Portland events calendar for March 2017. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend fairs, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter egg hunts, free kids’ activities in Portland, Oregon.

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March 2017
March 2017

Enjoy the best Portland events, festivals, and things to do with this calendar of events.

Mileage is from Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland, Oregon.

Free art day

March 2, 2017

0.4 miles SW

Visit the Portland Art Museum on Free Days, which include the first Thursday evening of every month. Free.

African film festival

March 2 - 4, 2017 (begins Feb. 3)

Portland locations

See movies from Africa during Cascade Festival of African Films at Hollywood Theatre and Portland Community College Cascade Campus. Free.

Acrobatic cirque show

March 2 - 4, 2017

8 miles SW

Cuisine & Confessions features awe-inspiring circus feats, avant-garde dance, and comedy by 7 Fingers, an innovative performance troupe from Montreal, at Newmark Theatre. Discount tickets $10.

Women’s film festival

March 2 - 5, 2017

4 miles NE

Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POWFest) shows nearly 100 works of today’s top women directors, who often attend post-screening panels and answer questions at Hollywood Theatre.

Trucks in the mud

March 4, 2017

96 miles south

Mud Fest is a four-wheel-drive muddy play day in Sweet Home, with a concession stand and bathrooms. Tickets go on sale Feb. 6 and quickly sell out.

Art walk

March 4 - 5, 2017

2 to 4 miles SE

SE Area ARTWalk is a self-guided tour of artists’ studios, home workspaces, galleries, and businesses in Southeast Portland. Free.

Antique and collectibles show

March 4 - 5, 2017

7 miles north

Billed as America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show [sound], 1300 vendors sell furniture, glassware, movie memorabilia, estate jewelry, paintings, and toys at Portland Expo Center. Repeats in July and Oct.

Women’s Day concert

March 5, 2017 (4 p.m.)

0.3 miles SW

Celebrate the power and strength of women as Aurora Chorus sings We Remain Faithful at First Congregational Church. (Women’s Day is March 8.)

RV show

March 8 - 12, 2017

7 miles north

See the latest recreational vehicles and accessories at Portland Metro Dealers RV Show, the Spring RV Show of Shows, at Portland Expo Center. Repeats in Nov.

Wine & food festival

March 9 - 12, 2017

79 miles NW

Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival features wine tasting, wine dinners, and a Saturday wine walk, with participation of dozens of Northwest wineries.

Irish show

March 10, 2017

4 miles NW

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Luck of The Irish, which features stories, songs, and dance at The Fremont Theater for age 21+.

Women’s show

March 11, 2017

1.5 miles NE

Portland Women’s Expo features a fashion show, food samples, beer and wine garden, rock wall, and health & beauty products at Oregon Convention Center.

Blues music

March 11, 2017

7.5 miles SE

Hear seven bands on two stages at the Winter Blues Music Festival in Milwaukie at the end of Max orange.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 11, 2017

17 miles west

St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a Hillsboro tradition that begins and ends at Hare Field. Free.

Wine & jazz festival

March 11, 2017

43 miles south

Enjoy wine tasting and jazz concerts at the Willamette Valley Wine & Jazz Festival at Oregon Garden, followed by jazz in Silverton restaurants the same evening and the next day.

Holistic expo

March 11 - 12, 2017

1.5 miles NE

Body Mind Spirit Expo [sound on some PCs] has exhibits and presentations about alternative health and psychic power at the Oregon Convention Center.

LEGO convention

March 11 - 12, 2017

1.5 miles NE

Bricks Cascade is a four-day convention for LEGO builders. You can buy a ticket to view their creations on the weekend at the Oregon Convention Center.

St. Patrick’s Day bar crawls

March 11 - 18, 2017

Downtown Portland

Most of these events include drink specials, party souvenirs, and no cover charge at multiple bars.

St. Patrick’s Day family festival

March 17, 2017

1.6 miles NE

Hear traditional music, watch amazing dancing, eat and drink at the All-Irish Cultural Society St. Patrick’s Day Festival at the Ambridge Event Center.

Vancouver Brewfest

March 17 - 18, 2017

9 miles north

Vancouver Brewfest – Spring Edition features locally brewed beer, cider, and whiskey at Esther Short Park. Repeats in Aug.

St. Patrick’s Day at Kells

March 17 - 19, 2017

0.5 mile NE

St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub features music, dancing, bagpipes, boxing, and even a family day, at two locations. See schedule.

Shamrock Run & Fitness Fair

March 17 - 19, 2017

1 mile NE

Wear green to the Shamrock Run Sunday morning, which is a half marathon, 5K, 8K, and 15K. The free Shamrock Fitness Fair is Friday and Saturday at the Oregon Convention Center.

Hot-rod show

March 17 - 19, 2017

7 miles north

See 400 outstanding cars, trucks, and motorcycles at the Portland Roadster Show at Portland Expo Center.

St. Patrick’s Day for families

March 18, 2017

5 miles SE

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival is a 5K fun run at 11 a.m., family parade at noon, then Irish music, dancing, and carnival games until 5 p.m. plus beer garden until 8 p.m. at St. Agatha Catholic School.

St. Patrick’s Day run

March 18, 2017

14 miles south

The Dirty Leprechaun 5K offers fun obstacles, mud, beer, bonfires, Mimosas, and music at Lee Farms.


Mrch 23 - 24, 2017

0.5 miles SW

TechfestNW is a technology conference with speakers, parties, networking, venture capitalists, and a job fair at Portland Art Museum.

Tulip festival

March 24 - April 30, 2017

35 miles south

See 40 acres of tulips and daffodils in bloom, visit the gift shop & cafe, and check the weekend events schedule for Tulip Fest at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn.

Treasure-finding fair

March 25 - 26, 2017

7.1 miles north

Learn about gold panning and metal detecting at the Portland Gold & Treasure Show, which has seminars and lots of vendors at Portland Expo Center. Children 12 and younger are free.

Whale Watching Week

March 25 - 31, 2017

107 miles SW

Volunteers will help you spot whales at 24 sites during Whale Watching Week. Mileage shown is to Depoe Bay Whale Center in Newport. Repeats in Dec.

Comedy and variety acts

March 30 - April 2, 2017

4.7 miles NE

Umbrella Festival is a circus and comedy show with acrobats, aerialists, and clowns, plus an adult cabaret night of drag and burlesque at Alberta Rose Theatre.

Portland Lindy Exchange

March 31 - April 2, 2017

Portland locations

Lindy hop fans dance to jazz and swing bands at venues all over the city during Portland Lindy Exchange.

Ghost conference

March 31 - April 2, 2017

79 miles NW

Oregon Ghost Conference features guest speakers, classes, vendors, ghost tours, and social events in Seaside.

Cider tasting

March 2017 (undated)

0.5 miles NW

Meet northwest cider makers, taste 8 ciders with your ticket, buy food, and hear live music at Cider Rite of Spring in the Tiffany Center for ages 21+.

French dinner

March 2017 (undated)

0.7 miles west

The Soirée Provençale by Alliance Française includes wine and hors d’oeuvres, a seated dinner, and a live charity auction at Multnomah Athletic Club.

Steampunk films

March 2017 (undated)

0.7 miles south

Steampunk Film Festival includes the Steampunk documentary “Vintage Tomorrows” and the anime film “Steamboy” at 5th Avenue Cinema.

Brazilian party

March 2017 (undated)

1.3 miles SE

Brazilian Carnaval is a Brazilian ball with a samba band, dancers, and a DJ at The Analog Cafe.

Beer and wine festival

March 2017 (undated)

1.5 miles NE

Spring Beer & Wine Fest brings 80 Northwest beers, wines and spirits, gourmet food, chocolate, cheese, and chef seminars to Oregon Convention Center.

Comic Book Swap

March 2017 (undated)

3.6 miles east

Browse comic books, toys, cards, buttons, and posters at Frankenstein’s Comicbook Swap at the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Repeats in Oct.

Green-living show

March 2017 (undated)

7 miles north

Discover ways to live healthy and lower your impact on the environment at the Better Living Show [sound] in Portland Expo Center. Free.

St. Patrick’s tasting

March 2017 (undated)

1.2 miles east

St Patrick’s O’Chocolate McWhiskey pairs handcrafted chocolate with fine whiskey, Irish shepherd’s pie, cheese, and bread at Portland Wine Storage.

Irish music

March 2017 (undated)

13.2 miles south

Peter Yeates and New Shilling play traditional Celtic music with a modern groove, including ballads, pub tunes, love songs, jigs, and reels in Tualatin.

Irish beer

March 2017 (undated)

14 miles south

Taste craft Irish brews with Northwest flavors and Irish roots from 12 breweries at the first Irish Craft Ale Festival, with live music, Irish dancers, bagpipers, and Irish bar food at Feckin Brewery in Oregon City.
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