St. Patrick’s Day

The Quiet Man at the Kiggins Theatre

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the Kiggins Theater and Vancouver’s Downtown Association present the annual showing of The Quiet Man, the classic John Wayne-Maureen O’Hara film set in the rolling green hills of Ireland. Irish director John Ford fashions a charming valentine to the “auld sod” in this beloved and beautiful movie (filmed in glorious Technicolor, of course). Here’s a refresher on the story:

Irish-American boxer Sean Thornton (John Wayne), recovering from the trauma of having accidentally killed a man in the ring, arrives in the Irish village where he was born. Hoping to bury his past and settle down to a life of tranquility, he has purchased the home of his birth from wealthy local widow, a transaction that has incurred the wrath of pugnacious squire Will Danaher (Victor McLaglen), who coveted the property for himself. As time goes by, Thornton falls in love with Danaher’s beautiful, high-spirited sister Mary Kate (Maureen O’Hara), a traditional Irish girl with her own idea of how she should be courted and a brother who refuses to offer up the mandated dowry.

All tickets are $10, available at the door or online by clicking here. The movie starts at 7:30 p.m., but come early at 7 p.m. and see a live performance by the Fort Vancouver Pipe Band. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. After the movie, you can nip over to Shanahan’s Pub & Grill for their annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.

St. Patrick’s Day in the Couve

Are you ready to lift a pint or two in memory of ol’ St. Pat? Well, there’s a cartload of local places where you can get your Irish on, eat some Irish-inspired food, and—most importantly—drink beer. Here’s a brief (but by no means exhaustive) list of what’s happening in your neck o’ the woods:

Brickhouse Bar & Grill,  109 W. 15th St.: a full-on, Old School St. Patrick’s Day celebration with bagpiping by the Vancouver Firefighters Pipes & Drums, Irish dancing with the Yeats Academy Molly Mallone Dancers, a performance by Northwest Stomp, live music with Tony Smiley at 10 p.m., corned beef and cabbage, Guinness and other Irish stouts, Irish red beer, and Irish whiskey from open on March 17 until 2 a.m. on March 18.

Shanahan’s Irish Pub and Grill, 209 W. McLoughlin Blvd.: party starting at 10 a.m. March 17, and lasting until the wee hours of March 18, featuring lots of Guinnes Irish stout and corned beef and cabbage.

Doomsday Brewing Safe House, 1919 Main St. in downtown Vancouver: party from 4 to 11 p.m. with a limited five-gallon batch of Irish stout. Each pint of the special release will get you a raffle tickets to win Doomsday gift cards. Live music by A Foot Ahead from 8 to 10 p.m., and $4 pints of Killbox Keylime Kolsch. Wear leprechaun gear and get $1 off pints.

Loowit Brewing, 507 Columbia St.: Irish-style beers are $3.75 per pint. Three Irish-style beers will be on tap, including MacManus Irish Stout on nitro, Durry Quill Irish Cream Ale on nitro, and Two-Sixteen Irish Red. You can also snap a pic at Loowit’s St. Paddy’s Selfie Station (see the adorable example above).

The Grocery Social & Cocktail, 115 W. 7th St.: open 2 p.m. to 2 a.m with $10 Grasshoppers (green Chartreuse, creme de menthe, creme de cacao, and vanilla ice cream), $10 Redeye Whiskey (Double V Distillery’s Irish-style whiskey), and corned beef and cabbage.

Low Bar, 1013 Main St.: a Low Bar-style St. Paddy’s Day celebration with Irish whiskey flights, Irish beers, and Irish stews, from open until close. “No dyed green stuff,” (according to Low Bar’s Facebook page), just “stuff for the adults.”

Paddy Hough Parade

Vancouver is nothing if not big on tradition…and everyone loves a parade, so put those two things together and you’ve got the 23rd Annual Paddy Hough Parade, right down Main Street from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, March 17. The best parade-viewing is on Main between 25th St. and McLoughlin, and you ought to arrive early because this parade gets more popular every year.

This green-tastic parade celebrates the birthday of Hough Elementary School‘s namesake and popular historical figure Patrick Hough, who was born on St. Patrick’s Day in 1846. Hough (affectionately known as Paddy) was an Irish-born educator who taught in Vancouver from 1899 to 1925. Hough School was named in his honor 17 years after he died, and the neighborhood sprouted up around the school became the Hough Neighborhood. And that’s your North Bank history lesson for the day!

The parade is sponsored by the Hough Foundation, a nonprofit community organization that works with philanthropic, business, civic, scholastic, and faith partners to provide local students opportunities for academic, physical, and social growth. For more information, visit www.houghfoundation.org. The parade is free and everyone is welcome, rain or shine.

The Quiet Man at the Kiggins

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the Kiggins Theater and Vancouver’s Downtown Association present the annual showing of The Quiet Man, the classic John Wayne-Maureen O’Hara film set in the rolling green hills of Ireland. Irish director John Ford fashions a charming valentine to the “auld sod” in this beloved and beautiful movie (filmed in glorious Technicolor, of course). Here’s a refresher on the story:

Irish-American boxer Sean Thornton (John Wayne), recovering from the trauma of having accidentally killed a man in the ring, arrives in the Irish village where he was born. Hoping to bury his past and settle down to a life of tranquility, he has purchased the home of his birth from wealthy local widow, a transaction that has incurred the wrath of pugnacious squire Will Danaher (Victor McLaglen), who coveted the property for himself. As time goes by, Thornton falls in love with Danaher’s beautiful, high-spirited sister Mary Kate (Maureen O’Hara), a traditional Irish girl with her own idea of how she should be courted and a brother who refuses to offer up the mandated dowry.

All tickets are $10, available at the door or online by clicking here. The movie starts at 7:30 p.m., but come early at 7 p.m. and see a live performance by the Fort Vancouver Pipe Band. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. After the movie, you can nip over to Shanahan’s Pub & Grill for their annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.

Paddy Hough Parade

Vancouver is nothing if not big on tradition…and everyone loves a parade, so put those two things together and you’ve got the 23rd Annual Paddy Hough Parade, right down Main Street from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, March 17. The best parade-viewing is on Main between 25th St. and McLoughlin, and you ought to arrive early because this parade gets more popular every year.

This green-tastic parade celebrates the birthday of Hough Elementary School‘s namesake and popular historical figure Patrick Hough, who was born on St. Patrick’s Day in 1846. Hough (affectionately known as Paddy) was an Irish-born educator who taught in Vancouver from 1899 to 1925. Hough School was named in his honor 17 years after he died, and the neighborhood sprouted up around the school became the Hough Neighborhood. And that’s your North Bank history lesson for the day!

The parade is sponsored by the Hough Foundation, a nonprofit community organization that works with philanthropic, business, civic, scholastic, and faith partners to provide local students opportunities for academic, physical, and social growth. For more information, visit www.houghfoundation.org. The parade is free and everyone is welcome, rain or shine.

A Lucky Month at Latte Da

It’s a lucky month to visit Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar, where there’s always something happening and always something delicious to eat or drink. There’s a rollicking St. Patrick’s Day celebration planned, as well as live music, poetry and storytelling, puppies, game night, trivia night, wine, art, and of course COFFEE! To make it easier for you to plan, North Bank Now has laid out, in one handy-dandy list, everything that’s going on this month at Latte Da (which, we shamelessly confess, is one of our most favorite places in the Couve). Latte Da has also got a full menu featuring some of the Couve’s best sandwiches—and some of its yummiest small plates and appetizers, perfect with a glass of craft beer, cider, or fine wine. Latte Da, open most days from 6:30 to 8 p.m., is located in a cozy old home at 205 E. 39th St. in Vancouver and is an all-day destination for coffee, wine, light meals and live music. Street parking is available. For more details about these and other events, visit lattedacoffeehouse.com.

  • Monday, March 6, Musicians’ Open Mic Night: come to perform…or to listen. All ages are welcome. Sign-ups start at 6 p.m. and music starts around 6:30 p.m. Full food and drink menu will be available.
  • Tuesday, March 7, Meet the Artist: each month, Latte Da features the work of a different local artist on its walls, which is not only fun to look at but also available for sale. February’s featured artists is Gina Kendall, and you can meet her starting at 5 p.m.—just in time for wine and beer, plus Latte Da’s selection of appetizers and small plates.
  • Friday, March. 10, Spoken Word Writers’ Open Mic Night: enjoy a night of spoken-aloud poetry and short stories on February’s theme of “Love, Lust, and Obsession.” Sign-ups start at 5:30 p.m .and readings start at 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 11, Pups & People Dog Meet-up: meet your two and four-legged neighbors at Latte Da’s furry, friendly get-together. Enjoy hot, homemade biscuits and gravy, or anything else from Latte Da’s morning menu. All ages are welcome and guests can buy a bandanas to benefit Must Love Dogs NW, a local dog rescue organization.
  • Tuesday, March 14, Game Night: enjoy a night of family-friendly fun, sandwiches, snacks, small plates, coffee, beer and wine. February’s games are backgammon and checkers. Games last from 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, March 17, Latte Da’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party! Get your Irish pride on with Latte Da and come on down wearing green and listen to some music by local Celtic band On a Lark and the Fort Vancouver Pipe Band! Raffle prizes, Reuben sandwich special and Guinness! 600-1000pm, all ages are welcome. Food and drink menu available.
  • Monday, March 20, Trivia Night: come on down and show off your brain power from 6 to 8 p.m. while enjoying drinks and appetizers. There’s a 2$ suggested donation benefiting Must Love Dogs NW.
  • Thursday, March 23, Wine Tasting: come taste “earth-friendly,” sustainably produced wines in Latta Da’s beautiful Tasting Room from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Four tastes are $12. Small appetizers will be provided. Bottles and glasses of the wines being poured will be available for purchase. Bring a date!
  • Wednesday, March 29, Sip & Paint: get step-by-step instruction to complete your own masterpiece, along with a glass of wine. Reserve your spot ahead of time in person at Latte Da or by calling 360-448-7651. Class runs from 5:45 to 8 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day at Old Liberty Theater: Irish Song & Dance

Ridgefield is hosting its own St. Patrick’s Day celebration at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, at the Old Liberty Theater. This performance will feature music and dance with internationally acclaimed Irish musicians Collen Raney, Hanz Araki and Ryan Davidson, along with dancers from the Tara Academy of Irish Dance.

Advance tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for youth. Adult tickets are $15 at the door or $10 for kids. To purchase tickets now, call 360 887-7260. The Old Liberty Theater is located at 113 N. Main Ave. in downtown Ridgefield.

Family St. Patrick’s Day Party at Latte Da

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Latte Da Coffe House and Wine Bar on Saturday, March 14, from 7 to 10 p.m. This family-friendly event will have live music with Irish folk band On a Lark. Wear green to win prizes and enjoy pints of Guinness and Reuben sandwiches (mmmm, corned beef and rye!). The celebration is absolutely free and everyone is welcome.

Latte Da is located in the Lincoln neighborhood of Vancouver at 205 E. 39th Street, a few blocks east of Main. For more details, call 360-448-7651, visit the Latte Da website at lattedacoffeehouse.com, or “like” this popular neighborhood coffee house on its Facebook page.

Erin Go Bragh at Latte Da

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Latte Da Coffe House and Wine Bar on Saturday, March 14, from 7 to 10 p.m. This family-friendly event will have live music with Irish folk band On a Lark. Wear green to win prizes and enjoy pints of Guinness and Reuben sandwiches (mmmm, corned beef and rye!). The celebration is absolutely free and everyone is welcome.

Latte Da is located in the Lincoln neighborhood of Vancouver at 205 E. 39th Street, a few blocks east of Main. For more details, call 360-448-7651, visit the Latte Da website at lattedacoffeehouse.com, or “like” this popular neighborhood coffee house on its Facebook page.

St. Patrick’s Day at Old Liberty

Ridgefield is hosting its own St. Patrick’s Day celebration at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, at the Old Liberty Theater. This performance will feature music and dance with internationally acclaimed Irish musicians Collen Raney, Hanz Araki and Ryan Davidson, along with dancers from the Tara Academy of Irish Dance.

Advance tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for youth. Adult tickets are $15 at the door or $10 for kids. To purchase tickets now, call 360 887-7260. The Old Liberty Theater is located at 113 N. Main Ave. in downtown Ridgefield.

St. Paddy’s for Kids

"St. Paddy's for Kids" is the Parks Foundation's way of giving back to the community with a special St. Patrick's Day celebration just for kids! The celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the next day at Shorty's. It's a totally free, kid-centric St. Patrick's Day party with stories, arts & crafts, hands-on nature activities, and more. And did we mention that it's FREE?
 
If you're looking for something to do the Friday night before…

Vancouver's biggest St. Patrick's Day celebration is also a giant fundraiser for the Parks Foundation, a nonprofit organization with a mission raise funds to support Clark County's parks, trails, and recreational programs. "St. Paddy's for Parks" is a 21-and-over event featuring Irish food and ale, live music by 5 Guys Named Moe, and performances by the Vancouver Firefighters Pipes and Drums and Molly Malone Dancers—all in a toasty warm, heated indoor space. Tables seating six to eight people can also be reserved for $100. Purchase tickets online through Ticket Tomato. (Early registration is recommended, because this popular event often sells out!) Click here to see a flier—or call the Parks Foundation at 360-487-8370 if you'd like to become a sponsor.

 

St. Paddy’s for Parks

Vancouver's biggest St. Patrick's Day celebration is also a giant fundraiser for the Parks Foundation, a nonprofit organization with a mission raise funds to support Clark County's parks, trails, and recreational programs. "St. Paddy's for Parks" is a 21-and-over event featuring Irish food and ale, live music by 5 Guys Named Moe, and performances by the Vancouver Firefighters Pipes and Drums and Molly Malone Dancers—all in a toasty warm, heated indoor space. Tables seating six to eight people can also be reserved for $100. Purchase tickets online through Ticket Tomato. (Early registration is recommended, because this popular event often sells out!) Click here to see a flier—or call the Parks Foundation at 360-487-8370 if you'd like to become a sponsor.
 
ST. PADDY'S FOR KIDS
Just because the grown-ups get to have all the fun on Friday night doesn't mean we forgot about the kids! "St. Paddy's for Kids" will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the next day at Shorty's. It's a totally free, kid-centric St. Patrick's Day party with stories, arts & crafts, hands-on nature activities, and more.

St. Patrick’s Day at Brickhouse

St. Patrick's Day isn't entirely about beer. Ok, maybe it's 70% about beer. But the other 30% is really fun, too, and it's happening this weekend at downtown Vancouver's Brickhouse Bar & Grill. There will be Irish music, dancing, pipes and drums…AND beer, from any of 20 rotating taps. If you're hungry—and we know you will be—Brickhouse offers an incredibly large menu of appetizers, sandwiches, soups, salads, wraps, burgers, flatbread pizza, and other entrées. Plus, you don't necessarily need to leave the kids at home; Brickhouse is family-friendly, welcoming all ages until 9 p.m. every day.

Happy hour—3 p.m. to 7 p.m. every day, and all day Friday—features drink specials and 15 small plates under $4. While you're there (and perhaps before you've had your second Happy Hour pint) you'll want to appreciate Brickhouse's local Artist of the Month, whose work will be displayed throughout the establishment.

But back to the entertainment: St. Patrick's Day revelers can stop by on Friday, Saturday, and Monday to hear the Vancouver Fire and Police Department Pipes and Drums, live music from bands "Student Loan" and "Pass the Whiskey," as well as Irish dancing from the Yeats Academy Molly Malone Dancers. For the complete schedule, visit Brickhouse's Facebook page.
 

St. Paddy’s for Kids

What's dressed in green, adorable, and really, really happy? Your child at the St. Paddy's for Kids event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, at Shorty's Garden & Home, 1006 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd. in Vancouver. This free family event is hosted by the Parks Foundation of Clark County, and sponsored by local businesses, including Columbia Credit Union, New Seasons Market, Waste Connections, and First Pacific Associates.
 
You and your little ones will enjoy kid-friendly, hands-on activities, dancing, arts and crafts, and nature-themes games and stories. Some activities will be held outdoors, but there will also be a warm, undercover area in case it rains (always a possibility). Many local nonprofit organizations will have representatives stationed at booths on Shorty's grounds; visit them all, fill out a "passport," and wine a prize. Sponsorships are still available; click here to learn more. For more information about the event, visit www.parksfoundation.us.

Go Green for St. Paddy…and Parks!

It's not too soon to start thinking green! Vancouver's biggest St. Patrick's Day celebration is also a giant fundraiser for the Parks Foundation, a nonprofit organization with a mission raise funds to support Clark County's parks, trails, and recreational programs. "St. Paddy's for Parks" will be held on Friday, March 14, at an appropriately green-thinking location, Shorty's Garden & Home, 10006 SE Mill Plain Blvd. in Vancouver, just a couple blocks west of the 205.
 
This 21-and-over event features Irish food and ale, live music by 5 Guys Named Moe, and performances by the Vancouver Firefighters Pipes and Drums and Molly Malone Dancers—all in a toasty warm, heated indoor space. Tickets are $20 per person or $25 at the door, including a beverage token. Tables seating six to eight people can also be reserved for $100. Purchase tickets online through Ticket Tomato. (Early registration is recommended, because this popular event often sells out!) Click here to see a flier—or call the Parks Foundation at 360-487-8370 if you'd like to become a sponsor.
 
Finally, just because the grown-ups get to have all the fun on Friday night doesn't mean we forgot about the kids! "St. Paddy's for Kids" will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the next day at Shorty's. It's a totally free, kid-centric St. Patrick's Day party with stories, arts & crafts, hands-on nature activities, and more.
 

Paddy Hough Parade

Vancouver is nothing if not big on tradition…and everyone loves a parade, so put those two things together and you've got the 23rd Annual Paddy Hough Parade, right down Main Street at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 17. The best parade-viewing is on Main between 25th St. and McLoughlin, and you ought to arrive early because this parade gets more popular every year.

This green-tastic parade celebrates the birthday of Hough Elementary School's namesake and popular historical figure Patrick Hough, who was born on St. Patrick's Day in 1846. Hough (affectionately known as Paddy) was an Irish-born educator who taught in Vancouver from 1899 to 1925. Hough School was named in his honor 17 years after he died, and the neighborhood sprouted up around the school became the Hough Neighborhood. And that's your North Bank history lesson for the day!

The parade is sponsored by the Hough Foundation, a nonprofit community organization that works with philanthropic, business, civic, scholastic, and faith partners to provide local students opportunities for academic, physical, and social growth. For more information, click here. The parade is free and everyone is welcome, rain or shine.