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April 13-14, 2018
The 65th Annual Pear Blossom Festival
Pear A Fare, the opening event, features locally produced wines and brews, along with local artisan foods. Other activities include the Pear Blossom Run, with over 4,000 participants and the Pear Blossom Parade. Attendance: 30,000.
April 21, 2018 Annual Hard-Pressed Cider Fest - Hood River, Oregon
This family-friendly festival celebrates Hood River Valley's booming hard cider scene, giving seasoned and novice cider drinkers alike the chance to sample cider from the area's very own cider makers, as well as a variety of additional Northwest cideries. More than 20 cideries will be participating, with more than 30 ciders on tap.
April 22, 2018 Earth Day - Worldwide
Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
April 22-23, 2018 Northwest Food Show - Portland, Oregon
With attendees from just about every restaurant and foodservice segment of the industry, the majority of whom identify as having purchasing or decision-making authority, the Northwest Foodservice Show will be the place to be for foodservice allied businesses looking to develop and grow their Pacific Northwest market share. 5000+ foodservice professionals are expected to be on hand to network with suppliers and peruse hot new products and services. Don’t miss your opportunity to participate and get noticed at the region’s largest and best known business-to-business foodservice industry event!
April 27-29, 2018
36th Annual Astoria-Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival
Oregon”s finest, the Oregon Coast's largest seafood and wine festival. Northwest cuisine, arts & crafts, Oregon and Washington's finest wineries, beer garden and more. (also: www.oldoregon.com/ )
April 27-29, 2018
39th Annual Northwest Cherry Festival
The Dalles, Oregon
A longtime favorite among locals and visitors alike, the festival is set in the spectacular Columbia River Gorge and showcases The Dalles’ deep agricultural heritage and Western roots. The Best Ever Cherry Festival in 2015 expanded to three days of family-friendly activities and events, and this year is going to be even better! The fun begins with a Dance Party on Friday at 7pm, and continues with the Gorge’s biggest parade, classic car and tractor shows, a 10k race, and lots of great local music and bands. There’s also cherry sampling with the Oregon Cherry Growers, pony rides, and Davis Show’s Carnival. Be sure to see the Festival culminate with the crowning of Festival King Bing and Queen Anne!
April 2-4, 2017 - Foodtrekking World - Portland, Oregon
World Food Travel Association. Our flagship biennial international food travel trade convention, with education, networking and business appointments. Hundreds of the world's movers and shakers in the food, beverage, travel and hospitality industries. Quality networking and social functions featuring the region's best food and drink. Three days of food, fun and inspiration in Portland, right now one of the world's hottest cities for food and drink!
April 14-15, 2017 23rd Annual Spring Beer & Wine Fest
Featuring the Best Breweries, Wineries, Distillers & Chocolatiers Mingle with artisan brewers, vintners, distillers & cheese makers. Nibble on tasty gourmet delights. Get schooled at the Chefs Stage - and eat your homework. Groove to tunes from hot NW bands.
April 23, 2016 Celebrity Chef Tour - Dayton, Oregon
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs
April 29-May 1, 2016 Gorge Wine Experience
Columbia Gorge Wineries, Oregon
This three-day Gorge wine immersion experience brings together wine lovers, winemakers, vignerons and local cuisine and celebrates everything that makes Gorge wine exceptional. More than 25 themed wine activities throughout the Gorge over one weekend will let wine enthusiasts to see all sides of Gorge wine and meet the faces behind the labels. The events, ranging from an elegant soirée to behind-the-scenes tours and intimate dining opportunities have been separated into 4 different themes to help you customize your experience and attend those that are of the most interest to you.
April 30, 2016 - Lincoln City Fish Taco Cook-off - Lincoln City, Oregon
Chefs from throughout Oregon will compete to take home the people's choice title: Best Jambalaya. You get to be the judge. There is also a live cooking competition for best Cajun/Creole signature dish. Chef's will compete head to head on our demonstration stage. The live competition will be judged by three professional culinary judges on taste, authenticity, creativity, technique, appearance, consistency and overall presentation.
April 29, 2014 Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation - Portland, OR
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.
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