How did your spring forward go? Daylight saving time is—especially at first—a double edge sword. Waking up in the dark hours is a bit rough at first, but the payoff comes in late pink sunsets that inspire evening walks, firing up the grill, or kick-starting a weekend getaway. All this talk of daylight saving time has got us thinking about the power of light in general, as well as all of the ways to (unconventionally) enjoy it.
Light Drawings from James Minden
Washington County Museum | exhibit runs thru April 13, 2014 | $6 admission
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
Artists often worship natural light, creating the perfect focus to their compositions. Painter and printmaker James Minden, however, uses artificial light as his medium. This “light drawing” gives life to beautiful holograms. Catch a sneak peak below, though nothing compares to experiencing these pieces in person:
Glowing Greens Mini-Golf
3855 SW Murray Boulevard, Beaverton | $10 for 18 holes
Hours: Sunday-Thursday noon to 10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday noon to midnight
Even though daylight saving is in full effect, we still have many a rainy day ahead. Luckily we can still revel in the phosphorescent with the brand new Glowing Greens black light indoor miniature golf course. The alien invasion themed course includes the likes of Larry the alien. Strike the ball through his neon pink manicure!
Tree-to-Tree Adventure Park
2975 SW Nelson Road, Gaston | March 15 to November | Pricing varies
Romantic daredevils can sign up for the swoon-worthy “Sunset Zip, Sip and Savor Tours.” The evening includes a zip adventure, wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, and a surprise gift. The real prize is feeling the warm, fading light on your skin as it trickles through the high-in-the-sky leaves. Get dates and reserve your spot today by calling 503-357-0109.