3/1: PDX Dining Month*
There are over 100 restaurant participants for this year’s Portland Dining Month! For the entire month of March, participants are offering a three-course meal for $33. This gives Portlanders and tourists a chance to taste some of the newcomer restaurants and classic favorites in town! This is the ninth year of Portland Dining Month – don’t miss out on this yummy opportunity! View the event page here.
3/2: PNCA, “Strong Female Protagonist”*
“Strong Female Protagonist is a comedic, queer solo performance that prioritizes the power of femininity and sass… One part autobiography, one part 1980s nostalgia, one part drag fantasy, this queer solo performance celebrates the powerful feminine role models to which we all looked up.”
View event page here!
3/2: Black out Beer Festival
“The 6th annual Black Out Beer Fest will take place Friday, March 2, from 4pm to 10pm at Lompoc Sidebar, located at 3901 N Williams Ave., and inside the Lompoc Brewery. The event will feature two dozen rotating dark beers from Lompoc… and more than 20 guest breweries from around the Northwest. ”
View the event here!
3/3: 5 Year Anniversary Party
“Portland Cider Company is celebrating 5 years!! We cannot believe it and we can’t wait to celebrate with all of our amazing fans. On the first Saturday of March we will be partying in cider-style with: 5 Year Anniversary limited release bottle “Throwback Scrumpy” *** Only 120 bottles available of a high ABV scrumpy hand bottled for our 5 Year Anniversary!”
Facebook page here!
3/3: Chowder Challenge
“The beloved Chowder Challenge is returning. This year’s event, our 11th, will take place on Saturday, March 3 from 12-3pm (or until chowders run out) at the Fifth Quadrant, as well as inside the brewery, and at our Sidebar Tasting Room… Attendees receive a tray with 12 numbered two-ounce samples of chowder, then vote for their favorite; the chowder receiving the most votes is named the People’s Choice Winner.”
Read the list of participants here!
3/3: Portland Saturday Market Opening Weekend
On March 3rd & 4th, PSM opens once again to showcase Oregon’s best handmade products for their 45th year. PSM will feature many special events and giveaways!
See the events on their Facebook Page!
3/8: PICA’s South American Arts Festival
“This event is an an all-age, multi-cultural celebration that showcases and highlights South Asian arts and artists. Poets, musicians, story-tellers, dancers, and multi-media artists will present performances, demonstrations, and workshops. The Festival will also host community conversations and panel discussions on topics of social justice, the immigrant life, cross-cultural community and friendship, and youth initiatives.”
Visit their Facebook event here for tickets & info!
3/9: POW Film Fest
“The Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POW Film Fest) places a spotlight on women directors by showcasing their work and strengthening the community of women in film. POW Film Fest empowers women to find their voice and to share their stories through innovative and quality filmmaking. We feature the work of today’s top women directors, honoring the true innovators, while providing support and recognition for the next generation of leading women filmmakers.”
View site to see more!
3/10: Cider Rite, Leftbank Annex*
“Cider Rite of Spring is a celebration of the blossoming Northwest Cider industry— an annual cider tasting event welcoming the return of spring, featuring over 100 unique ciders served by 35 different cidermakers and cidery representatives only from the PNW. The Rite of Spring will be bigger than ever in our new location and include a special VIP hour from 12-1 plus a unique VIP lounge sponsored by Square Mile Cider throughout the day. There will also be a pop up store where guests can purchase cider to go!”
View event page here!
3/10: Buckman Art Show
“Join us for 130 artists selling their original artwork, jewelry, ceramics and more! Food carts, performances, art activities & a student art gallery for a full weekend of fun! Shop for a good cause, 30% of all sales are donated to the Buckman PTA to support arts education. ”
Check out their Facebook page!
3/16: Irish Beer Festival @ Kells
“The 2nd annual Irish Beer Festival in Portland. Friday March 16th and Saturday March 17th 2018 Featuring Irish Beers Made just for St. Patrick’s Weekend.”
Visit Kells’ website for tickets and info!
*St. Patrick Day Events!*
March 16-18: St. Patrick’s Day Across the Land
“We’re marking our favorite holiday with seasonal McMenamins Irish Stout, Irish Coffee, Irish Reuben & MacSleyne Irish Stew. For the first time, we’ll have cans of our Foggy Dew Irish Lager to go, $3 each. Edgefield, Kennedy School, Wilsonville Old Church & Pub, Cedar Hills Pub, Grand Lodge & Cornelius Pass Roadhouse”
Visit the event page here!
March 17: FREE DJ Night (St. Patrick’s Day) @ Night Light Lounge
“Spend an evening with DJ NYM, your guide through the world of hip hop, soul & funk. Night Light has been inspiring the Southeast Clinton neighborhood with carefully crafted cocktails since 2004.”
Read more here!
March 17: St. Patrick’s Day @ The EastBurn
“Get your green on and come join us at East Burn! The Guinness will be flowing and Mike will be making plenty of Corned Beef and Colcannon! Live music at 10pm.”
Visit their Facebook Page for more info!
March 17th: Portland St. Patrick’s Day Party @ Bare Bones Cafe & Bar
“Join us Saturday in your quest for green!! Bare Bones Cafe & Bar 7th Annual St Paddy’s Day Party! Special food menu includes Guinness Corn beef and Cabbage, Green Eggs and Ham, Shepard’s Pie & Bangers and mashed.Also beer and jello shots.”
View Facebook Page!
March 17-18th: St. Patrick’s Day Festival @ Paddy’s Bar & Grill
“Paddy’s Bar & Grill, Portland’s oldest Irish pub, is proud to host their 9th annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival Fundraiser, on March 17-18, 2018. Celebrate Irish culture at our 2-day tented street festival with live Irish music, bagpipers, and Irish dancers, as well as traditional Irish food and drink!”
Check out their Facebook Page for the list of food, drinks and a list of activities!
March 17th: Sellwood-Moreland’s 20th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade
“At noon the Sellwood Middle School Marching Band will lead hundreds of people and parade through the main streets of the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood beginning and ending at St. Agatha School. The parade features bagpipes, Portland Fire & Rescue’s big fire truck, members of the Gaelic Football Portland Police Traffic Division’s motorcycle officers, children with decorated bikes and wagons and many people proudly wearing Irish green.”
View event page!
March 18th: Shamrock Run Portland | St. Patrick’s Day, 5k, 8k, 15k and Half Marathon
“Help Shamrock Run say cheers to 40 years! This St. Patrick’s day, get active with running, walking, and dancing at Oregon’s largest running event. The Shamrock Run kicks off its 40th year at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Sunday, March the 18th. 3,000 ambitious leprechauns can take on the half marathon, while the littlest wood-elves can toddle down the 1k Blazer’s Leprechaun Lap with Blaze and the Blazers dancers. In between there will be a run or walk for every fitness level and family.”
The event page is here!
March 18. 1 p.m.: ST. PATRICK’S PARADE SET FOR GRANT PARK:
“Steve O’Slavik’s 28th annual Northeast Neighborhood St. Patrick’s Day parade will promenade along streets of Grant Park neighborhood. Join family, friends and neighbors to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and arrival of spring. Free. www.st-paddys-day.com. Starts at Beverly Cleary-Fernwood School, 1915 N.E. 33rd Ave.”
3/19-25: Highball Week
$5 specialty cocktails at dozens of Portland’s best restaurants and bars for ONE WEEK ONLY!
Check out the Portland Mercury Facebook Page for the entire list of participants!
3/24: PDX Tequila & Tacos
“Come THROUGH Portland! Join us as we welcome Spring at the 2nd annual PDX TEQUILA & TACOS FESTIVAL! This year we’re bringing together our region’s legit taco makers to compete for fan favorite for BEST TACO IN PDX. Pair your tacos with a diverse selection of agave spirits and tropical margaritas, provided in partnership with some excellent agave spirit producers.”
Get your tickets here!