Calendar of Events for Oregon & SW Washington
(Updated Regularly to Feature Event Listings)

Northwest Horse Fair and Expo
March 23 - 25

Join the “round-up” of horse lovers for the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo, presented by Akins Trailers, March 23 through 25, 2018 at the Linn County Fair & Expo in Albany, Oregon!  See fancy dancing horses, mighty mustangs, stunning stallions, and exciting equine entertainment! Learn from world-class riders and trainers in daily clinics!  Take in the Mustang Adoption Challenge 2018, enjoy BreyerWest, and shop at the gigantic trade show!...More   

Oregon Ghost Conference
March 23 - 25

The Oregon Ghost Conference is the Northwest's largest paranormal convention and attracts visitors from all across the west coast and beyond. It's a jam packed weekend filled with speakers, courses, tours, parties, and so much more.  Join along for a weekend of ghosts at the coast!  Attendees will connect with and learn from some of the top paranormal experts in our area...More  

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival 
March 23 - April 29

The tulips are blooming! Bring a picnic and stroll the fields. Find crafts, foods, wine from Wooden Shoe Vineyards, and activities for all ages including wooden shoe making demonstrations, kids' pony rides, and a 21+ Wine Wagon Farm Tour.  Enjoy fields of color and dozens of fun activities at this annual festival...More 

Code Orange Helicopter Easter Egg Drop
Saturday, March 24

A full-size helicopter will drop thousands of eggs onto the open field area of Brentwood Park, in a safe area, away from all children and adults.  After the eggs are dropped, the kids, in age-appropriate zones, will be allowed to gather them up and redeem them for candy at our Candy Stations...More 

Inner Oasis Mind Body Spirit: Mini-Healing Fair
Saturday, March 24

To Celebrate our 7th anniversary, we are offering a  mini healing fair with 7 extraordinary practitioners: Edward Peete, Medical Intuitive (15 minutes for $20 with the opportunity to register for his Light Healing Sessions on March 31st);   Connie Hill, Astrologer, focusing on Mercury Retrograde in your 2018 chart (15 minutes for $20); Kat Michaels: Aura Cleans and Protection - 15 minutes for $20, Cord Removal - 15 minutes for $20), Unblock and Balance Chakras - 30 min for $40; James Goings, Jr.  Intuitive and Gemstone Expert.. Tarot and Gemstone (Readings 15 minutes for $20); Melissa Welsh - Intuitive, Medium and more.  Focus on Mediumship and Psychometry (15 minutes for $20); Marie Freind, Author and Intuitive... Past life Readings (20 minutes $25); and Glenda Payne: Reiki or EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) sessions (30 min for $30)...More

Mt. Hood Skibowl: Snow Beach Festival
Saturday, March 24

Skibowl's Snow Beach Festival kicks off Oregon's Spring Break.  All-day activities include "Suds on the Slopes" beer & spirits tasting, hot dog and pie eating contests, Goggle Tan Rail Jam, and the Pond Skimming Contest.  Finish the day with the final Saturday Night Lights firework show.  Give-aways and prizes abound...More  

TOAST: The Original Artisan Spirits Tasting
Saturday, March 24

The annual event is an opportunity to taste from a wide variety of over 120 spirits from across the Northwest, the Country and the Globe.  Whether your spirit preference is Whiskey, Rum, Gin, Vodka, Brandy, Liqueurs - or even unique spirits like Absinthe and Aquavit - the estimated 50 distillers and producers at TOAST will have it covered. TOAST allows small distillers and producers to showcase their handcrafted spirits, while providing an opportunity for the public to experience the diversity and quality of craft spirits from Oregon and beyond.  This year's TOAST features 5 of Portland's best chefs. Each chef will offer a selection of small bites throughout the evening...More  

Bricks Cascade LEGO® Expo
March 24 - 25

Did you know that Bricks Cascade LEGO Fan Expo was recently named one of the 50 Best Events in Oregon by the "Oregonian"?  You won't want to miss the 7th annual Bricks Cascade, the premiere LEGO® fan event in the Pacific Northwest.  Bricks Cascade showcases LEGO®  builders from around the globe, young and old alike, who express themselves creatively through interlocking plastic bricks.  Visitors even have  the opportunity to vote on their favorite creation.  Admission is $11 per person, or $40 for a Family Four Pack.  Children 3 and under free...More  

Gold & Treasure Show
March 24 - 25
(Southwest Washington)

Fun for the whole family!  Whether young, old, or somewhere in the middle, the excitement of unearthing your first spec of gold is something that you're not soon to forget. The Gold and Treasure expo is a great opportunity to experience that level of excitement first hand.  Spread out amongst the vendors are panning troughs for both kids and adults where you can learn skills and techniques used by the best in the business to uncover a healthy amount of gold...More

2nd Annual Oregon Coast Comic Con
March 24 - 25

The 2nd Oregon Coast Comic Con is the sequel to last year's NorthWest Comic Con, and will be held March 24 - 25 at the Tillamook Air Museum, located at 6030 Hangar Rd. in Tillamook, Oregon.  Our goal for 2018 is to double our exhibitors and bring you more of your favorite artists, actors and collectibles!  Tickets, booth sales and sponsorship applications just opened. Our guest list and panel schedule grows daily!...More  

Original Yachats Arts & Crafts Fair
March 24 - 25

The Yachats Original Arts & Crafts Fair includes 80 Pacific Northwest artists and crafters selected for the superb quality of their art.  Media include original paintings; handcrafted jewelry; art glass; pottery; furniture; water features; woodwork and mixed media; clay vessels; sculpture; stained glass; ceramic tiles; natural fiber textiles; screen prints; photography; gourmet spice and food products; natural bath products; recycled garden art; toys and more.  The variety of arts and crafts here allows something for every pocketbook and interest...More 

Spring Whale Watch Week
March 24 - 31

Spring watching begins in late March as the gray whales travel north on their way towards Alaska. The first surge swims by around the end of March and you can watch the north-bound whales all the way until June...More  

'Couve Classic Clover Run
Sunday, March 25
(Southwest Washington)

Earn your post-event party by running or walking 3, 7, or 10 miles.  Enjoy soup, green beer, hot drinks, and treats, hosted by Main Event and other downtown Vancouver businesses.  They designed the 3-mile, Lucky 7-mile, and 10-mile courses to take you through some of the most scenic areas of Vancouver.  The course is mostly flat with a couple short hills...More  

Festival of Illusions
March 25 - April 5

All are invited to this weather-proof, family-friendly Spring Break celebration of all things magical.  They'll have magicians, a mentalist, hypnotist, and much more..More

Spring Break Special Glass Drop on the Beach
March 25 - April 5

In addition to the 3,000 collectible float that are placed along seven miles of beachfront in Lincoln City, extra pieces of glass art will also be dropped off during Spring Break.  Special drops can include a combination of 300 glass floats, sand dollars, crabs, sea stars, shells or coins...More 

The Farmhouse Show
March 28 - 31

The event will have fabulous treasures!  If you like retro, vintage, antiques, re-purposed, rusty junk, handmade, and more...More 

Alpenrose Dairy: Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 31

A great, Springtime family tradition for parents to bring their children and grandchildren to the Alpenrose Dairy Easter Egg Hunt.  With tons of prizes, including giant stuffed animals, this is one of the biggest and most anticipated Easter Egg Hunts west of the Mississippi...More 

"Free Falling": Short Film Screening and Fundraiser
Saturday, March 31

John Fleming, known as "Blind John" among skydivers, jumped out of a perfectly good airplane over 1,900 times.  More than 1,200 of those jumps were made after he lost his sight - he was the first known skydiver to develop a method to jump solo while blind.  Now, we are on a mission to tell his story.  Join us to see the short film, "Free Falling: The Story of John Fleming, Thrill-Seeker," and learn how you can help bring John's story to the big screen in a full-length documentary.  The screening and fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 31 at two times: 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Independent Living Resources, located at 1839 NE. Couch St. in Portland.  Refreshments provided.  Call (503) 522-3272 or send an email: for more information.

April 5 - 6

TechfestNW is an annual gathering of innovators, startups, entrepreneurs, tech companies and investors from around the globe that takes place in Portland.  During the day, TechfestNW offers compelling speakers, a pitch competition with startups, workshops and a demo floor featuring the latest in tech gadgets.  At night, TechfestNW offers parties, networking and an opportunity to explore one of the greatest cities in the country...More 

Clark County Quilters: 43rd Annual Quilt Show
April 5 - 7

Hosted by the Clark County Quilters, all are invited to their annual Quilt Show.  This year's theme is "Once in a Blue Moon."  This year's featured quilter is Lynn Czaban.  They'll have quilt exhibits from around the world, a variety of exhibits, classes, and vendors...More 

Harney County Migratory Bird Festival
April 5 - 8

The Harney County Migratory Bird Festival was first held in 1981 ​to celebrate the large annual migration of birds passing through Harney Basin on the Pacific Flyway. Harney Basin is one of the three most important areas left in the western United States for spring migratory birds stopping on their way north.  Over 300 species of birds use the refuge throughout each year, making Harney Basin a bird watcher's paradise. They continue to celebrate the migratory birds' return each year with guided tours led by experts, workshops, and fun activities for both youth and adults.  This year's guest speaker is David Moen who works with the Nez Perce Tribes Wildlife Division to assess the potential for re-establishing a California condor population in Hells Canyon Eco-region...More  

Portland Swap Meet & Automotive Swap Meet
April 6 - 8

The Portland Swap Meet is billed as the largest on the West Coast with 3,500 vendors inside and outside of the Portland Expo Center, located at 2060 N. Marine Dr. in Portland.  Nearby is the Portland International Automotive Swap Meet that will have 1,500 vendors of automotive gear around two miles of racetrack...More 

Farm Fest 2018
Saturday, April 7

It is the Largest plowing competition with draft animals on the West Coast with 20+ teams of draft horses and mules.  The Oregon Draft Horse Breeders Association co-sponsors the event and will manage the competition in both our North and South fields.  The entire Yamhill Valley Heritage Center campus will come alive with many activities. Vendors will be on hand with their wares.  Historical displays and demonstrations will be available for viewing including the Sawmill, Blacksmith Shop and Steam Engine.  The Plowman’s Café will be open with a wonderful assortment of food to give you energy to see all that the event has to offer.  Live music is scheduled throughout the day and plan on visiting the hand’s on Pioneer Kids’ activities that are sure to please.  Don’t miss it!...More 

Saturday, April 7

Just in time for Spring, GardenPalooza will have over 40 vendors to get you excited about gardening.  See hundreds of plants, tools and garden art.  You can also enjoy shopping at the country store, fresh doughnuts, delicious food and much, much more!...More 

Christmas in April
Sunday, April 8

Tis the season for an old-timey Christmas fair? Who says Christmas comes only once a year. Join the Cascade Geographic society for heritage-focused holiday fun (in April!), interpreting Christmases past as they might have been for early Oregon pioneers including caroling and a market.  It will be held on Sunday, April 8 at the Oregon Country Settlement: 73370 E. Buggy Trail Ln. in Rhododendron. 

The 10th Annual Newberg Camellia Festival & Run/Walk
Saturday, April 7

This FREE, full day festival starts with a 5k and 10k run/walk coordinated by Chehalem Parks and Rec., and features performances throughout the day by groups such as UNIT SOUZOU, Lee's Golden Dragon Lion and Dragon Dance Association, and Oregon Koto-Kai. Vendors from around the region sell food, crafts and jewelry connected to Pan-Asian culture.  The Forecourt Tent features demonstrations and hands-on art-activities for kids.  Historic city tours will give visitors a look at Newberg's favorite historic sites.  The festival is also host to the Oregon Camellia Society's bloom show, highlighting the official Newberg city flower and its Asian origins.  Plant sales will run throughout the festival, offering gardeners an opportunity to purchase unique plants and garden art. There's something for all ages and interests!...More 

Christmas in April
Sunday, April 8

Tis the season for an old-timey Christmas fair? Who says Christmas comes only once a year. Join the Cascade Geographic society for heritage-focused holiday fun (in April!), interpreting Christmases past as they might have been for early Oregon pioneers including caroling and a market...More

Portland Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival
April 12 - 14

Attend the 6th annual show that is bigger, better and more creative than ever.  Sew creative and colorful.  Lots of exciting new booths to see and buy the latest supplies, fabrics, notions, patters and tools...all under one roof!  Attend FREE classes, workshops and demos from quilting and sewing superstars...More   

12th Annual Tokeland-North Cover Art Studio Tour 
Saturday, April 14
(Southwest Washington)

Spend an afternoon exploring some of the more remote and scenic Washington Coast that has inspired world renowned artists during the 12th annual Tokeland-North Cove Art Studio Tour beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 14. This exclusive peak into artists' private studios provides a rare opportunity to not just meet the creators in person but to see where and how artists like Jeffro Uitto, Judith Altruda, Wally Mann, Melody Gerber and others create their works. There will be demonstrations of traditional carving tools and techniques by Earl Davis in Tokeland as well as live glassblowing in North Cove by Jeremy Bartheld. Along with the open studios there will be several local artists with works on display and available for sale at both the historic Tokeland Hotel and the Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center. This day of celebrating art and community continues with an art auction at 5 p.m. at the Tradewinds on the Bay event center to support the Ocosta School District art program and the Wash Away No More initiative.  Tickets for this fundraising event are $20, available at the door, and include wine, beer and heavy appetizers...More 

ALDancers 15 years – Oregon Bird Sketches
April 14 - 15

MUSIC LIVE & DANCE MODERN – new choreography to choral music performed by Resonance Ensemble, cond. Brandon Brack: Górecki’s ‘Broad Waters’, Gabel’s ‘Farewell to Wang Wei’ & ‘Remember Me’ – all ALD premieres, including ‘Oregon Bird Sketches’ (piano & video), ‘Bokuliki’ to Lutoslawski’s 5 “Bucolics” (piano), featuring new choreography by ALDancers: Allie Fahsholz and Lauren Sprague.  For our 15th Anniversary Agnieszka chose (form our inaugural season, ‘03) ‘Songs of Eva’, to cabaret songs premiered by legendary Polish singer, Ewa Demarczyk (mid’60s). Nancy Wood & Paul Safar perform...More

Soiree April in Paris
Saturday, April 21

The Alliance Française of Portland presents its annual fundraiser gala on April 21 at the Multnomah Athletic Club, located at 1849 SW. Salmon St. in Portland, from 6 - 10 p.m.  The event includes a seated dinner with a French menu created by James Beard Award-winning chef Philippe Boulot and entertainment by local theatre luminaries Susannah Mars and Rebecca Kilgore.  The highlight of the evening is a live auction which offers a French immersion in Villefranche on the French Riviera and properties in France, among others.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with wine and hors d'oeuvres during the silent auction with everything from to wine tastings to restaurant certificates to custom-built wine racks...More


Recovery International (RI):
Help for Depression and Nervous Conditions
Every Tuesday

Portland depression and anxiety support weekly meetings.  Recovery International is a non-profit Cognitive Behavioral Training system that has helped thousands.  Rob Winike, trainer, author and RI board member, discusses mental health recovery and how to cope with symptoms of a nervous imbalance, stress, anger, sleeplessness and other mental health issues.  Meetings are Tuesday nights, 6:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Church, 1704 NW 43rd (and Broadway).  Call (503) 810-2789 for info or other meeting locations.  Visit and local blogsite at

"Investing Simplified" (Radio Show)
Every Saturday

Chuck Price, CRFA, CSA can be reached via his website at or by calling
(877) 50-PRICE.  For more information about the show, visit and to learn about his book, "Your Retirement Made Simple," go to