As if mid-week hailstorms that hit Oregon and Washington weren’t enough cold for one week.
The week ended with a spring freeze most places in the northwest, including many areas along the coast.
So honestly, how late should this be happening around here? Let’s use Portland as a reference because that’s what easy to find long-term records are based on.
Latest Spring Freeze Dates For Portland, Oregon
- On average, at Portland International Airport, the last freeze is March 30.
- On average, in Downtown Portland, the last freeze is March 4. It’s warmer in the concrete jungle!
- The record latest freeze at Portland International Airport is May 2 (1964).
- The record latest freeze in Downtown Portland is April 13 (1911).
I heard our Koin Local 6 Master Gardner Anne Jaeger say that she waits until Tax Day (April 15th) to roll out her tender plants. Now there’s a tip I can remember!