This year, spring hasn’t roared into Portland like a lion; it has hopped in like a rabbit. Get a jump on Easter at an egg-stra cool egg hunt at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. (This Easter Bunny gets dropped in by a helicopter!) Speaking of the sky, springtime means it’s time again for an OMSI Star Party, so bundle up the family and head out to the Gorge for a special night of stargazing. Or get ready to don your ‘secret identity’ for a Portland Children’s Museum favorite, a full-day Superhero Celebration!


Out of Town

Evergreen Aviation Egg-stravaganza (pictured; photo from Facebook)
The event will include the arrival of the Easter Bunny on helicopter, an Easter egg hunt and crafts. Sat. 8:15 am. Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. McMinnville. $7 for members and $10 for general admission/ $10 and under. All ages. Event details.

OMSI Star Party: Spring Equinox
From beginners to experts of all ages, here’s your opportunity to view Mars, Saturn, waxing crescent Moon, star clusters and more! Sat. 7:30 pm. Rooster Rock State Park and Stub Stewart State Park, Corbett. Free admission, $5 parking per vehicle. All ages. Event details.

West side

Superhero Celebration at PCM
Dust off your super costume and unite with other cape crusaders. Meet out-of-this-world guest the Cloud City Garrisons from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Create your very own a one-of-a-kind superhero cape. Sat. 11:00 am – 3:30 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

East side

Messy Monkeys: Spring
Celebrate spring by creating watercolor and mixed-media art focused on baby animals, eggs, bunnies, flowers and more. Fri. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. 100th Monkey Studio. $8/hr for parent and child. 1-6 years old. Event details.


The Toy Trains at the Hillsboro Library
Choo-choo! Get up and dance with one of Portland’s favorite rock bands for kids as they bring a lively and energetic show to Hillsboro. Sat. 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Kids’ Nature Night Out: The Frog Chorus
A great chance for parents to have a night out while the kids get to experience the Nature Park in a way few others ever do. Gather in the Interpretive Center, have dinner, then head out into the park to explore and look for wildlife. Fri. 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Nature Park Interpretive Center in Beaverton. $25. Ages 6-12. Event details.

Gazing at the stars high in the sky or looking for Easter eggs on the ground? How will you be celebrating the first Spring weekend in Portland?

–Cheyenne Terbrueggen