Sensational PDX Summer

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The saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers,” and we are so excited that spring has sprung early in Portland. Because of Hotel Eastlund’s premium location in the Eastside of downtown Portland, our guests have convenient access to so many events and destinations in and out of the city. Here are a few of our favorite upcoming events heading into summer. Our concierge and front desk staff are always available to steer you to the best of what’s happening in PDX.

Memorial Day weekend is full of fun, festivals, and fireworks. The Portland Rose Festival celebrates more than 100 years in 2016 with live music and food vendors on the Waterfront (aka City Fair) May 27-30, as well as the following two weekends. City Fair’s Opening Night Fireworks are on Friday, May 27. If crowds aren’t your thing, you can always reserve a romantic table at our rooftop restaurant Altabira City Tavern and admire the fireworks across the river.

In June, treat dad to a day on the water with a Father’s Day Cruise aboard the Portland Spirit, which includes a scenic brunch or dinner. You and dad may enjoy the 12th Annual Oregon Garden Brewfest June 17-19 (Father’s Day weekend) with more than 100 beers to choose from and live music both days. The festival is moving outdoors this year to showcase a beautiful 80-acre botanical garden.

Portland Pride takes place during Father’s Day weekend as well. The annual Pride Parade and festival take over the streets of Tom McCall Waterfront Park at noon on June 18.

Finally, July 4th weekend will be here before you know it. Independence Day celebrations in Portland include the downtown Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, July 1-4 and the annual fireworks display on Monday, July 4.

As you know, Hotel Eastlund is located right next to the Oregon Convention Center and Moda Center where our beloved Portland Trailblazers play their home games. Keep an eye out for the soon-to-be-announced Trailblazers playoff schedule!