PORTLAND -- This weekend will be the hottest of the year so far with temperatures expected to be in the 80s.
Winds in the morning Saturday started to die down by the afternoon making for a gorgeous day. Speaking of the gorge, things will be windy there with gusts expected to be 40 mph this afternoon, according to KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill.
If you are planning on heading out to the coast this weekend -- good news. Most beaches will be warm into the 70s and 80s with clear skies.
It's also the beginning of boating season Saturday with area rivers expected to be packed with people looking to get out on the water.
As the weather heats up, people will be flocking to popular swimming holes like High Rocks on the Clackamas River and Glenn Otto Park on the Sandy River. But be advised, waters are very cold and there are no lifeguards this weekend.
Down at Waterfront Park is the Cinco de Mayo fiesta that has live music, great food and rides. If you want to stay in the city the 29th annual event is sure to be a blast.
It's also the 139th annual Kentucky Derby. If you don't have a party planned there is plenty to do for Derby day in Portland. Portland meadows has a hat contest, and live music for the event.