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SEPT 26–30 Bellevue Fashion Week (in case you're lamenting the loss of Portland Fashion Week). Details:

SEPT 29 Fresh Hops Festivals (read: beer fests) in Hood River and Sisters. Details:

SEPT 29 GPS Adventures, a geocaching exhibit, debuts at McMinnville's Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. Details:

SEPT 28–30  Pacific Northwest Brew Cup, an Oktoberfest style celebration of beer, in Astoria. Details on Facebook.

SEPT 28–30 Great Prosser Ballon Rally, featuring 35 hot air balloons in the Yakima Valley. Details:

SEPT 28–30 Pranafest, a yoga and kirtan celebration, in Ashland. Details:

THRU SEPT September is National Yoga Month and several hotels are helping guests take their stretch on the road. Seattle's Hotel Max, for example, celebrates by offering guests a free hot yoga session through Urban Yoga Spa. Details: and

MT. HOOD MEADOWS PASSES NOW ON SALE Get an adult season pass for $524 until Nov. 4, when prices jump up to $999. Details:

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