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.
Head to the coast of Oregon in February to savor some excellent wines and culinary treats. Since 1978, Newport has hosted this terrific event which now includes not only wine competitions and tastings among established and emerging winemakers, but also outstanding food offerings and impressive craft displays.
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.
- 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.
- Washington County Fairgrounds 873 NE 34th Ave Hillsboro, OR 97124 in Hillsboro, 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.
- 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.
- Lane County Events Center/Exhibit Hall 796 W. 13th Ave Eugene, OR 97402 in Oregon
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.