PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
FOR MARCH 10-12, 2017
BODY, MIND, SPIRIT EXPO
SAT-SUN – Metaphysical lectures, vendors selling crystals, jewelry, essential oils, alternative health products, and as always the nation’s finest selections of intuitive readers, astrologers, and mediums. Washington County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro.
PORTLAND WOMEN’S EXPO
SAT – Food, wine, live music; the Women’s Expo isn’t just an event, it’s an experience!
PORTLAND RV SHOW
Through SUN – Whether you like to rest, relax and recharge your batteries or just hit the road and follow the sun, you will find everything you are looking for at this year’s Portland Metro RV Show.
LUCK OF THE IRISH CELEBRATION
FRI – Get your St. Paddy’s groove on in true Irish fashion—plenty of music, rambunctious entertainment, and stories that are sure to lighten your spirit. Fueled by the legacy of Irish legend, luck, and love, this evening promises to be a rollicking good time for all.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
SAT – Hillsboro’s St. Patrick’s Day parade will start at Hare Field, looping through Hillsboro and ending back at Hare Field. View the detailed parade route HERE.
ST. PATRICK’S BAR CRAWL
SAT – It’s time to paint the city green and gold! From the top o’ the morning to the end of the rainbow, ticket holders will have cover-free access to the city’s premier bars, pubs, taverns and saloons. Find exclusive specials on pints of golden beer and Irish-inspired activities.
WINTER BLUES MUSIC FESTIVAL
SAT – What a great way to get rid of the Winter Blues—just before the arrival of Spring! Support local charities and musicians of all genres.
BRICKS CASCADE LEGO CONVENTION
SAT-SUN – See the artistic and ingenious marvels created by Adult Fans of LEGO and very talented young builders from around the world.
OMSI: THE ART OF THE BRICK EXHIBITION
Through May 29 – Named one of CNN’s Top Ten “Global Must-See Exhibitions,” The Art of the Brick exhibit by artist Nathan Sawaya takes LEGO bricks from child’s toy to sophisticated art form and beyond.
FRIDAY DANCE PARTY
FRI – Giant music videos, colorful lights, and pounding music await you at the ’80s Video Dance Attack in Lola’s Room or McMenamins Crystal Ballroom for age 21+. Discount tickets $6 for two people.
FLASHBACK DANCE CRUISE
SAT – Gather your crew & rock your best retro threads from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s! Get on the dance floor as our DJ’s play the hits of decades gone by.
CRIMES OF THE HEART
SAT through March 26 – Three eccentric sisters who have committed Crimes of the Heart reunite at their grandfather’s home, at Mask & Mirror Community Theatre in Tigard. Discount tickets $11.
URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT
ALL MONTH – Smartphone clues lead you on a fun & engaging walking tour of the city. Clues start you in the heart of downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square and will take you on a scavenger hunt through the Arts District, on a streetcar ride and among the famous food carts.
ALL MONTH – Various Portland Locations: Triviology pub quizzes are free to play, last a couple of hours, and are composed of seven short rounds, giving teams instant gratification for their efforts. Team size can range from one to five players, with prizes for everyone on the winning team.
HAUNTED PUB TOUR
All Month – This spine-tingling ghost tour explores Portland’s historic Old Town District, a vibrant area with beautiful 1800’s buildings, cobblestone streets and a wicked past.
PORTLAND ESCAPE ROOMS
All Month THURS-SUN – Cedar Hills/Beaverton Locations: Real-life room escape games are a type of physical adventure game in which people are locked in a room with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit.
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS
VANCOUVER GUN SHOW
SAT-SUN – Bringing the best gun shows in Washington State, this show features modern, collectible, military, and antique firearms as well as firearm accessories, ammunition, and knives.
DRINK THIS! PUB CRAWL
SAT – Meet the makers of artisan beverages! No signups, just show up at one of our locations, get your map, and choose your route. All locations are within walking distance in Vancouver, and you can win prizes along the way!
CELEBRATE WORLD WATER DAY
SAT – Celebrate and focus attention on the importance of our planet’s most important resource—water! We’ll ‘dive in’ with activities for the whole family focused on learning about where our water comes from, how communities around the globe get water, and how we can all work together to promote clean and plentiful water.
OPEN SATURDAY AT PEARSON AIRBASE
SAT – Free educational experience, Flight Simulator lab, vertical wind tunnel, a glider-building station, historic airplanes on-site for viewing, collections on display, and educational programs to propel students of all ages.
NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
· Kong – Skull Island
· Blood, Sand & Gold
· Personal Shopper
· Swing Away
· The Dark Below
Click here for movie times and theaters.
For a monthly online listing of upcoming Portland metro events, click here.