April event highlights
Here’s a selection of April events in Portland. For more, see our editors’ picks, below, or search the events calendar.
Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival
The month-long Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival festival showcases more than 40 acres of tulips and daffodils in bloom at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn, 45 minutes south of downtown Portland. Weekend events include food, wine, pony rides for the kids, and, of course, tulip viewing.
Soul’d Out Music Festival
The annual Soul’d Out Music Festival draws a diverse range of acts, from 2013 headliner Prince to Questlove, Mos Def, Diana Krall and many other internationally regarded performers. The 10-day festival packs some of the city’s best venues, including the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Doug Fir, Wonder Ballroom, Alhambra Theatre and Holocene.
Spring Beer & Wine Fest
The Spring Beer & Wine Fest is an adults-only beverage exposition at the Oregon Convention Center celebrating handcrafted beers, wines and spirits. Dozens of Northwest microbreweries, wineries and distillers offer samples of their wares, and the festival also features food and music.
North Willamette Wine Trail Weekend
Discover wine country in Portland’s backyard during the North Willamette Wine Trail Weekend, a self-guided tour of more than 20 wineries offering tastings, food pairings, entertainment and activities.