HAPPENINGS
Apr 12–14 Columbia Gorge Passport Weekend, a weekend of wine events on both sides of the river. Details: columbiagorgewine.com

April 12–14 Gorge Artist Open Studio Tour. See inside the studios (and homes!) of nearly 30 Gorge artists. Details: gorgeartist.blogspot.com

Apr 13 Hoodoo Ski Area's annual Spring Fling, in which 50 costumed competitors attempt to skim, slide, and (usually) crash across Hoodoo's 90-foot pond. Details: hoodoo.com

Thru May 5 Tulip Fest at the Wooden Shoe Farm in Silverton. Details: woodenshoe.com

COOL NEW STUFF
Eugene adds direct flights to LA courtesy of American Airlines beginning June 12. And Frontier adds nonstop service between Eugene and Denver. Details: eugene-or.gov

KOIN launches a travel show. Go! NW, which airs Sundays at 5:30 on KOIN 6, travels the Northwest in a solar/electric VW bus, exploring the region's unique destinations.

DEALS
Get 50 percent off April stays at Skamania Lodge when you use the booking code RAPRI. Details: skamania.com