Portland events April 2019. Things to do in Portland, Oregon.
Portland events April 2019
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.
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.
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+.
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 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Underground art show
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.
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
15 miles NW
Attend classes and demonstrations both days of the Spring Paddle Festival at Vancouver Lake Regional Park. Free.
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
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
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+.