written by Lindsay McWilliams | featured photo by David Barajas
TEDxSalem | Salem | January 7
Tedx comes to Salem this year with thirteen speakers, presenting around the theme of “Revolutions.” Presenters include Olympic Athlete Nick Symmonds and Artist in Residence Kathryn Cellerini Moore, who will speak at the Salem Convention Center.
Old Time Music Festival | Portland | January 11-15
Gather ‘round for the Old Time Music Festival, at various locations in Portland, in celebration of communal music making and jamming. Join in on a square dance or jam session, or relax and enjoy a concert at the Tiffany Center—all in the name of exploring the rich history of American folk music.
Yachats Agate Festival | Yachats | January 14-15
View spectacular agates, gems, minerals, fossils and more on display at Yachats Commons. Over twenty vendors will show jewelry, art work and furnishings, and the “Rock Doc” will be there to answer questions and help identify specimens.
Good Earth Home, Garden and Living Show | Eugene | January 20-22
One of the first sustainable home and garden shows in North America, the Good Earth Home, Garden and Living Show brings together speakers, exhibits and workshops that focus on stylish, earth-friendly living. Admission is free and the event is held at the Lane Events Center.
ChocolateFest | Portland | January 20-22
Taste chocolates made by more than sixty of the world’s top vendors at ChocolateFest, held at the Oregon Convention Center. A dream turned reality for every Oregonian with a sweet tooth. Admission is $15 and proceeds support the World Forestry Foundation.
Oregon Truffle Festival | Various locations | January 20-29
In its twelfth year, the Oregon Truffle Festival will add the Joriad North American Truffle Dog Championship and an exploration of the terroir of Yamhill Valley to spread the revered event over three weekends. Truffle lovers can delight in the culinary event of the season with dinners, tastings, seminars and more.