April is going to be a busy month for me- I'm attending a good friends wedding, heading to the beach for a couples retreat, and of course working hard at real estate now that the spring market is picking up!! I'm still going to fit in as many of the below activities as I can though! I hope you can get out there and enjoy spring as well!
April 12 at Leftbank Annex. Sample award-winning wines from 20+ wineries, all pouring under the same roof for one night only. You will get to discover Columbia Gorge wine and experience the expression of 40 miles of intense geography and transitioning climates. General Admission ($35 per ticket) includes complimentary tastings from all attending wineries, light hors-d'ouevres, and a commemorative wine glass to keep.
April 13 at Hawthorne Theater. This traveling art show features over 60 underground artists, live body painting, live art, a free pancake bar and drinks for purchase. Tickets are only $10 at the door!
April 14 throughout Portland. As a Realtor I love anything to do with looking at homes, so this event is right up my alley! This self-guided tour gives you the opportunity to see inside several Portland area houses, each providing ideas and information on how you can restore spaces lost to previous remodels, create new spaces that are sensitive to the architecture of the home, or preserve original building materials. With the ongoing struggle over old house demolitions, the AHC feels it is vital to demonstrate that older homes can be adapted to a 21st century lifestyle while not losing all of their original style, historic character, and charm.
April 14-21, citywide. Design Week Portland is a week-long, city-wide series of programs exploring the process, craft, and practice of design across all disciplines. Our mission is to increase appreciation and awareness about design and its far-reaching effects on matters of cultural and social relevance, including community development, education systems, and the economy. Many of the events are either free or low-cost so that experiencing the amazing designs is accessible for everyone!
April 16-21 at pizza shops all over Portland! Literally one of my favorite events of the year, Portland Pizza week offers $2 specialty slices at over 30 different restaurants in Portland. The slices are always unique and tasty, and you can't beat $2 per slice! Once the specialty slices are announced my friends and I like to plan a day of hitting 5 or 6 different restaurants and sharing slices so that we can try as many as possible!
April 21st and 22nd at Aquinas Hall. Plant lovers should not miss this great convention featuring a huge variety of orchids! Vendors provide knowledgeable tips and tricks, live demonstrations, seminars, and of course gorgeous orchids for sale!!