Get your Irish on at St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Portland this weekend.
St. Patrick’s Day is Friday, March 17. Locations across the city are hosting parties and festivals. You’ll find plenty of Irish music, step dancers, bagpipes along with fun activities and food specials.
The best part is there are plenty of inexpensive options, ranging from free to $25. All of these events have family-friendly times, and each one has its own Irish flair.
St. Patrick’s Day Events in Portland
Free Krispy Kreme Doughnut
March 16 and 17
Visit any of the three participating Portland area Krispy Kreme shops wearing green on March 16 and 17 and you’ll receive a free O’riginal Glazed Doughnut, a green version of everyone’s favorite Original Glazed doughnut. This deal is available in-shop and drive-thru only.
St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Paddy’s Bar and Grill
The St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Paddy’s Bar and Grill is Friday, March 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. The event has a full day of Irish entertainment, food and fun. View all of the activities.
The event is free to attend from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. After 2 p.m., the cover charge is $25 per person.
The event is held at the bar in downtown Portland, 65 SW Yamhill St.
All-Ireland Cultural Society’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
The St. Patrick’s Day Celebration is Friday, March 17, from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Enjoy Irish live entertainment, children’s activities, and food and drink. View the schedule of entertainment.
Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students 12 to 20 and free for kids 11 and under with paying adult. The event is taking place at Aquinas Hall, 340 NE Clackamas Street in Portland.
Portland Irish Festival
March 11, 12, 17 and 18
This St. Patrick’s Day, put on your green and head downtown to celebrate at the Kells’ Irish Pub, brewery and Waterfront Park. Along with food specials, there will be a full days of entertainment at each location. Hours vary.
On March 17 and 18, admission is $20. View the full schedule of events.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at McMenamins Edgefield
March 17 and 18
The St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at McMenamins Edgefield hosts entertainment, food specials and fun on Friday and Saturday. View the full lineup of entertainment. Hours vary each day.
This event is open to all ages. General admission is free. Edgefield is located at 2126 S.W. Halsey St. in Troutdale
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at McMenamins Kennedy School
March 17 and 18
The St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at McMenamins Kennedy School hosts two days of entertainment, food specials and fun. View the full lineup of entertainment. Hours vary each day.
This event is open to all ages. McMenamins Kennedy School is at 5736 NE 33rd Ave. in Portland.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Walters Cultural Arts Center
On Saturday, March 18 from 4 to 9:30 p.m. enjoy Irish entertainment, vendors and cuisine at the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. View the schedule of entertainers.
Luck of the Irish Steam Train Excursion
On Saturday, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a scenic steam train ride in Portland. Travel by rail along the Springwater Corridor while partaking in a scavenger hunt. Choose from three train rides: 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Tickets are $18 for adults and $13 for kiddos under 12. Children under 2 ride ride for free on an adult’s lap.
The ride starts and ends at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center is located at 2250 SE Water Ave. in Portland.
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