Tripster: Weekend Plans

Memorial Day brings a bevy of summery fun, from coastal kite festivals to wine-tasting in the Willamette Valley and garden tours in Estacada.

By Rachel Ritchie May 19, 2015


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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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.


  • 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.
  • 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
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