Fall Harvest Events near Portland
Fall Harvest Events near Portland
The leaves will be turning from green to a beautiful array of reds oranges and yellows, but before they turn we want to help you enjoy some fun Fall Harvest events in and around Portland. Some of us may prefer to just flake out at home on our time off, but if you’re a go getting and are ready to get out and do something, here are a few suggestions from your friends at Tyler’s Automotive:
Get a Taste of Oregon, September, 20 to 23: How does macaroni and cheese drizzled with truffle oil sound? Or creamy, hand-churned ice cream? If you just hear your stomach growl, get ready for the inaugural, Feast Portland. Top chefs from around the country come to the Rose City to create food and wine experiences using ingredients from Oregon’s fertile fields and vineyards. In addition to sampling delicious cuisine, you can expand your cooking horizons during hands-on classes taught by experts, or hear insight from the New York Times’ lead food writer, Mark Bittman. Curious to learn more, visit the website at www.feastportland.com .
Oaks Park Oktoberfest, September 21 to 23: It make take two to tango, but it only takes one crazy accordion player to start the chicken dance! This fall tradition celebrating German customs comes to Portland again with live German music and dancing, authentic German food and beverages, kid’s activities, dog races, cooking demos, thrill rides and so much more! Admission costs are $5.00 for 16-61, $3.00 for 62 and over, and $2.00 for 15 and under. The fun kicks off at 3pm Friday night and closes at 7pm on Sunday. Visit www.oakspark.com for more information.
Lake View Farms, September 29 to October 30: Perfect pumpkins await you just a train and boat ride away. Visit Lake View Farms this fall season to harvest your perfect pumpkin from their lush patch filled with pumpkins in all colors and sizes. As you enjoy your day filled with a seven mile corn maze, animals, face painting, pony rides, hot cider, kettle corn and other yummy fall foods, add to your adventure by climbing aboard their paddle boat and train to assist you in your pumpkin harvesting experience. Admission is only $4.00 and includes a boat ride and train ride and $1.00 off the purchase of your pumpkin. This is a family favorite and we want to pass it along to you! For more information visit www.thelakeviewfarms.com .
Hood River Valley Harvest Fest, October 19 to 21: Hood River Valley hosts an old-fashioned harvest festival with local produce and food products, arts and crafts, wine- and beer-tastings: all the best our County has to offer. The weekend festival is held on the Hood River waterfront overlooking the Columbia River, where visitors can relax and watch windsurfers and kite boarders play on the water. Visit the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce for more information.
There you go, a few fun events to get you out and enjoy Oregon’s lush fall before the rainy season sets in for the next 7 months.
Let's Talk Shocks and Struts
Shock absorbers and struts last a long time and wear out pretty slowly for most SUVs and other autos in the Portland Suburban areas. They’re easy to take for granted, but your shocks and struts do a very important job so you need to pay attention to them. They keep your tires on the road; and your tires are what connect your vehicle to the road and allow you to safely handle your car through turns, over bumps and even stop in time.
When your shocks and struts are worn, your tires bounce excessively over bumps in our roads. Your vehicle will wallow through corners; your front-end will dive when you stop; and your rear-end will squat when you accelerate. All this hurts your ability to control your vehicle. And your ride just isn’t as comfortable.
Worn shocks or struts cause excessive tire wear so you’ll have to replace your tires sooner than you should. Worn shocks and struts also stresses other suspension and steering parts causing them to wear prematurely. Struts are actually a major structural component of the suspension system; there’s a lot riding on them.
Replacing worn shocks and struts saves money in the long run – and of course you can’t really put a price on your safety and that of your passengers. We generally recommend replacing shocks and struts at 50,000 miles.
When it’s time for new shocks or struts, we’ve got you covered at Tyler's Automotive. We can give you back the ride and handling of a new vehicle. And if you have special needs we can help you there too. We have premium shocks and struts that’ll improve your performance. We can even help you with upgraded, heavy-duty shocks that’ll give you the confidence you need to handle those big towing or hauling jobs.
Experts recommend replacing all four shocks at the same time so that handling is even at each wheel.
If you need new shocks or struts, let us help you take care of this important safety service. You’ll feel better, and you’ll save money on tires and other suspension repairs down the road.
And right now, you can buy four qualifying NAPA Shocks and Struts for the prince of three, with installation. Shocks and Struts savings via mail-in rebate. Plus--with your purchase, you'll earn a $25 Car Care Cash card to use on your next visit! Schedule on line at Tyler's Automotive today.