Cannon Beach: still fun in the rain.

HAPPENINGS

Nov 7–9 Cannon Beach celebrates the 27th year of its Stormy Weather Arts Festival with three days of arts events. Weather report? Stormy! Details: cannonbeach.org

Nov 8–9 The 10th Annual Chowder Cook-Off returns to Tanger Outlets in Lincoln City, with Northwest chefs battle it out for the best chowder in the land. Details: oregoncoast.org

Nov 7–9 Walla Walla celebrates the harvest season with a Fall Release Weekend, with area wineries pouring new releases, hosting live music, and putting on special dinners. Details: wallawallawine.com

Nov 7–9 The Eugene International Film Festival presents international original films and state-side gems, with filmmaker lectures, awards, and more. Details: eugenefilmfest.org

Nov 15–16 The Special Olympics Oregon Fall State Games are back after a six-year hiatus, with events at Providence Park, Lincoln High School, and Tualatin Hills Park. Details: soor.org

Nov 14–16 Tap your feet at the 13th anniversary of the Yachats Celtic Music Festival, with acclaimed performers from the old country as well as homegrown masters. Details: yachatscelticmusicfestival.com

COOL NEW STUFF

Chapter 24 Vineyards' New Tasting Room Located at the only traffic light in Dundee, Chapter 24 Vineyards' new tasting room makes its home in a tranformed gas station. Doors will open for the vineyards' inaugural Post-Harvest Party on Nov 8. Details: chapter24vineyards.com

The burliest and daintiest beards from around the world recently converged at the Keller Auditorium for the World Beard and Moustache Championship. Here's what happened.

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