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No matter what time of year you’re coming to Oregon Wine Country, you’ll find plenty of things to see and do.
 
Wine + food pairings at Willamette Valley Vineyards

Summer is the season for outdoor adventures, summer concerts, and festivals galore. July is Oregon Craft Beer Month, when you can taste you way through the Willamette Valley’s multitudes of breweries and tap houses with special deals and pairings. It’s also the perfect season for summer berry picking and outdoor dinners. Serious Pinot noir enthusiasts can explore Oregon's most famous varietal at the world's best Pinot festival: the International Pinot Noir Celebration, held each July in the Willamette Valley.
 
In autumn, a year’s worth of work can be summed up in one word: harvest. Farmers and vintners alike celebrate the season with harvest parties, grape-stomping competitions, and huge food festivals. As the season winds down, be a part of one more fall event—Oregon Wine Country Thanksgiving. Every Thanksgiving weekend, Oregon winemakers invite guests in for a weekend of special tastings and celebrations at the end of the harvest season.
 
Winter brings with it winter adventures and truffle season. The Willamette Valley is home to the Oregon Truffle Festival, known as one of the finest truffle experiences in the world. During the month of January, foodies flock to Oregon Wine Country for truffle hunting expeditions, truffle dinners, and a world-class truffle marketplace. In the mountains the surround the Willamette Valley, outdoor-lovers can escape to a wonderland of skiing, snowboarding, and winter hikes.

In the spring, Oregon vineyards are coming alive with buds and fresh vegetables and berries are appearing in farmers markets. May is Oregon Wine Month, and you’ll find special events and tastings throughout the Willamette Valley all month long. The month-long celebration is capped off with Memorial Day Weekend in Oregon Wine Country, when nearly every vineyard in the valley throws open its doors for barrel tastings and special tours.

 

Photo courtesy of Willamette Valley Vineyards. Photo by Andrea Johnson Photography


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Date: February 24, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Address: 89697 Sheffler Rd, Elmira, OR 97437
Phone: none provided

Enjoy live music at the LaVelle Vineyards Wine Bar every Friday. This month includes performances by: Timothy Patrick and the Anthony Proveaux Duo, Joanne Broh Band, the Valley Boys, the Traceys, the Brewketts and Jesse Meade.

Date: March 29, 2017 to April 01, 2017
Address: 444 W 3rd Ave, Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: 541.342.6691

Want to learn to fly fish? Learn in this two-part class all the necessary introductory techniques to fly fish by instructor Tim Knerr. Part one introduces the basics of fly fishing and proper fishing safety, etiquette, equipment, technique, bugs and resources. No equipment is necessary. Part two introduces the basics of fly casting. Part two will take place at Alton Baker Park, rain or shine. All equipment provided. Reservations required.

Date: March 29, 2017
Address: 390 Lincoln St, Eugene, OR 97401
Lori LeMaster, Indie Folk Singer-Songwriter, accompanies herself with the warm strings of banjo and guitar. LeMaster performs her own originals with haunting lyrics, derived from the experiences of love, loss and life. Join Wildcraft Ciderhouse for a pint and local music. All ages until 9 p.m.
Date: March 31, 2017 to April 01, 2017
Address: The Allison Inn & Spa , Newberg, OR 97123
Phone: 503-297-2962

Willamette, in its second year, is the leading event to showcase Pinot noir of the Willamette Valley while helping support the promotion of this exceptional Oregon wine region. This trade-only tasting and live auction of inimitable 5, 10, and 20 case lots of 2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.

Date: March 31, 2017
Address: 975 High St, Eugene, OR 97401
Jacqueline J. West, Ph.D. is a Jungian analyst practicing in Santa Fe. She will present on the current state of world, a highly activated multidimensional and multivalent world that is teetering toward a perilous imbalance. This lecture will look at the stories we live in, individually and communally in our public world. She will reflect on how Jung deeply valued the relationships between consciousness and the archetypal realms, as well as the emergence of conscience. Then she will discuss the…
Date: April 01, 2017
Address: 155 Blair Blvd, Eugene, OR 97402
Come to the first annual Ales for Tails at Ninkasi Brewing! Earn prizes, enter raffles and outbid others during a silent auction. All proceeds will be donated directly to help save more lives at Northwest Dog Project.
Date: April 01, 2017
Address: 293 Valley River Center, Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: 541.683.5511
The only 5K that will send you running through RAD color stations and leave you covered from head to toe in powders and gels of pink, yellow, green, blue and violet! Free t-shirts and a pair of RAD sunglasses will be given to all regular participants. Packet Pickup will be at Valley River Center on Friday, March 31st.
Date: April 01, 2017 to April 02, 2017
Address: Oregon State Fair & Expo Center, Salem, OR 97303
Phone: 541-201-8497

Saturday 10 am - 5 pm & Sunday 11am - 5 pm.  Join us for a celebration of legal marijuana. You'll find hemp and cannabis products, accessories and tools, grow and harvest equipment, and more. Then, take in some great sessions on growing, medicinal benefits, legal discussions and more! 21+ only (18+ with MMJ ID – Oregon Only). Admission: $15 Weekend Pass ($10 for Veterans).

Date: April 01, 2017
Address: 7th Ave & Willamette St, Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: none provided

Boykins' boundless enthusiasm for unraveling the mysteries of outer space, Mars in particular, is infectious. Join him for an engaging evening exploring the Red Planet with an update on the very latest chapter in the ongoing story of Mars exploration.

Date: April 01, 2017
Address: 2150 N Douglas St, Cottage Grove, OR 97424
Phone: 541.942.7561

Cottage Grove Speedway, the famed ¼-mile banked clay oval, is proud to continue its racing tradition celebrating 61 years of heart stopping side-by-side action and nail biting excitement! Racing can be seen every Saturday night from April through September. Featuring 360 Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Northwest Extreme Winged Sprints, Late Models, IMCA Sport Mods, Street Stocks and Hornets as regular classes in 2017.


Date: January 01, 2015 to September 03, 2018
Address: 48329 E 1st St, Oakridge, OR 97463

Join the community of Oakridge for a monthly social get together. Play bingo, watch interesting movies, and drink cask beer from the Brewers Union Local 180. Happening on the first Monday of every month, 20% of proceeds from ales go towards GOATS (Greater Oakridge Area Trail Stewards).

Date: October 07, 2016 to May 07, 2017
Address: 1680 E 15th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403
Phone: 541.346.3024

Oregon is home to nine independent tribal nations. Journey into the history and meanings of each nation’s flag in this spring exhibit.

Date: January 03, 2017 to December 26, 2017
Address: 207 E 5th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: 541-485-2676

Eugene singer songwriter performs every Tuesday night with a new special guest joining him each week. "..listen to the purity of Meade's country-folk-R&B voice--one that sounds like it's seen heartbreaking things in the world, and still manages to find the beautiful." -Annie Bethancourt Willamette Week

Date: January 06, 2017 to December 29, 2017
Address: 520 Commercial St, Unit G, Eugene, OR 97402
Phone: 541.357.5279

Enjoy delicious wine in the fun and unique setting of J. Scott Cellars urban warehouse winery! Live music every Friday night and local food trucks onsite.

Date: January 06, 2017 to December 29, 2017
Address: 80247 Delight Valley School Rd, Cottage Grove, OR 97424
Phone: 541-942-1364

Enjoy live music with Oregon's own local bands from 6 to 9 p.m. Dinner is available for purchase from 6 - 7:30 p.m. or bring you own dinner basket! In the summer, enjoy the shade of the antique fruit orchard. Come early for Wine-O, Saginaw Vineyard's version of bingo, starting at 5 p.m. Ages 21 and older. 

Date: January 08, 2017 to May 21, 2017
Address: 556 Charnelton St, Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: none provided

Bask in the glow of each other's company and the magic of the silver screen! For the rest of winter, Bicycle Way of Life will stay open late for friends to gather and enjoy a film featuring bicycles. No food or drink provided.

Date: January 13, 2017 to November 10, 2017
Address: Downtown Springfield, Springfield, OR 97477
Phone: 541.726.8595

Every second Friday join a guided tour of local art and murals. Meet local artists, musicians and merchants in beautiful downtown Springfield. Venues and artists change monthly.

Date: January 14, 2017 to December 30, 2017
Address: 560 Commercial St, Eugene, OR 97402
Phone: 541-338-3007

Every Saturday night head to Noble Estate Urban for live music and award winning Oregon wines. In the summer months, enjoy the urban oasis patio and new outdoor bar. Noble Estate Urban is located just off the Fern Ridge bike path in West Eugene.

Date: January 26, 2017 to December 28, 2017
Address: 150 W Broadway , Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: 541.654.5106

Come out for dark, indie and synthpop favorites and dance the night away with DJs, John the Revelator (Church of 80s, Wayward Lamb) and DJ Refugium (Ghost House). The idea behind Black Rainbow is to give music fans a place to have fun and dance to eclectic dance music. Always no cover. 

Date: January 29, 2017 to December 31, 2017
Address: 124 W Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: 485.205.1030

On Sundays the Jazz Station provides an all-ages jam session for new jazz musicians and singers who want to develop their skills. Hosted by local musicians.