Tripster: Weekend Plans

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival kicks off, the Jupiter Hotel launches a boozy package, and Travel Oregon offers a free "wintercation."

By Rachel Ritchie February 24, 2015


Last weekend, the eight-months-long Oregon Shakespeare Festival kicked off its 80th season with two re-imagined Shakespeare classics, a world premiere, and a bit of musical theater—and we've got the highlights. Make your plans to head to Ashland now! Details:

Mar 2 Can't make the drive to Walla Walla? No worries—you can still taste the vino at Walla Walla Wine @ Pure Space, featuring 50 wineries from the Walla Walla Valley. Details:

Mar 7 The annual TOAST event at the Leftbank Annex offers an opportunity to taste more than 120 spirits from across the Northwest, the country, and the globe. Whichever spirit you prefer, the estimated 40 distillers and producers at TOAST have you covered. Details:

Mar 6–8 The 11th Annual Oregon Chocolate Festival comes to the Ashland Springs Hotel, where more than 40 chocolate companies will be sampling their sweets amidst live music, chef demos, and workshops. Details:


The Jupiter Hotel's "PDX Brews and Booze Experience" This spring, East Burnside's stylish motor-inn-turned-boutique hotel is teaming up with local partners to give Portland's craft beer scene a fitting celebration. The hotel's booze-fueled package includes an overnight stay, a 32-ounce Jupiter Hotel Growler, a bucket of local craft beers, a Distillery Row Passport, a Voodoo Doughnuts gift certificate, and more. Just remember to hydrate! Details:

The Georgia O'Keeffe Escape To celebrate the Tacoma Art Museum's exhibition of Eloquent Objects: Georgia O’Keeffe and Still-Life Art in New Mexico, Tacoma's Hotel Murano is celebrating with a package that includes: overnight accommodations, two tickets to the show at TAM, a copy of the show's commemorative catalog, a lovely display of fresh flowers in your guestroom inspired by O'Keefe's famous still life paintings, two $20 dining vouchers, and complimentary parking. Details:

Zip Line for a Cause! On Saturday, February 28, Warrenton's High Life Adventures is offering their eight-line zip line tour at a discounted price of $49 per person, and 100% of the proceeds will go to the participant’s charity of choice: The Clatsop Community Action Regional Food Bank, The Wildlife Center of the North Coast, or Clatsop CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates. Details:


Win a Wintercation! Skiing, whale watching, wine and beer tasting, shopping—Travel Oregon has a winter getaway for every speed of adventure. Enter to win one of 10 Oregon wintercations, courtesy of Alaska Airlines. Details:

Hitting the Road? Check out these eco-friendly road-trip restaurants around Oregon, suggested by the Oregon Environmental Council.

It's time to sign up for your 2015 CSA shares!

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