Stephanie’s Portland Picks for March


Featured Events

AIGA Women Lead Initiative presents Hustle for Your Health on Wednesday, March 8th at Holocene, 6:00pm. It’s FREE with an RSVP. A wide variety of speakers will touch on many issues regarding women’s physical and mental health. This will be an interactive night encouraging dialogue and exploration.

The Elk’s Lodge (13121 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Milwaukie) is putting on the Winter Blues Festival on Saturday, March 11th with 6 bands.

May we never forget our shameful history of placing American citizens of Japanese descent into internment camps 75 years ago. In memory of FDR’s Executive Order 9066, there will be a Concert of Remembrance at the Oregon Historical Society on Sunday, March 12th at 2:00 pm. There is no charge, but donations are accepted.

St. Patrick’s Day is Friday, March 17th and there will be no shortage of events. I think the healthiest one is the Shamrock Run in Downtown on Sunday, March 19th.

Shows You Don’t Want to Miss

It’ll be a rollicking night in the basement: Sex Crime and Slutty Hearts will be at The Liquor Store on Wednesday, March 1st. $5.

There’s a local folk singer benefit for the ACLU at Holocene on Thursday, March 2nd. $10.

I’m intrigued by The Glow on Saturday, March 4th at Holocene. It says house, electronic and future funk. I’d like to give this a try. $5.

Ural Thomas and The Pain will now always play first Mondays at the Goodfoot. Monday, March 6th. 9:00 pm. $5.

It’s the Boyz II Gentlemen night at The Goodfoot – FREE! Featuring The Quick And Easy Boys and Excellent Gentlemen. Tuesday, March 7th and Tuesday, March 14th and Tuesday, March 21st at 10:00 pm.

My favorite night at The Liquor Store is always Believe You Me. Every 2nd Friday hear a fantastic mix from local and global house and techno maestros.

I’m in love with the silvery, velvet loveliness of the Urban Flora EP by Galimatias. Alina Baraz, the voice behind those songs, will be at the Wonder Ballroom on Monday, March 27th. This show was previously scheduled at Holocene; tickets will be honored. $20.


POWFest (Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival) will be at Hollywood Theatre March 2nd through the 5th. The festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year!

Ooohhh, I LOVE Fin de Cinema’s events! A presentation of Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (1990) with a re-imagined and live score by talented local musicians. Wednesday, March 15th, 8:00 pm, Holocene. $8 – $10.


Portland Zine Symposium is having a reading event titled, “Identities & Futures: Women and Non-Binary Folks Speak Out,” at Holocene on Tuesday, March 7th at 7:30. $7-10 or bring a donation of sealed feminine hygiene products and $5 for Columbia Shelter. There will be raffles, zines and merch for sale as well.


Live vintage radio theater? How have I not heard of this before? Check out Tesla City Stories IV at the Fremont Theater, March 11th at 8:00 pm. Sounds like a deal for $10.


A flamenco night at Holocene? A special event from 6:00 to 8:00 – tickets are $30. Saturday, March 11th.


I used to go to First Thursday when I first moved to Portland, but it’s been many years since I’ve gone. Maybe the time has come to resurrect this old tradition. There are plenty of gallery walks in Downtown, Old Town, Nob Hill, the Pearl, Slabtown and the NW District on Thursday, March 2nd. Check out this link for all the details:


There’s a new weekly comedy night, Earthquake Hurricane Comedy, at The Liquor Store on Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm.

Food & Drink

I must say, I’ve never heard of pairing Girl Scout cookies with wine, but why not? It’s at Hip Chicks Do Wine March 3rd through the 5th.

Every food is subject to be beer-ified in Portland. Hence, the Baker’s Dozen Festival at Culmination Brewing on March 11th, where 13 coffee beers, coffee roasters and local doughnuts will converge. Oh, and live jazz as a bonus! $27.

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