by: COURTESY OF Worst Day of the Year Ride,  Join 3,500 other riders for the Worst Day of the Year Ride on Feb. 14, an 18-mile odyssey around downtown Portland that has quickly become a quirky annual tradition.


Rose Garden event

Monster Trucks are coming to Portland for the 'Monster Jam,' 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 and 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Rose Garden.

Watch the likes of Grave Digger, Donkey Kong, Blue Thunder, Iron Man, The Patriot, Tropical Thunder, Obsession and Captain USA in all their mega-glory. The machines are 12 feet long and 12 feet wide, 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower, can fly up to 130 feet and show off by running over things.

Tickets are $20, $25 and $45, with $10 kids tickets available. They can be purchased at, Safeway/TicketsWest outlets or by calling 1-877-789-7673.


Windell's camp

Windell's has space available for their President's Break Ski and Snowboard Camp, Feb. 13-19 at Timberline, Mt. Hood Meadows and Mt. Hood Skibowl. For info, go to

Every U.S. Olympic medal winning snowboarder has attended Windell's, including Portland's Danny Kass and gold medalist Shaun White.


Worst Day of Year Ride

The annual event features 3,500 riders traversing an 18-mile course around Portland. It starts at the Lucky Labrador Brew Pub, 915 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., at 10 a.m. Feb. 14.

Cocoa and spicy chai tea and snacks such as doughnuts, fruit and soups are available along the ride. Entry is $10-$35. For more info, call 503-459-4508.