Sunriver might not be the first place you think of for a St. Patrick’s Day getaway, but our beautiful town has plenty to offer on this lively holiday! From specialty Irish-themed menus at local restaurants to green-colored beer at town pubs, there’s always going to be something to get you into the Irish spirit. Plus, it’s a terrific time of year to take a vacation to Sunriver and experience the winter recreation at Mt. Bachelor, explore the stunning surrounding forest on snow-speckled trails, and visit local museums like the Sunriver Nature Center and the Oregon Observatory. Look no further for your next St. Patrick’s Day Sunriver getaway!

A Taste of Ireland in the Pacific Northwest

If you’re in the mood for some festive Irish cuisine, you’re in luck, as several Sunriver restaurants celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish inspired dishes and cocktails. This year March 17th-March 18th, 2020 Carson’s Kitchen and the Twisted River Tavern at Sunriver Resort offer a variety of savory dishes with a bit of Irish flair for the holiday, among them corned beef and cabbage eggrolls and smoked trout dip. For entrees you’ll find specials such as braised cabbage with Oregon lamb and a seared salmon with a Jameson ginger glaze. They even offer something to satisfy your sweet-tooth Irish-style—a chocolate stout cupcake with Bailey’s Irish Cream frosting. Pair your meal with a green beer—choose any style you’d like, and the magic happens with just a few drops of green food-coloring!

Local St. Patrick’s Day Events

There are quite a few ways to celebrate in Sunriver, like the St. Patrick’s Day Pancake Breakfast hosted by Chamber of Commerce at La Pine Community Kitchen. If you want to make a quick drive to Bend, you’ll find the annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K, with an after-party bash at Deschutes Brewery—and everyone is welcome, even if you didn’t run the 5K! On Monday, March 16th, 2020 the performance group Irish Rambling House performs at the Tower Theatre for a night full of traditional Irish folk music and Celtic dances.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Sunriver in Style at Your Vacation Home with Sunriver Pines

Another great option is to just have all the holiday fun while cozied up in your rental! Local grocers like Sunriver Market have everything you need to whip up your own Irish feast, and offer recipes to get you started, like Irish beef and Guinness stew, homestyle corned beef and cabbage, shamrock cookies, and Kahlua Irish coffee. Enjoy cuddled up by the fire! Give us a call to reserve your rental today!