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)
With 150 performances by local acts & jazz legends, Portland Jazz Festival
has something for everyone.
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.
March 1 - 7, 2015 (begins Feb. 28)
0.6 miles south
Oregon Ballet Theatre presents the magical and romantic fairy tale Cinderella
at Keller Auditorium. Discount tickets.
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.
Musical about show business
March 1 - 8, 2015 (begins Feb. 19)
0.3 miles SW
Third grader Tina will do anything to get the lead role in the school play in witty and satirical Ruthless! The Musical
at Brunish Theatre. Discount tickets.
March 1 - 8, 2015 (begins Jan. 24)
0.5 miles NW
An Egyptian couple invites an American into their bedroom in Threesome
, with hilariously awkward results that soon give way to secrets and tensions at Gerding Theater for ages 17+. Discount tickets Feb.
March 1 - 22, 2015 (begins Feb. 21)
0.5 miles NW
Other Desert Cities
is about a family the NY Times called “balanced on a razor’s edge of affection and aggression” at Gerding Theater. Discount tickets.
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.