Free Events in Portland: March 22–24, 2013

March 20th, 2013

Note: Admission is free for the following events, but you might be charged for activities or food and drink.

Events are sorted by start time.

All weekend

Better Living Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show: An earth-friendly event featuring kids activities, gardening workshops, fashion shows, cooking demonstrations, and more. Portland Expo Center. (Note: On-site parking is $8.)

Friday, March 22

Portland Art Museum Free Night: It’s the fourth Friday of the month, which means admission is free from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

James Beard Award-winning writer Elissa Altman will talk about her book  ”Poor Man’s Feast: A Love Story of Comfort, Desire, and the Art of Simple Cooking” at Powell’s City of Books on Burnside, 7:30 pm.

Saturday, March 23

Guided Nature Walk at Tryon Creek State Natural Area: This week’s theme is “Ethnobotany.” 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland, 10:00 am.

Fancy Nancy Tea Party: Children ages 3-6 years and their families are invited to enjoy fun activities and yummy treats. Dress fancy! Northwest Library (2300 NW Thurman St, Portland), 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

The Toy Trains: This kids rock band will perform at Hillsboro Main Library (2850 NE Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro), 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

Richard Hell, writer and musician, will talk about his memoir, “I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp.” Powell’s City of Books on Burnside, 4:00 pm.

Sunday, March 24

Author David Shields will talk about his book, ”How Literature Saved My Life.” Powell’s City of Books on Burnside, 7:30 pm.

More events

For more free and low-cost events, check PDX PipelinePortland on the Cheap, and the Oregonian.

For kids events, check UrbanMamas and PDX Kids Calendar.

For free concerts, see Concert Co-op.

And please check out your local library!

Photo by Ian Sane/Flickr

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