Oregon & SW Washington Weekend Planner:  February 23-25, 2024

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PORTLAND:  

OREGON CRAFT BEER MONTH
February is Oregon Craft Beer Month, a month-long focus on Oregon craft breweries, highlighting events, beer releases, and more. Why February? It tends to be one of the slowest sales and tourist months of the year. The goal is to help encourage folks to visit and support Oregon craft breweries across the state.


LUNAR NEW YEAR
Welcome the Year of the Dragon at Portland’s most iconic Lunar New Year celebration experience — Lantern Viewing Evenings at Lan Su. Witness the garden aglow with hanging red lanterns, illuminating sweeping rooflines while Lake Zither reflects the lights of large-scale floating lantern sculptures.


BLACK HISTORY FESTIVAL NW
For the past eighteen years, World Stage Theatre has been educating communities about the rich tapestry of the African Diaspora through the arts. As the innovators of Black History Festival NW, the organization is elated about this year’s theme. From the Harlem Renaissance to the Black Arts Movement to Hip Hop and Afrofuturism, African Americans have been using art as a way to not only tell stories but use their platform to uplift the culture, shine a light on and challenge environmental issues.  


BREWFEST
This milestone Brewfest can’t be contained to just one day. So, join a weekend of tasting great beer from McMenamins brewers as they vie for the title in the Battle of the Belt. Choose between two taster trays, enjoy delicious food specials and celebrate.


VANCOUVER:   


MOSAIC CROCHET
Mosaic crochet is a fun way to create colorful projects with two yarn colors. The technique produces a cool geometric effect. The best thing about mosaic crochet is that it is fundamentally made with stripes of colors, meaning you can create patterns without changing colors mid-way through a row because of how the colorwork is placed.


VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET
The Vancouver Farmer’s Market is Southwest Washington’s #1 visitor attraction and home to more than 100 vendors. You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden. 


THE COAST: 


NEWPORT SEAFOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
The Newport Seafood & Wine Festival returns to the beautiful Oregon Coast this weekend. Wine and seafood enthusiasts have flocked to Newport for 47 years to enjoy the bounty of Oregon’s coast seafood and premier wineries. The annual Newport Seafood & Wine Festival is “The Original and Still the Best!” produced by the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce and presented by Chinook Winds Casino Resort.


CRAZY CANNON BEACH SCAVENGER HUNT
Your Crazy Cannon Beach Scavenger Hunt begins at a scenic spot that’s a local favorite. You’ll get your digital quest from your live and interactive remote host. Then you’ll take off on your own to experience a wide variety of carefully curated locations in town. You’ll walk or drive to the various checkpoints as you interpret creative tasks, accept wacky challenges, and get outside your comfort zone!  


CENTRAL OREGON:


WINTER CARNIVAL
The premiere event of the season and a day full of free activities. Winter Carnival has been a tradition at Hoodoo for 40+ years and includes a number of free events (no lift ticket required): ax throwing booth, frisbee golf, musical chairs, a three-legged obstacle race, a team tube race, a hula-hoop contest, a fly-athalon, a pie eating contest, a ski javelin throw, an archery contest, a Hoodoo employee snow sculpture contest and bingo. The lifts are open 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. There’s always a special dinner menu, the Dummy Downhill contest, the annual torchlight descent and professional fireworks on the mountain.


BARREL BRAWL
A Crater Lake Whiskey Cocktail competition featuring the top whiskey cocktails from Central Oregon bars and restaurants. Join us for Barrel Brawl the head-to-head matchup this Sunday!



POPULAR ON NETFLIX/HULU/DISNEY+

PLAYERS
New York City sportswriter Mack, who has spent years devising successful hook-up “plays” with best friend Adam and their crew, but when she unexpectedly falls head-over-heels for one of her targets, they all must learn what it takes to go from simply scoring to playing for keeps. (Netflix)


SUNCOAST
While caring for her brother along with her audacious mother, a teenager strikes up an unlikely friendship with an eccentric activist who is protesting one of the most landmark medical cases of all time. (Hulu)  


ZOOTOPIA
Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia’s police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case – even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery. (Disney+)

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