Portland events calendar for March 2016. 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 2016

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 3, 2016 (5 to 8 p.m.)

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 3 - 5, 2016 (begins Feb. 5)

Portland locations

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

Women’s film festival

March 3 - 6, 2016

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 5, 2016

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 5 - 6, 2016

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 5 - 6, 2016

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 concert

March 6, 2016 (4 p.m.)

0.3 miles SW

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

RV show

March 9 - 13, 2016

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.

Wine & food festival

March 10 - 13, 2016

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.

St. Patrick’s tasting

March 11, 2016 (6 to 9 p.m.)

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.

Shamrock Run & Fitness Fair

March 11 - 13, 2016

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.

St. Patrick’s Day bar crawls

March 11 - 19, 2016

Downtown Portland

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

Steampunk films

March 12, 2016 (7 to 11:30 p.m.)

0.7 miles south

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

Irish show

March 12, 2016 (8 p.m.)

3.5 miles north

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

St. Patrick’s Day for families

March 12, 2016

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.

Blues music

March 12, 2016 (3 p.m.)

7.5 miles SE

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

Irish music

March 12, 2016 (7:30 p.m.)

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.

St. Patrick’s Day run

March 12, 2016

14 miles south

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

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 12, 2016 (11 a.m.)

17 miles west

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

Wine & jazz festival

March 12, 2016 (12 to 5 p.m.)

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.

Cat show

March 12 - 13, 2016

2 miles NE

Cats and Shamrocks is an all-breed cat show that includes household pets at the Double Tree by Hilton.

Easter egg hunts

March 12 - 27, 2016

Confirm date, time, and rain policy.

See where to hunt for eggs in the Portland area.

St. Patrick’s Day at McMenamins

March 17, 2016

Portland locations

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with music, dancing, Irish Stout, Irish coffee, and Irish food at McMenamins.

St. Patrick’s Day family festival

March 17, 2016 (4 to 9 p.m.)

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.

St. Patrick’s Day at Kells

March 17 - 19, 2016

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.

Irish beer

March 17 - 19, 2016 (12 to 10 p.m.)

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.

Track & field competition

March 17 - 20, 2016

1.5 miles NE

Watch 600 athletes from 200 countries run, jump, pole vault, and shot put at the World Indoor Track & Field Championships at Oregon Convention Center, or see it free on the outdoor screen at the daily fan fest in Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Brazilian party

March 18, 2016 (9 p.m.)

1.3 miles SE

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

Vancouver Brewfest

March 18 - 19, 2016

9 miles north

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

Hot-rod show

March 18 - 20, 2016

7 miles north

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

Tulip festival

March 18 - May 1, 2016

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.

Cider tasting

March 19, 2016

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+.

Pet the bunnies

March 19, 2016 (1 and 3 p.m.)

3.6 miles east

Pet bunnies in baskets and buy treats and beverages at the Bunny Tea at TaborSpace. Tickets.

Eggs from the sky

March 19, 2016

6.5 miles SE

Register early for Code Orange Helicopter Easter Egg Drop, which has egg hunts from age 2 to 5th grade, plus carnival games, bouncy houses, face painting, and the Easter Bunny at Brentwood City Park. Free.

Whale Watching Week

March 19 - 26, 2016

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.

Beer and wine festival

March 25 - 26, 2016 (12 to 10 p.m.)

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.

Easter in the Pearl District

March 26, 2016 (10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

0.7 miles north

Familes follow a map to collect free treats in shops, do art projects, win prizes, and hear music in Jamison Square at Hippity Hop Bunny Hop Through the Pearl.

Bunny beer crawl

March 26, 2016 (3 to 9 p.m.)

1 mile SE

You must sign into Facebook to see the page for Portland Bunnycon, which begins at Pour Sports and features a charity raffle. Free.

Rabbit romp at the zoo

March 26, 2016

3 miles west

Rabbit Romp features candy-egg hunts by age group every 15 minutes, bunnies to pet, bunny crafts, and games at the Oregon Zoo.

Comic Book Swap

March 26, 2016

3.6 miles east

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

Egg hunt at the dairy

March 26, 2016

6.4 miles SW

Children from 3 to 5 and from 6 to 8 hunt for candy and prizes at the Easter Egg Hunt, with a visit from the Easter Bunny at Alpenrose Dairy.

Easter in Happy Valley

March 26, 2016 (1 to 4 p.m.)

12 miles SE

The Hatter’s Easter Eggstravaganza includes egg hunts, the Easter Bunny, Alice in Wonderland characters, and ticketed activities in Happy Valley.

Easter in Hillsboro

March 26, 2016

16 miles west

The Great Westside Easter Event includes egg hunts, prizes, a police car, bounce houses, games, the Easter Bunny, and arts & crafts at Washington County Fair Complex; $5 entry fee per family, plus some fees.

Easter restaurants

March 27, 2016

Portland locations

OpenTable lists restaurants offering special menus for Easter. Also see recommendations at Hop Into Spring With Easter Brunch.

Easter cruise

March 27, 2016 (9:30 a.m. & 2 p.m.)

0.5 miles east

Portland Spirit offers brunch river cruises boarding from Salmon Street Springs Fountain.

Green-living show

March 28 - 29, 2016

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.

Comedy and variety acts

March 31 - April 3, 2016

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.

Auto parts swap meet

March 31 - April 3, 2016

7 miles north

Choose from two auto-parts swap meets.
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