Tripster: Weekend Plans

Crab feasts, mountain celebrations, and Oregon's only Iditarod qualifier.

By Kasey Cordell January 16, 2013

The Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Race, a qualifier for the Iditarod, kicks off next week in Northeastern Oregon.

Jan 17 Wine Country Dinner in Dundee. Red Hills Market chef Jody Kropf and Wine Country Cooking Studio's Wendy Bennett pair a four-course meal with wines from Domaine Trouvere ($75). Details:

Jan 19 Hoodoo turns 75! The celebration kicks off Saturday with s'mores, cider, and prizes, including goodies from partner Black Butte Ranch, which is offering a stay and ski package. Plus: Hoodoo is giving away one prize a day until March 29. Details:

Jan 19 North Plains Crab Feast. Dungeness season is upon us! Get yours, and support Meals on Wheels at the same time. Tickets, $25. Details:

Thru Jan 20 Win a private ski or snowboard lesson at Mt Hood Meadows in honor of Learn to Ski or Snowboard Month. All you have to do is write a haiku explaining why you need a private lesson. Two entires will win. Details:

Jan 23–26 Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Race, Oregon's only Iditarod qualifier, starting in Joseph, Oregon. Details:

Jan 25–26 Oregon Truffle Festival in Eugene. Details:

Skamania Lodge for $109
Rooms as this classic Gorge lodge are just $109 through March 31. Details:

$128 Flights to San Fran Roundtrip flights from PDX to San Francisco available through mid-February at



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