Spring in Portland

Portland celebrates spring with beer, food, fiestas and flowers.

Rain showers, blooming flowers and lots of only-in-Portland activities hit the calendar every spring in Portland. The city bursts into bloom, as gorgeous rhododendrons, azaleas, cherry trees and roses come into full flower in parks, gardens and yards all over town. Amidst spring showers, sun-breaks and dry days are common, though, and spring visitors are rewarded with lovely vistas, bountiful outdoors adventures and the city’s signature event, the Portland Rose Festival, which runs from late May through early June.

Spring Weather

Showers continue in spring, along with plenty of cloudbreaks and dry spells. Spring days often start rainy and end up with blue skies and sun. With the temperate climate, many flowers bud in early March.

What to Pack

Pack layers and a light rain jacket. Waterproof boots will come in handy on spring hikes.

Favorite Spring Events

Spring Activities

Don't let rain showers keep you from enjoying this verdant season in Portland.

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.

Best Spots for Spring Flowers

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

Soak It Up: Hot Springs Around Portland

Winter in Portland means plenty of rain, which is the perfect weather for fully appreciating a steamy dip in one of Portland's nearby hot springs.

Spend Spring Break in Portland

Plan an epic spring break in Portland with our list of activities for families, friends, couples and solo travelers.

Events by Month

March Events

Shop, eat and cheer your way through the last of winter with these March events in Portland.

April Events

Spring in Portland brings festivals dedicated to wine, tulips and tunes.

May Events

From farmers' markets to fiestas, there's plenty to do in Portland in May.