Get ready to go green this weekend! Portland is bringing on the St. Patty’s Day celebrations and we’ve found all of the best family-friendly events for you. From concerts to festivals to leprechaun races, there’s something for everyone who’s in the mood for fun. Read on to find out more!


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SW Portland

Join the Third Annual Portlanders Stand With Refugees|
All are welcome to the vibrant, multicultural community gathering to celebrate and welcome people new to Portland and the United States. Enjoy free admission for music, dancing, and camaraderie. Food vendors will be on site (food is for purchase). Fri. Event Details.

Get Crafty at the Saint Patrick’s Day Event
Find out how lucky your are at Craft Factory’s special event for St. Patrick’s Day! Craft a clover to help test your luck on the prize wheel! It could help you win discounts, and free crafting sessions! Don’t forget to grab the tasty treat when you finish. Sat. Event Details.

Hit the Shamrock Run and Leprechaun Lap 2019
Join the 41st annual Shamrock Run! A beloved Portland tradition and a great way to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with the whole family, Shamrock has something for everyone: 5k, 8k, 15k and Half Marathon Runs, the 4-mile Shamrock Stride Walk. Little racers will fly like super heroes around the 1k Leprechaun Lap in free shamrock capes. Warm up with complimentary soup from Bob’s Red Mill and enjoy entertainment for your whole crew! Sat. Event Details.

SE Portland

Don’t Miss the Amazing Bubble Man
Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerized. From square bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, fog-filled bubbles, giant bubbles, bubble volcanoes, tornados and trampolines to people inside bubbles, the Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages. Fri. Event Details.

Don’t Miss Kids’ Morning Skate
Kick-start your weekend with healthy, family fun! This session, designed especially for kids 10 and younger and their families, features kids’ choice music, fun skate games, a visit from Chipper the Squirrel, and a free group lesson taught by a USA Roller Sports instructor. Sat. Event Details.

N Portland

Participate in an Authentic Irish Dance Party
Celebrate your roots – no matter where you’re from — the authentic Irish way with an old-fashioned family-style dance party known as an Irish Ceili (“kay-lee”).  Lesson will be provided for beginners. Waltzes, Hornpipes, Barn dances and Set dances will be taught and called for the whole family. Fri. Event Details.

Tualatin

Head to Lee Farm’s Dirty Leprechaun
Get your St. Paddy’s day weekend started by joining us for some rompin’ good fun around Lee Farms!  After some mud, guts and glory, stick around and have a beer or two before heading out on the town!  Don’t miss out on all the fun, participation is capped at 1500. Sat. Event Details.

NE Portland

Hit the St Patrick’s Day Festival
Penny’s Puppet Show is the big attraction but this year’s festival includes face painting, story time, board games and more.Traditional Irish music, song and dance to bagpipe music, Irish stepdancing by two local dance schools, Biddy on the Bench Celtic Band, a sing-a-long, and more are all planned to make the day extra special. Food and beverages are available for purchase.  Bangers and mash with gravy and Irish soda bread; hot corned beef sandwiches; banger on a bun and hot dogs will be served as well as pop, wine and beer. Sun. Event Details.

NW Portland

Catch the Okee Dokee Brothers in Concert
Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander have been exploring the outdoors together since they were kids. Now they’re a Grammy Award-winning folk and roots music duo that puts the natural world at the heart of their Americana music, with songs written under wide-open skies and harmonies fine-tuned around the campfire. Performing songs from their new album Winterland, a tribute to the season of coziness, family time and fun, the Okee Dokee Brothers make room for kids to dance, for parents to share stories and for everyone to gain respect for nature, each other and the world we live in. They’ll inspire your family to get outside and get creative. Sun. Event Details.

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