Thru Feb 2 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, a near 30-year tradition, in Elko, Nevada. Details: westernfolklife.org
Feb 1 Mount Hood's Skibowl hosts the second 4:F Rail Jam, where riders compete on courses designed in part by fans. Details: skibowl.com
Thru Feb 17 Our cousin Eat Beat has the details on Oregon and Washington wine country events guaranteed to add a little romance to your upcoming weekends.
Feb 1–28 More than 40 stouts make their way through the taps at Fort George Brewery in Astoria during Stout Month, which includes the popular Festival of Dark Arts, Feb. 16. Details: fortgeorgebrewery.com
D.C. Flights for Under $200 Get roundtrip flights to Washington D.C. for $182 through May on fly.com.
Hood River Deals for Meadows Skiers and Boarders Score discounts on wine, food, coffee and lodging when you show your Mt Hood Meadows lift ticket or ski pass at participating Hood River businesses such as Naked Winery, Celilo Restaurant, Solstice Woodfire Cafe, Pfriem Family Brewery, and Columbia Cliff Villas (to name just a few). Details: hoodriver.org