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Oregon April Events



The Dirty DU and Dirt Dash
April 6, 2014

10AM, Hagg Lake Boat Ramp C. From Portland take Hwy 26 west.Take the Forest Grove exit (Glenco Road). Follow Glenco Rd. to Hillsboro. In Hillsboro take Hwy 8 (right) towards Forest Grove. Take aleft on Hwy 47. Take a right at the yellow flashing light to Hagg Lake. Duathlon: 5 mi. run / 14 mi. mountain bike. SOLO & RELAY Divisions. Bike route takes you around Henry Hagg Lake. Running route is 5.2 miles with 85% on trails and 15% on pavement. Registration at 8:30AM.

 PIR Auto Swap Meet; Portland, OR
Apr. 3-5, 2014

Portland International Raceway, 1940 N. Victory Blvd, Portland, OR 97217; 7AM-5PM, 7AM-5PM, 7AM-5PM; Adm. Fee - $5; Reg. Fee - $40; Portland International Raceway; 360-426-8741; [email protected]


Columbia Gorge Wine Passport Month
Apr. 1 - Apr. 30, 2014

This year our 6th annual Passport Event covers the whole month of April! Your purchased Passport is your pass to exclusive offers and discounts at 25 Columbia Gorge wineries all month long, including three exciting weekend events at participating Gorge wineries. Passport holders receive amazing deals at our Oregon and Washington wineries with deep discounts, food pairings, barrel tastings, reserve tastings, and more. Enjoy a relaxing day, memorable weekend, or multiple weekends touring around the wild beauty of the Columbia Gorge. Passports are $25 and also include lodging and dining specials. Passports are available for purchase at or at participating wineries. Celebrate the start of Passport Month at our Portland Grand Tasting on April 4th. Passport Kick-off Weekend - April 12th & 13th. Passport Food & Wine Weekend - April 19th & 20th. Passport Barrel & Reserve Tasting Weekend - April 26th & 27th.

Gallery Theater; McMinnville, OR
Apr. 4-19, 2014

Gallery Theater, 210 Ford St., McMinnville, OR; "I Love You Because" in the Arena Theater. 503-472-2227;

Portland Swap Meet; Portland, OR
Apr. 4-6, 2014

Portland Expo Center, 2060 N Marine Drive, Portland, OR 97217; 7AM-7PM, 7AM-5PM, 8AM-1PM; Adm. Fee - $7; Baxters; 503-678-2100; http://pdxswap

Mud Racing; Grants Pass, OR
Apr. 5, 2014

Josephine County Fairgrounds, 1451 Fairgrounds Rd. Grants Pass, OR 97526. The track is ready – registration for drivers begins at 9am.  $35 for truck and driver,  $15 for additional pit passes. Gates open for the spectators at 11am – Adult tickets $6 and children over 6 years old $4. Food, snacks and various vendors will be available under the stands. Information is on the Josephine County Fairgrounds website . Race will be rain or shine!  Come have some fun!

South Albany High School April Fools Car Show; Albany, OR
Apr, 5, 2014
South Albany High School, 3705 Columbus St. SE, Albany, OR 97322: 10AM-2PM; No Adm. Fee: Reg. Fee - $10; A Fundraiser for a Drug and Alcohol Free Graduation Party: Parents of South Albany High School; 541-990-7338; [email protected]

Monster Jam; Eugene, OR
Apr. 5&6, 2014

Matthew Knight Arena, 1776 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR; 97403; Sat. 2PM & 7:30PM, Sun. 2PM; Monster Trucks on the prowl for obstacles. Tickets starting @ $23 Adults, $8 Kids; Sat. afternoon Party in the Pits requires a Pit Pass, $10 Adults, $5 Kids. Tickets available: Matt Knight Arena Box Office, online at,, or 800-WEB FOOT

Garden Potography Workshop; Salem, OR
Apr. 6, 2014

Meet in the Historic Deepwood Estate Dining Room and in in the Garden. 9AM-3PM. Back by popular demand, Eugene photographer Jacob Pace will return this year to share simple techniques demystifying garden and landscape photography.  Participants will learn how to create beautiful garden and landscape photos using basic to advanced equipment, new lighting techniques, post production processes and best camera settings to meet your goals.  You will also learn how to use “everyday, household items” to your photography “tool belt” for special effects.  Bring your camera (tripod optional) and questions!  Bring your camera (tripod optional) and questions! New & returning students welcome. Jacob Pace was raised in Salem, graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Fine Arts emphasizing photography, digital art and sculpture.  He has worked as a commercial photographer for the past 7 years.  For questions regarding the class, you may contact Jacob at: [email protected] or at Pace Images,  $90.00 pre-registration required. Includes Lunch. 503-363-1825

Randall Theatre Company Auditions; Medford. OR
Apr. 6-7 & 13-14, 2014

All auditions will be held at McLoughlin Middle School,LGI Room, 320W Second Street, Medford, OR. Death of a Salesman auditions Apr. 6 1-4PM, Apr.7 7-9PM. Roles available for 3 women 18-60 years old and 8 men 18-65 years old. all roles are open. Godspell auditions Apr. 13 1-4PM, Apr. 14 7-9PM. Roles available for 5 women and 6 men 16 years and older. Randall Theartre Company, 10 3rd Street, Medford, OR. Contact Robin Downward, Managing Artistic Director, 541-632-3258,  [email protected]

Pear-a-Fare and Smuge Pot Stroll; Medford, OR
Apr. 11&12, 2014

The fertile Rogue Valley produces a palette of exceptional flavors for the table. The Pear A Fare events celebrate the unique flavors of the Rogue Valley, recognize our outstanding chefs and artisan food, and support education and training to continue our tradition of excellence in the vineyards, orchards, and kitchens of the Rogue Valley. This event includes…..Vineyards, breweries, distillers, local artisan food makers are all under the festival canopy serving tastes, and selling products. Tasting glasses and tickets to sample the flavors will be for sale at the Pear A Fare entrance. Vendors will also be selling wine, beer, coffee, and other local drinks by the glass. Our artisan food makers will have a wide variety of products for sale as well as samples available. Thank you to Pear-a-Fare glass sponsor, Medford BMW. Go to Medford BMW to get your voucher for a discount on your glass and taste tickets!

Gorge Artists Open Studio Tour; The Dalles, OR
Apr. 11-13, 2014 

NorthWest Crossing Spring Festival; Bend, OR
Apr.11-13, 2014

It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome the most elusive of our Central Oregon seasons into the fold! NorthWest Crossing Drive, off Mt. Washington Drive between Skyliners and Shevlin Park Roads will come alive as we utilize art, food, spirits, music and family-oriented activities to usher in spring. Friday 9PM-9PM, Saturday 11AM-6PM, Sunday 11AM-5PM.

Mustang 50th Anniversary Parade; Woodburn, OR
Apr. 12, 2013

Woodburn Drag Strip, 7720 Hwy 219, Woodburn, OR 97071; Mt. Hood Mustangs & Fords Club; 971-266-3673;    [email protected]   

Pear Blossom Parade; Medford, OR
Apr. 12, 2014

Through it’s 60 year history associated events have been added, including the Scholarship Pageant, Run and Street Fair. In recent years, the Pear a Fare (local artisan food& beverage tent) and the Smudge Pot Stroll (downtown restaurant event) have been added to make “The Pear Blossom” a true “Festival”. The Pear Blossom Parade has grown from 20 wagons and youngsters in the first event to today’s 150 entries with 4000 participants and 25-30,000 enthusiasts lining the parade route.  The Pear Blossom is a pillar in our community emphasizing family values, commitment and pride in our Rogue Valley.  Scholarships for area high school senior girls have been a hallmark of the Festival Association since 1991.

Zoot Suit Riot and Silk and Steel; Eugene, OR
Apr. 12&13, 2014

Sat. 7:30PM, Sun. 2PM. Eugene Ballet Company performs a rockin’ new dance and music spectacle. Artistic Director Toni Pimble collaborates with Oregon Music Hall of Fame 2009 inductees and Eugene favorites, The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. The Daddies brand of high-energy swing music has for years had the unique ability to bring generations together. Live on stage in the Silva Concert Hall, The Daddies and the EBC dancers guarantee an experience that will move you from head to toe! Toni Pimble’s elegant and eclectic tribute to dance pioneer Loie Fuller, Silk and Steel, is also on the program. 

Reedsport Athletics Benefit; Reedsport, OR
Apr. 12, 2014

The 2014 Benefit Dinner and Auction supporting athletic activities at Reedsport schools will be held Saturday, April 12 at the Reedsport Community Center. 
The annual event is the centerpiece of fundraising activities conducted by the Reedsport Braves Boosters Association, and is sponsored by Bedrock’s Restaurants, to help maintain athletic programs at Reedsport schools.
Through March 31, dinner tickets are $25 per plate— the same price as in past years— which includes bidding privileges.  Starting April 1, the ticket price rises to $30 per plate. 

Early Rhododendron and Azalea Show; Florence, OR
Apr. 12&13, 2014

715 Quince St, Florence, OR 97439. Bonsai display, flower show, tips and tricks from professionals on keeping your blooms beautiful, as well as a plant sale, and activities and ideas for every garden. 541-997-1994

Blossom Festival; Hood River, OR
Apr. 12-27, 2014

Hood River celebrates the arrival of spring with the showing of the area's rich agricultural heritage and acres of blooming fruit trees. The best of Hood River and the rural lifestyle are all here during Blossom Time in the Gorge: Food, wine, beer, arts and crat shows, pancake breakfasts, baked goods, preserves, yarn, shopping-- and of course blossoms.

Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival; Hood River, OR
Apr. 18, 2014

Hood River INN, 1108 Marina Dr, Hood River, OR 97031. The festival is free and open to the public. We have 25+ vendors from the Pacific Northwest lined up for the show. Workshops are open for registration.

Coos Art Museum; Coos Bay, OR
Apr. 18 - June 28, 2014

Coos Art Museum will be exhibiting rugs woven at the Star of Hope. Displayed in the Clare Wehrle Community Gallery, the exhibit will feature hand-woven rugs created by developmentally challenged adults in the "Rug Making" program at Star of Hope, a local organization that helps with residential and vocational assistance for disabled adult members of our community.
Coos Art Museum has been a cultural focal point of Oregon's scenic Southern Coast since 1966. It occupies the historic 1936 Art Deco US Federal Building in downtown Coos Bay. The Museum offers a wide range of arts activities including exhibitions, art classes and lectures. Hours are 10AM-4PM, Tuesday through Friday and 1PM-4PM on Saturday. Museum addmission: $5 general, $2 students, veterans and seniors, free to Museum members. Phone: 541-267-3901

Coos Art Museum; Coos Bay, OR
Apr. 18 - June 28, 2014

Coos Art Museum will be featuring the SAQA Exploring Layers in it's Uno Richter Atrium Gallery. This juried exhibit features fiber art by members of Studio Art Quilters Associates (SAQA), Oregon Region.
The exhibition will include thirty examples of fiber art including four three dimensional works and will be touring to various Oregon locations throughout 2014 and into early 2015. Exploring Layers gave the participating artists a challenge to pick any subject or concept and explore it through it's layers. Layers can be concrete, or simply conceptual and abstract. They are universal. Hours are 10AM-4PM Tuesday through Friday and 1PM-4PM on Saturday. Museum addmission: $5 general, $2 students, veterans and seniors, free to Museum members. Phone: 541-267-3901

Ghost Town Lecture and Tour; The Dalles, OR
Apr. 18, 2014

 This will be our third annual Ghost Town tour with author and speaker Keith May. It's AMAZING! If you're interested in history and why some of these towns are no longer then this is a weekend for you. We're on the bus. Call to get your spot saved too! Info: 541-467-2277

52nd Annual Alpenrose Easter Egg Hunt; Portland, OR
Apr. 19, 2014

Alpenrose Dairy, 6149 SW Shattuck Road, Portland, OR. Excitement begins at 10:30AM for kids 3-5 and 12:30PM for kids 6-8. Chocolate eggs, stuffed animals and other fun treats will be hidden across the Alpenrose Dairy grounds. The world famous Easter Bunny will be on site to meet all egg hunters. This free event is hosted by Alpenrose on the pastoral grounds of the 98 year old dairy and has become a special tradition for families since 1962.

McCaslin Rodeo; Grants Pass, OR
Apr. 19&20, 2014

 Josephine County Faigrounds will be hosting the MCCaslin Rodeo on April 19th and 20th, and again in June on the 21st and 22nd. For info: Mary Groves, 541-476-3215

Reedsport Church of God Easter Service & Breakfast; Reedsport, OR
Apr. 20, 2014

Pacific Auditorium and cafeteria at Reedsport Community Charter School. Free breakfast 9:15AM-10:15AM, Service 10:30AM. Kristen 541-707-0878  [email protected]

30th Annual Oyster Feed; The Dalles, OR
Apr. 23, 2014

Windseeker Restaurant, 1535 Bargeway Road, The Dalles. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM; Mid-Columbia Shrine Club Fund Raiser.
30th Annual Oyster Feed...also razor clams or stuffed chicken. Net proceeds are for the benefit of the Mid Columbia Shrine Club activities and is not deductible as a charitable contribution. Mid-Columbia Shrine Club Fund Raiser
30th Annual Oyster Feed...also razor clams or stuffed chicken. Net proceeds are for the benefit of the Mid Columbia Shrine Club activities and is not deductible as a charitable contribution. $25 per person.

35th Annual Northwest Cherry Festival; The Dalles, OR
Apr. 24-26, 2014

Downtown The Dalles. For more info: 541-296-2231,  [email protected]

Rogue Gem and Geology Show, Grants Pass, OR
Apr. 25-27, 2014

Josephine County Fairgrounds, 1451 Fairgrounds Rd., Grants Pass, OR. Friday & Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 9AM-4PM. For info: Mary Groves 541-479-1045

Spring Book Sale; Reedsport, OR
Apr. 25-27, 2014

Friends of the Reedsport Library announce their Spring Book Sale.  Friday April 25 from 12 to 4pm; Saturday April 26 from 10 to 4pm and the $2 bag sale from 1 to 4pm on Sunday April 27.  The sale is in the Discovery Room of the library at 395 Winchester Ave. Contact: [email protected]

Cider Rite of Spring; Portland, OR
Apr. 26, 2014

Northwest Cider Association presents: Cider Rite of Spring. 12noon-5PM; Tiffany Emerald Ball Room, 1410 SW Morrison St., Ste 600, Portland, OR. Meet the hottest cidermakers in the Northwest! Sample over 60 artisan ciders from Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Montana. You can take home your favorites by purchasing limited edition ciders at our cider store during the event. Event tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. NWCA members pay only $20 in davance. Must be over 21 to attend. You will be given a tasting glass and tasting tickets. Non alcoholic beverages will be on hand and food will be available for purchase. There is a limited number of tickets for sale so don't delay if you plan to attend.

Florence Green Fair; Florence, OR
Apr. 26, 2014

Florence Event Center, 715 Quince Street, Florence, OR 97439. “Living green” is not just a catch phrase anymore. It's the direction more and more people are taking as the importance of protecting the environment stays in the forefront. Now “living green” means making changes to our lifestyles - changes that are environmentally friendly and sustainable.To further these efforts, The Siuslaw News, KCST Radio and the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce are organizing Florence's 4th annual Green Fair.

50's Cruise Reunion Car Show; Warrenton, OR
Apr. 26, 2014

Oregon National Guard Camp Rilea, 33168 Patriot Way, Warrenton, OR 97146; 8Am-4PM; Adm. Fee - $2; Reg. Fee - $15; Lower Columbia Classic Car Club; 503-338-4777; [email protected]

Cherry Blossom 3K/5K/10K Run/Walk; The Dalles, OR
Apr. 26, 2014

Park at Dry Hollow Elementary School. Please be early. You have to walk 1/4 mile up Dry Hollow Rd. to the start. Getting there: Location is up on the hill, near Mid-Columbia Medical Center, at Dry Hollow School. Easy way from I-84, take exit #85, and head towards downtown. A short distance(get in left lane) turn up Brewery Grade, (@ the round-about) then right on Dry Hollow Rd, for a  mile to the school. Day of registration: 7AM-8:20 AM, 8:20AM: walk/jog to start, 8:30: start. 3k & 5k are out and back, with a nice uphill at the start. the 10k does a loop, with rolling uphills the first half, then enjoy the nice 2+ miles of downhill to the finish. Paved, scenic orchard country roads. Awards to the top 3 in each age division, all runs. Great random prizes drawings! $5. without shirt, $20 with (pre-reg by 4/24), $10 /$25 DAY OF. 18 & under $5 no shirt day of ok. Bob Thouvelel, 541-298-1119

KODL Classic Car Show; The Dalles, OR
Apr. 26, 2014

Downtown, 404 E 2nd Street, The Dalles, OR 97058; *AM-3PM; No Adm. Fee; Reg. Fee - $12; KODL Radio; 541-296-2101;   [email protected]

35th Annual Cherry Festival Bob Stone Freeway Autocenter Parade; The Dalles, OR
Apr. 26, 2014

Theme :  Cherry MARVELous! Parade starts at W. 6th and Webber and winds through the usual parade route downtown The Dalles. Parade applications are available at The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce! Non-Commercial/Non-profit $20. 
Commercial: $40. Info: 541-296-2231,

Corvallis Swap Meet; Corvallis, OR
Apr. 27, 2014

Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd Street, Corvallis, OR 97333; Starts 7AM; Adm. Fee - $3; Corvallis Historic Auto Club; 541-754-8889;; [email protected] 








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