Portland events April 2020. Things to do in Portland, Oregon.

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Portland events April 2020

Tulip festival

April 1 - May 3, 2020
(begins March 20)
35 miles south
See 40 acres of tulips and daffodils in bloom, visit the gift shop & cafe, and check the weekend events schedule for Tulip Fest at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn. Children age 12 and younger are free.

Technology convention

April 2 - 3, 2020
0.6 miles south
TechfestNW is a technology conference with speakers, parties, networking opportunities, demonstrations, and competitions at Portland State University. PitchFestNW is a sub-event for startup companies.

Auto parts swap meet

April 2 - 5, 2020
7 miles north
Choose from two auto-parts swap meets.
  • April 2 to 4 - Portland Intl. Raceway Automotive Swap Meet has 2,000 vendors selling automotive gear on the road course at Portland International Raceway. Parking is $10 or take Max Yellow Line.
  • April 3 to 5 - Portland Swap Meet is “the largest auto parts swap meet on the West Coast” with 3,500 vendors inside and outside Portland Expo Center.

Free museum day

April 4, 2020
Get a free ticket that allows two people to visit one of the many museums participating in Museum Day Live. Tickets are available beginning February 27, 2020.

Eggs from the sky

April 4, 2020
(10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
6.5 miles SE
Register online for Code Orange Helicopter Easter Egg Drop, which has egg hunts ranging from age 1 to 11, rain or shine, at Brentwood City Park.

Women’s show in Vancouver

April 4 - 5, 2020
18.2 miles north
Visit 140 exhibitors of fashion, health, and beauty products at the Vancouver Women’s Show, with runway shows and an afternoon cocktail hour at Clark County Event Center in Ridgefield, WA.

Pig feast

April 5, 2020
(3 p.m., VIP 2 p.m.)
0.6 miles SE
Cochon is a stand-up tasting featuring dozens of chef-made dishes plus wine, cocktails, and beer at Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront for age 21+.

Science festival

April 5, 2020
(1 to 5 p.m.)
0.6 miles NE
Support scientific research, science education, and public policy based on science at the Portland ScienceFest, which includes speakers, workshops, and kid’s activities at White Stag Block.

Bridge to Brews

April 5, 2020
2 miles north
Run or walk the Bridge to Brews 8K/10K over the Fremont Bridge and to a post-race party at Waterfront Park with beer tasting and live music.

Portland Lindy Exchange

April 10 - 12, 2020
Portland locations
Lindy hop fans dance to jazz and swing bands at venues all over the city during Portland Lindy Exchange.

Kinky festival

April 10 - 12, 2020
7.1 miles north
Kinkfest embraces sexual diversity by offering “educational classes, evening play parties, and a large vendor mall filled with products and services from local and national leather, fetish, and kink businesses” at Portland Expo Center for age 18+.

Tour historic homes

April 11, 2020
(10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Portland locations
Get renovation ideas by visiting restored, historic homes on the self-guided Old House Revival Tour. Read the rules about children.

Easter in the Pearl District

April 11, 2020
0.7 miles north
Families follow a map to collect free treats in shops, do art projects, win prizes, and hear music in Jamison Square at Hippity Hop Bunny Hop Through the Pearl.

Cider tasting

April 11, 2020
(12 to 6 p.m.)
1.4 miles NE
Meet 30 northwest cider makers and taste their products, buy food, and hear live music at Cider Rite of Spring at Leftbank Annex for age 21+.

Rabbit romp at the zoo

April 11, 2020
3 miles west
Rabbit Romp features candy-egg hunts by age group (to age 10) every 15 minutes, bunnies to pet, bunny crafts, and games at the Oregon Zoo.

Doggie craft fair

April 11, 2020
6 miles south
Puplandia’s Shopping Extavaganza has 50 vendors selling art, soaps, toys, dog treats, baked goods, and doggie wear, plus a silent auction and a puppy kissing booth at Oaks Park Dance Pavilion. Free.

Hawaiian luau

April 11, 2020
25.8 miles west
Lū’au of Nā Haumāna O Hawai’i includes a meal (kālua pig, teriyaki chicken, rice, poi, coconut cake) followed by a dance show at Pacific University in Forest Grove.

Hardy plant sale

April 11 - 12, 2020
7 miles north
Shop for new and time-tested plants as well as garden art at Hortlandia, a plant and art sale run by Hardy Plant Society of Oregon (HPSO) at Portland Expo Center. Free.

Easter restaurants

April 12, 2020
Portland locations
OpenTable lists restaurants offering special menus for Easter. Select a morning hour to see brunch availability, or select an evening hour for dinner. Also see The 38 Essential Portland Restaurants.

Easter brunch cruise

April 12, 2020
0.5 miles east
Portland Spirit offers brunch river cruises boarding from Salmon Street Springs Fountain.

Quilt & craft show

April 16 - 18, 2020
7 miles north
Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival offers workshops, seminars, and vendors of fabrics and supplies at Portland Expo Center.

Ashland film festival

April 16 - 20, 2020
285 miles south
Ashland Independent Film Festival features world-class films, locally made films, after-parties, awards, and filmmaker panels in downtown Ashland.

Vancouver Brewfest

April 17 - 18, 2020
9 miles north
Vancouver Brewfest – Spring Edition features locally brewed beer, mead, and cider at Esther Short Park for age 21+. Repeats in August.

French dinner

April 18, 2020
0.7 miles west
The Soirée Gala by Alliance Française includes wine and hors d’oeuvres, a seated dinner, a charity auction, and a DJ dance at Multnomah Athletic Club.

Wine tasting

April 18, 2020
(7 to 10 p.m.)
12.8 miles south
Taste Oregon wines paired with food and live jazz at Vine2Wine at Tualatin Public Library.

Asian flower festival

April 18, 2020
25.6 miles SW
The Camellia Festival begins with a 5K/10K run/walk and includes performances, a flower show, children’s activities, and vendors of Asian food and crafts to celebrate Newberg’s official flower of Asian origin at Chehalem Cultural Center. Free.

Hard cider festival

April 18, 2020
70.1 miles east
Try samples from 20 cideries at Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest, which includes art & food vendors, a kids’ area, and local music in Hood River. No pets.

Design week

April 18 - 25, 2020
Design Week Portland has an opening party followed by hundreds of independent events, workshops, and open houses for design enthusiasts. Schedule.

Run for beer

April 18 & 25, 2020
location varies each month
The untimed 5K Fun Run is on sidewalks and park trails, followed by a free beer and live entertainment. This event repeats monthly, except December.

Beer from small breweries

April 24 - 26, 2020
6.3 miles SW
Taste beer from 25 small breweries with food for sale during Nano Beer Fest at John’s Marketplace for age 21+ (except Sunday is family day).

82nd Avenue of Roses Parade

April 25, 2020
7 miles SE
The 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade is followed by an Asian New Year celebration at Glenhaven Park. Free.

Dinner in the country

April 25, 2020
(5:30 p.m.)
multiple locations
Dinners in the Field features “stunning wines of Oregon over a six-to-seven course dinner expertly prepared by Field & Vine chefs using ingredients sourced straight from the host and surrounding farms.”

Orchid show

April 25 - 26, 2020
2.3 miles NE
See thousands of blooming orchids on display and for sale at the Oregon Orchid Show & Sale, billed as the largest orchid show in the Pacific Northwest, at Aquinas Hall.

Food truck festival

April 25 - 26, 2020
38.2 miles SW
Mac Food Truck Fest features “two stages with bands, a baby animal area for kids, and 35 food trucks from across Oregon” on Alpine Avenue in McMinnville. Children younger than age 12 are admitted free.

Agricultural festival

April 25 - 26, 2020
46 miles south
Experience life on the farm. Plant a seedling, ride a pony, watch chicks hatch, pet a rabbit, or even dig for potatoes at Oregon Ag Fest at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem. Free parking and free to age 12.

Used book sale

April 25 - 27, 2020
2.7 miles NE
Browse thousands of books and movies at Spring Used Book Sale at the DoubleTree near Lloyd Center. Repeats in October. Free.

Wine tasting

April 26, 2020
(2 to 6 p.m.)
0.5 mile SE
A ticket to Pour Oregon allows you to taste wine from 50 small, artisanal winemakers at World Trade Center for age 21+. Food and bottles will be available for sale.

Adult party at OMSI

April 29, 2020
(6 to 10 p.m.)
1.2 miles SE
Explore the wonders of OMSI with no kids in sight, and drink beer or wine while learning about robots, tornados, and fossils at OMSI After Dark for age 21+. This event repeats many times per year.

Queer documentaries

April 30 - May 3, 2020
3.5 miles east
QDoc is billed as the only U.S. festival devoted exclusively to Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) documentaries, at Hollywood Theatre.

Soul music festival

April 2020
multiple locations
Featuring nearly 50 artists, Soul’d Out promises “the best of world music, jazz, funk, fusion, hip-hop, electronic and more.”

Japanese film festival

April 2020
0.3 miles SW
Japanese Currents features films ranging from anime to samurai epic, documentary to family melodrama, at Portland Art Museum.

Wine tasting

April 2020
1.5 miles NE
Get tastes from 20 Columbia Gorge wineries and hors d’oeuvres at Portland Grand Tasting at Leftbank Annex.

French farm feast

April 2020
3.4 miles east
A $53 ticket to Farm to Feast: An Evening in Paris gets you a five-course gourmet dinner at Unity of Portland, with French wine for sale.

Kayak & canoe event

April 2020
15 miles NW
Attend classes and demonstrations both days of the Spring Paddle Festival at Vancouver Lake Regional Park. Free.

Bar bus tour

April 2020
Pick-up location is secret
The Bar Fly bus takes you to bars, clubs, dives, and lounges for an Adults-Only Easter Egg Hunt, with drink specials, free appetizers, and a prize for whoever finds the most hidden “eggs of mystery” for age 23+.

Egg hunt at the dairy

April 2020
6.4 miles SW
Children from 3 to 5 and from 6 to 8 hunt for candy and prizes at the Easter Egg Hunt, with a visit from the Easter Bunny at Alpenrose Dairy. Arrive early. Free.

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