March 1 – Portland Mardi Gras Ball

www.portlandmardigras.com

Dress up and celebrate in traditional New Orleans fashion in our very own Pacific Northwest for the Portland Mardi Gras Ball held at the Bossanova Ballroom. Starts at 7:00pm

March 1-2 – America’s Largest Antique and Collectible Show

www.christinepalmer.net

Get lost in yesteryear at the America’s Largest Antique and Collectible Show at the Portland Expo Center.  Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm

March 1-2 – Portland Lindy Exchange

www.pdxlx.com

Put on your dancing shoes and do the Lindy Hop! Join fellow lindy hop dancer’s dance to various jazz and swing bands around town during the Portland Lindy Exchange.  Times & Locations Vary

March 1-2 – Southeast Area Art Walk

www.seportlandartwalk.com

Venture out to SE Portland and tour several artists’ studios and galleries at this free self-guided art walk. Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm

March 2 – Cartathlon

http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21768-willamette_weeks_car.html

The amazing race, Portland style!  Walk, run, take the bus and scavenge Portland in this Food Cart themed scavenger hunt that also requires you to solve riddles, take pictures and of course, eat great food! Saturday 10:30am

March 5-9 – Portland Metro Dealers RV Show

www.portlandmetrorv.com

See the latest and greatest in Recreational Vehicles at the Portland Metro Dealers RV Show held at the Portland Expo Center.  Wednesday-Saturday 11am-8pm, Sunday 11am-6pm

March 6-9 – Portland Oregon Women’s Film Fest

www.powfest.com

Head out to the historic Hollywood theatre and watch numerous pieces of work from today’s top women directors. Times Vary

March 8-9 – Bricks Cascade

www.brickscascade.com

LEGO enthusiasts rejoice at this LEGO builder’s extravaganza! Observe hundreds of unique LEGO displays at the Bricks Cascade 2014 Public Expo held at the Oregon Convention Center.  Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 10am-4pm

Match 14-15 – The Adidas Shamrock Fitness Fair

http://www.shamrockrunportland.com/pick/shamrock-fitness-fair/

In conjunction with the Shamrock Run is the Shamrock Fitness fair held at the Oregon Convention Center.  This free (to everyone, not just Shamrock Run participants) exhibit features fitness products, samples, games and contests as well as the Leprechaun Lane for the kids.  Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday 9am-3pm

March 14-16 – Kells St. Patrick’s Irish Festival

www.kellsirish.com/portland/festival_facts.html

Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day for three days at what is billed as the Northwest’s largest St. Patrick’s Irish Festival located in Downtown Portland at multiple locations.  Events include music, dancing, arts & crafts and of course … some fine Irish ale.  Times Vary

March 14-16 – Portland Roadster Show

www.portlandroadstershow.com

Since 1956 this show has showcased some of the hottest hot rods in what is known as the one of the premier hot rod events in the United States.  Friday 12pm-9pm, Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 10am-5pm

March 15 – The Portland Women’s Expo Foundation

http://pdxwomensexpo.org/portland-womens-expo.html

Come out to the Oregon Convention Center and enjoy exhibitors concentrating on shopping, beauty, health, nutrition, home décor, wine and much more at the Portland Women’s expo.  10am-6pm

March 16 – Shamrock Run

www.shamrockrunportland.com

Wear your green and participate in one of the west coast’s largest runs in celebration of St. Patricks’ Day in Downtown Portland with races for all types.  Races begin at 7:40am

March 22-29 – Whale Watching Week

www.oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=thingstodo.dsp_whaleWatching

Take a drive out to Depoe Bay and meet with volunteers who help you spot whales at approximately 25 different sites for Whale Watching Week.  Times and Locations Vary

March 29 – Earth Hour

www.earthhour.org

Join millions across the globe and turn off your lights for one hour in celebration of preserving our planet.  Lights go off at 8:30pm

March 29-30 – Better Living Show

http://betterlivingshow.org/event/eventhome.php

Live better and check out the Better Living Show held at the Portland Expo Center. Free.  Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-6pm