Fun weekend ahead – with or without a sweetheart: Beer, science, Oregon’s 157th birthday – and more!
Darwin Day – A celebration of Darwin’s Birthday featuring Dr. Kiki Sanford, host of the This Week in Science Podcast
Dr. Kiki Sanford is a neurophysiologist by training and currently runs the This Week in Science radio program. Join Biology Investigation & Outreach to hear Dr. Kiki speak about genetics, evolution, and the future in celebration of Darwin’s 207th birthday!
5:30pm Science Communication Panel
6:00pm Keynote Address with Dr. Kiki
7:00pm Q&A Session
Location: Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom
Tickets are FREE and everyone is welcome!
The Portland Night Market showcases 75+ businesses that call the great City of Portland home. Blending food, culture, music, drinks and retail together for an adventurous evening in the Industrial District. The event allows people to meet some of Portland’s best makers and creators set in the unique venue of a 100+ year old produce row warehouse. The PNM is a free event and open to all ages.
To kick off 2016, PNM is partnering with some of Portland’s sexier businesses for a special edition market, dubbed, “The Love Train.” We’ve brought on entertainment showcasing live music, aerialists, not to mention an aphrodisiac alley complete with chocolate, tastings, an oyster bar and loads of other goodies!
Zwickelmania, the annual one-day event in Oregon when breweries open their doors to the casual and hardcore beer fans, lands on Feb. 13th this year — from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 120 breweries, both big and small, are planning on participating with meet-the-brewer events and beer samples. For those who are planning a special Valentine’s Day trip to a place in Oregon, make sure to carve out some time to stop by a brewery or two while you are here. Visitors are invited to click on one of the six regions of Oregon on the Zwickelmania event page to see which breweries are participating.
Last year, more than 32,500 people toured 115 participating breweries statewide and the Oregon Brewers Guild is expecting that number to increase in 2016.
“Celebrate Oregon’s birthday in style at the Oregon Historical Society! The one and only Thomas Lauderdale will be at the piano as former Governors Ted Kulongoski and Barbara Roberts lead the singing of “Happy Birthday.” Feast on cake from Gerry Frank’s Konditeri, and meet Gerry himself as he signs copies of the latest edition of Gerry Frank’s Oregon.”