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Spring into a month of food, drinks, treasure hunts, and celebrating mother earth. There’s so much to do: here are five of Shawn Realty’s picks.


📅 Apr. 6, 2023 | 📍 Revolution Hall | 💵 $25

Meet fellow brewers, beer lovers and the most exceptional beers in the Oregon Beer Awards! This annual event dubbed the “Academy Awards of Beer” is joined by over 100 experts judging beers of all kinds and in over 31 categories. If you have an appreciation for the drink and craft of beer, grab your tickets and drop by Revolution Hill on April 6th.


Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St #203, Portland, OR 97214

See website | Get tickets

2. Forest Park Trail Treasure Hunt

📅 Apr. 8, 2023 | 📍 Forest Park | 💵 Free

Get ready for treasures and trails at this adventure-filled event! Forest Park Trail Treasure Hunt is not your ordinary backyard easter egg hunt. Seek treasures along one of the three trails available at the event:

  • Leif EriksonTrail at the Thurman Lane Trailhead
  • Springville Road Trailhead
  • Birch Trailhead

Pick up treasures among bushes and trees using GPS coordinates. On April 8th at Forest Park, try this bonding and learning experience that’s perfect for the whole family!


Forest Park
4099 NW Thurman St, Portland, OR 97210

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3. Celebrate Earth Day at Tryon Creek

📅 Apr. 21, 2023 | 📍 Tryon Creek State Natural Area | 💵 Free

Celebrate Earth Day through a one-hour workshop hosted by local small business Poppy and Finch. The workshop features the following:

  • Native plants short presentation
  • Basic planting
  • Floral design composition techniques
  • Centerpiece decoration

Get creatively soiled at this Mini-Habitat Centerpiece Workshop happening at the Tryon Creek State Natural Area on April 21st.


Tryon Creek State Natural Area
11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland, OR 97219

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4. Baker’s Dozen Coffee, Beer & Doughnut Fest

📅 Apr. 22, 2023 | 📍 John’s Marketplace – Powell | 💵 $40-$65

This festival puts a twist to the popular coffee and donut combo – it adds beer! In the 7th Annual Baker’s Dozen, admission gets you 13 coffee beers, specific coffee samples, 13 morsels of doughnuts and a souvenir glass. Discover a fusion of flavors at the Baker’s Dozen Festival to be held on April 22nd at John’s Marketplace – Powell.


John’s Marketplace – Powell
3560 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97202

See website | Get tickets

5. Portland Flea + Food

📅 Apr. 29-Oct. 29, 2023 | 📍 Various Locations | 💵 Free

It’s your chance to #SupportLocal at the Portland Flea + Food in Portland, Oregon. The event features 80+ local artists, makers and curators of local products. It will be held every last weekend of the month starting this month until October 2023.


721 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
SundaysNova Building
240 SE Clay St, Portland, OR 97214


From 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the following dates:

April 29 & 30, May 27 & 28, June 24 & 25, July 29 & 30, August 26 & 27, September 23 & 24 and October 28 & 29

See website