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, featured on the Travel Channels’ “Ghost Adventures”.
Oct 6-9: Portland Fall Home and Garden Show
Join the home experts, pros and gurus at the 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 7-9: 2016 Sport & Fitness Expo
The Portland Marathon hosts the 32nd Annual Sports & Fitness 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 14-15: Portland City of Cider Festival
Portland City of Cider Festival is a collaboration of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, City Of Cider Fest, and other key contributors in the Portland area. Join them at the Portland Expo Center to help MDA fight muscle disease. This event will feature over 35 cideries, wineries, breweries and restaurants. It is open to all ages!
Oct 15-16: Portland Pet Expo
Grab your pet and come on down to the Portland Pet Expo for everything that this exclusive 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 21-22: Great NW Beer & Wine Fest
The Great NW Beer & Wine Fest will be held at the Portland Expo Center. Breweries, wineries, cider makers, distilleries and restaurants from all over the NW will come together to celebrate the best of local brews and food! Plus live music!
Oct 27-31: 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 30th will include trick-or-treating and a costume parade.
Oct 28: ‘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 29: 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.
Oct 29-30: 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!