Plan your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations

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Feeling green with party envy? Well, you’re in luck. Here’s a Portland St. Patrick’s Day round up so you aren’t left chasing rainbows leading up to March 17.

Throughout the city you’ll find Irish food and drink specials — such as EastBurn’s corned beef and colcannon and McMenamins’ Irish Stout, Irish coffee and Irish stew. Portland’s CW can’t wait to see you around town as we paint the town green. Here is just a sampling of all the St. Patrick’s Day-themed events happening this month.


St. Patrick O’Chocolate McWhiskey

March 11, 6 p.m., $25, 21+

Enjoy an evening of chocolate, whiskey and Irish fair as you listen to Irish style fiddle music at Portland Wine Storage. The evening includes Shepherd’s pie infused with cacao; vegetable, hummus and cheese platters, soda bread and chocolate.

Dirty Leprechaun Fun Run

March 12, 10 a.m., $54, 18+, =Save 15% with coupon code: AASDL

The Dirty Leprechaun Fun Run at Lee Farms in Tualatin is going to be a down and dirty celebration. Take on 20 challenging obstacles in mud and enjoy beer, food, mimosas, music and bonfires. The 5K race begins in waves — every 10 minutes — starting at 10 a.m. Take home a medal and commemorative T-shirt.

2016 St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Fest

March 12, noon, free, all ages

Support St. Agatha Catholic School while you celebrate the holiday. A parade featuring the Sellwood Middle School Marching Band will kick off the festival and include children with decorated bikes and wagon and march through Sellwood and Westmoreland. Enjoy old-fashioned carnival games and Irish corned beef and cabbage and shepherd’s pie within the festival tent back at St. Agatha.

Luck of the Irish, a St. Paddy’s Celebration

March 12, 8 p.m., $15 to $18, 21+

The Alberta Abbey will boast a celebration of Irish music, stories and entertainment. Win raffle prizes and enjoy cheeky Irish humor. Listen to true stories flavored by the Emerald Isle and dance the night away.

St. Patrick’s Bar Crawl: Leprechaun Lap

March 12, noon, $10 to $15, 21+

Register at Kingston Bar & Grill and get ready to paint the city green and gold. From “the top o’ the morning to the end of the rainbow,” attendees will enjoy cover-free access to Portland’s premier bars, pubs, taverns and saloons where they’ll find golden and Irish-inspired activities.

Shamrock Run

March 13, 7:30 a.m., $15 to $90, all ages

Join 35,000 other participants at the 38th annual Adidas Shamrock Run starting at Waterfront Park. Run a 5K, 8K or 15K or just cheer everyone on while enjoying the scenery – people in kilts, the sound of bagpipes and course entertainment. Plus, you’re invited to attend the free Shamrock Fitness Fair held the Friday and Saturday before the event at the Oregon Convention Center to see more than 70 exhibits, contests, prizes, entertainment and more.

75th Annual Saint Patricks’ Day Celebration

March 17, 4 p.m., $2 to $10, all ages

Located at the Ambridge Event Center, this St. Patrick’s Day Celebration promises fun for the whole family — face painting, coloring contests, the national anthem, sing-a-longs, Irish Dancers, live bands, and Irish dishes such as soda bread and corned beef sandwiches.

5th Annual Stumptown LepreCon

March 19, 2 p.m., 21+

This progressive costume dance festival allows you to go all out and wear something “blinky” or “illuminated” to get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit. Put on by Stumptown Events, the event starts at Kells Irish Pub and Tent at 2 p.m. and progressively moves around town to other locations such as the Splash Bar in the evening. Enjoy happy hour pricing and surrounding yourself with people in awesome costumes.