Category Archives: geology

BOOK REVIEW: Loowit’s Legend: The Story of the Columbia River Gorge

If I wanted to teach my child about the Columbia River Gorge, that 80-mile canyon that stretches between Oregon and Washington, where multitudes of waterfalls – including Multnomah Falls – pour into the westward-bound Columbia River, we could head over … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: toward Mt. St. Helens

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Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

In mid-July, I took Patrick to Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument in Washington. Mt. St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980. It’s about a two-hour drive from Portland to the Johnston Ridge Observatory. We spent some time checking out the exhibits, … Continue reading

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Terra Tempo Time Travel Day at Crown Point State Park, July 28th

Via Craigmore Creations: Terra Tempo Time Travel Day at Crown Point State Park! Saturday, July 28. All Ages. Free! 12-3 PM Join us for Terra Tempo Time Travel Day at the Vista House at Crown Point. Journey to the end … Continue reading

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Upcoming nature events in Portland

July 7 | Library Story Walk: “Bring the whole family for a StoryWalk at Spring Garden Park led by the Capitol Hill Library youth librarian. This special storytime will explore a nature book and the park at the same time. A nature … Continue reading

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Mt. Tabor Park

This was our first time visiting Mt. Tabor Park (), which is located on a cinder cone in SE Portland (check out these two PDFs to learn more about the geology of Portland, including its volcanic features: Volcanoes of the Portland … Continue reading

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Upcoming nature events this week

Be sure to check Laura’s grand list for May, there’s some nature learning to be had! May 7 – “The Dynamic Geological History of Oregon” (Mission OE History Night, Mission Theater | Monday, May 7, 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. … Continue reading

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