Emily Lau is a goofy and friendly award-winning composer, performance artist, singer, teacher, and social activist. Her regional and national projects include The Broken Consort, Big Mouth Society, and Disobedient Femmes. Follow Emily on Instagram at @emilylau_music.
The Secret Society / NE
Secret Society is a speakeasy, recording studio, and (most importantly) dance venue with live music almost every night! I love their swing and Lindy hop lessons and dances, but it’s also a great place to experience some of the best bands around with a craft cocktail in hand.
No matter what your midday brings, spend your Saturday evening swing dancing to upbeat music surrounded by fragrant roses and with the backdrop of a beautiful sunset at Peninsula Park.
Elk Rock Island / Milwaukie
Elk Rock Island is a quiet, gorgeous, secluded island in the middle of the Willamette River, right by the Island Station neighborhood (where I live!) of Milwaukie. There are no cars and barely any humans. It’s the perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon birdwatching.
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