Looking for Something to do This Weekend?

I have put a lot of focus on the Salem and Portland area of Oregon because that’s where I live.  But the Pacific Northwest is much larger – It encompasses five US states (Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming) as well as British Columbia, Canada.  That’s a lot of ground to cover, so I welcome anyone who might be interested in doing a guest post!

But for today, how about some fun weekend events coming up in the Willamette Valley and parts of Washington?

  • Turner, Oregon – Like wine?  Willamette Valley Vineyards offers a Pairing Wine and Food event each weekend, pairing wines with fare made from local ingredients –   At $50 per person, it’s a dining experience worth trying!
  • Tigard, Oregon – Just south of Portland is the annual Festival of Balloons.  Each morning, weather permitting, balloons get launched and fill the sky.  It’s a great opportunity for photographers!  It starts on Friday, June 20 and goes all weekend.  There is a twilight run, a 30Anivlogobeer garden hosted by Rogue Ales, live music, and even a car show!  It’s a really fun event that I’ll be going to myself on Saturday morning – weather permitting that is!
  • Portland, Oregon – How does a Haunted Pub Crawl sound?  Visit Portland’s haunted bars (and taste some brews while you’re there) and hear all the sordid tales of corruption and murders!  The 2 ½ hour tour offered by Beerquest includes the Shanghai tunnels!  They fill up fast so book your tour right away!
  • Tacoma, Washington – On Saturday, June 21, Fort Nisqually has their What’s Cooking competition.   All of the chefs are fort re-enactors cooking as they did back in the 1850s.  The event includes historic stories and facts.  The fort is located at Point Defiance Park – a beautiful place to visit in its own right!

So what are you waiting for?  Start planning what you’ll do this coming weekend; and I hear the weather is going to be pretty nice!


About Helen Fern

I live in the upper Willamette Valley with my amazing husband and four very spoiled cats - three adopted feral cats and one shelter baby. We have lived here since the dawn of 1991 and love every inch of the region.
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6 Responses to Looking for Something to do This Weekend?

  1. What fun in Oregon, so many places and just to be where theres mountains would be awesome!! Hope your having a great week!! Thanks for stopping by this week!! Karren

  2. Cool ideas – thanks for sharing! 🙂

  3. Alissa Apel says:

    How fun to travel. I’ve always wanted to go to Oregon area. My sister was adopted from there. She now talks to her brother’s and sister. It would be kind of cool to visit.

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