- Portland Tribune - Features
The fifth annual Gardenpalooza offers backyard gardeners the opportunity to buy wholesale from 40 local nurseries, with items including plants, tools and garden art aplenty.
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. SATURDAY, April 7, Fir Point Farms, 14601 Arndt Road, Aurora, 503-678-2455, free
Blue Lake Bunny Bonanza Egg Hunt
Egg hunts abound for parents and kids ages 10 and under. First up, children ages 2 to 4 will hunt for candy-filled eggs, followed by the 5-to-10 age group. Then there's an egg hunt just for parents.
10 a.m. to noon SATURDAY, April 7, Blue Lake Regional Park, between Northeast Marine Drive and Sandy Boulevard off Northeast 223rd Avenue, 503-665-4995, $4 per car or $7 per bus for park entrance
Alpenrose Dairy's Easter Egg Hunt
The Cadonau family has been hosting an annual egg hunt since 1962 with hundreds of prizes, including eight 6-foot plush bunnies.
A 'Just-for-Moms' hunt sandwiched in between the kids' hunts will feature moms hunting for diamond earrings.
Everyone is encouraged to arrive early.
10:30 a.m. (ages 3-5), 11:30 a.m. (moms) and 12:30 p.m. (ages 6-8) SATURDAY, April 7, Alpenrose Dairy, 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road, 503-244-1133, free
No matter what time you make it out and about, the zoo can accommodate with a traditional candy 'egg' hunt for children ages 3 to 10, as well as a special hunt for toddlers 2 and under, beginning early and restarting every 20 minutes.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (first hunt begins at 9:20 a.m., hunts will start again every 20 minutes) SATURDAY, April 7, Oregon Zoo, 4001 S.W. Canyon Road, 503-226-1561, $6.75-$9.75, free for children under 2, $1 parking per car
Spring Sticker Hunt
The Portland Children's Museum offers a variety of springtime activities this weekend, including the annual Spring Sticker Hunt.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. SUNDAY, April 8, Portland Children's Museum, 4015 S.W. Canyon Road, 503-223-6500, www.portlandchildrensmuseum.org, $6-$7
Healthy Kids' Fair
Legacy Emanuel Hospital and Health Center hosts one of the largest area egg hunts for kids up to 8 years of age.
Highlights include photos taken with the Easter Bunny, tours of a police car, ambulance and fire engine, as well as mending of stuffed animals at the teddy bear clinic.
The healthy part of the fair includes a car seat safety clinic, mercury thermometer exchange, bike and snowboard helmet sale and a Healthy Kid Check to measure height and weight to make sure kids are on track to a healthy future.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. SATURDAY, April 7, Legacy Emanuel Hospital and Health Center Atrium, 501 N. Graham St., 503-415-5756, free
21 AND OVER
Spring Beer and Wine Fest
Give your taste buds the opportunity to sample handcrafted beers, wine, cider, mead and distilled spirits from 40 regional breweries and roughly 20 well-respected wineries.
Noon to 11 p.m. FRIDAY and SATURDAY, April 6-7, Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 503-235-7575, free admission noon to 2 p.m., $5 after 2 p.m., $4-$7 mug or glass, $1 per token, free for children 12 and under; minors permitted prior to 7 p.m.
If you have been thinking about adding a fine, feathered friend to your family, or just want to check out an exotic species, visit the free Bird Festival featuring a multitude of brightly colored birds to view and purchase.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. SATURDAY, April 7, Quality Cage Company, 5942 S.E. 111th Ave., 503-762-2607, free