thursday 12-sunday 15
Portland Oregon's Women's Film Festival
Lights! Camera! Women! Perhaps you have heard of or seen the women-directed/centric films Citizenfour or Obvious Child, but chances are you haven't experienced Zombie Fairy, Pie Lady of Pie Town or I Believe in Unicorns. In addition to a women's film directing workshop, the festival will include Youth/POW Girl's Showcase featuring films by girls aged 15 to 18 years old. The Hollywood Theatre and Clinton Street Theater. Complete schedule at www.powfest.com. $8 - $40.
thursday 12- tuesday 31
Portland Dining Month
March is Travel Portland's Portland Dining Month, so dinner is obviously "out" tonight. Over 100 restaurants are offering $29 three-course meals through the end of March. Worldwide cuisines and award-winning chefs are serving up dishes for any craving. A few of the mouth-watering restaurants include: Accanto, Italian; Beast, French; clarklewis, Northwest/Regional; EaT: An Oyster Bar, Seafood/Southern/Creole/Cajun; The Groaning Board, Pub; Levant, Mediterranean/Middle Eastern; Oba Restaurante, Cuban/European/South American; Yakuza Lounge, Japanese. Check TravelPortland.com for a full listing.
thursday 12-through July
Portland's Rivers: Contemporary Art Views
Rivers are to Portland as flowers are to springtime. The Willamette and the Columbia Rivers have shaped the city of Portland into the mighty city that she is today, not only providing beauty but also the accessibility for commerce—and a heck of a lot of bridges. These waterways are commemorated in artistic renderings of paintings, prints and multimedia art, currently on display and for sale at the Pittock Mansion with half of the proceeds benefitting the Pittock Mansion. The Pittock family, instrumental players in the development of the Oregonian and the Rose Parade, had the mansion built in the early 1900s and the city acquired this piece of history in 1964. Pittock Mansion. $7-$10.
saturday 14 and tuesday 17
St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawls
It is St. Patrick's Day, therefore, green beer must be consumed. Check out these specials and cover the cover charge in advance. Why get a cab when you can enjoy the holiday with all your pals on BarFly's Saint Patrick's Day Bus Tour? 7 pm-1 am. Sat. $25. Or, if you are all about the St. Patty's costume, the event for you is the Stumptown LepreCon 2015 which benefits the Portland Police Sunshine Division. 2-10 pm. Sat. Kells Irish Restaurant and Pub. Free. Or finally, for those who just want the standard bar crawl, no strings attached. Noon -2 am. Sat. and Tues. Registration: Silver Dollar Pizza Company. $10 - $15.