Somebunny will be awfully hoppy to see all the Easter events in PDX this weekend. Nearly every neighborhood has their own hunt going on, and then there are the big ones, like the 50th annual Alpenrose Dairy Easter egg hunt. But there are other annual Spring traditions popping up, too: The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival has over 40 acres of flowers to explore and a revolving calendar of kids games and family activities. Looking for something a little different? Explore the Japanese art of Taiko, an exploration of drumming, dance, and voice.
Smelling the Tulips

Out of town

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival (pictured)
Bring your family to frolic and play over 40 Acres of Tulips and Daffodils. March 29 –  May 5. 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. Woodburn. $5/car on weekdays, $10/car weekends. All ages. Event details. 

Westside

Alpenrose Easter Egg Hunt
Arrive early for one of the biggest Easter egg hunts west of the Mississippi. It’s a crazy free-for-all, but the stakes are high: Prizes include seven 6-foot bunnies (one for each age bracket).  Sat. 10:30 am. Free. All ages. Event details.

Oregon Zoo Rabbit Romp
Candy “egg” hunts occur every 20 minutes for children 10 years or younger. Toddlers two and under will have their very own candy hunt designed just for them, plus games, petting zoo and other fun! Sat. 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Children 10 or younger. Free with Zoo admission. All ages. Event details.

Portland Taiko: Insatiable
Explore the possibilities of the art form of Taiko with new performance featuring a seamless combination drumming, dance, and voice. Sat., 8:00 pm, Sun., 2:00 pm. Lincoln Hall, PSU. $16-$30. All ages. Event details.

Classroom Discovery at Tryon Creek
Enjoy this special open house-style opportunity to visit the Nature Center classroom and meet live animals (including Pockets, the Friends’ resident corn snake) and check out bones, animal pelts and other cool stuff. Sat. 10:00 – 1:00 pm am. Free. All ages. Event details.

Eastside

OMSI: Dirt to Dinner
Learn more about the different stages of food—where it comes from and how it gets there—in this one-of-a-kind bilingual festival that explores the life cycle of food, from farm to table and beyond. Sat. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Free with admission. All. Event details.

Will you be celebrating any of the holidays taking place this weekend?

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— Cheyenne Terbrueggen