Portland events calendar for March 2018. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend fairs, St. Patrick’s Day events, discount tickets, free kids’ activities in Portland, Oregon.

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March 2018

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

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

Free art day

March 1, 2018

0.3 miles SW

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

Chinese New Year

March 1 - 2, 2018 (begins Feb. 16)

0.5 mile north

Celebrate Chinese New Year with lion dances, martial arts, cultural scenes, and kids’ activities, plus lantern viewing beginning the evening of Feb. 7 at Lan Su Chinese Garden. See schedule.

Antique and collectibles show

March 2 - 4, 2018 (Friday costs more)

7 miles north

Billed as America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show, this event has 1300 vendors selling furniture, movie memorabilia, glassware, estate jewelry, paintings, and toys at Portland Expo Center. Repeats in July and Oct.

Trucks in the mud

March 3, 2018 (uncertain)

96 miles south

Mud Fest is a four-wheel-drive muddy play day in Sweet Home, with a concession stand and bathrooms.

Mystic marketplace

March 3 - 4, 2018

14 miles SE

You’ll find tarot and oracle readings, palmistry, Norse runes, divination tools, crystals, ritual clothing, books, and art for sale at the Psychic Fair & Metaphysical Market at Monarch Hotel in Clackamas. Free.

RV show

March 7 - 11, 2018

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 8 - 11, 2018

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 bingo party

March 11, 2018

6.6 miles SE

You get 3 bingo cards and a drink ticket at Luck of the Pug Drag Queen Bingo, hosted by a lovely drag queen with food and drinks for sale at Oaks Park Dance Pavilion for age 21+. No pets.

TechfestNW

March 15 - 16, 2018

0.3 miles SW

TechfestNW is a technology conference with speakers, parties, networking opportunities, demonstrations, and competitions at the Portland Art Museum. PitchFest is a sub-event for startup companies.

St. Patrick’s Day at Kells

March 16 - 18, 2018

Downtown Portland

St. Patrick’s Day Festival includes music, dancing, bagpipes, and even boxing at two Kells locations. Sunday is family day. See schedule. The Irish Beer Festival is Friday and Saturday.

Shamrock Run & Fitness Fair

March 16 - 18, 2018

1 mile NE

Wear green to the Shamrock Run Sunday morning, which has a half marathon, 15K, 8K, 5K, 1K, and a 4-mile walk. The free Shamrock Fitness Fair is Friday and Saturday at the Oregon Convention Center.

Hot-rod show

March 16 - 18, 2018

7 miles north

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

Women’s show

March 17, 2018

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.

St. Patrick’s Day run

March 17, 2018 (uncertain)

14 miles south

The Dirty Leprechaun 5K is a timed run that has fun obstacles, mud, mimosas, beer (and root beer), bonfires, and music at Lee Farms in Tualatin.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 17, 2018 (11 a.m.)

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). Free.

Horse fair

March 23 - 25, 2018

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.

Tulip festival

March 23 - April 29, 2018

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.

Eggs from the sky

March 24, 2018

6.5 miles SE

Code Orange Helicopter Easter Egg Drop, has egg hunts from age 1 to 11, plus carnival games, bouncy houses, face painting, and the Easter Bunny at Brentwood City Park. Free.

Whale Watching Week

March 24 - 31, 2018

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.

Easter in the Pearl District

March 31, 2018

0.7 miles north

Families 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.

Rabbit romp at the zoo

March 31, 2018

3 miles west

Rabbit Romp features candy-egg hunts by age group (to age 10) every 15 minutes, bunnies to pet, bunny crafts, and games at the Oregon Zoo.

Egg hunt at the dairy

March 31, 2018

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. Arrive early.

African film festival

March 2018 (undated)

Portland locations

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

Women’s Day concert

March 2018 (undated)

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.)

Festival of colors

March 2018 (undated)

0.5 miles north

A ticket to the all-ages Holi Hai includes a dance lesson at 4 p.m., a dance performance, brightly colored cornstarch for you to throw at each other at 5 p.m., and DJ dance music at the Barrel Room.

Steampunk films

March 2018 (undated)

0.7 miles south

Steampunk Film Festival brings you “the very best in neo-victorian retrofuturist cinema” at the 5th Avenue Cinema.

Brazilian party

March 2018 (undated)

1.2 miles east

Brazilian Carnaval is a Brazilian ball with a samba band, dancers, and a DJ at BossaNova Ballroom for age 21+.

Pub crawl

March 2018 (undated)

1.3 miles east

World Water Day Pub Crawl supports charity and offers “drinks and treats” at four participating businesses, beginning at Coopers Hall and ending at Basecamp Brewery for age 21+.

Cider tasting

March 2018 (undated)

1.5 miles east

Meet 30 northwest cider makers and taste their products, buy food, and hear live music at Cider Rite of Spring at The Evergreen for age 21+.

LEGO convention

March 2018 (undated)

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.

Art walk

March 2018 (undated)

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.

Mardi Gras - India style

March 2018 (undated)

2 miles NE

Bollywood Carnival is a Mardi Gras masquerade party with a performance by Portland Samba, a dance lesson, DJ dance music, and Indian drink specials at The Secret Society for age 21+.

Comic Book Swap

March 2018 (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.

Wine & cookies

March 2018 (undated)

4 miles SE

Vivino wrote a popular article about pairing Girl Scout cookies and wine. Taste the real thing at Wine and Girl Scout Cookie Pairing at Hip Chicks do Wine.

Women’s film festival

March 2018 (undated)

4 miles NE

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

Comedy and variety acts

March 2018 (undated)

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.

Treasure-finding fair

March 2018 (undated)

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.

Blues music

March 2018 (undated)

7.5 miles SE

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

Vancouver Brewfest

March 2018 (undated)

9 miles north

Vancouver Brewfest – Spring Edition features locally brewed beer, cider, and wine at Vancouver Landing Amphitheater on the Columbia River for age 21+ Repeats in August.

Holistic expo

March 2018 (undated)

16 miles west

Body Mind Spirit Expo [sound on some PCs] has exhibits and presentations about alternative health and psychic power at Washington County Fair Complex.

Tulip run

March 2018 (undated)

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.

Cat videos in Salem

March 2018 (undated)

47 miles south

Oregon Cat Video Festival promises viral videos, a photo contest, a kids’ area, costume awards, stand-up comedy, food, vendors, and a beer and wine garden at the site of the Oregon State Fair.

Comics convention in Tillamook

March 2018 (undated)

71 miles west

Northwest Comic Con has comic book artists, science-fiction writers, cosplay personalities, and vendors at Tillamook County Fairgrounds.

Ghost conference

March 2018 (undated)

79 miles NW

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

St. Patrick’s Day at McMenamins

March 2018 (undated)

Portland locations

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

St. Patrick’s Day bar crawls

March 2018 (undated)

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 2018 (undated)

2.3 miles NE

Hear traditional music, watch amazing dancing, and buy food and drink at the Saint Patrick’s Day Festival by All-Ireland Cultural Society at Holy Rosary Church. The event also has a Facebook page.

Irish show

March 2018 (undated)

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+.

St. Patrick’s Day for families

March 2018 (undated)

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 4:30 p.m. plus a beer garden until 5 p.m. at St. Agatha Catholic School.

Irish beer

March 2018 (undated)

14 miles south

Taste craft Irish brews with Northwest flavors and Irish roots from 20 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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