Portland Metro Weekend Planner: May 10-12, 2019

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND PLANNER

MAY 10-12, 2019

RUN MAMA RUN
SAT – This Fun Run and Walk is stroller friendly in a 5k, 10k, and kid’s Fun Run. Participate in this Mother of a race and proceeds benefit the local non-profit Mother & Child Education Center.

DOGGIE DASH
SAT – Head to the Pet Festival of the year at the Waterfront with a walk and run. Bring your furry four-legged friend and support the pets at OHS.

ARCHITECTURE TOUR
FRI-SAT– Browse Mid-Century Modern Design with a lecture Friday and a self-driving tour of homes and after party Saturday.

SCIENCE FEST
SAT Portland ScienceFest hosts speakers, workshops, and family activities. Come out and support scientific research, science education and more!

SILENT FILM FESTIVAL
SAT – Watch silent films created by local children, with live music at the International Youth Silent Film Festival at Hollywood Theatre. The filmmakers get to choose one of 10 original themes musically composed for the festival as the filmmakers compete for the prize of $1,000!

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

BIZARRE IN ST. JOHNS
SAT – Head to St. Johns to celebrate the eclectic charm with the community in the 13th Annual Bizarre with live entertainment and local vendors.

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.

MOM’S FLOWER SHOW
SAT-SUN – The Mother’s Day Rhododendron Show hosted at the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden shows off the beauty of these colorful flowers as well as a sale, so you can buy mom her favorite display.

MOTHER’S DAY CRUISE
SAT – Take advantage of the gorgeous weather we’re expecting this weekend by basking on the water during a Portland Spirit Cruise. Enjoy brunch or dinner in Portland or Cascade Locks.

BRUNCH AT THE ZOO
SAT – Bring mom to the Zoo to say “thanks” with a sweet and savory brunch buffet and then spend family time cruising through the Zoo afterward.

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 

CALL YOUR MOTHER CABARET
FRI-SUN – This Cabaret hosts Broadway songs all about moms! This hilarious and touching show brings back classics from hits like Fiddler on the Roof, Gypsy, and Waitress.

CHILDREN’S CULTURAL PARADE
FRI – Kids get the opportunity to parade through the park sharing world cultures and participating in family entertainment at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

SAVOR SW WA
SAT – Head to the Pearson Air Museum and taste the best of Southwest Washington’s wines. Over 15 boutique wineries and six local eateries will be in attendance, giving you the luxurious opportunity to sip, sample, and experience.

CAMAS PLANT & GARDEN FAIR
SAT – Head to the Garden Fair and get mom her favorite plants for Mother’s Day. Browse plants, trees, garden art, and supplies.

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

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

  • The Hustle
  • POMS
  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu
  • Tolkien
  • The Biggest Little Farm
  • Charlie Says
  • The Professor and the Madman
  • Student of the Year
Click here for movie times and theaters.

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

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Federal Funds Rate Holds while Homeowner Tenure Slips

 

 

 

Federal Funds Rate Holds while Homeowner Tenure Slips

The Federal Reserve decided to keep the federal funds rate steady This Week in Real Estate, with no expectation of a rate increase until the end of the year, at the earliest. Below are a few highlights from the last few days of April that influence our business:

Federal Reserve: Patience Continues. At the conclusion of its May meeting, the Federal Reserve held the key, short-term federal funds rate steady, with a top rate of 2.5%. The decision was unanimous and widely expected, with members of the Federal Open Market Committee agreeing that while economic growth conditions remain “solid,” inflation pressures remain anchored. We do not expect another federal funds rate increase until, at the earliest, the end of 2019. For housing, the more dovish perspective of the Federal Reserve is an important reason why mortgage interest rates have declined from late-2018 cycle highs. Given that the housing market faced a 10-year low for housing affordability last Fall, the Fed’s approach is a net positive for future housing market activity and offers an offset (but only a partial one) for rising construction costs. These costs are limiting housing inventory, particularly at the entry-level market. Moreover, higher production costs have caused housing affordability to decline in recent years and are the primary driver for NAHB’s call for generally flat conditions for new home sales and starts in 2019.

Homeowners Are Staying Put, Just Not For As Long As Before. At the end of last year, the length of time that a homeowner stayed put hit a record high at an average of 8.17 years. But the latest data from the first quarter of 2019 reveals that the average tenure has begun to backslide as more Americans opt to relocate. Homeowners who sold their home in Q1 2019 had owned their property for an average of 8.05 years, according to the latest from ATTOM Data Solutions. While this is down slightly from the previous quarter, ATTOM points out that it is up from the 7.75-year average seen in Q1 2017. It’s also significantly longer than the average tenure seen in the years leading up to the housing bubble. Between 2000 and 2007, homeowners moved an average of just 4.21 years, ATTOM revealed.

Top Home Technology Features. According to the latest edition of NAHB’s study, What Home Buyers Really Want, 46 percent of recent and prospective home buyers want a security camera in their home, more than any other home technology feature listed in the survey. Three of the four most wanted features are security-related: along with a security camera, a video doorbell and a wireless home security system are wanted by at least 40 percent of home buyers. However, at most 21 percent of homebuyer currently have any one of these technology features installed, indicating that there is market growth potential for these items. In contrast, about the same share of home buyers who want a programmable thermostat (44 percent) have one already installed (41 percent). Four other home technology features are desired by at least a third of buyers: a multi-zone HVAC system (39 percent), a lighting control system (36 percent), and a wireless home audio system and central vacuum system (both wanted by 33 percent of home buyers). An energy management system/display and a smart washer/dryer (controlled remotely) are wanted by 31 percent of home buyers each.  Few home buyers currently have any of these items (14 percent of home buyers at most), which also indicates that there is room for growth in these product areas.


Central Oregon Weekend Planner May 3-5, 2019

 

CENTRAL OREGON WEEKEND PLANNER

MAY 3-5, 2019

FIRST FRIDAY
FRI – Take a stroll through new exhibitions of incredible art in the Old Mill District. See a variety of mediums from traditional paintings, sculpture, and photography.

HOOT, HOLLER & SING
SAT-SUN – The Historic Shaniko hosts a classic car show, bluegrass, folk, country performances, and campfire jam.

STAR WARS RUN
SAT – May the 4th be with you! This Star Wars themed 5K, 10K, kids fun run, and silent auction benefit the Redmond Alano Club. Gather and run with your support system along Central Oregon’s Dry Canyon.

FARMERS MARKET
SAT – The Food and Farm Faire is an indoor farmers market with local and early season produce.

SPRING PADDLE FESTIVAL
SAT – Embrace the longer, sunny days of spring with a paddle down Tumalo Creek. Staff will be on hand to help with newcomers. Demo dozens of kayaks, canoes, paddle boards and more!

PHOTO TOURS
SAT – Learn how to capture the night sky from Bend Photo Tours. Head out along Cascade Lakes Hwy for optimal star viewing and photograph the Milky Way!

HOME & GARDEN SHOW
FRI-SUN – The Spring Home and Garden Show features over 200 vendors in the industry. Browse entertainment ideas and gain inspiration to take home and renovate your home.

MOVIE TRIVIA
SUN – Head to Blockbuster for the Ultimate Movie Trivia! Trivia night is free to play and many fun prizes are up for grabs!

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

  • El Chicano
  • The Intruder
  • UglyDolls
  • Long Shot
  • Ask Dr. Ruth
  • Bolden
  • The Covent
  • Meeting Gorbachev
  • Savage
  • Shadow
Click here for movie times and theaters.

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Portland Metro Weekend Planner: May 3-5, 2019

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND PLANNER

MAY 3-5, 2019

CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA
FRI-SUN – Enjoy live entertainment, authentic food, carnival rides, and more family fun at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

CINCO DE MAYO CRUISE
SAT – Hop on board the Portland Spirit to celebrate and ring in the first hours of Cinco de Mayo with a live mariachi band and guest DJ’s.

LGBTQ DOCUSERIES
THROUGH SUN QDOC is the only U.S. festival devoted to LGBTQ documentaries at Hollywood Theatre, showcasing core issues of identity, politics, history, culture, diversity, and more. 

TULIP FESTIVAL
THROUGH SUN – 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.

SCRUMPTIOUS PDX
SAT – Eat, drink, and support the Portland Rugby club and Rugby Oregon Youth Organization. Enjoy gourmet small bites prepared by Portland’s top chefs, paired with drinks from Widmer Brothers Brewing and Portland Cider Co.

SABERTOOTH ROCK FEST
SAT Sabertooth features rock and psychedelic music with vendors and beer tastings at the Crystal Ballroom.

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

DINNER IN THE FIELD
SAT – An upcoming season of Dinner in the field is upon us! This Friday, head to Barn Kestrel to enjoy a special 6-7 course dinner paired with featured Westward Whiskey. Mark your calendar to enjoy an evening in preserved barns around Oregon.

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.

CRAFT MARKET
SAT – Shop from over 200 craft vendors and artists at the Crafty Wonderland Spring Art & Craft Market at the Oregon Convention Center.

OBSTACLE RACE
SAT – The Great Inflatable Race brings out your inner-kid with blow-up obstacles at the Portland International Raceway.

KENTUCKY DERBY
SAT – Head to Portland Meadows to watch the live stream of the 145th Annual Kentucky Derby. Dress to impress with a flair of southern charm.

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 

IMPROV SHOW
SAT May the Fourth Be With You features local comedians acting in an improv show at Magenta Theater. Be prepared for some Star Wars related jokes and games while enjoying the Niche Wine Bar.

UTV COURSE RACING
SUN – The Grass Roots UTV Series features ultra-short course racing in Washougal.

SPRING FESTIVAL
SAT – The Ridgefield First Saturday, May Day Festival hosts games and family fun, a farmers market, and more!

ANIMAL BENEFIT
SAT – Head to Esther Short Park for a Walk/Run for the animals. Stroll along the Columbia or run a timed 5k through Fort Vancouver. Say hello to Rojo the Llama and meet dozens of pet-friendly vendors.

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

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

  • El Chicano
  • The Intruder
  • UglyDolls
  • Long Shot
  • Ask Dr. Ruth
  • Bolden
  • The Covent
  • Meeting Gorbachev
  • Savage
  • Shadow
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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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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