Tripster: Weekend Plans

This week in travel: Shakespeare on Orcas Island, celebrating Syrah, Blossom Time in the Gorge, and digging for clams in Long Beach

By Rachel Ritchie April 7, 2015

Long Beach Razor Clam Festival: good times since 1940


April 7–11 Orcas Island's 4th Annual Shakespeare Festival features a production by Seattle Shakespeare Company, parades, and impromptu acting by Orcas musicians and performers. Details:

April 10–11 The 14th Annual Celebration of Syrah will land at McMenamins Edgefield Winery this weekend, with more than 100 wines from 35 wineries, including Quady North, Tranche Cellars, Dominio IV, McCrea Cellars, AniChe Cellars and Alexandria Nicole Cellars. Details:

April 11 Head up to the Resort at the Mountain for the Sixth Annual Bite of Mt. Hood, with dishes from local restaurants and live music to support the community and local organizations. Details:

April 11–26 Hood River Valley marks the arrival of spring with the annual Blossom Time, a three-week-long celebration with special events across the region. Details:

April 18–19 The Long Beach Razor Clam Festival, which originated in the 1940s, is in its third comeback year with lessons, music, contests, food, mermaids, and more. Details:

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.


The Hotel Vintage Portland is officially re-open! After a $16 million renovation to update and transform its 117 rooms and lobbies, the downtown hotel is celebrating its new look with a handful of special, wine-themed deals. Details:

Dream Golf at Skamania Lodge! The Columbia River Gorge's Skamania Lodge is celebrating spring with a Dream Golf Package. Details:

Hotel Monaco celebrates tax day! To ease your post-filing stress, Hotel Monaco is offering a special tax day package with chair massages, complimentary champagne, and specialty cocktails for $4.15. Details:


Lincoln City was named on of the 10 best beaches for families by Family Vacation Critic.

While other historical houses across the nation are seeing a decrease in guests, visitorship increased at the Pittock Mansion by 20,000 last year.

Grab some fancy new footwear and enter to win $1,000 in Keen's #iamUNEEK photo contest.

It’s Wildflower Season! Celebrate with some of our favorite floral displays in the region.

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