Pre-race excitement at the Eagle Cap Extreme, Oregon's only qualifier for the Iditarod.

HAPPENINGS

Jan 15 Woman-of-the-moment Cheryl Strayed (author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Wild) speaks at the Discovery Lecture Series at Oregon State University. Details: oregonstate.edu/urm/events/discovery

Jan 15–18 The Oregon Truffle Festival is once again upon us! Read our handy guide and enter to win tickets here! 

Jan 17–18 The Winter Folk Festival in Florence features top folk performers from across the US, as well as crafts, food, pie contests and jam sessions. Details: winterfolkfestival.org

Jan 21–24 Oregon’s only Iditarod and Yukon Quest qualifer, the Eagle Cap Extreme is two distance races with both a 100 and 200 mile event run concurrently. Check out our feature on the race! Details: eaglecapextreme.com

DEALS

Seattle Museum Month Launches! Visit Seattle announced that February will be the inaugural Seattle Museum Month, with 50 percent off admission at more than 40 participating museums throughout Seattle.

COOL NEW STUFF

Palladian Hotel Opens in Seattle Originally built in 1910 as the Calhoun Hotel, the 97-room Palladian Hotel has been reimagined for today’s modern traveler with vintage design elements, contemporary furnishings, and two new ground-floor restaurants in dowtown Seattle. 

Hotel Vintage Plaza & Pazzo Ristorante Close for a Facelift The Hotel Vintage Plaza closed its doors January 12, and will reopen March 17 as the Hotel Vintage-Portland, renovated from top to bottom.

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