FEBRUARY 2019 EVENTS

Calendar Listing of Oregon and SW Washington
(Updated Regularly)

Bend Boulder Bash 2019
Friday, February 1

Join along for Central Oregon’s premier bouldering competition!  This year’s Bash is super special as it will be hosted in conjunction with USA Climbing Open Bouldering Nationals.  Competitors will receive a bunch of great swag from Bend Rock Gym – shoe vouchers, free memberships, apparel and more.  Finalists will win some awesome bouldering gear from Metolius Climbing and a chance at the $5,000 Cash Purse!  Bend Boulder Bash is a great competition for climbers of all backgrounds.  This year, they will be adding a Masters category for female and male climbers 45 years and up.  The top three male and female competitors in category will win a bunch of great gear and perks from Bend Rock Gym.  Competitors will also receive free food and beverages from one of Bend’s best local breweries, Silver Moon. Bend Boulder Bash is also a great event for spectators! Grab a beer or kombucha, buy some raffle tickets to support Bend Endurance Academy (Bend’s Climbing Team) and watch some amazing climbing!...More  

Portland Seafood and Wine Fest
February 1 - 2

Come join us and 175 exhibitors in 90,000 square feet of space with entertainment, lots of fresh Oregon seafood and wine, craft beers, cider, and distilled spirits at the Country Financial Lucky 14th Annual Portland Seafood & Wine Festival!  Taste some of Oregon’s best wines from over 65 wineries and munch on deliciously fresh seafood at the peak of Dungeness Crab season!  Bring the whole family!  With face painters, balloon artists and so much more!  Everyone is sure to look forward to coming every year!...More

Glass Floats Treasure Hunting Season
February 1 - April 30

February through April is Beach Treasure Hunt season in Gold Beach.  Find a tagged glass float on our beach. Bring it to the Visitor Center to see if you’ve won a prize. There are weekly and monthly prizes.  First, make sure you search for the glass floats in the right location. They’re above the high surf line in the driftwood and beach grass.  Also, you will only find them from the Rogue River jetty to south of Kissing Rock.  That’s almost 3 miles of treasure hunting on our awesome beaches!...More

13th Annual Ho'ike
Saturday, February 2

Come celebrate a day of Hawaiian live music, Polynesian dancing, and Hawaiian culture.  On Saturday, February 2nd, Hula Halau 'Ohana Holo'oko'a invites you to our 13th annual Ho'ike, benefitting the KIAKO Foundation and its mission to cultimate the Hawaiian Arts in the Pacific Northwest.  Two shows, a Matinee and an Evening Luau show will be held at the Portland Community College Sylvania Campus, The Performing Arts Center: 12000 SW. 49th Ave. in Portland...More 

Princess Promenade: Daddy Daughter Dance
Saturday, February 2

Join along for an evening of dancing, music, snacks, face painting, a commemorative photo and gift bag, and meet a few real princesses!  Dress is semi-formal.  Girls grade K-8 welcomed along with their fathers, guardians, or male relative.  The annual event, called Princess Promenade is on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Sherwood Center for the Arts: 22689 SW. Pine St. in Sherwood...More

Worst Day of the Year Run
Saturday, February 2

It's cold, windy and raining...a perfect day for a run!  The Worst Day of the Year Run is a 5K winter run/walk.  Gear up and get out with thousands of fun-loving people for the costume run of the winter...More 

Chinese Lunar New Year Gala
Sunday, February 3
(Southwest Washington)

Hosted by the All Chinese Association, celebrate Chinese New Year to recognize "The Year of the Boar".  Join in this joyful, multicultural event that will have entertainment, a delicious gourmet dinner, and more...More  

Lan Su Chinese Garden: Chinese New Year
February 5 - 19

Learn more about Chinese New Year, the most colorful and joyous of all Chinese festivals during Lan Su's two-week celebration featuring lion dances, cultural performances, martial arts, calligraphy, family-friendly craft activities and much more!...More

Pacific Northwest Sportsmen's Show
February 6 - 10

This is the largest sportsmen’s show west of the Mississippi and second largest in the country!  This show has it all!  You'll see 350,000 square feet of display space packed with fishing, hunting and outdoor gear of all descriptions. There’s outdoor apparel, wildlife art, dog training, rustic furniture, tents, RV’s, ATV’s, a boat show, taxidermy, guides and outfitters, destinations, gold mining, thousands of retail specials and much more!  There’s nothing like it and it only comes to Portland once-a-year for five days. Save with our “After 4 PM Special” Wednesday through Saturday where admission and parking are half price after!...More

Portland Winter Light Festival
February 7 - 9

This is a city-wide event showcasing illuminated art installations, vibrant performances, and stunning kinetic fire sculptures throughout our city.  The Portland Winter Light Festival is family-friendly, FREE to attend, and open to everyone.  So bundle up and celebrate the power of light and community!...More  

Comedy on the Coast
February 8 - 9

Hosted by Chinook Winds Casino Resort, Comedy on the Coast will be hosted by Carl Lee, featuring David Crowe and Reno Collier is headlining.  Must be 21 or older to attend.  A no-host bar will be included...More  

KLCC Brewfest
Feburary 8 - 9

This is Eugene's largest and longest running craft beer festival.  Representatives from 80 breweries will offer 200 craft beers.  They'll also have a homebrew competition, music sale, food, and entertainment...More

2nd Annual Nehalem Winterfest
February 8 - 10

The North County Recreation District (NCRD) Performing Arts Center presents Winterfest, three great musical acts guaranteed to counteract the dreary days of winter.  Performances are from Feb. 8 - 10.  On Friday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 is "Kate & The Crocodiles" - a perennial favorite in the Northwest.  Their band consists of a classically-trained vocalist, soulful keyboardist; intuitive trumpeter of Pink Martini; and an amazing drummer with Pink Martini.  "The Pacific Quartet" is performing on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m.  This two-time Grammy Award winning quartet is one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today...More  

Oregon Coast Honey Lovers Festival
February 8 - 9

Grab your honey and head over to the Oregon Coast Honey Lovers Festival.  This festival includes culinary and educational opportunities for all ages.  There will be speakers, displays, vendors, honey and mead tastings, childrens' activities, a Honey Hoe Down and information about beekeeping, pollinators and pollinator friendly gardening.  There will also be two children’s puppet shows. About town, restaurant chefs will be offering special dishes and beverages featuring honey, and a variety of shops will be offering themed goods and crafts...More

Charleston Crab Feed
Saturday, February 9

‘Crack Up’ fresh Oregon Dungeness Crab from Charleston at the North Bend Community Center on Saturday, February 9th! The Charleston fishing village is bringing Oregon’s fresh Dungeness crab harvest to YOU at the 35th Annual Charleston Merchants Crab Feed this year.  They'll also have a boutique fashion show and drawings for great prizes...More 

My Muddy Valentine
Saturday, February 9

Held during Valentine’s Day weekend at Lee Farms in Tualatin Oregon, couples, families, and friends can escape the cliche and get down and dirty at the My Muddy Valentine 5k mud / obstacle run.  Runner’s come dressed head to toe in hearts, tutu’s, and even a few group costumes ready to take on the muddy terrain. The sun is shining, the mud is fresh and racers are ready to challenge their friends and loved ones to an all-out mudfest.  My Muddy Valentine is a great course to run your first obstacle race or mud run.  The course is rather flat and the obstacles are pretty easy to conquer...More

Raptor Road Trip
Saturday, February 9

Explore Sauvie Island in search of 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 three locations around the island.  Enjoy guided bird viewing and sharpen your hawk identification skills.  The Raptor Road Trip is on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  The self-guided tour begins at Kruger's Farm Market, located at 17100 NW. Sauvie Island Rd. in Portland where you'll pick up an event map and illustrated raptor identification guide...More 

Sweetheart Hangar Dance
Saturday, February 9
(Southwest Washington)

The annual Sweetheart Dance is located in the historic hangar at the Pearson Air Museum with music from the VanPort Jazz Band. U.S. and Allied World War II uniforms and period dress are welcome, but not required.  Enjoy good company and dance, dance, dance!...More 

McMinnville Short Film Festival
Feburary 9 - 10

Held annually, you can view the short films of 20 minutes in length by amateur and professional filmmakers.  The festival will feature 50 films to be shown across four different theater screenings.  This year's keynote speaker is James Westby.  He writes, directs, and edits provocative films with economical budgets and no compromises.  And big laughs!  And discomfort...More 

Lincoln City Antique & Collectibles Week
February 9 - 18

Enjoy special Antique & Collectibles Week sales from 100 dealers found at over 15 antique store locations throughout Lincoln City. From art, books and furniture, to pop culture, there are a variety of items to add to your collection.  The event will also celebrate the 160th anniversary of Oregon becoming a state, telling the story through railroad history and memorabilia.  Plus, they will have lots of events to go with the week of world-class antiquing.  Their Appraise-a-thon and the new pop-up Antique Faire are just a hint of what's in store this year...More 

City Career Fair: Diversity Employment Day
Wednesday, February 13

February 13th, 2019 is Diversity Employment Day for the City of Portland!  There will be hundreds of Jobs and Career positions being hired for from 45+ major employers like – Enterprise, State of WA, Multnomah County, XPO Logistics, Oregon State Lottery, Oregon Health Authority, City of Beaverton, Les Schwab Tire Centers, Albertine Kerr, State of Oregon Dept. of Transportation, FBI, Peace Health and many more.  Not only are these employers seeking to hire the best qualified candidates, they are also hiring to build a team and workforce that truly reflects all the communities they serve.  Mature Workers, Women, People with Disabilities, Multicultural Candidates, LGBTQ and Veterans are all part of the Diversity and Inclusion focus at the DED Career Fair taking place on Feb. 13 at the Portland Expo Center, located at 2060 N Marine Dr. in Portland...More

Open Table: Valentine's Day
Thursday, February 14

Celebrate Valentine's Day through Open Table that is affiliated with 51 restaurants in the Portland metro area offering specials, set-menus and other Valentine's Day treats for the occasion...More

Re-Imagined Radio
Thursday, February 14
(Southwest Washington)

What is Re-Imagined Radio?  Start with a 1936 theatre.  Re-enact historic radio dramas complete with voice actors and Foley sound artists.  Garnish with digital SFX, music, and visual backdrops.  Overlay student digital interpretations of the base narrative.  Invite a live audience to watch, eat popcorn, and participate via social media.  The result: Re-Imagined Radio—storytelling as never before heard, or seen...More

Oregon Winter Fest
February 15 - 17

It's three days of live music, delicious food and drink from around the region and activities for the whole family.  Thousands of spirited locals and visitors gather in Central Oregon on President’s Day weekend for this festive winter staple.  The OnPoint Community Credit Union Oregon WinterFest has live entertainment, like the ever-popular 10 Barrel Rail Jam and Oregrown Music Stage, a taste of regional food and drink and amazing collection of local creators and businesses...More

Confluence Story Gathering
Saturday, February 16
(Southwest Washington)

Confluence Story Gatherings elevate Indigenous voices that help us connect more deeply to place. Join along for the first Story Gathering of 2019, with special guest speakers Tanna Engdahl, Cowlitz Spiritual Leader, Carol Craig, Yakama Reporter and David Lewis, Grand Ronde Historian.  First-person story telling has a unique power to deepen our understanding of the histories, cultures and environment.  Confluence Story Gatherings are welcoming forums that feature the stories, experiences and teachings of native elders and leaders as a way to explore the inter-connectedness of people and places of the Columbia River system...More 

Salem Hamfair
Saturday, February 16

Hosted by the Salem Repeater Association, the Salem Hamfair is Oregon's biggest and best computer and electronics swapmeet, including raffle prizes?...More

Food as Medicine Symposium
February 16 - 17

Join us for the 6th Annual Food as Medicine Conference which will include amazing speakers, a vibrant vendor marketplace, and a delicious, seasonal lunch! This year’s symposium will bring together a diverse group of speakers to discuss the impact food choices have on human health and the environment. Speakers will be presenting on how reshaping our current food system and following sustainable diets can improve our health, our communities, and our environment. Professional attendees have the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Units by attending the two day in-person conference or via live webinar...More

Frontier Heritage Fair
February 16 - 17

The annual, family-friendly Frontier Heritage Fair is on the third weekend of February each year.  Members of the Fort Umpqua Muzzleloaders will be on hand.  They are enthusiastic about sharing information about frontier life and demonstrating historic trades, including bowl making, blacksmithing, muzzle loading, spinning yarn, and trapping.  Old-time music will fill the auditorium as visitors explore tables displaying historic trade goods, ranging from firearms to beads and blankets to leather goods...More 

Hagg Lake Mud Runs - Ultra 50K & 25K
February 16 - 17

It’s time to get muddy! Warrior-on at one of the most popular ultras in the Northwest, featured in Runner’s World Trail Edition as one of the top Oregon trail races. This course gives runners a chance to run the trails around stunning Hagg Lake in Gaston...More 

Oregon Asian Celebration
February 16 - 17

The 34th annual event celebrates the "Year of the Pig".  Get spirited away with two full days of nonstop activities for all ages.  You'll be greeted by the roaring welcome of the Chinese Lion Dancers and taiko drumming to usher in a day of good fortune and to ward off evil spirits.  Both days feature colorful entertainment and cultural dances on three different stages; demonstrations of crafts, martial arts, and cooking Asian cuisine; a fine arts and Asian Heritage exhibit, Marketplace and Asian food vendors, and youth activities...More

Salem Roadster Show
February 16 - 17

Cars from up and down the west coast are invited to show in this Best of the Best indoor show.  There is no judging, there are no trophies.  The Salem Roadster Show will also have vendors, along with exhibitors...More 

Valentine's Day Weekend:
Wine and Chocolate Pairing Tour
February 16 - 17
(Southwest Washington)

Skip the traffic and stay local for Valentine's weekend.  There are eleven participating Southwest Washington wineries for a weekend of wine and chocolate...More

Zwickelmania
February 16 & 23

This is a FREE statewide craft beer celebration that allowed visitors to tour Oregon breweries, meet the brewers and sample beers. About 4,000 craft beer fans took part in the inaugural event, which was designed as a way to promote Oregon's craft beers and the brewers who make them.  This year, the 11th annual Zwickelmania will span two different weekends to accommodate an estimated 120 breweries that will participate around the state. Over 60 Portland Metro area breweries will kick off the event on Saturday, Feb. 16, while breweries across six more Oregon regions – Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Mt. Hood/Columbia River Gorge, Oregon Coast, Southern Oregon, and Willamette Valley – will welcome guests the following Saturday, Feb. 23...More

HoopSource Presidents' Day Tournament of Champions
February 16 - 18
(Southwest Washington)

HoopSource Basketball will host more than 425 youth teams from 38 states to compete in the 2018 Presidents’ Day National Championship Tournament.  This annual tournament has grown to include more than 4,000 participants of all youth ages and three ability levels.  This tournament is a "must attend" basketball extravaganza year in and year out...More

Portland ValenTango
February 20 - 26

Going into its 23th year, the legendary Portland ValenTango is the largest and longest running tango festival in North America.  The reasons are simple: friendly community, great teachers, great DJ’s, great classes, great milongas, great ambiance and great opportunities to dance and learn for all levels and types of dancers...More

PDX Jazz Festival
February 20 - March 3

The PDX Jazz Festival is a multi-venue series of jazz events presented each February in Portland.  Celebrating Black History Month, the annual event is dedicated to preserving Americas indigenous art form by presenting internationally recognized jazz masters, alongside local jazz musics.  A series of jazz education and outreach programs that extend into Portland's schools and neighborhoods is at the heart of the annual event...More

Newport Seafood & Wine Festival
February 21 - 24

The largest winter event on the Oregon Coast returns February 21 - 24, 2019 with the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival, produced by the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce and presented by Chinook Winds Casino Resort.  The theme for the 42nd annual festival is "Meet Me at the Sea."  Highlighted at the festival will be fine wines from 75 wineries around the west coast, delicious locally-caught seafood, and uniquely made artisan goods-a total of over 170 vendors...More

Portland Spring Home & Garden Show
February 21 - 24

The Portland Spring Home & Garden Show returns to the Portland Expo Center filled with great home products and ideas.  If you are searching for experts, members from the Professional Remodelers Organization will be onsite throughout the show.  Expert landscapers and gardeners will also be at the show to answer your questions and fill you with ideas for your outdoor living space.  The Portland Spring Home & Garden Show is your one-stop shop for all things home and garden...More 

Eugene Salsa Festival
February 22 - 24

All are invited to attend dance workshops, listen and dance to live music and watch incredible performances at the annual Eugene Salsa Festival.  Master instructors, performers and musicians from several Latin American countries will be in attendance to share their love and knowledge of traditional Latin dances.  All-day workshops will take place for new dancers to learn about the essentials of Salsa, Bachata and Colombian-style footwork.  The festival is open to all levels of experience.  All ages are welcome...More 

Fisher Poets Gathering
February 22 - 24

The FisherPoets Gathering is a celebration of the commercial fishing industry in poetry, prose and song.  It has attracted fisherpoets and their many fans to Astoria the last weekend of February since 1998.  Originally conceived as a modest cultural reunion for far-flung friends in the commercial fishing fleet, the FisherPoets Gathering now attracts nearly a hundred poets, songwriters and storytellers from both the west and east coasts’ commercial fishing communities. They gather in Astoria’s pubs, restaurants and galleries to read for each other and for the hundreds of fisherpoetry fans who come to hear the authentic, creative voices of deckhands and skippers, cannery workers and shipwrights, young greenhorns and old timers, strong women and good-looking men.  They'll also have singing circles, open-mics and visual art by fisherpoets at galleries in town...More

Tickets On Sale for the 25th Annual Portland Golf Show 
February 22 - 24

The West Coast's longest-running consumer golf expo returns to the Oregon Convention Center, Feb. 22-24!  Celebrating its 26th year, the Golf Show features the lowest prices of the year on clubs and equipment from the biggest names in golf, a free driving range featuring the top manufacturers, fun skills contests, free high-tech lessons, beer and distillery tastings, plus special areas for kids, golf fitness and other exciting activities.  In addition, every attendee receives multiple rounds of golf and more!...More  

Wizard World Portland Comic Con
February 22 - 24

Join tens of thousands of fans as they converge at Wizard World Comic Con Portland to celebrate the best in pop culture.  Wizard World Portland is brought to you by the group who produces the most widely attended Comic Con tour and has it all - Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Anime, Manga, Horror, Wrestling, MMA, Original Art, Collectibles & More!..More 

Vancouver Lake Half Marathon
Sunday, February 24
(Southwest Washington)

The course is very flat.  All runners and walkers begin on Reiger Road in front of Vancouver Lake Park.  The event is limited to 475 entries.  Awards will be presented to the top six males and females in each division in the Half Marathon, including walk division...More 



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