PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
OCTOBER 13-15, 2017
PORTLAND FALL HOME SHOW
THURS-SUN – Filled to the brim with great home products and ideas. If you are searching for experts, remodeling pros or even that gardening or landscaping guru, this is the fall show for you.
SAT-SUN – Celebrates plant-based living with free food samples, health and nutrition speakers, chef demonstrations, Fitness Stage workouts, restaurants, films, and activities for kids and teens. There’s something for everyone!
PORTLAND GEM AND MINERAL SHOW
FRI-SUN – Over 45 dealers from all regions, 80 exhibits of different rocks, minerals, fossils and more. Plus interactive demonstrations in beading, wire wrapping, faceting and stone carving.
FRI-SUN – Over 300 top tattoo artists and vendors from across the United States.
GREAT ONION FESTIVAL
SAT – Over 35 vendors, onion contests including onion rolling, onion eating, stinkiest breath and Best Dang Onion Dish. A full day of family fun with kids activities and entertainment stage.
CIDER AND BEER PRO/AM
SAT – Portland’s most unique beer festival! 32 home brewers partner with established pro brewers to create and debut 32 brand new beers and ciders with witty names. Taste all the new brews and vote for your favorite, all while enjoying the experience of an intimate but lively event.
ARTISTS AT WORK
SAT-SUN – A self-guided tour that will take you through 100 Portland artists studios.
FIND A PUMPKIN PATCH NEAR YOU
ALL MONTH – Various locations in the Portland Metro.
Through October 31 – Three haunted houses in one location!
VILLIANS & VIXENS
Through Sun – A musical cabaret with new songs, new villains, and plenty of spooktacular surprises! Start the Halloween season off right, with a night of mischief, mayhem, and manically marvelous music.
HAUNTED PUB TOUR
Through October 31 – Uncover Portland’s dark side on this spine-tingling walking tour and hear first-hand accounts of paranormal encounters – all while sampling 6 local beers!
HALLOWEEN FANTASY TRAIL
Through October 30 – Walk through a lighted, wooded, “Fantasy Trail” decorated with spooky sights and sounds. Walk through a 40 foot castle with Halloween scenes, a tunnel, maze, crooked house, suspension bridge and more.
13TH DOOR HAUNTED HOUSE
Through November 4 – Enter at your own risk as you embark these dank endless hallways and unhallowed grounds, demented creatures and the spirits that have crossed over, consuming those who have entered before you.
Through Sun – This mesmerizing Phantom is traditional musical theatre in the finest sense. The Tony award winning authors of Nine have transformed Gaston Leroux’s The Phantom of the Opera into a sensation that enraptures audiences and critics with beautiful songs and an expertly-crafted book. It is constructed around characters more richly developed than in any other version, including the original novel.
80’S VIDEO DANCE ATTACK
FRI – Grab your favorite 80’s outfit and head to Lola’s Room. Enjoy your favorite 80’s hits playing all night on their multiple giant screens.
DUELING PIANO SHOW
FRI & SAT (All Month) – The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours. They boast a Vegas style, request driven, interactive show complete with bits, games, sing-a-longs, comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.
URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT
ALL MONTH – Smartphone clues lead you on a fun & engaging walking tour of the city. Clues start you in the heart of downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square and will take you on a scavenger hunt through the Arts District, on a streetcar ride and among the famous food carts.
ALL MONTH – Various Portland Locations: Triviology pub quizzes are free to play, last a couple of hours, and are composed of seven short rounds, giving teams instant gratification for their efforts. Team size can range from one to five players, with prizes for everyone on the winning team.
GUIDED NATURE HIKES
EVERY DAY – Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more.
HAUNTED PUB TOUR
All Month – This spine-tingling ghost tour explores Portland’s historic Old Town District, a vibrant area with beautiful 1800’s buildings, cobblestone streets and a wicked past.
GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZ
ALL MONTH – Anyone can grab a deck of Trivial Pursuit cards and run a “trivia night.” Geeks Who Drink’s smartass quizmasters run fast-paced, interactive and beer-soaked pub quiz events all over Portland.
PORTLAND ESCAPE ROOMS
All Month THURS-SUN – Cedar Hills/Beaverton Locations: Real-life room escape games are a type of physical adventure game in which people are locked in a room with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit.
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS
CLARK COUNTY SCAREGROUNDS
Through October 29 – Featuring haunted houses, carnival rides & games, all-ages attractions & special events, dozens of Midway vendors, food & dining, walkaround characters, and so much more!
DINE THE COUVE
Through October 31 – Foodies and beer drinkers unite! For the entire month of October, original Vancouver USA eateries, breweries, and taprooms will serve up some special items. View participating restaurants here.
FRI-SUN through October 29 – Stories have grown up about the Vancouver Barracks, stories of loneliness, fear and tragedy, all part of the darker aspects of military life. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, you will be interested in the stories of the Vancouver Barracks’ past inhabitants.
GUIDED WALKS AT COLUMBIA SPRINGS
Through October 18 – Each guided walk consists of an easy stroll or tour with themes such as plants, animals, geology, local history, and the fish hatchery. These events are appropriate for all ages and no registration is required. Spots are available at a first come, first served basis to the first 30 visitors.
VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET
SAT through October 29 – You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden.
COLUMBIA TECH CENTER FARMER’S MARKET
THURS – A pet-friendly place where you can chat with people who have grown or made your purchase, grab a bite to eat, watch the kids play, and enjoy a wonderful, relaxing day.
OPEN SATURDAY AT PEARSON AIRBASE
SAT – Free educational experience, Flight Simulator lab, vertical wind tunnel, a glider-building station, historic airplanes on-site for viewing, collections on display, and educational programs to propel students of all ages.
NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
· 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain
· The Foreigner
· Professor Marston & The Wonder Women
· Happy Death Day
· Swing Away
· Blood Money
· The Secret Scripture
· American Satan
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