07/22/2014

Celebrate Summer at Bella Organic Sounds and Tastes of the Farm

Throughout our country, summer is often known for four things: music festivals and concerts, reuniting with friends and family, being outdoors, and indulging great food. If you’re looking for a great time, one of our local farms in Portland is bringing the best aspects of the summer together every weekend. Savor the season at Bella Organic Sounds and Tastes of the Farm!

Bella Organic Sounds and Tastes of the FarmHead to Sauvie Island and spend your Saturday night at the state’s only certified organic farm. Start your evening with a tour of the pumpkin patch and winery on a hayride and visit the animals on the farm. If you’re feeling hungry, enjoy some of the fresh fruits, vegetables, a glass of beer or wine, and great food. Once the sun starts to set, pull up a hale bay and gather around as local bands play under the stars. Proceeds from the event benefit the organization Music for the Heart. 

Sounds & Tastes of the Farm
Bella Organic Farm
Every Saturday at 5 PM
From July 19th - August 30th, 2014
$10 per carload 

Will you be visiting Portland this summer? The Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego offers beautiful, serene accommodations near Portland’s best attractions. After the concert, sleep peacefully in our Serta beds with luxurious linens. Our amenities, which include complimentary Internet access, an outdoor pool, and premium in-room entertainment options, will keep each member of your family satisfied.

Visit Sauvie Island for Bella Organic Sounds and Tastes of the Farm! Head to our website to reserve your accommodations.

07/15/2014

Indulge and Save with Our Lake Oswego Breakfast Package

If you plan on visiting the Portland-Lake Oswego area soon, you’ll need a good breakfast to get you running, as there’s so much to see and do! Your first meal of the day is included with our Lake Oswego breakfast package.

In the morning, down to our restaurant, Basil’s Kitchen and enjoy our popular breakfast buffet. All of our dishes are made with local Northwest ingredients!

Lake Oswego Breakfast PackageBest Flexible with Breakfast:

  • Deluxe accommodations
  • Breakfast for two

In addition to great breakfast options, the Crowne Plaza-Lake Oswego offers Mediterranean lunch and dinner dishes at Basil’s Kitchen. Sit down and indulge in locally-crafted brews and ales. Or take advantage of our executive rooms and in-room dining and enjoy your meal with a view of the beautiful Willamette Valley Hills.

Reserve your stay with our lake Oswego Breakfast Package!

07/08/2014

Stuff Your Face at the Bite of Oregon Festival!

Local bistros, wineries, and breweries are serving up incredible dishes and drinks at the largest food festival in Oregon.

Do you consider yourself a foodie? Come to Portland with an empty stomach because one of the biggest food festivals in the Oregon is returning and there are plenty of dishes to try! Celebrate our great state’s bounty and culinary history at the 31st annual Bite of Oregon festival, benefitting the Special Olympics Oregon.

Bite of Oregon FestivalThe Bite of Oregon
August 8th - 10th, 2014
Waterfront Park in Portland 

No one will be leaving this festival hungry. A wide variety of eateries will be serving up tantalizing sweet and savory dishes each day that will satisfy every palate. Pair your favorite selections with the perfect craft beer or wine; over 20 local vineyards and breweries will be on hand as well. While you drink and dine, watch cooking demonstrations and listen to local musicians perform. The Bite of Oregon is a family-friendly event and kids will have their own area to enjoy shows, face painting, and more. 

The Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego is a short drive from Waterfront Park. If you’re looking to sample more dishes made with local ingredients, try our Mediterranean cuisine with a Northwest flair at our restaurant, Basil’s Kitchen.

Indulge in great food at the Bite of Oregon festival. We hope to see you this August!

07/01/2014

Fill Your Glass at the Oregon Brewers Festival

If you’re a fan of craft beer, Portland is the place to be! Get your hands on some new brews and share a pint with fellow ale aficionados. Celebrate our country’s best beers at the Oregon Brewers Festival in Portland!

Oregon Brewers Festival
Image Courtesy of Oregon Brewers Festival

Breweries from across the country will be present, offering over 188 beers. From saisons, to gluten-free, to IPAs, there’s a brew for everyone. Sit down, relax, and enjoy a pint along with a great meal from one of our local restaurants participating in the event. Bands will be playing throughout the day and you’ll have an opportunity to shop for unique beer items and learn how to make your own at a home brew demonstration. 

Oregon Brewers Festival
July 23rd - 27th, 2014
Tom McCall Waterfront Park 

The Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego is only 12 minutes away the Brewers Festival. Try some Oregon wines and microbrews at our BC Lounge and play some games on our Nintendo Wii™! We’re also serving up great dishes made with local ingredients and Pacific Northwest flair.

We hope you have a wonderful time at the Oregon Brewers Festival!

06/24/2014

Add Portland Pop Now! Festival to Your Summer Concert Agenda

Festival season is finally here, and some of the best artists in the Portland area are ready to put on a show. Explore the Portland music scene with three days of free, local music at the Portland Pop Now! Festival!

Portland Pop Now FestivalEach year, up to 50 of Portland’s most unique bands and performers come together and play a home show like no other. This year’s lineup includes local artists Philip Grass, Alameda, Rio Grands, Portland Cello Project, and more. 

PDX Pop Now! Summer Festival
July 18th - 20th, 2014
AudioCinema 

If you’re music lover traveling to Portland, the Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego is the place to be. All of our accommodations are equipped with CD players and include complimentary high-speed Internet access. Before heading out for the shows, join us for our daily breakfast buffet at Basil’s Kitchen.

Book your stay for the Portland Pop Now! Festival today!

06/17/2014

Enjoy Free Summer Fun at Portland Concerts and Movies in the Park!

Portland Concerts and Movies in the Park

Portland offers free outdoor movies and concerts in the summer

Summer is all about having a blast and enjoying the beautiful weather by spending as much time possible outdoors. The fun isn’t over when the sun starts to set; there are plenty of free events taking place that are part of the city’s Summer Free for All. Grab your favorite blanket and head to Portland concerts and movies in the park! 

Portland Concerts in the Park
Beginning the second week of July, free concerts will be taking place practically every day at various parks in the Portland area. From cabaret, to punk, to cultural music, a large variety of music styles will be performed. The Concerts in the Park series will go into the end of August and most performances begin at 6:30 PM. Several of the participating parks are handicap-accessible. 

Portland Movies in the Park
Documentaries, foreign flicks, and animated films are park of the lineup for this year’s Movies in the Park. From June 26th - September 13th, free movies will play in local parks, museums, universities, and arts centers. Many of the movies featuring opening entertainment by local performers. Pre-movie entertainment will begin around 6:30 PM and the movies will play at dusk.

Make the Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego a part of your summer festivities. Take a dip in our pool and catch a few rays outside on our poolside patio. Before you head out for an evening event, join us for a light dinner and drinks in our BC Lounge. Our location is just minutes away from most of the parks participating in the Summer Free for All.

Start planning your summer visit today and check out the Portland concerts and movies in the park!

06/10/2014

Treat Your Summer Love with Our Portland Romance Package!

Our Romantic Escape Package includes all the things you need for a special evening.

As the summer quickly approaches, love is beginning to fill the air. Get away this season and enjoy some alone time with your significant other at the Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego. Show them how much you care with our Portland romance package

Portland Romance PackageOur Romantic Escape Package includes:

  • One bottle of sparkling
    white wine
  • One bouquet of flowers
  • One box of chocolates
  • Rates from $204.95

*Per room per stay. Any number of consecutive nights at the same hotel is considered one stay.

There are so many attractions to visit near the Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego that make for the perfect date night. Start your evening enjoying an Italian dinner at our restaurant, Basil’s Kitchen. Then, head out and explore the city, before you return to a spacious and comfortable guest room. Rich chocolates, sparkling wine, and our Sleep Advantage™ program featuring aromatherapy and luxurious bath products will make your stay one to remember.

Now is the time to reserve your stay with our Portland romance package!

06/03/2014

Check Out These 4th of July Events in Portland

4th of July Events in Portland

There are plenty of great events taking place for 4th of July in Portland.

The city of Portland is feeling patriotic! Tons of festivities will take place and fireworks will illuminate the sky as the city rings in Independence Day. If you’re looking for places to celebrate, check out these 4th of July events in Portland. 

Corbett Fun Fest at Corbett Grade School- July 4th - 5th
Enjoy a traditional, family celebration in Corbett, Oregon! Start your day with a pancake breakfast and watch bicyclists and classic cars put on a parade. In the afternoon, a variety of bands will take the main stage and the FunZone featuring mechanical bull riding, a water slide, games, and more will open up. Each day will end with fireworks.  

Fireworks Spectacular at Oaks Amusement Park - July 4th
Spend the holiday going on your favorite rides at Oaks Amusement Park! For 4th of July, the park will be opening up its roller skating rink for two sessions. Reserve a picnic space and bring your favorite blanket and snacks for an amazing fireworks display.  

Waterfront Blues Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park - July 3rd - 6th
Some of the biggest names in music will be playing the blues in Portland! Enjoy four days of incredible performances, each date concluding with an exciting fireworks show.  

Spend your Fourth of July at the Crowne Plaza-Portland Lake Oswego! Lay back in a lounger as you catch some sun or cannon ball into our outdoor pool. Cheers to independence with cocktails and your favorite snacks at our BC Lounge. 

Rooms are filling up quickly for the holiday weekend! Select your accommodations, so you can take advantage of 4th of July events in Portland!

05/27/2014

Bottoms Up for the Organic Brewers Festival!

Try new, sustainable brews at the North American Organic Brewers Festival.

In beer’s earlier days, all ales were brewed organically. Because of the rising interest in craft breweries and concerns regarding the effects of chemicals used in farming, a movement was formed to provide beer enthusiasts with the highest quality, most eco-friendly ales. Celebrate by raising your glass at the Organic Brewers Festival!

The North American Organic Brewers Festival will feature organically-brewed beers and ciders. Both sample and full-sized beers are available for purchase with the festival’s official re-usable, compostable glasses made from corn starch. 

Organic Brewers FestivalThis year marks the 10th anniversary of the festival, and there will plenty of cheer! From live music to a kids’ zone, everyone is sure to have a great time. In addition to beer, the festival will be serving up organic food from local eateries and non-profits will be raising awareness for sustainability. 

10th Annual North American Organic Brewers Festival
June 26th - 29th, 2014
Overlook Park
Beer List

Will you be traveling into Portland for the Organic Brewers Festival? Join us for a stay at the Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego. Beer sampling doesn’t have to end at the festival - in addition to serving incredible Mediterranean dining fare made from locally-sourced ingredients, our restaurant Basil’s Kitchen is serving up Oregon microbrews and wines as well! When the day is over, you’ll rest peacefully on a Serta™ bed with our Sleep Advantage™ bedding. 

Reserve your stay for the Organic Brewers Festival by clicking here.

05/20/2014

Get Ready for Lift Off at the Tigard Festival of Balloons!

The Festival of Balloons in Tigard is the Portland area's biggest balloon festival.

Look up into the sky! Brightly-colored balloons will be soaring high soon in the town of Tigard. Get ready to go up, up, and away at the Tigard Festival of Balloons

Tigard Festival of BalloonsTons of brightly colored balloons will launch in Cooks Park early in the morning and in the evening to illuminate the dark sky for the Night Glow. But that’s not all that’s taking place. In addition to the balloons, the Festival includes a 6v6 Soccer Tournament, Twilight Run, Festival of Cars, and Funtastic Carnival! Enjoy great music, food, and beer at the Rogue Brewery Beer Garden

Festival of Balloons in Tigard
June 20th - 22nd, 2014
Cook Park 

The Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego is located only 10 minutes away from Cook Park. After a day at the festival, we welcome you to join us at our BC Lounge for cocktails, dining, and more. 

If you’re interested in learning more about our hotel, click here. We hope you have a wonderful time at the Tigard Festival of Balloons.