See what’s happening during your next stay or plan a visit around our free live music, workshops, wellness offerings and more!

Handbuilding a Fermentation Crock Workshop (FULL) @ Ilwaco Artworks
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm
Handbuilding a Fermentation Crock Workshop (FULL) @ Ilwaco Artworks

Handbuilding a Fermentation Crock Workshop:

3-day ceramic workshop

w/ Jo Pfeifer $90

In this three day workshop, we will help you hand build a fermentation crock you will use for years to come. We will focus on building crocks that will hold 1-3 quarts and have a matching lid so the water seal will keep that ferment fresh! We will provide all the materials you need, just bring some clothes and a towel you don’t mind getting a little messy. No previous ceramics knowledge necessary. 

  • Fri 4-6PM
  • Sat 10-2PM
  • Sun 10-12PM

Hanna Haas live at The Sou’wester @ The Sou'wester
Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Hanna Haas

LIVE at The Sou’wester Lodge

Presented by Sou’wester Arts

Hanna Haas is a songwriter drawn to the dance of light and dark. She has come to call the entire West coast her home, currently based in the bay area CA after spending the past seven years in Portland, OR. Hanna describes her music as “contemplative folk,” identifying with artists Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, and Feist for their alternate tunings and mesmerizing melodies. Inspired by environments in which she has inhabited, Hanna sings of the dramatic landscape of Big Sur, the California sun, and the vast and open Pacific Northwest sky. Hanna loves to engage her audiences in sweet story-telling and laughter, leaving her audience in a state of heart-felt introspection.

Hanna Haas performs solo and as a duo (mainly cello as accompaniment). Hanna loves to engage her audiences in sweet story-telling and laughter, leaving her audience in a state of heart-felt introspection.

Isabeau Waia’u Walker live at The Sou’wester @ The Sou'wester
Nov 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Isabeau Waia’u Walker

LIVE at The Sou’wester

Presented by Sou’wester Arts

The vision for her music is clear and thought provoking, often expressed through her master storytelling. The authenticity of her presentation as a performer and storyteller taps into human emotions and bonds her with the listeners and audiences in front of her. Grabbing hold of the space with never having to command the attention of the room. Soothing and soft while powerful, accessible while complex, melancholic in celebration, serious while playful, sweet but aching. Songs of love, care, community, fight, self. Vulnerable while her humility guards her impressive force. The tensions of the stretches and contractions nested in her core, reverberate through the layers of her product: storytelling, collaboration, presentation, music. Her craft is seemingly effortless, but a closer attention reveals meticulous engineering and caring intentionality in process and product.




Grief Retreat @ The Sou'wester Lodge
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm – Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm

Grief Retreat with The Portland Grief house

Two night retreat with guided meditations and sound healing

Who/How much: w/Julia Francis and Laura Green of The Portland Grief House $498-807 includes lodging

What: We will spend the weekend in conversation with the non-human world; asking what medicine we can offer and what we can take. Except for grief spills and vocalizing during sound healing, we will keep conversation with humans to a bare minimum. We’ll use guided sound work, yoga practice and meditation to let spoken language shift away from the center of our attention. We’ll listen deeply, and talk sincerely with the world around us, and believe what we hear and learn. Retreat pricing includes various Sou’Wester lodging options. Full event details and itinerary found here: 


Screen Printing With Natural Dyes Workshop (FULL) @ The Sou'wester Lodge Pavilion
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Screen Printing With Natural Dyes Workshop (FULL) @ The Sou'wester Lodge Pavilion

Screenprinting With Natural Dyes Workshop

w/ Katey Rissi $60

Learn how to make screenprinting ink from scratch using natural dyes and use those inks to create prints. In this class, students will create a screen printed edition on paper, working with a palette of color made possible by materials foraged and grown. The resulting work is entirely biodegradable, place-based, and beautiful!

Chibia live at The Sou’wester @ The Sou'wester
Nov 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm


Live at The Sou’wester

Presented by Sou’wester Arts

Fronted by singer/songwriter and violinist Chibia Ulinwa, Chibia thoughtfully pairs deep, meditative vibes, introspective musings, inventive melodies, and lush productions to realize her uniquely soulful sound and bring life to her carefully crafted compositions. 
Graduating from Portland State with a Masters in Music Education, Chibia Ulinwa tirelessly balances her budding music career and artistic vision with her role as an orchestra director in public schools across the river in Vancouver, Washington, inspiring younger generations of musicians. 
She and her band have created spaces for listeners to gently head-nod and sway at many of Portland’s most beloved venues including Revolution Hall and Doug Fir.
Her track ‘Honey’ has been featured in Marvel’s She Hulk as well as Queen Sugar on the Oprah Winfrey Network. It has also been voted one of KMHD’s best singles of 2020, quoted as “not a second of its 4 minutes land[ing] flat— and as soon as it’s over, you put it on again.”
Book Blessing & Poetry Reading @ The Sou'wester Lodge
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Book Blessing & Poetry Reading: 

ten-cent flower & other territories by Charity E. Yoro

Friday, Nov 17 | 7pm | Sou’wester Lodge

Free & open to the public in the Sou’wester Lodge!

Join Portland-based writer Charity E. Yoro for an intimate reading featuring selections from her newly released poetry collection, ten-cent flower & other territories (First Matter Press, Sept 2023). Born and raised on the eastside of O’ahu, Yoro’s writing explores what is lost in lineage, translation, transaction, and seeks reclamation through mapping. ten-cent flower & other territories is her debut collection and has been called “an astonishing achievement of a book” by Tupelo Press editor, Kristina Marie Darling. All are invited to this celebration of words! Light refreshments provided.

Nature-Based Creative Writing Circle @ The Sou'wester Lodge (geo dome)
Nov 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Nature-Based Creative Writing Circle

guided by poet Charity E. Yoro

Saturday, Nov 18 | 10:30am | Sou’wester Geodesic Dome

Free & open to the public in The Sou’wester Lodge’s Geodesic Dome

Join Charity E. Yoro for a creative writing circle in a casual, low-pressure environment, as we allow our pen to be stirred by the elements of the coastal forest! Held in the cozy, light-filled Geodesic Dome, we’ll draw inspiration from nature-based prompts, gentle stretching/movement, and our collective energy. Bring a pen/pencil, your favorite notebook, and a mug for coffee/tea. This gathering is free & open to all levels/genres of writers.
Japanese Paper & Bookbinding Workshop (FULL) @ The Sou'wester Lodge Pavilion
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Japanese Paper & Bookbinding Workshop (FULL) @ The Sou'wester Lodge Pavilion

Japanese Decorative Paper & Bookbinding 

a workshop w/ Yuka Petz $60

In this hands-on workshop we will be introduced to sekkazome (also known as orizomegami), which is a traditional Japanese form of folding and dying paper to create a variety of colorful patterns. We will then use our newly designed papers to bind into a traditional stab-bound book.


Jess Clemons live at The Sou’wester @ The Sou'wester
Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Jess Clemons

Live at The Sou’wester

Presented by Sou’wester Arts

Jess Clemons’ experience as a traveler, former island dweller, and small town girl have influenced her folksy homegrown musical style. Raised in Vermont, she attended music school in Nova Scotia where she was a side and front woman for various bands, touring around Canada in the summers. A big leap took her to Nantucket, working as a gardener & musician, rowing to and from a houseboat she called home for several years. After finding Baja in 2010 and subsequently the wind-loving community of Hood River, Jess now calls the Gorge home. Playing guitar & piano on stages around the Northwest and in Baja in the winters, she has become known for her powerhouse vocals, intimate originals and tasteful covers of folks like Patty Griffin, Brandi Carlile and Lori Mckenna, all of whom she has been compared to. Coming out of the woodwork after a couple of years of limited shows, Jess is excited to be back on the road this year.