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.
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
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
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
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.
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.