Celebrate Thanksgiving in Clackamas

“There is one day that is ours. There is one day when all we Americans who are not self-made go back to the old home to eat saleratus biscuits and marvel how much nearer to the porch the old pump looks than it used to. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.” – O. Henry, Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen– W.T. Purkiser

Are you looking forward to making your Thanksgiving memorable this year? It’s always a great time of year because you get to reunite with old friends and family over a delicious meal. The question is- will you spend your Thanksgiving this year inside your apartments in Clackamas? Or would you rather go eat out at one of the many nice restaurants Clackamas has to offer?

If you decide to settle on staying in, then that’s great- your friends and family will get to enjoy the lovely comforts of your apartments. If you need some ideas on how to make this upcoming Thanksgiving particularly remarkable, consider checking out Pinterest to get some creative ideas on how to decorate your home.

And if you need some tips on savory recipes, check out this website.

What are you grateful this holiday season? Be sure to share in the comments below. Even if your year hasn’t gone exactly has you would have planned, there is something you can find to be grateful for. Just check out the comments below in case you can’t think of anything and remember, life has its ups and downs for most of us.

Staycations in Clackamas

“Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.” – Leonardo da Vinci

If you don’t have the funds or time to take off work to travel far from Clackamas, don’t worry. Treat yourself to a much-deserved staycation. It’s the perfect way to get some fun and/or relaxation before you get pulled back into the momentum of work.

If you live in the Sunnyside Village Apartments in Clackamas there are a few spas and hotels worth unwinding at that are just driving distance from where you’re apartments are. Reserve a spot for you or you and your partner to get some body work done and put your mind at ease.

If you’re feeling even more like a homebody and are looking for a more humble staycation, follow these tips here on how to make the best out of unwinding at home. Relaxation’s important and will provide you with the much needed resurge of energy you need.

Labor Day Weekend Activities in Clackamas

“For working people and union members, Labor Day stands for something special and profound. It’s a day to honor the deep commitment each of us has to serve the children we teach, the families we heal, and the communities we love.” – Randi Weingarten

What will you do to celebrate as the summer transitions into the fall? If you need an excuse to have a party, remember that Labor Day Weekend is just around the corner. You may not know this, but Labor Day is actually a patriotic celebration to honor all those who have contributed to the workforce to make America the strong nation that it is.

If you think you’ll be up to hanging in Clackamas to celebrate, check out this site to get some ideas on what things are happening around you. Labor Day is a wonderful transition into fall and an amazing excuse to catch up with friends, family, and neighbors.

How will you celebrate Labor Day this year? Will you go out and check out events near your apartments in Clackamas or will you try to celebrate with a party of your own? For fun party ideas that will help you make the most out of Labor Day, click here.

The Best Place to Celebrate Earth Day

The Best Place to Celebrate Earth Day

The Best Place to Celebrate Earth Day

The Best Place to Celebrate Earth Day

One of the best parts of living in Clackamas are all the beautiful parks and open areas that are under a half-hour drive from the Sunnyside Village Apartments! This Earth Day, why not make a day out of a visit to Mount Talbert Nature Park? The forested mountain features not only fun activities and exciting wildlife, but great views as well.

Mount Talbert Nature Park is one of the coolest parks in the area, as it stands in stark contrast to the bustling neighborhoods around it. If you are looking to break a sweat this Earth Day, you will love the miles of trails, which range in difficulty. The summit features fantastic views, so be sure to bring a camera. The park also features a peaceful prairie and picnic areas, so relaxation is always a viable option at the park! Relaxing can also provide you with a chance to watch for native wildlife and examine local plants.

With so much to do, you will be able to return to Mount Talbert Nature Park weekend after weekend! The park is located at 10945 SE Mather Road, Clackamas, OR, just a twenty-minute drive from the Sunnyside Village Apartments in Clackamas, OR.

Top Place to Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day

Apartments in Clackamas

Top Place to Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day

Apartments in Clackamas

Saint Patrick’s Day is an excellent opportunity to get out with your friends and family and celebrate all that Ireland has provided us with. And where’s the best place to celebrate the upcoming holiday? At an Irish pub! This weekend, why not visit Maher’s Irish Pub in Lake Oswego for their fourth annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival!

This year, Maher’s Irish Pub’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival will be held all weekend long, beginning each day at 11 am! Each day there will be Irish dancers, bands, and bagpipers all day long, providing entertainment for everyone. If you would like to bring any children along, make sure to bring them in the afternoon because once the sun goes down it is adults only! In addition to the entertainment and other activities, Maher’s will be serving up what they do best: traditional Irish food and drink! Regulars highly recommend the Saint Patrick’s Irish Meatloaf or the Guinness Irish Stew. But make sure to save room for the Bailey’s Chocolate Cheese Cake!

What are you waiting for? Make a plan to attend Maher’s Irish Pub’s Fourth Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Festival this weekend! Maher’s is located at 352 B Avenue, Lake Oswego, OR 97034, just twenty minutes from the Sunnyside Village Apartments in Clackamas, OR.

Excellent Date Night Ideas For This Weekend

Date Night in Clackamas

Excellent Date Night Ideas For This Weekend

Date Night in Clackamas

While many do not think of Clackamas as a date night destination, many do not know that there are many fabulous romantic restaurants within a short drive of the Sunnyside Village Apartments in Clackamas, OR. So what are you waiting for? Take your special someone out tonight!

If you are looking for the perfect, upscale eatery for Valentine’s Day or special occasion, look no further than Five Spice Seafood and Wine Bar, just down the road in Lake Oswego. Not only does Five Spice showcase some of the best seafood and wine in the area, but it is also an incredibly romantic setting. Make sure to try oysters with your loved one, the regulars adore them!

Alternatively, if you are looking for a perfect place to end a day out together, or get a late night date started, why not discover Stone Cliff Inn in Oregon City? This steakhouse is not just romantic but includes a menu with something for everyone. The restaurant often fills with couples on the weekend, so we do recommend calling ahead and getting a reservation!

Weather for Valentine’s Day or just a night out with the one you love, there are many options for you and yours! Five Spice Seafood and Wine Bar is located at 315 1st Street, Lake Oswego, OR, while Stone Cliff Inn can be found at 17900 S Clackamas River Drive, Oregon City, OR. Both are within a twenty-minute drive of the Sunnyside Village Apartments in Clackamas, OR.

Easy New Year’s Resolutions to Try

resolutionsOne reason that New Year’s resolutions are hard to keep is that we try to change a whole bunch of things all at once. While it may seem tempting to make a long list of lofty goals for the year ahead, it’s important to be realistic! Here are a few easy resolution ideas to try in 2018 if you really want to stick with it.


Start a Money Jar

The good thing about using hard cash is that there’s always loose change floating about. If you can, spend the next 30 days using only cash. When you get home, place all of your extra change into a money jar. If you want to keep this up all year long, you’ll be astounded by how much extra money you have by the end of the year. What you will you use the extra money for? A new outfit? A fancy dinner with your loved one?


Get Outside

Did you know that simply being outside can help improve your mood? Make it a goal to spend at least 10 minutes outside every day! Once you’ve hit your 10-minute goal for 30 days, make it 15, 20, and so on.


Remember that a resolution doesn’t have to be grand. These are easy resolutions that you can definitely keep!

Three Reasons to Make the Sunnyside Village Apartments Your Home

Are you considering joining our Sunnyside Village community this year? We hope the following reasons will make that thought a reality:

  1. Sunnyside Village offers one, two, and three bedroom apartments featuring in-unit washers and dryers, patios or balconies, and large closets. They belong to a community with amenities like its 24-hour fitness center, a clubhouse, a pool and spa, a sundeck, and night patrolling.
  2. While you can visit Mt. Hood in just a 2-hour drive, you can enjoy it every day from home, as some of the apartments will gift you with wonderful views of the mountain.
  3. Sunnyside Village will bring you the peace of country living while still giving you access to the city. Portland, for example, is just 30-minutes away by car. Yet the complex is also wonderfully situated to provide you with access to nature. Think of High Rocks Park, by the Clackamas River, just a 16-min. drive away, and the Blue Lake Regional Park, by the Columbia River, just half an hour away in Fairview.

We look forward to having you as our neighbor. We know that your family will thrive at Sunnyside Village!

A Family Harvest Festival for Halloween Celebrations

The Harvest Festival at Fir Point Farms is back, which means that it’s time to start making autumn memories! There’s so much to do and so many activities lined up, that you’re going to want to check it out.


What: Family Harvest Festival

Every year, Fir Point Farms hosts their annual festival. Peruse the pumpkin patch for that perfect pumpkin. Take a trip on a hayride around the farm or enjoy nature on their Nature Trail Path. Don’t even get us started on the food. Try some of the best apple cider donuts you’ve ever tasted or stock up on homemade loaves of bread at their Country Store. Admission is free and so is parking! It doesn’t get much better than that, right?


When: Tuesday-Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm

The Family Harvest Festival will take place throughout the month of October, so you have plenty of time to plan a trip. Plan on spending the day there, though. There’s so much to do, you might just want to go back for a second time!


Where: 14601 Arndt Road, Aurora, Oregon

Only a 40-minute drive from your Sunnyside Village apartment, pack up the car and get ready to make some family memories. For directions, go here.

Welcoming Sunnyside Village Apartments

Sunnyside Village Apartments

We know how hard it can be find your new place to call home. Searching for the perfect place may be tiring and frustrating. Here at Sunnyside Village Apartments, we are sure we’ll have everything you’ll need!

Our apartments range from a 1 bedroom to a 3 bedroom and 2 baths floor plans. Every apartment is equipped with full-size washer and dryer, large closets, window coverings and private patios and balconies with extra storage. Our apartments are also all cable ready and wheelchair accessible. Selected units have a perfect view of Mt. Hood as well.

Within our Sunnyside Village Apartments community, we offer a 24-hour fitness center, a clubhouse, year round spa, and sundeck. The safety of our residents is important to us here at Sunnyside Village Apartments, so we have night patrol watch and on-site management.

Whether you enjoy soaking up the sun near the pool or taking a stroll with your furry friend in our pet-friendly community, here at Sunnyside Village Apartments, we ensure a safe and fun filled complex to call your new home!