Along with entertaining your friends at your Spring Gardens apartment in Portland, there will be plenty of things to do in the greater Portland area during the month of May. All you have to do is decide which events are of interest to you and your friends. Here are a few suggestions to help you start planning your social calendar.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Only a short distance away from your Portland Spring Gardens apartment, you can celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style. From May 5 to May 7, the Tom McCall Waterfront Park will be the site for all sorts of authentic Mexican fare, carnival rides and amusements, and all the live entertainment you can stand. If you decide to go on Friday night, admission to the Park is free.

Mother’s Day Events

If your mom will be in Portland for Mother’s Day, there will be plenty of places to go. Consider a brunch or dinner cruise on the river courtesy of Portland Spirit, The cruises will be boarding at Cascade Locks in the Gorge as well as in Portland proper.

The Portland Zoo is also offering a Mother’s Day brunch on May 14. This event does not require purchasing a ticket for the Zoo. The brunch will offer plenty of food choices so rest assured your mom will find something she likes.

Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways

Do you like the idea of seven miles of space to roam the streets and discover all sorts of live music, food, and different forms of entertainment? That’s what you get on May 21 with the Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways. No cars are allowed in the area, but feel free to bike, walk, or roller-skate through the streets and enjoy all the activities. The area encompasses a couple of parks so there will be plenty of room to find a quite spot and soak up the sunshine.

Rock Roll and Remember

If you like an eclectic mix of music from the Fifties through the Eighties, plan on attending Rock Roll and Remember. This tribute show to legendary American Bandstand host Dick Clark spotlights some of the favorite songs featured on American Bandstand during its more than 30-year run. Mister Theater is the venue and you can get tickets for show times between May 5 and May 21. Make sure to ask about the discount ticket offers.

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

Do you and your friends love the theater? The Twilight Theater Company will present “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” from May 5 through May 14. The plot involves five bridesmaids who seek cover in the same upstairs bedroom in an attempt to get away from the wedding reception – and the bride! Their diverse backgrounds make for some hilarious interactions, so don’t miss it.

After you and your friends enjoy one of these Portland area events, go back to your Spring Gardens apartment and relax. It won’t take long to figure out where you want to go next weekend and start making the plans.