Need something to do? Here's Haunts, Pumpkin Regatta, Runs, VegFest, Fruit, Barn Dance, and more!

October 15, 2018


With this amazing and beautiful Fall weather we're having, here's your weekly list of "Things to do in and around Portland."  


Sunday, October 21st:  In Concert for Cancer, CTA performs the music of Chicago at Revolution Hall.      

Now - Nov. 3: The 13th Door Haunted House features “animated creatures and theatrical actors” 3855 SW Murray Boulevard in Beaverton.

Now - Nov. 3: House of Shadows gives you a “disturbing” haunt with performers who will grab you but not grope you in Gresham. Children 13 to 18 must be with a parent.

Now –Oct 30: The Lighted Halloween Fantasy Trail at Wenzel family farm in Oregon City.  With a castle, suspension bridge, tunnel, and maze.

Now – Oct 31: Davis Graveyard in Milwaukie. Go after dusk to see the lights, special effects on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings plus Oct. 31. Free.

Now-Oct 30: The Haunted Pub Tour in Portland’s historic Old Town District with beer tasting at two historic pubs, stories about their ghosts, and exploring the Shanghai Tunnels. Closed Mondays.

Now-Oct 28: Fear Asylum at the Elks Lodge in Milwaukie. Open Fri, Sat, & Sun.

Now- Nov 3: Clark County Scaregrounds at Clark County Event Center in Ridgefield. 3 haunted houses, carnival rides, midway games, and food vendors.

Now-Oct 31 (7 to 11 p.m.): Fearlandia in Tigard includes two attractions, plus “not as scary” tours on Oct. 21 (12 to 4p). 16255 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd, Tigard.

Now - Oct 31: Milburn’s Haunted Manor in Hubbard. A haunted house, a dark scare, a lit pumpkin patch, and covered lines to keep you dry.

Now-Oct 30 (7 p.m.): Meet the Producers: The View From Here on four weekday evenings at the Portland Art Museum.  Talks from local people producing TV shows, documentaries, music videos, commercials, animation, etc.

Oct 19 – 21: Apple Tasting at Portland Nursery on Stark St. Free. 60 kinds of apples and pears. Scarecrows, cider making, live music, & a kids’ tent.

Now- Oct 27 (9:30p, Fri & Sat.): Genrified at the Portland Art Museum! Cult & Curiosities to get you in the mood for Halloween by watching late-night genre films.

Oct 19 - 20 & 26 – 28: Fright Night at Alberta Rose Theatre features goblins swinging on aerial silks, dancing black light skeletons, a ghost spinning on the trapeze, and fairy royalty twirling on aerial straps.

Oct 20, 2018 (10a-4p): West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta in Tualatin. Free. At 9am there’s a 5K run, 10a pumpkin weighing, at 11a costume contest, and at 2pm a race across Tualatin Lake of the Commons in giant pumpkins. Music, vendors.

Oct 20, 2018 (6-10p): The Barn Dance at Oregon Garden in Silverton for age 21+.  Live music, line-dancing lessons, a pig-roast dinner, and beer.

Oct 20 – 21: Portland VegFest at the Oregon Convention Center.  Free samples, a restaurant area, speakers, cooking demonstrations, and kids’ activities.

Oct 20 – 21: All About Fruit Show at the fairgrounds in Canby. Taste apples, pears, kiwi, and grapes, meet fruit experts, and even order custom grafted trees.

Oct 20 – 28 (weekends): Howloween at the Oregon Zoo.  Kids ages 2 to 12 will enjoy scavenger hunts, treats, and prizes during from 9:30a- 3p.

Oct 20 & 27: The untimed 5K Fun Run is on sidewalks and park trails, followed by a free beer and live entertainment. 

Oct 21: Run Like Hell! at Pioneer Courthouse Square includes a half marathon, 10K, 5K, and kids’ run, which all begin and end and include an after-part