Wine Country Half Marathon, September 2
Even if you’re not going off with the gun at Stoller Vineyards, head out to wine country Sunday to enjoy post-race food, drink, and music at the finish line in Carlton. Details: run4oregonwine.com
Final Resort at the Mountain Summer Concert, September 7
Savor Mount Hood scenery and a serenade by concert rock violinist Aaron Meyer at the Resort’s final outdoor summer concert (tickets $35). Or consider sticking around for the weekend and attending Nicky’s Wild Game cook-off September 9. Details: theresort.com
PDX Gets Two New Flights
Alaska Airlines debuted nonstop service to D.C.’s Reagan National Airport Tuesday. While United Airlines offers nonstop service to Dulles, this is Portland’s first direct flight to Reagan Airport.
Spirit Airlines will add a daily direct flight to San Diego beginning November 8. The San Diego-bound flight departs Portland at 6:15 a.m. while the return from San Diego departs at 8:48 p.m.
Kimpton Buys RiverPlace Hotel
Kimpton recently added the RiverPlace Hotel to its Portland hotel holdings (which includes Hotel Vintage Plaza and Monaco). The Willamette-snuggling RiverPlace will likely get a renovation in the next year or so, but in the meantime, Kimpton has added a bit more flair, in the form of throw pillows and new art.