Free Events in Portland: April 5–7, 2013

April 3rd, 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.

Friday, April 5

Portland Children’s Museum: It’s the first Friday of the month, which means admission is free from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.

Camas First Friday: This month’s theme is a photo scavenger hunt. Downtown Camas, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

First Friday Art Walk in SE Portland: Here’s a map of participating galleries. Friend and photographer David Ashman will show his work at Splendorporium. Check it out! 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Saturday, April 6

Trillium Festival: Tryon Creek Park invites you to enjoy guided hikes, activities for children, native and hardy plant sale, and more. 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Safe Routes Spring Kick-off: A family-fun event that celebrates health, safety, and physical fitness. Bike activities, free bike repair, free lunch, and more. Cesar Chavez School (5103 N. Willis Blvd, Portland), 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

You and Me Yoga: Great for toddlers and preschoolers, learn simple and fun yoga partner poses. Kenton Library (8226 N Denver Ave, Portland), 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Indian Dance Performance: Dancers from Natya Dance Academy will perform Indian classical dances and discuss the history and stories behind the dances. Beaverton City Library, 3:00 pm.

Sunday, April 7

Arbor Week Kick-Off Festival (Lake Oswego): Tree climbing demonstration, live music, free cake, and loads of prizes. Millennium Plaza Park (1st and Evergreen, Lake Oswego), 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

East County Community Orchestra will perform at 2:00 pm at David Douglas Performing Arts Center (1400 SE 130th Ave, Portland).

Indian Dance Performance: Dancers from Natya Dance Academy will perform Indian classical dances and discuss the history and stories behind the dances. Hillsboro Main Library, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

“More Peas, Thank You”: Sarah Matheny, creator of the popular blog and the New York Times bestselling book “Peas and Thank You,” returns with more vegetarian recipes that are guaranteed to please the whole family. Powell’s City of Books on Burnside, 7:30 pm.

More events

For more free and low-cost events, check PDX PipelinePortland on the Cheap, and the Oregonian.

For kids events, check UrbanMamas and PDX Kids Calendar.

For free concerts, see Concert Co-op.

And please check out your local library!

Photo by Ian Sane/Flickr

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