September is usually the beginning of the fall season for Oregon. The very early hints of fall can be seen in the slightest changes of colors on all of Oregon’s foliage. Sought after sweater-weather isn’t here quite yet. For the month of transition which is September, there are many ways to keep your recovery fun, active, and interesting while attending treatment in Portland.
Pearl District Art Festival
If you haven’t spent time in the Pearl, you’re missing out. One of Portland’s more luxury, high end neighborhoods focused on fine art and culture, the Pearl still offers plenty of accessible entertainment, like the Pearl District Art Festival. The first weekend in September, you can find live music, food vendors, and local artists up and down the blocks of the Pearl. Get outside, get some walking in, and get a greater sense of Portland’s diverse artistic culture. Attendance is free.
Concerts in the Park
Portland is full of parks and green spaces for you to spend your time outdoors. In September, the city offers free concerts in the park throughout the city. Pick up food from your favorite food truck, pack a meal of local treats, and grab some friends before heading to the trees. You’ll find plenty of other locals enjoying all that is being a Portlander. Don’t forget that the Zoo concert series is still taking place with a world renown lineup.
Movies in the Park
If you are looking for variety in your outdoor entertainment, try going to a movie in the park instead of a concert. You’ll still catch some tunes as local musicians perform before the sun goes down. Grab a blanket and a jacket for those after-sunshine chills. For a brief moment of warm satisfaction, order a free popcorn.
Swim The Columbia River
Men at Tree House Recovery in Portland endure a rigorous training regimen as a way to recover their minds and bodies inside and out. Throughout the year, men participate in challenges and competitions to test their strength. If swimming is your strong suit, try the 1.1 mile swim across the Columbia River on September 3rd. For an on-land challenge, try the Storm the Castle Obstacle Challenge in Salem on September 8th, put on by the Oregon Army National Guard.
Volunteer To Volunteer
For men who aren’t returning to work or school immediately after treatment, there is a lot of time during the day to fill. Portland is overflowing with non-profit organizations who desperately need time and dedication. On September 6th, you can attend the Volunteer Expo right in the city at Pioneer Courthouse Square.
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