MARCH 2020 EVENTS
Calendar Listing of Oregon and SW Washington
(Updated Regularly)

                                                                 
                                                                                      SPECIAL NOTICE:  
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Governor of Oregon Kate Brown has declared a state of emergency.  All  gathering of events have been cancelled until further notice.  It is to prevent the rise of infections that can overstress medical facilities throughout the state.   


Worst Day of the Year Ride
Sunday, March 1

Join along for a super-fun, pub-crawling, costumed bike ride on a cold, windy and rainy day.  Take a 15 or 42-mile odyssey around downtown Portland.  Start and finish is at Lucky Labrador Brew Pub: 915 SE. Hawthorne Blvd. in Portland...MORE 

Portland Dining Month
March 1 - 31

It's a mix of gastronomy and frugality.  Throughout the month of March, Portland's finest chefs will serve up 3-course meals for just $33...MORE

Coastal Celtic Music Festival
March 6 - 8
(Coastal Washington)

This year, the 3-day festival will bring 12+ bands, new venues, dancers and workshops!  It will be held from March 6 - 8 at the Crown Alley Irish Pub: 21712 Pacific Way in Ocean Park...MORE

Nehalem Winterfest
March 6 - 8

The 2020 Nehalem Winterfest at NCRD is made up of three shows, from March 6 - 8.  On Friday, March 6, 7 p.m., Marlin James Band will be performing.  They are one of the Northwest's most requested Country/Rock bands! They have been recognized as Band of the Year by 8 Seconds Saloon in Indianapolis and recorded the hit song 'That Old Familiar Pain' on the hit TV Show 'Supernatural'. They are influenced by Keith Urban, Charlie Daniels and other well known names in country music.  Eagle Eyes will take the stage on Saturday, March 7, 7 p.m.  They are a tribute band to the legendary music of the EAGLES. Eagle Eyes has taken great care in recreating the harmonies and capturing the live true magic that the Eagles were renowned for. Hailing from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, the four members of Eagle Eyes have over 120 years of combined experience as professional touring musicians.  And the third within the lineup of performers is The Mel Brown Quartet on Sunday, March 8, 2 p.m.  They came together in the fall of 2002 at Jimmy Mak's, a popular jazz club in Portland, Oregon. All seasoned jazzmen, the group has become a mainstay in the Portland jazz scene playing to enthusiastic, full capacity crowds at every appearance. In the 1999 Brown was inducted into the Jazz Society of Oregon Hall of fame...MORE

Oregon Chocolate Festival
March 6 - 8

There’s so much to love about the Oregon Chocolate Festival!  Each year the festival features the dreamy, mouth-watering creations of dozens of West Coast chocolatiers.  These food artisans present a variety of fine chocolates and chocolate-inspired products that tease the taste buds of over 3,000 visitors. Chocoholics – ahem… that is, Chocolate Lovers – up and down the west coast dream about this weekend every year!  Several tantalizing events have come to be associated with the Oregon Chocolate Festival including the Chocolate + Wine Party, Choclate Maker's Wine Dinner, Friday Night Disco Inferno Social, Charlie's Choclate 5K and 10K Run/Walk and more...MORE

10th Annual Washington State Horse Expo
March 6 - 8

The 10th Anniversary of the Washington State Horse Expo is March 6th through 8th at the Clark County Event Center: 17402 NE. Delfel Rd. in Ridgefield, Washington.  Don’t miss a weekend gathering of horse experts, vendors, a kid’s corral and clinicians like Stacy Westfall, Steve Rother, Evan Bonner, Robert Eversole and many more! Advance discount tickets are available ONLINE and at participating Wilco Farm stores February 3rd through March 5th...MORE

Portland International Film Festival (PIFF)
March 6 - 15

The Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) is an annual showcase of the very best in new world cinema. Established in 1977 and drawing an audience of over 40,000, PIFF is the largest film event in Oregon, premiering more than 120 international shorts and feature films to Portland audiences each March. Audiences can experience a variety of parties, visiting artists, and plenty of festival adventure taking in this feast of cinematic fare...MORE

Winter Music Festival
Saturday, March 7

Every year the Winter Music festival offers bands that you would see on big outdoor festival stages across the country.  It has featured artists such as Curtis Salgado, Lloyd Jones, Bill Rhoades, Cee Cee James, and Jim Gustin & Truth Jones from California.  This year there will still be big name acts but with one exception.  They will be all cultivated from the northwest region.  Oregon Music Hall of Fame Inductee Norman Sylvester has been entertaining audiences for years.  This multi-award winning “Boogie Cat” is known for being the ultimate showman and giving back to the community.  The Strange Tones is Portland’s Premier Crime-a-Billy band and are in the Muddy Award Hall of Fame for winning Best Contemporary Band four years running.  Seattle based songstress Lady A is a national and international sensation with her performance that is rooted in blues and gospel.  Local multi-talented musician and visual artist Chris Hamann Band is inspired to play and draw by passionate performers around the area, including fellow guitarist Norman Sylvester.  The Rae Gordon Band features a powerhouse blues and soul singer, searing slide guitar, a tight pulsing rhythm section and soaring horns.  The Generator band is a high energy act that highlights brilliant 5-part harmonies with an infectious groove and tight arrangements...MORE  

Mt. Hood Skibowl:
Hope on the Slopes - Ski & Ride for a Cure
March 7 - 8

Ski and Ride for the Cure is back at Mt Hood Skibowl as an annual fundraising challenge to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Children's Cancer Association in Portland.  Participants of all ages and skills engage in friendly competition for awards and prizes in two categories: Top Fundraisers & Vertical Feet.  Participants are challenged to log vertical feet for 24 hours.  That’s right, we go all night long!  Not only do you have a chance to make a difference while participating, you also can experience riding after the mountain closes and the sun sets and rises on beautiful Mt Hood.  This year's event will also include a bunch of fun activities throughout the day, including a 5-card draw run, on-mountain scavenger hunt, costume contest, raffle, music, food, Kegs for a Cure, ski and snowboard demos, and more!  The highlight of the event will be Saturday’s evening Torchlight Parade where skiers and boarders travel down the mountain carrying torches that illuminate the night.  Each participant is challenged to raise $250 during the season and will be provided tools to create a custom fundraising web page designed to help set goals, acknowledge supporters and share their journey with donors and friends online...MORE 

Psychic Fair and Metaphysical Market
March 7 - 8

The Psychic Fair and Metaphysical Market will be held in conjunction with the Northwest Tarot Symposium. They offer an array of readers and merchants from all over the US and beyond.  You'll find tarot and oracle readings, palmistry, visionary art, vendors offerings, divination tools, stones and crystals, books, ritual clothing, jewelry, oils and incense, wall plaques, prints and original art, journals, tarot accessories, fragrance/perfumes, raffle drawings and more...MORE 

Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival
March 12 - 15

The Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival offers a series of six unique wine tasting experiences over four days, including the opportunity to taste some of the top award-winning wines from recent wine competitions paired with chef-designed appetizers.  Our Wine Walk on Saturday features over 40 Northwest wineries pouring tastings at Cannon Beach art galleries, restaurants and retail shops, all within easy walking distance in this compact beach community.  In addition to ticketed festival events, the towns restaurants, galleries and shops feature a weekend full of tastings, special dinners and other events...MORE  

Wee Bit O' Ireland
March 13 - 15

The Pacific Northwest's longest and largest St. Patrick's Celebration held in Heppner near the Blue Mountains.  Family friendly!  Activities include the Great Green parade, Welly Toss competition, Cruz-In cars on display, traditional Irish dinner, local talent show, Road Bowling competition, and more...MORE 

Amity Daffodil Festival
Saturday, March 14

Spring is almost here and we are celebrating at the Amity Daffodil Festival!  Local vendors will showcase their art, crafts, food, and plants.  Talented artists - from primary school age to adult - will display their daffodil-related creations.  You can view numerous varieties of daffodils showcased by the Oregon Daffodil Society and even participate by bringing your own home-grown daffodils for judging at 11:00 a.m. And, the fun doesn't stop at the festival!  Explore all that Amity has to offer, with lunch at a local eatery or a visit to one of our tasting rooms...MORE

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl!
Tuesday, March 17

Hosted by Touchmark in the West Hills, hop on the party bus for a festive celebration of all-things Irish!  Wear green and join the fun to visit several of Portland’s best beer spots.  The bus leaves at 10 and the first stop is Kells Irish Brewery.  Next up is Paddy’s for lunch and entertainment with a visit to Jake’s for Irish coffee drinks to cap off the day...MORE 

46th Annual Quilt Show: "A Festival of Quilts"
March 20 - 21

Northwest Quilters Inc. presents the 46th Annual Quilt Show "A Festival of Quilts."  This ears featured quilter is Irena Swanson and Trunk Show is by Sam Hunter.  It will be held from March 20, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., to March 21, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., at Camp Withycombe: 15300 SE. Minuteman Way in Clackamas, OR. 97015...MORE

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival
March 20 - May 2

The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival is a truly stunning setting, with 40 acres of blooms in a rainbow of colors.  Walk through the tulip fields, set against the gorgeous backdrop of Mt. Hood. They offer many activities for the whole family: wander the rows of tulip fields, take a Wine Wagon Tour, purchase cut flowers, watch a wooden shoe making demonstration, see vendors craft vendors, taste great food and much more...MORE  

Enchanted Forest Ball - Rainforest Fantasy
Saturday, March 21

Hosted by the Time Travelers Costume Guild, it's a costume party to honor our priceless and endangered rainforests with live music and dancing, entertainment, a light buffet, and silent auction full of wondrous "artifacts."  Join in their world rainforest costume theme or wear formal wear.  Costumes admired, not required.  21 and over only...MORE