Cinco de Mayo
May 5 - 8, 2016
Enjoy live entertainment, authentic food, carnival rides, an artisan village, and family fun at Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Friday is free
May 1, 2016 (begins March 18)
May 8, 2016
Portland areaOpenTable lists restaurants that offer special brunch, lunch, and dinner menus on Mother’s Day.
May 8, 2016Take Mom to the Portland Zoo for a lavish Mother’s Day Brunch. Does not include or require a zoo ticket.
May 12 - 15, 2016
May 13 - 15, 2016WhiskeyTown USA includes whisky tasting, cocktails, restaurant food, and live entertainment indoors and outdoors at 100 SE Alder Street.
Street Fair & Parade
May 14, 2016Kick off the summer street fair season at St. Johns Bizarre, with local music, 75 juried craft vendors, food, a beer garden, and kids’ activities the same day as the noon St. Johns Parade in North Portland.
Tour Historic Homes
May 14, 2016 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)The Lake Oswego Historic Home Tour features four historic homes within walking distance, starting at Oswego Heritage House.
Seaside Wine Tasting
May 14, 2016 (3 to 7 p.m.)Taste wines in local shops for a fee at Seaside Spring Downtown Wine Walk in Seaside. Repeats in Nov.
May 14 - 15, 2016Enjoy heavy armored combat, strolling musicians, singers, dancers, story telling, juggling, medieval cooking, merchants, and demos of book binding and leather working at Faire In The Grove on the lawn at McMenamins Grand Lodge in Forest Grove. Free.CityFair & fireworks
May 27 - June 12, 2016 (dates below)
Wine Country Weekend
May 28 - 30, 2016More than 150 wineries in the Willamette Valley are open for tastings and tours on Memorial Weekend in the Wine Country.
April 1 - May 1, 2016 (begins March 18)
40 acres of tulips and daffodils in bloom, visit the gift shop & cafe, and check the weekend events schedule for Tulip Fest at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn.
April 2, 2016Portland Women’s Expo features a fashion show, food samples, beer and wine garden, rock wall, and health & beauty products at Oregon Convention Center.
April 2 - 3, 2016Body Mind Spirit Expo [sound on some PCs] has exhibits and presentations about alternative health and psychic power at the Oregon Convention Center.
Star Trek Show
April 6, 2016 (8 p.m.)Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage features film and TV footage from Star Trek on a 40-foot wide screen plus a live orchestra playing the music at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Discount tickets $25.
Historic Home Tour
April 9, 2016 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)Get renovation ideas by visiting 7 restored, historic homes on the self-guided Old House Revival Tour.
Hard Cider Festival
April 16, 2016Try samples from 20 cideries at Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest, which includes art & food vendors, a kids’ area, and music from bluegrass to classic rock. No pets.
April 16 - 17, 2016See thousands of blooming orchids on display and for sale at the Oregon Orchid Show & Sale, billed as the largest orchid show in the Pacific Northwest, at Ambridge Event Center.
Astoria Seafood Festival
April 22 - 24, 2016Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival features coastal cuisine, arts and crafts, and wine tasting. Children are free on Sunday.