Free Events in Portland: March 30–31, 2013

March 27th, 2013

Note: Admission is free for the following events, but you might be charged for activities or food and drink.

Events are sorted by start time.

Saturday, March 30

Gresham Firefighters Easter Egg Hunt: The Easter Bunny invites children ages 0–12 to search for 10,000 eggs filled with chocolate and prizes. West Gresham Grade School (330 W. Powell Blvd), 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

Dirt to Dinner: From the Farm to Your Table: OMSI will host a free health and wellness event in its auditorium. Cooking demos, kids entertainment and activities, and more. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Guided Nature Walk at Tryon Creek State Natural Area: This week’s theme is “The Miracles of Moss.” 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland, 10:00 am.

Vancouver Easter Egg Hunt: The hunt will include three heats: 10:00 am for children ages 3 and younger, 10:10 am for ages 4-8, and 10:20 am for ages 9-12. Esther Short Park Pavilion Stage.

Wilsonville Egg Hunt: Children ages 1–11 are invited to hunt for the perfect egg at the Wilsonville Memorial Park Ball Fields, 10:00 am.

The Great Westside Family Easter Event: Free admission (some activities charge a nominal fee). Egg hunts, bounce houses, petting zoo, and more. Washington County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 9:00 am. Event begins at 10:00 am. Check the event website for the schedule of egg hunts by age group.

Alpenrose Easter Egg Hunt: One of the biggest hunts west of the Mississippi. The hunt begins at 10:30 am for ages 3–5. Ages 6–8 get their turn at 12:00 pm. Alpenrose Dairy (6149 SW Shattuck Road, Portland).

Pearl District Bunny Hop: Visit Pearl District businesses and fill your kids’ baskets with treats. Plus enjoy fun activities at each location. Noon to 3:00 pm.

Adventures with Bugs: Hold, pet and look at all sorts of crazy creatures including tarantulas, cockroaches, scorpions and more. Central Library (801 SW 10th Ave, Portland), 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

Comedian Demetri Martin will talk about his latest book, “Point Your Face at This,” at Powell’s City of Books on Burnside, 2:00 pm.

Pink Martini Singin’ in the Square: Pink Martini will perform at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Free songbooks, too, while supplies last. 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Sunday, March 31

10th Annual Bunny on a Bike Ride: Dress up like a bunny, hop on your bike, and meet at Abernethy School Park (SE Elliott & Birch, Portland) at 2:30 pm for a meet and greet. At 3:00 pm, you’ll go on a guided 45-minute loop ride in Ladd’s Addition, followed by a potluck.

“The God Problem: How a Godless Cosmos Creates: Author Howard Bloom will talk about his latest book, which delves into the origins of the universe, the history of science and ideas, and the workings of creative consciousness. Powell’s City of Books on Burnside, 7:30 pm.

More events

For many more Easter events, check PDX Kids Calendar.

And the usual crew: PDX PipelinePortland on the Cheap, and the Oregonian.

Photo by danxoneil/Flickr

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