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

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Portland events April 2019

Jazz

April 1, 2019
(7:30 p.m.)
0.2 miles south
South Carolina quintet Ranky Tanky plays music rooted in Gullah culture at Newmark Theatre. Gullah is a unique mix of African and English from descendants of enslaved Africans isolated on the southeast coast.

Ticket deal $20

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.

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.

Wine tasting

April 11, 2019
1.5 miles NE
Get tastes from 20 Columbia Gorge wineries and hors d’oeuvres at Portland Grand Tasting at Leftbank Annex.

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.

Vancouver Brewfest

April 12 - 13, 2019
9 miles north
Vancouver Brewfest – Spring Edition features locally brewed beer, cider, and wine at Esther Short Park for age 21+. Repeats in August.

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.

Hawaiian luau

April 13, 2019
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.

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.

Soul music festival

April 16 - 21, 2019
multiple locations
Featuring nearly 50 artists, Soul’d Out promises “the best of world music, jazz, funk, fusion, hip-hop, electronic and more.”

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.

Run for beer

April 20 & 27, 2019
multiple locations each month
The untimed 5K Fun Run is on sidewalks and park trails, followed by a free beer and live entertainment.

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.

Used book sale

April 27 - 29, 2019
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 28, 2019
(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.

Encore film festival

April 2019
(undated)
0.3 miles SW
See some of the best films of Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) when they are shown again during PIFF Encore Screenings at the 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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