Alpenrose Dairy 56th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Egg-citing Portland tradition returns with a special appearance by the Easter Bunny.

Alpenrose Dairy Easter Egg Hunt

On Saturday, March 31, Alpenrose Dairy will be hosting their 56th annual Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter Egg Hunt tradition was started in 1962, by Carl Henry Cadonau Sr. Cadonau was a devout family man who believed in the importance of giving back to the community in which he lived. For decades, Oregonians have flocked to Alpenrose Dairy for the annual Easter Egg Hunt, with new generations of egg hunters continuing the tradition. Today, the Easter event is managed by Cadonau’s granddaughter, Tracey Cadonau McKinnon.

“Every year the Easter Egg Hunt has grown, and we are overjoyed to see both new and returning families participate in the hunt,” stated McKinnon. “This event is very personal for us because it allows us to honor our grandfather’s legacy and express our gratitude to the community for their support.”

It's great to see how our event has become such an important family tradition here in Portland.

Carl Cadonau, Jr., President

On Saturday morning, hundreds of chocolate eggs and special prize eggs will be hidden across the grounds. Kids can fill their baskets and redeem sticker wrapped eggs at the prize booth for a special treat. Plus, the world-famous Easter Bunny will be on-site to meet all egg-hunters and take pictures!

This year, parents can enter to win prizes by posting their Alpenrose Easter Egg Hunt photos using #AlpenroseEaster2018 on Facebook and Instagram! The top 5 winners will be announced on the Alpenrose Facebook page on April 6.

The day’s "egg-citement" begins at 10:30 a.m. for kids ages 3–5, while ages 6–8 join the fun at 12:30 p.m.

“We take it as a big compliment to see second and third generation Alpenrose Easter egg hunters returning each year,” stated Alpenrose President Carl Cadonau, Jr. “It’s great to see how our event has become such an important family tradition here in Portland.”

Volunteers from Easterseals will be selling tulips for the annual Bloomfest fundraiser. For nearly 100 years, Easterseals has been the indispensable resource for people and families challenged by disability. Pick-up a beautiful spring bouquet and help support Oregon veterans, seniors, and adults and children with disabilities.

Alpenrose Dairy is located at 6149 SW Shattuck Road in Portland. Arrive early, parking is limited. Families can also purchase refreshments at the concession stand on-site.

For more information, visit and Alpenrose Dairy Facebook event page for all the latest news.

About Alpenrose Dairy
Alpenrose Dairy has been family owned and operated since 1916. For over 100 years, the Cadonau family has been committed to bringing customers the finest milk nature can provide. All Alpenrose products are locally farmed with no added rBST hormones and pasteurized at lower temperatures to keep natural vitamins and minerals intact. Alpenrose is committed to sustainable agriculture and bringing fresh, wholesome products to their customers. The Cadonau family is known throughout the Northwest for their commitment to the community. Providing year-round family-friendly activities at their legendary 52-acre campus with a stadium for little league games, opera house, and velodrome track.

Source: Alpenrose Dairy