DEALS & HAPPENINGS
Tripster: Weekend Plans
Bend's Winterfest, tastings (and true love?) in Oregon and Washington wine country, and Hood River deals for powder hounds.
Feb 15–17 Bend's WinterFest celebrates the season with rail jams, live music, food, and snow and ice sculpting competitions. Details: bendwinterfest.com
Thru Feb 17 Our cousin Eat Beat has the details on Oregon and Washington wine country events guaranteed to add a little romance to your upcoming weekends.
Feb 23 The 25th Annual Hoglopett, a friendly 30K nordic ski trek from Mission Ridge, across Blewett Pass and into the Wenatchee Valley, in Central Washington. Details: skileavenworth.com
Feb 1–28 More than 40 stouts make their way through the taps at Fort George Brewery in Astoria during Stout Month, which includes the popular Festival of Dark Arts, Feb. 16. Details: fortgeorgebrewery.com
Hood River Deals for Meadows Skiers and Boarders Score discounts on wine, food, coffee and lodging when you show your Mt Hood Meadows lift ticket or ski pass at participating Hood River businesses such as Naked Winery, Celilo Restaurant, Solstice Woodfire Cafe, Pfriem Family Brewery, and Columbia Cliff Villas (to name just a few). Details: hoodriver.org