The 15 Best Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Oregon!
If you’re seeking a taste of the Emerald Isle in Oregon for St. Patrick’s Day, you’ll be glad to know that celebrations of Irish culture are found in all four corners of the state. Following are 15 options for those looking for feasting, fun, and festivities.
Corned beef and cabbage and colcannon prepared on-site followed by an evening of dancing to live music are waiting for you at the East Burn. The Guinness will be flowing and there’s plenty of available parking at this hometown favorite.
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.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the old-fashioned way by paying a visit to a traditional Irish neighborhood pub. The Blind Pig has corned beef, cold beer, and warm hospitality on tap to make your St. Patrick’s Day experience memorable.
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.
A beer garden, commemorative medallions and t-shirts, and Irish potato soup wait at the finish line for those participating in Portland’s annual Shamrock Run. Runners stay energized by live bands playing at various locations throughout the route and by the crowds that lien the streets cheering them on.
This 5K run in the beautiful Central Oregon community of Bend benefits The Kids Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing Central Oregon with child abuse prevention and intervention services. Prizes are awarded for the best St. Patrick’s Day costumes.
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.
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.
The Rogue Gallery & Art Center hosts an annual Celtic Celebration on St. Patrick’s Day. This Irish-themed art show also features live music, traditional food and beer, laughter and good cheer, and a singing contest to select the best rendition of classic Irish tunes, such as “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.”
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the good people of Eastern Oregon by attending the Wee Bit ‘O Ireland festival Sponsored by the Heppner Chamber of Commerce. You’ll find family friendly fun with dancing, food and drink, activities for children, games, and arts-and-crafts.
Residents and guests of the Oregon coastal town of Lincoln City can celebrate in style by attending the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration & Dinner at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Dinner consists of a feast featuring traditional Irish fare and is followed by a show performed by talented Irish dancers.
Although the Black Sheep is a British pub, they don’t let that detail stop them from serving hearty Irish stew, corned beef and cabbage, and nonstop glasses of Guinness to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Ashland. This southern Oregon town is world-renowned for its Shakespearean festival, and the Black Sheep reflects that Old-World atmosphere.
Murphy’s furniture store puts on this elaborate St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Hillsboro to thank the community for years of faithful patronage. The parade features floats from local businesses, schools, and nonprofit organizations and always has a unique Oregon twist. Rodeo princesses mingle with leprechauns as the parade progresses. The parade meanders through Hillsboro and concludes with a community corned beef and cabbage feed at the Hillsboro Civic Plaza. The Boys and Girls Club hosts games so little ones can work off all that post-parade energy.
Enjoy Irish hospitality by the sea by participating in the St. Patrick’s Day festivities at Foley’s Irish Pub. You’ll be served a traditional Irish feast including all the old favorites like corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash, and shepherd’s pie washed down by a perfectly drawn glass of Guinness.
Historic Pendleton’s oldest building began as an old-style Wild West saloon and continues on with that tradition today. You’ll find traditional Irish festivities here with one special twist that will make the even memorable—the world’s shortest parade.