It’s Bloom Time in the Northwest!

The flowers are blooming and at least for the next couple of days, (before it starts raining again!) a lot of people will be out looking at them. There are a lot of places around Oregon to see them. There’s of course The Rose Garden in Portland, the Wooden shoe tulip festival in Woodburn along with the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden near Reed College, and you can catch the Trilliums blooming in Tryon Creek State Natural Area, but Portland is trying something new…it’s called the Bloom Tour, which is part flowers, and part art show. Now through June 30th, the work of 19 talented artists and florists have designed and created eye-catching art pieces in downtown and Old Town Portland.

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The idea is to post photos of the beautiful displays and tag your photos:

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This event is a project of the Visit Downtown Campaign, a program run by Downtown Portland Clean & Safe and the Portland Business Alliance with additional funding from the City of Portland.

Photo credit: Veronica Carter

More great places to see the spring blooms: The Oregon Garden in Silverton, Zumwalt Prairie Preserve in Eastern Oregon, Cascade Head on the Oregon Coast. If you want to see wildflowers in bloom head out to the Gorge to Mosier or Rowena Plateau. In Willamette Valley there’s Cone Peak Trail, or Iron Mountain Trail near Sweet Home, Mary’s Peak near Corvallis, or Green Lakes Trail, 27 miles west of Bend.


Photo credit: Veronica Carter


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