At Oregon’s largest running event, there’s something fit for everyone on Sunday, March 17. If the half marathon, 5K, 8K, or 15K isn’t for you, there’s a 4-mile walking-only course along the waterfront. Have kids? There’s a 1K dash for them as well. Afterwards, check out the fitness fair and/or celebrate with a pint at the beer garden. This event usually sells out, so be sure to register ASAP.
This grassroots event – which began in Sydney, Australia over a decade ago – is now a worldwide event. To participate, simply turn off all the lights in your home from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 30. Think of it as the perfect excuse to watch a movie with the family or enjoy a candle-lit dinner.
Wear the green at Portland’s largest St. Patrick’s Day party, which offers three days (that’s Friday through Sunday, March 15-17) of traditional music, dancing, food, and revelry. Sunday is best for families, with the downtown pub offering face painting and other kid-friendly activities. For the entire event schedule, visit the Kells website.
Enjoy our fair city’s stellar dining scene on the cheap. For the entire month of March, more than 100 restaurants citywide are serving up pre-set, three-course meals for $33 per person. For a list of participating restaurants and menus, go here. Not sure where to start? Peruse Eater Portland’s top pics here.
Starting on Thursday, March 7, Oregon’s largest film fest kicks off. Expect 140 critically-acclaimed movies from all around the globe, including shorts, documentaries, and more from both celebrated and under-the-radar directors. Films are shown on select dates in theaters throughout the city until Thursday, March 21. Tickets and passes range in price; general adult admission begins at $14 per person.