This weekend has it all: shamrocks, Easter eggs, and sure signs of spring, like the return of the PSU Farmers Market .McMenamins has big love for St. Patrick’s Day, and they are hosting family-friendly celebrations at your favorite neighborhood locations, including a grand one out at Edgefield. But, wait: Is that an Easter Bunny I see? The Southwest Community Center is hosting an egg hunt and other Easter fun this weekend so you can practice egg hunting a week before the holiday hits.


Portland Metro

St. Patrick’s Day at McMenamins (pictured: photo courtesy of Liz Devine)
You’ll find live music, Irish dancers, bagpipers, Irish Stout, leprechauns, and plenty of fun for the kids. Check website for complete details. Sun. Times vary by location. Mostly free. All ages. Event details.

West side

PSU Portland Farmer’s Market: Opening Day
Fresh food, farmers, and friends—the Portland Saturday Farmer’s Market at PSU is back! Relish in radishes, people watch, and grab a bite to eat. Sat. 8:30 am – 2:00 pm. Free.  All ages. Event details.

Bunny Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt
Celebrate the season with a scrumptious pancake breakfast and springtime crafts. And enjoy a photo opportunity with this year’s celebrity bunny, games and a small animal petting farm. Sat. Southwest Community Center. 9:00 am and 10:30 am to 11:00 am and 12:30 pm. $18. Ages 2 and over. Event details.

East side

Welcome Back Vulture Day
Celebrate the beauties of Vultures and meet Ruby, Portland Audubon’s resident Turkey Vulture up close, along with many of Audubon’s other education birds. Sat. Leach Botanical Garden. 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Kids’ Morning Skate
Get your weekend rolling with a weekly skate session for kids 2 – 10 and their parents includes a group lesson, skating games, songs, and other activities. Fee includes skate rental. Sat. Oaks Park. 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. $6.00/kids. Event details.


Day-Off Camp: Mammals on the Move
Let’s go whale watching! Head to the beach to learn about migration of whales and other mammals. Fri. 7:45 am – 5:15 pm. $71. Ages 7-11 (in-district). Event details.

Will you be dancing a jig, chasing rabbits, or celebrating Spring this weekend?

–Cheyenne Terbrueggen