Theater in Ashland

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Though it's rooted in Shakespearean and Elizabethan drama, the OSF also does revivals and international contemporary theater. Eleven productions run in three theaters: the outdoor Elizabethan Theatre (June to Octobe…
Music in Jacksonville

Britt Festival

Music-lovers should check out the Britt Festival, a series of concerts by top-name performers held in an outdoor pavilion on a hill above town. The site was the home of celebrated Swiss photographer Peter Britt (181…
Rodeo in Pendleton

Pendleton Round-Up

The Pendleton Round-Up is held the second full week in September. There are cowboy breakfasts, dances and a big-name music concert. Tickets and lodging sell out months in advance.
Beer in Astoria

Festival of the Dark Arts

Each year in February, Fort George Brewery celebrates the darkest of beers – ever-lovely stout – with a festival of darkness: there are some 60 specialty stouts available for tasting, plus live music, fire dancers, …
Beer in Portland

Holiday Ale Festival

Perhaps the coziest of Portland's many beer festivals, this five-day celebration takes place under covered tents in Pioneer Courthouse Sq, and you have to be at least 21. Admission includes 12 beer-tasting tickets a…
Flowers in Hood River

Blossom Festival

The Hood River Valley springs to life in April with various events around Blossom Time. Local orchard tours are the highlight, along with food, music and crafts in town. Cider fans should look for the Hood River Har…
Food & Drink in Portland

Bite of Oregon

Bite of Oregon features all the food (and beer) you could think of consuming, much of it from great local restaurants – and some of it from Portland's famous food carts. You'll find good microbrews too. The festival…
Bird-Watching in Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuges

Winter Wings Festival

If you're in the area on President's Day weekend in mid-February, check out this four-day festival, which draws together bird lovers of all kinds for lectures, workshops, field trips and wildlife art at the Oregon I…
Food & Drink in Portland

Feast Portland

Taste the food and drink that's at the forefront of Oregon cuisine at this festival, with more than 40 events of varying sizes and levels of involvement. Proceeds benefit an organization that fights childhood hunger…
Carnival in Eugene

Oregon Country Fair

This is a riotous celebration of Eugene's folksy, hippie past and present. It's held in Veneta, 12 miles west of Eugene on Hwy 126. There's a free shuttle bus from Eugene's LTD Downtown station. Camping is available…