WinterFest

WHAT: Bend’s celebration of winter includes live music (Larry and His Flask, March Fourth Marching Band, for example), rail jams and snow sculpture competitions, and, of course, the best of Bend’s food and arts scene.
WHEN: February 16–19
WHERE: Bend
DETAILS: bendwinterfest.com
Photo courtesy Bend WinterFest

Stout Month

WHAT: In February, Astoria’s Fort George Brewery celebrates its fifth annual Stout Month with a rotating cast of at least eight stouts on tap, among them a Mexican chocolate stout, a Polish black walnut stout, a bourbon barrel stout, plus Fort George’s signature Cavatica stout. February 18 marks the height of the festivities, when tarot card readers, fire dancers, and tattoo artists will be on site at the brewery’s Astoria taproom for a “Dark Arts Festival.”
WHEN: February 1–29
WHERE: Fort George Brewery, Astoria
DETAILS: fortgeorgebrewery.com

Red Wine and Chocolate Weekend

WHAT: More than 50 Yakima Valley wineries open their doors for tastings and dark chocolate dessert pairings Presidents’ Day weekend.
WHEN: February 18 & 19
WHERE: Yakima Valley, Washington
DETAILS: wineyakimavalley.org