PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR APRIL 15-17, 2016
Through APR 23 Design Week Portland includes hundreds of free and cheap events and open houses in various design fields including art, crafts, architecture, film, landscaping, music, fashion, & more. Includes a pricey conference April 15-16 and exhibits in Pioneer Courthouse Square April 18-22.
ORCHID SHOW & SALE
SAT-SUN Ambridge Event Center. Largest Orchid show in the Pacific Northwest. Seminars, demonstration & vendors. http://portlandorchidshow.com/
Through APR 23
Newmark Theatre: This full-evening work in two parts is exciting and haunting in equal measure. http://www.obt.org/index.php/boxoffice/single-tickets/beautiful-decay/
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
· Barbershop: The Next Cut
· The Jungle Book
· Above and Below
· Green Room
· Our Last Tango
For a monthly online listing of upcoming Portland metro events, click here.