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

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Portland events March 2019

Dark beer festival

March 1, 2019
(4 to 10 p.m.)
3 miles north
Buy a $20 ticket at the door for Black Out Beer Fest, which includes eight tastes among dozens of dark beers (additional tastes $1) at Lompoc Sidebar and inside the Lompoc Brewery for age 21+.

Folk music

March 1, 2019
(8 p.m.)
4.7 miles NE
Singer songwriter John McCutcheon plays songs from his 30 albums that earned seven Grammy nominations and praise from his peers, at Alberta Rose Theatre.

Ticket deal $18

African film festival

March 1 - 2, 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.

Portland jazz festival

March 1 - 3, 2019
(begins Feb. 20)
Portland locations
PDX Jazz Festival presents 85 performances by “internationally recognized jazz masters alongside local jazz musicians.”

Cookie & wine tasting

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.

Sausage & beer festival

March 1 - 3, 2019
38 miles south
Volksfest [formerly called 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.

Family musical

March 1 - 10, 2019
5.1 miles SW
Based on the “Ugly Duckling,” Honk tells a story about embracing our differences using fun songs and colorful animal characters at Alpenrose Opera House.

Ticket deal $6

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.

Ticket deal $6

Clam chowder tasting

March 2, 2019
(12 to 3 p.m.)
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.

Monster trucks

March 2 - 3, 2019
1.4 miles NE
Big trucks with big wheels create big excitement at Monster Jam in Moda 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 the Monarch Hotel in Clackamas. Free.

Run for beer

March 2, 9, 16, 2019
multiple locations each month
The untimed 5K Fun Run is on sidewalks and park trails, followed by a free beer and live entertainment.

Women’s Day concert

March 3, 2019
(4 to 5:30 p.m.)
0.3 miles SW
Aurora Chorus celebrates the strength and courage of women at its concert Step by Step in First Congregational Church. (The official Women’s Day is March 8, 2019.)

All-American musical

March 3, 2019
(2 p.m.)
18.4 miles east
A con artist plans to steal the money he collects from a small Iowa town for band instruments, until he falls in love in The Music Man in Gresham.

Ticket deal $8

Deaf singer

March 4, 2019
0.2 miles south
She wowed the audience on “America’s Got Talent.” Hear inspiring singer Mandy Harvey “as she glides pitch-perfect from breathy jazz standard to growling blues” at Newmark Theatre.

Ticket deal $20

Mardi Gras Parade

March 5, 2019
(6 to 9 p.m.)
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.

RV show

March 6 - 10, 2019
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.

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 - 21, 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).

Three-way romance

March 7 - 23, 2019
1.8 miles NE
Straight is a funny and reflective off-Broadway drama about three Millennials in a romantic entanglement at The Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza.

Ticket deal $13 to $18

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.

Costume ball

March 9, 2019
(7 to 11 p.m.)
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+.

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.

Short films

March 12 - 21, 2019
0.3 miles SW
See 8 different programs of short films on 8 days during Short Cuts at the Portland Art Museum.

St. Patrick’s Day at Kells

March 15 - 17, 2019
multiple locations
St. Patrick’s Day Festival includes music, dancing, and bagpipes at two Kells locations: Kells Irish Pub (Downtown) & Kells Brewery (Northwest). Friday includes a $30 boxing event (downtown). Saturday includes a bicycle scavenger hunt. Sunday is family day (downtown).

St. Patrick’s Day at McMenamins

March 15 - 17, 2019
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.]

St. Patrick’s Day bar crawls

March 15 - 17, 2019
Downtown Portland
Most of these events include drink specials, party souvenirs, and no cover charge at multiple bars.

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 for families

March 16, 2019
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 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.

St. Patrick’s bingo party

March 17, 2019
(6 to 9 p.m.)
1.7 miles NE
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 Lagunitas Community Room for age 21+ to support dog rescue. Tickets go on sale Feb. 24.

St. Patrick’s Day family festival

March 17, 2019
(2 to 7 p.m.)
2.3 miles NE
Hear traditional music, watch amazing dancing, buy food and drink, and check out the children’s activities at the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration by All-Ireland Cultural Society at Aquinas Hall.

Irish beer

March 17, 2019
(7 to 10 p.m.)
14 miles south
Taste craft Irish brews with Northwest flavors and Irish roots from 15 breweries at the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, with live music, Irish dancers, bagpipers, and Irish bar food at Feckin Brewery in Oregon City.

Brazilian party

March 22, 2019
(9 p.m.)
1.2 miles east
Brazilian Carnaval Ball includes a samba band, dancers, and a DJ at BossaNova Ballroom for age 21+.

Hawaiian music

March 22, 2019
(8 p.m.)
4.7 miles NE
Makana is a Hawaiian slack-key guitarist, singer, composer, philosopher, and activist performing a wide range of music at Alberta Rose Theatre.

Ticket deal $18

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.

Tulip run

March 23, 2019
35 miles south
You may see some early tulips blooming as you run through the fields on the Tulip Trail Run (5K, 10K, and half marathon) at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn.

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.

Doggie craft fair

March 30, 2019
(11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
6 miles south
Puplandia Valentine’s Shopping Extravaganza has 50 vendors selling art, soaps, toys, dog treats, baked goods, and calendars plus a silent auction and a puppy kissing booth at Oaks Park Dance Pavilion. Free.

Treasure-finding fair

March 30 - 31, 2019
18 miles north
Portland Gold & Treasure Show
Learn about gold panning and metal detecting at the Portland Gold & Treasure Show [formerly 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.

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