Free Events in Portland: April 12–14, 2013

April 10th, 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 12

Wool Day:  Wool-crafting demonstrations, crochet lesson, entertainment, and more. Museum of the Oregon Territory (211 Tumwater Drive, Oregon City), 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

“Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy”: David Sheff will talk about his latest book, “a powerful rethinking of the greatest public health challenge of our time.” Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 7:00 pm.

Saturday, April 13

Vancouver Critter Count: The Water Resources Education Center invites residents to assist with field surveys of amphibians and reptiles at 9:00 am, followed by a reptile presentation from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. 4600 SE Columbia Way.

Northwest Pet & Companion Fair: Walk-through aviary, reptile and alpaca exhibits, petting zoo, pet fashion show, pet adoptions, and more. Pets are welcome. Portland Expo Center, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Washington County Museum Family Day: Celebrate Earth Day with crafts and music. Hillsboro Civic Center Plaza Building (120 E Main Street, Hillsboro),10:00 am to 1:00 p.m.

Newberg Camellia Festival: A celebration of Newberg’s city flower and Japanese culture. Taiko, tea ceremony, ikebana, and more. Chehalem Cultural Center (415 E Sheridan, Newberg), 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Write Around Portland is hosting free writing workshops for adults and young people (age 13+). Registration is required; visit the event website for more information.

Sunday, April 14

Northwest Pet & Companion Fair: Walk-through aviary, reptile and alpaca exhibits, petting zoo, pet fashion show, pet adoptions, and more. Pets are welcome. Portland Expo Center, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Traditional Uses of Native Plants of Western Oregon: Learn traditional Native American uses for native plants found in Western Oregon, including for food and medicine. Tryon Creek Park (11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland), 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.

Classical Indian Dance: Dancers will demonstrate Bharatha Natyam, a classical form of expressive dance from southern India. Tigard Library, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

“Japanese Farm Food”: Nancy Singleton Hachisu will talk about her book, which “offers a unique window into life on a Japanese farm through the simple, clear-flavored recipes.” 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.

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