Portion of proceeds benefit 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 17-18, 2018. Celebrate Irish culture at Paddy’s 2-day tented street festival with 7 live bands, traditional bagpipers, Irish dancers and a great community presence. Two lucky leprechauns will win a 3-day trip for two to Ireland complete with airfare, lodging and tour of Guinness brewery with a raffle benefitting the festival’s official charity partner, the Children’s Cancer Association.
Enjoy your favorites from the pub, featuring Guinness and Kilbeggan drink specials, Paddy’s signature Irish coffee, or choose a premium whiskey for house cocktails from their legendary wall with more than 600 spirits. Paddy’s anticipates serving over 1000 lbs 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 Festival is a tented street party located adjacent to our pub, on SW Yamhill, conveniently close to the SW 1st and Yamhill Max Station. The event is family friendly until 6:00pm. Kids 12 and under are free!
The festivities begin Friday evening with live music, bagpipes and a Guinness Pint glass engraving in the pub at 8pm.
Paddy’s opens at 10am Saturday, with festivities kicking off at 11am in the event tent, and a $15 cover starting after 2pm. Entertainment on Saturday, March 17th, includes traditional Irish music all day by the Boys of Malin, The Galway Ramblers, The Donegal Tinkers, and the Darby O’Gill Duo. Additionally, guests can enjoy bagpiping by the Metropolitan Pipe Band and Irish dance by Murray School of Irish Dance and An Daire Irish Dancers.
Paddy’s is open early at 8am on Sunday, March 18th, with no cover, serving an Irish breakfast to participants of the Shamrock Run, with entertainment by the Murray Dancers and live music.
2018 marks Paddy’s 9th year partnering with The Children’s Cancer Association (CCA), one of the largest children’s healthcare organizations in the Pacific Northwest. Funds raised from this annual event support the CCA’s JoyRx program, which provides support to seriously ill children and their families. Since partnering with the CCA, Paddy’s Annual St. Patrick’s Festival has raised more than $75,000 in donations to the CCA, and hopes to break $100,000 mark for total donations to the CCA this year!
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 one way we celebrate this commitment. 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.
About the Children’s Cancer Association
The Children’s Cancer Association (CCA) is the only organization working to position JOY as best practice in pediatric hospitals across the nation by delivering innovative programs that transform a moment with music, nature, friendship, and resources. CCA has grown to be one of the largest children’s healthcare organizations in the Pacific Northwest, with bedside programming in children’s hospitals and medical facilities in Oregon and Washington.