15 things to do in Portland this weekend: March 6 to 8

Mar 6 2020, 6:00 am

It has been one heck of a week, so it’s time to plant your butt on a comfortable chair, exhale, and take a look at what the weekend is going to offer you.

Luckily, we’ve got the capacity, the know-how, and the PDX pride to make that task really easy for you by laying all of the best cards on the table. You just have to choose.

Here are the 15 best events happening in Portland this weekend, Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8.

Friday, March 6

Gorges Beer Co. Grand Opening

What: Collaborating with another brewery since January, Gorges Beer Co. is finally opening up their hallmark location called the Trailhead on Ankeny Street in Portland this Friday.

When: March 6, 2020
Time: 4 pm
Where: Gorges Beer Co. — 2705 SE Ankeny Street, Portland
Admission: Free

The Oh F*** Moment

What: An interactive comedy theater performance reflecting on the mistakes we humans make that add to the whole “living” experience.

When: March 6, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Reed College Performing Arts Building — 3203 SE Woodstock Boulevard, Portland
Admission: Online

St. JOHN Dinner Series

 

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What: Hosted by the Hoxton Hotel in Portland, celebrate the launch of legendary London chef Fergus Henderson’s newest cookbook The Book of St.JOHN with a five-course meal prepared by the formidable minds behind St.JOHN’s themselves.

When: March 6, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: The Hoxton Hotel — 15 NW 4th Avenue, Portland
Admission: Online

Baby Gramps

What: Known locally as the Pacific Northwest’s only palindromic pirate popeye traveling troubadour, catch Baby Gramps in Portland at Laurelthirst for one night only.

When: March 6, 2020
Time: 9 pm
Where: Laurelthirst Public House — 2958 NE Glisan Street Portland
Admission: Online

Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR.

What: If you’re a fan of theater, or Disney’s The Little Mermaid, then you’re not going to want to miss this youthful cast perform the stage show live at the Imago Theater this weekend.

When: March 6, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Imago Theater — 17 SE 8th Avenue, Portland
Admission: Online

Saturday, March 7

Respect! Dance Party

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What: You know how to spell it, now gather up with your fellow soul and R&B fans to celebrate the careers and music of legendary Soul singers.

When: March 7, 2020
Time: 9 pm
Where: World Famous Kenton Club — 2025 N Kilpatrick Street, Portland
Admission: Entrance Fee

Storytellers Plumb Their North Star

What: Gather at the Clinton Street Theater as the Portland Storytellers Guild share stories and dwell on the phenomenon known as “following your North Star.”

When: March 7, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Clinton Street Theater — 2522 SE Clinton Street, Portland
Admission: Online

Pairings’ 7-Year Anniversary Party

What: Portland’s own Pairings is celebrating its seven-year anniversary with a party. Join fellow wine-lovers for seven wines, and seven pairings, in an evening of sips and grub all followed by a dance party.

When: March 7, 2020
Time: 3 pm
Where: Pairings — 455 NE 24th Avenue, Portland
Admission: Online

The Original Dark Brews Festival

What: Speaking of a night filled with delicious drinks, you can take part in the celebration of Dark Brews as John’s Marketplace says farewell to winter during the last day of the season.

When: March 7, 2020
Time: 11 am to 8 pm
Where: John’s Marketplace — 3560 SE Powell Boulevard, Portland
Admission: Online

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Sacramento Kings

What: With the return of Damion Lillard, the Trail Blazers are heading into the weekend on a high. Two wins against tough teams saw the week come to a close, and the team’s playoff hopes are still mathematically alive.

When: March 7, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Moda Center — 1 N Center Court Street, Portland
Admission: Online

Sunday, March 8

PSU Laptop Ensemble

What: Join Portland State University’s Laptop Ensemble as they invade KEX Portland on Sunday to perform a fresh and vibrant composition with special guests from the School of Film Experimental Production vocalists.

When: March 8, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: KEX Portland — 100 NE Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Portland
Admission: Online

Hey Babe – Art Show

What: Head on over to the Deepend Theater for a special night of comedy in this new performance featuring some of Portland’s most unique talents.

When: March 8, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Deepend Theater — 211 SE 11th Avenue, Portland
Admission: Online

Michael Christie

What: Celebrate author Michael Christie’s latest novel Greenwood at Powell’s City of Books on Sunday. Partake in a signing event, hear the author speak on the novel, and meet some fellow fiction lovers.

When: March 8, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Powell’s City of Books — 1005 W Burnside Street, Portland
Admission: Free

Portland Timbers vs. Nashville SC

What: After starting their 2020 MLS season off with back-to-back losses against Minnesota and New England respectively, the Portland Timbers look to shirk their losing ways this Sunday against Nashville.

When: March 8, 2020
Time: 4 pm
Where: Providence Park — 1844 SW Morrison Street, Portland
Admission: Online

Rose City Junior Roller Derby All-Stars vs. Mob City All-Stars

 

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What: Catch a doubleheader as two age brackets compete in this weekend’s Roller Derby featuring the Rose City Juniors and the Mob City Roller team.

When: March 8, 2020
Time: 12 pm
Where: Hangar and Oaks Park — SE Oaks Park Way, Portland
Admission: Online