Wurstfest is a celebration of handmade sausage, local and German beer, and German music in Mt. Angel Festhalle, with an artisan market, a kids’ area, and a 5K/10K Wurst Run. Kids to age 21 free with parent.
You’ll find tarot and oracle readings, palmistry, Norse runes, divination tools, crystals, ritual clothing, books, and art for sale at the Psychic Fair and Metaphysical Market at Monarch Hotel in Clackamas. Free.
Mardi Gras Parade
March 5, 2019
3 miles north
Wear a costume and join the family friendly Portland Mardi Gras Parade on Mississippi Avenue, with costume contests before the parade plus food & drink specials at nearby venues afterward. Free.
Free art day
March 7, 2019
(5 to 8 p.m.)
0.3 miles SW
Visit the Portland Art Museum on Free Days, which include the first Thursday evening of every month. Free.
The Dirty Leprechaun is a timed 5K (and untimed kids’ run) that has fun obstacles, mud, mimosas, beer, root beer, bonfires, and music at Lee Farms in Tualatin.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 16, 2019
17 miles west
St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a Hillsboro tradition at Hare Field. (From Hare Field it goes east to Cornell Road, south to Main Street, west to 2nd Avenue, north to Grant Street, and east back to Hare Field). A 4K race precedes the parade at 10:30 a.m. Free.
March 22 - 23, 2019
7 miles north
Admire hundreds of quilts, see demonstrations, and shop at A Festival of Quilts in Portland Expo Center.
March 22 - 24, 2019
68.7 miles south
See precision drill teams, elegant musical dressage freestyle performances, and cowboy mounted shooting and vaulting at Northwest Horse Fair and Expo, which also has educational seminars, demonstrations, and vendors in Albany.
Whale Watching Week
March 23 - 31, 2019
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. Held in March & December.
March 23 - April 29, 2019
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. Children age 12 and younger are free.
Firkin Fest pours Oregon beers that are unfiltered, unpasteurized, naturally carbonated in the cask and served at cellar temperature, with cheese, chocolates, meats, and snacks at Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery. Buy tickets for five tastes online.
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.
Pub night for the animals
2.2 miles NE
Support animals by eating pizza & salad, drinking beer & wine, and playing trivia & board game at Pop-Up Pub at Lagunitas Community Room for age 21+.
2.6 miles SE
Dress in fairy-tale or folklore attire for the Enchanted Forest Ball, which includes a light buffet, cider, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, live music, burlesque, and a silent auction at Saint David of Wales for age 21+.
Clam chowder tasting
3 miles north
Chowder Challenge has live music, a beer garden, pub food, and a tray of 12 chowder samples to try and then vote for your favorite at the 5th Quadrant. Pay at the door. Children are welcome.
Dark beer festival
3 miles north
Buy a $20 ticket onsite at Black Out Beer Fest, which includes eight tastes among dozens of dark beers (additional tastes $1) in a heated tent at the 5th Quadrant and in nearby Sidebar for age 21+.
3.6 miles east
Browse comic books, toys, cards, buttons, and posters at Frankenstein’s Comic Book Swap at the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Held in March, June, and September.
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.
Pancake poetry slam
11 miles SW
Artists perform eclectic music and slam poetry to earn your vote and win a $100 prize at Poetry & Pancakes, which includes unlimited pancakes at Tigard Grange Hall.
11.4 miles NE
Portlandia Open welcomes players of all skill levels (novices on Sunday) at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel.
13 miles south
Sample chili from competing teams and then vote for your favorite at the Chili Cook-Off at the Elks Lodge in Oregon City, which supports women in sports. Children younger than 8 are free.
18 miles north
Learn about gold panning and metal detecting at the Northwest Gold & Treasure Show, which has seminars and lots of vendors at Clark County Event Center in Ridgefield, WA. Children 12 and younger are free.
35 miles south
You may see some early tulips blooming as you run through the fields on the 5K/10K Tulip Trail Run at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with music, dancing, Irish Stout, Irish coffee, and Irish food at McMenamins. [Not all events listed are in Oregon.]
0.5 miles SW
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Luck of The Irish, which features stories, songs, and music at The Old Church Concert Hall for age 21+.
St. Patrick’s Day for families
5 miles SE
St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival has a family parade at noon, and then a carnival ($1 tickets) until 4:30 p.m., plus Irish music, dancing, food vendors, and a beer garden until 5 p.m. at St. Agatha Catholic School. Free.
St. Patrick’s bingo party
6.6 miles SE
You get 3 bingo cards and a drink ticket at Luck of the Pug Drag Queen Bingo, hosted by a drag queen, with pizza and drinks for sale at Oaks Park Dance Pavilion for age 21+ to support dog rescue.
14 miles south
Taste craft Irish brews with Northwest flavors and Irish roots from 15 breweries at the St. Patrick’s Day Beer Festival, with live music, Irish dancers, bagpipers, and Irish bar food at Feckin Brewery in Oregon City.