Portland Metro Weekend Event Planner: April 8-10, 2016

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR APRIL 8-10, 2016

SPRING PLANT SALE

SAT-SUN  Portland Expo Center. Shop for plants as well as garden art at Hortlandia, a plant and art sale run by Hardy Plant Society of Oregon (HPSO). Free.

TULIP FESTIVAL 

Through APR 22  Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. 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!

BRIDGE TO BREWS

SUN  Waterfront Park. 10K & 8K run over the Fremont Bridge, post-race event at Waterfront Park featuring local breweries, distilleries and wineries along with local live music. Register Today!

GOLD & TREASURE SHOW

SAT-SUN  Portland Expo Center: Learn about gold panning and other treasure hunting techniques. With dozens of vendors & hundreds of items, you’re sure to find something you’ll want to take into the field with you.

INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

Through May 26th  Portland Art Museum. The Film Center’s Northwest Tracking program showcases the work of independent filmmakers living and working in the Northwest whose work reflects the vibrant cinematic culture of the region.

VARIETY SHOW

Through APR 22  Celebrate the 22nd anniversary of The Tony Starlight Show, a combination of song parody, musical impressions & various tributes to iconic artists and pop culture phenomena.

DUELING PIANO SHOW

Every FRI & SAT in April  Since 2010, The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano show in Portland.

URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT

ALL MONTH  Smart phone 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.

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

EVERY DAY  Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

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. Discount tickets.

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.

SHANROCK’S TRIVIOLOGY

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.

GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZ

ALL MONTH  Anyone can grab a deck of Trivial Pursuit cards and run a “trivia night.” Geeks Who Drink’s smartass quizmasters run fast-paced, interactive and beer-soaked pub quiz events all over Portland.

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

WOODEN TULIP FESTIVAL

Through APR 17  Holland America Bulb Farms. The fields are open during daylight hours. The U-Pick is self-serve and just .50 per stem.

FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN (through OCT 30)  Vancouver’s Farmer’s Market. Over 250 vendors with fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods and much more!

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

·         Hardcore Henry  

·         The Boss

·         The Invitation

·         Demolition

·         Before I Wake

·         Mr. Right

·        Louder than Bombs

·         The Dying of the Light  

 

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