Memorial Day in Portland is fast approaching, which means you’ll soon have a long weekend away from work or school. And, for celebrating the holiday, the Rose City certainly has no shortage of events planned. But, it can be a bit daunting to decide which ones are the best, since you certainly can’t hit them all. Osprey Apartments is here to help you make a decision! We’ve thoroughly researched the top Memorial Day happenings in the Rose City so you don’t have to!
Enjoy Oregon’s Largest Fireworks Display
On May 26, Tom McCall Waterfront Park will be the setting off an awe-inspiring fireworks display synchronized to music. You might even be able to spy them from our eastside terrace at our South waterfront Apartments. It’s not just a celebration of Memorial Day in Portland; it also marks the beginning of The Portland Rose Festival, which is an annual fair highlighting and celebrating the diverse and eclectic culture of Portland. The fireworks don’t start until 9:45 p.m. but while you wait, you can enjoy a free 8 p.m. concert being performed on the RoZone Stage.
Enjoy the Rose Festival CityFair
After the May 26 fireworks, the Rose Festival CityFair will officially be underway. Every weekend until June 11, Tom McCall Park, right around the corner from Osprey’s South Waterfront Apartments, will be home to a seemingly countless number of events and activities. It’s a great way for the whole family to enjoy Memorial Day in Portland. The kids will have fun with arts and crafts projects and exotic animal displays, and you’ll be entertained by the live music emanating from two different stages.
Check Out the Multnomah County Fair
From May 27 to May 29, the Multnomah County Fair will take over Oaks Amusement Park. Admission is completely free, and each day will be jam-packed with food, shows, activities and exhibits. Multnomah County has been doing this for over 100 years, so you know it’s going to be good!
Enjoy Some Top Notch Oregon Wines on the Cheap
When it’s Memorial Day in Portland, it’s time for wine festivals! The three different events being held over the holiday weekend will give you the chance to savor some of the best pinots that Oregon has to offer.
- On May 26, Hip Chicks do Wine will be pouring all of their wines from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. On May 27, you’ll have your pick of a tasting at Argyle Winery,
- Also on May 27th, you can do a wine and food pairing at Winderlea Estate Tasting Room.
Sample All the Gose Style Beer You Can Stomach
Not a wine person? That’s cool – Memorial Day in Portland is awesome for beer, too. On May 27 and 28, the City of Goses happens at LABrewatory. If you’re unfamiliar with the Gose style, it’s a German brewing technique that results in a deliciously fruity and tart beer. The event will feature 30 different Goses, so you’re sure to have a well-rounded drinking experience.
Maybe Even Hit the Slopes One Last Time
No joke. We’re talking about skiing in May. Currently, the snow is piled high at Mt. Hood, which means there are ski resorts offering up some amazing skiing during Memorial Day in Portland. Timberline Lodge is one such spot – they’re slated to keep their doors open until June 4. Additionally, over 200 acres of Mt. Bachelor is still open for some sun skiing until the end of May.
At Osprey, we always consider what the diverse residents of Portland both need and want. It’s the reason why we spend so much time researching all that the Rose City has to offer.
If you become live at our South Waterfront Apartments, you’ll see how residents’ needs and wants dictate everything we do. Need a place that’s centrally located and near the best features of downtown? We’ve got that location in the South Waterfront neighborhood. Want an easy commute? We’re right near several public transportation options including the MAX Orange Line and Portland Streetcar. And, we’re also close to I-5. Require extra storage? Additional general storage is available for purchase, but you’ll always have free access to bike storage, and an outdoor storage and gear room. Have to live in an apartment that is equally spacious and stylish? Our large floor plans are equipped with finishes such as gorgeous stainless steel appliances, tile backsplashes and quartz countertops.