SALT & STRAW SPRING TEA ICE CREAM SERIES – THIS APRIL
Salt & Straw has collaborated with three Portland tea makers, Dragonfly Chai, Steven Smith Teamaker and Townshend’s Tea Company, to “create five refreshing flavors that capture their unique blends along with the essence of spring in Oregon”.
April Tea Flavors (brace yourself):
Dragonfly Chai – Kombucha Sorbet (good vegan alternative) – Lotus Seed Matcha – Meadow Marmalade and Peaches – “Phat Thai” Iced Tea
Let’s just say, we love everything about North Portland’s, Yakuza (article coming very soon). Not only does it appeal to the adult sushi loving crowd, but this Sunday they will be hosting their annual Easter egg hunt for you and the kids. We call it, Easter Fusion. The festivities start at 5pm.
Farm to Fork brings you a Bavarian-Style Biergarten with a Portland flare featuring 6 Local-Specialty Brews, Wurst and Such, Pretzels, Eis Cream, Hasselhoff, you get the idea.
$45/GUEST – You need a secret password to attend, but don’t worry you can request one here.
April 26th 6:30 PM -11 PM
spring any season really, like fresh pies. Pacific Pie Co. offers classes on pie making where you will have a pie to bring home, crust left over for your next one and the skills of Julia Child. They don’t say “stuff your pie hole” for nothing.
The beautiful and enchanting Garden Bootcamp tucked away in the SW countryside, is hosting all sorts of classes to keep your garden growing this spring. Learn how to start your own raised bed, prune roses, plant veggie gardens and operate irrigation. Jenna has the ultimate green thumb and will be able to answer all your gardening questions. Plus, it is nice to get out of the “city” and enjoy her beautiful property for a couple hours. See class schedule HERE.
Portland’s first ever Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival celebrates U.S. brewers who have embraced the styles of Saison, Biere de Garde and Brettanamyoces inflected beers which vary from light to strong, earthy, spicy, fruity and funky tart. There will be more than 20 farmhouse style beers from across the country with outdoor seating to enjoy the gorgeous (crossing fingers) weather.
Saraveza and Saraveza’s Bad Habit Room
Cost: $20 for commemorative glass and 10 drink tickets
Saturday March 30th 1 PM -10 PM
Sunday March 31st 1 PM – 9 PM
Red Ridge Farms is offering three new classes to help guests make the most of the spring season. There is everything from making miniature gardens using indoor plants and natural materials, all-natural olive oil based body products or master the art of tea making, using tea grown locally in the Pacific Northwest.
5510 NE Breyman Orchard Road
This counts as Spring cleaning right? You clean your closet but get a new spring wardrobe as well…it’s really a win win.
11 AM – 3 PM at UNION/PINE
Cost – $5 and a bag of clothes to share.
Downtown is celebrating spring with a week long set of events highlighting, retail. We’re looking forward to perfecting our bow tying skills at the Brooks Brothers bow tie lessons and Pendleton’s debut collection designed around their founder, Thomas Kay. Also stop in Radish Underground for their First Thursday featuring local artist, Heather Treadway’s spring collection inspired from her trip to Joshua Tree. Drinks + snacks will be provided along with an opportunity to do good by giving gently loved clothes to Dress for Success (along with 5% of your purchase). April 1 PM -7 PM – Variety of stores downtown
414 SW 10th Ave.
April 4th, 5 PM – 8 PM
We couldn’t have planned a better lineup of perks. Check out UnderU4Men’s swimwear trunk show with live models, showing of…their speedos 😉
April 7, 1 PM – 5 PM
Nothing says Spring like blooming flowers. It’s that time of the year everyone and their brother (maybe, sister) gush over the blooming buds, post about 20 different instagram photos of flowers (us included) and make bouquets for their home. That’s why everyone will enjoy these events:
CRYSTAL SPRINGS RHODODENDRON GARDEN
April 1-September 30: 6:00am-10:00pm
October 1-March 31: 6:00am-6:00pm
$4 admission fee is charged between 10:00am-6:00pm, Thursday through Monday, March through Labor Day. Admission is free for children under 12.
SE 28th Ave & Woodstock Blvd
March 29 – May 5, 2013 9 AM – 6 PM
Over 40 Acres of Tulips and Daffodils! Buy cut flowers. Order bulbs for fall planting. Play in the Children’s Acre.
33814 S. Meridian Rd.
Springtime Foodie Favorites via Fab.
Just for a bonus!