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What’s Happening in Portland Oregon This Fall?

By PDX People

What’s happening in Portland Oregon this fall?

There’s no denying that Portland is a great place for PDX People to be in the fall months because, the weather is cooler, the leaves are changing colors, and most people are in a happy mood because they are looking forward to the holidays, drinking their pumpkin lattes, and enjoying fall events.

In this article will break down some of the upcoming events, or things to do in Portland Oregon for PDX People this fall that you should add to your schedule.

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Things to Do in Portland Oregon This Fall

Yes, it’s true, there are still tons of great things to do in Portland Oregon during the fall. you could kayak down the Willamette River while enjoying the downtown cityscape, take a hike in Forest Park, visit the gorge, or spend the day biking on Sauvié Island.

There’s always something cool to do in Portland during the fall but what’s especially awesome about the city is that there’s always regular events happening around town during the fall months including the following events which are a combination of all our favorite passions including beer, wine, good food, and fun:

Bavarian festival

September 28 – Oct. 1, 2017

330 miles east

Oregon’s Alpen fest celebrates Swiss and Bavarian culture with beer, bratwurst, polka bands, alphorns, Swiss yodeling, accordionists, and a craft fair near Wallowa Lake in NE Oregon.

Hops festival at Oaks Park

September 29 – 30, 2017

6 miles SE

Portland Fresh Hops Fest has been made with fresh hops for adults and root beer for kids (minors only OK on Saturday, 12 to 5 p.m.) at Oaks Amusement Park.

Haunted house: 13th Door

September 29 – Nov. 4, 2017

9 miles SW

The 13th Door Haunted House features “animated creatures and theatrical actors” at 3855 SW Murray Boulevard in Beaverton.


September 30, 2017 (2 to 10 p.m.)

0 miles

Enjoy Munich-style ales, German food, and music at Widmer Oktoberfest at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Weird film festival

October 6 – 8, 2017

4 miles NE

H.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.

Halloween ball

October 7, 2017

12 miles SE

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.

Beer week

October 20 – 29, 2017

Portland locations

Killer Beer Week includes a diverse lineup of craft beer events throughout the Portland metro area.

Wine walk

October 21, 2017 (2 to 5 p.m.)

10 miles south

A ticket to Wine Walk Lake Oswego gets you 8 tastes of wine, snacks, music, and art in local shops.

Halloween cruise

October 27, 2017 (10:30 p.m.)

0.4 miles east

Rock the Boat is a costume dance party with DJ music, a cash bar, food for sale, and two hours of cruising the Willamette River, departing from Salmon Street Springs Fountain for age 21+.

Halloween for kids

October 29, 2017 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

2.7 miles SW

Not-So-Scary Halloween features trick-or-treat bag decorating, a pumpkin smash, spooky stories, glow-in-the-dark painting, a costume dance party, and trick-or-treating at Portland Children’s Museum.

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Where To Buy Halloween Costumes In Portland

Love celebrating Halloween in Portland? If so, there are a wide variety of places to buy an awesome costume including at one of the following stores:

Metro Boutique

4.0  (35) · Costume Store

Upbeat shop selling funky outfits, patterned stockings & lingerie, plus body jewelry & makeup.

Portland, OR

(503) 234-9667

Men’s clothing · Women’s clothing

Opens at 11:00 AM

Helen’s Pacific Costumers

Straight-up shop providing costumes & makeup for theater productions, special events & team mascots.

Portland, OR

(503) 254-2005

Opens at 10:00 AM

Hollywood Vintage

Sizable retailer of used vintage clothes for men & women, plus costumes, glasses, ties & suits.

Portland, OR

(503) 233-1890

Men’s clothing · Women’s clothing

Opens at 11:00 AM

Red Light Clothing Exchange

3.5  (148) · Used Clothing Store

Buzzy business carrying men’s & women’s modern & vintage clothing in a vast, funky space.

Portland, OR

(503) 963-8888

Men’s clothing · Women’s clothing · Used goods

Opens at 11:00 AM

Lippman Co

4.5  (81) · Party Store

Large, veteran business featuring an extensive array of party supplies plus a balloon sales room.

Portland, OR

(503) 239-7007

Open until 6:00 PM

Portland Oregon Pumpkin Patches 

The Pumpkin Patch

About: Claiming the title of Portland’s Original Pumpkin Patch, this farm works hard to put on a great event every fall. They grow over 50 varieties of fruits and vegetables throughout the year on 800 acres of farmland, and they believe in sustainable farming. If all that wasn’t enough, they put on a an amazing harvest festival each pumpkin season.

Pumpkins: picking is advertised as being in October but check their availability online.

Things to do: Check out their big red animal barn, the Patio Cafe/Pumpkin Perk, Pumpkin Cottage Gift Shop, hayrides and hay pyramid, and the maize. All activities listed are free minus the cafe and coffee shop.

Tip: When driving to the patch, make sure you go the full two miles after looping under the bridge (Watch for mile marker #2 on the right side of the road). It is the second farm on the left.

Patch hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily in September, Fri. and Sat. until 10 p.m. in October
16511 NW Gillihan Rd.

Bushue’s Family Farm

About: Bushue’s bursts with pumpkins in the fall! In addition to picking your own gourd, you can also catch the last of the summer’s flowers and veggies at the produce market. Don’t miss the unique chance to make your own dirt babies, a little doll of mud and grass that helps kids learn how plants grow. Kids love to watch their babies’ hair grow in the windowsill!

Pumpkins: Pumpkins will be ripe for the picking in October, see pricing below.

Things to do: Tractor driven hay rides, dirt babies (a creative and fun way to learn about how plants grows), pig train rides, pumpkin bowling, farm animals to visit, a playground and Bushue’s own adventure park- tunnels and slides and hay bales to climb,

Pumpkins are sold at $.39 cents per pound, hayrides and pig train rides are $3 each. Lil’ Punkin’s Playground and the pumpkin bowling alley are $2 each and the dirt babies cost $2:50 each.

Tip: A great spot for school groups and birthday parties.

Patch hours: Tues. – Sun., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
9880 SE Revenue Rd

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