PORTLAND, Ore. — Each week, KGW provides a list of four events you may want to attend in the Portland area over the weekend and a list of four restaurants you may want to try. Here are our picks for this weekend.
Easter egg hunts
It’s Easter on Sunday which means there will be many Easter egg hunts throughout the Portland metro area this weekend. Some of the more well-known ones are the Rabbit Romp at the Oregon Zoo and the egg hunt at Alpenrose Dairy. Both of those events are on Saturday. But there are plenty of other Easter egg hunt options this weekend.
- What: Easter egg hunts
- When: April 19-21
- Where: Various locations
Earth Day Brewfest and 5K Fun Run
Earth Day is on Monday, but you can celebrate a few days early this weekend at the Earth Day Brewfest and 5K Fun Run hosted by Stickmen Brewing in Tualatin. Participants can walk, jog or run, then enjoy beer from several breweries. Tickets are $36 plus fees. Tasting tickets, a $5 food voucher, and a collectors pint glass or seasonal swag is included with registration.
- What: Earth Day Brewfest and 5K fun run
- When: Saturday, April 20. Participants should arrive by 10:30 a.m. to check in.
- Where: Stickmen Brewing
Hortlandia plant & art sale
It’s the 31st year of Hortlandia this weekend at the Portland Expo Center. Put on by the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon, there will be plenty of vendors offering new and time-tested plants. Specialty garden art vendors will also be on hand. Admission is free. Parking is $10.
- What: Hortlandia plant & art sale
- When: Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Where: Portland Expo Center
Looking to get of the Portland area this weekend? In celebration of the first day of National Park Week, admission is free to everyone at all national parks on Saturday. The closest national park site to Portland is Fort Vancouver but there are several more within a day’s driving distance, including Crater Lake and Mount Rainier.
- What: Free National Park Day
- When: Saturday, April 20
- Where: Various locations
Matt’s BBQ has been serving up Texas-style barbecue inside a Portland food cart since 2015. Matt’s BBQ is best known for its tender brisket and juicy spiced sausages. Visit Matt’s BBQ at 4233 N Mississippi Ave.
Bunk Sandwiches uses high-quality ingredients that are not only creative but also delicious. Their signature sandwiches include the Pork Belly Cubano, the Meatball Parmiagano and the Italian Cures meats. They have been featured on The Food Network and Food & Wine Magazine. Visit them at either one of their four locations: 2017 NE Alberta, 211 SW 6TH Ave, 1028 SE Water Ave and 128 NE Russell St.
Casa Zoraya is a family-owned restaurant serving up Peruvian food at 841 N Lombard Street. Casa Zoraya prides itself in using only locally sourced ingredients in all of their delicious creations, which includes ceviche, lomo saltado criollo, aji de gallina, empanadas and anticuchos de pollo. They also offer a list of unique cocktails including a Chicha Morada Pisco Sour.
Nong’s Khao Man Gai
Nong’s Khao Man Gai first began in 2009 as a food cart specializing in Khao Man Gai (chicken and rice). Nong’s Khao Man Gai makes everything in-house. Enjoy their signature chicken and rice, which includes a vegetarian option, or pork and rice. Nong’s Khao Man Gai also serves cocktails, beer and dessert at their Southeast Portland location.