Spring, glorious spring! After months of grey and rain, April finally brings us beautiful blooming surroundings — making the two to three more months of grey and rain much more tolerable. With the end of cherry blossom season here (well depending on the year), April is a great time to get back outside and enjoy all the spring colors.
So here’s what you need to know about being in Portland in April, from what the weather is like to events and things to do.
April in Portland is a return to the coveted highs of 60 degree weather. With average lows in the low 40s and highs in the low 60s, it’s also the beginning of phasing out some of the rainfall and by the end of the month we’re in 14 hours of daylight season again. Is it summer yet?
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Mar 31-Apr 30: Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival – Woodburn’s annual tulip festival is open all month.
Apr 5: First Thursday
Apr 6-7: Spring Beer & Wine Festival – celebrate NW wine, beer, and cheese at this annual festival at the Convention Center – and as usual free admission to the first 1,000 people each day
Apr 12-15: Bridgetown Comedy Festival – get your laugh on in Portland’s annual comedy festival.
Apr 13-15: Portland Swap Meet – the largest auto parts swap meet on the West coast, at the Expo Center.
Apr 13-15: Filmed By Bike Film Festival – 10th anniversary of this short film bike-centric festival at Clinton Street Theater.
Apr 21-22: Hood River Valley Blossom Festival – blossoms everywhere!
Apr 21: Portland’s Cheers to Belgian Beers – a low key beer fest in N Portland
Apr 26: Last Thursday
Apr 27-28: Oregon Garden Brewfest – craft brewfest in Silverton
Apr 28-29: Stumptown Comics Fest – 9th annual comic fest at the Convention Center
THINGS TO DO
It’s time to get outside this month. Oregon is blooming and green and it’s a great time to head back to the downtown farmers market, visit the Japanese Gardens or Pittock Mansions for the views, or venture out to Hood River for blossoms of all colors.
What’s your favorite thing to do in April?
Photo by: Robbert Michel