PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
OCTOBER 27-29, 2017
NOT SO SCARY HALLOWEEN
SUN – Treat your family to a playful, festive, and not-so-scary day of Halloween fun at Portland Children’s Museum!
SAT – A fun and safe setting for this Halloween tradition, where costumed trick-or-treaters learn about wildlife in a fun scavenger hunt throughout the zoo.
ROCK THE BOAT
FRI – Featuring costumes, DJ, dancing, cash bar, available food service, and 2 hours of cruising down the Willamette on the best party boat Portland has to offer.
BRAZILIAN HALLOWEEN BALL
THURS – The Masquerade Ball with a Brazilian twist, with live Brazilian carnival music, dancing, a costume contest and much more.
FRI-SAT – Be amazed by this Halloween Circus act, with ghosts spinning on the trapeze, dancing black light skeletons, fairy royalty twirling on aerial straps & much more.
FIND A PUMPKIN PATCH NEAR YOU
ALL MONTH – Various locations in the Portland Metro.
Through October 31 – Three haunted houses in one location!
Through SUN – Forget the corporate rubber masks and overpriced tickets – these are good, friendly people being creative and having fun. Enjoy scares as you walk through this creepy and scary haunt.
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.
80’S HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY
FRI – Grab your favorite 80’s outfit and head to Lola’s Room for a Halloween celebration. Enjoy your favorite 80’s hits playing all night on their multiple giant screens.
AMERICA’S LARGEST ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE SHOW
FRI-SUN – Over 900 booths, vintage Halloween and Christmas, vintage clothing, costume jewelry, decorative pieces to fit in your home, advertising, Americana, rare books, postcards, vintage gambling, an amazing amount of estate jewelry, brought by reputable dealers, sterling flatware, furniture of all kinds, wonderful old tins, glassware, pottery, genuine old prints, and much more!
FRI-SUN – Bringing fans together for a jam-packed extravaganza of everything that it means to be a fan of anime and Japanese popular culture.
KILLER BEER WEEK
WED-SUN – Great beer, great people, lots of fun, and this year we have lined up 10 Portland area events that bring our love of craft beer to the forefront.
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 SUN – 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 – 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.
FRI – Beer lovers, wear your pretzel necklaces and zombie costumes to enjoy over 25 craft beers and mingle with brewers at the event.
KIDS & MATERNITY CONSIGNMENT FALL SALE
FRI-SUN – Shop kids and maternity clothes at Just Between Friends’ fall sale event. This year the event will take place at Warehouse ’23 and many items will be 50% off.
VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET
SAT-SUN – You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden.
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
· All I See is You
· Let There Be Light
· Thank You For Service
· Acts of Vengeance
· Gods Own Country
· Crash Pad
· Maya Dardel
· The Square
· God Particle
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