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Portland Spring Events and Happenings

You know what’s cool? Lists. The Internet loves lists! So today, we treat you to a list of happenings in the Portland area going on this spring. Naturally, each event on this list presents a great time to grab your camera and take some great pictures. (We’ll be standing by to Plywerk your photos to our custom bamboo and maple picture frames and stands!) This is by no means an exhaustive list, but then again, who wants to get exhausted by reading a list? We sure don’t!

Credit:  Jamie Zanotti Credit: Jamie Zanotti

Hood River Blossom Festival, April 11 - 26 Hood River is a mecca for windsurfers, snowboarders, and hikers, but it also offers an abundance of natural attractions for the average tourist, vacationer, or local resident who’s grown tired of windsurfing, snowboarding, and hiking. One such attraction is the annual Blossom Festival, a 35-mile “Fruit Loop” filled with blossoming fruit trees. Stops at farms, beer and wine tastings, and photo opportunities abound! Astoria Seafood Festival, April 24 - 26 In the shadow of the iconic Astoria-Megler bridge, on the coast of the brackish water where the mighty Columbia meets the Pacific Ocean, the quaint town of Astoria offers the perfect weekend getaway for families on spring break, exhausted professionals in need of a respite, and secret lovers (in french accent: hoh hoh!). The Seafood Festival features the best of coastal cuisine, but that’s not all. Even vegans can enjoy wine tasting and the local arts and crafts show, and children enter for free on Sunday!

astoria food festival

Tulip Festival, April 1 - 30 The annual Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm tulip festival in Woodburn always attracts the best of the best in professional, amateur, and aspiring flower and landscape photographers. We’ve heard that as many as one third of the worlds pictures are produced during the period the festival is open. We’ve also heard that 75% of statistics are completely made up. Regardless, the tulip festival is not to be missed. Gorgeous views and great food and drink make this event fun for the whole family.

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Bridge to Brews, April 12 Bridge to Brews is one of the most amazing events ever in the history of events. This is because it is the only day that Portland’s enormous Fremont bridge is open to pedestrian traffic. Enter the 8K or 10K run and not only will you have the amazing opportunity for a unique view of Portland (imagine the Portland skyline spread out across a multi-panel Plywerk display on your living room wall), but you’ll also get free beer, wine, and cider after the race! We call that a win, win, win, win!

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