating and Family Fun Night at the Memorial Coliseum. Doors open... Read More

Your Holiday List of Cool Yule Events in Portland

Now-Dec 21: The Annual Christmas Ship Parade, with 50 boats with Christmas lights cruise the Columbia River and the Willamette River. Now - Dec. 28: The Train to Christmas Town, with a visit from Santa and his elves. It’s a 75-minute train ride along the Columbia River. With cocoa, cookies and... Read More

If your Holiday isn't happy, how do you cope?

The holidays are a mixed bag of events and emotions for me. On one hand, I love the lights, TSO shows, and thoughts of family and friends getting together for those great lasting holiday memories. On the other hand, it’s a time when I’ve lost family and friends, and those anniversaries bring up the... Read More

More Holiday Activities in the Portland Area

Now-Dec 21: The Annual Christmas Ship Parade , with 50 boats with Christmas lights cruise the Columbia River and the Willamette River. Now - Dec. 28: The Train to Christmas Town , with a visit from Santa and his elves. It’s a 75-minute train ride along the Columbia River. With cocoa, cookies and... Read More

Holiday Events in the Portland Area!

Sometimes an experience is better than more "stuff" and here's a list to get you going! The weather this week is great, and what a wonderful time to enjoy the outdoor light displays. Happy Holidays! ~Iris Now – Dec 10: Scrooge: The Musical is a community theater show for only $10 at Sellwood... Read More

Holiday Things to do in the Portland area and more!

I'm back from a wonderful holiday, and ready for more. Here's some things to do around the Portland area and beyond! Enjoy! ~Iris Here’s several community tree-lighting ceremonies : Dec. 1 - Tualatin Dec. 2 - Alberta Main Street Dec. 2 - Beaverton Dec. 2 - Milwaukie (and the Umbrella Parade) Dec. 2... Read More

Daltrey needs time off!

Roger Daltrey just finished some solo dates, says he needs to take time off. But he still hopes Townshend gets tired of sitting home "making tea" so they can resume work as The Who. Townshend recently said he was "preparing to take a one year ‘sabbatical’ from all the things I normally do in my... Read More

Iris' Weekly List of Cool Northwest Events

These are sort of the pre-holiday days, but that doesn't mean there aren't some holiday based things to do around here. So, if you're into getting decorated or being ahead in your gift giving, have at it. And if you want to avoid that stuff until after Thanksgiving, I get it! So here's things to do... Read More

Marketing 101 with Jimmy Buffett!

Jimmy Buffett's line of Margaritaville items just keeps growing. First there were the restaurants. Link here to find out where all the locations are. There's plenty of places to get wasted away. If you haven't heard, he's already building retirement communities for like minded people who want to... Read More