Portland events March 2019. Things to do in Portland, Oregon.

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Portland events March 2019

African film festival

March 1, 2019
(begins Feb. 1)
Portland locations
See movies from Africa during Cascade Festival of African Films at Hollywood Theatre and Portland Community College Cascade Campus. Free.

Sausage and beer fest

March 1 - 2, 2019
38 miles south
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.

Cookies & wine

March 1 - 3, 2019
4 miles SE
Vivino wrote a popular article about pairing Girl Scout cookies and wine. Taste the real thing at Cookie and Wine Pairing at Hip Chicks do Wine.
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Mardi Gras Ball

March 2, 2019
0.4 miles west
Portland Mardi Gras Ball is a Louisiana-style costume ball with beads, baubles, king cake, a full bar, and dancing to live Cajun music in the Emerald Ballroom at the Tiffany Center.

Women’s show

March 2, 2019
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.

LEGO convention

March 2 - 3, 2019
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.

Antique and collectibles show

March 2 - 3, 2019
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.

Mystic marketplace

March 2 - 3, 2019
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 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.

Film festival

March 7 - 22, 2019
Portland locations
See 160 international shorts and feature films, meet visiting artists, and attend the opening night party at NW Film Center’s annual Portland International Film Festival (PIFF).

Rock show

March 8 - 10, 2019
26 miles west
See rocks, minerals, gems, jewelry, fossils, and beads at the Rock & Mineral Show of Tualatin Valley Gem Club at Oregon Army National Guard in Forest Grove.

Blues music

March 9, 2019
7.5 miles SE
Hear seven bands on two stages at the Winter Music Festival [formerly Winter Blues Music Festival] in Milwaukie.

St. Patrick’s Day at Kells

March 15 - 17, 2019
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 ticketed Irish Beer Festival is Friday and Saturday.

Shamrock Run & Fitness Fair

March 15 - 17, 2019
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 15 - 17, 2019
7 miles north
See 400 outstanding cars, trucks, and motorcycles at the Portland Roadster Show at Portland Expo Center.

St. Patrick’s Day run

March 16, 2019
14 miles south
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
(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). A 4K race precedes the parade at 10:30 a.m. Free.

Quilt show

March 22 - 23, 2019
7 miles north
Admire hundreds of quilts, see demonstrations, and shop at A Festival of Quilts in Portland Expo Center.

Horse fair

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.

Tulip festival

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.

Ghost conference

March 29 - 31, 2019
79 miles NW
Oregon Ghost Conference features guest speakers, classes, vendors, ghost tours, and social events in Seaside.

Breakfast to support the arts

March 2019
(undated)
0.3 miles SW
A ticket to Juice gets you a juice bar (7 a.m.), a plated breakfast while you watch a program honoring and supporting local artists (7:50 a.m.), and networking (9 a.m.) at the Portland Art Museum.

Encore film festival

March 2019
(undated)
0.3 miles SW
See some of the best films of Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) when they are shown again during PIFF Encore Screenings at the Portland Art Museum.

Quality family films

March 2019
(undated)
0.3 miles SW
Kid Flicks screens the best classic and new films for families at the Portland Art Museum.

Women’s Day concert

March 2019
(undated)
0.3 miles SW
Aurora Chorus celebrates the strength and courage of women when it sings at Sisters, You Keep Me Fighting in First Congregational Church. (Women’s Day is March 8th.)

Chinese New Year

March 2019
(undated)
0.5 mile north
Celebrate Chinese New Year with lion dances, martial arts, cultural performances, and children’s activities at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

Festival of colors

March 2019
(undated)
0.5 miles NE
A ticket to 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 for age 21+.

Late-night beer tasting

March 2019
(undated)
0.5 miles north
Everything is $5 at World Foods Presents: Bao + Beer, including steamed buns from XLB, wine, and unusual beers from Block 15 Brewing at World Foods Portland.

Raw beer festival

March 2019
(undated)
1.2 mile east
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.

Art walk

March 2019
(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.

Pub night for the animals

March 2019
(undated)
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+.

Costume ball

March 2019
(undated)
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

March 2019
(undated)
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

March 2019
(undated)
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+.

Comics market

March 2019
(undated)
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.

RV show

March 2019
(undated)
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

March 2019
(undated)
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.

Backgammon tournament

March 2019
(undated)
11.4 miles NE
Portlandia Open welcomes players of all skill levels (novices on Sunday) at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel.

Chili tasting

March 2019
(undated)
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.

Treasure-finding fair

March 2019
(undated)
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.

Tulip run

March 2019
(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.

Gluten-free expo

March 2019
(undated)
46 miles south
Sample and buy products from vendors, and hear talks at the Healthy Living and Gluten Free Expo at Oregon State Fair & Exposition Center in Salem.

St. Patrick’s Day at McMenamins

March 2019
(undated)
Portland locations
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with music, dancing, Irish Stout, Irish coffee, and Irish food at McMenamins. [Not all events listed are in Oregon.]

Irish show

March 2019
(undated)
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

March 2019
(undated)
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

March 2019
(undated)
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.

Irish beer

March 2019
(undated)
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.