PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND PLANNER
MARCH 15-17, 2019
FRI-SUN – Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Fitness Fair and the Shamrock Run at the Oregon Convention Center. The run has numerous races available for different abilities like a half marathon, 15k, 8k, 1k, and a 4-mile walk.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
FRI-SUN – Watch dancers, singers, musicians, and acrobats during Corteo. This majestic show takes circus acts to new heights.
HOT ROD SHOW
FRI-SUN – The Portland Roadster Show at the Expo Center hosts over 400 vehicles, automobiles, trucks, and motorcycles. See Optimus Prime from Transformers, attend the pedal car auction, and chat with regional an national auto vendors.
THROUGH MAR 21 – The Portland International Film Festival showcases new world cinema with an exhibition of over 60+ short films and more than 100 feature films.
PORTLAND BAROQUE ORCHESTRA
SUN – Celebrate Irish heritage with Kevin Burke and friends. Listen to world renowned fiddler and Seattle-based piper Tom Creegan.
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
THROUGH SAT – The Beaverton Civic Theatre showcases 71 reproduced personal photographs from Anne Frank. Many of these photos have rarely been shown, and few have been recently discovered. These photographs are paired with a reading of her literary work.
PORTLAND COLUMBIA SYMPHONY
THROUGH SUN – Mt. Hood Community College hosts musicians performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.
ROSE CITY ROLLERS
SAT – The Rose City Rollers: Break Neck Betties compete against the High Rollers at Oaks Park.
OREGON CHEESE FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – Head to Rogue Creamery for a full weekend of master classes, artisan cheese tastings paired with beer, wine and cider. Enjoy a four-and-five course dinner on Saturday and Sunday with goodies and more!
KELLS IRISH FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN – Kells hosts a three-day Irish festival with live music, dancing, and a scavenger hunt under a massive tent.
COSMIC SNOW TUBING
THROUGH MAR 22 – Head to the best party on the mountain with over half a million LED lights, laser light shows and colored lights with a DJ as you enjoy tubing down the mountain. Check online for dates FRI-SAT through March 22nd at Mt. Hood Skibowl.
ALL CLASSICAL SYMPHONY
ONGOING – Don’t miss showcases of the season from All Classical Portland. Check the website for the latest schedule.
COMEDY IMPROV SHOW
THROUGH MAR 30 – ComedySportz is a fun, fast-paced improv comedy show for the whole family, everything is improvised and no two rounds are the same.
ONGOING – OMSI takes a behind the scenes glance at Pixar creations. Experience the science, technology, art, and concepts by Pixar artists for award-winning films.
ONGOING – Head to the Portland Chinatown Museum for a look beyond the gate. This exhibit uses rate objects and visuals to explain the history and old tales of Portland’s historic Chinatowns.
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS
FRI – This community event hosts the Paddy Hough Parade, a great family-fun event through Uptown Village.
LUCK OF THE IRISH
SUN – This virtual race has you racing towards the pot of gold as a fundraiser for the National Hemophilia Foundation. Win prizes for completing a 5k, 10k, or half marathon!
SPRING SWING DANCE
SAT – The Vanport Jazz band features 1940s style and vintage World War II uniforms to fundraise, sponsored by the volunteers of the Friends of Fort Vancouver.
SAT – Head to Children’s Fest for tons of free family fun! Enjoy dance performances, games, prizes, face painting and balloon art.
VANCOUVER FARMERS MARKET
ONGOING – The Vancouver farmers market features local fresh produce and products.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
- Captive State
- Five Feet Apart
- Wonder Park
- The Aftermath
- Chimera Strain
- Faith, Hope & Love
- The Hummingbird Project
- The Mustang
- Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
- Off Season