Best Things to Do on St. Patrick’s Day in Portland
As always, here we are at another St. Patrick’s Day in Portland on March 17th. St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday this year with plenty of Irish pride all over the city. There are events starting March 1 and running to the end of the month starting with the Portland Shamrock Run. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation with over 32,000 participants and events being sold out each year. They’re releasing another 500 tickets on Thursday. Dress Up in your favorite green attire, hats, and costumes and join us on March 17 for the 35th annual Shamrock run happening down at the waterfront Park in downtown Portland.
St. Patty’s Day Brewcycle - on March 17 at 3 and 6 PM join the brewcycle celebration as we pedal around the Northwest in our St. Patrick’s Day attire. It’s $15 per person which includes a seat on the cycle and a free beer to the person with the most Irish pride. Travel around to some of the favorite spots for Irish whiskey, the best Guinness, and our favorite stouts.
The Ireland Cultural Society is hosting their 72nd annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the Ambridge event center also known as Rosary Hall at 376 Northeast Clackamas Ave. from 12 to 8 PM. Admission is $10 for 21 and over and $5 for ages 12 to 20 with under 11 free with a paying adult. There will be opening prayers and anthems, heightened drums, Celtic performances, Irish dancers and singers.
Corvallis is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day pancake benefit breakfast on March 16 from 9 to 11 AM at the First United Methodist Church at 1165 Northwest Monroe Ave. in Corvallis.
Kells Irish Pub is hosting their annual festival as well at 112 SW. 2nd Ave. in downtown Portland. The pub opens on March 16 from 8 AM to 2 AM 421 and over with a cover starting at 4 PM. The restaurant is open at 10 AM to midnight and on Sunday, March 17 the hours of operation are 7 AM to 2 AM with an outdoor tent opening at 9 AM to midnight. Enjoy family-friendly activities Saturday from 11 to 4 such as arts and crafts, live music, face painting, games, and Irish dancers.
The Thirsty Lion Pub and Grill is hosting their own St. Patrick’s Day Festival from Friday to Sunday with live music, vocalists, and performances by The Voice finalists Vicci Martinez. On Saturday, if you’re brave enough, participate in the annual St. Baldricks head shaving event from 12 to 5 PM to raise money for the children’s Cancer research.
McMenamin’s, a Portland favorite, is always proud to present their St. Patrick’s Day festivities on Sunday with live music, bagpipers, McMenamin’s Irish Stout, Irish coffee cocktails, leprechauns and Irish food specials.
BarFly is proud to host the 13th annual St. Patrick’s Day bus tour on Saturday, March 16 at 7 PM. Two are 8 to 10 bars and clubs with no cover and drink specials are included. The cost is $25 per person or 10 people for $200.
It’s going to be a crazy weekend so find your favorite thing to do and I’ll see you out there.
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