The state of Oregon is full of natural wonders, from sparkling waterfalls to the towering Mount Hood. The perseverance of the state's early pioneer settlers helped shape Oregon into a prosperous state with many opportunities for both residents and visitors. From art festivals to music events, Oregon offers plenty of appeal to all who visit.
For more than two weeks in February each year, movie lovers can experience the works of notable veterans as well as offerings from novice filmmakers through the screenings of over 130 features and short films. Proud of the cultural diversity imbedded in the event, organizers bring films from all over the globe to several venues within Portland's city limits.
- Oregon Convention Center in PORTLAND, OR
Professional experts from around the world share their knowledge about jewelry making at this event. Several workshops and how-to presentations are available to the public. Gems and beads will also be for sale during this event.
- Lane County Events Center in EUGENE, OR
Washington County Fair Complex is the site for this show featuring the sale of fine beads, crystals, and gemstones along with beautiful jewelry, gold and silver. Attendees can have jewelry repaired or cleaned. Classes are also available for established and novice jewelry makers.
- Burns High School Burns, OR 97720 in Burns, OR
Bird lovers will be in awe at this annual April event in Harney County. Thousands of migrating birds, such as songbirds, cranes and waterfowl, take time to rest in the desert of Oregon. Other activities include workshops in bird house construction and bird sketching, guided tours, and viewing of wild horses. A children's art contest and art show and sale round out the fun.
- Ashland, Oregon in Ashland, OR
April in Ashland brings five terrific days for true film lovers. The best independent features, shorts and documentaries are screened at the historic Varsity Theater. Having a much more intimate setting than most film festivals, this event includes interaction between the filmmakers and movie-goers.
- Tom McCall Waterfront Park 1020 Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97204 in Portland, OR
For the past 29 years, the city of Portland has turned the 5th of May into a wonderful three-day celebration. There are amusement rides, crafts displays and wrestling competitions. Mariachi bands, fire dancers and flash mobs entertain the crowds. A poignant moment during the festivities is the Naturalization ceremony that takes place, welcoming the country's newest citizens.