Last Minute Events and April Highlights
Festivals galore: Tulips, strong ales, and Timberline’s 75th birthday
IRON MAN STRONG ALE FESTIVAL
What: Stevenson’s inaugural strong ale festival celebrates 8-plus percent beers with offerings from more than 15 breweries, including Walking Man, Double Mountain, and Anderson Valley. Soak up those samples with food from Hood River catering company Four and Twenty Blackbirds and Bingen’s Solstice Cafe.
When: Today! April 7th
Where: Stevenson, Washington
What: Woodburn’s Wood Shoe Tulip Farm hosts its annual tulip festival through the end of the month. Ooh and ah over the colorful display on the farm’s 40 acres, and buy blooms and bulbs to take home. Plus: pony rides, wine tasting, wooden shoe making, and plenty of food on offer.
When: March 31–April 30
TIMBERLINE’S HERITAGE WEEK
What: The iconic Mount Hood resort celebrates its 75th anniversary with events, deals, and more.
When: April 8–15
Where: Timberline Lodge
GORGE HIKING SEASON BEGINS
What: Friends of the Gorge offers 59 education hiking outings this spring, including one focused on Waterfall Photography (April 12). Do some preliminary homework by picking off a few of the 25 cascades that comprise Friends’ Waterfall Wanderlust hiking challenge.
When: now through Apr 30
Where: Columbia River Gorge
HOOD RIVER TRAVEL TO LEARN
What: Travel like you mean it with Hood River’s newly launched Travel to Learn program, which offers visitors the chance to take classes with a local expert in everything from coffee roasting to wildflower photography and windsurfing. More than 50 classes will be offered over the next month.
When: Mar 23–Apr 22
Where: Hood River
DUNDEE PASSPORT TOUR
What: Your $20 passport gets you 50 to 100 percent off at more than 30 tasting rooms, plus deals at restaurants, shops, and B&Bs.
When: All of April