March 28–29 The Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival lands once again at Saraveza Bottleshop, with more than 70 different beers, artisan cheese, charcuterie and pickles Details: facebook.com/PortlandFarmhouseAndWildAleFestival
March 27–May 3 The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival kicks off its 31st year this weekend, with 40 acres of fresh flowers, food, and fun for the whole family. Details: woodenshoe.com/events/tulip-fest
April 7–11 The 4th Annual Shakespeare Festival on Orcas Island features a production by Seattle Shakespeare Company, parades, and impromptu acting by Orcas musicians and performers. Details: orcasislandchamber.com/shakespeare-festival
COOL NEW STUFF
House Spirits Distillery wins big for its PDX Airport experience. The airport shop won “Best New Specialty Retail Concept, Small Operator,” at the 2015 Airport Revenue News (ARN) Awards, offering an entire catalogue of spirits, branded apparel, cocktail ware, and the very first pot still that House Spirits Distillery used when it started up more than ten years ago.
Wildflower season is coming! Celebrate with some of our favorite floral displays in the region.