Oregon & SW Washington Weekend Planner: January 27-29, 2023

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PORTLAND:  

CASCADE CARS & COFFEE
A year ’round rain or shine weekly cruise-in Cars & Coffee on Saturday mornings in the back of the Best Buy Cascade Station by Portland International Airport for all makes and models, stock and modified. No cost for anyone to come out and there are numerous restaurants and shopping so attendees can continue to patronize the local businesses.


TCHAIKOVSKY’S FIFTH SYMPHONY- OREGON SYMPHONY
Head to Portland for an afternoon of beautiful music performed by the Oregon Symphony! An emotional journey rife with brilliant melody, Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony is a triumphant reflection on the composer’s struggle with fate. Also, Nordic splendor takes center stage in Sibelius’s patriotic Finlandia and the US premiere of Erkki-Sven Tüür’s latest violin concerto performed by Vadim Gluzman, one of today’s top violinists!


PORTLAND FINE PRINT FAIR
Now in its tenth year, the Northwest’s only Fine Print Fair brings together 16 premier print dealers and galleries from North America and Europe. Plus, join them for a benefit preview on Friday evening!


UKRAINIAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL AND FUNDRAISER
Head to the Lloyd center for an amazing Ukrainian Cultural Festival and Fundraiser. The John Daniel Teply Gallery as a part of the Mural by Mail Project, a project devoted to generating cultural exchange through a creative exchange, has curated two Saturdays full of Ukrainian art and heritage.


LUNAR NEW YEAR
Gong Xi Fa Cai!- “Wish you good prosperity in the New Year!” Visit Lan Su to experience the most colorful and joyous Chinese festival during the garden’s 16-day Lunar New Year celebration. The festival features cultural performances, festival decorations, craft activities, audio tours, Year of the Rabbit Scavenger Hunts and much more! 


FARMERS MARKET AT PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY
The campus of Portland State University on the South Park Blocks provides a picturesque backdrop for Portland Farmers Market’s year-round flagship market. Farmers and artisan food producers fill 140 stall spaces with the bounty of our region. 


LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION AT WASHINGTON SQUARE MALL
Kung Hei Fat Choi! Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit at the Washington Square center court. Families can enjoy traditional crafts, dancing, story time and more. And don’t forget to stop at the wishing tree, where you make a wish on a red ribbon and toss it upon the tree in the hope that it’ll stick and your wish will come true! 


FIX-IT FAIR
The Fix-It Fair is a free City of Portland event where you can learn simple ways to save money and connect with resources. Join your neighbors and talk to the experts about how to spend less and stay healthy. There will be a full exhibit hall and workshops all day where you can learn directly from experts and knowledgeable community members.


RAPTORS @ TRAIL BLAZERS
Head to the Moda Center and watch the Portland Trail Blazers take on the Toronto Raptors on their home court!


VANCOUVER:   

CLARK COLLEGE JAZZ FESTIVAL
Check out the 59th Annual Clark College Jazz Festival with three days of big band jazz in the Gaiser Student Center. Sixty middle and high school jazz ensembles from Washington and Oregon will perform with trophies presented to the top three jazz ensembles for middle schools and A through AAAA division high schools. 


MINI MACRAME WORKSHOP
Come learn how to make a miniature wall hanging! In this fun, two-hour Mini Macrame Workshop you will learn the basics of macrame and most participants will be able to complete their project before you go home! Spend some time with other macrame beginners, make friends, and take home a piece of art made with your own hands. 


THE COAST: 

TILLAMOOK DOWNTOWN DISTRICT ART WALK
Join Art, Accelerated Blink, You Miss It downtown on the fourth Saturday of each month at their Tillamook Downtown District Art Walk! Each month a variety of merchants will host local artists in a dynamic and evolving art show. 


CLAY OPEN STUDIO
Head to Hoffman Center For The Arts for Clay Open Studio. Participants can purchase clay, plus there are a number of bisque pieces available to buy and glaze as well. All experience levels are welcome and a Studio Host is available to answer questions and offer tips. 


CENTRAL OREGON:

RESOLVE TO REMODEL KITCHEN WORKSHOP
Join award-winning Neil Kelly designers for a fun morning filled with kitchen remodeling inspiration and expert advice at the Resolve To Remodel Kitchen Workshop. We’ll look at the current product and material trends and take a deep dive into recent Neil Kelly kitchen remodeling projects. You’ll look at plans, before and after photos, and the design challenges and gorgeous solutions that went into each remodeled space. 


IT’S A SCAVENGER HUNT!
It’s A Scavenger Hunt! is a traditional scavenger hunt with a modern twist! All you need is your own mobile device and a data connection. Young and old, individuals, families, or friends can all participate in a group, as a couple, or individually. Create multiple teams and compete against each other to be the highest ranked in our Hall of Fame.


INTRO TO FUSED GLASS ART
Learn the basics of creating fused glass art using colorful glass and a variety of glass tools at this Intro To Fused Glass Art workshop. After a brief overview of the process and glass-cutting demonstrations, you will be able to design and build your own fused glass project with an instructor guiding you through the process.

POPULAR ON NETFLIX/HULU/DISNEY+

GINNY & GEORGIA
Free-spirited Georgia and her two kids, Ginny and Austin, move north in search of a fresh start but find that the road to new beginnings can be bumpy. (Netflix)


SCHITT’S CREEK
The Emmy-winning Canadian series follows a wealthy family who loses everything and is forced to move to a tiny, backwoods town where they own a rundown motel. They slowly begin to accept their new lives and even love their new town and its citizens, despite their many, many quirks. (Hulu) 


AVATAR
In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization. (Disney+)

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