The month of May is an exciting time in Portland. The change of season means the weather is getting warmer and bringing with it more opportunity to get outside and enjoy some outdoor activities near our Portland motel. In the heart of southeast Portland, near the Hawthorne shopping district, the annual Mt. Tabor Art Walk happens during the weekend of May 20-21st. The event features artists showcasing their work at over 20 sites around Mt. Tabor Park. It’s a great excuse to take a stroll around the neighborhood enjoying art from a wide variety of disciplines and meeting some of the local artists presenting their work.

During Memorial Day weekend, over 150 wineries around Oregon and Southwest Washington participate in Memorial Weekend in the Wine Country. In this much anticipated annual event, world class wineries offer special tasting menus, food pairings, live music and more during the festival. Several participating wineries are located not far from our Portland motel in Hood River, Oregon, and Lyle, Washington, where you can take the opportunity to enjoy a day of leisurely wine tasting in the scenic Columbia Gorge. It’s the perfect time of year to sample award-winning wines from top-notch vineyards. For more information on the festival, please visit http://www.oregonwinepress.com/memorial-day-weekend-2017.