This weekend in Portland, locavores will adore the first-ever CSA Share Fair, egg hunters can hop on down to the annual SW Community Center’s Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt, and fanciers of music can attend a benefit concert and celebration of World Down Syndrome Day with local musicians, Mr. Ben and Tallulah’s Daddy. If you’re looking for a drive, head to Woodburn for the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival and plan to spend the day.
photo: CSA Share Fair
Find Your Farmer Soulmate at the CSA Share Fair Portland’s first-ever CSA Share Fair ushers in spring with more than 30 CSA farmers offering a slice of their farm to you, providing fresh vegetables, fish, meat, eggs, honey and medicinal plants. Check out the farmer matchmaking whereby participants get matched up with farmers that can best meet their CSA needs. Professional matchmakers will create “dance cards” of the best potential farmer matches for you, based on select criteria. Sat., 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Free, All Ages. Event details. Kindie Musicians Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day Join Mr. Ben and Tallulah’s Daddy for a special concert celebrating World Down Syndrome Day. This fundraiser is a benefit for the Portland Literacy Launch Pad and, in addition to the kid and parent-pleasing live tunes, will include raffles, a book exchange and face-painting for the munchkins. Sat., 4-6 p.m., $8/person; free for ages 2 and under, All Ages. Event details. Scamper Around the Bunny Fun Run Hop on down to Holladay Park to participate in one of two fun runs around the park for your littlest bunnies. Afterwards, treat them to crafts, tattoos, face-painting and snacks. Just show up. No registration necessary. Sat., 10 a.m.-noon, Free, Ages 3-7. Event details.
Spring Into Action for The Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt Grab your baskets and head out for this fifth annual event featuring a pancake breakfast, crafts, games, a petting farm, indoor egg hunt and photo opps with the bunny. Adults have a special egg hunt all their own with spa, food and activity gift certificates hidden inside the eggs. Sign up online or via phone in advance. Sat., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Free, All Ages. Event details. Kids Bake with Sur La Table’s American Girl Class The brand spankin’ new American Girl at Sur La Table: Make & Bake French Treats class, inspired by American Girl’s new doll, Grace Thomas, will give students the chance to bake just like Grace. Each two-hour class will begin with the basics on following recipes, measuring, mixing and working safely in the kitchen. Little bakers will then learn how to make Apple Tarts, Chocolate Éclairs and Eiffel Tower Cookies. Each guest will leave with a goodie bag stuffed with an American Girl apron and a Sur La Table cookie cutter. Sun., 2:30-4:30 p.m., $39/child, Ages 8-12. Event details.
Worth the Drive
Tiptoe Through the Tulips at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival This 31st annual event centers on field after field (40 acres, actually) of tulips in every color and draws visitors from far and wide. Activities and photo opportunities take place each day, including hay rides and cow train rides, bouncy houses, slides, swings, trying on wooden shoes and eating plenty of delicious food. Some of the kids’ activities require an additional small fee. Sat. through May 3rd, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., $5/person ages 13 and up; $20 max per carload; free for kids 12 and under, All Ages. Event details.
What’s your plan for enjoying spring this weekend? Let us know in the Comments section below! -Suzie Ridgway