May 22–25: The 37th Annual Rockaway Beach Kite Festival once again brings amateur and professional kit flyers to a scenic stretch of coastline. Details: rockawaybeach.net
May 23–25: Memorial Day Weekend kicks off summer wine-tasting season in the Willamette Valley, where more than 150 wineries and tasting rooms open their doors each year for special events and tastings. Details: willamettewines.com
May 23: Eugene's 2nd Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival offers a full day of BBQ sampling, beers from 16 breweries, and eight live bands. Details: cornerstonetailgates.com
May 23: The Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection present Inviting Vines Garden Tour, a tour of a stunning private garden in Estacada and the Rogerson Clematis Garden at Luscher Farm in Lake Oswego. Details: rogersonclematiscollection.org
May 23: Southeast Wine Collective's exclusive spring wine event, Vinlandia, will feature tastings of newly released wines from each of the winemakers who share the collective's urban space. Details: eventbrite.com
2015 Farm Dinners: Make plans to head out to the country this summer and book your spot for one of these unique farm to table dinners.
COOL NEW STUFF
- Forest Park Conservancy is the recent beneficiary of three acres of the Cottrell refuge, a small wooded area adjacent to Skyline Blvd., in Portland’s west hills. The land was donated by the Cottrell family, who have owned it since 1949. forestparkconservancy.org
- Last weekend, Khunamokwst Park became the newest Portland Parks & Recreation park—and the first developed park in the diverse Cully neighborhood.
- We've got all the juicy details on Feast Portland, that leviathan of a food festival that will bring some of the country’s biggest culinary talent to Portland September 17–20
- Festival season is officially upon us...check out our guide to Northwest summer festivals over on On the Town, and snag your tickets now!