Happenings
Thru Feb 2 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, a near 30-year tradition, in Elko, Nevada. Details: westernfolklife.org

Feb 1 Mount Hood's Skibowl hosts the second 4:F Rail Jam, where riders compete on courses designed in part by fans. Details: skibowl.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 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

DEALS
D.C. Flights for Under $200  Get roundtrip flights to Washington D.C. for $182 through May on fly.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