PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND PLANNER
APRIL 19-21, 2019
SAT-SUN – Browse plants and garden art at the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon sale. Shop vendors, nurseries, and artists from Canada to California at the Expo Center.
$5 AFTER 5
FRI – The Portland Art Museum hosts a discount night with a relaxed atmosphere and interactive experiences.
SOUL MUSIC FESTIVAL
THROUGH SUN – Listen to 50 artists at Soul’d Out with over 50 artists featuring jazz, funk, fusion, hip-hop, electronic, and more.
SPRING DANCE SHOW
THROUGH SAT – Jefferson Dancers present a Spring Performance at the Newmark Theatre. Watch the company showcase for their creativity, skill, and artistry.
THROUGH APRIL 29 – View 40 acres adorned with tulips and daffodils in full bloom. Enjoy a snack at the gift shop and café at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival.
COMEDY & WINE
FRI – Head to Oak Knoll Winery in Hillsboro and enjoy wine, beer, and food while enjoying nationally acclaimed comedians.
HARD CIDER FESTIVAL
SAT – The Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest includes art and food vendors, a children’s fun area, and live music.
THROUGH MAY 12 – The Northwest Children’s Theatre hosts Tenali: The Royal Trickster. This tale follows a hilarious and exotic whodunnit.
PORTLAND PIZZA WEEK
THROUGH SUN – Celebrate the best pizza in Portland with over 30 of Portland’s favorite restaurants offering one-of-a-kind pizzas with special prices.
THE OREGON SYMPHONY
ONGOING – Classical Up Close hosts Oregon musicians and special guests for a series of 15 free chamber music concerts including six full-length evening concerts, six intimate blitz performances, and three kids’ concerts.
SALSA & TIMBA FESTIVAL
THROUGH SUN – Rose City Salsa & Timba Festival showcases top-level talent and education in Salsa and Timba. Dance to live music until 4 a.m. or watch national and international talent.
EASTER HALF MARATHON
SUN – Hop Hop Half is the annual 10K & 5K celebrating Easter with beautiful views of the Columbia River along Marine Drive with brunch, mimosas, egg medals, and more.
SAT – SOLVE Oregon volunteers head to Sauvie Island and help clean up this wildlife preserve in celebration of Earth Day.
ALPENROSE EASTER EGG HUNT
SAT – Head to Alpenrose Dairy’s 57th Annual Easter egg hunt for kids 3-5 and 6-8. Enjoy fun for the whole family with face painting, prizes, and concession stands.
SAT – The Oregon Zoo hosts the Rabbit Romp, bring the kids to hunt and collect candy-filled eggs and prizes. Family Farm meet and greets available from 10 am to 1 pm.
ONGOING – OMSI takes a behind the scenes glance at Pixar creations. Experience the science, technology, art, and concepts by Pixar artists for award-winning films.
ONGOING – Head to the Portland Chinatown Museum for a look beyond the gate. This exhibit uses rate objects and visuals to explain the history and old tales of Portland’s historic Chinatowns.
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS
THROUGH SAT – The Columbia Dance Company performs new excerpts from the classical ballet story of Swan Lake. Enjoy popular music by Tchaikovsky.
SAT – Join other volunteers for Earth Day and make a difference by planting and spreading mulch.
EARTH DAY FEST
SAT – Earth Day Fest brings volunteers together at Salmon Creek Greenway. Ride your bike down the path and enjoy children’s activities, wildlife shows, salmon releases, and more. Register in advance to plant trees, pull invasive garlic mustard, or pick up trash to enhance the area.
SAT – Explore the Victorian Farmhouse and country gardens that create the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens.
VANCOUVER FARMERS MARKET
ONGOING – The Vancouver farmers market features local fresh produce and products.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
- The Curse of La Llorona
- Fast Color
- Little Woods
- Red Joan
- Under the Silver Lake