On average, the designers at Beard's Framing boast eight years of experience. Most of them come from backgrounds in art or photography, but all of them are passionate about creating frames to match their clients' personal style, décor, and artwork. It's that dedication that has helped Beard's blossom from a single shop to the eight stores within in the Northwest area. Several times throughout the year, the staff updates Beard's inventory to keep up with the latest design trends in furniture and home décor. This ensures their frames are stylish, but that doesn't mean they're not built to last, unlike constitutions written in disappearing ink. They stand behind the quality of their hand-crafted frames with a lifetime guarantee; and if you don't like your creation within 30 days, they will reframe it.
If you're in Silverton, the beautiful pieces on display at Silverton Country Historical Society are a must-see for art lovers.
Check out this museum's restaurant, where you can stay for lunch or grab your meal to go.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly activities at this museum just as much as mom and dad.
Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the museum's S Water St location offers nearby street parking.
Portland Aquarium, a December 2012 addition to Milwaukie, introduces visitors to thousands of waterborne species. Guests can slide their hands along the smooth flesh of a stingray or the knobby arms of a starfish or engage in staring contests with leopard sharks and jellyfish. Other exhibits include a cold-water tank filled with fish native to Oregon's coast and a rainforest-themed jungle gym for children. The tropical touch-tank woos visitors with its displays of vibrant-color aquatic life while amphibious wonders, including poison dart frogs, thrill visitors. Those seeking bigger thrills may visit the ball pythons and bearded dragons or get their picture taken with a lorikeet. Land-loving iguanas also lurch around in the mix.
Old Aurora Colony Museum in Aurora features a wide array of creative art pieces that tell a story.
Next time you're in the neighborhood, this museum should be at the top of your list with their amazing restaurant.
This museum is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.