The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival is a truly stunning setting, with 40 acres of blooms in a rainbow of colors. Walk through the tulip fields, set against the gorgeous backdrop of Mt. Hood. Buy bulbs or cut flowers to take home, taste wine, and find weekend hot air balloons, vendors and activities for the whole family...More
It's 10 days of magic! There's a magical, acrobatical, hilarious spring break waiting for you at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. This year's Festival of Illusions is bigger and better than ever, with 10 days of headline entertainment, youth workshops and other family fun. Activities are scheduled from March 24 - April 4, so that more beach-loving families (from both Oregon and Washington) can take part. The festivities are from March 24 - April 4 at 540 NE. Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City. For details, their website is lincolncity-culturalcenter.org.
Clark County Quilters celebrates their 44th year with their annual quilt show titled "Blues and Lights: Quilters' Delight". Expect to see upwards of 500 quilts, most of which were made by guild members. This is not a juried show and skills range from the very beginning quilter up to international award winners. There will be a vendor mall and several special exhibits including the Fort Vancouver Tapestry...More
The Oregon Ghost Conference is the Northwest's largest paranormal convention and attracts visitors from all across the west coast and beyond. We have a jam packed weekend filled with speakers, courses, tours, 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. Do not miss this great event! It will be held from March 29 - 31 at the Seaside Civic & Convention Center: 415 First Ave. in Seaside. Go online to www.oregonghostconference.com.
This is the longest running Democratic event in the State. Listen to Candidates running for Congress, State Representatives, County Commissioners, County Prosecutor, and other hot races in the state. Meet and listen to all four democratic candidates running against Jaime Herrera Beutler for Congress. It is imperative that we replace Jaime Herrera Beutler with someone that has the people of SW always on their minds and who will best represent the 3rd Congressional District. Eat lots of local crab, drink local beer, socialize and let’s make change happen...More
This is the final lecture of the season! Learn from Leide Lessa about "Making the Right Decisions" that is based on the teachings of Christian Science. Leide has found that knowing God as Mind, the source of intelligence, and God as Love, guiding and caring for all creation, moves us beyond looking at limited options and opens the way for us to see infinite possibilities. Her talk will be held on Thursday, April 4 at the PSU Native American Student and Community Center: 710 Southwest Jackson St. in Portland. Lecture time is 7:15 p.m. For more, go online to pdxcslectureseries.com.
Be Jeweled, the 12th anniversary recycled jewelry sale is on Friday, April 5, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. AND Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Samaritan Center for Health Education, 740 SW 9th St., Newport, Oregon 97365. Vintage, fine, collectible, ethnic, rings, watches and costume jewelry will be available at fabulous prices. Half-price sale starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday. All proceeds will benefit Food Share of Lincoln County to help achieve our mission to alleviate hunger in Lincoln County. Mark your calendars and come join us on the coast! For more, go online to www.foodsharelincolncounty.org.
"Get Lit at the Beach: A Gathering for Readers" is back for its Eighth Annual Appearance and is pleased to announce that eight acclaimed authors will participate this year from Friday evening, April 5 until Sunday noon, April 7. Guest authors Terry Brooks, Pierce Brown, Deb Caletti, Carol Cassella, Sophia Shalmiyev, Leni Zumas, and Lit Crawl authors Peter Lindsey Paul Zitarelli will be present to mingle, sign books and tell stories to an enthusiastic crowd in Cannon Beach, OR. Buy your tickets today! For more, visit www.GetLitAtTheBeach.com.
The original Portland Swap Meet, hosted annually by six Portland Oregon area antique car clubs, is the largest auto parts swap meet on the West Coast with approximately 3,400 vendor stalls and over 35,000 shoppers each April at the Portland Expo Center: 2060 N. Marine Dr. in Portland. This 3-day annual event, from April 5 - 7, showcases collectible cars from 1920's to 1994 along with thousands of new and used car parts, auto memorabilia, antiques and collectibles. For more information, visit www.Portlandswapmeet.com.
Farm Fest 2019 happens April 6 from 10 - 4 p.m. at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center Museum in McMinnville Oregon. 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. Also view the ongoing restoration of our Peerless Steam Tractor Engine. The Plowman’s Café will be open with a wonderful assortment of food. 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! Farm Fest 2019 happens on Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Yamhill Valley Center Museum: in McMinnville. For more, go online to www.yamhillcountyhistory.org.
The Alpaca Association of Western Washington (AAWW) is a non-profit organization. The Alpacapalooza is an alpaca show where alpacas compete against other alpacas in front of judges. They are judged on their conformation and their fleece characteristics. Both Huacaya and Suri's (different breeds) compete against their own breed in hopes of taking home the 1st place and Championship ribbon. This event is open to the public, FREE of charge, April 6 & 7 at the Clark County Event Center: 17402 NE. Delfel Rd. in Ridgefield, WA. To learn more, visit www.alpacawa.org.
Design Week Portland is a week-long festival with hundreds of events, talks, exhibitions, tours, workshops and open studios. Programming illustrates what is new and interesting in the field of design from the perspective of designers who work across many practices - from graphic design and architecture, to fashion and apparel, to industrial design. Discussions and demonstrations take place in every corner of the city from April 6 - 13. The events are accessible to the public with a range of price points, including many free or low-cost options. Register online at designportland.org.
We're bringing the Gorge Wine tasting experience to Portland! Thursday, April 11 at Leftbank Annex, we invite you to discover Gorge Wine and experience the expression of 40 miles of intense geography and transitioning climates. The Gorge Wine region is a powerful place. It's a place of extremes - in climate, scenery, and style of wine - where the astounding beauty of the landscape is inextricable from its allure as a world-class wine region. It's a modern frontier, of sorts, undergoing discovery and growth while holding fast to what makes it special. The extreme conditions that shape the wine are unique to this region—to be sensed, embraced, and celebrated. Creativity is at the heart of the vision for Gorge Wine. The region is marked by an intrepid spirit that seeks to craft something extraordinary through inspiration in dialog with the land. General Admission includes complimentary tastings from all attending wineries, light hors-d'oeuvres, and a commemorative wine glass to keep. Visit: portlandgrandtasting.com for tickets and more info.
Spring is almost and that means it's time for the 28th Annual Peninsula Arts Association Spring Art Show, set for April 12 through April 14. Hours each day are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The art show, FREE to attend and open to the public, will be held at the old Long Beach Train Depot, 102 Third Street NW and Pacific Hwy. in Long Beach. Several artists will be showing their works of art in various mediums including watercolor, oil, acrylic, photography, assemblage, wood, mixed media, clay and glass. Art show visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite art piece in the show to determine the top four winners of the People's Choice Awards. The public is invited to the Artists Reception on Sunday, April 14 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.; light refreshments will be served. There will be three raffle art prizes. All proceeds from the raffle benefit the PAA Scholarship and Youth Art Enrichment program. The winners will be announced at the reception and the People's Choice awards will also be announced. Peninsula Arts Association is a registered Washington State 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. For more information, visit PAA's Facebook page www.facebook.com/paabeachartist or visit www.beachartist.org or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 10th Anniversary Sale will have over 700 indoor booths. They will be offering raffles all day long with over $3,000 worth of prizes. Sellers and shoppers wanted. Sellers space starts at $55. Reserve online or call (360) 907-5919. For Shoppers: general admission is from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cost: adults is $6; military with I.D. is $5; Early Bird Admission at 7 a.m. is $20; and kids under 12 are FREE at all times. It will be held on Saturday, April 13 at Clark County Fairgrounds & Event Center: 17402 NE. Delfel Rd. in Ridgefield, WA. (just off I-5, Exit 9, 15 minutes north of Portland. Visit www.nwgsales.com.
Come fish for prizes. A family-friendly event, all are invited to enter Long Beach Washington's annual Surf Perch Derby that is hosted by the Peninsula Lions Club. Prizes are offered for the total weight of fish caught for individual and 3-person teams. It will be held on Saturday, May 18. Registration is from 6:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. at the Bolstad Approach Pavilion in downtown Long Beach on the north end of the boardwalk. Those taking part in the derby must possess required fishing permits/licenses from the State of Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife. Weigh ins are from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. and winners announced at 4 p.m. Registration includes a breakfast with "all you can eat pancakes". For questions, call Larry Cook at (360) 665-6084. Go online to the Surf Perch Derby website at surfperchderby.com and select "Register Now."