Oct 2-31: 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 Shanghai Tunnels, featured on the Travel Channels’ “Ghost Adventures”.
Oct 3 – 6: FashioNXT Week
Join FashioNXT Week for its annual premier of next season’s collection of extraordinary designers on the runway. FasioNXT showcases an innovative fashion experience in Portland and features designers from all over the world. Recognized as the “city’s official fashion week” and by TIME magazine as “#1 in the US after New York”.
Oct 4 – 7: Portland Fall Home Show
Join the home experts, pros and gurus at the Portland Fall Home Show. Located at the Portland Expo Center, this event will feature home-improvement vendors, landscaping displays, designer rooms, and a wide variety of beautiful plants. You don’t want to miss out on the Northwest’s only fall home event!
Oct 5 – 7: Portland Tattoo Expo 2018
The Portland Tattoo Expo boasts tattoo artists and vendors from around the world. Featuring tattoo contests, guest celebrity judges, stand up comedian George Wang Jr., and ice-cold beer. You must be age 18 to get a tattoo, but henna is all ages.
Oct 6: The Wedge – Cheese Festival
This farmers market-style festival celebrates the wonderful world of cheese and everything that goes with it! Sample and purchase local, artisan cheese, beer, wine, cider, and specialty foods. Featuring more than 65 vendors and all proceeds go to the Oregon Cheese Guild.
Oct 20 – 21: Portland VegFest
Recognized as Oregon’s premier plant-based food and lifestyle event, the Portland VegFest is expected to be bigger and better than ever! This vegetarian festival celebrates plant-based living! Enjoy free food samples, health and nutrition speakers, fitness stage workouts, chef demonstrations, films, restaurants, and activities for the whole family!
Oct 20 – 28: 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 2-12 years old and is free with zoo admission.
Oct 26: ‘80s Video Dance Attack – Halloween Party
Throw on your 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! 21 and over.
Oct 26 – 28: 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 28: Not-So-Scary Halloween
A “not-so-scary’ Halloween for the kids! Portland Children’s Museum provides entertainment and crafts for the little ones. The Not-So-Scary Halloween will include trick-or-treating, pumpkin smash and gooey guts, spooky story times, and glow-in-the-dark painting.