Portland Fresh Hops Festival
October 1, 2016 (begins Sept. 30)
Portland Fresh Hops Fest has beer made with fresh hops for adults and root beer for kids (only Saturday before 5 p.m.) at Oaks Amusement Park.
Lake Oswego’s Wine Walk
October 1, 2016 (3 to 6 p.m.)A ticket to Wine Walk Lake Oswego gets you 8 tastes of wine, snacks, music, and art in local shops.
Pacific Northwest Witches Ball
October 1, 2016 (8 p.m. to 1 a.m.)The Pacific Northwest Witches Ball promises an upscale evening of music, dance performances, a costume contest, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and vendors at Monarch Hotel and Conference Center in Clackamas for age 18+. Elegant costume required.
October 1 - 2, 2016 (begins Sept. 30)Portland Greek Festival has Greek food, crafts, music, and dance at NE 32nd Ave. & NE Glisan St. Free.
Lincoln City Kite Festival
October 1 - 2, 2016Both days of the Lincoln City Fall Kite Festival include a $5 kite-making workshop, kids’ parade, and professional shows at the beach. Repeats June. Free.
Halloween Fantasy Trail
October 1 - 30, 2016 (every day)Families love the lighted Halloween Fantasy Trail, with its decorated castle, suspension bridge, tunnel, and maze at Wenzel family farm in Oregon City.
October 1 - 30, 2016 (starts Sept. 30)
See pumpkins shot from a cannon, take a hayride, navigate a corn maze, try archery & paintball, and choose a pumpkin during Pumpkin Fest at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Halloween Farm Experiences
October 1 - 31, 2016
Greater Portland areaEnjoy pumpkin patches, hayrides, and corn mazes.
- 12 Pumpkin Patches around Portland
- Beaverton, Tualatin, and west
- McMinnville, Salem, and south
- Portland, Sauvie Island, and east
Haunted Pub Crawl
October 1 - 31, 2016The Haunted Pub Tour in Portland’s historic Old Town District includes beer tastings at two historic pubs and stories about their resident ghosts.
October 1 - 31, 2016Get three scary attractions for one price at Fright Town, under Veterans Memorial Coliseum in the Rose Quarter. Closed Mondays & Tuesdays except Oct. 31.
Haunted House: 13th Door
Oct. 1 - Nov. 5, 2016 (starts Sept. 23)The 13th Door Haunted House is at 3855 SW Murray Blvd. in Beaverton. See schedule. Nov. 4 and 5, 2016 are flashlight nights.
People In The Street
October 2, 2016 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)Walk, bike, or roller-skate on 8 miles of streets when most cars are banned for Sellwood-Milwaukie Sunday Parkways, with activities and music nearby. Free.
Wild About Game Exotic Food
October 2, 2016Watch competing chefs cook elk, pheasant, rabbit, and water buffalo; try samples with wine; and vote for the best at Wild about Game at the Resort at the Mountain.
FashionNXT Fashion Show
October 5 - 8, 2016FashioNXT debuts spring & summer fashion-designer collections at NW Northrup St & NW 9th Ave. (exhibits and cocktails at 6 p.m., runway show at 8 p.m, meet-and-greet market hour at 9:15 p.m., and after party at 10 p.m.).
Portland Fall Home and Garden Show
October 6 - 9, 2016The Portland Fall Home & Garden Show fills the Portland Expo Center with home-improvement vendors, dining-room exhibits, garden displays, and thousands of plants. Repeats Feb.
Weird Film Festival
October 7 - 9, 2016H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival screens films containing literary horror and weird tales similar to the stories of H.P. Lovecraft, and offers panel discussions, author readings, gaming, and art at Hollywood Theatre.
Clark County Scaregrounds
October 7 - 31, 2016Clark County Scaregrounds promises four haunted houses, a carnival with rides, midway games, and a monster theater at Clark County Event Center in Ridgefield WA. See schedule.
Oktoberfest at Widmer
October 8, 2016 (12 to 9 p.m.)Enjoy Munich-style ales, German food, and music at Widmer Oktoberfestat Pioneer Courthouse Square.
Great Onion Festival
October 8, 2016The Great Onion Festival includes onion-eating and rolling contests, entertainment, and food booths at Archer Glen Elementary in Sherwood. Free.
Bigfoot Bash at Logtoberfest
October 8, 2016Bigfoot Bash at Logtoberfest features country music, local craft beer, and Sasquatch stories in the heart of Sasquatch country at Carson Hot Springs Resort in Carson, WA.
Artist Open House
October 8-9 and 15-16, 2016Portland Open Studios is an annual self-guided tour to visit the studios of 96 artists in the Portland area. See their work, techniques, and spaces.
Little Shop of Horrors
October 11, 2016
City of Cider Festival
October 14 - 15, 2016City of Cider Festival (formerly NW Ciderfest) features cider tasting for adults, crafts & games for kids, food carts, a pie-eating contest, and live music at Portland Expo Center.
Hood River Valley Harvest Festival
October 14 - 16, 2016Hood River Valley Harvest Fest has arts & crafts, a food court, cider, wine and beer tasting, produce, music, and a kids’ zone overlooking the Columbia, plus a free Gorge Fruit & Craft Fair on Sat. and Sun.
Killer Beer Week
October 14 - 23, 2016Killer Beer Week includes a diverse lineup of craft beer events throughout the Portland metro area.
Killer Pumpkin Festival
October 15, 2016Killer Pumpkin Festival offers 40 pumpkin beers and cocktails, pumpkin bowling and smashing, and live street music at Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub.
West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta
October 15, 2016West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta is a race across the lake in giant pumpkins, plus a 5K run, pumpkin carving, music, entertainment, kids’ crafts, costume contest, and food & drink vendors in Tualatin. Free.
Here & There Travel Festival
October 15 - 16, 2016Here & There Travel Fest has expert speakers and 80 travel exhibitors at the Oregon Convention Center.
Portland Pet Expo
October 15 - 16, 2016Bring your pet (see rules) to the Portland Pet Expo, which offers vendors, vaccinations, entertainment, and adoptions at Portland Expo Center. Free.
Great NW Beer & Wine Fest
October 21 - 22, 2016The inaugural Great NW Beer & Wine Fest will have vendors from Oregon breweries, wineries, cider makers, distilleries, and restaurants, plus live music at Portland Expo Center.
Great American Spirits Festival
October 22, 2016 (2 to 10 p.m.)Great American Spirits Festival features tastings from small craft distillers, a mixology contest, and seminars at the Tiffany Center.
October 22, 2016
The Barn Dance features live music, line-dancing lessons, a pig-roast dinner, and cold beer at Oregon Garden in Silverton for ages 21+.
October 22 - 23, 2016
Portland VegFest offers free samples, films, cooking demonstrations, 100 exhibitors, speakers, and tasty food at the Oregon Convention Center.
Run Like Hell Downtown Race
October 23, 2016Run Like Hell! includes a half marathon, 10K, and 5K, which all begin and end at Pioneer Courthouse Square and include an after-party.
Ivan Amodei Magic Show
October 23, 2016
Eek Week At The Children’s Museum
October 27 - 31, 2016Eek Week is five days of fun activities for kids at Portland Children’s Museum. See the schedule.
Halloween Dance Party
October 28, 2016 (8 p.m.)Big music videos, colorful lights, and pounding music await you at the ’80s Video Dance Attack Halloween Party in McMenamins Crystal Ballroom for age 21+.
October 28 - 29, 2016 (7 to 10 p.m.)Get tickets in advance for the scary West Linn Haunted Trail for age 8+ or the less scary Enchanted Trail for younger children, outdoors at Mary S. Young Park.
Howloween At The Zoo
October 29, 2016 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)Kids 3 to 11 will enjoy scavenger hunts, goody bags, and activities like watching animals eat pumpkins during Howloween at the Oregon Zoo.
October 29, 2016
Antique and Collectibles Show
October 29 - 30, 2016Billed as America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show [sound], 1000 vendors sell furniture, glassware, movie memorabilia, estate jewelry, paintings, and toys at Portland Expo Center. Repeats in March and July.
October 30, 2016The Mushroom Festival has mushrooms on display and for sale, experts to answer questions, food, arts and crafts, music, hayrides, and kids’ activities at Mount Pisgah Arboretum in Eugene. No dogs.
Trick or Treating For Kids
October 31, 2016
Free trick or treating for kids
- Alberta Street - Oct. 31, 3:30 to 6 p.m.
- Hillsboro on Main Street - Oct. 31, 5 to 9 p.m.
- Oregon City - Oct. 31, 5 to 7 p.m.
- Cedar Hills Crossing - undated, 6 to 7 p.m.
- Mississippi Avenue - undated, 3 to 6 p.m.
- Vancouver, WA at Westfield Mall - undated
October 31, 2016 (3 to 4:30 p.m.)
Would-be zombies are practicing their Thriller dance moves for the Portland Zombie Walk at Pioneer Courthouse Square.