SK&H has compiled a list of cool indoor and outdoor weekend activities including tempting wine and Italian olive oil tastings, out-there science-fiction fun, artful displays of nature, and a chance to help out the less fortunate by riding your bike. Have a great weekend!
Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Festival
November 18, 2016
Recognized as one of the largest wine fests on the West Coast and drawing up to 500 guests each year, a ticket to Beaujolais Nouveau includes tastes of the latest vintage from Oregon, Washington, and France, plus a gourmet buffet at the Heathman Hotel. The event features tastings hosted by prestigious French-connected vintners and importers, including Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2016, WillaKenzie Estate, Pacific Rim, Eola Hills, Ruby Vineyard, Domaine Divio, SE Wine Collective, Terroirs Originels, M. Chapoutier, and Piper-Heidsieck Champagne. Guests will enjoy spirits including Hardy Cognac and Balinoff Vodka, and more.
OryCon Science-Fiction/Fantasy Convention
November 18 – 20, 2016
OryCon has been held annually in Portland since 1979 and is Oregon’s annual premier, fan run science fiction/fantasy convention. Meet sci-fi and fantasy authors and artists, attend panels, visit workshops, dance, play games, and see vendor exhibits at Portland Marriott Waterfront.
Olive Oil Festival
November 18 – 20, 2016
Taste unfiltered extra virgin olive oil with appetizers and wine, and watch the olive mill in action during Olio Nuovo Festival at Oregon Olive Mill in Dayton. This is your first chance to taste and purchase this season’s fresh, unfiltered extra virgin olive oil! Fresh Olio Nuovo will be paired with seasonal appetizers and Durant Vineyards estate wines. Free.
Wild Arts Festival
November 19 – 20, 2016
Now in its 36th year, the Wild Arts Festival is the Northwest’s premier show and sale of nature-related art and books. The Festival features 70 artists and 30 authors, both regionally and nationally-known, who are inspired by nature. There’s even a silent auction to benefit the Audubon Society at Montgomery Park.
November 19, 2016
Cranksgiving is a scavenger hunt on your bicycle for Thanksgiving food that you donate to a food bank, with prizes. Bring $10, a bag/pack, and a bike lock to Velo Cult. Better yet, you don’t have to race, just have an amazing time!