Portland events April 2019. Things to do in Portland, Oregon.

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Portland events April 2019

Tulip festival

April 1 - 29, 2019
(begins March 23)
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 4 - 5, 2019
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 4 - 7, 2019
7 miles north
Choose from two auto-parts swap meets.
  • April 4 - 6: Portland Intl. Raceway Automotive Swap Meet has five miles of vendors selling automotive gear inside the road course at Portland International Raceway.
  • April 5 - 7: Portland Swap Meet is “the largest auto parts swap meet on the West Coast” with 3,500 vendors inside and outside Portland Expo Center.
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Cider tasting

April 6, 2019
(noon 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+.

Women’s show in Vancouver

April 6 - 7, 2019
18.2 miles north
Visit 80 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.

Design week

April 6 - 13, 2019
citywide
Design Week Portland includes an expensive conference, an opening party, hundreds of free or cheap events, open houses, and a closing party.

Ashland film festival

April 11 - 15, 2019
285 miles south
Ashland Independent Film Festival features world-class films, locally made films, after-parties, awards, and filmmaker panels in downtown Ashland.

Tour historic homes

April 13, 2019
Portland locations
Get renovation ideas by visiting 8 restored, historic homes on the self-guided Old House Revival Tour.

Bridge to Brews

April 14, 2019
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.

Spring dance show

April 18 - 20, 2019
0.2 miles south
The young Jefferson Dancers present their spring performance at Newmark Theatre.

Kinky festival

April 19 - 21, 2019
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+.

Easter in the Pearl District

April 20, 2019
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.

Rabbit romp at the zoo

April 20, 2019
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.

Egg hunt at the dairy

April 20, 2019
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.

Hard cider festival

April 20, 2019
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.

Hardy plant sale

April 20 - 21, 2019
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 brunch cruise

April 21, 2019
0.5 miles east
Portland Spirit offers brunch river cruises boarding from Salmon Street Springs Fountain.

Ceramics show

April 26 - 28, 2019
1.3 miles NE
Ceramic Showcase, billed as the largest U.S. show and sale of pottery, has 150 Oregon and Washington artists at Oregon Convention Center. Free.

Giant art show

April 26 - 28, 2019
1.5 miles NE
Local artists’ guilds join forces to sell ceramic, metal, wood, glass, bead, and hand-woven art at Gathering of the Guilds at Oregon Convention Center. Free.

French dinner

April 27, 2019
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.

82nd Avenue of Roses Parade

April 27, 2019
7 miles SE
The 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade is followed by a community fair at Eastport Plaza. Free.

Orchid show

April 27 - 28, 2019
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.

Agricultural festival

April 27 - 28, 2019
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.

Extreme motorsports race

April 2019
(undated)
Oregon locations
Oregon Trail Rally begins Friday evening at Portland International Raceway with a rally and driver meet & greet. Dufur and Hood River also host spectator events for this race on gravel logging roads.

March for Science

April 2019
(undated)
0 miles
Support scientific research, science education, and public policy based on science at the March for Science, which begins and ends at Pioneer Courthouse Square and includes a kids’ zone. Free.

Portland Lindy Exchange

April 2019
(undated)
Portland locations
Lindy hop fans dance to jazz and swing bands at venues all over the city during Portland Lindy Exchange.

Soul music festival

April 2019
(undated)
multiple locations
Featuring nearly 50 artists, Soul’d Out promises “the best of world music, jazz, funk, fusion, hip-hop, electronic and more.”

Dance films

April 2019
(undated)
0.3 miles SW
Contact Dance is a showcase of four films featuring award-winning collaborations between filmmakers, dancers, and choreographers at Portland Art Museum.

Japanese film festival

April 2019
(undated)
0.3 miles SW
Japanese Currents features films ranging from anime to samurai epic, documentary to family melodrama, at Portland Art Museum.

Restored films

April 2019
(undated)
0.3 miles SW
See classic films that have been carefully restored to pristine condition when UCLA Festival of Preservation screens 10 of its films at the Portland Art Museum.

Wine tasting

April 29, 2019
(undated)
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.

Wine tasting

April 2019
(undated)
1.5 miles NE
Get tastes from 20 Columbia Gorge wineries and hors d’oeuvres at Portland Grand Tasting at Leftbank Annex.

Tasting to support refugees

April 2019
(undated)
1.7 miles NE
A ticket to PDX Global Eats gets you “delicious small plates from around the world” and two drinks (including beer and wine) at Lagunitas Community Room to support refugees who are students.

Mystical fair

April 2019
(undated)
1.8 miles NE
Metaphysical Empowerment Fair promises 20 psychic readers, healers, and vendors at Gem Studio. Arrive at 5 p.m. if you want to ask questions about astrology, crystals, hypnosis, reiki, spirits, and tarot. Free.

Cider tasting

April 2019
(undated)
1.9 miles NE
Try dozens of ciders made with hops so they taste a bit like beer at the Hopped Cider Festival at Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider for age 21+. A $25 ticket at the door includes seven tastes, additional $2 each.

Cannabis convention

April 2019
(undated)
7 miles north
Oregon Hemp Convention has 100 vendors plus presentations on marijuana at Portland Expo Center.

Vancouver Brewfest

April 2019
(undated)
9 miles north
Vancouver Brewfest – Spring Edition features locally brewed beer, cider, and wine at Esther Short Park for age 21+. Repeats in August.

Beer tasting on a farm

April 2019
(undated)
9.3 miles NE
A ticket to Sip of Spring gets you 14 four-ounce samples of beer at Rossi Farms for age 21+. Food for sale. No pets.

Kayak & canoe event

April 2019
(undated)
15 miles NW
Attend classes and demonstrations both days of the Spring Paddle Festival at Vancouver Lake Regional Park. Free.

Hawaiian luau

April 2019
(undated)
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.

Chinese community fair

April 2019
(undated)
10.2 miles SW
Meet 45 exhibitors serving the Chinese community at Portland Chinese Community Fair, with performances every hour plus speakers talking about subjects like real estate investment and bilingual education at Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Washington Square.

Bar bus tour

April 2019
(undated)
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+.

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