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5 Places to Visit and Things to Do in Portland this Spring

As the days get longer and the temperatures begin to climb, there is no doubt that spring is in the air. After a cold, wet winter, there is nothing better than getting out and enjoying some of activities and natural scenery our city has to offer. At the Johnston Law Firm, our community is the lifeblood of what we do, and our personal injury attorneys enjoy not only the professional aspects of working in Portland, but the recreational opportunities it affords as well. The following are some of the places we particularly enjoy visiting in the area, each one perfect for a weekend outing at this time of year.

Portland Saturday Market

The arrival of spring means the reopening of the Portland Saturday Market, heralded by USA Today as being the largest open air arts and crafts market in the nation. Open weekends from March through December, the market is located on the Willamette River at the north end of Waterfront Park, and features homemade crafts and household goods, as well as live entertainment.  

Washington Park

Nestled in the heart of the city, Washington Park features forest trails, a museum, and a zoo, and is home to the International Rose Test Garden. According to Travel Portland, it is the oldest garden of its type in the U.S. and home to over 10,000 roses.

Portland Japanese Garden

Listed as one of the top three attractions in Portland by Tripadvisor, the Portland Japanese Garden features a winding stairway, peaceful picnic areas, and a variety of trails set amidst lush greenery. Soothing and tranquil, it’s the perfect place to get away from it all on an afternoon outing.   

Portland Spring Beer and Wine Festival

If your idea of relaxation includes popping a cork or grabbing a frosty mug of your favorite libation, you will not want to miss the Portland Spring Beer and Wine Festival. In its 22nd year, it is held at the end of March at the Oregon Convention Center and features vendors with beer, wines, spirits, and food from across the region.  

Multnomah Falls

According to U.S. Forest Service, Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge is the most visited site in the pacific northwest, attracting over two million tourists each year. Only a 30-minute drive from downtown Portland, this includes plenty of trails for hikers of all skill levels, as well as visitor areas and a historic lodge featuring a restaurant, bar, and snack area.

Johnston Law Firm: Here When You Need Us

The above list is only a few of the many activities and events that are offered throughout the Portland area. At the Johnston Law Firm, we urge you to use caution when out hiking or engaging in new or unfamiliar activities. Pay attention to posted rules and guidelines, and play it safe by taking the appropriate safety precautions. In the event you or a loved one is injured. our experienced personal injury attorneys are always here to help. We serve the entire Portland area; call or contact us online whenever you need professional legal representation you can trust.


Marc Johnston

Lead Attorney at Johnston Law Firm, P.C.

Based in downtown Portland, Marc A. Johnston is the owner and managing attorney of the award-winning, internationally-known personal injury law firm, Johnston Law Firm, P.C. Marc's career has been dedicated to representing the injured and individuals who have been treated unfairly by an insurance company. His focus on trial law creates the backbone of the Johnston Law Firm — a firm that is ready to go the distance in seeking justice for its clients.