DEALS & HAPPENINGS
Tripster: Weekend Plans
Ashland's chocolate fest, St. Patrick's Day running and drinking in Bend, and celebrating the Beatles in Seattle
March 1 Rogue Brewery’s 7th annual Firkin Fest comes to the Green Dragon. The event will showcase a variety of unpasteurized, unfiltered, naturally carbonated beers from more than 30 Oregon breweries. For tickets: rogue.com
Until March 2, the Portland Jazz Festival will be around town with performers from Oregon and beyond. Check out our picks of who to see over on Culturephile. Details: portlandjazzfestival.org
March 7–9 Chocolate lovers, unite! Head down to Ashland for the weekend to partake in all things chocolate with more than 1,500 vendors at the Oregon Chocolate Festival. Details: ashlandspringshotel.com
March 16 The Shamrock Run might be sold out, but Bend’s 4th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dash is still in full force! The race begins and ends at Deschutes Brewery and Public House, so you can partake in the timeless tradition of drinking and running. Details: bendstpatsdash.com
Remember, March is Portland Dining Month, so pick from one (or many) of nearly 100 local restaurants and dig in to a $29 three-course meal. Choices include everything from Besaw’s to Racion. Details: downtownportland.org/dining-month
COOL NEW STUFF
In early January, a very stylish Ace Hotel Dowtown LA debuted. Read our remembrance of the Ace's incredibly talented founder Alex Calderwood, and look inside the stunning property with our Ace Hotel slide show.
Pendleton’s first ever Portland Collection spring line will soon be available for purchase. View our slide show of the classicly modern looks.
March 1–Dec 30 Fifty years ago, the Beatles came to America and stayed at The Edgewater Hotel in Seattle. Starting at $799, get “royal accommodations” with the “Fab Four World Tour” package. (Bourbon and coke included.) Details: edgewaterhotel.com