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Planning a visit to Oregon? Or maybe you're a local that's just looking for what's going on. Here's a sampling of some of the popular local events in the state.
Metro Portland Events
2015 Brats'n Homebrew Festival
Enjoy great food, craft brews, and live music at Forest Grove Senior Community Center. Event begins at 12 p.m.
2015 Oktoberfest at the Grand Lodge
Celebrate all things delicious and decadent in Forest Grove during this year's Oktober Fest celebration, featuring food, drink specials, and tons of live music. The festival begins at 1 p.m.
80th Annual Verboort Sausage Dinner
Enjoy a true Forest Grove tradition with a delicious sausage and sauerkraut meal at the Visitation Church. The event start time is TBA.
Columbia River Gorge Events
Troutdale Open Air Market
Enjoy this monthly first Friday event held throughout Historic Troutdale.
First Friday 2015
Downtown Sandy hosts a fun way to explore the city with special offers on shopping and dining each first Friday of the month.
Join this family-friendly Sandy event, which includes an indoor/outdoor biergarten, German and American bands, and food booths.
2015 Gorgeous Relay
Enjoy views of the Columbia Gorge, Crown Point, Willamette River, and other outstanding scenery during this marathon event, running from Cascade Locks into Portland, finishing at the Base Camp Brewing Company. Spectators are welcome.
2015 Cascade to Crown Bicycle Ride
Join Cascade Locks residents during this unique bicycling adventure, traversing the Old Highway through the Gorge Scenic Highway, with routes ranging from 10 miles to 62. Courses open at 8 a.m., registration is available now.
Central Oregon & the Cascades Events
2015 Lane County Farmer's Market
Check out locally grown items, handcrafted goods and gifts, and don't forget to stop by the beer garden – all available ever Saturday this summer in downtown Eugene. The Saturday market is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
2015 Covered Bridge Festival
Visit Cottage Grove's many historic covered bridges during this three-day festival, featuring bridge tours, wine tasting, art, music, and plenty more. The event will be hosted at various locations – start time is TBA.
43rd Annual Corvallis Fall Festival
Held in Corvallis, this fall festival is jam-packed with arts, live music, food and beverages, children's activities, a 5K/10K, and so much more. The festival begins at 10 a.m. at Central Park.
Mount Pisgah Arboretum Mushroom Festival
A family-friendly festival held in Eugene featuring a plant sale, children's activities, arts and crafts booths, live music, and so much more. The event is held at the Mount Pisgah Arboretum, beginning at 10 a.m.
2015 Quiltopia: A Weekend of Quilted Events
This event will showcase some of the best quilting action this side of Mt. Gorge. This year's featured artist is from Greenbaum's Quilted Forest. The event will also feature plenty of fun activities – all hosted at the Willamette Heritage Center in Salem.
2015 Eugene International Film Festival
Join Eugene residents and celebrate cinema with three days of original film screenings at Regal Cinemas, Opal Center for the Arts, and Bijou Metro. Other activities include a buffet mixer, lectures, and award ceremonies.
2015 Veteran's Day Parade
A festive parade held in Historic Downtown Albany in honor of our nation's veterans. This parade is considered one of the largest Veteran's Day parades "this side of the Mississippi," and it all begins at 11 a.m.
Eastern Oregon Events
2014 The Bistro at Bellingers First Thursday Wine Tasting
Just like as it sounds – The first Thursday of every month, visit the Bistro at Bellingers for a night of fine wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres. The event begins at 4:30 p.m.
2015 Wagon Encampment on the Oregon Trail
A living historical event hosted at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City, featuring period dress, activities, artifacts, and more presented by dedicated interpreters. The event start time is TBA.
2015 Pendleton Round-Up
Four days of western rodeo events and activities at the "World Famous" Pendleton Round-Up Stadium. Event start times vary by day and activity.
2015 Columbia River Power Half Marathon
An annual 8K treking the shores of the Columbia River near Hermiston.
2015 Taste of Baker City
Downtown Baker City opens up and offers some of the best cuisine and local creations found in the city. Join residents as they walk the streets and truly get a Taste of Baker City. The event start time is TBA.
2015 Zombie Paintball at Night Friend Haunted House
This year's theme, "The Hunted," sees visitors defend La Grande from a zombie outbreak at the Night Fright Haunted House attraction. The outbreak begins at 7 p.m. each other Halloween activities scheduled as well.
Southern Oregon Events
Ashland Shakespeare Festival
Ashland's famous festival gets underway for the 2015 seasons. Notable productions include Much Ado about Nothing, Guys and Dolls, and Pericles.
Slam'n Salmon Ocean Derby
This exciting 3-day event gathers fishermen and friends in salmon-catching contests at Brookings.
Lake County Fair and Round-up
Lakeview's classic rodeo event gets under way, with bull riding, bareback riding, barrel racing, and more.
Oregon Coast Events
2nd Saturday Art Walk
Explore the artisitc side of historic downtown Astoria when the city becomes a hub for local artists, live entertainment, culture, and more. The fun begins around sundown.
2015 Sunday Market
A festive market place open every Sunday throughout historic downtown Astoria. Gifts, food, entertainment, and more, open for business at 10 a.m.
2015 Pacfic Northwest Brew Cup
One of Astoria's most beloved beer festivals, this annual brew-lovers paradise features a weekend of live music, food vendors, children's activities, and, of course, terrific craft beers. Event start times vary by day.
Oregon Coast Pride
One of the premier Oregon Pride events, this year's festivities are TBA, but are sure to be a hit. The event will be hosted at Chinook Winds in Lincoln City.
2015 Great Columbia Crossings
Join Astoria residents during this annual 10K run across the Columbia River on Megler Bridge. Race time is TBA.
2015 Fall Kite Festival
An coastal fall celebration, Kite Fest features flying demonstration, kite building workshops, and plenty more festival activities. The event begins at 10 a.m. at the D-River Wayside in Lincoln City.
2015 Chowder Cook-off
Apart from the great chowder, the festival's activities include live entertainment, beer and wine garden, children's activities, and, of course, a unique cooking contest at the Lincoln City Outlets. The event begins at 11 a.m.
2015 Festival of the Dark Arts
Celebrate darker than dark craft stouts with the Fort George Brewery in Astoria with an afternoon of art, food, vendors, and plenty of craft brews. The event is TBA.
2016 Newport Wine & Seafood Festival
Featuring everything from arts and crafts to handmade goods to photography – the festival has a little something for everyone – including plenty of delicious food and drink. The event is held at South Beach Marina in Newport. Start time is TBA.
The community of Astoria comes together to sip and savor handcrafted wine selections with food pairings, meet and greets, and other fun festivities at the Liberty Theater. Event start is TBA.
Must See in Oregon
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Southern Oregon Rides
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Universities in Oregon
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