Enjoy the best Portland events, festivals, and things to do in March 2015 with this calendar of events.
Events are listed by starting date, and all dates are confirmed. Mileage is from Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland, Oregon.
March 1, 2015 (begins Feb. 17)
Portland Jazz Festival
features 80 performances by local acts and jazz legends, and many are free.
March 1, 2015 (begins Feb. 27)
1.5 miles NE
Visit showcase gardens, watch cooking classes, and wander among 300 exhibitors at the Yard, Garden & Patio Show
at the Oregon Convention Center.
Food-cart scavenger hunt
March 1, 2015
2 miles NW
is a team scavenger hunt and urban footrace that requires solving riddles, riding Tri-Met, eating, and taking photos. Begins at Willamette Week Headquarters. Ends with prizes and a party.
March 1, 2015 (begins Feb. 28)
2 to 4 miles SE
S.E. Area ARTWalk
is a self-guided tour to artists’ studios, home workspaces, galleries, and businesses in Southeast Portland. Free.
Chinese New Year
March 1 - 5, 2015 (begins Feb. 19)
0.5 mile north
Celebrate Chinese New Year
with lion dances, martial arts, cultural scenes, kids’ activities, and lantern viewing at Lan Su Chinese Garden. See schedule.
African film festival
March 1 - 8, 2015 (begins Feb. 6)
See movies from Africa during Cascade Festival of African Films
at Hollywood Theatre and Portland Community College Cascade Campus. Free.
Trucks in the mud
March 7, 2015
96 miles south
is a four-wheel drive muddy play day in Sweet Home, with a concession stand and bathrooms.
Antique and collectibles show
March 7 - 8, 2015
7 miles north
Billed as America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show
, 1300 vendors sell furniture, glassware, movie memorabilia, estate jewelry, paintings, and toys at Portland Expo Center. Repeats in July and Oct.
Women’s Day chorus
March 8, 2015
0.3 miles SW
Celebrate the power and strength of women on Women’s Day at the Dare to Be Powerful
concert by Aurora Chorus in First Congregational Church.
March 11 - 15, 2015
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 Nov.
Women’s film festival
March 12 - 15, 2015
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.