In addition to gorgeous blooms and longer days, the arrival of spring is the harbinger of Easter festivities in Portland. Here are some kid-friendly egg hunts, festivals and candy-centric events.
Annual Easter Events in Portland
Hop Into Spring at the Oregon Zoo
Celebrate the season and Hop Into Spring at the Oregon Zoo. A spring-themed day of fun and discovery leads kids through the zoo to explore all the new life and activity. There are magic shows, outdoor lawn games for all ages and chances to win spring giveaways.
Easter Sunday at The Grotto
With over 62 acres (25 hectares) of lush, treed gardens, The Grotto is a serene woodland sanctuary dedicated to Mary, Our Sorrowful Mother. The tranquil paths dotted with intricately carved Catholic shrines combine a traditional forested park with profound meditative bliss. Celebrate Easter Sunday at The Grotto during mass or the traditional Easter Procession.
Easter Brunch Cruise on the Portland Spirit
Hop aboard the Portland Spirit for a relaxing two-hour Easter Brunch Cruise along the Willamette River. Enjoy a delicious brunch buffet of Northwest cuisine, along with champagne, sparkling cider and Easter-themed entertainment.
Easter Egg Hunts
If hunting for hidden treats is your preferred way to spend the holiday, Portland has a basket full of options. Gather up the whole family and head out to the Easter Egg Hunt at Packer Orchards or the Easter Egg Hunt at Lee Farms. If you’re looking for a more adult-friendly way to celebrate, try Youngberg Hill’s Easter Bottle Hunt.
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