Life in Portland Blog

Monthly Picks | April 2017

April 6th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Hoyt Arboretum
Join Hoyt Arboretum’s curator Martin Nicholson for this annual springtime event in appreciation of the season’s stunning magnolia blossoms. The guided walk along the trails through the arboretum’s nationally-recognized magnolia collection will take your breath away. Bring your camera and take advantage of this opportunity to photograph one of Portland’s best displays of spring blooms. 

April 9th, 8 AM | Waterfront Park
Would you run for beer? What about cider, wine, or spirits? If so, this is the event for you. Bridge to Brews is the only run in Portland that will take you over the Fremont Bridge. Participants will run or walk 8K or 10K before being treated to tasty libations from many great local breweries, distilleries, and wineries. There will also be plenty of tasty food and live music while you celebrate at the finish line. 

April 15th-16th, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Expo Center
Hortlandia is one of the largest hardy plant and garden art sales in the Pacific Northwest. Vendors from far and wide come to Portland to offer the latest plant introductions as well as the time-tested (and hardiness-tested!) plants. Handcrafted specialty garden art will also available for sale. Come enjoy numerous nurseries, artists, plants and specialty art all under one roof!

April 21st, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM | 2506 NE Sandy Blvd.
We’ve joined an incredible community of five small, locally-owned businesses in a space designed and renovated by Kevin Cavenaugh of Guerilla Development, and we want you to help us party!  All five storefronts are pooling their resources and throwing an incredible opening party that you will not want to miss.  Join us in celebration and check out the new storefronts for Dream Cakes, Project Object, Dava Bead, and Leeward NW Surf & Sea. You’ll also get to visit our new office space and enjoy some phenomenal cake!