May is Oregon Wine Month! Win free goodies (like a backpack stuffed with Oregon wine gear), meet winemakers, and taste new wines at a variety of events throughout the region. See the complete schedule at oregonwine.org.
May 4 Portland's free urban adventure game—"Who Whacked Ms. Faire Le Square?"—sends teams throughout the city on buses, on foot, and even by paddle across the Willamette. Details: portlandafoot.org
May 4–11 Eugene Beer Week, featuring special tappings, tastings, and the Sasquatch Brewer's Dinner. Details: eugenebeerweek.org
Thru May 5 Tulip Fest at the Wooden Shoe Farm in Silverton. Details: woodenshoe.com
May 17 Bike to Work Day in celebration of National Bike Month!
COOL NEW STUFF
St. Johns gets a new guesthouse and event space in The Colony, from the owner of Yakuza. Tripster will have an inside look next week!
Skamania Lodge launches Feast in the Forest Sundays, alfresco suppers on Skamania's beautiful grounds from some of Portland's top chefs, such as Tony Meyers of Serrato (May 19), Chris Diminno of Clyde Common (June 23), and Dustin Clark of Wildwood (Aug 18). Details: skamania.com
RiverPlace Hotel gets a new look. Check out the Kimpton hotel's new aesthetic, inspired by the Northwest's forests, rivers, and Native American culture. Details: riverplacehotel.com
A new disc golf course in Eugene. The 18-hole Alton Baker Disc Golf Course debuted April 1 along the banks of the Willamette River. Details: altonbakerdiscgolf.com