Rí Rá in the Community

Rí Rá Portland Plunge

Rí Rá Portland Plunge

St Paddy’s Day Annual Rí Rá Portland Plunge benefiting Firefighters Children’s Burns Foundation.

Eleven years running, Rí Rá Portland, joined with faithful and dedicated souls, jump into the Atlantic Ocean at the East End Beach at 5:30am on March 17th for St. Patrick’s Day. The bodies are quickly warmed with Guinness, as the pub opens at 6am every year with Irish Breakfast and an auction to kick a day filled with Irish celebrations.

With $20,000 raised this year, it brings the total to over $75,000 that has been raised from this annual event for the PFCBF.

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PUB HISTORY

PUB HISTORY

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accolades & awards

Frank Gioffre, the Rí Rá GM, is particularly proud of the
numerous accolades that the pub has been awarded over the years including:

2014

Best Bar in Maine to Watch the World Cup by Buzzfeed

2012

  • Chef’s Choice award 2nd place Best Chowder, The Great Chili Chowder Challenge for Altrusa
  • People’s Choice award 2nd place Best Chowder, The Great Chili Chowder Challenge for Altrusa

2011

  • People’s Pick: Voted Best Trivia in Portland Phoenix

2010

  • Guinness Toast Headquarters - Feb

2010

  • Guinness Fastest Keg Ever Sold - 13 minutes Jan 29th
  • State Award Winner 2010 Restaurant Neighbor
  • Best Irish Pub & Trivia Night - Portland Phoenix Best Of
  • Feb 2010 ‘Dine Around the World’ - Portland Pirate's Pick and Judge's Choice Voted ‘Best Entrée’ and ‘People's Choice Award’
  • The Great Chili Chowder Challenge- 3rd Place for People's Choice and Judge's Choice
  • Guinness Greatest Pints in America Feb 2010

2009

  • Best Irish Pub, Portland Phoenix Best of Portland
  • Best Trivia Night, Portland Phoenix Best of Portland

2008

  • Best Irish Pub, Portland Phoenix Best of Portland
  • Best Trivia Night, Portland Phoenix Best of Portland
  • March Official Guinness Toast Headquarters