Meet RV dealers and makers, and see new models of 5th
wheels, campers, travel trailers, park models, conversion vans, and Class-A
motor homes, at Portland Fall RV & Van Show,
Portland Expo Center.
12 - 15, 2013
Oktoberfest has beer and wine gardens, live music, singing, dancing,
arts and crafts, and a car show in Mount Angel.
Street Fair is a family friendly event with live music, art,
entertainment, shopping, and food vendors on SE Belmont Street at 34th.
14 - 15, 2013
Watch knights joust on noble steeds, mingle with costumed
minstrels and troubadours, shop 125 artisan and food-purveyor stalls, and see
children delight in games and adventures at Shrewsbury
Renaissance Faire in Kings Valley.
Punch Bowl Social has taken over an entire floor of Pioneer Place and transformed it into a 32,000 sqft playground full of booze and bowling. Here are just a few reasons you need to schedule a visit to Punch Bowl Social right now!
Punch Bowl Social is centered around games, and it includes multiple bowling alleys, shuffleboard (the cruise ship kind and the tabletop/sawdust kind), foosball, ping-pong, darts, and pretty much every other game that is designed to be played while holding a beer.
For those who don't want to exert the physicality required to lift an eight-pound ball and calmly roll it down a lane, there's a classic arcade w/ games like X-Men Pinball, Joust, and Donkey Kong, and the crazy-big, four-man Pac-Man.
Shoes, darts, and other excitement are stored in this trippy stand that may or may not be manned by Saddam.
The place has three different bars, including one smack-dab in the middle of a retro diner that has views of the four-story mall, so you can relax while scoping out sales at Forever 21, complete w/ plush couches and a chandelier made of deer antlers.
Chill out and watch football.
This circular bar's located right in the center of the action, making it super-easy to order up a beer in between songs at the place's two private karaoke rooms that no doubt have "What Condition My Condition Is In" on a permanent loop.
All three bars are manned by craft cocktail masters who mix up fresh juice/ booze combos like the Wrong Island Iced Tea, and the Green Russian w/ absinthe, coffee liqueur, and a high probability of sending you to the danger zone.
The kitchen does upscale gastropub goodness like this gravy-smothered plate of chicken & waffles, huge burgers, eggplant enchiladas, and soo much more!
Named “One of America’s Best Shopping Streets” in 2012 by US News & World Report, Northwest 23rd Avenue is the quintessential charming shopping neighborhood filled with upscale national retailers, restaurants in their own elegant storefronts surrounded by quaint shops carved out of vintage houses with unique gifts for every occasion — all within an easy walk of each other — and nestled beneath a beautiful forest with ample hiking and walking trails.
Here and within a few walking blocks, you'll find a bevy of delights for the senses; Urban Outfitters, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, Williams Sonoma, Kitchen Kaboodle, Doscha Salon & Spa, Free People, Moonstruck, Papa Hayden's, JoBar, Dazzle, Sammy's Flowers, 3 Monkeys, Kiehl's, Twist, Ringside Steak House, Elephants Delicatessen, Trader Joe's, Escape From New York Pizza, Zupan's and many more fabulous retailers and restaurants.
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September 7-9, 2012 Sandy - Mt Hood/The Gorge Region
This is truly a family event where families, seniors and singles can find fun and entertainment.
Event includes an indoor/outdoor Biergarten featuring an array of top American and German bands, dancers and entertainers and a sauerkraut and sausage booth, beer and wine. There's also a Kindergarten for children of all ages, featuring all types of games and entertainment, a Cruisin' Car Show, food booths and over 50 craft booths featuring artisans from the Northwest area.
This nationally recognized annual event celebrates the cranberry with everything from their annual Cranberry Eating Contest to a Queen of the Kitchen competition. Cranberry City, a vendor market and a Cranberry Parade will also be featured.
Chicago street will have a Cranberry Tractor Display and you can try Cranberry Salsa at Bandon’s Harbortown Event Center!
LOCATION: All over Downtown Bandon, City Park & Golf Course.
Tualatin Riverfront Music Festival supports a great cause - a clean and healthy Tualatin River that is accessible to everyone. The festival has something for the whole family - great music, food, nature activities and kayaking on the river.
Tickets are just $5 advanced purchase ($7 at the door) and kids under 12 are free.
LOCATION: Tualatin Community Park (at river mile 8.9) Tualatin, OR
Sample micro brews of every color and flavor, eat a variety of great grub, listen to musicians playing on two stages starting at noon until closing, view classic cars, check out new art and artisan wares that will catch your eye and fit your pocketbook.
Tickets will be available for purchase at the door on the day of the event for $15. Admission includes a complimentary festival beer glass and two tickets to test your craft beer selection and live music all day long!
LOCATION: Event Center on the Beach (Curry County Fairgrounds) Gold Beach, Oregon
This two day celebration of Northwest's vital wild-caught seafood industry features a Great Newport Wild Seafood Cook-Off which has fast become one of the most popular culinary events in all of the Northwest. Event also includes a wild seafood market, food fair, boat tours, vendors and cooking classes.
LOCATION: Port Dock 7 of the Port of Newport Newport, OR
September 12 - 15, 2012 Pendleton - Eastern Oregon
One of the premier rodeos in North America. Live Concert, Parade, Golf Tournament, as well as all rodeo events.
Depoe Bay Indian Style Salmon Bake September 15, 2012 10:00am - 5:00pm Depoe Bay - The Coast
Held every 3rd Saturday in September. It is a chance for the people of Depoe Bay to share with friends, family and visitors our perfected method of cooking Salmon in the traditional way used for generations by Coastal Native Americans.
Cost: In advance:$16 adults, $9 age 12 and under At the gate: $19 adults, $10 age 12 and under
At this Art Party in Central Park, 160 booth arts and crafts fair is the main event. The main stage offers continuous music all weekend long and on Saturday night, there will be a street dance on Monroe. A Community Stage will feature local performance groups and an art discovery zone is for hands on art play for kids of ALL ages.
Great food, wine tasting and this year some local micro brew on tap. There is also a 5k & 10k Run on Sunday Morning.
A festival of fun for families! Live Entertainment, the famous Cruz the Coos with more than 500 vintage vehicles, the Prefontaine Memorial Run, parade and so much more! Variety of vendors, arts and crafts and lots of different kinds of food. Beer & wine garden. Most activities in downtown Coos Bay. Visit our Bay Area Fun Festival page for more information.
Many of the original organizers from their first event still participate in stunning aerial displays and exquisite kite ballets.
This year’s theme is “Rockin’ the Rokkaku!” The festival will include kite flying demonstrations by experts, including Connor Doran, a finalist in 2010 on the top-rated NBC series, America’s Got Talent! The weekend includes featured flyers, family-friendly activities like kite-making, a kid’s kite parade, a Rokkaku (six-sided kite) aerial battle with past national champion Ronda Brewer, and a mass ascension.
LOCATION: On the beach, at the D-River Wayside Lincoln City, Oregon
Established in 1997, the Art Harvest Studio Tour of Yamhill County has become the artful way to explore Oregon's Wine Country and the creativity tucked among its hillsides. This self-guided studio tour, presented by the Arts Alliance of Yamhill County, features 40 local artists who create ceramics, paintings, jewelry, photography, fiber art, copper work, book art, paper cutting, sculpture and much more. Visitors create their own itinerary, stopping by as many studios as they can during the six-day event which takes place the first two weekends of October. At each studio they are encouraged to ask questions, watch demonstrations and purchase work directly from each artist
Each fall, Hood River Valley hosts an old-fashioned harvest festival with local produce and food products, arts and crafts, wine- and beer-tastings: all the best this County has to offer. There will also be a kid zone, art vendors, a pie eating contest, horse drawn carriage rides and live music.
LOCATION: Hood River Event Site (overlooking the Columbia River) 110 Portway Avenue
Sample delectabled mushroom dishes In Yachats Restaurants or join expert led Fungi walks, talks, exhibits and workshops. There will also be culinary mushroom markets, wine tasting and live music. The guided mushroom walks and exhibits are FREE and open the public.
Enrichment - Annual Squishing of the Squash In preparation for our “Howloween” event, the Portland Zoo elephant herd will receive a HUGE pumpkin to pulverize. Great photo opportunity — bring your camera!
HOWLOWEEN AT THE ZOO Most kids love trick-or-treating, and Oregon Zoo provides a fun and safe setting for this traditional Halloween activity. Trick-or-treaters in their various costumes will participate in an exciting scavenger hunt leading them to activity stations around the zoo. Goodie bags filled with candy and prizes will be given out for completed hunts at the zoo's exit. Free with zoo admission.
"Corn Maze in The City" is 6.5 acres (over 283,000 square feet!) of confusing corn maze. The corn is double planted so you CANNOT see through the 20' (twenty feet) thick corn maze walls! It's freaky. We look forward to your confusion and you WILL get lost! Please Visit our website for additional Corn Maze details and pictures.... Call 503-289-2020 for school packages.
We offer an amazing corn maze, pony rides, food booths, 22' Bouncy Slide, tractor hay rides, pumpkin and gourd painting, mechanical swing, and a ferris wheel. Visit "HayLand" our covered kids facility for a parent's break, hay bale maze, and hay bale pyramid.
LOCATION: Fazio Farms Corn Maze 8433 NE 13th Avenue Portland, OR 97211
This juried art show features paintings, photography, sculpture and mixed media.
Register Now for September Digital Workshops - To help artists prepare for the digital submission process, workshops will be held at FEC on September 11 and 12. Workshop registration runs through August 26. Space is limited so please register early.
Registration forms are available online or at the Florence Events Center, Digital Dunes Photography, and the Siuslaw Library. Cost is $25. The workshop session is two hours long. Scheduled times are 9 - 11 a.m., 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2 - 4 p.m., and 4 - 6 p.m. on both days.
LOCATION: Florence Events Center 715 Quince Street Florence, OR 97439
Every year the folks in Verboort have invited a few of their neighbors over for a sausage and sauerkraut dinner. It's recommended that you buy your dinner tickets when you arrive, then take the opportunity to take a stroll around the grounds and beneath the 120 year old Giant Sequoia trees. You can also buy handicrafts ranging from homemade candy to hand sewn quilts.
LOCATION: Visitation Parish 4285 N.W. Verboort Rd. Forest Grove
A wine and food celebration created to present a rich rewarding experience for wine lovers and gourmet food enthusiasts. Guests can expect a floor filled with over 600 wines and 50 restaurants and gourmet food tastes which feature an incredible array of options for guests.
LOCATION: At The DoubleTree by Hilton Lloyd Center 1000 NE Multnomah Street
Since November of 2002 Yachats Oregon has been both home to and producer of the spirited Yachats Celtic Music Festival. Since then, this Festival has thrilled audiences with a lively blend of foot-tapping Celtic music, humor, scrumptious food, and graceful dancers.
The Northwest’s premiere showcase of new work by regional filmmakers that brings artists and audiences together for a singular community celebration. Each year the Festival draws more than 400 entries from filmmakers in Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington, presenting to the public carefully selected programs of outstanding work and awarding critical recognition to top juror- and audience-recognized films. After the Festival, the event lives on in the form of the “Best of the Northwest” touring program, presented at key cultural and educational organizations across the Northwest.
Start your holiday season with a visit to Pheasant Valley winery during this special weekend. Wine tasting and tours will be available, and their gift shop will be open as well. Gift boxes and wine will be available in the gift shop, as well as wine tasting at their historic back bar. Don't miss out on this unique experience.
Pheasant Valley Winery 3890 Acree Drive Hood River, OR 97031
Sample chowders from some of the best chefs on the coast. Professional chefs will determine the best chowder, and you get to vote for your favorite for the People’s Choice Award! Admission is free, with samples available for 50¢ and portion sizes for $3.
More than 150 wineries will open their doors to kick off the winter wine tasting season. Many of these wineries are not open at any other time during the year. Festivities include tasting of new releases and older vintages, barrel tastings, specialty foods and sales of limited quantity wines. Some wineries have live music and tasting fees vary by winery. Winemakers and owners will personally greet their guests.
In this down-to-earth Oregon city, "crazy" might just mean parking your bicycle without a lock. Indeed, voters put it in the bottom 10 for noise and in the top 3 for being tidy. But with more working microbreweries than anywhere else in the U.S.—and as the top city for microbrews, according to voters—Portland guarantees a good night out (try your luck in the Pearl District, for instance).
North America's largest gathering of independent brewers. This grassroots event has a reputation of being one of the uber craft beer festivals in the world. Seventy-two breweries offer local and national handcrafted brews to 50,000 beer lovers during the four-day event. It's not a contest but an opportunity for beer afficiandos to enjoy handcrafted products from the nation's finest breweries.
Food & Wine magazine rated the best bars in America. From a tequila bar in Aspen to a secret spot hidden in a New York City hot dog joint, get to know some of the top spots for cocktails in the U.S.
Jeffrey Morgenthaler oversees the rotating cocktail list at Clyde Common, a hip "tavern" adjacent to the Ace Hotel. Recommended: the Cranky Lass with Scotch, amaro, apple cider, lemon, allspice liqueur.