Oregon City March calendars

SPRING FORWARD: It’s time to get out of hibernation and spring forward with the city of Oregon City! We’re not just resetting our clocks this year but welcoming the public into the Pioneer Community Center to learn more about the resources that are locally available to individuals and families. A variety of vendors will share their environmental initiatives, volunteer engagement opportunities and community resource information to help you stay informed and active within your community this spring. This event — scheduled for March 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — is for all ages, with a range of youth- to senior-centered services provided. A monitored play area will even be available for your little ones. Admission is free. Visit orcity.org for more information.

THE HOBBIT: Oregon City Children’s Theatre presents “The Hobbit” Friday to Sunday, March 15-17, at Gladstone High School. Visit occtheatre.org for times and info.

WETLAND DELINEATION: The Clackamas Community College Environmental Learning Center is offering a three-day lecture and one-day field experience series on wetland delineation March 20-23. The intended audience includes environmental professionals who work with wetlands, streams and watershed management. Participants will learn about standard methodology, data sources, wetland indicators and regulations, as well as the practical components of an onsite inspection. Lecture is 9 a.m.-4p.m. March 20-22 at the ELC. Field practicum is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 23. For information and to register, visit clackamas.edu.

FARMERS MARKET: The Portland State University Market continues each Saturday through March from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Park Blocks (Southwest Park and Montgomery), contributing to the success of local food growers and producers, strengthening the food economy and serving as a community gathering place. Info: portlandfarmersmarket.org.

CHAMBER MUSIC NORTHWEST: Chien-Kim-Watkins Trio, March 9-16, The Old Church. More: cmnw.org.

RV SHOW: Thinking about buying a recreational vehicle, or just looking? Portland Metro RV Dealers’ Annual RV Show takes place at Portland Expo Center, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 7-9, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, March 10. More: portlandmetrorv.com.

‘KINKY BOOTS’: Stumptown Stages puts on the play March 8-31 at Winningstad Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway. More: stumptownstages.org.

OREGON SYMPHONY: The symphony’s season at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, stretches into the spring with “The Godfather in Concert,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14; Storm Large, Jimmie Herrod, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17. More: orsymphony.org.

PORTLAND WINTERHAWKS: The Western Hockey League team season continues into spring. More: winterhawks.com.

MUSEUM OF THE OREGON TERRITORY: Brought to you by the Clackamas County Historical Society, this museum is chock-full of exhibits on the local history of Clackamas County, from the Indigenous people who have called this land home for thousands of years to modern industrial marvels that brought power to Portland. Special exhibits include the Kaegi Pharmacy — a complete pharmacy from the late 1800s and early 1900s — and the Industrial Hall, focusing on the many industries of the Willamette Falls area. Open 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Guests who have purchased tickets may stay until 4:30 p.m. As an additional incentive, the museum features excellent views of the Willamette River and the now-defunct Blue Heron Paper Company mill. This day-trip destination is inexpensive: $8 for adults, $5 for youth, $7 for seniors and veterans are admitted free. The address is 211 Tumwater Dr., Oregon City. More: clackamashistory.org.

CLACKAMETTE PARK: Clackamette Park lies at the confluence of the Willamette and Clackamas rivers in Oregon City, with easy access from I-205 and 99E. All year, visitors come from miles around to enjoy the many amenities of the 25-acre park, which include a boat launch, walking paths, horseshoe pits, an RV park, a swing set, a skate park, and beach access. It’s the perfect place to plan your next family get-together, birthday party, company picnic or special event. The park is at 1955 Clackamette Drive, Oregon City. More: orcity.org.

END OF THE OREGON TRAIL: Open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1726 Washington St., in Oregon City, the End of the Trail Interpretive & Visitor Information Center is a window into the history of our state. For complimentary admission, check out a Cultural Pass from the Canby Library or one of the Clackamas County Library locations. The website provides more information and details regarding programs, events, and winter exhibits. When you visit, see the center’s new film, “Oregon’s First People.” More: historicoregoncity.org.

JAZZ FEST: The Portland Jazz Festival takes place in early March at some 30 metro-area venues. The jazz festival also puts on events throughout the year at Portland venues. More: pdxjazz.org.

GHIBLI FEST: Japan’s Studio Ghibli has reigned as one of the world’s preeminent animation studios, and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry brings to Portland many of its best movies in the annual Studio Ghibli Film Festival, which begins in mid-March and goes into April. More: omsi.edu.

CHINESE CULTURE: Shen Yun, the Chinese dance sensation, takes you back to the magical world of ancient China and its culture with stunning costuming, high-tech backdrops and an orchestra. It will be staged at Keller Auditorium. Show times: 7:30 p.m. March 14; 2 p.m. March 15; 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 16; and 1 p.m. March 17. More: portland5.com.

PORTLAND ROADSTER SHOW: It’s a cool, longtime Portland event, and it’ll take place from noon-9 p.m. Friday, March 15; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, March 16; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Dr. For updates: PortlandRoadsterShow.com.

SHAMROCK RUN: The popular Portland road race takes place Sunday, March 17, throughout downtown. The Shamrock Run Race Expo will also be held at the Oregon Convention Center on March 15-16. More: shamrockrunportland.com.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY: The big party day for the Irish and others is March 17, and you can count on fun gatherings and events at downtown Kells Pub and Kells Brewery in Northwest Portland (kellsportland.com) and Paddy’s Bar & Grill (paddys.com/st-patricks-day), and put on by All-Ireland Cultural Society of Oregon (oregonirishsociety.org) and McMenamins establishments. More: mcmenamins.com.

‘THE SNOWY DAY’: Portland Opera stages an opera based on the magic of Ezra Jack Keats’ beloved children’s book, March 16-24, at Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway. More: portlandopera.org.

BLACK ARTISTS OF OREGON: Through March 17, at the Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave. Black Artists of Oregon, highlighting and celebrating the work of Black artists in and outside the collection, will deepen awareness of the talented artists that have shaped and inspired artists regionally and nationally. The exhibition is the first of its kind to consider the work of Black artists collectively in Oregon, often underrepresented and unacknowledged. From the 1920s through today, the exhibition captures the African American experience, particularly in the Pacific Northwest. Days vary, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Among those included in the exhibition are Al Goldsby, Thelma Johnson Streat, Isaka Shamsud-Din, Ralph Chessé, Arvie Smith, Shedrich Williames, Harrison Branch, Robert Colescott, Adriene Cruz, Charlotte Lewis and Carrie Mae Weems. This exhibition is guest curated by artist Intisar Abioto. In Abioto’s artistic practice, she has been documenting Black figures in Portland since 2013 through interviews, photography, research and performance, filling the region’s historical gaps. More: travelportland.com.


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