PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
MARCH 16-18, 2018
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE & FESTIVAL
SAT – Parade will kick off at Noon from St. Agatha Catholic School, followed by a carnival, live music, Irish dancers, beer garden & much more.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
SAT – A Hillsboro tradition bring the community and local companies together to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the coming of spring.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY FESTIVAL AT KELLS
FRI-SUN – Celebrate Kells 27th annual St. Patrick’s Day festival with live music, traditional Irish dancing, food, and libations, and more!
MCMENAMINS ST. PATRICK’S DAY FESTIVITIES
FRI-SUN – Enjoy Irish music, dancing, food & drinks and participating McMenamins locations in the Portland area.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY BEER FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN – Over 15 small local breweries sampling Irish style beers. Axe-throwing live bands, pipers, Irish dancers and traditional Irish fare.
THE DIRTY LEPRECHAUN
SAT – Get your day started at Lee’s farm, 20+ fun and challenging obstacles, music, bonfires, food, drinks and so much more!
PORTLAND ROADSTER SHOW
FRI-SUN – 62nd annual Portland Roadster Show, getting bigger and better every year! Presenting the artistic efforts of skilled craftsman, and the hobbyist alike. Displaying virtual “automotive art” crafted from the vision and passion of the automobile.
PORTLAND WOMEN’S EXPO
SAT – Over 450+ vendors featuring wine, spirits, fashion, décor, health, beauty, family, travel, a Rock-N-Roll Climbing Wall, and much more.
FORCES OF NATURE: HISTORIC PORTLAND FLOODS, FIRES, ICE & SNOW
Through July 8 – Portland is known for its mild climate and beautiful natural surroundings, but the city has felt nature’s fury during its 170 year history. From a downtown submerged in water, to a waterfront in flames, to a city immobilized by ice and snow, explore how Portland residents have survived and recovered from natural disasters.
Through March 24 – A fun, fast-paced, hilarious and clean comedy show that’s great for the whole family.
80’s VIDEO DANCE ATTACK
Every FRI & SAT – Dig out your neon mesh shirts, crimping iron and striped legwarmers to travel back to the 1980s! Classic music videos projected on giant screens complimented with a thumping sound system and light show, this dance extravaganza is sure to get the blood pumping!
PORTLAND CIDER HOUSE’S CIDER-MOSA SATURDAY
EVERY SAT – Enjoy a liquid brunch and try a variety of delicious and fun cider-mosas.
FLASHBACK DANCE CRUISE
SAT – Gather your crew & rock your best retro threads from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s!
DUELING PIANO SHOW
FRI & SAT (All Month) – The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours. They boast a Vegas style, request driven, interactive show complete with bits, games, sing-a-longs, comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 FIREFIGHTERS PIPES & DRUMS ST. PADDY’S DAY PUB TOUR
SAT – Watch the Vancouver Firefighters Pipes & Drums crew bring the St. Patrick’s Day spirit to various pubs around Vancouver.
HOUGH PADDY PARADE
FRI – An all community event, including Hough Elementary School students, students from other local schools and preschools, car clubs, local dignitaries as well as many Vancouver and vicinity community members and organizations.
SUN – A Celtic concert showcasing both classic and contemporary Irish music. A rich program of spirited dance tunes and cherished, audience-inclusive songs will be performed by members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and will be followed by young artists playing the Celtic drums and flute.
VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET
Through October 28 – Home to over 250 vendors with 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
· Tomb Raider
· Love, Simon
· I Can Only Imagine
· The Happys
· Dear Dictator
· Keep the Change
· Apartment 212
· Journey’s End
· Kirrak Party
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