Pick the Best at the Canby Spring Garden Fair

Flowers are blooming while fruits and vegetables at our local farms are getting ready to ripen. Spring is one of the most beautiful times of the year in Portland, so why not take home a piece of it? Attend the Canby Spring Garden Fair, where the best plants of the crops will be available for purchase!  

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Presented by the
Clackamas County Master Gardeners
May 3rd & 4th, 2014
Clackamas County Event Center 

This year, the Clackamas County Master Gardeners™ are proud to be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Fair. Hundreds of farms, nurseries, and other vendors from Oregon and Washington will be present selling trees, herbs, flowers, fruits, and vegetable plants along with feeders and other garden art. The Master Gardeners™ will be present, providing tips on growing your own during their 10-Minute University™ Sessions. You can even bring your soil from home to be pH tested. In addition, there will be plenty of activities for kids, raffles, a food court, and more. 

If you’ll be traveling into the Portland area for the Spring Garden Fair, join us at the Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego! Take advantage of our Executive rooms and enjoy waking up to a beautiful view of the Willamette Valley Hills before joining us for breakfast at Basil’s Kitchen

Reserve your stay for the Canby Spring Garden Fair today! 


Spend Cinco de Mayo in Portland at the 30th Annual Fiesta!

The city of Portland is coming together to celebrate one of the biggest holidays in Mexican culture. A three day long fiesta is being held in honor of the fifth of May. Grab your sombrero and get ready to fiesta for Cinco de Mayo in Portland

The Cinco de Mayo Fiesta is one of the biggest Cinco de Mayo events on the West coast. Tons of activities are in store for both children and adults. Sit back and cheer on the fighters participating in Lucha Libre wrestling and USA boxing matches. Sing and dance with a Mariachi band from Mexico and the Ballet Folklorico Mexico En La Piel dance troupe. In addition to cultural events, the Fiesta will feature a live butterfly exhibit, laser light shows, and a classic carnival with games, rides, and food.  

Cinco de Mayo in Portland30th Annual Cinco de
Mayo Fiesta
Presented by the Portland Guadalajara Sister City Association
May 3rd - 5th, 2014
Waterfront Park 

The Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego warmly welcomes those traveling for the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta to stay with us! Enjoy spacious rooms and suites with complimentary high-speed Internet access. Play your favorite songs on your computer or on our CD players and practice your folk dancing before the Fiesta

Click here to browse our available accommodations for Cinco de Mayo in Portland.


Bounce Around at the G6 Portland Trampoline Park!

A new kind of park is all the rage in Portland! Instead of being outdoors, this park is inside with an extreme twist. If you’re feeling “jumpy”, kick off your shoes and start bouncing at G6 Airpark, a Portland trampoline park!

If you thought bounce houses were fun as a child, wait until you visit G6 Airpark. The trampoline park features dodge ball courts, a kid zone, trick zone, and an open jump arena. Flip into a foam pit or jump and slam dunk like you never have before. Children and adults will both have a blast jumping across wall-to-wall trampolines. 

Portland Trampoline Park
Image Courtesy of G6 Airpark

G6 Airpark Portland
Extreme trampoline park
10414 SE Washington St.
Portland, OR 97216 

Will you be visiting the Portland area with your family? Make the Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego your home away from home. Keep active and jump into our pool, which is both indoors and outdoors! Everyone will enjoy dining at our Mediterranean eatery, Basil’s Kitchen, which offers kid-friendly meals, such as personal pizzas and gourmet dishes with Northwestern flair for adults. 

Book your stay and get ready for some bouncy fun at the G6 Portland trampoline park!



Save and Splurge with This Lake Oswego Shopping Package!

The Portland area is filled with tons of great shopping establishments waiting to be explored. From eclectic boutiques to your favorite mall stores, you’ll be sure to find something for everyone on your list. Keep more money in your pocket for your shopping spree and save on rooms rates through our Lake Oswego shopping package!  

Lake Oswego Shopping Package
Shopping Package:

  • Standard king room
  • $20 Visa® gift card
  • Canvas shopping bag
  • Visitor’s guide with select store discounts at Washington Square Mall or Bridgeport Village
  • Complimentary shuttle service
  • One complimentary beverage in the BC Lounge
  • 2 PM late checkout

Looking for a great place to stay near Portland and Lake Oswego’s best shopping destinations? Join us at the Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego! Settle into our spacious accommodations and get the best rest with our Sleep Advantage® program, which includes plush bedding, aromatherapy, and Quiet Zones. With amenities like complimentary internet access, HDTVs, and in-room movies, you’ll feel right at home. 

Take advantage of our Lake Oswego shopping package by clicking here.


Do the Bunny Hop at the Rabbit Romp!

Spring is almost here and the weather is warming up. To celebrate, the Oregon Zoo is hosting an outdoor celebration for one of spring’s first holidays, easter. Grab a basket and get ready to meet some adorable furry friends at the Rabbit Romp!

Starting at 9 AM, the zoo will be holding an Easter egg hunt every 10 to 15 minutes. In addition to the children’s egg hunt, there will be a special hunt for little ones ages two and under and a family hunt area for children with special needs. All the eggs are filled with organic candy that are palm oil free. In addition, this year’s eggs are eco-friendly and compostable. After the hunt, pet some bunnies at the Family Farm and participate in arts and crafts, photos, games, and more!

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Oregon Zoo
April 19th, 2014
9 AM - 3 PM 

Make your Portland trip a family affair this spring! The Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego is located only 15 minutes away from the Oregon Zoo and other great family attractions. Featuring an indoor/outdoor pool and a Nintendo Wii™ in our BC Lounge, everyone is sure to have a great time. 

Reserve your spring getaway for the Rabbit Romp today!


Explore and Learn on Free Days at Portland Museums

Free Days at Portland Museums

Portland has an abundance of places the public can visit to gain knowledge about art, science, history and more. No matter what subjects you’re curious about, there’s a place that everyone is sure to enjoy. The best part is, many of the museums offer free admission days. Here’s a list of free days at Portland museums you won’t want to miss out on!

Jeff Morris Foundation Safety Learning Center & Fire Museum - Free always
Learn about fire science, safety, and the history of Portland Fire & Rescue! This unique museum is housed in a historic firehouse and offers a variety of events, tours, and classes to the public.  

Museum of Contemporary Craft - First free Thursdays
On the first Thursday of every month, visitors can explore the Museum of Contemporary Craft, which has a partnership with the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Current exhibitions include This is Not a Silent Movie, which consists of contemporary art produced by four Alaskan natives and Portland Collects: British Ceramics

Portland Children’s Museums - First free Fridays
Take advantage of Target FREE First Fridays on the first Friday of every month between 4 PM - 8 PM. There are plenty of exhibits for children of all ages that will inspire creativity and engage the senses and motor skills. In April, a new exhibit called Outdoor Adventure will open, which will be a 1.3 acre, ADA-accessible play space.  

Will you be visiting the Portland area with your family? Join us for a stay at the Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego. Many of spacious guest rooms and suites can accommodate up to five people comfortably. Our convenient location provides easy access to some of Portland’s best family-friendly attractions. 

To learn more about our facility, click here. Take advantage of free days at Portland museums!


Looking for an Exciting Show in Portland? See Cirque du Soleil in Portland!

Do death defying stunts excite you? Are you ready to see human bodies bend and contort in ways they shouldn’t? Get ready because one of the worlds most famous performance groups has a brand new show. See Cirque du Soleil in Portland! 

Cirque du Soleil in Portland
Image Courtesy of Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil’s new show, Totem tells the story of man’s evolution from amphibian to human. Combining science and myths, performers will bring stories to life in 12 acts consisting of acrobatic stunts, hoop dancing, unicyclists and more. The design elements of the show are based off of natural environments across the globe. See projected images of boiling lava, lush green forests, and costumes inspired by flowers, Bollywood, the seasons, and bright colors.

Cirque du Soleil’s Totem
March 27th - May 4th, 2014
Portland Expo Center

After the show, visit the Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego and join us for fine, Mediterranean dining and local wines and brews at Basil’s Kitchen

Learn more about our hotel by clicking here. Enjoy seeing Cirque du Soleil in Portland!


Celebrate the Luck of the Irish at the Portland St. Patrick’s Festival!

Erin go Bragh! Portland is going green for the sake of Ireland. The bagpipes are gearing up for one of the biggest events of the year. Whether you’re Irish or not, come out and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Portland St. Patrick’s Festival!

This year’s event will feature three days of exciting entertainment. Pipers, drummers, and a variety of bands will be playing everyday getting festival goers in the Irish spirit. The first night will feature a a smoker event, live boxing! Children can get in on the fun as well with Irish dance performances, arts and crafts, face painting, and more. 

Portland St. Patrick's FestivalKells Annual St. Patrick’s Festival
Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub
Portland, Oregon
March 14th-16th, 2014

Will you be in Portland for St. Patrick’s Day? The Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego is only 15 minutes away from the festival. When the day is over, continue the fun with us at our BC Lounge, where you’ll enjoy local brews, dishes, and video games. Retire for the evening in our spacious guest rooms and get a great night’s rest with our Sleep Advantage® program

Reserve your room for the Portland St. Patrick’s Festival today by clicking here.


Tie the Knot with This Portland Wedding Package!

Are you looking to celebrate your love in Portland? Celebrate your vows with a North West flair. Have a beautiful, affordable ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego and take advantage of our Portland Wedding Package!

Portland Wedding Package

LDS Wedding Package
-Have your event in our open Atrium, restaurant, or one of our
banquet rooms
-Cloth linens
-Tables and chairs for up to
200 attendees
-Set up and clean up
-Personal servers during the event
-Seasonal centerpieces and decor
-Complimentary consultations with your Catering and Banquet representative
-Lunch/dinner buffets at $20 per person (service charge, food and beverage minimum, and
set up fees apply) 

In addition, guests can take advantage of a special group room rate of $94 for single/double occupancy, based on availability. Guests will have plenty of room to primp and pamper themselves before your big event in our spacious guest rooms, featuring granite bathrooms with double vanities. Upgrade to our Executive Level and enjoy beautiful views of the Willamette Valley Hills. 

To learn more about our rooms at the Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego, click here. We hope you’ll take advantage of our Portland Wedding Package for your special day!


Take an Urban Adventure on this Portland Scavenger Hunt!

Have you ever wanted to explore a city in a unique way? In Portland, there are plenty of ways to get familiar with the area. If you have a smart phone and a sharp, creative mind, check out Urban Adventure Quest’s Portland scavenger hunt

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Powered by Urban Adventure Quest
How to play 

Whether you play with a partner, team, or alone, you’ll have a blast collecting clues and trying to solve challenges. Learn interesting facts about Portland as you move from point to point. If you get stumped on a challenge, ask for a hint or skip it entirely and carry on. Guess carefully - each wrong answer deducts five points from your score! The scavenger hunt typically takes between two-three and a half hours to complete, although you can take breaks to do some additional sightseeing and dining. 

When your quest is over, continue the fun with a stay at the Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego. After a day of walking around, relax in our indoor whirlpool or take a dip in our pool. Indulge further in all things Portland by sampling local wines, brews, and food at our BC Lounge

For more information on our hotel and our accommodations and our hotel, click here. Have a blast on a Portland scavenger hunt!