Father’s Day

Father’s Day BBQ at Lapellah

Here’s a delicious local option for spoiling Dad (or Grandpa, or other similar, benevolent father figure in your life) on Father’s Day, June 18: a full-on barbecue at Lapellah. This popular local restaurant (full disclosure—a favorite of this editor) features thoughtful menus with fresh, locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, expertly prepared craft cocktails, and a contemporary yet comfortable atmosphere. But Lapellah is upping its culinary game on Father’s Day with a special Sunday Supper menu. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Smoked pulled pork
  • Homemade sausage
  • Dirty potato salad
  • Jalapeño cheddar corn muffins
  • BBQ beans

Are you hungry yet? I am, and it’s not even Sunday. Call 360-828-7911 for pricing and reservations. If you’d prefer not to have the Sunday Supper option, Lapella will also be serving its full menu with entrées, small plates, cocktails, wine and beer, and dessert. For more details, check out Lapellah’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/lapellah/.

Grand Opening of Brothers Cascadia Brewing

What goes together better than Father’s Day and beer? How about father’s day, handcrafted pizza, a whole roasted pig, live music, and the grand opening of the Couve’s newest brewpub, Brothers Cascadia Brewing, at 9811 N.E. 15th Ave. in the Hazel Dell area of Vancouver.

It’s a two-day party, from 3 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, and Sunday, June 18 (Father’s Day). Pizzeria La Sorrentina will be on-site with its food truck, serving up artisan pizza (the best in Washington State, according to Yelp reviews and this Buzzfeed article). Brothers Cascadia will be releasing new craft brews for you to try, and there will be live music on Saturday with DJ Nose Bone, Diamond Jim and the Bay Area Band, and Josiah Wynn. On Sunday, you’ll hear from DJ Delvis and Brady Goss. And here’s a major Father’s Day highlight: Herb N’ Roots Company will be roasting a whole pig for your dining pleasure.

This is a family-friendly event and everyone is welcome. There will be grand opening gifts for guests and lots to keep you occupied, satisfy your hunger, and quench your thirst. To learn more about Brothers Cascadia—which has actually been brewing stellar local beers for quite a while—visit www.brotherscascadiabrewing.com or follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BrothersCascadiaBrewing/.

Father’s Day Steam Train & Wine Run

The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad will be bringing out the steam engine this Father’s Day Weekend, June 17 and 18. The train, pulled by a 1929 steam locomotive, runs south about seven miles to the Heisson area, through a 330-foot tunnel through solid rock, with a stop at Moulton Station to visit Yacolt Falls. Excursions depart at noon and 2:30 p.m. from the station in Yacolt, located at 207 N. Railroad Ave. Passengers should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure. Reservations are recommended as space is limited, especially on Father’s Day. (…because seriously, who doesn’t love a train ride?)

Tickets are $20 per person, $19 for seniors, $15 for children five to 12, and $13 for little ones two to four. Babies up to age two are free! To buy your tickets and reserve your spot on this popular and scenic train ride, visit www.bycx.com or call 360-686-3559.

The railroad is offering another “steamy” option from 4 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, in conjunction with Moulton Falls Winery, 30901 N.E. Railroad Ave. in Yacolt. After some yummy appetizers served at the winery at 4 p.m., the steam locomotive will pick up passengers at 5 p.m., then continue on its scenic route through Heisson and on to a bridge across the East Fork of the Lewis River. On the return trip, the train will drop passengers back at the winery for dinner and festivities.

Tickets for the Wine Train package are available at Moulton Falls Winery during business hours or online at www.tickettomato.com. The price per person is $45, and includes appetizers, wine tasting, the train ride, a BBQ dinner, and live music from Full Circle until 9 p.m. This is another super-popular event, so purchasing tickets in advance of the day, while not required, is enthusiastically recommended.

Father’s Day BBQ at Lapellah

Here’s a delicious local option for spoiling Dad (or Grandpa, or other similar, benevolent father figure in your life) on Father’s Day, June 18: a full-on barbecue at Lapellah. This popular local restaurant (full disclosure—a favorite of this editor) features thoughtful menus with fresh, locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, expertly prepared craft cocktails, and a contemporary yet comfortable atmosphere. But Lapellah is upping its culinary game on Father’s Day with a special Sunday Supper menu. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Smoked pulled pork
  • Homemade sausage
  • Dirty potato salad
  • Jalapeño cheddar corn muffins
  • BBQ beans

Are you hungry yet? I am, and it’s not even Sunday. Call 360-828-7911 for pricing and reservations. If you’d prefer not to have the Sunday Supper option, Lapella will also be serving its full menu with entrées, small plates, cocktails, wine and beer, and dessert. For more details, check out Lapellah’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/lapellah/.

Above image: custom chalkboard illustration by Heather Anderson Chalkwork

Moulton Falls Wine Train & Dinner

The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad is offering a steam train event from 4 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, in conjunction with Moulton Falls Winery, 30901 N.E. Railroad Ave. in Yacolt. After some yummy appetizers served at the winery at 4 p.m., a steam locomotive will pick up passengers at 5 p.m., then continue on its scenic route through Heisson and on to a bridge across the East Fork of the Lewis River. On the return trip, the train will drop passengers back at the winery for dinner and festivities.

Tickets for the Wine Train package are available at Moulton Falls Winery during business hours or online at www.tickettomato.com. The price per person is $45, and includes appetizers, wine tasting, the train ride, a BBQ dinner, and live music from Echoes of Yasgurs until 9 p.m. This is another super-popular event, so purchasing tickets in advance of the day, while not required, is enthusiastically recommended.

Chelatchie Prairie Father’s Day Steam Train Rides

The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad will be bringing out the steam engine this Father’s Day Weekend, June 18 and 19. The train, pulled by a 1929 steam locomotive, runs south about seven miles to the Heisson area, through a 330-foot tunnel through solid rock, with a stop at Moulton Station to visit Yacolt Falls. Excursions depart at noon and 2:30 p.m. from the station in Yacolt, located at 207 N. Railroad Ave. Passengers should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure. Reservations are recommended as space is limited, especially on Father’s Day. (…because seriously, who doesn’t love a train ride?)

Tickets are $20 per person, $19 for seniors, $15 for children five to 12, and $13 for little ones two to four. Babies up to age two are free! To buy your tickets and reserve your spot on this popular and scenic train ride, visit www.bycx.com or call 360-686-3559.

The railroad is offering another “steamy” option from 4 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, in conjunction with Moulton Falls Winery, 30901 N.E. Railroad Ave. in Yacolt. After some yummy appetizers served at the winery at 4 p.m., the steam locomotive will pick up passengers at 5 p.m., then continue on its scenic route through Heisson and on to a bridge across the East Fork of the Lewis River. On the return trip, the train will drop passengers back at the winery for dinner and festivities

Tickets for the Wine Train package are available at Moulton Falls Winery during business hours or online at www.tickettomato.com. The price per person is $45, and includes appetizers, wine tasting, the train ride, a BBQ dinner, and live music from Echoes of Yasgurs until 9 p.m. This is another super-popular event, so purchasing tickets in advance of the day, while not required, is enthusiastically recommended.

Father’s Day Steam Train Rides

The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad will be operating steam train runs on Father’s Day weekend, Saturday June 20, and Sunday, June 21. The scenic excursions will run to the Heisson area, through a 330-foot solid rock tunnel with a stop at Moulton Station to visit Yacolt Falls.

The trains will depart each day at noon and 2:30 p.m. from the train station in Yacolt, located at 207 N. Railroad Ave. Passengers should arrive at least 30 minutes before departure. Reservations are recommended, especially for the Father’s Day trips, which fill up fast.

Tickets for the steam train are $20 for adults, $19 for ages 60+, $15 for ages five to 11, $13 for ages two to four, and children under two are free. For more information, reservations and directions, visit www.bycx.com or call 360-686-3559.

Father’s Day Steam Train Weekend

The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad will be operating steam train runs on Father’s Day weekend, Saturday June 20, and Sunday, June 21. The scenic excursions will run to the Heisson area, through a 330-foot solid rock tunnel with a stop at Moulton Station to visit Yacolt Falls.

The trains will depart each day at noon and 2:30 p.m. from the train station in Yacolt, located at 207 N. Railroad Ave. Passengers should arrive at least 30 minutes before departure. Reservations are recommended, especially for the Father’s Day trips, which fill up fast.

Tickets for the steam train are $20 for adults, $19 for ages 60+, $15 for ages five to 11, $13 for ages two to four, and children under two are free. For more information, reservations and directions, visit www.bycx.com or call 360-686-3559.

Car Show at Battle Ground Market

The Battle Ground Village Outdoor Market is celebrating dads a week early with a custom car show on Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be Father’s Day cardmaking for kids (in PLENTY of time for Father’s Day!) and live music with one of the world’s best acoustic guitarists, Terry Robb (whom you can also see in concert at the Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield on June 20).

The pet-friendly Battle Ground Village Outdoor Market happens every Saturday in Battle Ground Village at the intersection of S.E. Grace Ave. and Rasmussen Blvd. in Battle Ground. The market always features lots of fresh, local produce, plants, handmade goods, entertainment, and fun stuff for kids and families. For more information, click here.

Summer Brewfest

Three days, 25 breweries, and 50 taps: that’s Vancouver’s Summer Brewfest, happening in Esther Short Park from Friday, June 13, through Sunday, June 15. The Summer Brewfest is scheduled in conjunction with the Vancouver Marathon, and all 21-and-over marathoners and half-marathoners get free access to the Brewfest, as well as a few extra tokens. But the Brewfest isn’t just for runners—it’s open to everyone (that is, everyone who’s at least 21 years old) who loves the golden-hoppy-wheaty-bitter-bubbly buzz of full-flavor craft beer. Brews from local and national brewhouses such as Heathen, Ghost Runners, Beerded Brothers, Loowit, Dirty Hands, Ninkasi, Widmer Brothers, Pelican, 10 Barrels, Doomsday, Seven Brides, Breakside and many, many more will be yours for the sampling.

Prices at the door are $25 for 10 tokens or $35 for 22 tokens. Both prices include tax and a commemorative mug. Pay once, and your entry fee is good for all three days: 3 to 10 p.m. on Friday, noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. (No, of course 9 a.m. isn’t too early for beer—plus, it’s Father’s Day, so live a little.) Don’t want to pay the entry fee? How about this: sign up to volunteer, and you’ll get free entry into the Brewfest, plus 12 extra tokens, plus a mug and a t-shirt. (What a deal!) To volunteer, click here.