Spring in Portland is like no other -- cherry blossoms are blooming, farmers markets are kicking back up, and the whole city is green, green, green once again. What better way to celebrate spring than to get out there!
Check out five of our most favorite springtime affairs in the City of Roses.
For six days, April 16-21, Soul'd Out Music Festival fills venues across Portland with an eclectic mix of R&B, soul, funk and hip-hop. You’ll catch the likes of the legendary living Blues master Buddy Guy, local Soul goddess Saeeda Wright, and many, many more.
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From March 23 to April 29, the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm absolutely EXPLODES with color. From expansive views of distant mountains to gorgeous grape-filled vineyards, to strolling through rows of tulips in a rainbow of colors, you’ll find fresh flowers, food and fun for the entire family, rain or shine. We particularly recommend this outing for those looking to really WOW a first date… Just sayin’.
May 2-5, QDoc is the only festival in the U.S. devoted exclusively to LGBTQ documentaries, and Jupiter is totally here for that. You should be too! Head over to the Hollywood Theatre (shout out to another one of our awesome local partners!) to see documentary films that creatively engage core issues of queer identity – politics, history, culture, diversity, sexuality, family, aging, and coming-out issues.
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From May 1-31, the stunningly beautiful Lan Su Chinese Garden hosts a series of events that embrace the varied and wonderful Asian cultures throughout the world. Check out their calendar for events like Japanese performance group UNIT SOUZOU, Paradise of Samoa Polynesian Dance Troupe, One With Heart martial arts of Indonesia, and so many more!
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Since last month (March), Portland Farmers Markets are back in full gear, operating world-class farmers markets across town that contribute to the success of local food growers and producers, and create vibrant community gatherings. Get the best NW cheese, meat, veggies, honey, and anything else your chef-at-heart desires!
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How about a stay-cation for all you locals, or a trip to Portland for those a bit further away?
Whether you’re near or far, join us at Jupiter this spring!