Five Things To Do In The Vancouver/Portland Area During May

By Megan Carter


With the ratio of warmer to colder days steadily increasing, the Pacific Northwest’s always effervescent spring season has finally arrived! Along with a favorable forecast this new season provides a wonderful opportunity to partake in local outdoor activities and events. Whether a native of the area or here for the first time, there is something for everyone during the month of May and we hope you find something to suit your needs and enjoy yourself to the fullest! Call or see our front desk if you would like to inquire further.


1. Plant Fair: May 7th

A free event in charming downtown Camas, this fair features plants, trees, garden art, kids’ activities, live music and food vendors.


2. Mother’s Day Cruise on the Portland Spirit: May 8th

One of the area’s most popular attractions, the Portland Spirit cruise is a favorite of the area and common recommendation. Offering an elaborate brunch, friendly staff and incredible tour of the Willamette River, it’s a delight for couples, families, or parties of any size.


3. Women’s Soccer Match: May 29th

Should you have an interest in sports, Portland’s professional women’s soccer team the Portland Thorns are playing at Providence Park on May 29th. Tickets start at $13 and the stadium is only a mere 15 minutes away from The Heathman Lodge.


4. Cinco de Mayo Run/Walk: May 1st

If you are looking to be outside and partake in some exercise yourself, the Cinco de Mayo Run/Walk features a half marathon, 10K, 5K and a half mile race, followed by a party with prizes at Pioneer Courthouse Square in Downtown Portland.


5. Illustration and Comics Festival: May 21st – 22nd

Should you be looking to engage your eye for art, Vancouver is hosting the Illustration and Comics Festival on May 21-22. Featuring an artist and illustrator meet and greet, the opportunity to be a part of panel discussions, a shop for vintage comic books, prints and paperbacks, this event is sure to be a great time. The festival is being held at Linework NW and is free of charge.