403 Forbidden


nginx
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx
Follow us:
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx

Northwest Traveler

Travel news, consumer advice and trip reports for the Northwest and beyond.

October 30, 2014 at 11:32 AM

3 getaways for this weekend, from B.C. wine to Portland’s Day of the Dead

Will you be ready for a treat after a long Friday night of greeting trick-or-treaters? Here are three ideas to get you on the road this weekend:

1 Get uncorked at B.C. wine fest

7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, Heritage Woods Secondary School, 1300 David Ave., Port Moody, B.C.; $55 includes souvenir wine glass, wine and food samples.

(photo by John Lok / Seattle Times archive)

(photo by John Lok / Seattle Times archive)

Tasted all the wines there are to taste in Washington? Go north this weekend, for B.C. Uncorked, a wine and food festival in Port Moody, just outside Vancouver. More than 40 local and Okanagan wineries will offer tastes of 125+ wines, including new releases. There will be food samples from local restaurants, and a silent auction for wines, gift baskets and more.

2 Cheer up (with beer) on Portland's Day of the Dead

Both events Saturday, Nov. 1: Día de los Muertos Festival de Cervezas, 4-10 p.m.; $10 for commemorative goblet and two drink tickets. Roller Derby Day of the Dead Party, 3-7 p.m., 21420 N.W. Nicholas Court, Hillsboro, Ore., free

Sugar skulls are traditionally part of Day of the Dead celebrations. (John Lok photo/Seattle Times archives)

Sugar skulls are traditionally part of Day of the Dead celebrations. See how they go with beer. (John Lok photo/Seattle Times archives)

Portlanders tend to see everything through a beery haze these days, and that includes Saturday’s Day of the Dead celebrations — which sound like fun, if you hold beer dear. Bazi Bierbrasserie (1522 S.E. 32nd Ave., in the Hawthorne district) and nearby Imperial Bottleshop (3090 S.E. Division St.) are joining forces to host Día de los Muertos Festival de Cervezas (All Souls Day Beer Festival), with an eclectic mix of death-themed craft beers and Mexican-influenced beers. (Examples: Burnside Brewery Dapper Skeleton pumpkin ale and Alameda Zombie Blood.) There’s also a Roller Derby Day of the Dead Party at Vertigo Brewing Taproom in nearby Hillsboro. Costumes encouraged, and Air Raid Roller Girls will be in attendance, with roller derby championship bouts on the big screen.

 

3 Celebrate salmon in Chimacum

Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, Chimacum High School, 91 West Valley Road, Chimacum, Jefferson County; free.

(Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman file photo)

(Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman file photo)

All chums of salmon, time to migrate to Jefferson County (near Port Townsend). The North Olympic Salmon Coalition’s Salmon Festival is described as “a day of revelry, music, poetry, games, films, fish-printing, food, Fin, and fun.” Fin, by the way, is a 25-foot salmon sculpture that travels on a trailer. There will be a bonfire ceremony at noon and a salmon lantern ceremony to close the day. Bring blank T-shirts for fish printing. (Click here for ideas on where to see salmon spawning around Western Washington.)

Comments | More in List, weekend getaways | Topics: British Columbia wine, Chimacum salmon festival, Dia de los Muertos

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx