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More things to do for the weekend! 10/17-19/14

Here it is, time for the weekend and we're even closer to Halloween! That means with the good weather, people are heading to harvest festivals, pumpkin patches and haunted houses in the area. Here's a list of some of this weekend's activities. If you need a list of the local Haunted Houses and Pumpkin Patches, then scroll down on my blog and you'll find those as well. The list doesn't contain links, so use a search engine if you need more information.~ Iris

Things to do in the Portland/Vancouver area:
  • Oct 16-19 All Jane No Dick Comedy Festival- 7:30pm to 12am , Curious Comedy Theater 5225 N.E. Martin Luther King Blvd. An all-female comedy festival.
  • Oct 17-19- Coffeefest, at the Oregon Convention Center, Best Coffeehouse competition, the Latte Art World Championship and the America's Best Espresso Competition, etc.
  • Oct 17-19 Hood River Valley Harvest Festival- Hood River Waterfront, celebrating the bounty of the county's Upper Valley, where 2.4 million trees on 13,800 acres yield a rich variety of fruits.
  • Oct 18-19, Retro Gaming Expo, at the convention center, hundreds of arcade and console games, from Pong to Donkey Kong and beyond, and all the games are set to free play!
  • Oct 18-The 11th Annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tualatin Lake of the Commons. See people actually rowing their giant pumpkins in the lake dressed in costumes! Music, Pumpkin pie eating contest, pumpkin carving, and more.
  • Oct. 18- Drink This Vancouver- promotes craft beverage makers (beer, wine, coffee, tea, soda, cider, spirits...) by inviting the public in for a special walking event to each business. Downtown Vancouver. Several tastings and events at each place.
  • Oct 17-19-Apple Tasting at Portland Nursery, free tasting and buy your favorites.
  • Oct 18-19 & Oct 25-26-Vancouver Farmers Market- 8th & Esther Street Vancouver, Saturday – 9am- 3pm; Sunday – 10am-3pm
  • Oct 17-18, Underground Acrobatics at the Alberta Rose Theatre, 8pm. You don't need to wait for Cirque du Soleil or Barnum & Bailey to catch top-notch acrobatics. Portland's very talented Night Flight is back with "A Midnight Carnival," featuring aerialists, acrobats and more.
  • Oct 18-19- Portland Open Studios. Various places through the city.
  • Oct 3-31, (Every Friday, Saturday- 7 & 9 pm) Haunted Walking Tour of Vancouver. Clark County Historical Museum, 1511 Main St. Vancouver.
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Bill speaks with Joe Perry!

Bill's interview with Aerosmith's Joe Perry. To listen to the interview, click here.
**Please be advised expletives used in this interview.

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Bill talks with Joe Bonamassa

Bill's interview with Joe Bonamassa about buying $200,000 guitars and his 2015 tour including his May 8th, 2015 tour stop in Portland! Click here to listen to the interview.
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Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes is one of the naturally funniest people around. She stopped by the KGON studios before her show at the Schnitzer October 10th and talked about her journey to the top. Click here to find out who she victimized, growing up, to hone those razor sharp comedic skills
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Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes 2014

Me again with a list. If you can't take the Haunted Houses, and just want some Fall fun, check out the Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes around the area. This is more my speed! Again, the underlined parts are not links. Do a search and you'll find info on the events listed. ~Iris

Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes
  • The Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island
  • Kruger's Farm-17100 NW Sauvie Island Road
  • Bella Organic Farm-16205 NW Gillihan Road, Portland
  • Fazio Farms-8433 NE 13th Ave
  • Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm Pumpkin Fest and Corn Maze-33814 S. Meridian Rd, Woodburn.
  • Lake View Farms-32055 NW North Ave, North Plains
  • A Maze in Grace Gardens- 2985 NW Golf Course Road, Cornelius, OR
  • Airlie Hills Farm-10720 Airlie Road, Monmouth
  • Baggenstos Farms-Sherwood, 15801 SW Roy Rogers Road
  • Bose Family Farm-35765 Cyrus Road NE, Albany
  • Bauman's Farm and Garden-12989 Howell Prairie Road, Gervais
  • E.Z. Orchards HarvestFest-5504 Hazel Green NE, Salem
  • Heiser's Pumpkin Patch-21426 SE Grand Island Loop, Dayton
  • Roloff Farms Pumpkin Patch- Oct 3-26, Fri, Sat & Sun 10-6. Hwy 26 to Helvetia Road, follow signs.
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Haunted Houses in the area!

Here's another handy list. This time for the hauntings in our area. Haunted Houses are either terrifying or fun. It depends on the level of scaredy cat you are. I'm a wuss. I can't even handle the one at the "Enchanted Forest" during Summer! Oh, and the underlined parts are NOT links to their sites. Google or search the event and you'll find out more...such as hours they are open and how much they cost.
Well, Happy Haunting! ~Iris

Haunted Houses:
  • FrightTown at the Memorial Coliseum Oct. 3 through Nov. 1. opens for 22 nights of Halloween horror featuring three horrifying haunted houses, including brand-new attraction The Witch House.
  • 13th Door Haunted House, Through October 31- 3855 SW Murray Blvd. Beaverton
  • Milburn's Haunted Manor & Pumpkin Patch- 11503 Broadacres Rd NE, Hubbard, OR.
  • The House of Shadows-Now through Nov 2nd, 445 NE Burnside, Gresham
  • The Fear Portland-Open Oct 3-31, Located in Vancouver, 7701 NE Vancouver Plaza Drive
  • Fear Asylum- Oct 10-Nov 1, Thurs-Sun, 7-10pm, 13121 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Milwaukie
  • Ghost Town-Rossi Farms, Thurs-Sun, 3839 NE 122nd Ave, Portland
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Things to do October 10-12, 2014

Well, it's the middle of the week, and if you're making weekend plans I thought I'd include the handy list for things that are happening in the Portland/Vancouver area. The underlined events are not links. Sorry, but I only have so much time to do this stuff and you can search for the events online if one peaks your interest. You'll probably find out more than I know! Enjoy this Fall weather!!!
  • Oct 10-11: Hop Harvest Beer Days Festival in Vancouver, Washington's Turtle Place Park | Food Vendors, Live Music, Beer Garden, 30+ Beers
  • Oct 10-12- Portland Tattoo Expo at the Expo Center. Live Music, Custom cars and motorcycles, contests, etc.
  • Oct 10-12-Apple Tasting at Portland Nursery, free tasting and buy your favorites.
  • Oct 11-Great Onion Festival-Sherwood
  • Oct 12 & 19: Open House Art Show & Sale @ RE/MAX- 237 NE Broadway Ste 100, Portland,| Local Artists, Juried Selection, Benefit for Victims of Domestic Violence. 1-4pm
  • Oct 11-12: Portland Open Studios Tour | 96 Artists Open Their Studios to the Public
  • Oct 12: Midway Harvest Festival | Free, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Carnival Games, Entertainments Stage, Music, Food, Vendors& More, 147th & SE Division
  • Oct 11: Tour the colors of autumn @ Hoyt Arboretum | Guided Tour of the Rainbow of Fall Color
  • Oct 11-12: Zompire: The Undead Film Festival @ Clinton St. Theater | 30+ New Independent Films
  • Oct. 11 -NW Ciderfest-Pioneer Courthouse Square
  • Oct 11- Secure Your ID Day-Moda Center. Better Business Bureau and Portland Trail Blazers team up to offer shredding and cell phone recycling.
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Bill talks to Dr. Demento before his induction into the OMHOF!

Dr. Demento is a familiar name here at KGON. His syndicated shows were run on the station for years, and the Dr. Demento albums provided many moments of comedy on the morning shows of past. He went to Reed College and it's about time that he was honored with an induction into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame. Enjoy the conversation! Click here to listen to the interview.
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Springsteen Album by Album

Former writer for the Oregonian and Portland author Ryan White has just published an amazing new coffee table book about Bruce Springsteen.  This would make a wonderful gift for any Springsteen fan  He told me all about it in a conversation we had last week.  
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Graham Nash

I talked to Graham Nash earlier this summer.  He had the line of the night earlier this month in the Keller, talking about Crosby Stills and Nash.  "We made a lot of great music over the years.  If we hadn't of been so $#!@ up, wewould have made a lot more"  
Hear that conversation here
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