JANUARY 2020 EVENTS
Calendar Listing for Oregon and SW Washington
(Updated Regularly)

Annual Polar Plunge
Wednesday, January 1

It's almost that time of year again.  Rinse off 2019 and say hello to 2020 with a brisk plunge in the ocean with 100 or so of your closest friends. Gather at Neahkahnie Beach (about 1 mile north of downtown Manzanita) for a New Years Day you'll never forget!...MORE 

Original Goat Yoga
Saturday, January 4

This experience is held in a warm and cozy barn and it’s fun for the whole family!  It's part Yoga, part Animal Assisted Therapy.  Goat Yoga is about disconnecting from day to day stress, illness or depression and focusing on happy vibes!  No yoga experience is needed.  Their Beaver Lake Stables location is tucked away in a beautiful valley close to the metro Portland area...MORE

TEDxSalem VII "Vision"
Saturday, January 4

Official TED event for Salem featuring talks, performances, refreshments, lunch and swag. Follow us on Facebook for the most up-to-date news from our community. Visit our website to meet our speakers...MORE

Portland Boat Show
January 8 - 12

This show is BIG!  With more than 40 of the area’s top boat dealers and over 100 brands, the Portland Boat Show is Oregon and Southwest Washington’s only boat show with BIG selection, BIG show-only deals and the BIGGEST and brightest brands in the business…all in one convenient location — the Portland Expo Center!  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...MORE 

Portland Metro Reptile Expo
Saturday, January 11

Northwest Reptile Expo is the largest reptile Expo in the northwest and the longest running reptile show in Oregon. Come out and see the largest selection of reptile vendors.  This event is the only captive-bred reptile show in America.  You'll see a venomous reptile display, educational display, and FREE raffles and FREE giveaways!  There will also be several reptile rescues on hand...MORE  

TMK Cowlebrity Showcase
Saturday, January 11

Join the TMK Creamery team for an eventful and educational afternoon!  TMK's Holstein COWlebrities will be showcased and scored on behalf of the Holstein Association USA, Inc.  Learn what makes our COWlebrities so amazing, sample our award winning curds, enjoy beer & wine, and soft serve ice cream fun for all ages!...MORE

CrossFit Fort Vancouver Championship
January 11 - 12
(Southwest Washington)

The CrossFit Fort Vancouver Championship is an annual competition for many of our region’s fittest athletes.  The first three years of CFV Championship competition included just two divisions: male pairs and female pairs.  Athletes earned the right to compete either through their finishing place at the previous year’s Reebok CrossFit Games West Regional, or through the online Wildcard Qualifier.  The same-gender pairs competition that everyone has come to know and love returns...MORE 

Shinnenkai:
Japanese New Year Celebration
Wednesday, January 15

All are invited to experience a traditional Japanese New Year, called Shinnenkai.  The celebration will feature authentic Japanese food and drink, Fukubukuro, kimono, games, a photobooth, and more!...MORE

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...MORE  

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...MORE 

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!...MORE 

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...MORE  

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...MORE 

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...MORE 

Vancouver Wedding Showcase
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...MORE

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...MORE

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...MORE 

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...MORE  

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!..MORE  

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...MORE

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...MORE

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 www.acontractorscoach.com in community events!...MORE

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: lionscrabfeed2020@gmail.com.  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...MORE

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...MORE 

Mochitsuki
Sunday, January 26

Come celebrate the Japanese and Japanese-American New Year's tradition of Mochitsuki.  Mochitsuki-Portland is Portland's largest Japanese New Year's festival, bringing together community members, resources, artists, and performers who share an interest in Japanese and Japanese-American culture, for this 1-day family-friendly event.  Traditionally, Mochitsuki is,the pounding of rice into tasty, sticky rice cakes, called mochi, that symbolizes starting the New Year with a full belly in hopes of abundance in the year ahead...MORE 

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...MORE 

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...MORE 

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!...MORE 

Willamette Valley Quilt Festival
January 31 - February 1

Rich’s Sewing & Vacuum And Bolts To Blocks would like to invite you to the third Annual Willamette Valley Quilt Festival. We can hardly contain our excitement as we get ready for this Quilt Show.  Pfaff, Bernina, Babylock, and other manufactures will have demos and displays to check out.  The main stage will have presentations hourly during the fair.  Classes on new techniques and new tools & toys...MORE  

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!...MORE 

Cascade Festival of African Films
January 31 - February 29

In celebration of Black History Month, the Cascade Festival of African Films shows us Africa through the eyes of Africans, rather than a vision of Africa packaged for Western viewers. It's five weeks of more than 30 feature, documentary and short films by established and emerging African directors from 18 countries.  The films celebrate Africa's achievements, expose its failures, and reveal possibilities for a hopeful future...MORE 




ONGOING EVENTS: TBA