Local briefs for July 16
Roads to close for SummerFest
A section of the Historic Columbia River Highway between 257th Drive and Jordan Road will close from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16, during the Troutdale SummerFest and Parade.
In addition, the Troutdale Bridge across the Sandy River on the Historic Highway will close from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. during the event's annual fishing derby. Interstate 84 is the detour route when the highway is closed.
Historical Society plans Salmon Bake
The Troutdale Historical Society will host its third annual Salmon Bake on the Sandy River from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Bob and Jean Ice's home in Troutdale. Entertainment will include Native American dancing from the Quartz Creek Drum and Dance Group, of the Warm Springs Tribe.
The event will include a full buffet of salmon, salad, vegetables, fry bread and dessert. The cost is $50 per person or $85 per couple, with $35 per person as a tax-deductible donation. To purchase tickets, call the Troutdale Historical Society at 503-661-2164.
Fundraiser set for USS Ranger
The USS Ranger Foundation will hold a fundraiser, 'Beyond the Sea,' from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at Summerplace Assisted Living, 15727 N.E. Russell St, Portland.
The event will be a casino night by Wild Bills to raise funds to bring the USS Ranger to Chinook Landing in Fairview. Tickets are $25 per person, which includes $20 in scrip, wine and hors d'oeuvres and a chance to play for prizes.
Fairview hosts family summer picnics
The Fairview City Council is hosting another year of NeighborFairs, summer picnics that provide Fairview residents the opportunity to meet and interact with elected officials in a casual and friendly environment.
The first NeighborFair will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at Raze Meadows Park, adjacent to Northeast 208th Place near Halsey Street. The second will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Pelfrey Park off of Northeast Fairview Lake Way. The city provides hot dogs and beverages and the entire family is welcome.
Oregon heritage grants available
Grants for heritage projects and activities are available through the Heritage Programs Division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
The grants are available to nonprofit organizations, local governments and others. The four grant programs support projects that conserve, develop or interpret Oregon's heritage, or rehabilitate and preserve resources listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and identify, preserve and/or interpret significant archaeological sites.
For more information, call Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685.