JANUARY 2019 EVENTS
Calendar Listing for Oregon and SW Washington
(Updated Regularly)

New Year's Day Hangover Run
Tuesday, January 1

Start 2019 off with the annual 3K New Year's race.  Registration is open until the 100 runner limit is met.  Runners over 21 can also participate in their "Beer Mile."  A Beer mile is a drinking game combining running and speed drinking. The event takes place on a 1/4 mile running course...More 

Portland Art Museum: Free Days
Thursday, January 3

Enjoy FREE admission to the Portland Art Museum the first Thursday of each month, from 5 – 8 p.m.  The next one is on Jan. 3rd.  Tour their collection of more than 42,000 objects, displayed in 112,000 square feet of galleries that reflects the history of art from ancient times to today.  Go to portlandartmuseum.org.     


Mt. Hood Skibowl: Rail Jam Series
Friday, January 4

Join their Friday night Rail Jam that will feature a custom course designed by the park's crew.  They plan on having between 5 to 8 features set up.  The event is sponsored by Hillcrest Ski & Sport and Kind, so the prizes will be killer...More  

Monsters A-List Vancouver
May 10 - 12
(Southwest Washington)

Monsters Dance is the only all hip hop dance event, offering instruction from industry professionals and giving dancers real opportunities!  Monsters tours the country with its three-day dance workshops instructed by its world renowned faculty of choreographers, plus auditions for thousands of dollars in scholarships, seminars, performance opportunities, freestyle battles, and much more!...MORE

OMSI: $2 Days
Sunday, January 6

Explore the museum and all permanent exhibits for just $2 per person on the first Sunday of every month!  Submarine Tours, Theater and Planetarium shows are also reduced to $5 per person, or less with applicable discounts...More

Resolution Run
Sunday, January 6
(Southwest Washington)

The Resolution Run includes a 10K, 5K, and 1K Cub Run. The 10K begins at 10 a.m., followed by the 5K at 10:05 a.m., and the 1K at 11:15 a.m.  Runners and walkers are welcome!  This flat and fast course starts at Maple Grove School, located at 601 B SW Eaton Blvd.  Water stops are provided every 1.5 miles.  Registration includes a finisher medal, race tech t-shirt, chip timing, goodie bag, and a post-party, featuring a slip-n-slide, hot tub, music, and refreshments.  Resolution Run is on Sunday, Jan. 6, starting and ending at the Gardener Center: 1710 Southwest 9th Ave. in Battle Ground.   If you are feeling BOLD, drop to your bathing suit and take a run down the cold slip-n-slide! Please steer clear of zippers and other clothing details that might snag.  After running the Polar Bear Slide, take a warm plunge into a hot tub from Arctic Spas to warm back up. If you're feeling particularly bold, you can then take another slip down the Polar Bear Slide!  You will not want to miss the post-event party.  They'll have refreshments, music, award ceremony, and more!...More 

Portland Boat Show
January 9 - 13

This show is BIG!  With more than 40 of the area’s top boat dealers and over 100 brands, the Portland Boat Show is the largest boat show in Oregon with BIG selection, BIG show-only deals and the BIGGEST and brightest brands in the business.  It’s all here under one roof with fishing boats, runabouts, pontoon boats, ski boats, cruisers, outboard motors, wakeboard boats, yachts, inflatables, paddle boats, personal watercraft and pleasure boats of all descriptions. With more than 250,000 square feet of display space spread across 3 covered and heated halls, you can shop and buy in comfort.  And with Twin Star Credit Union on-site at the show you can shop and buy right at the show!...More 

CrossFit Fort Vancouver Championship
January 11 - 13
(Southwest Washington)

The CrossFit Fort Vancouver Championship is an annual competition for many of the region’s fittest athletes.  You'll see same-gender pairs competition, Master athletes competing individually in age divisions, and RX Pais that are same-gender, two-person team competition...More 

Portland Metro Reptile Expo
Saturday, January 12

The Portland Metro Reptile Expo is the only captive-bred reptile show in America.  The show will feature a venomous reptile display, educational display, FREE raffles and giveaways!  They'll have several reptile rescues on hand at our shows, looking to find new homes for adopted reptiles...More 

HoopSource I-5 Shootout
January 12 - 13
(Southwest Washington)

HoopSource Basketball will host teams of all ages, from 1st to 8th grade, and three skill levels at various locations in Vancouver...More 

Portland Bridal Show
January 12 - 13

Find all the fashion, fun, and ideas you need to plan your dream wedding.  Since 1979 the Portland Bridal Show brings together the very best local wedding professionals in the Portland-Vancouver area, all in one place.  With spectacular runway fashion show, delicious tastings and displays from the area's most trusted wedding professionals, you will find everything to make your wedding day extraordinary.  You can get expert advice and save money with discounts and offers especially for show attendees...More

No Pants Max Ride
Sunday, January 13

The idea behind No Pants is simple: Random passengers board a subway car at separate stops in the middle of winter without pants. The participants behave as if they do not know each other, and they all wear winter coats, hats, scarves, and gloves. The only unusual thing is their lack of pants...More

Portland Old Time Music Gathering
January 16 - 20

Every January, old time musicians, square dancers and friends of all ages come together in Portland for an extended weekend of carousing and connection.  The event, which began as a house party, is defined by concerts, jam circles, giant dances, voice and instrument workshops, a one-of-a-kind cabaret, and more.  Hosted by Bubbaville, the Portland Old Time Music Gathering will be held at various venues...More  

Rose City Classic
January 16 - 20

If you are interested in purebred dogs this is the show to attend!  It is one of the biggest dog shows in America and attracts top dogs from virtually all breeds and varieties.  If you want to see a particular breed or locate a breeder, these are great shows to visit.   The Rose City Classic hosts great AKC agility trials.  This means that some of the fastest canine athletes in America compete at these shows...More

Shinnenkai: Japanese New Year Celebration
Thursday, January 17

Join along for a traditional Japanese New Year’s Celebration that includes Osechi, sushi, dessert, beer and sake, traditional music, Japanese calligraphy, fukubukuro, kimono and more.  Celebrate the Year of the Boar with your friends and colleagues together...More

Bookapalooza
January 17 - 19
(Southwest Washington)

This is a FREE event.  Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation is hosting a used-book sale in Library Hall.  They'll have thousands of books, DVDs and CDs for sale as part of their fundraiser.  Cost is .50 - $1...More  

Reel Music
January 18 - February 16

The annual event features a kaleidoscopic selection of genres, movements, labels, bands, and solo artists.  You can see the latest in music film - from intimate portraits to career-spanning celebrations - alongside archival films ripe for re-discovery.  Whether your passion is jazz, blues, folk, rock, electronic, world, classical—or anything between—we hope you find something to discover and inspire in this eclectic mix of films that celebrate great artists, sound, and image, and connect music and culture...More 

Eagle Watch at The Dalles Lock & Dam
Saturday, January 19

Fun for the whole family, The Dalles Dam is an ideal location to view migrating bald eagles.  Join the Rangert at this annual event.  Visitors are encouraged to bring their own binoculars and cameras.  In case of inclement weather, the event may be rescheduled...More

Mt. Hood Skibowl: Powder for Pups
Saturday, January 19

Hosted by the Pixie Project animal shelter, you can enjoy beer, games, raffles and good time all to benefit our furry friends!  The Beer Stube at Skibowl West and the 70 Meters Bar & Grill at Multorpor Lodge at Skibowl East will be hosting Powder for Pups...More 

Artistry in Wood Show
January 19 - 20

Hosted by The Coastal Carvers, the annual Artistry in Wood Show is a FREE event for kids and adults.  They'll have carving competitions, seminars, raffle and a featured artist...More 

Clark County Antique & Collectible Show
January 19 - 20
(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...More 

Yachats Agate Festival
January 19 - 20

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...More 

A Message of Hope:
A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior
Monday, January 21

Join the Chehalem Cultural Center in commemorating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  This year's theme is "A Message of Hope."  In addition to spoken word, musical, vocal and dance performances, we are excited to welcome our guest speaker Dr. Miles K. Davis, president of Linfield College.  This is a FREE event for all ages...More

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Monday, January 21

Hosted by Oregon State University, the annual Peace Breakfast, held on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while honoring members of the Oregon State community who carry his message and work forward in the present.  The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Keynote Address will follow the Peace Breakfast at 11:00 a.m. in the La Sells Stewart Center.  This year’s Keynote Speaker is Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, author and advocate for social justice.  Reviving an Oregon State tradition, the Keynote Address will be followed by a Peace March at 12:30 p.m. from the La Sells Stewart Center to the Student Experience Center Plaza...More 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast
Monday, January 21

Hosted by the Skanner Foundation, attend the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast.  This year's keynote speaker is King County Councilor Larry Gossett.  You are encourage to bring 2 cans of food per person...More  

Eagle Cap Extreme
January 23 - 26

This is the West's only Iditarod and Yukon Quest Qualifier.  The Eagle Cap Extreme runs through the rugged Wallowa Mountains in Northeastern Oregon.  It has been described as challenging, fun and drop-dea beautiful by participants alike.  There will be several race distances: 20, 31, 100 and 200 miles.  You're encouraged to arrive early and witness how excited the dogs get when they do what they love: RACE!...More 

The Joriad North American Truffle Dog Championship
Thursday, January 24

Watch and experience some of the world’s most talented truffle dogs as they compete in the 5th annual Joriad Truffle Dog Championship. The Joriad™ begins in the morning with a series of qualifying events where spectators can cheer-on the teams as they race to search for hidden truffle-scented targets. Finalists are announced at the end of the morning’s qualifying events.  The morning’s finalists will advance to the Joriad™ Field Trial the afternoon of the 24th for an authentic head-to-head and nose-to-ground action in the wild where nature alone determines location, variety, and quantity of rare Oregon truffles...More

Clark College Jazz Festival
January 24 - 26
(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!  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!...More  

Oregon Truffle Festival
January 24 - 27

The 14th annual Oregon Truffle Festival has four elegant and unique weekend experiences to offer: The Epicurious, The Gourmand, The Truffle Growers All-In Adventure, and The Urban Forager. A la carte events include Thursday’s Joriad Truffle Dog Championship and evening dance party celebration, Saturday’s Grand Truffle Dinner, and Sunday’s Fresh Truffle Marketplace.  As always, there will be new events, new venues, and new faces to help us celebrate Oregon truffles and culinary traditions, and the best of Oregon wine...More

Portland International Auto Show
January 24 - 27

The Portland International Auto Show is the largest auto show in the Pacific Northwest. With more than 480,000 square feet of exhibit space you will find over 600 vehicles from 35 manufacturers, the latest in car design and technology plus exotics from around the world. Get behind the wheel in one of our many Ride & Drives, watch live custom car builds, explore the latest advancements in electric vehicles and autonomous technology that will be here before we know it.  There is truly something for all ages including a kids zone, virtual reality simulators, motorcycles and so much more.  As always, an opportunity to win a new car and talk with industry experts...More 

Fertile Ground
January 24 - February 3

A program of the Portland Area Theatre Alliance, it's a city-wide festival of new works.  You can enjoy 11 days of world premiere acts of creation.  Dozens of Portland artist-generated arts events of new work...and growing...The glow of creation shines out into the dark, water-kissed evenings of winter in the Pacific Northwest.  Fertile Ground works to give artists a platform for new work and develop new producers...More 

First Taste Oregon
January 25 - 26

First Taste is an event of epic proportion featuring the best in Oregon Wines, Craft Breweries, Hard Ciders, Spirits, Delectable Eats and a one of a kind shopping experience.  They offer live music both days in 2 locations throughout the event, featuring local music from talented artists from all over the state of Oregon.  First Taste Oregon offers a little something for everyone including luxurious art work from some of the states most renowned artists.  Whether you’re looking for a relaxing wine tasting experience or a sampling of something a bit more extravagant, First Taste has something to offer all who attend!...More 

Albany Mid-Winter Festival
January 25 - 27

The Festival includes Square, Round, and Clogging Dance and draws dancers from all over the western United States.  This year’s theme is “American Dance” and Charlie Robertson and Ray Brendzy are featured callers with featured cuers Mary & Bob Townsend-Manning.  Dancers and watchers alike are welcome to socialize and enjoy these classic American traditions!...More

Florence Winter Music Festival
January 25 - 27

This is a family-friendly music festival with concerts in a beautifully appointed 400-seat theater.  Genres include bluegrass, Americana, and folk music.  Enjoy the Winter Arts Festival, pie sale, two nights of jamming, and see and hear great music...More

International Cat Show
January 25 - 27

The International Cat Show invites you to experience the international world and variety of CATS.  Real cats.  Unique breeds in diverse styles, shapes, colors and patterns, representing feline beauty from around the world.  Old breeds with histories, to rescues with a story, over 250 cats on display and competing.  Rescue cats and kittens will be available for adoption and rescue groups will also be selling cat related items.  Judges from around the world will be officiating.  Cat lovers will be able to shop for their finicky feline, as a large variety of vendors will be offering cat items not found in local stores, including teasers, beds, blankets, cat trees and treats...More 

Portland Renovation and Landscaping Show
January 25 - 27

The Remodeling Show is a comprehensive one-weekend event filled with innovative displays showcasing the latest trends in design and product offerings.  In addition to exploring the highest quality displays, you will have the opportunity to talk directly with local experts and get the advice you need to help you with your home improvement projects.  This is the event to ask questions and learn how to execute projects to update and maintain your home...More 

Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Show
Saturday, January 26

Looking for a new treasure or need to pretty-up dolly?  This very popular show has something for everyone, including the finest exhibitors in the West who fill the room with dolls, bears, miniatures, supplies, wigs, clothes books and accessories from Antique to Modern. Informal identification and doll stringing are available onsite. Click here 2019 January Clackamas Flyer for a printable discount coupon...More  

NW Coffee Beer Invitational
Saturday, January 26

The 6th annual NW Coffee Beer Invitational features twenty brews using locally roasted coffee.  A family-friendly event with live music and delicious food from the Goose Hollow Inn...More

Oregon Wedding Showcase
January 26 - 27

For 30 years, this award-winning Bridal Show has been helping engaged couples make their special day perfect.  Meet wedding vendors, see runway fashion shows, and get ideas from the inspiration gallery...More

Windless Kite Festival
January 26 - 27
(Washington State)

Come and check out the longest running indoor kiting event in all of North America On January 26 & 27, 2019 in Long Beach, WA.   It’s amazing!  Astounding performances by the best in the U.S.  Glenn Davison, from Massachusetts, is the featured flyer.  There will be demos and competitions from 9-3 on Saturday and the pro-am event takes place on Sunday...More  

Mochitsuki
Sunday, January 27

Mochitsuki is a Japanese American New Year celebration to recognize 2019 as the "Year of the Boar".  It will be held on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Portland State University's Viking Pavilion: 930 SW. Hall St. in Portland.  They'll have live performances, exhibitors, authentic Japanese foods, martial arts, traditional games and more...More

Race for Warmth
Sunday, January 27
(Southwest Washington)

Join 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. Over the last four years the race alone has raised over $150,000 for local families...More



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