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14 Essential Easter Events for Kids in the Portland Area

  |  Happenings, Local Happenings, Neighborhood Insight, Portland

Easter falls on Sunday, April 1 this year! Believe it or not, that’s just around the corner. There are so many ways to celebrate the holiday in the days leading up to Easter — particularly on Saturday, March 31. Track down the many egg hunts and other springtime festivities happening in the Portland area this Easter!


Peter Rabbit Pancake Breakfast & Carnival

Saturday, March 17 | 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

West Linn High School, West Linn

West Linn Community Preschool is hosting their 42nd Annual Peter Rabbit Pancake Breakfast and Carnival at West Linn High School! The proceeds from this fun, family-focused event will support the preschool, funding their scholarship program and allowing them to make plans for outdoor play area improvements. This full morning of springtime fun is suitable for all ages. There will be carnival games, raffles, a silent auction, and photo opportunities with Peter Rabbit and special guest Rojo the Easter Llama. Admission to the Peter Rabbit Pancake Breakfast & Carnival is $6 for adults and $4 for ages 3–12 in advance or $7 for adults and $5 for ages 3–12 at the door.


Underwater Egg Hunt

Friday, March 23 | 5:30–8:30 p.m.

Conestoga Recreation and Aquatic Center, Beaverton

Head to the Conestoga Recreation and Aquatic Center in Beaverton for a unique egg hunt in the pool! Egg hunts are divided by age group. Enjoy additional activities in the gymnasium, including a coloring contest, bunny bingo, a photo booth, an indoor play park, a cupcake walk, a bouncy house, and a small craft. Register for the Underwater Egg Hunt in advance!


Code Orange Helicopter Egg Drop

Saturday, March 24 | 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Brentwood City Park, Portland

If this popular event is not yet full, you’re in luck! Hope City Church is hosting their annual Code Orange Easter Egg Drop at Brentwood Park on Saturday, March 4. Watch as 20,000 eggs are dropped from a helicopter flying overhead, pose for photos with the Easter Bunny, jump in the bouncy houses and play lots of games. This Easter tradition in Portland is a must-see!


Peninsula Park Eggstravaganza

Wednesday, March 28 | 10:30 a.m.

Peninsula Park Community Center, Portland

Peninsula Park Easter Egg Hunt Portland, OR

Photo Courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR

Head to Peninsula Park on the Wednesday before Easter for an egg hunt “eggstravaganza” for children ages 18 months–6 years old. In addition to the egg hunt, there will be a petting zoo, a fire truck visit, and more springtime fun! Pre-registration is required and admission costs $5 per child.


Hippity Hop Bunny Hop Through the Pearl

Saturday, March 31 | 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Jamison Square Fountain, Portland

Join the Easter Bunny in the Pearl District for a day filled with non-stop fun and excitement. This annual event will feature fun activities, treats and special photo opportunities. The Pearl District Easter Egg Hunt will begin at Jamison Square Park, where little ones will begin searching for eggs hidden in participating merchants’ windows or shops. Collect stamps at each location and be entered to win raffle prizes! After the hunt, hop on over to the Bunny Hop Party at Jamison Square Park for live family-friendly music and a big raffle drawing.


Rabbit Romp at the Oregon Zoo

Saturday, March 31 | 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

The Oregon Zoo, Portland

Rabbit Romp at the Oregon Zoo Portland, OR

Photo Courtesy of the Oregon Zoo

Take a walk on the wild side at the Oregon Zoo’s annual Rabbit Romp event — a celebration of spring geared towards the under-10 crowd. Welcome spring with egg hunts, activities, and pettable bunnies! There will be candy egg hunts every 10–15 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children ages 3–10 are invited to hunt for compostable “plastic” eggs, candy and prizes. Toddlers 2 and under can participate in a candy hunt organized specifically for them at the classrooms by Bear Walk Café. Bring your own baskets to collect eggs and candy! The Rabbit Romp is free with zoo admission.


Fairview Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 31

Fairview Community Park, Fairview

The City of Fairview is hosting their annual Easter egg hunt at Fairview Community Park. There will be three separate egg hunts divided by age groups. Search for more than 15,000 chocolate eggs hidden throughout this beautiful park in Fairview!


Alpenrose Dairy Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 31 | 10:30 a.m. (Ages 3–5) + 12:30 p.m. (Ages 6–8)

Alpenrose Dairy, Portland

Alpenrose Dairy Easter Egg Hunt

Photo Courtesy of Alpenrose Dairy

Take part in a beloved Portland tradition at the 56th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Alpenrose Dairy! The hunt is at 10:30 a.m. for kids ages 3–5 and 12:30 p.m. for ages 6–8. Participate in the one-of-a-kind Easter egg hunt, grab a snack from the concession stand, get your face painted, and pick up a fresh bouquet of tulips from Easter Seals. This free event provides the perfect environment to celebrate the spring season.


Wilsonville Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 31 | 10 a.m.

Wilsonville Memorial Park, Wilsonville

Head to the Wilsonville Memorial Park ball fields for this annual egg hunt featuring more than 10,000 candy- and prize-filled eggs mixed in with prize coupons from local businesses. Children under the age of 11 are invited to hunt for eggs in the ball fields on Saturday morning!


Cedar Hills Spring Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 31 | 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Cedar Hills Recreation Center, Beaverton

Portland Area Easter Events for Kids

The Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District has plenty in store for Saturday, March 31 — starting with the Cedar Hills Spring Egg Hunt at the Cedar Hills Recreation Center in Beaverton. The Easter Bunny needs some help finding the eggs hidden all throughout the park, including one specially marked egg that can be redeemed for a prize! Plus, enjoy activities, treats and lots of fun. Pre-registration is required and admission is $8.


Garden Home Spring Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 31 | 11:00 a.m.–1 p.m.

Garden Home Recreation Center, Portland

The Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District is also hosting an egg hunt at the Garden Home Recreation Center! Grab a fireman’s hat and badge from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, play on the bounce house, take photos with the Easter Bunny, and fill your basket with colorful eggs and candy. Celebrate the arrival of spring — rain or shine! Pre-registration is highly recommended.


Mountain View Champions Park Spring Celebration!

Saturday, March 31

Mountain View Champions Park, Aloha

For the second year, the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District is hosting an Easter event specifically designed to be Autism-friendly. There will be a bouncy house, face painters, and an inclusive egg hunt — all in a sensory-friendly environment. They will have a sensory area along with a quiet area. Volunteers ages 14 and up are needed to help make this event possible — from setup to tear-down!


Brunch + Easter Egg Hunt at McMenamins Edgefield

Sunday, April 1 | 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale

Enjoy a special brunch at McMenamins Edgefield this Easter Sunday! There will be a full buffet of brunch fare, complete with all-natural ham, bakery offerings, a variety of salads, fruit, egg dishes, and desserts. This is the perfect solution to please Grandma, the little ones, and everyone in between! Plus, egg hunts begin at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. sharp for kids ages 10 and under. Kids are divided into groups by age (ages 1-3, 4-5, and 6-10). Make your reservation for the special Easter brunch at McMenamins by calling 503-492-3086.


Easter Brunch Cruise

Sunday, April 1 | 9 a.m. + 2 p.m.

Portland Spirit Cruises & Events, Portland

Easter Brunch Cruise Portland Spirit Portland, OR

Photo Courtesy of Portland Spirit

Sit down for a special Easter brunch in an unexpected setting — atop the Portland Spirit. This special two-hour Easter brunch cruise will feature an elaborate brunch buffet, ever-changing scenic views, excellent service, and gifts for each child. The price of $60 for adults and $30 for children includes a delicious Northwest buffet, entertainment, coffee, hot tea, champagne, sparkling cider, and service gratuity. Book your brunch and board the cruise from the Salmon Street Springs Fountain on Easter Sunday!


Happy Easter!

Enjoy this fun holiday filled with springtime excitement — and lots of Easter egg hunts.

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