Whew, what a weekend! Beer, spirits, story telling, books, the last weekend of the Tulip Fest, and lots more!
Ongoing or All Weekend
Tulip Fest 2012 at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn kicks off Friday, March 30 and runs through Monday, April 30.
What, exactly, is a tulip fest? On weekdays it’s 40 acres of blooming tulips (and daffodils), a cafe, country store, farm equipment on display, Dutch sausages, and a gift shop. And on weekends you get all that, plus pony rides, a crafters market, Mexican food, wooden shoe making demonstrations, steam tractors, entertainment, and beer and wine! [more]
Friends of the Library present the annual Spring Used Book Sale this weekend, Friday, April 27 through Sunday, April 29, 2012.
20,000 Donated Books and Materials include audio tapes, CDs, DVDs, videos, gently used books, children’s books, etc. – starting at $.50! [more]
Singlehandedly, the fourth annual festival of new solo works, runs from Friday, April 27 through Friday, May 11, 2012 at Hipbone Studio (1847 E Burnside).
Presented by Portland Story Theater, Singlehandedly is a festival of opening nights and every night is different. [more]
The Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park) is offering free admission on Friday, April 27, 2012 from 5pm until 8pm.
The museum offers free admission ever fourth Friday (5pm-8pm) of the month, so if you can’t make it this week, mark May 25, 2012 on your calendar! [more]
National Park Week takes place April 21 through April 29, 2012. Admission is free at all 397 national parks during the celebration.
“Looking for something fun, free, and fantastic to do with family and friends? Head out to America’s national parks where millions of stars light up the dark night sky, deer and antelope (and a few other critters!) play on the wide open range, and history is an unbelievable experience, not an exam.” [more]
The 2nd annual GermanFest at Bailey’s Taproom (213 SW Broadway) takes place Saturday, April 28th, 2012.
German-style beers brewed by Oregon breweries will be featured, including: 10 Barrel Rude Boy Rogenbier, Amnesia Dusseldolf Alt, etc. . . . [more]
The Oregon Distillers Guild presents the second annual T.O.A.S.T.: The Oregon Artisan Spirit Tasting this Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29, 2012.
Featuring more than fifty local, national, and international artisan spirit producers pouring over one hundred spirits, TOAST is the largest public tasting of craft spirits in North America. [more]
The 9th annual Stumptown Comics Fest takes place Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29, 2012 at the Oregon Convention Center (777 NE MLK).
“The 9th Annual Stumptown Comics Fest is set to be the best yet! With special guests like Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai and multi-talented artist and writer Mike Allred (Madman, iZombie), this year’s celebration of comics in the city of Portland shouldn’t be missed.” [more]
Portland’s creative cultural club, The Dill Pickle Club, presents A Place Called Home: Lectures on Filmmaking in Portland, this Sunday, April 29, 2012.
“A Place Called Home is a monthly presentation series examining the history of filmmaking in Portland. Held at roving venues on last Sundays at 1PM, lectures aim to orient recent transplants and residents to the city’s rich lineage of film and how it informs our sense of place.” [more]