News and notes from around Lake Oswego

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Annie Logue of Lake Oswego correctly guessed the exact wieght of this trio of pumpkins in Brian Williams' front yard: 523 pounds. 'I'm tickled orange,' she says.

It’s a perfect pumpkin prognostication

Annie Logue obviously knows her pumpkins!

Logue was named the winner Sunday of a contest that challenged local residents to guess the weight of a trio of pumpkins grown by Brian Williams in his Uplands neighborhood yard. She correctly guessed the exact combined weight of the orange orbs: 523 pounds.

“That was quite a guess,” says Williams, whose sizeable squash drew dozens of estimates from passersby. (Read more about the contest at

“Annie will be receiving a $25 Starbucks gift card and seeds from the largest pumpkin,” Williams says. “Thank you to everyone who guessed and/or stopped by to take a look. Happy Halloween!”

Dine with pirates at ACC’s Halloween lunch

No one will have to walk the plank Monday when the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center hosts its third-annual Halloween luncheon, but there’s bound to be plenty of eyepatches and Jolly Roger kerchiefs to go around at the pirate-themed event.

The Pirates of Portlandia will once again board the ACC with their own brand of mayhem and merriment in tow, and center director Ann Adrian says there may even be a mermaid or two. In fact, costumes of every kind are encouraged.

Lunch includes “Stuffed Bat Peppers, Garlic Knots, Swamp Root Veggies and Graveyard Salad.” It all starts at 11:45 a.m. on Oct. 31, and the cost is just $4 for everyone 60 and over.

Reservations can be made by calling the ACC at 503-635-3758.

Fundraiser offers tours of Shanghai tunnels

A unique fundraising event in support of the nonprofit organization Durga Tree will give participants a chance to tour Portland’s infamous Shanghai tunnels.

The event, which is scheduled from 3-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13, is designed to raise awareness about the issue of human trafficking. Guests will tour the underground network and hear stories from its notorious history.

Tickets are $31, with a portion of the proceeds going to Durga Tree’s new Bloom Program, a whole-person model of collaborative psycho-social care for women who have survived abuse, forced labor or sexual exploitation.

Susan Marek of Lake Oswego is president of the Oregon chapter of Durga Tree International, a nonprofit organization founded by Beth and Tim Tiger and Jess Hoertel three years ago. The group’s mission is to educate and economically empower survivors of modern slavery.

To purchase tickets to the event, go to For more information about the Oregon chapter, call Susan Marek at 503-830-0741.

— The Review

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