Here comes Peter Cottontail, hoppin down the bunny trail, hippity hoppin, Easter’s on its way! On the hunt for an Easter Egg Hunt in and around Portland? We’ve got you covered. 

Easter is a time of renewal and joy, bringing a multitude of cherished traditions. Among these, the Easter egg hunt is a delightful and beloved activity for children and adults alike. This timeless tradition combines the thrill of a treasure hunt with the joy of discovering brightly colored eggs. 

The practice of decorating and hiding eggs during springtime festivals predates Christianity. Ancient civilizations, such as the Persians, Egyptians, and Greeks, viewed eggs as symbols of fertility, rebirth, and new life. As Christianity spread, the egg took on added symbolism, representing the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the promise of eternal life. But you can just make it easy and simply just love the hunt.

The concept of Easter egg hunts as we know them today can be traced back to medieval Europe. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the custom of rolling decorated eggs down hills gained popularity in England. Over time, these egg-rolling traditions evolved into egg hunts, where children searched for hidden eggs in gardens or parks.

Easter egg hunts bring immense joy to all. Well, maybe not the parents who are creating the hunt. However, for children, the anticipation and excitement of finding hidden treasures create an atmosphere of wonder and adventure. The hunt encourages exploration, problem-solving, and teamwork as siblings and friends join forces to uncover the eggs. Each discovery is met with gleeful laughter and a sense of accomplishment. Or tears from not getting enough eggs or the “right” eggs, but we digress. 

If you don’t want to put on your own Easter Egg Hunt, then there are many options to explore. Remember, Easter is March 31, 2024, this year. Several events are happening around the area leading up to Easter as well. 

Here are a few Hunts that are happening on Easter weekend.

Bella Organic Farm Easter Egg Hunt

Gillihan Rd, Portland, OR 97231

This is a huge event. In fact, there are two whole days of hunts. There is even an adult-only 21-and-over egg hunt available. You need to purchase tickets for whatever hunt you choose, and there are several other activities and experiences you can purchase on their site, including meeting the Easter Bunny. 

Lee Farms Egg Hunt

21975 SW 65th Ave, Tualatin, OR 97062

Lee Farms has an Egg Hunt that gives you some space and options on how to hunt. Your tickets include a two-hour time frame to explore the farm. This is a ticketed event, and lots of activities are included in the ticket price. There is a bounce house, maze, slides, opportunities to see animals, and more. It is a great option. 

Triskelee Farm Spring on the Farm Easter Egg Hunt and More 

29700 SW Mountain Rd, West Linn, OR 97068 

Triskelee is a sweet farm run by sweet people. They have so many animals, crafts, and events. They specialize in ostriches and emus, so that is a unique twist! The Spring on the Farm event requires tickets, and you get to see baby animals, participate in an egg hunt, and enjoy farm tours. They also have a bounce house, a kids’ craft, and pictures with the Easter Bunny. This is a fun one to explore. 

Please note several churches and community centers in the area hold free Easter Egg Hunts. They typically love the community participating in the events, and they are a great way to meet some people in your neighborhood. Be sure to explore those options as well. 

So, whether you choose to create your own Easter egg hunt or explore one of the farms mentioned, the joy and excitement of the hunt are sure to create lasting memories for all who participate. Happy hunting!