First Annual Portland Easter Hat Parade

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For the past two years I have gotten together with my friends and we have dressed up in fanciful hats and then gone out and had champagne and dessert together.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

This year I am excited to announce that I am opening the event up to the public. Whether your favorite hat* is vintage, handmade, locally produced, or store bought, place it on your head, get gussied up in your favorite clothing ensemble and head on down to Pioneer Courthouse Square. We'll mingle a short while at the Square before we begin our Easter Hat Parade** down the sidewalks of S.W. Broadway and then up W. Burnside to Elephants Delicatessen on N.W. 22nd where you can purchase desserts and refreshments. *No baseball hats please **If you are unable to walk all the way from Pioneer Courthouse Square to Elephants you are welcome to join us at Elephants. We will probably arrive there around 2:00 or so.

When & Where:

Saturday, April 3rd at 1:00 p.m. at Pioneer Courthouse Square, followed by parading through Portland on our way up to Elephants Delicatessen located at 115 N.W. 22nd Ave.


Gail Meredith

How wonderful. The return of civilization. Thank you.

Lori Mirati

will there be a second annual easter hat parade? great, fun idea - lousy weather, unfortunately; hopefully, a little more 'lead time' this year, so those of us interested can 'get the word out'; better weather would be nice, also; please do contact me, either way... Lori

Hi Lori, I am thinking of having another hat parade. But, I think this time around I may have it in the summer. I'll let you know when I figure out when it's going to be. -Lulu

Jackie kraybill

Hi Lulu - my friends and I are planning to join the Easter Hat Parade this year - Spring 2011. Will you be leading the parade again - or should we plan on our own? This was a great idea we are very excited about!
Cheers, Jackie & Friends

Hi Jackie,
I will be leading the Hat Parade again this year but, it is going to be held in June. Keep your eyes peeled to my blog to find out when the official date will be. I hope that you and your friends will be able to join us!

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