First Thursday in the Pearl
This festive arts-centric gathering spans the pearl district, with more than 40 galleries, restaurants, bars, and other businesses hosting exhibit openings and other parties and receptions. Most events take place from 6 pm until 9 pm. March 5, April 2, May 7.
The Hippity Hop Bunny Hop
Come out and meet the Easter bunny at Jamison Square Park on the Saturday before Easter, and bring the entire family. The cheery, cottontailed creature will help usher in spring weather by dispensing hugs and candy—you can even have your picture taken with him. April 4, 10 am–3 pm.
Elsewhere in Portland
March marks the return of the Portland Saturday Market (Saturdays and Sundays through the end of year) to the downtown waterfront. Other spring events around town include Portland Dining Month (throughout March), Spring Beer & Wine Fest (early April), Taste of the Nation (late April), Soul’d Out Music Festival (mid April), Cinco de Mayo (early May), and Portland Rose Festival (late May– early June). Visit Calendar