Portland Events - April, 2015

Carol Munro

There are plenty of Portland events for April to keep us entertained.  Easter is the big holiday and there are lots of activities for the kids and wonderful restaurants offering Easter dinner.

The Trail Blazers finish up their regular season with four home games at the Moda Center  and the Timbers continue their regular season with two home games.

The biggest show this month is I Love Lucy on stage at the Keller Auditorium and the Moody Blues are in town at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Spring Beer & Wine Festival

This is the 21st annual Spring Beer and Wine Festival in Portland where you can sample great beer, wine, and good food. Lots of Portland food carts will be there.  More details and how to get your tickets.

Dates: April 3rd and 4th

Hours: Noon to 10 pm

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232

Oregon Rabbit Romp at the Zoo

Exciting Easter fun for the kids: Easter egg hunts and crafts for children aged 3 to 10 with special hunts for toddlers.  Kids can make bunny crafts, pet real bunnies, play games, and have their picture taken.

Free with zoo admission.

Dates: April 4, 2015

Hours: 9 am to 3 pm

Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97221

Alpenrose Dairy Easter Egg Hunt

This Easter egg hunt has become a tradition for many families in the Portland area. Hunts are organized into two groups. One for children aged 3 to 5 and one for those aged 6 to 8.

Date: April 4th

See website for details.

Alpenrose Dairy
6149 SW Shattuck Rd
Portland, OR 97221
(503) 244-1133

Oregon Orchid Show and Sale

Thousands of beautiful orchids will be on display and available to buy. Plus you can learn how to take care of them so you will have gorgeous blooms for years to come. Demonstrations will be given on repotting and building an orchid terrarium.

Dates: April 11th and 12th

Saturday - 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday - 10 am to 3 pm

Ambridge Event Center
1333 NE MLK Blvd
Portland, OR

Bridge to Brews

Bridge to Brews is a popular 8k/10k walk/run that includes the Fremont Bridge in its route. Details of race and how to sign up.

Date: April 12th


View garden displays and plants at the Oregon Hardy Plant Society's show, Hortlandia.  This year's show and plant sale will include a patchwork quilt contest where entries will be on display and visitors can vote for their favourite.

Dates: April 18th & 19th

Saturday and Sunday, 10 am - 3 pm

Admission is free but there is an $8 parking fee. Note: No strollers or pets allowed. Assistance is available for disabled.

Portland Expo Center
2060 N. Marine Dr
Portland, Oregon

Gathering of the Guilds

The artisan guilds of Oregon come together for one big art show featuring glass, weaving, wood carving, bead work, and metal work. Enjoy artists demonstrations, live music, and enter raffles for prizes.

Dates: April 24th through 26th

Hours: Opens at 10am.

Admission is free.

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232

Google Wallet discounts

Portland Trail Blazer Home Games

April is the end of the regular season home games for the Trail Blazers.

Blazer Schedule and Tickets

Los Angeles Clippers  -  April 1
New Orleans Pelicans - April 4
Minnesota Timberwolves - April 8
Utah Jazz - April 11

Blazer tickets for April

Mobile: Blazer Tickets

NBA playoff tickets are now available.  It is almost certain that the Blazers will be in at least the first round of the playoffs.  Who they will play, of course, is unknown but if you want to be assured of a seat, get your tickets now.

Blazer Playoff Tickets

Portland Timbers Games at Home

Timbers Schedule and Tickets

F C Dallas April 4, 2015 - 7:30 pm.

Orlando City April 12, 2015 - 2:00 pm.

Mobile: Timbers Tickets

More Portland Events, April 2015
Shows and Music

I Love Lucy

Everybody loved Lucy in the 1950's which was the early days of television. I Love Lucy was the most popular program on the tube. Everyone made sure they were home to watch the latest antics of Lucille Ball. 

Now the new hit stage show allows you to pretend like you are in the studio audience at the Desilu Playhouse while two episodes of I Love Lucy are being filmed.  Watch your favorite characters, Lucy, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel as they perform in their New York City apartment and listen to "The Ricky Ricardo Orchestra" perform in Ricky's Tropicana Nightclub.

April 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th.

Get best tickets now

Mobile: I Love Lucy Tickets

Keller Auditorium
222 SW Clay Street
Portland, OR 97201

Moody Blues

You only get one night in Portland to enjoy a concert by the English rock band Moody Blues on this concert tour.

Date: April 24th

Grab your tickets now.

Mobile: Moody Blues Tickets

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 Southwest Broadway
Portland, OR 97205

Hawthorne Theatre Events

The Maine, Real Friends & Knuckle Puck - April 13
Electric Wizard & Satan's Satyrs - April 15
Enter Shikari, Stray From The Path, A Lot Like Birds & Marmozets - April 18
Kiesza & Betty Who - April 19

Hawthorne Theatre Tickets

Mobile: Hawthorne Theatre

McMenamin's Crystal Ballroom Events

The Antlers - April 1
Dark Star Orchestra - April 2 and 3
Stromae - April 7
The Replacements - April 10
Lord Huron - April 16
Kalin & Myles - April 19
Mac DeMarco - April 22
Sylvan Esso - April 24
Nightwish, Delain & Sabaton, April 26

Crystal Ballroom Tickets

Mobile: Crystal Ballroom

Roseland Theater Events

Young Thug & Travis Scott - April 1
Belle & Sebastian - April 9
Vance Joy - April 10
Soja - April 12
Sould Out Music Festival: Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires - April 14
Sould Out Music Festival: Gramatik - April 16
Sould Out Music Festival: Yasiin Bey (aka) Mos Def & Bad Brains - April 17
Rumble At The Roseland - April 18
Jose Gonzalez & Olof Amalds - April 24
Mastodon & Clutch - April 25

Roseland Theater Tickets

Mobile: Roseland Theater

Wonder Ballroom Events

George Ezra - April 8
Blue October - April 18
The Dead Milkmen - April 19
Clean Bandit - April 23

Wonder Ballroom Tickets

Mobile: Wonder Ballroom

Portland Entertainment Venues

Aladdin Theatre | Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall | Earle A. Chiles Center | Hawthorne Theatre | Keller Auditorium | McMenamins Crystal Ballroom | Mississippi Studios | Moda Center at the Rose Garden | Newmark Theatre | Oregon Zoo | Portland Expo Center | Portland Veterans Memorial Coliseum | Providence Park | Roseland Theater | Delores Winningstad Theatre | Wonder Ballroom

March Events

May Events - Storm Large, Showboat, Cirque du Soleil, Phantom of the Opera, Barry Manilow

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