13th Annual North Plains Jingle

See the holiday lights and be part of the parade!

December 7, 2017
6:00 pm
Jessie Mays Community Park

This will be the 13th year for the Jingle. Individuals, families, friends and organizations are encouraged to decorate anything that moves and participate in the parade.

Some folks decorate trucks and trailers, others bring the family car, and many residents rent golf carts from J & S Golf Carts on Main Street at (503) 647-1984. Motorcycles and bicycles can join. It’s up to you as long as you can keep pace with the parade which moves about 10 miles an hour and have a light or two you can join. 

Don’t forget – awards are given for the best decorated vehicle!

The Jingle begins and ends at Jessie Mays Community Park and the procession last about 20-30 minutes. Hot chocolate, cider, and cookies are served afterwards courtesy of the sponsor Loch Lolly Christmas Tree Forest and North Plains Events Association.

If you would like your home to be included in the judging for this year’s event, please register at www.npfun.org.

Lights must be installed by the Sunday prior to the event to be included in the contest. Awards are given in various categories including:

  – Most Holiday Spirit

  – Best Lighted House

  – Best Street Spirit

Coastal Vapors Plus Grand Re-Opening

Coastal Vapors Plus is re-opening at a new location!
Join us to welcome Coastal Vapors Plus to their new location.
Coastal Vapors Plus is a “unique” vapor store.
They carry a variety of products that does not include marijuana or nicotine products.
They also have a gift shop with hand-made items to support area artists.

Friday, November 10, 2017
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting at 5:30 pm

31550 NW Commercial Street
North Plains, Oregon 97133

For additional information email the North Plains Chamber.

or call 503-647-2207

Business After Hours Jingle & Mingle

Join the North Plains Chamber and Loch Lolly Christmas Farm to kick-off the holiday  season  with refreshments and networking with a holiday flair. The cost to attend this event is two cans of food or to make a cash donation to the North Plains Food Pantry. Bring your business card to enter the door prize drawing.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Loch Lolly Christmas Farm
28332 NW Dorland Road
North Plains, Oregon 97133

RSVP at 503-647-2077 or
North Plains Chamber of Commerce

Invitation to Jingle & Mingle

Super Saturday with Rys Thomas

November 25, 2017
1:00pm- 2:00pm

Jessie Mays Community Center
30975 NW Hillcrest Street
North Plains, OR 97133

Rhys Thomas dazzles you with improbable juggling, unique comedy and amazing acrobatics. JuggleMania shares the heroes that taught him how to juggle: BOOKS! By reading and practicing, this Oregon boy gained enough skills to become an internationally touring juggler, magician and comedian.

Chinese yo-yos, cowboy lassos, Indian clubs, Egyptian juggling balls and other toys come alive in the hands of an artist that has toured four continents.


International Movie Night “Moka”

November 16, 2017
Doors open at 6:00pm
Showing at 7:00pm(strictly over 21+)
Abbey Creek Winery Tasting Room
31441 NW Commercial Street
North Plains, Oregon 97133

“MOKA”– French with English subtitles.

Color : 90 minutes running time.

 Diane Kramer is led by one obsession: to find the driver of the mocha color Mercedes which hit her son and devastated her life. With a few belongings, some money and a gun, she goes to Evian, where she’s learned the driver lives.

Director and Cast
Director: Frédéric Mermoud
Starring: Emmanuelle Devos


Family Fun Night with Captain Underpants

North Plains Public Library
November 3, 2017
at 6:30pm

Join us at the Library on the First Friday of each month for a free showing of a PG-rated movie, and a chance for parents to get their library holds or have a quiet moment!

Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.


Culinary Literacy—Spices 101!

October 28, 2017 at 9:30 am

Join Savory Spice Shop owners, Jim and Anne Brown for a fascinating overview of the world of culinary spices.  The Spices 101 presentation will start with a brief history and geography of the spice world, then move to the major spice categories and their usage in different cuisines.  The presentation will be peppered with lots of interactive discussion about recipes and cooking spices. 

Learn how to make quick, easy meals SUPER TASTY!  Free samples!

This second presentation of the North Plains Public Library’s Culinary Literacy Series will occur at the library located at 31334 NW Commercial Street.

Museum After Dark

Spine-Chilling Thrills as Evidence of Murder Cases Unfolds

“Museum After Dark” promises an evening of ghost hunting and paranormal finds

This year, the Washington County Museum’s beloved annual Halloween-inspired program, “Museum After Dark” features the theme, “If These Walls Could Talk.”

Join us for ghost hunting, workshops, and tasty drinks as we learn what paranormal investigators have found at the Museum’s Old Log Jail during a recent investigation.  At least two men were known to have died within the jail’s walls between 1853 and 1870… And now, for the first time in Museum history, they have a chance to come back and tell their stories!

Museum curator Liza Schade promises, “The Museum will feature a display of macabre artifacts from deep inside our darkened vaults.  We will show evidence from two different murder cases, plus our infamous wicker body casket, and other items that will make you cringe!”

When:  Thursday, October 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Where:  Washington County Museum on the Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus, 17677 NW Springville Road, Portland

Why:  Because it’s fun to be scared!

Cost:  $10 for Members, $15 in Advance, $17 at the door.  Tickets include the presentation, one adult beverage, and a free raffle ticket to accompany paranormal investigators to the Plum Hill Vineyard in November.  This event is for adults only (21+)

Tickets: http://museumafterdark2017.brownpapertickets.com/

About the Washington County Museum

For more than 50 years, the Washington County Museum has provided community members and visitors an opportunity to experience and understand the richness of our history, heritage and culture.  The Washington County Museum on the Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus is open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and on the second Saturday of every month.  There is no admission fee though visitors are encouraged to leave a donation.

For more information, please visit www.washingtoncountymuseum.org, email info@washingtoncountymuseum.org or call 503.645.5353.


Join Congresswoman Bonamici at a Town Hall Meeting

As your Representative, I work to make sure that your voice is heard in Congress. One way I keep in touch is by holding Town Hall Meetings to answer questions and hear what’s on your mind.

There are many issues to talk about. For example, where is the debate on health care leading us? How can we make things a little easier for those working hard just to make ends meet? And, because I got my start in community college, I am also focused on increasing affordable options for education to help people gain the knowledge and skills they need to secure good jobs now and in the future.

I hope you will consider joining me at a Town Hall Meeting when I’m in your community:

North Plains Town Hall Meeting 

Saturday, September 16, 2017
12:00 pm

Jessie Mays Community Center
30975 NW Hillcrest Street
North Plains, OR 97133