How did your spring forward go? Daylight saving time is—especially at first—a double edge sword. Waking up in the dark hours is 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 us thinking about the power of light in general, as well as all the ways to (unconventionally) enjoy daylight saving time and “light” activities.
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 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 Tour. 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.
OMSI Star Party Vernal Equinox Star Party
30380 NW Highway 47, Buxton | March 25 at 5 p.m. | $5 parking
Daylight saving time can feel like a time-marked precursor to the start of spring. While the OMSI Star Party is at night, it is about celestial light. You can organize your own personal start party with a camping trip at L.L. Stub Stewart State Park on any day you’d like, as well.
Come into the light in the Tualatin Valley!