Ah spring – the worst is over! Every year it’s the same feeling, like by the end of February you begin to believe that the grey and rain is just not going to end this time. But it does and it’s always worth it. Seeing blossoms all across the city makes me a little giddy.

Here are some things I love about spring in Portland…


  1. cherry blossoms at Waterfront Park
  2. blossoms in general, all around the city
  3. escaping the rain
  4. Japanese gardens
  5. last basketball games
  6. rum horchata at Por Que No
  7. rollerskating at Oaks Park
  8. Tulip Festival!
  9. fair weather biking
  10. cupcakes
  11. laughing yourself silly at Bridgetown Comedy Fest
  12. new bike accessory shopping or bike spring tuneup
  13. Mt Hood loop
  14. first PSU farmer’s market weekend (chard!)
  15. mud hiking at council crest
  16. Rose Festival
  17. spiced chai at Extracto
  18. first spring flowers
  19. cheese plates at The Observatory
  20. Omsi After Dark
  21. spring trips to the coast
  22. Cheers to Belgium beers festival
  23. antiquing in Sellwood
  24. spring sunsets
  25. outdoor brunch again!
  26. meandering the Eastbank Esplanade
  27. shows at Doug Fir or Miss Studios
  28. beers by the fire at Base Camp
  29. waterfall hikes in the Gorge
  30. the start of Pedalpalooza
  31. waving farewell to spring with summer equinox from the Hawthorne Bridge

What’s your favorite thing about spring?