Tienken’s Take – April 2022

Step Into Spring With These Local Activities

With warm weather on its way, you’re most likely itching to get out and make the most of your day. Add these suggestions below to your Spring agenda and enjoy all that the local area has to offer!

Museum interior with paintings on the walls

Visit a Museum: If the weather gets gloomy, take shelter indoors by visiting museums, and participating in indoor activities. You can check out the new OMSI exhibit of The World of Leonardo da Vinci or the Portland Art Museum’s exhibit of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism.

Photo of couple hiking on trail

Take a Breath in Nature: With easy access to some of the most beautiful scenery, you have plenty of nearby hiking options to choose from. Immerse yourself in nature with close-by trails that also aren’t overwhelmingly long, such as Latourell Falls and Lower Macleay Trail.

Oregon beach

Go To The Beach: Not only can the beach be a great getaway for the weekend to clear your mind, but you can also do some whale watching while you’re there. Up to 20,000 gray whales migrate along Oregon’s coast every winter and spring. Some areas you can spot them from are Neahkahnie Mt. Viewpoint, Cape Perpetua, and Cape Kiwanda.

Picnic on the grass

Enjoy a Picnic: Grab your food, drinks, and a blanket and hit these hot picnic spots. Local favorites include Tanner Springs, Skidmore Bluffs, and Mt. Tabor.

Saturday Market in Portland

Shop Local: March marked the return of the Portland Saturday Market, a weekly outdoor arts and crafts market. It’s open 10:00AM-5:00PM on the waterfront. If fresh flowers, seasonal veggies, and artisan-made snacks are more your thing, you can also visit the open-air Portland Farmers Market at PSU every Saturday from 8:30AM-2:00PM.

Garden Bed with Thriving Plantsentryway with a wood bench and white pillows