Ways to celebrate Scottish poet Robert Burns
CANYONVILLE, OR Society members mark the January 25 birthday of Scotland’s favorite son with music from bagpipes and Celtic harps. Call well ahead for tickets. Jan 22; $30. Seven Feathers Convention Center, exit 99 off I-5; 541/839-1111 ext. 1334.
Douglas County Scottish Society.
FIFE, WA A Nicht wi’ Rabbie Burns features entertainment by the group’s own pipers, drummers, and dancers along with a dinner of haggis, roast beef, and salmon. Jan 22; $30, reservations required. St. Martin of Tours Parish, 2303 54th Ave. E.; www.tspb.org or 253/761-1397.
The Tacoma Scots.
PORTLAND The brewery will bring in the haggis and serve a feast of Scottish fare with its own Scottish-style ales to wash it all down. Jan 25; $125, reservations required. 2730 N.W. 31st Ave.; www.macsbeer.com or 503/228-5269.
Portland Brewing Company.
SEATTLE The society has marked Burns’s birthday since 1902 with Scottish music, dance, and, yes, haggis. Buy tickets two weeks ahead. Jan 29; $40. 300 Third Ave. W.; www.caledonians.com or 206/784-5943.
The Caledonian & St. Andrew’s Society of Seattle.
WELCHES, OR The Scottish-themed golf resort’s three-hour paean to Burns includes a whiskey tasting, music and dancing, and poetry recitations. Jan 29; call for price, reservations required. 68010 E. Fairway Ave.; www.theresort.com or 503/622-3101. –B.H.
The Resort at the Mountain.