Life in Portland Blog

Monthly Picks | April 2016

April 9th, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM | Various Locations
This self-guided tour will take you through a variety of Portland area houses. You’ll find ideas and information on how you can restore spaces lost to previous remodels, create new spaces that are sensitive to the architecture of the home, or preserve original building materials. Learn how older homes can be adapted to a 21st century lifestyle without losing their original style, historic character, and charm.

April 17th, 2:00 PM | Chapman and Lownsdale Squares
Don your finest tweed, ladies and gents, shine up your beautiful classic bicycles, pack up a picnic, and prepare for a day of leisure and biking! Meet up with fellow tweed bedecked riders downtown for a tea social, then follow a leisurely route of about 10 miles (with a stop or two in the middle for picnicking) before arriving at a mystery location for further festivities.

April 19th-20th, 7:30 PM | Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
You can almost smell the fresh-cut logs and the sweat of lumberjacks as you watch the astounding acrobats of Cirque Alfonse perform incredible feats using the natural raw materials of the forest and everyday farm equipment. The atmosphere is hyper-festive as Québécois musicians add authentic flavor to the jaw-dropping spectacle of agility and strength by this young, brash circus troupe.

April 22nd-23rd, 9:00 AM-7:00 PM | Vancouver Lake Park
Enjoy two days of free canoe, kayak and stand-up paddling classes, clinics and demos, hosted by Alder Creek. Try hundreds of different kayaks, canoes and paddleboards to get a feel for your favorite way to paddle. Afterward join Alder Creek at their Jantzen Beach shop on Saturday evening for live music and a barbecue.