Oct 1-4: Portland Fall Home and Garden Show
Join the home experts, pros and gurus at this year’s Portland Fall Home and Garden Show. Located at the Portland Expo Center, this event will feature home-improvement vendors, landscaping displays, designer rooms, a wide variety of beautiful plants, shrubs, bulbs, specialty and flowering trees. You don’t want to miss out on the Northwest’s only fall home & garden event!
Oct 1-31: Haunted Pub Tour
This spooky 2.5 hour ghost tour ventures to the pubs and hotels in Portland’s historic Old Town District. Enjoy several local brews at your stops while learning about this area’s disturbing and wicked past—haunted by resident ghosts and plagued by paranormal activity. A special stop will be made at the old Merchant Hotel, recently featured on the Travel Channels’ “Ghost Adventures”.
Oct 2-4: 2015 Sport & Fitness Expo
The Portland Marathon hosts the 2015 Sports & Expo Friday and Saturday at the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower. Admission to the expo is free and gives marathon participants a chance to pick up their race bibs and packets. Sunday will feature the full and half marathon.
Oct 10: Portland Pet Expo
Grab your pet and come on down to the Portland Pet Expo for everything that that this amazing event has to offer. Shop, learn, play and adopt! The Pet Expo will feature tons of exhibits, live entertainment, demonstrations, adoption & rescue groups, discounted vaccinations, prizes, giveaways, advice & information about pet care and volunteerism. Don’t miss out! Free admission.
Oct 10-11: NW Ciderfest
NW Ciderfest is a collaboration of the local Muscular Dystrophy Association team, NW Cider Association, and other key contributors in the Portland area. Join the NW Ciderfest Kegs for a Cure at Pioneer Courthouse Square to help MDA fight muscle disease. This event will feature over 30 cideries, food carts and live entertainment. It is open to all ages and well behaved dogs!
Oct 22-23: Portland Caffeine Crawl
For the second year in a row Portland will kick off the Coffee Fest with the Caffeine Crawl. Several new shops and roasters have been added to the 11 different crawl routes. Over 28 local coffee, tea and chocolate shops will be featured in this caffeinated trek! Each participating business will showcase skills, presentations, and samples of their award-winning products. Tickets include a 50% off deal for the Coffee Fest. Grab your mugs!
Oct 24-25: Antique and Collectible Show
Noted as America’s largest antique & collection show, over 1000 vendors sell period furniture, toys, jewelry, lighting, books, vintage clothing, art, advertising, pop culture and so much more at the Portland Expo Center. Swing by to get your hands on vintage treasures from every era!
Oct 25-31: Eeek Week
A “not-so-scary’ Halloween for the kids! Portland Children’s Museum provides a week of entertainment and crafts for the little ones. The Not-So-Scary Halloween on October 31st will include trick-or-treating and a costume parade.
Oct 30: ‘80s Video Dance Attack – Halloween Party
Throw on you best 80s attire and head over to the Crystal Ballroom for the return of their haunting Halloween party. This freaky 80s night is a fantastic excuse to dress up and celebrate the holiday with friends! Lights, music, dancing, 80s hits, Halloween videos, costume contests and prizes will all be lurking here!
Oct 31: Howloween at the Zoo
This educational and fun event boasts activities, scavenger hunts, goody bags, treats & prizes, and your chance to watch the animals devour pumpkins! Best suited for children 3-11 years old and is free with zoo admission