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We’re sharing exciting news with our PDXtoday family. We’ve launched a new shoutout section in our newsletter just for you.

We’re offering our most passionate and loyal readers (yep, that’s you) the opportunity to support local journalism through our PDXtoday membership program, where you’ll gain exclusive access to have your voice included in the newsletter.

Your voice is valuable, and so are the special moments in your life. Shoutouts allow us to celebrate job promotions, anniversaries, and exciting experiences right here in Portland. All you have to do is submit your shoutout, and we will take it from there. Already a member? Go ahead and send an email to secure your shoutout now.

Other membership perks include exclusive birthday deals, shoutouts + discounts in our online shop (Six & Main).

In addition to offering membership benefits, we genuinely just love giving you the scoop on the newest restaurants, the coolest events, detailing the city’s history, digging into the latest real estate deals, and keeping you up-to-date on developments around town.

Your membership fee of only $50 will go towards keeping our newsletter hyper-local and supporting our local editors. We’re also donating 10% of memberships annually to a local philanthropic cause.

We can’t thank you enough for your continued readership and support. Ready to take your love for PDXtoday to the next level? There’s a shoutout with your name on it waiting for you…
Lydia, I can’t imagine doing this thing called life without you. You’re a dream come true. Will you marry me?
-Edward B.

Want to make a shoutout?
Friday, March 17
  • Sham’rock’ St. Patrick’s Weekend | Friday, Mar. 17-Saturday, Mar. 18 | 12 p.m.-12 a.m. | Punch Bowl Social, 340 SW Morrison St., Ste. 4305, Portland | Free | A pot o’ gold awaits you (or a least $7 beer and shot deals).
  • NW Dance Project’s “Common Ground” | Friday, Mar. 17-Saturday, Mar. 18 | 7:30-9 p.m. | The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 SW Crescent St., Beaverton | $48-$62 | Three international female choreographers bring their works to the stage.
  • The Shivas | Friday, Mar. 17 | 9 p.m. | Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St., Portland | $15 | Embark on a sonic journey filled with transcendent songs by this Portland band.
  • Funny How? | Friday, Mar. 17| 10-11:30 p.m. | Funhouse Lounge, 2432 SE 11th Ave., Portland | $5 | Mirth. Glee. Hilarity. These are just a few things to expect at this showcase of local stand-up talent.
Saturday, March 18
  • Governors Park Volunteer Planting Event | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Governors Park, Southwest Davenport Street, Portland | Free | Earn your stripes with the No Ivy League by removing the invasive plant so native ones can thrive.
  • Rose Care - In the Garden Series | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | WCMGA Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate, 8005 SW Grabhorn Rd., Beaverton | Free | Learn how to best care for your rose bushes from a master gardener and 30-year member of the Portland Rose Society.
Sunday, March 19
  • Holi Hai - Festival of Colors Bollywood Party | Sunday, Mar. 19 | 3-7 p.m. | OPALINE, 105 NW Third Ave., Portland | $22-$40 | Wear white clothes going in; emerge as a vibrantly colorful canvas.
  • Portland Trail Blazers vs. LA Clippers | Sunday, Mar. 19 | 6 p.m. | Moda Center, 1 N. Center Court St., Portland | $18+ | There’s no safe harbor when Dame and Ant are raining down threes; let’s sink the visitor’s ship.
We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.

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News Notes

  • 62º | Sunshine sunshine, it’s fine | 3% chance of rain
Sunrise + Sunset
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Today Is
  • St. Patrick’s Day. The holiday started as a religious observance in Ireland to honor a patron saint. However, when Irish immigrants brought the tradition to the US, it evolved into a secular celebration of Irish heritage, culture, and cuisine. Find all sorts of revelry at these pubs. (Portland Monthly)
  • Over the next five years, the Portland Clean Energy Benefits Fund expects to spend $750 million as it implements its climate investment plan. More than half of that figure will go toward renewable energy and energy efficiency grants. (Portland Business Journal)
Plan Ahead
  • Two words: Tamale Festival. On Wednesday, March 22, the corn husk-wrapped event will return to Portland Mercado for five days of Latin American cuisine. Vendors will create limited-edition menus, which customers can enjoy 11 a.m.-8 p.m. — or until sold out.
  • Get ready to laugh, hard. Tickets for comedian Ali Wong’s stop in Portland this summer go on sale today at 10 a.m. She’ll be playing Keller Auditorium on Tuesday, July 18 at 7 p.m.
  • Birders of a feather flock together at Portland Audubon’s Birdathon 2023. Registration for the fundraising event is now open; on teams or solo, participants will get outdoors Saturday, April 29-Sunday, June 4 to document avian wildlife, earn prizes, and support local wildlife and habitats. This year’s goal is $175,000.
  • My-O-My. In the two months it’s been open, the aptly-named cocktail lounge has been an oasis of sorts for an area lacking many food and drink options. On the edge of the Sumner neighborhood, guests can sip mai tais and munch on Monster Smash’s burgers among the mid-century aesthetic. (Eater Portland)
  • Fresh off winning an Oscar for “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,” animator Mark Gustafson and Portland-based production company ShadowMachine are planning an animated mystery series called “Milepost 88.” The project will tell a “sort of Coen Brothers-esque” story of two brothers who run a gas station in the Nevada desert. (Portland Monthly + The Oregonian/Oregon Live)
  • HILOS, a footwear startup based in Portland’s Old Town, recently secured $3 million in funding and the support of industry veterans, including two retired Nike executives. The company 3D prints shoes made with 80% recycled material that are, in turn, 100% recyclable. Talk about stepping into the future. (Portland Inno)
  • We’re looking to you to help determine Portland’s best brewery. Remember to cast your vote in our survey before Sunday, March 19 and tune in for the next round in our Tuesday, March 21 newsletter.
  • A cash back card so good, even the experts had to have it. (Hint: Features include up to 5% cash back, a big sign-up bonus, and no annual fee.) See what it is. *
  • $241. That’s the real price of a roundtrip ticket from Boston to Barcelona sold this year via Going — a travel membership that alerts you when flight prices drop. Sign up for a free membership or try an Elite membership for free if you’re interested in business and first class tickets, too.
🏑 Hurling for the craic
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The ball is called a sliotar, pronounced “slit-er.” | Photo by Adrian via Pexels
There are many ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but have you heard about hurling? No, not that kind of hurling. We’re talking about the Irish sport.

What is hurling?

This ancient Gaelic game is the national sport of Ireland and looks a bit like field hockey played with a baseball.

Players use a wooden stick to pass and score points by shooting through the opponent’s goalpost. Players use the stick (called a hurl or hurley) to hit and balance the ball (called a sliotar).

Want to learn all the official rules? Check out the US Gaelic Athletic Association (USGAA).

Get involved

Whether you want to hurl yourself onto the field or be a spectator, Columbia Red Branch have you covered. Scope out the competition, as well as other Gaelic sports, with the USGAA’s interactive map.

A few weeks ago, we asked “if you could instantly finish a major local project, which would you choose and why?”
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We asked, you responded.


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We’ve divided the selected responses among their corresponding project. Pat yourself on the hard hat, you made some great points.

“This was a tough choice between behavioral health and the aquatic center. We need to take care of our children. Children who don’t have mental health help become adults with mental health problems. Prevention!!” - Terry C.
The Wrap
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From the Editor
I have a confession to make — I’m a bit of a cribbage head. The classic two-hand card game, played by scoring pairs, runs, flushes, and combinations of 15, is a great way to pass the time on rainy days, while you’re waiting for your food, or even on a plane.

This month, The BeerMongers in Southeast Portland is hosting cribbage nights featuring select breweries. On Tuesday, March 21 at 6 p.m., you can join the tournament, win prizes, and drink beer from ColdFire Brewing.
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