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Chamber Music Northwest’s summer festival

Chamber Music Northwest’s annual summer festival combines highest-caliber classical music with Portland’s laid-back atmosphere at can’t-miss concerts.

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UFO Festival in McMinnville

Every May, thousands of visitors flock to the city’s famous UFO Festival, featuring four days of parades, costume contests, expert speakers and family fun.

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Spring hikes near Portland

There’s something special about the first spring hike of the year. Enjoy wildflowers, bird watching and breathtaking scenery on these springtime rambles.

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Soul’d Out Music Festival

Whether you’re a lifelong soul fan or a casual listener on the hunt for your new favorite band, Portland’s Soul’d Out Music Festival has plenty to offer any audience.

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Best spots for spring flowers

Find your favorite blooms, from roses to rhododendrons and tulips to trilliums, with our guide to spring flower viewing in Portland.

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Portland running events

Participate in a costumed fun run, carbo-load with endless spaghetti or qualify for the Boston Marathon in the Portland region's best running events.

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Where to celebrate Earth Day in Portland

If Earth Day could claim a capital, Portland would be a top contender with its oodles of green space and routine place at the top of "greenest cities" lists.

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Portland Rose Festival

The city's biggest festival features multiple parades, a waterfront carnival, concerts, dragon boat races, fireworks, and, naturally, lots and lots of roses.

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Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

Colorful fields reminiscent of Holland burst with acres of tulips in full bloom at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn.

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Wildflower viewing in Greater Portland

Feast your eyes on the many wildflower patches around the region for natural beauties you won't find anyplace else.

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