It’s a hippity-hoppity kind of weekend and there’s plenty of ways to to celebrate spring. From fields of tulips to fields of eggs, you and your bunnies will love the way Portland shows its colors, rain or shine.
Photo: Fort George G. Meade
Hippity Hop Bunny Hop Through the Pearl
Celebrate spring with fun activities, treats and a hug and picture with the Easter Bunny. Smiles, laughter and some sweet treats will bring a burst of energy to the streets throughout the day as the Easter Bunny goes out and about taking photos, and giving out candy and hugs. Bring the whole family and collect treats, do art projects, and search for the special Easter Egg that is creatively hidden in participating merchants’ windows or shops. Collect stamps at each location (soon to be announced) and be entered to win raffle prizes. Sat., 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. NW/Pearl District. Free. All ages. Event details.
Rabbit Romp at the Oregon Zoo
For an egg-stra exciting morning, take your little bunnies to the Oregon Zoo’s annual Rabbit Romp. This festive event has candy hunts every 10-15 minutes for kids ages 3-10, featuring compostable “eco” eggs. After the hunt, stay and enjoy more games, bunny-themed crafts, and plenty of animals to pet at the Family Farm. Special hunts for the 2 and under crowd. Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. SW/Washington Park. Free with admission: $11.50/adults $8.50/children 3-11; free/members and children 2 & under. All ages. Event details.
Cedar Hills Artisan Bazaar, Spring Egg Hunt & Pancake Breakfast
Make it a full morning of spring fun at the Cedar Hills Recreation Center. Start with a breakfast of sausage, fruit, eggs and all-you-can-eat pancakes. Don’t forget your camera—the Easter Bunny may drop by breakfast for some adorable photo ops. Next, let your little ones find some sweet prize eggs during the three fun egg hunts, divided by age. (Pre-registration required for egg hunts.) Then, move to the gym to check out the goods by over 35 vendors showcasing their talents. Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. SW. $7/egg hunt (pre-register online); $5/pancake breakfast adult; $3/pancake breakfast for kids. All ages. Event details.
Penny’s Puppet Show at Alberta Abbey
Where is Lilly the Catapilly? She’s late for Miss Spider’s tea party. Find out where she’s hiding at Penny’s Puppets at the Alberta Abbey. Coffee, tea and stickers are on site for all. Sat., 10:30-11:30 a.m. NE Alberta. $5/person. 0-10. Event details.
The Hatter’s Easter Eggstravaganza
This insanely awesome Easter Hunt that will include over 15,000 filled eggs. The Easter Bunny will arrive at 1:30 p.m. (by helicopter!!!) and the egg hunts begin at 2 p.m.. Join Alice, Queen, Mad Hatter, and Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum on stilts for free face painting, balloon artist, miniature golf, crafts, bingo, live entertainment, bunny photos and tons of prizing! Some activities require tickets for purchase. Sat. 1-4 p.m. SW/Happy Valley. Free. All ages. Event details.
Easter Tea at Pix Patisserie
Golden tickets aren’t just for Willy Wonka! On Easter Sunday, hop on over to Pix Patisserie to find one of 50 eggs hidden throughout the store, each containing a golden ticket. Will you find a lucky egg worth $50 in treats> This sweet and unique hunt is for all ages. First come, first served, with one egg per person. While you’re in the spirit of whimsy, combine your visit with one of the three Easter tea seatings which includes a pot of tea, sandwiches and bite-sized treats. Sun., 2, 3 or 4 p.m. Laurelhurst. $34 (for the tea). All ages. Event details.
Worth the Drive
Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival
This weekend brings the star of this annual event that centers on field after field (40 acres, actually) of tulips in every color. 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. Fri., Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Woodburn, Or. $5/adult; children 12 and under are free (max fee of $20 per carload!). All ages. Event details.
What’s on your family fun list this weekend?