February 14th marks Oregon’s 150th birthday, and also the beginning of a celebration that lasts through fall! I think we can all agree – when you’re 150, the party shouldn’t stop after just one day!

With events happening all over the state, you’re sure to find something to do to wish our beloved state a happy birthday – but here are a few ideas to get you started.

Sesquicentennial Soiree
The birthday love-fest features savory snacks, birthday cake like you’ve never seen, hosted signature cocktails by Crown Royal, Oregon wines by Sokol Blosser, and the Oregon 150 Ale by Rogue. But wait – there’s more love to go around! DJ Pan Am will get you in the mood for dancing, and the Ginger Rogers Classic dance competition will send some lucky winners home with fabulous prizes.

I love Oregon Wines
This event kicks off 150 days of wine in the Willamette Valley with special wine tastings along with chocolate at participating wineries

Statehood Celebrations in Salem
Join the commemoration as Oregon celebrates 150 years of statehood. There festivities will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes tours of the capitol, dancing, food, and a ceremony at noon in the rotunda.

Love Oregon microbrews? Pay homage to Oregon’s micro-brew culture this weekend at dozens of Oregon breweries and brewpubs offering visitors a chance to tours, chats with the brewers and free samples!

Oregon Historical Society Birthday Bash
Join the Oregon Historical Society for a birthday bash celebrating Oregon’s statehood. There will be museum exhibits, activities, and cake! Free admission all weekend long!

Nothing here catch your eye? There are plenty more events this weekend, and beyond! Check out the full Oregon 150 Event Schedule.

about author Rhiannon West Chamberlain

Rhiannon is a native Oregonian who grew up exploring the nooks and crannies of the Oregon Coast and daydreaming in Powell’s City of Books. She now lives in NE Portland with her husband and her new baby boy and looks forward to teaching him to love Oregon as much as she does. Rhiannon attended both the University of Oregon and Portland State University, where she studied Journalism and Mass Media. She claims to ‘bleed green’ and happily cheers for both the Ducks and the Vikings every chance she gets. In her free time, Rhiannon enjoys sipping Oregon Pinot, finding new restaurants, bargain hunting and trying new recipes – sometimes successfully. She has a child-like enthusiasm for trying new things and rediscovering old ones – such as skee-ball, mini golf, and big slides.

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