St. Patty’s Day

 

OK – so we aren’t really Irish – but neither is corned beef and cabbage!  But we still like to celebrate like we are!!  Here in the Willamette Valley, St. Patrick’s day is just another excuse to party!!

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Ahhh….Irish Coffee – (recipe here!)

Today was the Shamrock run – dedicated athletic types running in the rain and wind – YOU GO!!

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OK – so this was a few years ago, but it was just as wet!!

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And all weekend there have been parties in the Pubs – But hey – St. Patty’s is actually on Tuesday!  Here are a few places you can try out being Irish for the night (some authentic, some not, all fun!)

Paddy’s opens at 11am on the big day – with bag pipers, dancers, corned beef and cabbage (which is really Irish-American), and a tented street party!!  AND – you can win a trip to IRELAND!!

Kells Irish Pub is celebrating from now until “the” day!  They have Irish dancers, Irish music – and on St. Patty’s day, add the pipes!! Visit their website for details!  (I have a friend whose group danced for them in the past -said they were pretty nice folks, but get there early – the parking is KILLER)

The All Irish Cultural Society has a great family event that starts at 4pm – It includes pipes and drums, dancers and music!

McMenamins – all of them!!  There is music, bagpipes, and Irish stout on tap (we tried some today – make Guinness look American!).  Also being offered is Irish Lamb Stew and Irish Reubens!  Since I love McMenamins, I’d suggest checking them out!

Well I really suggest you check one these places to party for the Irish!

Me?  I’m staying home with my unIrish Corned Beef and Cabbage and my really Irish, Bushmills!

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About Helen Fern

I live in the upper Willamette Valley with my amazing husband and four very spoiled cats - three adopted feral cats and one shelter baby. We have lived here since the dawn of 1991 and love every inch of the region.
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3 Responses to St. Patty’s Day

  1. Lisa Ehrman says:

    Happy St Patrick’s Day and thanks for linking your fun post up at the #ChainLinkyCLIMB. I’m part-Irish, and love to make Irish bread and listen to good Irish music on the 17th. Have fun 🙂

  2. Rhonda Gales says:

    I love corned beef and cabbage. My mother used to make this when I was kid. I’ll be trying your recipe. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best.

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