When to Sell Your Home for the Highest Return on Investment

 

When to Sell Your Home for the Highest Return on Investment

ATTOM Data Solutions released its Q1 2019 U.S. Home Sales Report This Week in Real Estate, finding that homeowners who sold their home in the first quarter realized a 31.5% return on their investment. Below are a few highlights from the fourth week of April that influence our business:

New Home Sales Rise in March with Lower Rates. Contracts for new, single-family home sales increased almost 5% on a monthly basis to a 692,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate according to estimates from the joint release of HUD and the Census Bureau. The months’ supply number improved to 6.0, which indicates the market is stabilizing after the fall-off in sales last Fall due to higher interest rates. For the first quarter of 2019, new home sales are running 1.7% higher than the first quarter of 2018. However, while sales were up 9.6% for the quarter in the South (the largest region), sales were down 5.9% in the West, 8.1% in the Midwest and 17.6% in the Northeast.

U.S. Home Sellers Realized Average Price Gain of $57,500 in First Quarter of 2019. ATTOM Data Solutions released its Q1 2019 U.S. Home Sales Report on Thursday, which shows that homeowners who sold in the first quarter realized an average price gain of $57,500 since purchase, representing an average 31.5% return on the purchase price. Meanwhile, the report also shows that homeowners who sold in the first quarter had owned an average of 8.05 years, down slightly from a record-high average homeownership tenure of 8.17 years in Q4 2018 but still up from 7.75 years in Q1 2018. Homeownership tenure averaged 4.21 years nationwide between Q1 2000 and Q3 2007, prior to the Great Recession.

Homeownership Rate Flat, But Household Growth Booming. According to the latest Housing Vacancies and Homeownership data release from the U.S. Census Bureau, the homeownership rate was flat year-over-year at 64.2 percent in the first quarter of 2019. The flat change was due primarily to a strong uptick in new renter households, although growth among owner households continues to strongly outpace renters. While the homeownership rate was flat over the past year, the first quarter of 2019 was the sixth consecutive quarter that owner-occupied households grew by more than a million, at nearly 1.1 million new owner households. Total household growth remains strong, topping 1 percent for six straight quarters, and continues the most significant streak of household growth in more than 12 years.


Central Oregon Weekend Planner April 26-28, 2019

 

CENTRAL OREGON WEEKEND PLANNER

APRIL 26-28, 2019

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
SAT – Take notes from professionals to learn how to capture wildlife in a  conservation photography workshop.

WATER SHAPES THE WEST
SAT – Head to the High Desert Museum for an exhibition exploring regional and global uses surrounding our resources, and see how people are working to create sustainability.

CHOWDER COOK-OFF
SAT – The Old Mill District hosts a Foodie Fest Chowder Cook-off competition on the Deschutes! Sample chowder from 18 restaurants, bring the kids for a bounce house and live music!

WINE & CUISINE STROLL
SAT – The Sunriver Wine & Cuisine Stroll has tastings from California wineries paired with creative bites and live music.

FISHING DERBY
FRI-SUN – The Fishing Derby is open to all ages, win prizes for the biggest catch on Sunday at Pine Hollow Lakeside Resort.

4th FRIDAY ART
FRI – Stroll through art galleries in Sisters while listening to live music, enjoying hors d’oeuvres and winning prizes.

PADDLEFEST CLINIC
SAT – Learn how to paddle, just in time for this summer. Learn to effectively navigate boats or boards with basic techniques.

FLEA MARKET
SUN – Head to the Deschutes County Fair to shop old time flea markets, browse vintage, and antique items.

KARAOKE
SUN – The Capitol presents Karaoke night every Sunday with Rockin’ Robin. Sing the greatest hits and enjoy happy hour all night.

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

  • Avengers: End Game
  • The White Crow
  • ABCD
  • Demon Eye
  • Ploey
  • Rattlesnakes
  • J.T. Leroy
  • Know Your Enemy
  • Nadhoo Kahn
Click here for movie times and theaters.

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS IN THE AREA FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH, VISIT CENTRAL OREGON EVENTS

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Portland Metro Weekend Planner: April 26-28, 2019

 

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND PLANNER

APRIL 26-28, 2019

CERAMICS SHOW
FRI-SUN – Browse art from over 150 of Oregon and Washington’s most talented artists at the ceramics showcase.

AVENUE OF ROSES PARADE
SAT – View Roses in the Heart of Portland, the largest Eastside parade, embracing the shopping and service area.

ORCHID SHOW
SAT-SUN – Thousands of blooming orchids will be on display and for sale at the Oregon Orchid Show and Sale, billed as the largest orchid show in the Pacific Northwest.

TULIP FESTIVAL
THROUGH MAY 5 – View 40 acres adorned with tulips and daffodils in full bloom. Enjoy a snack at the gift shop and café at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival.

OREGON AG FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – Experience life on the farm. Plant a seedling, ride a kid’s pony, meet farm animals, or dig for potatoes at the Oregon State Fairgrounds.

POUR OREGON
SUN – The annual wine festival welcomes over 50 boutique and artisan wine producers. Proceeds benefit Make-a-Wish Oregon.

TENALI
THROUGH MAY 12 – The Northwest Children’s Theatre hosts Tenali: The Royal Trickster. This tale follows a hilarious and exotic whodunnit.

TEDx
SAT – Head to TedX Portland for an excellent panel discussion with Salt & Straw co-founder Tyler Malek, Hotel Rwanda Family & Survivor Carine Kanimba, Carbon Engineering CEO Steve Oldham, and more with a snack, quick sip, and happy hour.

THE OREGON SYMPHONY
ONGOING Classical Up Close hosts Oregon musicians and special guests for a series of 15 free chamber music concerts including six full-length evening concerts, six intimate blitz performances, and three kids’ concerts.

CRAB, SEAFOOD, AND WINE FEST
FRI-SUN – Head to Astoria for scrumptious fresh seafood and highlighted wines. Participate in arts and crafts and browse festival vendors.

MARRIAGE EXPO
SUN – This expo takes the focus off cakes, dresses, place settings and things. The event is designed to give couples the right tools to last a lifetime of happiness and stay married. Live speakers from counseling and financial fields will host marriage discussions.

OMSI EVENT
ONGOING – OMSI takes a behind the scenes glance at Pixar creations. Experience the science, technology, art, and concepts by Pixar artists for award-winning films.

HISTORIC CHINATOWN
ONGOING – Head to the Portland Chinatown Museum for a look beyond the gate. This exhibit uses rate objects and visuals to explain the history and old tales of Portland’s historic Chinatowns.

 

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS 

SPRING PADDLE FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – Head to Vancouver Lake Park and participate in the 27th Annual Spring Paddle Festival. Vendors will have numerous styles of watercraft available to try-out and try demonstrations or classes on.

HOME & GARDEN FAIR
FRI-SUN – The Idea Fair hosts local businesses specializing in home and garden related products and services. Jot down ideas on how to make your home, yard, and garden more environmentally friendly and energy-efficient.

NIGHT MARKET
FRI – Spark creativity and inspiration with over 85 local vendors. Meet and network with local business owners and support small businesses in your community.

SIP, SHOP, CRAFT
FRI – Head to the Three Brothers Vineyard & Winery for a fun evening of crafting paired with sipping local wines.

VANCOUVER FARMERS MARKET
ONGOING –  The Vancouver farmers market features local fresh produce and products.

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

  • Avengers: End Game
  • The White Crow
  • ABCD
  • Demon Eye
  • Ploey
  • Rattlesnakes
  • J.T. Leroy
  • Know Your Enemy
  • Nadhoo Kahn
Click here for movie times and theaters.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS IN THE AREA FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH, VISIT

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A Healthy and Opportunistic Spring Market

 A Healthy and Opportunistic Spring Market 

According to data released by the Mortgage Banker’s Association This Week in Real Estate, purchase applications reached their highest level since April 2010, further suggesting a healthy and opportunistic spring market. Below are a few highlights from the third week of April that influence our business:

Builder Confidence Edges Higher in April. Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes rose one point to 63 in April, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. Sentiment levels have held in the low 60s for the past three months. The HMI index gauging current sales conditions increased one point to 69, and the component measuring the traffic of prospective buyers rose three points to 47. The measure charting sales expectations in the next six months fell one point to 71. Looking at the three-month moving averages for regional HMI scores, the Northeast posted a three-point gain to 51, the Midwest increased two points to 53, and the South was up one point to 67. The West remained unchanged at 69.

Weekly Mortgage Applications For Homebuyers Hit Highest Level in 9 Years. Mortgage applications to purchase a home rose 1% last week from the previous week and were 7% higher than a year ago. Purchase applications reached their highest level since April 2010. Volume was 14% higher than a year ago. Applications to refinance a home loan brought the total down, falling 8% for the week but still rising 26% from a year ago, when interest rates were higher.

U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Lowest Since 1969. The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell to more than a 49-1/2-year low last week, pointing to sustained strength in the economy. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 192,000 for the week ended April 13, the lowest level since September 1969, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims have now declined for five straight weeks. The four-week moving average of initial claims, considered a better measure of labor market trends as it irons out week-to-week volatility, fell 6,000 to 201,250 last week, the lowest reading since November 1969. Though the trend in hiring has slowed, job gains remain above the roughly 100,000 needed per month to keep up with growth in the working-age population. The unemployment rate is at 3.8 percent, near the 3.7 percent Federal Reserve officials project it will be by the end of the year.


Central Oregon Weekend Planner April 19-21, 2019

 

CENTRAL OREGON WEEKEND PLANNER
APRIL 19-21, 2019

EASTER EGG HUNT
SAT-SUN – This Vineyard Easter Egg Hunt hosts kids 0-12. Get your face painted, meet the Easter Bunny, or decorate cookies. Enjoy a lunch special and take in the beautiful vineyard views. Sunriver Resort hosts an Easter egg hunt with a petting zoo, bounce house, and face painting.

EARTH DAY FAIR & PARADE
SAT – The Environmental Center Parade celebrates Earth Day with costumes representing nature. Watch the parade, and participate in family activities and local food with live music.

EASTER BRUNCH
SUN – Brasada Ranch hosts an Easter Brunch and a kids egg hunt with views of the Cascades.

WILD RIDE CAR SHOW
SAT – The Wild Ride Classic Car Show in Redmond hosts food carts, classic rock music, and classic cars.

RENDEZVAN
SUN – Head to Mt. Bachelor for RendezVan, a celebration of RV’s, campers, and van-lifers. Enjoy skiing and live music every night. Bring the family and the dogs for a five-day celebration on the mountain.

SINATRA TRIBUTE
FRI – Dave Halston’s Tribute to the legendary Frank Sinatra at Tower Theatre. Immerse yourself in this nostalgic evening of live music with popular songs.

BEND MARATHON
SAT – This marathon, half marathon,10K and 5K allows for those with diverse skill level to participate, as you wind through the ponderosa pines and follow along the Deschutes river. Cross the finish line and enjoy a thrilling afterparty.  Online registration is closed, sign up Thursday or Friday and participate in his adventure-seeking event!

SHARC EGG DIVE
FRI-SAT – Register and dive for prized eggs at the SHARC pool, or participate in the duck race. Pick a rubber duck and decorate it for a lazy river race. The top three finalists win prizes.

MAYHEM FITNESS FESTIVAL
SAT – The Mayhem Fitness Festival hosts an epic competition for fitness and health enthusiasts.

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

  • Breakthrough
  • The Curse of La Llorona
  • Penguins
  • Fast Color
  • Grass
  • Little Woods
  • Red Joan
  • Stuck
  • Under the Silver Lake

Click here for movie times and theaters.

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS IN THE AREA FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH, VISIT CENTRAL OREGON EVENTS

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Portland Metro Weekend Planner April 19-21, 2019

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND PLANNER

APRIL 19-21, 2019

HORTLANDIA
SAT-SUN – Browse plants and garden art at the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon sale. Shop vendors, nurseries, and artists from Canada to California at the Expo Center.

$5 AFTER 5
FRI – The Portland Art Museum hosts a discount night with a relaxed atmosphere and interactive experiences.

SOUL MUSIC FESTIVAL
THROUGH SUN – Listen to 50 artists at Soul’d Out with over 50 artists featuring jazz, funk, fusion, hip-hop, electronic, and more.   

SPRING DANCE SHOW
THROUGH SAT – Jefferson Dancers present a Spring Performance at the Newmark Theatre. Watch the company showcase for their creativity, skill, and artistry.    

TULIP FESTIVAL
THROUGH APRIL 29 – View 40 acres adorned with tulips and daffodils in full bloom. Enjoy a snack at the gift shop and café at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival 

COMEDY & WINE
FRI – Head to Oak Knoll Winery in Hillsboro and enjoy wine, beer, and food while enjoying nationally acclaimed comedians.

HARD CIDER FESTIVAL
SAT – The Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest includes art and food vendors, a children’s fun area, and live music.

TENALI
THROUGH MAY 12 – The Northwest Children’s Theatre hosts Tenali: The Royal Trickster. This tale follows a hilarious and exotic whodunnit.

PORTLAND PIZZA WEEK
THROUGH SUN – Celebrate the best pizza in Portland with over 30 of Portland’s favorite restaurants offering one-of-a-kind pizzas with special prices.   

THE OREGON SYMPHONY
ONGOING Classical Up Close hosts Oregon musicians and special guests for a series of 15 free chamber music concerts including six full-length evening concerts, six intimate blitz performances, and three kids’ concerts.

SALSA & TIMBA FESTIVAL
THROUGH SUN – Rose City Salsa & Timba Festival showcases top-level talent and education in Salsa and Timba. Dance to live music until 4 a.m. or watch national and international talent.

EASTER HALF MARATHON
SUN Hop Hop Half is the annual 10K & 5K celebrating Easter with beautiful views of the Columbia River along Marine Drive with brunch, mimosas, egg medals, and more.

EARTH DAY
SAT SOLVE Oregon volunteers head to Sauvie Island and help clean up this wildlife preserve in celebration of Earth Day.

ALPENROSE EASTER EGG HUNT
SAT – Head to Alpenrose Dairy’s 57th Annual Easter egg hunt for kids 3-5 and 6-8. Enjoy fun for the whole family with face painting, prizes, and concession stands.

RABBIT ROMP
SAT  – The Oregon Zoo hosts the Rabbit Romp, bring the kids to hunt and collect candy-filled eggs and prizes. Family Farm meet and greets available from 10 am to 1 pm.

OMSI EVENT
ONGOING – OMSI takes a behind the scenes glance at Pixar creations. Experience the science, technology, art, and concepts by Pixar artists for award-winning films.

HISTORIC CHINATOWN
ONGOING – Head to the Portland Chinatown Museum for a look beyond the gate. This exhibit uses rate objects and visuals to explain the history and old tales of Portland’s historic Chinatowns.

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS 

SWAN LAKE
THROUGH SAT – The Columbia Dance Company performs new excerpts from the classical ballet story of Swan Lake. Enjoy popular music by Tchaikovsky.

EARTH DAY
SAT – Join other volunteers for Earth Day and make a difference by planting and spreading mulch.

EARTH DAY FEST
SAT Earth Day Fest brings volunteers together at Salmon Creek Greenway. Ride your bike down the path and enjoy children’s activities, wildlife shows, salmon releases, and more. Register in advance to plant trees, pull invasive garlic mustard, or pick up trash to enhance the area.

LILAC DAYS
SAT – Explore the Victorian Farmhouse and country gardens that create the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens.

VANCOUVER FARMERS MARKET
ONGOING – The Vancouver farmers market features local fresh produce and products.

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

  • Breakthrough
  • The Curse of La Llorona
  • Penguins
  • Fast Color
  • Grass
  • Little Woods
  • Red Joan
  • Stuck
  • Under the Silver Lake
Click here for movie times and theaters.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES
FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS IN THE AREA FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH, VISIT

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5 Porch Updates to Increase Your Home’s Value

 

5 Porch Updates to Increase Your Home’s Value

With a few affordable updates, create a welcoming front porch that draws buyers to come inside. Small changes to the design and care of your home will differentiate it from competing listings lacking curb appeal. These simple and cost-effective updates can help increase your return on the sale of your home.

Paint the front door or replace it with one that adds character to the home. Midnight blue, cheerful orange, and Miami blue are popular colors in 2019, while fire hydrant red or a glossy black are considered timeless.

Replace and update hardware. The front porch is a focal point of your home and value can be found in revamping minor features like handles and kickplates. These accents are low-cost, easy to replace, and make a big difference in making your home look well-tended.

 

Update light fixtures to modernize the home and light up the space. Popular fixture finishes include rubbed bronze, aged brass, matte black, and copper. Increased lighting is inviting, adds security, and wards off burglars, allowing buyers to subconsciously feel safer.

Tame your lawn. A lush, green lawn acts as a “red carpet” leading up to your front porch. An unruly patch of grass can overwhelm buyers and turn away visitors on Open House day, so keep it trimmed and tidy. Enhance the size of your yard by mowing a diagonal. To create this pattern, begin in the corner diagonally and walk toward the center. This will create elongated lines and appeals to buyers.

 

Optimize your space. If you have the space, add two chairs or a loveseat on the porch for an area to relax. An outdoor rug can tie it all together. Enhancing the front porch space will make the home appear larger and help buyers see added value.

 


What You Need to Know About First-Time Homebuyers

 

 

What You Need to Know About First-Time Homebuyers

Signs of a continuing strong housing market were reported This Week in Real Estate as evidenced by the fact that bank repossessions reached an all-time low in the first quarter and applications for new home purchases were up 7% compared to the same time last year and up 19% over the prior month. Below are a few highlights from the second week of April that influence our business:

Builder Applications Hint at Strong Spring New Home Sales. Applications for financing new home purchases were up significantly in March. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reports that Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for the month shows a 7 percent increase in those applications compared to March 2018 and a 19 percent gain over February. The application data is not adjusted for seasonal variations. With a strong job market, rising wages and lower mortgage rates, housing demand remains strong, as shown by the solid 7 percent growth in new home purchase applications in March,” said Mike Fratantoni, MBA Senior Vice President and Chief Economist. “The confluence of declining mortgage rates with the spring buying season is supporting stronger housing demand and activity. Additionally, the drop in average loan size suggests that builders are tilting production to lower-priced homes, which continues to see the tightest inventories and strongest home-price growth.” Conventional loan applications accounted for 68.7 percent of the total. The FHA share was 18.8 percent, the VA share was 12 percent and RHS/USDA loans received 0.5 percent of the total. The average loan size of new homes decreased from $340,692 in February to $331,794 in March.

Here’s What You Need to Know About First-Time Homebuyers. Earlier this week, we established that first-time homebuyers are not, in fact, being shut out of the housing market as some had feared, thanks to a recent study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Rather, their share of market participation has remained stable over time, rising and falling slightly over the last 17 years in response to market conditions, but averaging about 45% of the overall market. The NY Fed revealed that as of 2016, first-timers comprised a healthy 46% of homebuyers. First-time buyers generally take out smaller mortgages than repeat buyers. And, this gap is widening. In 2000, the average origination mortgage balance was $117,000 for first-timers was and $143,000 for repeat buyers. In 2016, the average origination mortgage balance was $213,000 for first-timers was and $273,000 for repeat buyers. First-time buyers traditionally have lower credit scores than repeat buyers. In 2000, first-time buyers had an average credit score of 670, while repeat averaged 705 – representing a 35-point difference. The subsequent housing boom and then bust drew credit scores down around 2003 and then up again in 2007. They continued to rise until 2013 and then remained stable for three years. In 2016, the spread between the two was 37 points – relatively unchanged from 2000. First-time buyers have smaller student loan balances than repeat buyers. While in 2000, average student loan balances for both first-time and repeat buyers were about the same, around $13,000, although first-timers generally had a slightly higher balance. But average student loan balances have trended upward over the last 17 years, and the disparity between the two demographics grew. As of 2016, the conditional average student loan debt for first-time buyers was $29,000, compared with $42,000 for repeat buyers. First-time buyers are getting older every year. The average first-timer was 35.4 years old in 2016 – quite a bit younger than 2017’s average of 37.9. The age of first-time buyers has increased incrementally every year for the past 17 years. Conversely, repeat buyers are also getting older, averaging 44.7 in 2000 and reaching 47.5 in 2016. First-time buyers are purchasing homes in cheaper neighborhoods than repeat buyers. Researchers looked at the average income in zip codes where buyers were purchasing homes. They determined that there is a relatively consistent difference of about $9,000 in average income in neighborhoods chosen by first-timers versus repeat buyers.

U.S. Foreclosure Activity Decreases 15 Percent in Q1 2019 to Lowest Levels Since Q1 2008. ATTOM Data Solutions released its Q1 2019 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report on Thursday, which shows a total of 161,875 U.S. properties with a foreclosure filing during the first quarter of 2019, down 23 percent from the previous quarter and down 15 percent from a year ago to the lowest level since Q1 2008. The report also shows a total of 58,550 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings in March 2019, up 7 percent from the previous month but down 21 percent from a year ago – the ninth consecutive month with a year-over-year decrease in U.S. foreclosure activity. “While some markets saw a slight uptick in foreclosure filings, that is above pre-recession levels, the majority of the major markets are well below pre-recession levels,” said Todd Teta, chief product officer at ATTOM Data Solutions. “While we did see a slight increase in U.S. foreclosure starts from last quarter, bank repossessions reached an all-time low in the first quarter of 2019, showing continuing signs of a strong housing market.”


Central Oregon Weekend Planner April 12-14, 2019

 

CENTRAL OREGON WEEKEND PLANNER

APRIL 12-14, 2019

 

BIG WAVE CHALLENGE
SAT-SUN – This one-of-a-kind event for snowboarders features banked corners, quarter pipes, spines, and natural terrain to bring surf culture to the mountain. Enjoy Hawaiian inspired BBQ with viewers and participants.

FLEA MARKET
FRI-SAT – The Terrebonne Grange Hall hosts a pancake-biscuits, and gravy breakfast on Saturday. Stick around for the popular flea market and craft sale.

WOMEN’S EXPO
SAT – Head to the Cascade Women’s Expo for the latest in health, fashion, food, and interact in massages or makeovers. Explore new products and get pampered, this weekend only!

HIGH DESERT MUSEUM
SAT – The Museum offers free admission day this Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm for community appreciation day.

HERSTORY OREGON
FRI – The Bend Capitol hosts HERstory, a Comedy Central show on the road with panelists educating the audience about Oregon women’s history, with a drink in hand.

BMX GREAT NW NATIONALS
FRI-SUN Professional BMX racers compete in a thrilling track at the Deschutes County Expo Center. Watch riders catch big air, jumps, and steep hills.

FOODIE CRAWL
SUN – Indulge in the 7th Annual Foodie Crawl. Stop off at local restaurants in downtown Bend to sample small plates and beverage pairings.

MUSIC FESTIVAL
FRI-SAT – This interactive two-day event features three gifted pianists, highlighting the diverse sound of the piano.

TERRARIUM CLASS
SUN – The Naked Winery in Bend hosts a terrarium-making class. Enjoy a glass of wine with good company and get crafty as you learn how to arrange soil, charcoal, rocks, moss and more, to make your own terrarium.

LIVE MUSIC
FRI – Head to the Volcanic Theatre for live music! This Friday night featuring Black Magic Flower Power and Roof Rabbits with Strange Rover.

SPRING RV SHOW & SALE
FRI-SUN – Browse from over 500 RV’s and shop over 80 of America’s most popular brands at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo.

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

  • After
  • Hellboy (2019)
  • Little (2019)
  • Missing Link
  • A Dark Place
  • Mary Magdalene
  • Mia and the White Lion
  • Teen Spirit
  • Wild Nights with Emily
  • Rottentail
Click here for movie times and theaters.

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS IN THE AREA FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH, VISIT CENTRAL OREGON EVENTS

 

 

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Portland Metro Weekend Planner April 12-14, 2019

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND PLANNER

APRIL 12-14, 2019

WILLAMETTE WINE TRAIL
SAT – Explore the North Willamette Wine Trail and taste local wines. Try new releases, limited production, and barrel tastings. Some participating vineyards offer food samples, pairings, specialty tours, and demonstrations.

DESIGN WEEK
THROUGH SAT – This city-wide series of programs hosts craft and design education with cultural, social, and community relevance.

TULIP FESTIVAL
THROUGH APRIL 29 – View 40 acres adorned with tulips and daffodils in full bloom. Enjoy a snack at the gift shop and café at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival.

QUILT, CRAFT, AND SEWING
FRI-SUN – The Portland Expo Center hosts the quilt, craft, and sewing festival with seminars, workshops, and fabric vendors.

OMSI AFTER DARK
FRI – Head to OMSI After Dark for adults only night. This week features Pig and Swig, taste bourbon, wine, and bacon delicacies. Head to the science exhibits and explore the Science Behind Pixar exhibit.

HOUSE & OUTDOOR SHOW
THROUGH SUN – The Oregon Convention Center hosts the Portland House & Outdoor Living Show. View the latest trends in cabinetry, flooring, smart home tools, and more.

OLD HOUSE REVIVAL
SAT – The Old House Revival Tour allows guests to take a look inside restored historic homes of Portland.

OREGON TATTOO EXPO
FRI-SUN – View the latest trends in the tattoo industry, new tools, and techniques. Use this opportunity to get new ink from some of the best local artists.

JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL
THROUGH SUN – The annual survey of contemporary Japanese cinema showcases feature films from Japanese artists at the Portland Art Museum, ranging from anime to documentary.

THE OREGON SYMPHONY
ONGOING Classical Up Close hosts Oregon musicians and special guests for a series of 15 free chamber music concerts including six full-length evening concerts, six intimate Blitz performances, and three kids’ concerts.

HAWAIIAN LUAU
SAT – Celebrate Hawaiian culture with authentic good and a dance show at Pacific University.

BRIDGE TO BREWS
SUN – Run or walk an 8K/10K over Portland’s Fremont Bridge and celebrate after the finish line at Waterfront Park with live music and refreshments.

NORTHWEST FOOD SHOW
SUN-MON – Taste fine food and exotic flavors from restaurant professionals at the Food Show. Browse and connect with hundreds of vendors, or learn from educational seminars.

HEAVY METAL YOGA
SUN  – Enjoy the peace and serenity of yoga with a twist of heavy metal to help your metal health.

OMSI EVENT
ONGOING – OMSI takes a behind the scenes glance at Pixar creations. Experience the science, technology, art, and concepts by Pixar artists for award-winning films.

HISTORIC CHINATOWN
ONGOING – Head to the Portland Chinatown Museum for a look beyond the gate. This exhibit uses rate objects and visuals to explain the history and old tales of Portland’s historic Chinatowns.

LOST TREASURES
FRI-SAT – The Lost Treasures Collection, a series of rarely performed musical theatre productions, continues its ninth season at Lakewood Theatre Company with its production, Wildcat in three performances only: Friday, April 12 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, April 13 at 2:00 PM. This production is directed by NW acclaimed director Ron Daum and performed with stars of the local stage. Light food fare, beer, wine and other beverages are available for purchase before and during the show.

 

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

 

PACK OF LIES
THROUGH SAT – Magenta Theatre hosts Pack of Lies, a drama based on true events occurring over the 1960s Cold War in London.

BREWFEST
FRI-SAT Esther Short Park hosts locally brewed craft beer, wine, and cider. Enjoy delicious food while listening to live music with the community.

MOTOCROSS
SAT – The Motocross Washougal Classic 7 Series hosts a number of races leading to the summer championships. Watch local legends race competitors and fight to speed their way to the top of the pack.

VANCOUVER FARMERS MARKET
ONGOING –  The Vancouver farmers market features local fresh produce and products.

 

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

  • After
  • Hellboy (2019)
  • Little (2019)
  • Missing Link
  • A Dark Place
  • Mary Magdalene
  • Mia and the White Lion
  • Teen Spirit
  • Wild Nights with Emily
  • Rottentail
Click here for movie times and theaters.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES
FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS IN THE AREA FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH, VISIT

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