2018 SHAMROCK RUN PORTLAND SUNDAY MARCH 18th at Waterfront Park
35000 runners will hit the streets (many hungover from St Patty’s Day) to run or walk anywhere from a 5k to a half marathon.
For those of us with a bad knee or common sense, that don’t want to run for miles in the cold and rain, here are some things to do that won’t require tights and running shoes.
1. Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival, Portland, OR Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Portland by attending the All-Ireland Cultural Society of Oregon’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival. This family friendly event features performances by several Irish dance troupes, children’s activities, traditional food and beverages, and a raffle.
2. Paddy’s Bar and Grill, Portland, OR A street party featuring bagpipers, Irish bands, and outdoor food tents combine to make this annual event a favorite among Portland residents and visitors. This event is family friendly until 9:30 p.m. Proceeds from this event are donated to the Children’s Cancer Society.
3. St. Agatha St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, Portland, OR Middle school marching bands, bagpipers, children on festively festooned bikes and wagons, and shepherd’s pie and corned beef and cabbage combine to make this parade and festival a well-loved event in the Sellwood/Moreland neighborhood of Portland. A children’s carnival with entertainment awaits participants and bystanders at the end of the parade, while adults can raise a glass of Guinness to the spirit of the day in the nearby beer garden.
4. Kells Irish Festival, Portland, OR Portland loves its Kells Irish Pub so much that one location isn’t enough, so lucky residents and visitors get to choose between two locations. Dancing, piping, feasting, and general revelry can be found at each one when St. Patrick’s Day is in the picture. Just like one Kells isn’t enough, one day isn’t enough either, so expect to enjoy four full days of Irish fun. Sunday is family day, with face painting, children’s activities, soccer, arts-and-crafts, and an appearance by the famous Kells furry friends, the Irish wolfhounds.