Skiers Show Respect and Consideration at Mount Hood Meadows During Covid-19 Pandemic

Skiers Show Respect and Consideration at Mount Hood Meadows During Covid-19 Pandemic

A Lifestyle Story: Skiers are getting the hang of adhering to new Covid-19 restrictions at Mount Hood Meadows (MHM). Many have been impressed with the respect shown by others.

Physical distancing, face masks, regular sanitizing, individual responsibility, and accountability are required for guests and employees.

Skiers must buy tickets in advance, so here’s a link: https://www.skihood.com/ Mount Hood Meadows is the largest ski resort on Mount Hood. It’s located about 67 miles east of Portland.

MHM spokesperson, Dave Tragethon explains how skiers should think about hitting the slopes. “Think of Meadows as your fitness and meditation center. Come on up, get your workout, spend time reflecting, gain some insight, and then head back down the mountain refreshed. Make room for others who are in need of this same enrichment.”

The team at Meadows put together a video of one “Bluebird Day” in mid-December, with, “Fresh snow from the night before, temps in the teens, and a great groom. A lot of mountain open, with all six high-speed quads, plus four other lifts operating, helped spread out the crowd.”

Dave Tragethon explains that messaging about being patient and kind is resonating with skiers who have taken 2020 suggestions to heart, including:

  • Giving each other space at the lift lines
  • Observing and respecting the indoor capacity signage
  • Sharing outdoor dining space – limiting their time to the allotted 30 minutes and only for those who have purchased
  • Giving space on shuttle buses and in the queuing lines
  • Being considerate of those who are arriving for the noon and 2 PM shifts. Once you’ve got your turns in, head out to make room for others coming in
  • If Meadows reaches parking capacity, don’t park in other Sno-Parks, such as Teacup – leave room for others who want to cross country ski or snowshoe. There is no shuttling service to these Sno-Parks, and hiking is dangerous

“We thank all those who are putting others first while protecting themselves by wearing face masks properly at all times in our parking lots, lodge and deck areas, in lift lines, and on the lifts. Let’s take this spirit of caring for each other another step when planning our time on the mountain.”

Liftlines can be a bit longer than usual even though attendance is limited. Because of Covid-19, skiers are no longer seated four across with people from outside of their families. Most skiers ride up two at a time.

Masks are required on chairlifts and in lift lines.

Covid-19 protocols also necessitate that masks or face coverings are required:

•    Indoors at all times (except when eating)
•    On shuttles
•    In parking lots
•    All other outdoor locations where you can’t maintain six feet of distance from those not in your party

From Mount Hood Meadows, here are answers to FAQ:

Are reservations required? Season pass holders don’t need a reservation. Lift tickets must be purchased online in advance by at least 3 PM the day before you want to come up. Lessons and rentals must be purchased at least 48 hours in advance online. We will not sell any tickets, lessons or rentals at the resort this season.When do I need to purchase a lift ticket? Tickets must be purchased online in advance by at least 3 PM the day before you want to come up. Lessons and rentals need to be purchased online at least 48 hours in advance.What days can I use my Value Pass? Value Passes are valid every day, but on Peak Days they won’t work until 2 PM. Peak Days are December 26 – January 3, Saturdays and Sundays from January to March 7, MLK and Presidents Day Mondays. Get all the details on our Value Pass FAQ page.What if I want to use my Value Pass during the day on a Peak Day? You will need to purchase a ticket to ride during the day on a Peak Day.

When is my Night Pass valid? Night Passes are valid starting December 16, 2020, Wednesday through Sunday nights (from 2 to 9 PM), as well as extended night operations during the holidays. Night operations are scheduled to run through early March.

Do I need a reservation with my USSA Gold Pass? No, but you do need to pick up a ticket from the Concierge Desk.

Do I need a reservation with my Elite Pass? No, you can either purchase a pass and piece of media for $12 for the season, or just a piece of media for $2 and come have it reloaded at the Ticket Booth when you want to use it.

I have a season pass, but couldn’t park in the lot because it was full. Is there anything you can do? We are sorry you didn’t get in the lot. On busy days, we recommend getting here early or planning on coming up in the evening for night skiing and riding.

What if I come up without a Season Pass or lift ticket – can I take my chances? No, sorry lift tickets, lessons and rentals must be purchased online in advance. We will not be selling these at the resort this season.

What if I lost my pass? You can get a new piece of RFID media to replace your lost pass for $2 at the ticket booth outside the main lodge, or at the ticket windows at HRM.

Portland Opera Holiday Sing-Along Brings Virtual Holiday Cheer

Portland Opera Holiday Sing-Along Brings Virtual Holiday Cheer

Portland, OR. The Portland Opera is teaming up with All Classical Portland to bring you some virtual cheer this holiday season. It’s a program they’re calling the Winter Wonderland Sing-Along.

This special 1-hour program will be broadcast on All Classical Portland 89.9 on Sunday, Dec 20th at noon and will feature seasonal favorites and stories with on-air host Suzanne Nance and special guest soprano and Artistic Advisor Karen Slack.

Portland Opera has crafted a way for listeners to sing-along karaoke-style to a curated songbook of holiday classics online with recorded accompaniment by pianist David Saffert. Record your family singing and tag the opera at @portlandopera and @allclassicalportland or email your videos and Portland Opera will repost: [email protected]

 

Portland Opera is also encouraging you to contribute what you’re able to support its ongoing efforts.

The holiday celebration also includes sing-alongs from past years recorded in All Classical Portland’s studios, and performances by countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen (who was to make his Portland Opera debut as Tamerlano in our production of Vivaldi’s Bajazet last spring), flutist Adam Eccleston, and pianist David Saffert. Don’t miss program highlights such as Luciano Pavarotti‘s recording of “Adeste Fidelis” and Leontyne Price singing “Ave Maria.”

Portland Opera has crafted a way for listeners to sing-along karaoke-style to a curated songbook of holiday classics online with recorded accompaniment by pianist David Saffert. Record your family singing and tag the opera at @portlandopera and @allclassicalportland or email your videos and Portland Opera will repost: [email protected]

From Portland Opera: We hope this program produced by All Classical Portland inspires you to gather virtually and safely with friends and family this Sunday to spread joy and seasonal cheer. Portland Opera’s mission is to inspire, challenge and uplift our audiences by creating productions of high artistic quality that celebrate the beauty and breadth of opera.

From All Classical Portland: We stream worldwide at allclassical.org and broadcasts on KQAC 89.9FM in Portland and Vancouver; KQOC 88.1 FM in Newport and Lincoln City; KGHR 88.1 FM in Hood River and The Dalles; KQHR 96.3 FM in the Gorge; KGMI 88.9 FM in Manzanita; 95.7 FM in Corvallis; and KSLC 90.3 FM in McMinnville

Lifestyle Story: Mt. Hood Skibowl Opens and Cosmic Tubing Will Soon Light Up Night Sky

Lifestyle Story: Mt. Hood Skibowl Opens and Cosmic Tubing Will Soon Light Up Night Sky

Government Camp, OR. Mt. Hood Skibowl is now open for skiing and snowboarding. Ski Bowl managers say they’ll be operating with limited terrain on Multorpor, via the Lower Bowl (West Side). Skiers and Riders will be directed to the West Side and lift tickets will be sold on the west side only. The Eastside will be supporting Tubing operations.

As usual, the resort will host Cosmic Tubing®. Every weekend and holiday during the winter (and through Spring Break), the resort’s Snow Tube and Adventure Park transforms into a one-of-a-kind snowy scene complete with pulsing colored lights and bumping music. It’s all part of Ski Bowl’s Cosmic Tubing experience

There are over 600,000 LED lights, laser light shows, black lights, colored lights, rocking music, and more.

For tubing, Skibowl has Mt. Hood’s only dual conveyor lifts.
Night skiing operations are slated to start Monday and will operate through the week weather permitting.

Here’s a video about Cosmic Tubing:

Cosmic Tubing is open *Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays. (*Fridays after December 18th). It’s $38 dollars for adults and $33 for kids. Be sure to check with Skibowl before you head up to the mountain.

From Skibowl:

Our mission remains to make Skibowl fun and accessible for all families who want to enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities. Less than an hour east of Portland, Skibowl has emerged as a family-friendly alpine resort with something for everyone. For Skiers and Riders, Skibowl provides snow riders with 960 acres in the Mt. Hood National Forest. The resort features 34 fully lit night runs, 65 runs total and a vertical drop of 1,500. The longest run is the 3-mile Skyline trail, starting at 5,100 feet. With the most Black Diamond runs anywhere in Oregon, Skibowl appeals to accomplished riders, night and day. Those in the know are lured to Skibowl’s Outback, the legendary expansive terrain with forested steeps, open glades and ungroomed slopes that are nothing short of heavenly.

First Tech Federal Credit Union Awards Nearly $200,000 to 17 Oregon Nonprofits

First Tech Federal Credit Union Awards Nearly $200,000 to 17 Oregon Nonprofits

Hillsboro, OR.  First Tech Federal Credit Union is awarding more than $419,000 in grants to 40 nonprofit organizations in Washington, Oregon, and California. In Oregon, First Tech awarded $195,500 to 17 community organizations. “Hunger isn’t just a lone empty belly; it’s a community-wide symptom of systemic barriers to employment, housing, healthcare, and more,” shared Susannah Morgan, Oregon Food Bank CEO. “With strong community support like the First Tech Innovation Grant, we can remove these barriers and help end hunger in our communities — especially among people of color and others who disproportionately experience poverty here in Oregon.”

Oregon First Tech employees also lend a hand in-person to help local organizations, like the Hillsboro Public Library.

Oregon First Tech Innovation Grant partners include:

  • BienestarHillsboro$5,000 to support the COVID-19 Response Communications Project, implementing new and innovative technology solutions to quickly distribute reliable, bilingual information about COVID-19 to Bienestar residents.
  • Bradley AnglePortland$5,000 to support the Survivor Assistance Fund, providing resources for domestic abuse survivors to obtain stable housing.
  • Clackamas Service Center Inc.Portland$5,000 to support the COVID-19 Responsive Community Nutrition program, addressing food insecurity with customized food boxes.
  • Clackamas Women’s ServicesOregon City$4,000 to provide an innovative model of delivery for emergency shelter and support services for victims of domestic and sexual violence during COVID-19.
  • Coalition for Communities of ColorPortland$5,000 to support The Research Justice Institute, engaging with its culturally specific member organizations to co-construct a data justice strategy.
  • Community Action OrganizationHillsboro$7,500 to provide emergency rent and utility assistance to protect low-income families that lost income due to evictions and homelessness during COVID-19.
  • Friends of the Children – PortlandPortland$10,000 to support the No Matter What Initiative, providing professional mentorship and essential relationships for 500+ youth over the next 12 months.
  • Growing GardensPortland$5,000 to support the Youth Grow and Home Gardens programs, ensuring that low-income families and children have access to healthy food and positive food resources during COVID-19.
  • Marion-Polk Food Share Inc.Salem$7,000 to support the Nourishing Neighbors Through Food Distribution/Production Programs to increase access to healthy food for all people in Marion and Polk counties.
  • Oregon Food Bank Inc.Portland$75,000 to support the Emerge Stronger Systems Change Project, a year-round civic engagement effort.
  • Partners for a Hunger Free OregonPortland; $5,000 in general operating funds to expand food access during and after the pandemic.
  • Portland Homeless Family SolutionsPortland$5,000 in general operating support of the 24-hour Family Village shelter for families with children.
  • Raphael House of PortlandPortland$22,000 to support the 2020 Virtual Gala, which helped raise funds for over 400 adults and children who rely on the Raphael House for shelter, housing, food and hygiene supplies, safety planning, financial aid, and more.
  • Store to DoorPortland$5,000 to Support A Week 2020, engaging community partners in a way that directly supports the clients and the grocery delivery service that meets their needs each week.
  • Urban GleanersPortland$15,000 to the 2021 Food Recovery to Fight Childhood Food Insecurity Initiative, fighting against childhood food insecurity by providing free and nutritious food to families.
  • Willamette West – Habitat for HumanityHillsboro$10,000 to support the 2021 Critical Home Repair Program, assisting homeowners in need of critical repairs that they cannot afford due to their income level.
  • With Love OregonTigard; $5,000 to the Retro Fitting Warehouse Space Initiative, as well as purchasing and distributing new mattresses to foster families.

Washington First Tech Innovation Grant Partners:

First Tech designated $101,000 in Washington to support community organizations; Washington First Tech Innovation Grant partners include:

  • Bellevue LifeSpringBellevue$5,000 to support Bellevue LifeSpring COVID-19 Food Response, providing Safeway vouchers for students who relied on free and reduced-price meals at school prior to the pandemic.
  • EastWest Food RescueRedmond$12,500 to fund a cold storage trailer for perishable foods including dairy, meat, fruit, and frozen foods that help address food insecurity in local communities.
  • FareStartSeattle$5,000 to support the Community Meals/Emergency Meals program, promoting food security for Seattle-area youth and adults during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Food LifelineSeattle$10,000 to aid the Regional Food Equity Initiative, providing farm workers and indigenous people with access to more culturally appropriate foods through COVID-19 response emergency mobile food distributions.
  • Friends of the Children – SeattleSeattle$10,000 to respond to food insecurity by delivering food and essential supplies to families in King County during COVID-19.
  • Issaquah Food & Clothing BankIssaquah$3,500 to youth programming, providing low barrier access to healthy, kid-friendly foods for students and families each week that school would normally be in session throughout the at-home learning phase.
  • HopelinkRedmond$10,000 to provide tools and resources for impoverished families to find financial stability.
  • Mary’s PlaceSeattle$5,000 to Popsicle Place, providing families with medically fragile children access to private rooms with 24-hour access, nutritious meals, supportive care coordination, and medical staff and volunteers.
  • Northwest HarvestSeattle$5,000 to provide curbside service of pre-bagged groceries for more than 4,000 people per week via the SODO Community Market, as well as biweekly pantry services via the Mobile Food Bank.
  • Seattle’s Union Gospel MissionSeattle; $10,000 to provide for the urgent physical needs of homeless individuals, starting them on a path out of homelessness and into a healthy life.
  • The Pike Place Market FoundationSeattle$5,000 to the Market Foundation, addressing food security for Market-area and downtown families by providing access to a food bank, subsidized CSA, and reduced-price shopping programs.
  • West Seattle Food BankSeattle$5,000 to the Emergency Rent & Utility Assistance Program to prevent eviction and homelessness for 1,300 individuals, utilizing technology to increase capacity and accessibility.
  • YWCA Clark CountyVancouver$15,000 to offset the impact of the pandemic with general operating support and for capacity building efforts.

California First Tech Innovation Grant Partners:

First Tech designated $122,750 in California to support community organizations; California First Tech Innovation Grant partners include:

  • Center for Excellence in NonprofitsRedwood City$10,000 to support the CEN Bay Area Capacity Building Initiative, aiding organizations that offer integral resources and training to communities hit hardest by the pandemic.
  • Friends of the Children – SF BAY AREASan Francisco$10,000 to support the Innovative Access to Nutritional Resources Project, providing high-quality produce to local families who live in food deserts.
  • Placer Food BankRoseville$10,000 to provide technology upgrades, allowing for efficient and effective communication with volunteers, hunger-relief partners and donors.
  • Raphael House of San Francisco Inc., San Francisco$14,000 to fund the Residential Shelter and Bridge Services, providing families who are struggling with homelessness a safe, stable home where the entire family receives crucial support services to break the cycle of poverty and emerge from homelessness permanently.
  • Sacred Heart Community ServiceSan Jose$5,000 to the Building Equitable Food Systems project, providing low-income residents with the necessary materials to grow an organic garden in their home.
  • Second Harvest of Silicon ValleySan Jose$40,000 to aid 2020-2021 general operating support to feed families.
  • Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and EmpowermentSan Jose; $6,250 to support the Safe Park Program, providing a safe place to sleep for people experiencing homelessness.
  • Southwest YMCASan Jose; $6,250 to support the Safe Park Program and emergency financial assistance for families experiencing homelessness due to the pandemic.
  • Valley VerdeSan Jose$15,000 to support community food systems through a combination of urban gardening and entrepreneurship to build healthier, more self-sufficient communities.
  • West Valley Community ServiceSan Jose; $6,250 to support the Safe Park Program and emergency financial assistance to support families impacted most by the pandemic.

From First Tech Federal Credit Union:

ABOUT FIRST TECH FEDERAL CREDIT UNION’S COMMUNITY COMMITMENT
First Tech Federal Credit Union is committed to supporting the next generation of leaders, thinkers and innovators. In 2019, First Tech provided $3.29 million in charitable giving and more than 30,000 employee volunteer hours to the community; directing dollars and time to nonprofit partners who provide programs and services to children and families in need. First Tech’s philanthropic focus areas include support for education (STEM, early childhood literacy, financial education and scholarships), research (Credit Union for Kids and Supportive Health Service) and innovation (food, safety and shelter). Visit www.firsttechfed.com/community to learn more about the ways First Tech pays it forward throughout the year.

ABOUT FIRST TECH FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
First Tech Federal Credit Union is a $14+ billion institution headquartered in San Jose, California. It is the nation’s premier credit union serving the world’s leading technology-oriented companies and their employees, including HP Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft, Agilent, Intel, Cisco, Amazon, Nike, Intuit, Google, and more. First Tech is recognized as the industry catalyst for delivering effortless banking experiences to more than 620,000 members through its 39 branch locations, more than 5,600 CO-OP Shared Branch locations, 30,000 CO-OP Network ATMs, and online platforms. First Tech offers a full range of financial services, including traditional banking, online banking, mortgages, financial planning, various consumer loans, and insurance services. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Lender. For more information, visit www.firsttechfed.com.

 

Christmas Ships Parade Sticking to Holiday Schedule Despite Pandemic

Christmas Ships Parade Sticking to Holiday Schedule Despite Pandemic

Portland, OR. The Christmas Ships will be parading for fifteen nights this holiday season, December 4th through December 22nd (with just a couple of nights off). Organizers say, “We’re excited to continue the parade this year and offer some form of normalcy in such an abnormal time. Our lighted boat parade is an event that people can enjoy and view safely this holiday season. Even if you just catch a glimpse of us on the water while driving, we hope we brighten your evening.”

The boats, 14 to 65 feet long, are brightly decorated for the holiday season. Up to 60-holiday boats are expected to make up the two fleets.

The Christmas Ship Fleet averages about 55 to 60 boats between the two Columbia and Willamette River fleets.

The privately-owned vessels come from Portland, Vancouver, McMinnville, Salem and Hood River areas. Some of the ship’s owners have been part of the Christmas tradition for more than 30 years.

The Christmas ship parade is on its way.

Christmas Shipowners are getting ready to set sail for their 66th year as residents make plans to watch the colorful flotillas during the parade’s 2020 holiday season.

Organizers remind spectators to stay six feet apart, wear masks, and follow all other protocols to stay safe from the spread of COVID-19. “We are scheduled to parade 15 nights and there are many places along the parade routes to watch without crowding. Check our schedule and plan ahead. We want you to enjoy our parade in the best of health and well-being!”

The nonprofit is also looking for donations. The primary funding source is the waterfront business community. Many of these businesses have been hit hard by the pandemic and are not able to donate this year. Donations help to defray the cost of administering, maintaining and promoting the non-profit. Christmas Ships, Inc. is an all-volunteer organization. Here’s a link to the donate page:  https://www.christmasships.org/make-a-donation

Below is the schedule for the Willamette Fleet:

(There are four nights where the ships don’t sail, so check the Columbia and Willamette River schedules. Due to COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings, there will be no “Meet & Greet” gatherings with the fleet.)

COMBINED
04 Dec
2020
07:00 PM

North Portland Harbor – Combined Fleet

Route Details 7:00PM – The combined fleet (Columbia River and Willamette River Fleets) assemble heading upriver in front of Salty’s Restaurant, 38th/NE Marine Drive and turns at NE 42nd St […]
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05 Dec
2020
06:00 PM
COMBINED

Camas / Washougal – Combined Fleet

Route Details 6:00 PM – The combined fleet (Columbia River and Willamette River Fleets) assembles in front of Port of Camas/Washougal and parades in the area for about an hour. The fleet […]
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08 Dec
2020
07:00 PM
WILLAMETTE

Johns Landing to Fremont Bridge Area

Route Details 7:00PM – The Willamette Fleet assembles in front of Riverplace Marina, (1750 SW Harbor Way, Portland). The fleet will make their way upriver, past the Old Spaghetti Factory, […]
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09 Dec
2020
07:00 PM
WILLAMETTE

Milwaukie

Route Details 7:00PM – The Willamette Fleet assembles in front of RiverPlace Marina, (1750 SW Harbor Way, Portland) and travels upriver to the area of the Milwaukie Boat Ramp. At the boat […]
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10 Dec
2020
07:00 PM
WILLAMETTE

Johns Landing to Fremont Bridge Area

Route Details 7:00PM – The Willamette Fleet assembles in front of Riverplace Marina, (1750 SW Harbor Way, Portland). The fleet will make their way upriver, past the Old Spaghetti Factory, […]
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11 Dec
2020
07:00 PM
WILLAMETTE

Milwaukie / Oregon Yacht Club

Route Details 7:00PM – The Willamette Fleet assembles in front of RiverPlace Marina, (1750 SW Harbor Way, Portland) and travels upriver to the area of the Milwaukie Boat Ramp. At the boat […]
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12 Dec
2020
06:00 PM
COMBINED

St Helens – Combined Fleet

Route Details 6:00PM – The combined fleet (Columbia River and Willamette River Fleets) assembles at the St. Helens City Docks and heads downriver to Columbia City, and weather/river […]
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13  Dec
2020
04:30 PM
COMBINED

Scappoose / Multnomah Channel – Combined Fleet

Route Details 4:30PM – The combined fleet (Columbia River and Willamette River Fleets) meets in the afternoon at Coon Island and leave for Scappoose arriving approximately 5:00PM then […]
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16 Dec
2020
07:00 PM
WILLAMETTE

Milwaukie

Route Details 7:00PM – The Willamette Fleet assembles in front of RiverPlace Marina, (1750 SW Harbor Way, Portland) and travels upriver to the area of the Milwaukie Boat Ramp. At the boat […]
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17 Dec
2020
07:00 PM
WILLAMETTE

Johns Landing to Fremont Bridge Area

Route Details 7:00PM – The Willamette Fleet assembles in front of Riverplace Marina, (1750 SW Harbor Way, Portland). The fleet will make their way upriver, past the Old Spaghetti Factory, […]
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18 Dec
2020
07:00 PM
WILLAMETTE

Milwaukie / Oregon Yacht Club

Route Details 7:00PM – The Willamette Fleet assembles in front of RiverPlace Marina, (1750 SW Harbor Way, Portland) and travels upriver to the area of the Milwaukie Boat Ramp. At the boat […]
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19 Dec
2020
04:30 PM
COMBINED

Lake Oswego – Combined Fleet

Route Details 4:30PM – The combined fleet (Columbia River and Willamette River Fleets) will leave RiverPlace Marina headed to Lake Oswego, arriving about 6:00PM, subject to weather and […]
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20 Dec
2020
05:00 PM
COMBINED

St. Johns Bridge – Combined Fleet

Route Details 5:00PM – The combined fleet (Columbia River and Willamette River Fleets) assemble in front of RiverPlace Marina, (1750 SW Harbor Way, […]
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21 Dec
2020
07:00 PM
WILLAMETTE

Milwaukie

Route Details 7:00PM – The Willamette Fleet assembles in front of RiverPlace Marina, (1750 SW Harbor Way, Portland) and travels upriver to the area of the Milwaukie Boat Ramp. At the boat […]
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22 Dec
2020
07:00 PM
WILLAMETTE

Johns Landing to Fremont Bridge Area

Route Details 7:00PM – The Willamette Fleet assembles in front of Riverplace Marina, (1750 SW Harbor Way, Portland). The fleet will make their way upriver, past the Old Spaghetti Factory, […]
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Below is the schedule for the Columbia Fleet:

COMBINED
04 Dec
2020
07:00 PM

North Portland Harbor – Combined Fleet

Route Details 7:00PM – The combined fleet (Columbia River and Willamette River Fleets) assemble heading upriver in front of Salty’s Restaurant, 38th/NE Marine Drive and turns at NE 42nd St […]
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05 Dec
2020
06:00 PM
COMBINED

Camas / Washougal – Combined Fleet

Route Details 6:00 PM – The combined fleet (Columbia River and Willamette River Fleets) assembles in front of Port of Camas/Washougal and parades in the area for about an hour. The fleet […]
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08 Dec
2020
07:00 PM
COLUMBIA

I-5 Bridge area / Hayden Bay

Unfortunately we will not be going in to Hayden Bay this season. The rest of our route on this night is not affected (Hayden Bay is just a small portion of our route). Between water levels and the added […]
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09 Dec
2020
07:00 PM
COLUMBIA

James M Gleason Boat Ramp, Washington Shoreline

Route Details 7:00PM – Columbia Fleet assembles in front of James M. Gleason Boat Ramp, 43rd/NE Marine Drive. Tonight the fleet will remain the first hour in the area of the boat ramp, and […]
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10 Dec
2020
07:00 PM
COLUMBIA

I-5 Bridge area / Hayden Bay

Unfortunately we will not be going in to Hayden Bay this season. The rest of our route on this night is not affected (Hayden Bay is just a small portion of our route). Between water levels and the added […]
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11 Dec
2020
07:00 PM
COLUMBIA

North Portland Harbor

Route Details 7:00PM – Columbia River Fleet assembles headed upriver in front of Salty’s Restaurant, 38th/NE Marine Drive and turns at NE 42nd St to head downriver to North Portland Harbor. […]
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12 Dec
2020
06:00 PM
COMBINED

St Helens – Combined Fleet

Route Details 6:00PM – The combined fleet (Columbia River and Willamette River Fleets) assembles at the St. Helens City Docks and heads downriver to Columbia City, and weather/river […]
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13 Dec
2020
04:30 PM
COMBINED

Scappoose / Multnomah Channel – Combined Fleet

Route Details 4:30PM – The combined fleet (Columbia River and Willamette River Fleets) meets in the afternoon at Coon Island and leave for Scappoose arriving approximately 5:00PM then […]
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16 Dec
2020
07:00 PM
COLUMBIA

James M Gleason Boat Ramp, Washington Shoreline

Route Details 7:00PM – Columbia Fleet assembles in front of James M. Gleason Boat Ramp, 43rd/NE Marine Drive. Tonight the fleet will remain the first hour in the area of the boat ramp, and […]
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17 Dec
2020
07:00 PM
COLUMBIA

I-5 Bridge area / Hayden Bay

Unfortunately we will not be going in to Hayden Bay this season. The rest of our route on this night is not affected (Hayden Bay is just a small portion of our route). Between water levels and the added […]
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18 Dec
2020
07:00 PM
COLUMBIA

I-205 Bridge area, Steamboat Landing

Route Details 7:00PM – Columbia Fleet assembles in front of James M Gleason Boat Ramp, 43rd/NE Marine Drive and continues upriver to the I-205 Bridge area and Steamboat Landing. The fleet […]
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19 Dec
2020
04:30 PM
COMBINED

Lake Oswego – Combined Fleet

Route Details 4:30PM – The combined fleet (Columbia River and Willamette River Fleets) will leave RiverPlace Marina headed to Lake Oswego, arriving about 6:00PM, subject to weather and […]
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20 Dec
2020
05:00 PM
COMBINED

St. Johns Bridge – Combined Fleet

Route Details 5:00PM – The combined fleet (Columbia River and Willamette River Fleets) assemble in front of RiverPlace Marina, (1750 SW Harbor Way, […]
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21 Dec
2020
07:00 PM
COLUMBIA

I-5 Bridge area / Hayden Bay

Unfortunately we will not be going in to Hayden Bay this season. The rest of our route on this night is not affected (Hayden Bay is just a small portion of our route). Between water levels and the added […]
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22 Dec
2020
07:00 PM
COLUMBIA

North Portland Harbor

Route Details 7:00PM – Columbia River Fleet assembles headed upriver in front of Salty’s Restaurant, 38th/NE Marine Drive and turns at NE 42nd St to head downriver to North Portland Harbor. […]
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From the Christmas Ship Parades:

You can support the Christmas Ship Parade at https://www.christmasships.org/make-a-donation

If you’ve never seen our parade before, you have many opportunities to see us. Figure out which river and night work best for you from our schedules: Columbia River Schedule -or- Willamette River Schedule.  The schedule details for each night list some of the best viewing locations to see us.  Sometimes that may be from a shoreline park or it may be from the warmth of a restaurant overlooking the river.  On the Willamette, you always have the opportunity to see us from a dinner cruise.  Make your reservations now, they book up fast!

How will you participate this year?  As a spectator or as a Christmas Ships skipper?  As long as you have a boat that can do at least 6 knots and have a desire to decorate it, we welcome anyone to join us.  It’s a fulfilling experience that you won’t forget.  Be warned, it is addictive!  The commitment can be whatever you want it to be.  Join us for one night or join us for all.  To see some of the benefits, please visit: Benefits. To sign up, please visit: Sign Up.