PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
FOR MARCH 17-19, 2017
ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION
FRI – Join the all-Ireland cultural society of Oregon in celebrating St Patrick’s Day. Live music, Irish dancers, bag pipes, children’s activities and much more!
ST. PATRICK’S DAY FESTIVAL AT KELLS
FRI-SUN – Start off St. Patrick’s Day with live music, dancing and bagpipes in both the pubs and tents. On Saturday, Kells downtown will host the 7th annual black-tie ‘smoker’—a boxing event that matches Golden Glove boxers from Ireland against the best USA amateur fighters.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY AT MCMENAMINS
FRI-SAT – Visit your favorite McMenamins for special St Patrick’s Day celebrations. Check out what events are going on at each of your local McMenamins
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE & FESTIVAL
SAT – Fun for the whole family! Fun run, parade, carnival & live entertainment!
ST. PATRICK’S BAR CRAWL
FRI – Barfly Mystery Bar Bus Tours. Don’t mess around with any of those icky “family friendly” so-called St Pat’s celebrations. Trust your friends at BarFly to show you the best time in this dirty old town.
SAT – Costumes are required with a St. Paddy’s Day theme! Wear something green, blinky and illuminated. Get into the spirit of the season.
SHAMROCK RUN & FITNESS FAIR
FRI-SUN – Visit the Shamrock Fitness Fair at the Oregon Convention center, with more than 80 booths featuring fitness products, sampling, games and contests. Sunday’s run/walk has distances for everyone from a Half Marathon to a kid’s 1K fun run.
SAT – Fun and challenging obstacles, mud, beer, food, music, bonfires, warm changing rooms and more! It’s going to be the funnest, coolest, muddiest celebration ever!
IRISH CRAFT ALE FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN – As well as great beer, there will be bagpipers, 12 live bands and Irish dancers. Irish food including haddock, fish and chips, Irish lamb stew, and corned beef sandwiches.
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 SPRING BREWFEST
FRI-SAT – Not only will you be able to sample the best local beers, you’ll also be able to take in the March Madness games! TVs will be raffled off at the end of the festival.
VANCOUVER FIREFIGHTERS PIPES & DRUMS PUB TOUR
FRI – Watch the Vancouver Firefighters Pipes & Drums crew bring the St. Patrick’s Day spirit to various pubs around Vancouver.
WALKING ADVENTURES INTERNATIONAL 6K & 10K
SAT – Guides Dan Friesen & Scott Isom will each be taking a group of 30 walkers on a 10K guided walk. Contact us as soon as possible to register for the guided group. Space is limited! Self-guided directions will also be available. Dan and Scott will both be giving presentations along the way, sharing history, trivia and interesting facts on this area of Vancouver, Washington.
VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET
SAT through Oct 29 – You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden.
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
· Beauty & The Beast
· All Nighter
· T2 Trainspotting
· Mean Dreams
· Song to Song
· The Belko Experiment
· Goon: Last of the Enforcers
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