HAPPENINGS

August 12 Test your knowledge of the Columbia Gorge in the first-ever Gorge Trivia Night, hosted by Friends of the Columbia Gorge at Basecamp Brewery. Details: gorgefriends.org

August 12–17 Now in its 108th year, the annual Clackamas County Fair Canby Rodeo will feature livestock displays, 4-H FFA projects, live entertainment on three stages all day, and plenty of fair food. Details: mcmenamins.com

August 13 McMenamins' Estate to Table Dinner at Edgefield will feature Black Rabbit Restaurant Executive Chef Kenny Giambalvo's farm-fresh, Edgefield-grown ingredients paired with Edgefield-made ales, wines, and spirits. Details: mcmenamins.com

August 14–16 Get ready for the 11th Annual Bend Brewfest with our complete guide to enjoying the suds!

August 23 The Oregon Coast Gravel Epic cycling race showcases the raw beauty of ancient Siuslaw National Forests and some of its seriously stout hills. Details: dark30sports.com

DEALS

Read our post on one of Oregon's hottest AVAs and win a weekend of free food and wine in the Eola-Amity Hills!

COOL NEW STUFF

Spend a day in the life of a farmer through Plate & Pitchfork's new sustainably focused farm-stay experience.

The Pumpkin Ridge Zip Tour has just opened in North Plains, featuring two and a half hour guided zip line tours through the majestic fir trees of Pumpkin Ridge. Details: pumpkinridgeziptour.com

Every other Tuesday: Weekend escapes, travel deals, lodging and dining picks, and ideas for Northwest getaways. (See an example!)