Springtime in Portland brings back several of Portland’s favorite events. The month of March plays host to Portland Dining Month (when you can score a three-course meal for just $33 at some of the city’s top restaurants), celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day and POW Film Fest, which showcases works by female and non-binary filmmakers. Scroll down for more picks or search the events calendar to see everything on offer.
Portland Dining Month
Dozens of Portland’s most acclaimed eateries offer four weeks of delicious deals during Portland Dining Month. Through the entire month of March, over 100 restaurants offer decadent three-course meals for just $33, making it one of the best times of the year to experience one of the country’s most talk-about culinary destinations.
Portland International Film Festival
Presented by the Northwest Film Center, the Portland International Film Festival is the granddaddy of Portland’s 20-plus annual film festivals, filling two weeks with 100 local premieres from around the globe. Catch individual screenings or get a festival pass to see them all.
Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival
Returning every March, POW Film Fest focuses on the art and cinematic contribution of women and non-binary filmmakers from around the world. Special pop-up events include panel discussions and workshops with filmmakers.
St. Patrick’s Day
It’s no surprise that always-green Portland has plenty of St. Paddy’s Day festivities. Led by Kells Irish Pub, the annual St. Patrick’s Festival includes plenty of live music, amateur boxing, Irish dance performances and plenty more inside the large pub and special festival tent outside. You might also catch locals and visitors — around 35,000 of them — taking to the street for the Shamrock Run, the second-largest running and walking event on the West Coast and a Portland tradition since 1979.
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