For prospective buyers actively looking to invest in downtown urban living

April Open House Tours of South Waterfront and Pearl Condos

Event dates: April 19th, 2015
Event location: Umpqua Bank, 3606 SW Bond Ave., 1139 NW Lovejoy St.

Once a month, realtor Sean Z. Becker andbrokers from his firm give quick two-hour tours of the various condominiums that line the South Waterfront and Pearl District. The tours, in partnership with Umpqua Bank, are designed to educate you on how condos work, which buildings attract specific demographics, and give you walk-throughs of individual units—a tour perk that’s especially helpful to prospective more...

Event dates: April 21st, 2015, April 22nd, 2015, April 25th, 2015, April 26th, 2015
Event location: Various locations
Portland Events: Pop & Paint's April 2015 Events

Pop & Paint does just that: Multiple times a month, local artists pop up in bars or restaurants around town and teach you how to paint in a casual, intimate environment. Organized by owner Angie Gordon, you show up with your artist's beret on (literally or figuratively) and professional Portland artists will be ready to instruct you. Starting with an original piece of artwork, which you’re to use as a more...

Live music performances 7 nights a week

Streetcar Bistro & Taproom's April Events

Event dates: April 21st, 2015, April 25th, 2015
Event location: Streetcar Bistro & Taproom
Portland Events: Streetcar Bistro & Taproom's April Events

Each month, Streetcar Bistro & Taproom holds a series of special events that includes everything from small plate wine pairings, Scotch and whiskey flight tastings, prix fixe holiday dinners, and live music performances 7 nights a week by local and national recording artists. To see what’s happening this month, keep reading and thenvisit theirfull calendar. April3,7pm Live Music from Del Phoena. April 8, more...

Keep Electronics Out of the Waste Stream!

Free Electronics Recycling Day at Sunstone Montessori School

Event date: Apr 25, 2015
Event location: Sunstone Montessori School, 6318 SW Corbett Ave.
Portland Events: Free Electronics Recycling Day at Sunstone Montessori School

Sunstone Montessori School is sponsoring a free electronics recycling collection day. Drop off your old computers, monitors, printers, scanners, cell phones, cameras, televisions, stereos, networking equipment, and other obsolete electronic equipment. While dropping off your equipment, donations will be gratefullyaccepted to benefit the Sunstone native plant garden. All equipment will be recycled by Green Century more...

Event date: Apr 26, 2015
Event location: Southeast Uplift, 3534 SE Main St.
Portland Events: Learn to Build a Rain Garden: Free Workshop in SE Portland

Learn to build a rain garden! A rain garden is a sunken garden bed that captures stormwater and allows it to soak back into the ground naturally. This workshop provides step-by-step details on how to plan, design and build your own rain garden. You’ll find out how to decide the best size & placement, which plants to choose, and how to maintain your new rain garden. Participants receive a free how-to manual, more...

Eat. Drink. Support great organizations!

SCRUMptious Rugby Chef Competition Fundraiser

Event date: Apr 30, 2015
Event location: Union/PIne, 525 SE Pine St.
Portland Events: SCRUMptious Rugby Chef Competition Fundraiser

Portland's top chefs compete—and you win! Enjoy an evening filled with specially prepared bites from local chefs expertly paired with Widmer craft beer and accompanied by live music. Join us for the 3rd Annual Chef Competition benefittingPortland Pigs Rugby Cluband theBoys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area. Buy tickets.Ticket Price Includes: Unique food prepared by Portland's top chefs more...

Get your laugh on, Portland!

2015 Bridgetown Comedy Festival

Event date: May 7, 2015 May 10, 2015
Event location: TBD
Portland Events: 2015 Bridgetown Comedy Festival

The party for Portland’s burgeoning comedy scene, the ever-growingBridgetown Comedy Festivalhas been successful at garnering longtime comics (Gallagher, anyone?!) as well as plenty of recognizable names—or at least faces—from popular TV shows, all while supporting the original mission: shine the spotlight on some notable local talent. Playing mostly southeast venues (primarily based around Hawthorne more...

Explore the Pearl District, Old Town, Nob Hill and Downtown

First Thursday Art Walk

Event dates: May 7th, 2015, June 4th, 2015
Event location: various locations
Portland Events: First Thursday Art Walk

More than 25 years ago, a group of Portland art dealers planted the seeds for what's become the Pearl District’s signature event: aFirst Thursdayart walk where dozens of galleries launch new exhibits on the first Thursday of each month and open their doors to the public. With complimentary wine and nibbles often on hand, upwards of 10,000 people fill art spaces and spill onto the streets. During the warmer more...

Walk, roll and ride your way around car-free neighborhood routes

2015 Sunday Parkways

Event dates: May 10th, 2015, June 21st, 2015, July 26th, 2015, August 23rd, 2015, September 27th, 2015
Event location: various parts of town
Portland Events: 2015 Sunday Parkways

While there may be only four “quadrants” in Portland, there are five annualSunday Parkwaysdates—one per month from May through September—each in a different part of town. On these five Sundays, the city closes an area of streets to cars and opens up the public space to families and communities of walkers, bikers and runners. With the routes lined with vendors, live music, activities and more...

Local works of art along the drag, as well as beverages and hors d'oeuvres

Second Thursdays on North Mississippi Avenue

Event dates: May 14th, 2015
Event location: various locations along Mississippi Aveenue
Portland Events: Second Thursdays on North Mississippi Avenue

With First and Last Thursdays already occupied by other artful events in ‘hoods across town, Mississippi Avenue has staked its claim on the second Thursday of each month. Hanging art in galleries, boutiques, waiting rooms and cafes,2nd Thursdaysfeature local works of art at various locations along the drag, as well as beverages and hors d'oeuvres, for several evening hours. Find monthly updates more...