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Things to do in Oregon
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
Friday Night Fights
Improv comedy teams battle it out for more stage time at the Curious Comedy Theater in Portland. Shows start at 10 P.M.
St. Patrick's Day Celebration
St. Patrick's Day is a favorite of the McMenamins Grand Lodge and they will be celebrating with gusto! They will have live music, Irish coffee, and their own McMenamins Irish Stout. The music starts at 4 p.m.
68th Annual All Northwest Barbershop Ballad Contest
See the top 20 Barbershop Men's and Women's quartets compete to be the champions. Eliminations begin at 7 p.m. at the Forest Grove High School.
Cultural Series: Music from Pacific University
Join the Friends of the Forest Grove Library for this free concert performed by music students from Pacific University. The show begins at 7 p.m. in the Rogers Room of the Forest Grove City Library.
Pacific University Jazz Nite
Join the Pacific University's music department as the Jazz choir and Jazz band perform throughout the night. The music begins at 7:30 p.m.
54th Annual Hawaiian Luau
Join the Pacific University 'Ohana as they celebrate their unique culture with food, dance, and merriment. Dinner starts at 4:30 p.m. in the University Center and the show begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Stoller Center at Pacific University.
North Willamette Vinters Wine Trail Weekend
Spend a weekend roaming through 22 different wineries of the Oregon wine country while enjoying wine tastings of new releases, reserve label, or barrel tastings as well as handcrafted foods. It all starts at 11 a.m.
Crawfish Boil Diner and New Release Day
Visit the Montinore Estate for this all-you-can-eat crawfish and wine paring. The good food is first served at noon.
Spring Pilharmonic anf Chamber Ensembles
Be filled with beautiful music and harmony as you listen to the Pacific University Philharmonic and Chamber Ensembles. The show begins in McCready Hall on the Pacific University campus at 6 p.m.
Memorial Weekend in Wine Country at Plum Hill
Visit Plum Hill Vineyards to enjoy live music and the tasting of 6 different wines expertly paired with cheeses and breads. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Annual Sake and Oyster Fest
Head on down to SakeOne in Forest Grove at 11 a.m. to enjoy freshly shucked Northwest Oysters, three varieties of mollusks, and different sakes that are a perfect complement for each of the sauces.
Medieval Faire in the Grove
Travel back in time as you step on to the front lawn of the McMenamins Grand Lodge and see heavy armored combat taking place along with story telling and textile demos. The fun is free and open to the public. The Medieval times begin at 10 a.m.
10k ORCC Hagg Lake Run/Walk
Come on down to Hagg Lake, just south of Forest Grove, for this 10.5-mile course run/walk put on by the Oregon Road Runners Club. The walk begins at 8 a.m. and the run begins at 9 a.m.
58th Anua Rotary Steak Feed Dinner
Join the Rotary Club at the University Center at Pacific University for their annual steak dinner. Dinner is served at 5 p.m.
Memorial Weekend at Montinore Estate
Celebrate Memorial day weekend by enjoying a new release wine and perfect pairings. It starts at 11 a.m. at the Montinore Estate.
Annual Spring Garden Tour
The Friends of Historic Forest Grove host their 18th annual Spring Garden Tour through some of the most beautiful gardens of the area. The tour begins at the Old Train Station at noon.
Pig Roast and Pinot
Come on out to enjoy a delicious pig roast paired with great wine at Plum Hill Vineyards. The wine starts flowing at 1 p.m.
Independence Day Wine and Watermelon
Celebrate your independence with Plum Hill Vineyards and enjoy free watermelon and wine tastings. The vineyard opens at 11 a.m.
42nd Annual Concours d'Elegance Antique and Collector Auto Show
Come on down to the campus of Pacific University walk among 300 beautiful antique, classic, and even some modified cars from many different eras of history. Along with the beautiful cars there will be music, wine, and fine food. Cars roll in, open their doors, and pop their hoods at 8:30 a.m.
32nd Annual Olympic and Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon
Join the Northwest's original Olympic distance triathlon with 1.5k swim, 40k bike, and 10k run. Afterwards enjoy live music, the Sports and Fitness Expo, and food. It begins at Henry Hagg Lake Park at 8 a.m.
Get your "License to Taste" passport and visit a variety of different wineries, such as the Plum Hill Vineyard, to enjoy wine tastings and the special dog friendly activities at each location. The fun begins at 11 a.m.
5th Annual Pacific Rim Festival
Experience the culture of the Pacific Rim in this festival at SakeOne with music, food, performances, and sake. There are also events for the kiddos to enjoy. It all starts at 11 a.m.
Paws in the Grove Doggie Dash
Come on down to Lincoln Park in Forest Grove for this 1 or 2 mile doggie dash that is fun for the entire family. It all starts at 9:30 a.m.
Forest Grove Uncorked: A Wine, Microbrew, and Food Experience
It's okay to dance in the street during this event. Wander down Main Street Forest Grove and experience the end products of the many wineries, microbreweries, and restaurants in the area. The festivities begin at 4 p.m.
Brats and Brewfest This 21 and over event is a chance for home brewers to gather and show off their work, and for you to enjoy it. Head on down to the Forest Grove Community Center at 11 a.m.
Lions Club Run/Walk for Sight 5k/2.5k
An event for everyone starting outside the Pacific University's College of Optometry. Join in on the 10k or 5k race or let your toddler participate in the Tot Trot. Walkers start at 9 a.m. and runners start at 9:15 a.m.
Annual Corn Roast- Celebrating Forest Grove Celebrate Forest Grove with live music, fun activities, and corn! It all happens on the Pacific University campus starting at 1 p.m.
Another amazing event put on by McMenamins Grand Lodge with great music, food, and drinks. Live music starts at 1 p.m.
Sidewalk Chalk Art Fest.
Show off your sidewalk chalk art skills in Downtown Forest Grove. The art begins at 8 a.m.
Adult Halloween Dance and Costume Contest
Ghouls and goblins welcome at this 21 and over event hosted at McMenamins Grand Lodge. Ghoulish delights begin at 7 p.m.
Trick or Treating at the Grand Lodge
Mummies, Werewolves, Vampires, and Witches are all welcome for trick-or-treating at the McMenamins Grand Lodge on Halloween. It all starts at 4:30 p.m.
Holiday Tree Lighting, Caroling and Santa
Head to the Forest Grove Chamber of Commerce for the Tree lighting ceremony, caroling, and holiday festivities. It all starts at 6 p.m.
Holiday Light Parade
Downtown Forest Grove will be filled with twinkling lights this night as floats lit up with Christmas lights travel through town. The fun starts at 5 p.m.
New Year's Eve Bash
Dance yourself into the New Year at McMenamins Grand Lodge. Enjoy good music, good food, and good spirits. The music starts at 8 p.m.
Southern Oregon Events
Free Kids Day
Hit up the Crater Rock Museum and let the kids play in the dirt, but this time it's for education purposes! They will learn about fossils, geodes, and even dinosaurs. The museum opens at 10 a.m.
The Klamath Falls Shrine Circus
It’s time to head to the circus! Come experience the thrill of aerial acts, tigers, jugglers, and elephants that is the circus taking place at the Klamath Falls County Fairgrounds. It all starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday
Travel back in time and walk among the dinosaurs at the ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum in Ashland. These impressive robots can track you as you pass through their environment. Times vary per day.
Far Out! Southern Oregon in the 1960s
Stop by and see the array of photographs and other artifacts that tell stories and illustrate what life would have been like back in the 1960s. Times vary per day.
Ahh Shucks! Oyster Feed Head on down to the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology for live music and fresh Oysters, or hotdogs if you prefer. It all starts at noon.
Ashland Independent Film Festival
Visit the Varsity Theater in downtown Ashland for this one of a kind movie marathon. Watch films from all over the world and enjoy local spirits and food.
Celtic Cultural Festival
A day long event full of Celtic music, dance, songs, and stories at the Southwestern Oregon Community College.
Oregon Coast Events
International Folk Dancing
Dancers of all ages are intvited by the South Coast Folk Society to Greenacres Grange Hall in Coos Bay for multi-cultural dance lessons and fun on the fourth Saturday of every month through May.
In Their Footsteps Lecture Series
Taking place in the Netul River Room of the Fort Clatsop's visitor center at the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, it is a wonderful opportunity to listen to and meet artists and scholars.
Astoria-Warrenton Public School Spring Break
Come experience the buzz of excitement that will be flowing through the air during this time of year.
SOLV- Spring Beach Cleanup
Head out to your favorite beach and help get it ready for summer. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. volunteers will be cleaning up the entirety of the Oregon Coast.
Second Saturday Art Walk
On the 2nd Saturday of each month Downtown businesses stay open late providing refreshments and entertainment while displaying unique works of art. You can tell the special venues open for the event with the colorful pinwheels. It starts at 5 p.m.
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April 18-19, 2014
Real Lewis and Clark Story ( Or How the Finns Discovered Astoria)
Come on over to the Astor Street Opry Company in Astoria for their 4th Annual Musical Melodrama about Lewis and Clark's journey to the Pacific and Mamma Svenson's crew that saves the explorers. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7 p.m.
National Park Week
Come visit the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park during National Park week. Visit with the rangers and wander around the Fort Clatsop replica or though the different trails available.
Crab Seafood and Wine Festival
Good food, good wine, good times! Taking place at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds this spectacular event is filled with art, wine, brews, and fine foods. Festival hours vary per day.
50's Cruise Runion Car Show
Open the garage doors and take your classic cars out for a drive to Camp Rilea in Warrenton for this car show. The 50's music starts at 9 a.m.
Must See in Oregon
Southern Oregon Rides
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Oregon Airport Hotels
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Oregon State Parks
Discover Oregon's numerous states parks like Harris Beach State Park or the Lave River Cave at Newberry National Volcanic Monument.Cascades to the Coast ►
Universities in Oregon
Discover the public institutes of the Oregon University System, including Portland State University and University of Oregon.OR Universities ►
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