WINTER of 2020

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

Portland Old Time Music Gathering
January 15 - 19

The Gathering is sponsored by Bubbaville, a non-profit, all-volunteer arts organization that supports old-time music and dance in Portland.  We again have a venue change for 2020.  Our Sunday Cabaret will be held at the Mississippi Pizza Pub due to a scheduling conflict at The Spare Room.   Our opening night is the Square Dance on Wednesday night at the Village Ballroom on NE Dekum Street, with a jam at the Moon and Sixpence Pub and the Hostel Cafe in NW Portland (there will be daily Hostel Cafe jams starting at 1:00 pm with evening jams at various times-see schedule for details).  Cajun Honky Tonk Night on Thursday is at the Spare Room and Friday and Saturday we are again at The Tiffany Center.   Sunday events include the Cabaret at The Mississippi Pizza Pub, The Sunday Square Dance presented by Portland Squares at the Village Ballroom, and wrapping it all up will be music by members of Foghorn Stringband and friends at the Moon and Sixpence Pub.  The activities are from Jan. 15 - 19 at various locations in the Portland metro area.  Visit

Rose City Classic
January 15 - 19

The Rose City Classic Series of Dog Shows is one of the largest and most popular dog events in the United States. That’s why so many of the best dogs in America and even dogs from foreign countries travel to Portland each January to compete.  The event spans 5 days, starting on Wednesday with about 20 Individual breed specialty shows and an all-Terrier group show.  These specialty events are put on by local AKC dog clubs organized for the improvement and preservation of a particular breed or group of breeds.  Specialty day is followed on Thursday through Sunday by 4 all-breed shows.  Fun for the whole family, it will be held from Jan. 15 - 19 at the Portland Expo Center: 2060 N. Marine Dr. in Portland.  Go online at

Musica Lanterna: 
Ketevan Badridze and David Machavariani
Saturday, January 18
(Southwest Washington)

Experience a Saturday night concert event with classical music, visual art, café/bar, and after concert talk with artists in an intimate space of Tandem Hall at Boomerang Bistro in Downtown Vancouver, WA!  On January 18th, join Georgian-American guest artists from Indiana Ketevan Badridze (piano) and David Machavariana (Cello) in a  concert of solo piano and piano-cello chamber performance. The program will include works by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Debussy and famous Rachmaninoff's sonata for Cello and Piano!  Featured visual artist: acrylic painter and mixed media artist Anni Furniss from Washougal, WA.  Special guest: young artist Comfort Smith, a violin student and a winner of the Concerto Competition at George Fox University.  You are invited to join an after concert TALK/conversation with artists to ask questions and get to know more about them!  Doors open at 6:15 pm with Cafe/bar and art exhibition. Concert begins at 7 p.m.  For more information please visit

Bald Eagle Count
Saturday, January 18

Join the Coast Fork Birders for the annual Bald Eagle Count led by Alison Center! All levels of bird enthusiasts are welcome to join. Meet at the Koffee Kup restaurant by 9 a.m. to check-in for the Dorena Reservoir count.  Arrive earlier if you would like to have breakfast beforehand.  Participants will depart the Koffee Kup shortly after 9 a.m. so as to be birding in the field by 9:30 a.m.  The Cottage Grove Reservoir count will take place in the afternoon.  Meet at 2 p.m. at the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Lakeside Park on London Rd. to check-in.  Bring birding gear, weather-appropriate clothing and your own snacks and water.  Please leave dogs at home.  Eagle sightings are not guaranteed.  Everyong meets on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., starting at the Koffee Kup restaurant: 1241 N. Pacific Hwy. in Cottage Grove.  Visit

Clark County Antique & Collectible Show
January 18 - 19
(Southwest Washington)

Go treasure hunting at the Clark County Antique & Collectible Show that features hundreds of booths by vendors of vintage items from all over the country.  They will also have appraisers on hand to offer verbal market evaluations at the event.  It will be held from Jan. 18 - 19 at the Clark County Event Center: 17402 NE. Delfel Rd. in Ridgefield.  Visit  

Portland Bridal Show
January 18 - 19

The Original Portland Bridal show is the most-attended bridal event in Oregon since 1979 with spectacular runway fashion shows, delicious tastings and displays from the area's most trusted wedding professionals, you will find everything to make your wedding day extraordinary.  You can shop around (and book) every facet of your special day all under one roof.  Whether you are just starting your planning, finishing up the last-minute details, or anywhere in between, you will find exactly what you are looking for at the Portland Bridal Show.  This is the bridal event that brides wait for every year. Miss it and you will have to wait a whole year until the next show!  The event is from Jan. 18 - 19 at the Oregon Convention Center: 777 NE. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Portland.  Visit

Yachats Agate Festival
January 18 - 19

This year the Annual Yachats Agate Festival will feature spectacular agates, plus minerals, gems, crystals and fossils on display at the Yachats Commons.  Many of the vendors return every year bringing new specimens and products with them.  The event is from Jan. 18 - 19 at Yachats Commons: 441 Highway 101 in Yachats, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Visit

2020 Corvallis Culinary Week
January 19 - 25

Join along for Corvallis Culinary Week!  Top chefs from local Corvallis restaurants show off their talents by offering their best locally-produced delicacies in chef’s specialty plates.  Paired with the perfect wine, the meal becomes a feast for the senses.  From Northwest to Asian Fusion and Latin cuisine, there’s something for every taste.  It will be held from Jan. 19 - 25 at various locations in Corvallis.  To learn about the participating resturants and updates, visit their Facebook page.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast
Monday, January 20

The Skanner Foundation Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast has been held each year since 1986 to commemorate the accomplishments of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Scholarships are awarded to exceptional Oregon students, presented by local sponsors at the Breakfast.  Local leaders and dignitaries present to attendees as well as a featured national keynote speaker.  A fresh, hot breakfast will be served.  It will be held on Monday, Jan. 20 at the Oregon Convention Center: 777 NE. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Portland, from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.  Go to for more information.

Vancouver Wedding Showcase: Winter Wonder
Tuesday, January 21
(Southwest Washington)

The Vancouver Wedding Showcase called "Winter Wonder" allows you to meet one-on-one with our wedding professionals. Tell them about your vision.  They will tell you how they can make it happen and give you plenty of ideas that you probably haven't thought about.  Each month the showcase will be hosted at a different venue so couples will have an opportunity to tour multiple sites as they select their venue and vendors.  Registration is FREE, but Pre-Registration is required.  Arrive between 6:30 - 6:45 p.m. on the night of the showcase to be entered into the Early Bird Drawings.  Stay for the Bouquet Toss and a chance to win the Gift Basket full of valuable prizes and wedding day accoutrements.  It will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Moonlight Events: 10017 Northeast 6th Ave. in Vancouver.  Go to  

Clark College Jazz Festival
January 23 - 25
(Southwest Washington)

As rich as the heritage of Clark College itself, the Clark College Jazz Festival has been host to one of the largest jazz festivals in Southwest Washington for over 50 years!  Held the last weekend in January in Gaiser Hall on the beautiful Clark College campus, the festival attracts over 60 middle and high school instrumental jazz ensembles for the three day competitive festival.  During the day, groups perform to an esteemed panel of adjudicators made up of renowned jazz educators and performers for the privilege of returning to perform in the evening finals competition where they will be ranked for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.  On the final evening of the festival, one band from the entire festival is selected to receive the coveted Sweepstakes Trophy, a tradition which has been passed down since 1963.  The Clark College Jazz Festival now offers two middle school divisions!  The festival will be held from Jan. 23 - 25 at Gaiser Hall Theater: 1933 Fort Vancouver Way in Vancouver, from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.  Cost is $5 per day.  Go to  

First Taste Oregon
January 24 - 25

First Taste is an event of epic proportion featuring the best in Oregon Wines, Hard Ciders, Spirits, Brews & Delectable Eats and a one of a kind shopping experience.  They'll also have a variety of exhibitors.  The event is from Jan. 24 - 25 at 2330 NE. 17th St., Columbia Hall in Salem.  Visit

Mid-Winter Festival
January 24 - 26

The Festival includes square, round, and clogging dance and draws participants from across the western United States.  Dancers and watchers alike are welcome to socialize and enjoy these classic American traditions!  "The Diamonds of Dance" Mid-Winter Festival is from Jan. 24 - 26 a the Linn County Expo Center: 3700 Knox Buttle Rd. in Albany.  Visit

2020 Oregon Coast Film Festival
January 24 - 25

The Oregon Coast Film Festival is in its 7th season and announced the 2020 film festival for January 24-25 at the Egyptian Theatre in Coos Bay.  The film festival is an exhibition of Oregon films, filmmakers, cinematographers and photographers.  The 2-day festival program includes shorts and documentary films, photography collections, student films and selected feature films.  The annual event is located at 229 S. Broadway (along Hwy. 101) in the downtown area.  More online at

Oregon Truffle Festival: Eugene Weekend
January 24 - 26

Our January weekend celebrates the world of Oregon truffles and the culinary bounty of the southern Willamette Valley.  With hands-on cooking classes, truffle dog training, truffle hunts and workshops, learning opportunities abound at the Eugene weekend.  Decadent truffle breakfasts, lunches, dinners and the Oregon Fresh Truffle Marketplace are offered as part of weekend packages and a limited number of experiences are sold à la carte.  The Eugene Weekend takes place from Jan. 24 - 26 at various locations in Eugene.  Details online at

Goodwill Hunting Thrift Crawl
Saturday, January 25

A costumed thrift shop crawl, a potluck brunch tailgate party and costume exchange, PLUS Awards Dinner! Who will win the fabulous Find O' the Day Tiara?  Two miracle miles on Hwy 99 with 5 thrift store stops and one Vintage Mall- Curosities moved to Main Street fall of 2019!  8 stops total if you start in Hillsboro at the bins plus a Beaverton stop! If you don't like Goodwill, note that 5 of the stops are NOT Goodwill stores.  Wear "Hunting Attire" (you decide what that means)To ignite your creativity I've started a Pinterest Board on types of "hunters".  You will see some of us wearing Zebra prints on our Hunting attire.. That is in remembrance of two long time Goodwill Hunters, and dear friends, Moonbeam and Steve Fritz. The Goodwill Hunting Thrift Crawl is on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., starting at 12060 SW. Main St. in Portland.  For details, visit their Facebook page.

Health, Wellness & Abundance Show
Saturday, January 25
(Southwest Washington) 

It’s a New Year and a New You!  Join us on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for the Health, Wellness & Abundance Show at Vancouver Mall, 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Drive in Vancouver!  We’ll have exhibitor demonstrations, guest speakers, FREE samples, show specials and helpful tips, tools and products you can use to keep your resolutions and get on track to living your dreams in 2020!  See a list of participating vendors at in community events!  See you on January 25th at Vancouver Mall!

Yachats Lions Annual Crab Feed
Saturday, January 25

All You Can Eat Until It’s Gone!  Crab dinner includes French bread, coleslaw, baked beans, choice of coffee or soda and great fun!  Tickets may be purchased locally at the Yachats Lions Thrift Store: 236 4th St.; Judith’s Kitchen Tools: 261 Hwy 101; by mail to Yachats Lions Club: POB 66, Yachats, OR 97498; or by email:  The Yachats Lions Annual Crab Feed is on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Yachats Lions Hall: corner of W. 4th & Pontiac in Yachats, from 12:30 - 5 p.m.  All sales are final.  For more information, call Kevin at (541) 563-5629.  Visit

Windless Kite Festival 2020
January 25 - 26
(Coastal Washington) 

The longest running Windless Kite Festival takes place January 25 - 26, 2020 in Long Beach, WA (Long Beach Elementary, located at 400 S Washington).  There will be demos, competitions, workshop and a pro/am event on Sunday.  If you've never seen a windless competition,  you are in for a treat!  Spence Watson and Kristian Slater, our featured flyers, are going to be rocking it at The Windless Kite Festival this year! Hope to see you there.  For more, visit their Facebook page.

Race for Warmth:
10K, 5K Run/Walk and Kids Race
Sunday, January 26
(Southwest Washington)

Join along for the Race for Warmth to support Operation Warm Heart, a Clark Public Utilities customer-funded program to help limited-income families in crisis situations who need help paying their electric bills.  Every dollar of your Race for Warmth registration goes directly to Operation Warm Heart.  The event is on Sunday, Jan. 26 at Clark Public Utilities: 12000 Fort Vancouver Way in Vancouver.  Registration starts at 7 a.m.  More online at

Fertile Ground
January 30 - February 9

Get ready for SO MUCH THEATER (11 days worth of over 120 acts of creation, in fact), because Portland’s annual festival of new performance, Fertile Ground, is here!  Fertile Ground is delightfully uncurated, which means it can be insane. More importantly, it’s one of Portland’s most accessible and affordable arts festivals.  The event is from Jan. 30 - Feb. 9 at various locations within the Portland metro area.  More online at

Portland Seafood & Wine Festival
January 31 - February 1

The Portland Seafood & Wine Festival features 175 exhibitors in 90,000 square feet of space with entertainment, lots of fresh Oregon seafood and wine, craft beers, cider, and distilled spirits!  Taste some of Oregon’s best wines from over 65 wineries and munch on deliciously fresh seafood at the peak of Dungeness Crab season!  You're encouraged to bring the whole family!  With face painters, balloon artists and so much more! Everyone is sure to look forward to coming every year!  It will be held from Jan. 31 - Feb. 1 at the Oregon Convention Center: 777 NE. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Portland.  More online at

Eugene Sportsmen's Show is Packed with Adventure
January 31 - February 2

The 47th annual KEZI Boat & Sportsmen's Show, presented by Bi-Mart, will be packed with adventure at the Lane Events Center in Eugene, January 31-February 2, 2020. The show features the Megabirds live daily shows; Combat Hero Bike Build will bring an incredibly unique bike for a severely wounded combat veterans; and guests can sign up to win our Greatest Giveaways ever including a Polaris Rzr; Smoker Craft boat, motor, trailer; package; Apex travel trailer; Gold Beach Fishing Getaway; Fishing Kayak Package; Surf Perch Fishing Adventure and many more.  The show is jam-packed with 100s of exhibits, displays and attractions representing the breadth of the outdoor recreation industry including fan favorites: the Seven Feathers Big Game Room with the latest Oregon Record Book display, new Tour of NW Big Game and the 2020 Head & Horns Competition. Youngsters will enjoy the new Kid's Adventure Zone with the BB Gun Range, Live Trout Pond, Inflatable Archery Range and Ax Throwing, Shooting Gallery and Zipline.  Everyone will enjoy the Anglers Showcase, Giant Fish Tank, guides from Alaska to Africa, Tuff Shed Dream Starter and expert seminars. It's lots of fun for the whole family!  Hours: Friday, Noon-9:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  Admission: $8.00 for adults or $6.00 with a Bi-Mart $2.00 off coupon good Friday and Sunday only. Children ages 6 to 12 are $1.00 and under 5 are FREE. Seniors 65 and up admitted FREE from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday courtesy of, the Eugene Register Guard and Seven Feathers Casino Resort. 

Super Auction
Saturday, February 8

Come Join the Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce for a night of fun for our annual Super Auction! There will be heavy appetizer, bar, and dessert dash to add to the evening!  We will be located at the Chinook Seafood Grill: 1501 NW. 40th Pl in Lincoln City on Saturday, February 8th from 5 - 9 p.m. holding our silent and live auction.

Antique & Collectibles Week
February 8 - 17

With the Lincoln City Chamber Super Auction to be a fun kick-off to Antique & Collectibles Week.  Be sure to grab an Antique & Collectibles Week map and get them signed off from each one of the listed businesses to put into a drawing for a grand prize!  Also, Vintage Valentine crafting at the Cultural Center on Feb. 9th.  There will be a special Japanese Glass Float drop along the Lincoln City 7 Mile Beach.  The Antique & Collectibles Week runs from Feb 8th - Feb 17th, 2020!

Yamhill Valley Wine Country
February 14 - 16

Oregon wine and truffles: sheer bliss!  We celebrate this singular pairing and explore the shared terroir of wine and truffles during our Yamhill weekend in the northern Willamette Valley.  The Yamhill weekend offers an immersive package for a limited number of truffle aficionados, as well as an action-packed schedule of à la carte events, including cooking classes and a Fresh Truffle Marketplace.  The Yamhill Valley Wine Country is from Feb. 14 - 16 at various locations.  More online at