Portion of proceeds donated directly to Children’s Cancer Association
Paddy’s Bar & Grill, Portland’s oldest Irish pub, is proud to host their annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival Fundraiser, on March 17-19, 2017. Celebrate Irish culture at Paddy’s 3-day tented street festival with live Irish music, bagpipers, and Irish dancers, and traditional Irish food and drink!
Enjoy your favorites from the pub, featuring Guinness and Kilbeggan drink specials, and sip on house cocktails, Paddy’s signature Irish coffee, or choose a premium whiskey from the legendary whiskey wall. Paddy’s anticipates serving over 1000lbs of corned beef and cabbage in addition to other Irish classics like Guinness lamb stew, shepherd’s pie, and fish and chips. More than 100 kegs of Guinness and over 50 gallons of Irish coffee will be served throughout the weekend!
Paddy’s St. Patrick’s Day tented street party is located adjacent to the pub, on SW Yamhill, conveniently close to the SW 1st and Yamhill Max Station. The event is family friendly until 9:30pm. Kids 12 and under are free!
Entertainment on Friday, March 17th, includes live music by headlined by The Dicey Reily’s Band (Celtic punk rock), and traditional Irish music by The Galway Ramblers Band, Rakish Paddy Band, and Darby O’Gill Duo, with dance by the AnDaire Irish Dancers and Murray Dancers. Festivities kick off at 10am, Friday, in the pub, and 11am in the event tent, with a $10 cover starting after 2pm.
Saturday’s lineup features performances by The Comerford School of Irish Dance, The Galway Ramblers, bagpipers, and live DJ sets presented by No Vacancy. DJ performances Saturday evening include Benny and Brass (DJ BennyRox accompanied by a brass horn section), Aurelius (classically trained pianist turned DJ), and Danny Merkury (Blazer’s resident DJ.) The pub opens at 11am on Saturday, with the event tent open at 5pm with a $10 cover.
Paddy’s is open early at 8am on Sunday, March 19th, with no cover, serving an Irish breakfast to participants of the Shamrock run, with entertainment by the Boys of Malin and AnDaire Irish Dancers.
2017 marks Paddy’s 8th year partnering with The Children’s Cancer Association. A portion of net proceeds for the St Patrick’s event will be donated directly to the Children’s Cancer Association.
Paddy’s co-owner, Josh Johnston encourages Portlanders to visit the St. Patrick’s Day Festival. “The whole purpose of Paddy’s is to connect people. St Patrick’s Day is our way to do this. We get to thank our community, raise money for a great cause, and have way too much fun in the process.”
About Paddy’s Bar & Grill
Paddy’s is the oldest Irish Pub in downtown Portland. Serving traditional Irish fare for over 35 years in the historic Powers Building (est. 1878), Paddy’s has always been a popular meeting point for the business professionals and Portland locals alike. With an inventory of over 600 spirits on an antique bar that rivals any Victorian Free House, Paddy’s offers adventurous choices for your favorite libation, whether it be luxurious cocktails, beer, whiskey or wine. To learn more, visit www.paddys.com or call us at 503-224-5626