Upcoming nature events in Portland

Regular nature outings: Morning Bird Song Walks with the Audubon Society of Portland, Puddle Stompers and Owl Prowls at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, Nature Days in the Park and Nature Mobile from Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District’s Natural Resources, Honeybee Hikes at Leach Botanical Garden, Story and Strolls and Guided Nature Walks at Tryon Creek State Park, Ladybug Nature Walks with Portland Parks & Recreation, Tadpole Tales with Columbia Slough Watershed Council, Bird Walks and Owl Prowls through Backyard Bird Shop, Library events with The Bug Chicks, Farm Fridays at Zenger Farm, and Second Saturdays at the Water Resources Education Center in Vancouver, WA.

– $2 admission at OMSI the first Sunday of every month
– $3 admission at the World Forestry Center the first Wednesday of every month
– $4 admission at the Oregon Zoo the second Tuesday of every month
– FREE admission at the Portland Art Museum the fourth Friday of every month, 5-8pm
– FREE admission at the Portland Children’s Museum the first Friday of every month, 4-8pm
– FREE admission at the Oregon Historical Society & Museum every day for Multnomah County residents

*My friend Laura posts a monthly listing of kid and family-friendly events of natural, scientific, and cultural interest. August’s list is here.

If you know of or are organizing a nature event suitable for children or families, please let me know! (email to darwinsbulldog AT gmail DOT com).

Upcoming Connect to the Columbia Canoe Paddle outings with the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership

Upcoming hikes with the Friends of the Columbia Gorge

Upcoming hikes with Oregon Wild

Summer activity guide from the Friends of Tryon Creek (so many opportunities!)

May 8-November 3 | Exhibit – Put a Bird on It: Nature Photography of William L. Finley | Washington County Museum (Hillsboro)

June-August | Drop-in Family Fun | Blue Lake Natural Discovery Garden

August 21 | Nature Discovery Day | Tryon Creek State Park

August 21 | Crossroads Lecture: The Story of the Tualatin River | Tualatin Riverkeepers

August 22 | Bat Chat Night Hike | Tryon Creek State Park

August 23 | Park After Dark: Night Prowlers | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

August 23 | Bat Night at Whitaker Ponds | Columbia Slough Watershed Council

August 24 | Bug Fest (w/ The Bug Chicks!) | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

August 24 | Night Hike (looking for bats) | Steigerwild National Wildlife Refuge

August 24 | Restoration Walk at Foster Floodplain Natural Area | City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services

August 24 | Farm to tAble benefit at Able Farms | Friends of Outdoor School

August 24 | Endless Summer BBQ | Willamette Riverkeeper

August 25 | Family Friendly Paddle | Tualatin Riverkeepers

August 25 | Open Garden Tour (Learn about pollinators and native plants) | West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

August 27 | Lecture: Conflict at the Cascades: Lewis & Clark in the Columbia River Gorge | Oregon Encyclopedia History Night

August 28 | Nature Discovery Day | Tryon Creek State Park

August 31 | Kids’ Discovery Hike in Forest Park | Forest Park Conservancy

September 7 | International Vulture Awareness Day | Audubon Society of Portland

September 8 | UnBEElievable Bees! | World Forestry Center

September 8 | Down the River Clean Up | We Love Clean Rivers/Clackamas River Basin Council

September 12 | Lecture: Health Benefits of Nearby Nature | Portland State University

September 14 | Nature Day in the Park: Greenway Park | Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District

September 14 | Aquifer Adventure | Columbia Slough Watershed Council

September 17 | Lecture: Jane Lubchenco, “Science, Democracy and Healthy Oceans: What is your role?” | Lewis & Clark College

September 21 | Breakfast in the woods at Canemah Bluff Natural Area | Metro

September 21 | FREE Naturescaping Basics Workshop | East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District

September 22 | Sunday Trailways at Rock Creek Regional Trail | Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District

September 22 | Arf in the Park at April Hill Park | Maplewood Neighborhood Association & Southwest Watershed Center

September 24 | Lecture: Bill McKibben on his new book | Powell’s/Newmark Theater

September 26 | Lyanda Lynn Haupt on The Urban Bestiary: Encountering the Everyday Wild | Powell’s on Burnside

September 28 | The Marquam Mosaic: Dedication Celebration | Marquam Nature Park

September 28 | Wetlands Edcucation Center 10th Anniversary Celebration | Jackson Bottom Wetlands

September 28 | 2013 Rural Living Field Day on Sauvie Island | West Multnomah, Tualatin and Columbia Soil & Water Conservation Districts

September 28 | Rain Gardens 101 Workshop | East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District

September 29 | Southwest Sunday Parkways | Portland Bureau of Transportation

September 29 | FREE Naturescaping Basics Workshop | East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District

October 5 | Great Willamette Clean Up | Willamette Riverkeepers

October 5-6 | Willamette Falls Festival | Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition

October 13 | Nature Day in the Park: Cedar Mill Greenway | Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District

October 20 | Annual Fall Mushroom Show at the World Forestry Center | Oregon Mycological Society

November | Exhibit of Nikki McClure’s nature-inspired woodcut art | Land Gallery

November 2 | Newt Day | Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District

November 17 | Nature Day in the Park: Jenkins Estate | Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District

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One Response to Upcoming nature events in Portland

  1. Andy says:

    The Great Willamette Clean Up is an event presented by Willamette River Keepers! We Love Clean Rivers is not the lead organization for this event, we just house some information on our website for it.

    The Down the River Clean Up, which is a clean up on Sunday, September 8th, is co-coordinated by We Love Clean River and the Clackamas River Basin Council.


    Please consider editing the Great Willy Clean Up and plugging the Down the River Clean up.

    Thank you!

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