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

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Portland events April 2020

Tulip festival

April 1 - May 2, 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 3 - 5, 2020
7 miles north
Choose from two auto-parts swap meets.
  • 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.
  • undated - Portland Intl. Raceway Automotive Swap Meet has 2,000 vendors selling automotive gear on road course at Portland International Raceway. Parking is $10 or take Max Yellow Line.

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.

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.

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.

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
Spring Shopping Extravaganza 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.

Wine tasting

April 13, 2020
(7 to 10 p.m.)
.8 (12.8 miles south)
Taste Oregon wines paired with food and live jazz at Vine2Wine at Tualatin Public Library.

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.

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 - 24, 2020
Design Week Portland has an opening party followed by hundreds of independent events, workshops, and open houses for design enthusiasts. Schedule

Ceramics show

April 24 - 26, 2020
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.

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.

Run for beer

April 2020
location varies each month
The untimed 5K Fun Run is on sidewalks and park trails, followed by a free beer and live entertainment.

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
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.

French dinner

April 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.

Cider tasting

April 2020
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+.

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.

Tasting to support refugees

April 2020
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.

Used book sale

April 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.

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.

Beer from small breweries

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

Watershed workshop

April 2020
13.1 miles NE
Learn all about the Columbia Slough watershed with hands-on activities at the Slough 101 Workshop at McKinstry for age 14+. Free registration.

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+.

Easter brunch cruise

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

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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