Life in Portland

Monthly Picks | February 2017

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
February 9th - 25th | Various Locations
Watch over 100 films at Northwest Film Center’s 40th Portland International Film Festival. The event will feature exciting new works from some of the leading voices of national and world cinema, animated features that have charmed audiences internationally, and shorts featuring memorable snapshots from around the world. PIFF After Dark will cater to the cinematically adventurous and nocturnally inclined with genre-bending films that push the boundaries.
nwfilm.org

WORST DAY OF THE YEAR RIDE
February 12th, 8:00 AM | Lucky Lab Brew Pub
Join thousands of riders as they pedal in honor of one of the coldest and wettest days of the year. The Worst Day of the Year Ride is a beloved Portland tradition. Regardless of the weather, fun-loving cyclists grab their friends, don their costumes, and gather to ride their bikes and wave their silly flags.
worstdayride.com

TOAST: THE ORIGINAL ARTISAN SPIRITS TASTING
February 18th, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Leftbank Annex
The 7th Annual TOAST event is an opportunity to taste a wide variety of spirits from the northwest and around the globe. TOAST allows small distillers and producers to showcase their handcrafted spirits, while providing an opportunity for the public to experience the diversity and quality of craft spirits from Oregon and beyond. Whether your preference is whiskey, rum, gin, vodka, brandy, liqueurs - or even spirits like absinthe and aquavit - the distillers and producers at TOAST will have it covered.
oregondistillerytrail.com

SWAN LAKE
February 18th - 25th | Keller Auditorium
Let yourself be swept away by one of the most beloved classical ballets of all time. In this world premiere production, the original choreography is woven into a new adaptation of Swan Lake by Kevin Irving. The exquisite Tchaikovsky score, never more attuned to the struggles of the heart than in this poignant work, will be performed live by the OBT Orchestra at each performance.
obt.org