PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR MARCH 11-13, 2016
ST PATRICK’S DAY EVENTS
ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE & CELEBRATION
SAT Downtown Hillsboro: Parade starts out at Harefield and works its way through downtown Hillsboro. Corned Beef and Cabbage Feed will be in the Civic Center Plaza along with games for the kids.
SHAMROCK RUN & FITNESS FAIR
FRI-SUN Oregon Convention Center. Visit the fitness fair Friday & Saturday and get ready for the Shamrock Run on Sunday morning, half marathon, 5k, 8k & 15k.
PORTLAND’S ST PATRICK’S DAY BAR CRAWL
FRI-THURS Various Locations: BarCrawls.com is proud to present a full weekend of St. Patrick’s Day festivities.
SAT Alberta Abbey. Luck of the Irish features lively stories, rowdy songs, a dash of cheeky Irish humor, and fabulous raffle prizes. 21+.
SELLWOOD PARADE & FESTIVAL
SAT St. Agatha Catholic School. Parade, carnival games, food, live music, Irish dancers, pipes & drums, beer garden & 5K Fun Run!
CATS AND SHAMROCKS SHOW
SAT-SUN Double Tree at Lloyd Center: Cats & Shamrocks Features Championship, Premiership, Kittens, Veterans & Household Pets.
ST PATRICK’S DAY AT MCMENAMINS
THURS MAR 17 Various Locations. Traditional Irish dinner, paired with Irish cocktails, live music and much more.
ST PATRICK’S DAY FESTIVAL
THURS MAR 17 Ambridge Event Center. All-Ireland Cultural Society of Oregon’s 75th St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Irish dinner, dancers, music and face painting for the kids.
KELL’S ST PATRICK’S DAY FESTIVAL
THURS MAR 17-SAT MAR 19 Kell’s Irish Pub. Portland’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Event, Join the 25th anniversary with live music, traditional Irish dancing food and libations.
THURS-SUN Portland Expo Center: Visit the Spring RV Show featuring the latest in recreation vehicles and accessories.
FRI-MAR 27 Brunish Theatre: This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations. A sensational tale of sin, corruption and all that jazz.
Through APR 22 Celebrate the 22nd anniversary of The Tony Starlight Show, a combination of song parody, musical impressions & various tributes to iconic artists and pop culture phenomena.
SAT-SUN Echo Theater: Acrobatic Conundrum constructs a new work about unconventional love and the complexity of human relationships.
DUELING PIANO SHOW
Every FRI & SAT in March Since 2010, The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano show in Portland.
URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT
ALL MONTH Smart phone 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.
50 YEARS OF INDIAN CINEMA
ALL MONTH Portland Art Museum: Indian cinema boasts the most prolific output of any national film industry on the planet—its films, stars, and songs are beloved at home and by millions around the world.
GUIDED NATURE HIKES
EVERY DAY Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more
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. Discount tickets.
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.
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.
GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZ
ALL MONTH Anyone can grab a deck of Trivial Pursuit cards and run a “trivia night.” Geeks Who Drink’s smartass quizmasters run fast-paced, interactive and beer-soaked pub quiz events all over Portland.
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS
MUSIC FROM THE BRITISH ISLES
SAT-SUN Come and be transported to the British Isles with beautiful English, Irish, Scottish, and Celtic music. This concert will feature well-known favorites such as Greensleeves, Oh Danny Boy, and A Red Red Rose, as well as some contemporary favorites from the Beatles. First Presbyterian Church.
BARREL RACING COMPETITION
SAT-SUN NBHA revolutionized the barrel racing industry by pioneering the divisional format, which allows riders of all skill levels a chance to win money and prizes in barrel racing competition. Clark County Event Center.
2ND SATURDAY AT THE WATER CENTER: OCEANS AND ESTUARIES
SAT Kids and families are invited to learn about Oceans and Estuaries. Discover some interesting things ocean animals do to attract food and protect themselves. Enjoy fun, interactive activities!
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
• 10 Cloverfield Lane
• The Brothers Grimsby
• The Perfect Match
• The Young Messiah
• Barney Thomson
• Boom Bust Boom
• Creative Control
• Eye in the Sky
• Hello, My Name is Doris
• Rise of the Legend
For a monthly online listing of upcoming Portland metro events, click here.