Why Spring is the Perfect Time to Visit Portland
Though spring may bring a few showers to Portland, it also rains down plenty of flowers, food, fiestas and more, making it one of the greatest times of year to visit! Read on to discover a few of our Portland springtime favorites.
Portland Saturday Market, March 3-December 24
There’s no better way to spend a beautiful spring day than perusing the nation’s longest-running open-air arts and crafts market. Every Saturday and Sunday, the Portland Saturday Market features local artisans selling their handmade goods in a picturesque riverside setting. Shoppers can get their groove on to bluegrass music, sample ethnic eats like falafel, or even load up on vegan soap.
Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival, March 23-April 29
Take in the views and the blooms at the annual Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival. Just 30 miles south of the city, you’ll find 40 acres of jaw-dropping colorful fields of flowers reminiscent of Holland. Enjoy a day of family fun with a quaint café, cow train rides through the blossoms and rubber ducky races, plus a gift shop where you can pick up seeds and bulbs for your own garden on your way out.
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, May 4-6
Portland’s Cinco de Mayo Fiesta is the city’s largest multicultural event, offering authentic Mexican music, tequila tasting, live entertainment from Guadalajara (one of Portland’s sister cities) and more. Between amateur boxing matches and heart-pounding carnival rides, there’s no shortage of fun or culture to be had during this fun fiesta.
Portland Rose Festival, May 25-September 2
For over 100 years, the Portland Rose Festival has been the city’s quintessential spring and summer event. Kicking off Memorial Day weekend, this flower-infused festival features more than 60 events including the Grand Floral Parade, a spectacular fireworks show, dragon boat races and concerts.
A stay at our Portland luxury hotel means you’ll be close to the best destinations, restaurants and attractions Portland has to offer. Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, the team at Hotel Eastlund looks forward to helping you discover this beautiful city.