FEBRUARY 2018 EVENTS
Calendar Listing of Oregon and SW Washington
(Updated Regularly)

Raptor Road Trip
Saturday, February 24

Explore Sauvie Island in search of the magnificent Bald Eagles, hawks, and falcons that spend the winter on the island. On this special day devoted to raptors, experienced naturalists and hawk experts will host activities and answer your questions at four locations around the island. Enjoy guided bird viewing, meet live raptors up close, and sharpen your hawk identification skills. Hot drinks and donuts are available in the morning to keep you warm while you breakfast with the birds.  The Raptor Road Trip is on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m.  2 p.m.  Begin your self-guided trou at Kruger's Farm Market: 17100 NW. Sauvie Island Rd. in Portland to pick up an event map and illustrated raptor identification guide.  Visit audubonportland.org.




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Hood River Valley Blossom Time
April 1 - 30

Starting in early April, the cherry, apple and pear trees in the Hood River valley welcome spring’s return by releasing vibrant pink and white flowers.  The area celebrates spring with the annual Hood River Valley Blossom Time, which takes place throughout April.  Visit Hood River in April and enjoy family-friendly farm events, craft shows, culinary treats, wine and cider tasting, and the Hood River County Hard- Pressed Cider Fest.  One of the best ways to enjoy Blossom Time is to drive the Hood River County Fruit Loop, a gorgeous 35-mile drive that follows the county’s Scenic Tour Route and passes the valley’s plethora of orchards, wineries and farms...More

Japanese Currents
April 6 - 28

This year’s 11th annual Japanese Currents series highlights recent noteworthy Nipponese films, ranging from anime to jidaigeki, documentary to comedy, all while exploring issues important to contemporary Japanese society. Collectively, these selections offer a fresh take on Japanese culture and showcase the wealth of creative invention at work in Japan today...More   

Bee Weekend at GloryBee
April 20 - 21

GloryBee will host its Annual Bee Weekend!  This two-day community event is packed with beekeeping education, distribution of pre-ordered packages of live bees, live demonstrations, honey sampling, onsite food vendors and more!  You don't have to be a beekeeper to participate! Bee Weekend has become a popular community event, featuring honey tasting, food carts, and activities for children.  Come see the bees up-close and learn more about these tiny and amazing pollinators!...More

Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour
April 20 - 22

Forty-one juried studios are participating, and the artist roster features a variety of work including painting, drawing, jewelry, glass, sculpture, photography, textiles, fiber, and more.  Artists’ studios are located throughout the Mid-Columbia from Cascade Locks to The Dalles and from Parkdale, Oregon to Trout Lake, Washington.  This is a juried event, with artists representing the highest quality work available from the region.  It is timed with Blossom Festival to welcome many out-of-town visitors seeking a taste of spring and inspiration.  The tour is FREE and self-guided...More  

Pacific City Birding & Blues Festival
April 20 - 22

This an annual celebration with feathered friends and music in Pacific City.  They'll have a live blues concert, FREE community events, guided bird walks, paddle trips, nature presentations and more...More