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In addition to gorgeous blooms and longer days, the arrival of spring is the harbinger of Easter festivities in Portland. Here are some of our favorite kid-friendly egg hunts, festivals and candy-centric events.
Annual Easter Events in Portland
Rabbit Romp at the Oregon Zoo
Grab a basket and head to the Oregon Zoo for its annual Rabbit Romp. Geared for children ages 10 and under, the event offers multiple egg hunts throughout the day. The plastic “Eco Eggs” are fully compostable and come filled with candy and prizes. After hunting, take your tykes to the petting zoo, bunny-themed craft stations and photo opportunities.
Free with zoo admission.
Hippity Hop Bunny Hop Through the Pearl
Jamison Square in Portland’s chic Pearl District is the starting point for the annual Hippity Hop Bunny Hop celebration. Nearby businesses offer sweet treats, face painting, art projects and stamps for a chance to win raffle prizes. Back in the square, kiddos will enjoy live music, photos with the Easter Bunny and more springtime fun.
Participation is free.
Easter Egg Hunt at Alpenrose Dairy
For over half a century, Alpenrose Dairy has hosted its annual Easter Egg Hunt. The grounds teem with hundreds of chocolate eggs (keep an eye out for sticker-covered eggs which get you special prizes!). Bring a picnic to enjoy on the scenic property. Morning hours are reserved for little ones ages 3–5; those ages 6–8 are free to hunt after 12:30 p.m.
Participation is free.
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.
Tickets are $60 for adults, $30 for children.
Peninsula Park Egg-Stravaganza
Possibly the most adorable event of the year, the annual Egg-Stravaganza egg hunt is held in North Portland’s verdant Peninsula Park & Rose Garden. Kids ages 18 months to 6 years old can search the grass for colorful plastic eggs full of candy and other surprises.
Registration is $5 per child, $7 for non-residents. Ages: at least 1 1/2 years old but younger than 6 years old.
EVENT CANCELED. Please visit the event website for current information. Hippity hop down the bunny trail & discover what he left behind! Together, challenge yourselves uncovering a basket full of treasures. Experience a spirit of playfulness & helping your child develop self-direction skills & respect for others. It’s festive! It’s fun! Follow the link to…
EVENT CHANGED TO VIRTUAL RUN/WALK. Please visit the event website for current information. This spring tradition takes participants along the scenic Columbia river along the Marine Drive bike path featuring views of Mt. Hood, lots of boats and marinas, and a gorgeous sunrise. An incredible post-race party spoils all finishers with complimentary commemorative champagne flutes,…
Welcome spring with candy hunts, activities and farm animal talks at Rabbit Romp. Bring the kids to Rabbit Romp, a celebration of spring geared at the 10-and-under crowd. Candy hunts and coloring activities will begin at 9:30 a.m. There will be two separate hunts on the concert lawn — one for kids 3-10 and and…
Join us in the Pearl to celebrate Spring with fun activities, treats and a hug and picture with the Easter Bunny. Smiles, laughter and some sweet treats will bring a burst of energy to the streets throughout the day as the Easter Bunny goes out and about taking photos and giving out candy and hugs….
Hop on over and get ready for Easter! Learn to make your own marshmallow peeps, French macarons resembling dyed Easter eggs, plus some mini chocolate eggs to fill up your baskets. Recipes and techniques include: Marshmallow PeepsEgg-Shape MacaronsChocolate Tempering (in the microwave!) All cooking classes are all ages and include a signed copy of Modern…
EVENT CANCELED. Please visit the event website for current information. Mass suspended until 4/14. Celebrate Easter Sunday at The Grotto, a serene woodland sanctuary in Northeast Portland featuring 62 acres of botanical gardens. Mass celebrating Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord will occur at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. April 12, 2020. Main…
EVENT CANCELED. Please visit the event website for current information. Gather your friends and family for an Easter celebration to remember. Hop onboard the Portland Spirit for a two-hour Easter Brunch cruise featuring an elaborate brunch buffet, ever-changing views and excellent service. The Cinnabunny will be making a special appearance, and will be giving a…
This Easter Egg hunt features no hard boiled eggs — just cash prizes! There will be 50 eggs, each containing a golden ticket for up to $50 in Pix Patisserie treats. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. on Easter Sunday at this all-ages event. (Limit is one egg per guest.)
A formal (but fun!) tea service with seatings at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The $38 menu includes a pot of Jasmine Pearl tea and a selection of 14 sweet and savory bite sized treats – think French macarons and mini éclairs, quail eggs in prosciutto and salmon tea sandwiches. Hats are encouraged! A vegetarian…