MARCH 2017 EVENTS
Calendar Listing of Oregon and SW Washington
(Updated Regularly)

10th Annual POWFest:
Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival
March 2 - 5

The Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POWFest) empowers women to find their voice and share their stories through innovative and quality filmmaking by showcasing the work of today’s top women directors and strengthening the community of women in film.  We honor the true pioneers in the industry while providing support and recognition for the next generation of leading women filmmakers.  The 10th Annual POWFest is March 2 - 5, and will take place at the historic Hollywood Theatre: 4122 NE. Sandy Blvd. in Portland.  This year's Guest of Honor is award-winning director Cheryl Dunye.  Tickets are $9-$15 individual / $60 festival pass for premium access to all festival activities. Full schedule and tickets available at www.powfest.com.


Ski the Glade Trail
Saturday, March 4

This is an annual opportunity to ski historic ski trail from Timberline Lodge to Government Camp.  It's a full day of skiing includes, guides, shuttle buses, lunch and wine party with prizes.  This historic trail is only open and groomed once each year for this event.  The Glade Trail was very popular beginning in
1937 until it was closed in the 1990's.  It will be held on Saturday, March 4 at 88900 E. Hwy. 26, Business Loop in Government Camp.  Read more about the trail and the event at www.mthoodmuseum.org.

The Bite of Bandon
Saturday, March 4

The Bite of Bandon Culinary Showcase and Auction is an annual event featuring 15 local restaurants and gourmet food purveyors who donate their time and "bites" to benefit the Bandon Community Youth Center.  Local food judges are challenged to select the best of the bunch with awards presented for "Best Savory," "Best Sweet," and "Best Display."  Attendees vote for the "People's Choice" award
recipient.  It will be held on Saturday, March 4, from 6 - 10 p.m. at  1200 11th St. SE in Bandon.  Visit tourism.bandon.com.

SE Area ARTWalk
March 4 - 5

The SE Area ARTWalk is a FREE, self-guided walking tour.  You will visit the studios, home workspaces, galleries, host homes and businesses within the walkable/bikeable/busable boundaries of SE 9th Ave, SE 41st, SE Powell and SE Hawthorne Blvd. in Portland.  The event is March 4 - 5, Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m. –  5 p.m.  You will be able to talk with over 70 local artists, buy amazing items, and view an array of locally-created work.  Find details and map by visiting seareaartwalk.wordpress.com/visitor-info.

Brazilian Carnaval Ball in Portland
March 4 - 5

Held annually, this is for adults 21 and older only.  They will have authentic Rio Drums Carnaval Band "Bloco Alegria", incredible dancers, guests, DJ Digo Spinning, And more.  The festivities are from March 4 - 5 at the BossaNova Ballroom: 722 E. Burnside St. in Portland.  For details, go to their Facebook
page
.

Savor Cannon Beach:
Wine and Culinary Festival
March 9 - 12

With a focus on Northwest wines and regional cuisine, the Savor Cannon Beach festival offers a four-day lineup of wine, culinary and arts experiences in one of the Pacific Northwest's most beautiful destinations.  It will be held from March 9 - 12 at various venues.  To learn more, go to www.savorcannonbeach.com.

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival
Friday, March 10

This popular festival featuring Hawaii’s 186-year-old guitar art form celebrates its 35th Anniversary this year.  This year’s show features the soulful, award winning, and OPB Oregon Art Beat-featured Bill Keale, who was inspired by his uncle Moe Keale (Hawaii Five-0) and cousin Israel Kamakawiwo’ole better known as IZ.  This festival is adored by audiences throughout the Hawaiian Islands as well
as California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Colorado, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and Tokyo, Japan. Acoustic Guitar Magazine has dubbed the festival "A Must See" in America today!  The festivities are on Friday, March 10 at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts: 1 Eugene Center, between at 7th and Willamette St. in Eugene.  Visit www.hultcenter.org.

Galactic Wisdom Conference
March 10 - 12
(SW Washington)

Hello Friends!  Out of this World Radio (www.outofthisworld1150.com) is sponsoring a fantastic spiritual healing and UFO/ET event, with workshops and vendors on psychic phenomena, UFOs and ETs, and much more in Olympia, Washington, from March 10 - 12.   The first day of the event on Friday, March 10 is FREE, with $197 for the weekend, from March 11 - 12.  Also, on March 14 - 15, Dr. Yoshi will be giving treatments and demonstrating the famous Hado vibrational machines!  Last year, UFOs from the Galactic Alliance showed up during the day, and they have promised to come again, and give us protection!  For those who would like to see an actual UFO, please come!  For more information,go to
www.galacticwisdomconference.com  Or call Ted Mahr at (509) 750-9793 or 1-888-879-8339 (outofthisworld1150@gmail.com)

McMinnville Wine and Food Classic
March 10 - 12

"Come to the McMinnville Wine and Food Classic on March 10 - 12 to enjoy a variety of gourmet culinary cuisines in a relaxed atmosphere.  Watch some of the area's best Chefs in the Northwest demonstrate their skills.  Talk with winemakers and vintners and learn the intricacies of their trade.  Purchase by
the taste, glass, bottle or case. Visit with the artisans and view their work which is available for purchase.  First 1000 Attendees will receive a free wine glass on Friday.  See you at the Evergreen Space Museum!"  It is located at 500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way in McMinnville.  For more, visit
www.sipclassic.org.

Southcoast Clambake Jazz Festival
March 10 - 12

For nearly three decades The South Coast Clambake Jazz Festival has entertained thousands in the Northwest with a range of musical genres including toe tapping rockabilly jams, hot jazz, blues and get-up-on-your-feet swing dance music.  This year’s festival lineup includes Dave Bennett and The Memphis Speed Kings, Blue Skies Big Band, Stompy Jones, Twice As Good, Red Skunk, Midnight Serenaders, Evolution, Gator Nation, High Street, The Young Bucs andIt’s About Time Big Band!  It will be held at The Mill Casino: 3201 Tremont Ave. in North Bend.  For details, go to clambakejazz.com.

Be Jeweled
Saturday, March 11

Be Jeweled, the 10th anniversary recycled jewelry sale is on Saturday, March 11, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Embarcadero Resort Hotel and Marina, 1000 SE Bay Blvd. in Newport.  Vintage, fine, collectible, ethnic rings, watches and costume jewelry will be available at fabulous prices.  Half-price sale starts at 1 p.m.  All proceeds will benefit Food Share of Lincoln County to help achieve our mission to alleviate hunger in Lincoln County.  Mark your calendars and come join us on the coast!  Visit www.foodsharelincolncounty.org/about-us/bejeweled.

The Portland Women's Expo
Saturday, March 11

One day, 450 exhibitors, all for your enjoyment!  This year’s Expo will be March 11 at the Oregon Convention Center, located at 777 NE. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   They offer world class food, wine, to amazing live music; the Expo isn't just an event, its an experience!  They'll also have resources featuring speakers on life topics, legal experts, blood drive, job recruitment, Life Coaches, and more.  Visit www.pdxwomensexpo.org.

Winter Blues Music Festival
Saturday, March 11

It's another great year to celebrate at the "Winter Blues" Music Festival!  You can enjoy 6 bands, including a special performance with the Youth Music Project!  The lineup for this year's performances reads like the who's who of the blues, both locally and nationally: Cee Cee James & The Mission of S.O.U.L., CD Woodbury, Jim Gustin and Truth Jones, Lloyd Jones, Bill Rhoades & The Party Kings Ending with all star performers, local artist 2016  Best Female Vocalist and Journey to Memphis contender: Rae Gordon & The Backseat Drivers - placed 3rd in the world for the International Blues Challenge after competing against 260 bands worldwide.  The "Winter Blues" Music Festival will  support Youth Music Project and Oregon Food Bank.  Raffle and auction items available.  All proceeds go to our charities.  Additionally, we are asking that you bring 6 cans of food, or as another option, you can purchase at the door, an emergency food box for only $10 for the Oregon Food Bank.  It will be held on Saturday, March 11 at the Elk's Lodge: 13121 SE. McLoughlin Blvd. in Milwaukie.  Doors open at 2:30 p.m.,
music starts at 3 p.m.  To learn more, visit www.winterbluesfest.net.

Bricks Cascade LEGO® Expo
March 11 - 12

Did you know that LEGO® was recently named the world's most powerful brand by Global 500 rankings?  You won't want to miss the 6th annual Bricks Cascade, the premiere LEGO®  fan event in the Pacific Northwest.  Bricks Cascade showcases LEGO®  builders from around the globe, young and old alike, who express themselves creatively through interlocking plastic bricks.  Visitors even have  the opportunity to vote on their favorite creation.  Admission is $10 per person, or $36 for a Family Four Pack.  It will be held from March 11 - 12 at the Oregon Convention Center: 777 NE. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Portland.  Visit www.brickscascade.com for more information.

Willamette Valley Wine & Jazz Festival
March 11 - 12

The event features premier jazz music from the Pacific Northwest and fine wines from the Cascade Foothills wineries.  The Main Event takes place at The Oregon Garden, an 80-acre botanical garden, followed by wine tasting and live jazz by Patrick Lamb and Devin Phillips in downtown Silverton.   It will be held from March 11 - 12.  For more details, go to willamettevalleywineandjazz.com.

Body Mind Spirit Expo: Portland
March 11 - 12

Body Mind Spirit Expo strides into its 29th year with the theme "Shine Your Truth." Located at the Washington County Fair Complex (873 NE. 34th Ave. in Hillsboro), the expo offers holistic exhibitors and free lecturers from across the nation.  Get your aura photo taken, receive a relaxing massage, purchase quality nutritional supplements, have your future revealed, connect with lost loved ones, or uncover hidden significance in your soul.  From ancient healing traditions to new age technology in the holistic field, we guarantee to educate and entertain your body, mind and spirit.  For only $12 ($1 off admissions coupon available online), you have admittance to the expo all weekend long.  Bring a friend and discover that the world holds magic around every corner and in every minute!  Free Parking!  and a $5 Gift Certificate from New Renaissance Bookshop with admission!!  It will be held from March 11 - 12.  Times are Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and on Sunday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.  If you have any questions, please contact Marcella at marcella@bmse.net or call (541) 482-3722, ext 2.  Visit www.bmse.net

76th Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Friday, March 17

All are invited to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.  Hosted by the All-Ireland Cultural Society of Oregon (AICS), it's a celebration of St. Patrick's Day full of activities: Opening Ceremonies, Penny's Puppet Show for kids, national anthem by Don Anderson and the Concords, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Pipes and Drums, An Daire Academy of Irish Dance, Peter Yeates and the New Shilling Band, Molly Malone Irish Dancers, raffle, plus food and beverages.  It will be held on Friday, March 17, 4:30 - 9:30 p.m. at Aquinas Hall: 1333 NE. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Portland (please use NE. Clackamas St. entrance that is wheelchair accessible).  Admission is $12 for ages 19 and over; $4 for ages 3 to 18; and FREE for children 2 and under (with paying adult).  For more information, contact ACIS by calling (503) 286-4812 or (503) 254-1377.  Their website is www.OregonIrishSociety.org.
 

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at McMenamins
March 17 - 18

All of the McMenamins establishments in Oregon and Southwest Washington will be hosting a variety of entertainment, along with special food and drink offers to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, from March 17 - 18.  For a full listing, visit www.mcmenamins.com.

Airing of the Quilts
March 17 - 18

Enjoy viewing everything from family heirloom quilts to the latest in fabric arts. Browse the unique vendor booths and visit Pete's Cafe for a delicious lunch. The featured artist this year will be Marjorie Rhine, an accomplished local quilt artist, pattern designer author, teacher and long-arm quilter.  The annual event is from March 17 - 18 at the Milwaukie Center: 5440 SE. Kellogg Creek Dr. in Milwaukie.  Go to www.milwaukiecenterquiltshow.org.

Portland Roadster Show
March 17 - 19

Bring the whole family to see hundreds of cars, trucks and motorcycles.  The event also features the Mecum Auto Auction Display, High School Challenge and Scholarship, Pride in Performance Awards, Rose City Brush Bash, Hall of Fame Cars, auto vendors, music and much more.  It will be held from March 17 - 19 at the Portland Expo Center: 2040 N. Marine Dr. in Portland.  For details, visit 
www.portlandroadstershow.com.

Evergreen Tattoo Expo
March 17 - 19

It's a celebration of the Art of Tattooing - by and for the artists.  They'll have over 200 tattoo artists there from 30 states and country countries as.  Attendants 18 and over can get tattooed if they chose.  You'll find lots of vendors, artists, seminars, contests and entertaiment.  It will be held from March 17 - 19 at the Lane Events Center: 796 W. 13th Ave. in Eugene.  Their website is www.evergreentattoo.com.

Wee Bit O' Ireland
March 17 - 19

Heppner is the heart of Irish country.   All are invited to their annual St Patrick's Day Event that includes full day of Irish events, green parade, sheep dog trials, vendors, fun, food and entertainment for the whole family.  It will be held from March 17 - 19 along Main St. in Heppner. Visit www.heppnerchamber.com.

Kells Irish Pubs in Portland: Saint Patrick's Festival
March 17 - 19

Thousands of locals and visitors will celebrate with live music, traditional Irish dancing, food and libations at the 26th annual Kells Saint Patrick’s Day Festival, Portland’s largest Saint Patrick’s Day event.  This year’s festivities will take place Friday, March 17 - 19 in three venues: Inside the original Kells Irish Pub at 112 SW 2nd Ave. in downtown; in the festival tent, located in the parking lot directly behind Kells; and at Kells Brew Pub at 210 NW 21st Ave.   Enjoy live entertainment with traditional Irish dancing, bagpipers and Celtic-inspired bands. Family day will be on Sunday, March 19 and will include a variety of activities. Bring your children in to enjoy arts and crafts with the delightful volunteers from Providence Child Center or greet an Irish wolfhound. Other activities include: face-painting, and Irish dancing for family and friends to enjoy, with three local Irish dance teams. Browse Celtic jewelry vendors and learn about Celtic genealogy and history. Meet members of Ancient Order of the Hibernian’s Portland Chapter, who will be on hand to discuss the history of Ireland.  For a schedule, visit www.kellsportland.com.

Ayurveda & Yoga Health Fair
Saturday, March 18

Are you interested in holistic health care?  All are invited to attend the annual event for a day of speakers, vendors, and demonstrations.  They offer ways to help you to find your joy and bliss through breath, postures, healthy routines and herbs.  It will be held on Saturday, March 18 at 10 a.m. at TaborSpace: 5441 SE. Belmont St. in Portland.  To learn more, visit www.oyaa.yoga.

Coastal Emersion: A Women's Gathering
Saturday, March 18

This transformational event nestled in the woods of the Camp Kiwanilong, located at 945 Ridge Rd. in Hammond.  Hosted by Angela Sidlo, she is a holistic health practitioner and Amazon Bestselling co-author of “The Silver Linings Storybook”.  Her vision is to bring amazing women, healers and teachers together to facilitate a truly magical and empowering experience for women who want to  “emerge” and learn how to share their talents with the world.  The day starts with a meditation to raise the vibration of the group and clear the space for empowerment.  Next the keynote speaker will take you to new heights of self acceptance and discovery.  There will be an organic vegan friendly, gluten free lunch served before the content rich afternoon sessions begin.  This amazing event will leave you entertained and inspired.  Don't miss it!!  Presenters will be Shannon Kaiser, Debbie Inman, Sarah Dailey, Heather Douglas and Angela Sidlo.  These talented and gifted women will come together and share with you and evoke in you a sense of unstoppable joy and energy that will carry you out into the  world to in turn share your special gifts to create change for all.  Come join us! Let’s make magic happen!  Registration begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 18 and the day of events starts at 10 a.m. with a warm welcome and introductions.  Tickets are available online at www.eventbrite.ca/e/coastal-emersion-a-womens-gathering-tickets-28341056864 or call Angela at a (503) 338-9921.  Tickets are $98 each.  You must pre-register.  Proceeds will be given to the AAUW Scholarship fund, Camp Kiwanilong Scholarship fund and The Harbor to empower women throughout the Pacific NW.

Pouring at the Coast:
Saturday, March 18

Sample from more than 60 types of craft beer presented by nearly 30 breweries, food and live music. Participants can enjoy the Craft Beer Festival and People’s Choice Competition.  The event is on Saturday, March 18, from 3 - 8 p.m. at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center: 415 1st Ave. in Seaside.  Go to pouringatthecoast.com.

45th Annual Daffodil Festival & Drive
March 18 - 19

The Best Daffodil Festival in the Northwest!  The 45th Annual Daffodil Drive Festival at the Long Tom Grange in Junction City - March 18 - 19 - offers 7 glorious miles of wild, roadside daffodils, horse drawn wagon rides, daffodil sales, warm cinnamon rolls, coffee, hot food, live music, and great raffle items!  FREE admission. FREE parking. Go to Junctioncity.com for more information.

Northwest Comic Con
March 18 - 19

Attend the first annual Northwest Comic Con.  Come out in full dress as your favorite character or as yourself and let your inner-nerd shine as you meet celebrities from your favorite Television shows, artists of your favorite works, and creators of media from just about every facet of entertainment!  It will be held from March 18 - 19 at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds: 4603 3rd St. in Tillamook.  For more, go to www.northwestcomiccon.com.

Fruit Propagation Fair
Sunday, March 19

Hosted by the Home Orchard Society, this annual event will be held at the main pavilion at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds.  For the pleasure of growing fruit at home, they will have hundreds of scions (cuttings) to choose from, rootstock of all kinds and all sizes, custom grafting to get your own tree made as you watch, plants galore, pulications, and experts on hand.  The fair in on Sunday, March 19, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 694 NE. 4th Ave. in Canby.  Visit www.homeorchardsociety.org.

TechFest NW
March 23 - 24

TechFest NW is where you’ll explore the best of tech trends- from Artificial Intelligence to cannatech- in an up-close and personal way.  With four tracks of content- Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, Lifestyle Tech, and Digital Storytelling- there’s truly something for everyone with an eye and ear for the tech universe.  Carefully curated speakers bring their stories to the main stage; workshops bolster their messaging with intimate gatherings; meetups draw you together to network and mingle; demo alley boasts the coolest new gadgets; and PitchFest NW showcases the best and brightest startups from all over the world.  It will be held from March 23 - 24 at the Portland Art Museum:  1219 SW. Park Ave. in Portland.  Go to techfestnw.com.

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival
March 24 - April 30

Bring your family (including the dog!) and enjoy 40 acres of tulips. Bring your own picnic lunch or purchase food onsite and make it a day-long event. Daily wine tasting available from our Wooden Shoe Vineyards, catch a bouncy ride on our famous cow trains, and so much more.  The festivities are from March 24 - April 30 at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm: 33814 S. Meridian Rd. in Woodburn.  Go
to www.woodenshoe.com.

Portland Gold & Treasure Show
March 25 - 26

Whether young, old, or somewhere in the middle, the excitement of unearthing your first spec of gold is something that you're not soon to forget.  The Gold and Treasure Show is a great opportunity to experience that level of excitement first hand.  Spread out amongst the vendors are panning troughs for both kids and adults where you can learn skills and techniques used by the best in the business to uncover a healthy amount of gold.  They'll have vendors, seminars, demonstrations, experts on hand, and prizes.  It will be held from March 25 - 26 at the Portland Expo Center: 2060 N. Marine Dr.  Visit www.goldprospectors.org.

Whale Watching Week
March 25 - 31

Volunteers are available to help you spot whale at 24 sites along the Oregon Coast.  The gray whales will be migrating on their way north to Alaska.  The Spring Whale Watch Week is from March 25 - 31.  To learn more, visit oregonstateparks.org.

Mt. Hood Skibowl: Ski for Sunshine
Friday, March 31

Skiers and snowboarders may ride for FREE from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday, March 31, with the donation of 10 items of food that will benefit the Portland Sunshine Division.  All riders are encouraged to bring peanut butter, chili, pasta, canned meats, rice and cereal to fill the Sunshine Division truck that will be parked in the Skibowl West parking lot.  A contribution of 10 items will qualify you for a day lift ticket, a $51.00 value!  It is located at 87000 U.S. 26 in Government Camp.  For details, visit www.skibowl.com.

Oregon Ghost Conference
March 31 - April 2

The Oregon Ghost Conference is the Northwest's largest paranormal convention and attracts visitors from all across the west coast and beyond.  We have a jam packed weekend filled with speakers, courses, tours, parties, and so much more.  Join us for a weekend of ghosts at the coast!  Attendees will connect with and learn from some of the top paranormal experts in our area.  The conference will be held from March 31 - April 2 at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center: 415 First Ave. in Seaside.  Go to www.oregonghostconference.com.



ONGOING EVENTS:

Recovery International (RI):
Help for Depression and Nervous Conditions
Every Tuesday

Portland depression and anxiety support weekly meetings.  Recovery International is a non-profit Cognitive Behavioral Training system that has helped thousands.  Rob Winike, trainer, author and RI board member, discusses mental health recovery and how to cope with symptoms of a nervous imbalance, stress, anger, sleeplessness and other mental health issues.  Meetings are Tuesday nights, 6:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Church, 1704 NW 43rd (and Broadway).  Call (503) 810-2789 for info or other meeting locations.  Visit www.recoveryinternational.org and local blogsite at www.selfhelptools.org.

"Investing Simplified" (Radio Show)
Every Saturday

Chuck Price, CRFA, CSA can be reached via his website at pfgwm.com or by calling
(877) 50-PRICE.  For more information about the show, visit www.investingsimplifiedradio.com and to learn about his book, go to  www.investingsimplifiedbook.com.