Spring has sprung! There is a new energy in the air, and I'm itching to go out and have some fun! Portland has so many fabulous events happening this Spring - check out my event guide below. Hope to see you out and about at one of these fun events!
Every Friday evening, the Portland Art Museum (PAM) invites you to have a different Museum experience - a little bit more relaxed, more interactive and more social. Beer, wine, and food are available at Art Pub in the Museum Grounds Cafe, and there are occasional special events like pop-up exhibitions, performances, art making and improv comedy. Check website for current details. Admission is just $5 after 5:00 pm.
Cider Rite of Spring is a celebration of the blossoming Northwest Cider industry - an annual cider tasting event welcoming the return of spring, featuring over 100 unique ciders served by over 30 different cidermakers and cidery representatives in beautifully renovated historic event space, the Leftbank Annex in NE Portland. Cost is $25. Yum!
Sunday Funday is an All Ages Interactive Improv Comedy Show at Curious Comedy Theater, in NE Portland. This show will be a fun and exciting opportunity for audiences of all ages to not only see live comedy, but also to get the chance to jump into the show. Whether you join in on the fun or just sit back and watch, this will be an amazing show for the whole family! Cost is $5 per ticket.
There are multiple events in different areas of Portland - truly something for every interest! "Design Week Portland is a week-long, city-wide series of programs exploring the process, craft, and practice of design across all disciplines. Our mission is to increase appreciation and awareness about design and its far-reaching effects on matters of cultural and social relevance, including community development, education systems, and the economy." - Design Week Portland
Portland Night Market
Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13, from 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Portland Night Market showcases many unique businesses that call Portland home. Blending food, culture, music, drinks and retail together for an adventurous evening in the Central Eastside. Come meet some of Portland's best makers and creators! The Portland Night Market is a bimonthly, free event and open to all ages.
Join this fun crowd for detox + retox at Ecliptic Brewing for a Sunday morning class in their taproom before they open to the public. This Yoga + Beer event will begin with a 75 minute all levels, flow yoga class taught by Beer Yogi and Yoga Instructor, Seville Strickler. After class, yogis are invited to stay and enjoy a pint. Lunch will also be available for purchase. Your registration includes practice and your first pint. Cost: $20 for Yoga + Beer; $15 for Yoga only.
Celebrate Spring with fun activities, treats and a hug and picture with the Easter Bunny in the Pearl District. Smiles, laughter and some sweet treats will bring a burst of energy to the streets throughout the day as the Easter Bunny goes out and about taking photos and giving out candy and hugs. The event starts at Jamison Square Park. Bring the whole family and collect treats, do art projects and meet the Easter Bunny. Collect stamps at each location and be entered to win raffle prizes. This event is free.
Welcome spring with candy hunts, coloring activities, and farm animal talks at Rabbit Romp at The Oregon Zoo. Bring the kids to a celebration of spring geared towards the 10-and-under crowd. Candy hunts and coloring activities will begin at 9:30 a.m. There will be two separate hunts on the concert lawn - one for kids 3-10 and one for kids 2 and under. The hunts for candy and prizes will take place every 15-20 minutes between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. It's a great event for kids with photo opportunities, games, activities and animal experiences along with educational fun. Event is free with zoo admission.
Nano Beer Fest
Friday April 26 Sunday April - 28 (times vary each day)
Started back in 2008, the Nano Beer Fest began at Max's Fanno Creek where the owners were looking for a way to showcase the local small brewers who were coming on the scene. Nine years later, it has grown to a bi-annual event featuring small batch beers, ciders and mead made by some of the most inventive and newest members of the local craft industry. Yum! Tickets cost $20 if purchased in advance.
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