5 Porch Updates to Increase Your Home’s Value

 

5 Porch Updates to Increase Your Home’s Value

With a few affordable updates, create a welcoming front porch that draws buyers to come inside. Small changes to the design and care of your home will differentiate it from competing listings lacking curb appeal. These simple and cost-effective updates can help increase your return on the sale of your home.

Paint the front door or replace it with one that adds character to the home. Midnight blue, cheerful orange, and Miami blue are popular colors in 2019, while fire hydrant red or a glossy black are considered timeless.

Replace and update hardware. The front porch is a focal point of your home and value can be found in revamping minor features like handles and kickplates. These accents are low-cost, easy to replace, and make a big difference in making your home look well-tended.

 

Update light fixtures to modernize the home and light up the space. Popular fixture finishes include rubbed bronze, aged brass, matte black, and copper. Increased lighting is inviting, adds security, and wards off burglars, allowing buyers to subconsciously feel safer.

Tame your lawn. A lush, green lawn acts as a “red carpet” leading up to your front porch. An unruly patch of grass can overwhelm buyers and turn away visitors on Open House day, so keep it trimmed and tidy. Enhance the size of your yard by mowing a diagonal. To create this pattern, begin in the corner diagonally and walk toward the center. This will create elongated lines and appeals to buyers.

 

Optimize your space. If you have the space, add two chairs or a loveseat on the porch for an area to relax. An outdoor rug can tie it all together. Enhancing the front porch space will make the home appear larger and help buyers see added value.

 


What You Need to Know About First-Time Homebuyers

 

 

What You Need to Know About First-Time Homebuyers

Signs of a continuing strong housing market were reported This Week in Real Estate as evidenced by the fact that bank repossessions reached an all-time low in the first quarter and applications for new home purchases were up 7% compared to the same time last year and up 19% over the prior month. Below are a few highlights from the second week of April that influence our business:

Builder Applications Hint at Strong Spring New Home Sales. Applications for financing new home purchases were up significantly in March. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reports that Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for the month shows a 7 percent increase in those applications compared to March 2018 and a 19 percent gain over February. The application data is not adjusted for seasonal variations. With a strong job market, rising wages and lower mortgage rates, housing demand remains strong, as shown by the solid 7 percent growth in new home purchase applications in March,” said Mike Fratantoni, MBA Senior Vice President and Chief Economist. “The confluence of declining mortgage rates with the spring buying season is supporting stronger housing demand and activity. Additionally, the drop in average loan size suggests that builders are tilting production to lower-priced homes, which continues to see the tightest inventories and strongest home-price growth.” Conventional loan applications accounted for 68.7 percent of the total. The FHA share was 18.8 percent, the VA share was 12 percent and RHS/USDA loans received 0.5 percent of the total. The average loan size of new homes decreased from $340,692 in February to $331,794 in March.

Here’s What You Need to Know About First-Time Homebuyers. Earlier this week, we established that first-time homebuyers are not, in fact, being shut out of the housing market as some had feared, thanks to a recent study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Rather, their share of market participation has remained stable over time, rising and falling slightly over the last 17 years in response to market conditions, but averaging about 45% of the overall market. The NY Fed revealed that as of 2016, first-timers comprised a healthy 46% of homebuyers. First-time buyers generally take out smaller mortgages than repeat buyers. And, this gap is widening. In 2000, the average origination mortgage balance was $117,000 for first-timers was and $143,000 for repeat buyers. In 2016, the average origination mortgage balance was $213,000 for first-timers was and $273,000 for repeat buyers. First-time buyers traditionally have lower credit scores than repeat buyers. In 2000, first-time buyers had an average credit score of 670, while repeat averaged 705 – representing a 35-point difference. The subsequent housing boom and then bust drew credit scores down around 2003 and then up again in 2007. They continued to rise until 2013 and then remained stable for three years. In 2016, the spread between the two was 37 points – relatively unchanged from 2000. First-time buyers have smaller student loan balances than repeat buyers. While in 2000, average student loan balances for both first-time and repeat buyers were about the same, around $13,000, although first-timers generally had a slightly higher balance. But average student loan balances have trended upward over the last 17 years, and the disparity between the two demographics grew. As of 2016, the conditional average student loan debt for first-time buyers was $29,000, compared with $42,000 for repeat buyers. First-time buyers are getting older every year. The average first-timer was 35.4 years old in 2016 – quite a bit younger than 2017’s average of 37.9. The age of first-time buyers has increased incrementally every year for the past 17 years. Conversely, repeat buyers are also getting older, averaging 44.7 in 2000 and reaching 47.5 in 2016. First-time buyers are purchasing homes in cheaper neighborhoods than repeat buyers. Researchers looked at the average income in zip codes where buyers were purchasing homes. They determined that there is a relatively consistent difference of about $9,000 in average income in neighborhoods chosen by first-timers versus repeat buyers.

U.S. Foreclosure Activity Decreases 15 Percent in Q1 2019 to Lowest Levels Since Q1 2008. ATTOM Data Solutions released its Q1 2019 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report on Thursday, which shows a total of 161,875 U.S. properties with a foreclosure filing during the first quarter of 2019, down 23 percent from the previous quarter and down 15 percent from a year ago to the lowest level since Q1 2008. The report also shows a total of 58,550 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings in March 2019, up 7 percent from the previous month but down 21 percent from a year ago – the ninth consecutive month with a year-over-year decrease in U.S. foreclosure activity. “While some markets saw a slight uptick in foreclosure filings, that is above pre-recession levels, the majority of the major markets are well below pre-recession levels,” said Todd Teta, chief product officer at ATTOM Data Solutions. “While we did see a slight increase in U.S. foreclosure starts from last quarter, bank repossessions reached an all-time low in the first quarter of 2019, showing continuing signs of a strong housing market.”


Central Oregon Weekend Planner April 12-14, 2019

 

CENTRAL OREGON WEEKEND PLANNER

APRIL 12-14, 2019

 

BIG WAVE CHALLENGE
SAT-SUN – This one-of-a-kind event for snowboarders features banked corners, quarter pipes, spines, and natural terrain to bring surf culture to the mountain. Enjoy Hawaiian inspired BBQ with viewers and participants.

FLEA MARKET
FRI-SAT – The Terrebonne Grange Hall hosts a pancake-biscuits, and gravy breakfast on Saturday. Stick around for the popular flea market and craft sale.

WOMEN’S EXPO
SAT – Head to the Cascade Women’s Expo for the latest in health, fashion, food, and interact in massages or makeovers. Explore new products and get pampered, this weekend only!

HIGH DESERT MUSEUM
SAT – The Museum offers free admission day this Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm for community appreciation day.

HERSTORY OREGON
FRI – The Bend Capitol hosts HERstory, a Comedy Central show on the road with panelists educating the audience about Oregon women’s history, with a drink in hand.

BMX GREAT NW NATIONALS
FRI-SUN Professional BMX racers compete in a thrilling track at the Deschutes County Expo Center. Watch riders catch big air, jumps, and steep hills.

FOODIE CRAWL
SUN – Indulge in the 7th Annual Foodie Crawl. Stop off at local restaurants in downtown Bend to sample small plates and beverage pairings.

MUSIC FESTIVAL
FRI-SAT – This interactive two-day event features three gifted pianists, highlighting the diverse sound of the piano.

TERRARIUM CLASS
SUN – The Naked Winery in Bend hosts a terrarium-making class. Enjoy a glass of wine with good company and get crafty as you learn how to arrange soil, charcoal, rocks, moss and more, to make your own terrarium.

LIVE MUSIC
FRI – Head to the Volcanic Theatre for live music! This Friday night featuring Black Magic Flower Power and Roof Rabbits with Strange Rover.

SPRING RV SHOW & SALE
FRI-SUN – Browse from over 500 RV’s and shop over 80 of America’s most popular brands at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo.

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

  • After
  • Hellboy (2019)
  • Little (2019)
  • Missing Link
  • A Dark Place
  • Mary Magdalene
  • Mia and the White Lion
  • Teen Spirit
  • Wild Nights with Emily
  • Rottentail
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FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS IN THE AREA FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH, VISIT CENTRAL OREGON EVENTS

 

 

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Portland Metro Weekend Planner April 12-14, 2019

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND PLANNER

APRIL 12-14, 2019

WILLAMETTE WINE TRAIL
SAT – Explore the North Willamette Wine Trail and taste local wines. Try new releases, limited production, and barrel tastings. Some participating vineyards offer food samples, pairings, specialty tours, and demonstrations.

DESIGN WEEK
THROUGH SAT – This city-wide series of programs hosts craft and design education with cultural, social, and community relevance.

TULIP FESTIVAL
THROUGH APRIL 29 – View 40 acres adorned with tulips and daffodils in full bloom. Enjoy a snack at the gift shop and café at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival.

QUILT, CRAFT, AND SEWING
FRI-SUN – The Portland Expo Center hosts the quilt, craft, and sewing festival with seminars, workshops, and fabric vendors.

OMSI AFTER DARK
FRI – Head to OMSI After Dark for adults only night. This week features Pig and Swig, taste bourbon, wine, and bacon delicacies. Head to the science exhibits and explore the Science Behind Pixar exhibit.

HOUSE & OUTDOOR SHOW
THROUGH SUN – The Oregon Convention Center hosts the Portland House & Outdoor Living Show. View the latest trends in cabinetry, flooring, smart home tools, and more.

OLD HOUSE REVIVAL
SAT – The Old House Revival Tour allows guests to take a look inside restored historic homes of Portland.

OREGON TATTOO EXPO
FRI-SUN – View the latest trends in the tattoo industry, new tools, and techniques. Use this opportunity to get new ink from some of the best local artists.

JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL
THROUGH SUN – The annual survey of contemporary Japanese cinema showcases feature films from Japanese artists at the Portland Art Museum, ranging from anime to documentary.

THE OREGON SYMPHONY
ONGOING Classical Up Close hosts Oregon musicians and special guests for a series of 15 free chamber music concerts including six full-length evening concerts, six intimate Blitz performances, and three kids’ concerts.

HAWAIIAN LUAU
SAT – Celebrate Hawaiian culture with authentic good and a dance show at Pacific University.

BRIDGE TO BREWS
SUN – Run or walk an 8K/10K over Portland’s Fremont Bridge and celebrate after the finish line at Waterfront Park with live music and refreshments.

NORTHWEST FOOD SHOW
SUN-MON – Taste fine food and exotic flavors from restaurant professionals at the Food Show. Browse and connect with hundreds of vendors, or learn from educational seminars.

HEAVY METAL YOGA
SUN  – Enjoy the peace and serenity of yoga with a twist of heavy metal to help your metal health.

OMSI EVENT
ONGOING – OMSI takes a behind the scenes glance at Pixar creations. Experience the science, technology, art, and concepts by Pixar artists for award-winning films.

HISTORIC CHINATOWN
ONGOING – Head to the Portland Chinatown Museum for a look beyond the gate. This exhibit uses rate objects and visuals to explain the history and old tales of Portland’s historic Chinatowns.

LOST TREASURES
FRI-SAT – The Lost Treasures Collection, a series of rarely performed musical theatre productions, continues its ninth season at Lakewood Theatre Company with its production, Wildcat in three performances only: Friday, April 12 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, April 13 at 2:00 PM. This production is directed by NW acclaimed director Ron Daum and performed with stars of the local stage. Light food fare, beer, wine and other beverages are available for purchase before and during the show.

 

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

 

PACK OF LIES
THROUGH SAT – Magenta Theatre hosts Pack of Lies, a drama based on true events occurring over the 1960s Cold War in London.

BREWFEST
FRI-SAT Esther Short Park hosts locally brewed craft beer, wine, and cider. Enjoy delicious food while listening to live music with the community.

MOTOCROSS
SAT – The Motocross Washougal Classic 7 Series hosts a number of races leading to the summer championships. Watch local legends race competitors and fight to speed their way to the top of the pack.

VANCOUVER FARMERS MARKET
ONGOING –  The Vancouver farmers market features local fresh produce and products.

 

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

  • After
  • Hellboy (2019)
  • Little (2019)
  • Missing Link
  • A Dark Place
  • Mary Magdalene
  • Mia and the White Lion
  • Teen Spirit
  • Wild Nights with Emily
  • Rottentail
Click here for movie times and theaters.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES
FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS IN THE AREA FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH, VISIT

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Unemployment Hits Record Low as Home Prices Rise to Record High

 

Unemployment Hits Record Low as Home Prices Rise to Record High

As we transition from Q1 to Q2 This Week in Real Estate we do so on the heels of the median value of homes for sale reaching a record high, declining interest rates spurring a refinance surge and unemployment claims at the lowest level since December 1969. Below are a few highlights from the first week of April that influence our business:

Home Prices Hit a Record High. If you’re shopping for a cheap home this spring, good luck. The median value of homes listed for sale in March hit a record $300,000, according to realtor.com.”Despite a slowing growth rate, home prices will likely continue to set new records later this year,” said Danielle Hale, realtor.com’s chief economist. “Heading into spring, U.S. prices are expected to continue to rise and inventory is expected to continue to increase, but at a slower pace than we’ve seen the last few months as fewer sellers want to contend with this year’s more challenging conditions.” The number of homes for sale listed above $750,000 increased 11% year over year in March, while the number of entry-level homes priced $200,000 or below fell 9%.

Refinancing Activity Soars Due to Rate Declines. Amid growing concerns about housing affordability, the latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) weekly mortgage applications survey show a surge in home refinancing, a week-to-week increase of 39% on a seasonally adjusted basis. The increase is contemporaneous with the fourth consecutive week of mortgage rates’ declining. Despite the widespread decrease in mortgage rates, changes in purchasing activity (i.e., purchases on new or existing homes) were not as sensitive to the drop as were applications to refinance. The data also show that purchase applications are almost 10% higher than they were a year ago, that refinance applications are 58% higher on a year-over-year basis, and that, combined, both purchase and refi applications are almost 30% higher than they were a year ago. Despite the tight lending environment of 2019, as anticipated by banks’ senior loan officers in the Federal Reserve’s Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey, the data show a rise in applications on a year-to-date and year-over-year basis, which may partially offset tighter lending standards. The mortgage applications for purchase index is usually a leading indicator for forthcoming home sales, but the latter may be conflated by other factors, such as all-cash sales. The prior few months’ data lean less to such a conclusion, as the upward trend of the purchase index in January 2019 was subsequently followed up by increases in new and existing home sales in February.

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop to the Lowest Level Since 1969. The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits dropped to a more than 49-year low last week, pointing to sustained labor market strength despite slowing economic growth. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 202,000 for the week ended March 30, the lowest level since early December 1969, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Job growth has slowed from last year’s roughly 225,000 monthly average pace. The pace of increase, however, remains more than sufficient to keep up with growth in the working age population, holding down the unemployment rate. The unemployment rate forecast is unchanged at 3.8 percent.


Central Oregon Weekend Planner April 5-7, 2019

 

CENTRAL OREGON WEEKEND PLANNER

APRIL 5-7, 2019

VERTFEST
FRI-SAT – The 7th Annual Verfest at Mt. Bachelor celebrates winter and backcountry culture with races, demos, clinics, and food specials.

FIRST FRIDAY
FRI – Walk around art galleries and view showcases from local talented artists while enjoying live music and drinks. View galleries with mediums like paintings, photography, fiber, printmaking, and mixed media.

THE SALMON RUN
SUN – The Salmon Run is Bend’s oldest race honoring the journey of Salmon with a half marathon.

BREWERY TASTINGS
FRI – Head to Sunriver Resort for a complimentary beer tasting from local breweries.

DON GIOVANNI OPERA
FRI – The Bend Opera presents Don Giovanni at the COCC Pinckney Center for the Arts. Enjoy music composed by Mozart, dark comedy and mayhem in Italian with English subtitles.

CINEMA VIVANT
SUN – Cinema Vivant is a celebration of innovation from a European filmmaker in The Hot Club of San Francisco. This story entertains viewers in the idyllic French countryside before World War II.

MOVIE TRIVIA
SUN – Head to the last Blockbuster in America to compete in the Ultimate Movie Trivia, enjoy movie food pairings like pizza and candy!

ICE SKATING SHOW
SAT – The Bend Ice Figure Skating Club celebrates the end of the season with showcases from group and solo routines.

FURNITURE FLIP
SAT – Bring your DIY expertise to the Construction Trashformations live event at Habitat for Humanity ReStore. This event hosts local artists, welders and DIY’ers with one-of-a-kind sculptures, artwork, and garden art.

BINGO
SUN –  Silver Moon Brewing hosts BINGO with a brunch menu and mimosa flights. A large portion of the bingo sales benefits Central Oregon Search and Rescue Foundation.

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

  • The Best of Enemies
  • Pet Sematary
  • Shazam!
  • Amazing Grace
  • Billboard
  • High Life
  • Peterloo
  • The Public
  • Storm Boy
  • The Wind
  • Khalid: Free Spirit
Click here for movie times and theaters.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS IN THE AREA FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH, VISIT CENTRAL OREGON EVENTS

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Portland Metro Weekend Planner: April 5-7, 2019

 

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND PLANNER
APRIL 5-7, 2019

DESIGN WEEK
THROUGH APRIL 13 – This city-wide series of programs hosts craft and design education with cultural, social, and community relevance.

TULIP FESTIVAL
THROUGH APRIL 29 – View 40 acres adorned with tulips and daffodils in full bloom. Enjoy a snack at the gift shop and café at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival.

ANTIQUE AUTO SWAP
THROUGH SUN – Head to the Portland International Raceway to browse from over 2,000 vendors and a road course. The Portland Swap Meet features the largest auto part swap meet in the West, at the Portland Expo Center.

FARMHOUSE & ALE FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN – The Glendoveer Golf Course hosts local breweries at the Farmhouse for the 7th Annual celebration of local ale.

DISNEY’S ALADDIN
THROUGH SUN – Head to Keller Auditorium for the Broadway hit that brings the magic of Disney to life, from the animated 1992 film Aladdin.

TECHFEST
FRI TechFestNW hosts a technology conference with guest speakers, tech demos, networking and more. Share your idea and get support at PitchFest.

JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL
THROUGH APRIL 14 – The annual survey of contemporary Japanese cinema showcases feature films from Japanese artists at the Portland Art Museum, ranging from anime to documentary.

AN EVENING IN PARIS
SAT – Enjoy French food and drinks presented by a local restauranteur with a farm style feast incorporating the essence of Paris.

ALL CLASSICAL SYMPHONY
ONGOING – Don’t miss showcases of the season from All Classical Portland and the free Kids’ concert at Multnomah County Central Library on Sunday. Check the website for the latest schedule.

FLEA MARKET
SUN – The Spring Flea Market hosts vendors with leather, western wear, art, records, jewelry, clothing, and more!

OMSI EVENT
ONGOING – OMSI takes a behind the scenes glance at Pixar creations. Experience the science, technology, art, and concepts by Pixar artists for award-winning films.

HISTORIC CHINATOWN
ONGOING – Head to the Portland Chinatown Museum for a look beyond the gate. This exhibit uses rate objects and visuals to explain the history and old tales of Portland’s historic Chinatowns.

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

PACK OF LIES
THROUGH APRIL 13 – Magenta Theatre hosts Pack of Lies, a drama based on true events that occurring over the 1960s Cold War in London.

WOMEN’S SHOW
SAT-SUN – Head to the Women’s Show for live entertainment! Browse from over 80 vendors in the health, beauty, and fashion industry.  Learn from professionals in self-improvement and family help.

NIGHT MARKET
FRI – The Vancouver Night Market is back again for the first Friday of the month.

VANCOUVER FARMERS MARKET
ONGOING –  The Vancouver farmers market features local fresh produce and products.

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

  • The Best of Enemies
  • Pet Sematary
  • Shazam!
  • Amazing Grace
  • Billboard
  • High Life
  • Peterloo
  • The Public
  • Storm Boy
  • The Wind
  • Khalid: Free Spirit
Click here for movie times and theaters.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES
FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS IN THE AREA FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH, VISIT

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The Best Time To List A Home

 

The Best Time To List A Home 

According to research released by realtor.com This Week in Real Estate, the best time to list a home for sale in the top 50 largest U.S. Metro areas is the first week of April. The research suggests the best week to go live for the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area is April 7, 2019 and for the Portland-Vancouver area is April 14, 2019, respectively. Below are a few highlights from the fourth week of March that influence our business:

New Home Sales Rise to 11-Month High in February. Sales of new U.S. single-family homes increased to an 11-month high in February and sales for January were revised higher. The Commerce Department said on Friday new home sales rose 4.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 667,000 units last month, the highest level since March 2018. January’s sales pace was revised up to 636,000 units from the previously reported 607,000 units. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate tumbled to a more than one-year low of 4.06 percent last week from an average of 4.28 percent in the previous week, according to data from mortgage finance agency Freddie Mac. Mortgage rates have been declining since the Federal Reserve signaled a long pause in interest rates increases this year. Lower borrowing costs, slowing house price inflation and rising wages have improved housing affordability.

The First Week of April is The Best Time to List a Home For Sale. The first week of April is the best time to list a home on the market in 2019. By listing during the week of March 31 – April 6, sellers are able to take advantage of a sweet spot in the season that offers high buyer demand, less competition, quick home sales, and strong prices. June is often considered the peak of home buying season, but our analysis found the first week of April is best for sellers looking to maximize list price, and also reduce the risk of price cuts and competition from other sellers. Given the time it takes from listing to close, putting a home on the market in early April positions sellers to attract buyers seeking to close and move before the beginning of school year. The analysis is based on trends in median listing prices, views per property on realtor.com, home price drops, median days on market, and number of listings on the market over the last three years. The market is bustling with buyers, but the number of homes hasn’t peaked yet, which means more demand for every listing. In fact, homes listed the first week of April see 14 percent more views, on average, and 5 percent less competition compared to the rest of the year’s weekly average. As a result, homes are likely to sell 6 days, or nearly 9 percent, faster on average. Another factor that’s likely to boost April buyer demand this year, is the surprising decline in mortgage rates that started in November 2018. Rates are now below 4.5 percent vs. nearly 5.0 percent in November 2018. These lower rates could entice demand earlier than usual and April sellers could see even more buyers trying to take advantage of this temporary window of affordability.

HPI for Largest Metro Areas: Growth Continues, But at a Slower Pace. CoreLogic Home Price Index appreciation slowed in recent months, with an annual appreciation of 4.4 percent in January 2019 compared with 6.1 percent in January 2018. This slowdown in home price growth comes after stellar appreciation when prices started increasing again after the housing market crash. National home prices through January were 6 percent above the pre-crisis peak hit in April 2006 and two-thirds of the 50 largest metros now have prices at or above their pre-housing-crisis peaks. While the 17 metros that have yet to regain home price losses are dispersed across the U.S., six of them are located in Florida. What does the future hold for home price growth? The CoreLogic HPI forecast predicts home price appreciation will continue to slow, with National appreciation over the next 12 months averaging 3.2 percent.


Central Oregon Weekend Planner March 29-31, 2019

 

CENTRAL OREGON WEEKEND PLANNER
MARCH 29-31, 2019

HIGH DESERT STAMPEDE
FRI-SAT – Top 40 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) hosts the High Desert Stampede entertains spectators with world champion athletes. Watch Steer Wrestling, Barrel Racing, Tie-Down Roping, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding, and Bull Riding. 

GOLF SHOW
SAT-SUN – Meet with golf pros, test out new clubs, equipment and apparel or attend workshops from the industry’s best golfers.

ROCKET SCIENCE
THROUGH SAT – The Oregon Observatory presents the opportunity to assemble, decorate, and launch a large model rocket.

BREWERY TASTINGS
FRI – Head to Sunriver Resort for a complimentary beer tasting from local breweries.

BLACK LIGHT GOLF
FRI – Keep the party glowing with indoor black light golf at Sunriver Resort.  Flashing or rechargeable glow golf balls are added in for a fun night with the family. 

WHITEWATER RACE
SAT-SUN – Paddlers row up the Deschutes River during the Riverhouse Rendezvous Slalom whitewater kayaking race.

SKI WITH A RANGER
THROUGH SUN – Head to Mt. Bachelor to snowshoe or ski with a ranger on a groomed run.

RODEO DAY
SAT – Head to Hoodoo for Rodeo Day, enjoy the spirit of the wild west or a chili cook-off and free rides on a mechanical bull.

BIG AIR COMPETITION
SAT – Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort hosts a big air competition. Watch the industry’s top competitors battle for a $20k prize.

BINGO
SUN –  Head to Silver Moon Brewing for Bingo night! Win prizes, enter giveaways and enjoy a breakfast and lunch menu.

FIBER MARKET DAY
SAT –  The 22nd Annual Fiber Market Day holds demonstrations, sales, and raw products from wool, alpaca, mohair, and more.

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

  • Fruits Basket
  • Working Woman
  • Lucifer
  • Diane
  • Dumbo
  • Hotel Mumbai
  • Junglee
  • Long Lost
  • Lost & Found
  • Notebook
  • Super Deluxe
  • The Brink
  • The Chaperone
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Portland Metro Weekend Planner: March 29-31, 2019

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND PLANNER
MARCH 29-31, 2019

YOGATHON
SAT – Enjoy an hour-long Yoga class followed by a whole food plan based brunch prepared by famous Chef Ada, founder of Wholism. Proceeds will be donated to help youth and adults heal from trauma.

TULIP FESTIVAL
THROUGH APRIL 29 – View 40 acres adorned with tulips and daffodils in full bloom. Enjoy a snack at the gift shop and café at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival.

OREGON GHOST CONFERENCE
FRI-SUN –  Listen to guest speakers, take ghost tours, shop vendors and more at the Seaside Convention Center for the largest Paranormal convention in the Northwest.

WOMEN’S FILM FEST
THROUGH SUN – Watch silent films, documentaries, shorts, narratives, and more directed by successful women at the Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival.

PET CRAFT SHOW
SAT – The Spring Shopping Extravaganza has pet treats, vendors, art, soaps, and activities at the Doggie Craft fair.

TAKING STEPS
SUN – Lakewood Theatre Company presents Taking Steps, a comedy about an old haunted house and the misguided tenants.

TREASURE HUNT
SAT-SUN – The Portland Gold & Treasure Show hosts seminars, demonstrations, vendors, and kids activities. Try your hand at gold panning and metal detecting with industry professionals.

WHALE WATCHING
THROUGH SUN – Head to the coast for a weekend at the Depoe Day Whale Center to spot the 20,000 gray whales heading back to Alaska for the spring.

DERBY NIGHT
SAT – Join Kell’s for a high-stakes Derby night benefiting Donate Life Northwest, bringing hope to those who wait for organ donors.

ALL CLASSICAL SYMPHONY
ONGOING – Don’t miss showcases of the season from All Classical Portland. Check the website for the latest schedule.

GIRLS NIGHT IN
SAT – Join an amazing community of women for Girls Night In celebrating Women’s History month with conversation, food, and cocktails.

OMSI EVENT
ONGOING – OMSI takes a behind the scenes glance at Pixar creations. Experience the science, technology, art, and concepts by Pixar artists for award-winning films.

HISTORIC CHINATOWN
ONGOING – Head to the Portland Chinatown Museum for a look beyond the gate. This exhibit uses rate objects and visuals to explain the history and old tales of Portland’s historic Chinatowns.

 

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

 

PACK OF LIES
THROUGH APRIL 13 – Magenta Theatre hosts Pack of Lies, a drama based on true events that occurring over the 1960s Cold War in London.

QUILT SHOW
THROUGH SUN – The 44TH Annual Quilt Show hosts more than 300 quilts, 25 vendors, and local vendors.

DANCE CONVENTION
FRI-SUN – This national dance convention and competition tour showcases education and inspiration through the art of dance.

VANCOUVER FARMERS MARKET
ONGOING – The Vancouver farmers market features local fresh produce and products.

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

  • Fruits Basket
  • Working Woman
  • Lucifer
  • Diane
  • Dumbo
  • Hotel Mumbai
  • Junglee
  • Long Lost
  • Lost & Found
  • Notebook
  • Super Deluxe
  • The Brink
  • The Chaperone
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