10 ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s day in Oregon City

St. Patricks Day in Oregon City

7 ways to Celebrate St. Patricks Day in Oregon City

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Wondering how to celebrate St. Patricks Day in Oregon City? You’ve come to the right place! 

When St. Patrick was alive, he brought hope to the country by establishing churches across Ireland. The day of his death, March 17, 461 CE, has since been a day for the Irish to celebrate St. Patrick. Over the centuries the celebration has spread to become a worldwide event.  This brings me to our #1 (and easiest) way to let everyone know you’re down to celebrate the day: WEAR GREEN!  St. Patrick’s followers thought wearing green made you invisible to leprechauns who would pinch anyone they could see not wearing green. People began pinching those who didn’t wear green as a reminder that leprechauns would sneak up and pinch green-abstainers.

#2 - Visit Highland Stillhouse for a Celtic whiskey tasting

201 S 2nd St, Oregon City OR 97045

Fri/Sat/Sun March 13th-15th 2020  — Celtic Fest whiskey tasting. Several whiskeys paired with appetizers. Call (503) 723-6789 in advance to reserve a spot. $20 reservations (no refunds) and $25 at the door ($45 total). Ardbeg sub-committee members only pay $15 at the door ($35 total)!
Tuesday March 17th—Live Music: Crimson and Clover, Tiffany Carlson, and Beltaine. Enjoy bagpipes performing periodically throughout the evening.

High five them for: having the largest selection of whiskey around.

#3 - Visit McMenamins for a St. Patrick's party

102 9th St, Oregon City, OR 97045

Saturday March 17th
They are marking their favorite holiday with seasonal McMenamins Irish Stout, Irish Coffee, Irish Reuben & MacSleyne Irish Stew. Bring your McMenamins Passport to get the green just-for-fun stamp for stopping by! 

High five them for: hosting an all ages event. Kids welcome.

#4 - Visit Oregon City Brewing Pints for Charity Night

1401 Washington St., Oregon City, OR 97045

Tuesday March 17th
5pm – 10pm— Join us on St Patrick’s day for a tasty fundraiser! 

High five them for: One dollar of every pint sale goes to Mary Rose Foundation. The Mary Rose Foundation is a non profit organization that works with eating disorder treatment centers to help fund care for those in need.

#5 - Pop in for Beer Specials

The Hive Taphouse & Coin Toss Brewing

The Hive Taphouse 13851 Beavercreek Rd. C104 Oregon City OR 97045 — The HiVe Taphouse is the steampunk home of Shattered Oak Brewing offering up beer, ciders & more. Enjoy their in-house food cart, The Perky Pantry, offering a farm to plate, local, seasonal & rotating menu.

Coin Toss Brewing 14214 Fir St., Suite H, Oregon City, OR 97045 — 3-8pm

#6 - Taste your way around Ireland

Buy some Irish Beer to share with your favorite people.

The Verdict Bar & Grill has Irish food and drink specials! —> 110 8th St., Oregon City OR 97045

OR here is a list of other Irish beers you can hunt down:

Murphy’s Irish Stout – Lighter and sweet in flavor compared to other stouts.

O’Hara’s Irish Wheat – Using fruits such as bananas, peaches and plums, this golden wheat ale is smooth and thirst-quenching – clearly not the common Irish stout. A good option for those who prefer a lighter beer.

Smithwick’s Irish Ale – You’ll find sweet aromatic fruits and deep malt, coffee and roasted barley notes in this beauty.

Porterhouse Brewing Co. Oyster Stout – This is a Dublin favorite – dark and aromatic beer with interesting blends of flavorful grains, hops and yes, fresh oysters.

 O’Hara’s Celtic Stout – Full-bodied, smooth and dry with hints of smooth coffee and tasty notes of licorice.

Beamish Irish Stout – This is a traditional stout from Ireland.

Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale – Enjoying the distinct smooth and creamy finish gives it its own unique and delicious experience.

Harp Lager – Light and refreshing, this highly-favored European-style lager is unlike the rest boasting a smooth and sharp finish.

Murphy’s Irish Red – With flavorful notes of fruit and caramel, this red beer dates back to 1856. It is crisp and dry.

Guinness Draught, Extra Stout, and Foreign Extra Stout – Did you know there are THREE VARIETIES? This beer needs no introduction.

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#7 - Channel your inner Irish God or Goddess

Cook an Irish inspired meal to share with your favorite people.

If you would rather stay home and cook because it’s what you love to do most, consider something off this list for your menu – links to the actual recipes are fully functional! 

Irish Spiced Beef – start this A WEEK ahead since you have to do a spice rub that far in advance.

Colcannon Potatoes – Every Irish family has its own calcannon recipe, since it’s a classic dish.

Irish Soda Bread

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Hearty Beef & Sweet Potato Stew

Steamed Cranberry Molasses Pudding

Asparagus Swiss Quiche

Saucy Beef and Cabbage

Irish Flag Salad

Rutabaga Pie

Apple Walnut Slaw

Lamb Stew

Chocolate Guinness Cake

Shop at our local Farmers Market for your produce. Got no time? Look up the recipe, jump online and place your order at Fred Meyer Click List, pick it up without a hassle and enjoy St. Patricks Day in Oregon City.

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