PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
FOR APRIL 14-16, 2017
RABBIT ROMP AT THE ZOO
SAT – Rabbit Romp features candy egg hunts every 10-15 minutes between 9:30AM and 3PM. Children ages 3 to 10 are invited to hunt for compostable plastic eggs, candy, and prizes. Toddlers 2 and under can participate in a candy hunt organized especially for them at the classrooms by Bear Walk Café.
EASTER EGG HUNT GUIDE
Through April 16 – Find Easter egg hunts in the Portland Metro area.
ADULTS ONLY EASTER EGG HUNT
SAT – Hop on board the BarFly Bus for an adult Easter Egg Hunt at bars, clubs & lounges all over Portland.
ALPENROSE EASTER EGG HUNT
SAT – Tons of prizes, including giant stuffed animals. This is one of the biggest and most anticipated Easter Egg Hunts west of the Mississippi. 55th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, ages 3-5 starts at 10:30am, ages 6-8 start at 12:30pm.
PORTLAND SPIRIT EASTER CRUISE
SUN – Hop on board the Portland Spirit for a two-hour Easter Brunch cruise featuring an elaborate brunch buffet, ever-changing views, and excellent service.
SAT – Portland’s largest bunny-themed bar crawl, proceeds will raise money for No Kid Hungry. Pre-register for schedule.
Through April 30 – Stroll through 40 acres of stunning beauty, experience expansive views of vineyards, distant mountains, and a few mud puddles. Fresh flowers, food, and fun for the entire family, including well behaved dogs on leashes!
SPRING BEER & WINE FEST
FRI-SAT – Enjoy beer, wine, spirits, cheese, chocolate & more!
WALKING TOUR OF PORTLAND’S SINFUL PAST
SAT – Historically, Portland had the reputation of being a rugged, rough town, and gave miners, loggers, and fishermen many opportunities to part with their cash in various debaucherous ways. In addition to the shanghaiers and con men, saloons, gambling halls and bordellos also thrived in “Whitechapel,” “The North End,” or “Old Town,” as we know it today. Visit locations of famous saloons, bars and bordellos, card rooms and gambling dens, some of which are still in operation today!
80’S VIDEO DANCE ATTACK
Through June 9 – Grab your favorite 80’s outfit and head to Lola’s Room. Enjoy your favorite 80’s hits playing all night on multiple giant screens.
OMSI: THE ART OF THE BRICK EXHIBITION
Through May 29 – Named one of CNN’s Top Ten “Global Must-See Exhibitions,” The Art of the Brick exhibit by artist Nathan Sawaya takes LEGO bricks from child’s toy to sophisticated art form and beyond.
FLASHBACK DANCE CRUISE
SAT (through May 27) – Gather your crew & rock your best retro threads from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s! Get on the dance floor as our DJ’s play the hits of decades gone by.
URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT
ALL MONTH – Smartphone clues lead you on a fun & engaging walking tour of the city. Clues start you in the heart of downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square and will take you on a scavenger hunt through the Arts District, on a streetcar ride and among the famous food carts.
ALL MONTH – Various Portland Locations: Triviology pub quizzes are free to play, last a couple of hours, and are composed of seven short rounds, giving teams instant gratification for their efforts. Team size can range from one to five players, with prizes for everyone on the winning team.
HAUNTED PUB TOUR
All Month – This spine-tingling ghost tour explores Portland’s historic Old Town District, a vibrant area with beautiful 1800’s buildings, cobblestone streets and a wicked past.
PORTLAND ESCAPE ROOMS
All Month THURS-SUN – Cedar Hills/Beaverton Locations: Real-life room escape games are a type of physical adventure game in which people are locked in a room with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit.
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS
WOODLAND TULIP FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – Along with its annual blooming tulip fields, display garden and gift shop, pick your own tulips in the You Pick Tulip Field. Other activities include: Outdoor Artisan & Farmers Market, featuring a large variety of local vendors with goods ranging from handmade garden art, jewelry, health conscious items, pet products, garden décor, art and more.
NW’S LARGEST GARAGE/VINTAGE SALE
SAT – A great place to sell and find many wonderful items, including furniture, jewelry, tools, toys, electronics, clothing, household items, baby & kids items, books, fishing, hunting, sporting goods, collectibles, & much more.
THE RABBIT HOLLOW
Through SUN – Enjoy a relaxed and fun family-filled experience as you wander through the forest, which is home to a number of bunnies. You’ll find a number of interesting rabbits along the bunny trail and gather treats and great photos along the way.
Through April 22 – In The Rainmaker, at a time of paralyzing drought in the West, we discover a girl whose father and two brothers are worried as much about her becoming an old maid as they are about their dying cattle. What schemes will her family go to find her a husband?
VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET
SAT through Oct 29 – You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden.
OPEN SATURDAY AT PEARSON AIRBASE
SAT – Free educational experience, Flight Simulator lab, vertical wind tunnel, a glider-building station, historic airplanes on-site for viewing, collections on display, and educational programs to propel students of all ages.
NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
· The Fate of the Furious
· A Quiet Passion
· Grow House
· Spark: A Space Tail
Through June 16, 2017, enter for a chance to win the $50,000 grand prize to renovate your home. AND we’re giving away 12 weekly prizes of $2,500! Enter up to two times each day at www.LoveYourHomeSweeps.com
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