Portland Spirit offers brunch river cruises boarding from Salmon Street Springs Fountain.
April 1, 2018 (SOLD OUT)
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+.
April 1 - 22, 2018
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.
April 5 - 6, 2018
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.
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.
Underground art show
April 13, 2018
3.2 miles east
The Portland Pancakes & Booze Art Show is a traveling exhibition by 60 artists, with free pancakes, DJ music, live body painting, and a bar at Hawthorne Theatre for age 21+. Pay cash at the door or buy a line-jumper ticket online.
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.
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 14, 2018
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.
Hardy plant sale
April 14 - 15, 2018
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.
April 14 - 21, 2018
Design Week Portland includes an expensive conference, an opening party, hundreds of free or cheap events, open houses, and a closing party.
The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre showcases its best aspiring dancers at its School Performance at Newmark Theatre.
April 21 - 22, 2018
1.4 miles NE
Watch racers compete at Arenacross on a huge man-made dirt race course in Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
April 21 - 22, 2018
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.
April 24 - 30, 2018
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.
Tasting to support refugees
April 26, 2018 (6 p.m.)
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.
Attend classes and demonstrations both days of the Spring Paddle Festival at Vancouver Lake Regional Park. Free.
April 28 - 29, 2018
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.
April 29, 2018 (2 to 6 p.m.)
2 miles NW
A ticket to Pour Oregon allows you to taste wine from 50 small, artisanal winemakers at Castaway for age 21+. Food and bottles will be available for sale.
Classic songs of Broadway
April 29 - May 20, 2018
6.5 miles north
Hear songs of great musicals from The Sensational Sixties (Cabaret, Man of La Mancha, Hair, Oliver, Fiddler on the Roof, etc.) sung by Portland Musical Theater Company with plenty of laughs and tender moments at Peninsula Odd Fellows Lodge.
Based on the film starring Whoopi Goldberg, Sister Act is about a disco diva who must hide in a convent. It features gospel music, outrageous dancing, and a moving story at Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego.