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This fun, Easter-themed event features a FLAT, gorgeous, half marathon that takes participants all along the Columbia Rivers on the Marine Drive bike path with views of Mt. Hood along the way! Amazing views of Mt. Hood, the Columbia River to your north, the canal, two golf courses, hundreds of geese and wildlife, and some rare wildlife in the canal! Fantastic course with a mix of flat surfaces including a short section of packed gravel and primarily asphalt.
Egg painting competition, commemorative champagne flutes, and pictures with the Easter Bunny!
Why We Love It
Portland, nicknamed "The City of Roses", is known for its lush rose gardens, eco-friendly people, scenic beauty, outdoor environment, emerging food scene, coffee, and large number of microbreweries. Sometimes referred to as a big small town, rather than a city, it's home to museums, parks, shopping (no sales tax!), farmers markets, bike lovers, and many athletic and shoe manufacturers.
Free (or Almost Free) Stuff To Do
|Portland Saturday Market|
An outdoor, tented market with arts, crafts, local beer, food and live music.
|Mount Tabor Park|
A park home to a volcanic cone, green areas, trails, pathways and recreational fun. Activities: bike, picnic, playground, tennis, volleyball, walk/run.
|International Rose Test Garden|
A garden located within Washington Park with over over 7,000 roses consisting of 550 different varieties.
A crown jewel of the city, this park is full of lush greenery, vegetation, wildlife and trails. Activities: bike, hike, walk, run.
A group of craft distilleries open for tours, tastings and purchases. Purchase a distillery passport to get the most bang for your buck.
|Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area|
A 4,000 ft (1,219 m) deep river canyon stretching 80-miles (129 km) along the Oregon and Washington state lines. Activities: bike, camp, drive, fish, hike, horseback, kiteboard, picnic, windsurf.
|High - 61°F (16°C)||Low - 43°F (6°C)|
Portland International Airport (PDX)
Portland Union Station (PDX)
|Embassy Suites Portland Downtown||8.8 mi (14.2 km) from start/finish|
|Hotel Lucia||8.1 mi (13 km) from start/finish|
|Hotel Modera||10.2 mi (16.4 km) from start/finish|
|Marriott Portland Waterfront||9.1 mi (14.6 km) from start/finish|
|Paramount Hotel Portland||9.1 mi (14.6 km) from start/finish|
|RiverPlace Hotel||9.4 mi (15.1 km) from start/finish|
|Residence Inn Portland Pearl District||7.7 mi (12.4 km) from start/finish|
|The Heathman Hotel||9.1 mi (14.6 km) from start/finish|
|The Westin Portland||8.2 mi (13.2 km) from start/finish|