Get Your Green On This Weekend
The Portland metro is going green with dozens of St. Patrick’s Day festivities this weekend. With St. Patty’s falling on Sunday, March 17, the city will have a bunch of parties, pub crawls and festivals. The best part is there are plenty of free events all weekend that won’t break the bank.
Here’s a full list of FREE and low-cost ways to “get your Irish on” across Portland. All of these activities are family friendly, and each has its own Irish flair. For all the traditionalists out there, you’ll find plenty of Irish music, step dancers, pipe bands and more.
Free St. Patrick’s Day Events in Portland
McMenamins across the Portland metro area are hosting live music all day. Activities are free, yet you may want to partake is some of their Irish food specials. Bring your Passport to get the green just-for-fun stamp, just for stopping by!
No need to participate in the Shamrock Run to take advantage of all the perks of the fitness fair. There are may great activities for kids and adults at the Oregon Convention Center.
Head to St. Agatha Catholic School for a full afternoon of traditional Irish fun and faire. The parade starts at noon and is followed by a carnival, food and beer garden, Irish entertainment and more.\
Kells Irish Pub is hosting a first annual bike ride scavenger hunt. Teams of two riders follow clues to find Shamrocks hidden along the course. Start in St. John’s at Cathedral Park and end at Kells Brew Pub in NW Portland. See the route and sign up here.
Bring your dog downtown for a fun walk with fellow dog lovers!
Go green in Vancouver with fresh produce, food, crafts, and live music brought to the market.
On St. Patrick’s Day, think of him as a really tall sheep. Bring your kids for a pet and portrait (and a carrot kiss!) with the world’s most beloved llama.
The All-Ireland Cultural Society of Oregon is hosting an evening of authentic music, song, dance, food and activities at Aquinas Hall.
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