Hello, weekend! This weekend is jam packed with everything FUN. Portland is kicking it off with yummy $2 pizza, but there’s plenty more to enjoy. Tedx is in town, Wyclef is in town, Earth Day is finally here, and a black light yoga class is available. Do a happy dance! Then, keep reading!
Portland Pizza Week – April 20th – 21st
Portland Mercury’s Pizza Week is back! Technically, this event started earlier this week, but it’s not too late to try out the best $2 slices of pizza that Portland has to offer. There are over two dozen locations who are participating in Pizza Week, and we even hear there is dessert pizza just in case your sweet tooth is calling your name. Check out all locations here.
TEDxPortland 2018 – April 21st
Portland is known for many things, and one of them is certainly for it’s bridges. This year’s Tedx Portland event will expose you to 14 brilliant talks, 4 exciting performances, and several other surprises. This is all in an effort to inspire all attendees as they explore the theme of Br/dges. Tickets are still available! If you decide to attend, you may even see members of the RDF Team!
Earth Day at Sauvie Island Walton Beach – April 21st
Earth Day is on Sunday, April 22nd, and Oregon is definitely a huge supporter of hosting clean, environmentally friendly communities. This year, you can join SOLVE Oregon to help clean up Sauvie Island so that the beach will be restored just in time for the big day! This will be a self directed clean up where you’ll be able to restore the beach to mint condition, all while enjoying the beautiful view. Bags, cloves and safety information will be provided. The organization suggest for you to dress warm and to bring a water bottle. All are welcome to clean, but for volunteers from ages 13-17 years old will need parental permission to attend alone. One more thing! Parking passes will certainly be provided.
Earth Day Spring Festival – April 21st
Sometimes Earth Day is honored by cleaning up our communities and planting trees, and sometimes it’s honored by learning more about the land we live on. This year, you’ll be able to celebrate Oregon’s growing season. You’ll also be able to learn all about the fun that happens at the Learning Gardens Laboratory. The Earth Day Spring Festival is kicking things up a notch this year too. Stop by to participate in a blood drive, enjoy free food, live music, a plant sale, garden tours, kid friendly games and crafts, and more!
Glow Yoga – Earth Day 2018 – April 22nd
Black lights, body paint, and dance music… all while doing YOGA! Stay weird, Portland! If you want to celebrate Earth Day in an unconventional way, this happy event is for you. Make sure you wear a shirt that represents the chakra color you want to focus on. You’re also welcome to bring a mat, and they’re available for rent for $2 each. Bring a buddy or meet new ones, just make sure you show up at 10:30am to apply your Glow Yoga body paint of choice and to reserve your spot.
Wyclef Jean – April 22nd
Fun fact: Wyclef Jean is a rapper, singer, record producer, and politician. If you want to see and hear from the man himself, Wyclef will be performing at the Wonder Ballroom this weekend. Expect a good show filled with performances of his top hits.