What's Rockin' Portland?

Things to do in and around the Portland area.

February 28, 2019

Dreamstime

Now - March 3: Jesus Christ Superstar the Andrew Lloyd Webber epic rock musical at Brunish Theatre.

Now - March 3: PDX Jazz Festival presents 85 performances by internationally recognized jazz masters alongside local jazz musicians.  Various locations.

March 1 (4 to 10 p.m.): Black Out Beer Fest, charges $20 at the door, and includes eight tastes among dozens of dark beers (additional tastes $1) at Lompoc Sidebar and inside the Lompoc Brewery.

March 1 – 3: Girl Scout Cookies and Wine Pairing!  At Hip Chicks do Wine.

March 1 – 3: Volksfest is a celebration of handmade sausage, local and German beer, and German music in Mt. Angel Festhalle, with an artisan market, a kids’ area, and a 5K/10K Wurst Run. Kids to age 21 free with parent.

March 2: Portland Mardi Gras Ball is a Louisiana-style costume ball with beads, king cake, a full bar, and dancing to live Cajun music in the Emerald Ballroom at the Tiffany Center.

March 2: Portland Women’s Expo at Oregon Convention Center.  Featuring a fashion show, food samples, beer and wine garden, rock wall, and health & beauty products.

March 2 (12 to 3 p.m.): Chowder Challenge at the 5th Quadrant has live music, a beer garden, pub food, and a tray of 12 chowder samples to try and then vote for your favorite. Pay at the door. Children are welcome.

March 2 – 3: Monster Jam in Moda Center.  Big trucks with big wheels crushing things.

March 2 – 3: Bricks Cascade is a 4-day convention for LEGO builders. View their creations at the Oregon Convention Center.  There is an admission charge.

March 2 – 3: America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show at Portland Expo Center. 1300 vendors selling furniture, memorabilia, glassware, jewelry, paintings, and toys.

March 2: The untimed 5K Fun Run at Stormbreaker Brewing in St. Johns takes place on sidewalks and park trails, followed by free beer and live entertainment.

March 2 – 3: The Psychic Fair and Metaphysical Market at the Monarch Hotel in Clackamas. Tarot and oracle readings, palmistry, Norse runes, divination tools, crystals, ritual clothing, books, and art for sale. Free.

March 5 (6 to 9 p.m.): Portland Mardi Gras Parade on Mississippi Avenue, with costume contests before the parade plus food & drink specials at nearby venues afterward. Family friendly. Free.