Ready for sweater weather, Portland? From pumpkin patches and corn mazes to apple picking and German beer celebrations, fall is when Rose City thrives.
Get ready to come alive — or play dead at a fall-tastic haunted house like Underhill Haunted House — with this guide featuring 31 fall events happening now through November.
Portland Latin American Film Festival | Thursday, Sept. 28-Thursday, Dec. 7 | Times vary | Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd. | $10-$12 | See various perspectives of Latin American culture through six different films.
FashioNXT Week | Thursday, Oct. 5-Saturday, Oct. 7 | Times vary | United States National Bank Building, 306 SW Broadway | $20-$245 | Peep collections by international and local designers and mingle with industry pros at runway shows.
H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival | Friday, Oct. 6-Sunday, Oct. 8 | Times vary | Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd. | $30-85 | Peer into the unknowable at this cinematic showcase of new voices in cosmic horror.
Portland Argentinian Festival | Saturday, Oct. 7 | 12-7 p.m. | The Den, 116 SE Yamhill St. | $5-$10, kids are free | Don your best white and blue to celebrate this country’s culture with food, art, music, and dance.
Portland Greek Festival | Friday, Oct. 6-Sunday, Oct. 8 | Times vary | Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 3131 NE Glisan St. | $5 | For more than 70 years, this bazaar has attracted crowds, earning it an Oregon Heritage Tradition designation.
Portland Open Studios | Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 14-15 + Oct. 21-22 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Locations vary | Free | Artists across the studio will open their workspaces to demonstrate their creative process and present their pieces.
Fall Bazaar | Sunday, Oct. 22 | 12-3 p.m. | Oregon Buddhist Temple, 3720 SE 34th Ave. | Free+ | Shop for omiyage (small gifts) and other crafts, plus eat chow mein, mar far chicken, and sushi.
QDoc Film Festival | Friday, Nov. 3- Sunday, Nov. 5 | Times vary | Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd. | TBD | Grab some popcorn and settle in for the only film fest in the US devoted entirely to queer documentaries.
Portland Book Festival | Saturday, Nov. 4 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Locations vary | $5-$100 | When the weather’s nasty, nothing is better than curling up with a good book — or getting to meet the author of some of your favorites.
Kumoricon | Friday, Nov. 17–Sunday, Nov. 19 | Times vary | Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. | $40-$500 | Attend this annual anime convention that brings artists and fans together from all over the PNW.
Orchards, pumpkin patches, and corn mazes
Bella Organic Farm | Saturday, Sept. 2-Tuesday, Oct. 31 | Times vary | 16205 NW Gillihan Rd. | Free, $10-$50 for corn maze | It’s always worth a fall trip out to Sauvie Island, whether you’re picking a pumpkin or a bottle of blackberry wine.
The Pumpkin Patch | Saturday, Sept. 27-Tuesday, Oct. 31| Times vary | 16511 NW Gillihan Rd. | Free, $8-$10 for corn maze | Grab a coffee at the Patio Cafe, pet some goats, get lost in The Maize, and take home some farm produce.
Topaz Farm | Saturday, Sept. 30-Saturday, Oct. 29 | Times vary | 17100 NW Sauvie Island Rd. | $10 | Climb to the top of the hay pyramid and celebrate your achievement with a tasty caramel apple.
Plumper Pumpkin Patch and Tree Farm | Saturday, Sept. 16-Sunday, Oct. 29 | 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 11435 NW Old Cornelius Pass Rd. | $14.50-$37.50 | Take a hay ride, pet some farm animals, launch a pumpkin cannon, and more.
Lee Farms | Saturday, Sept. 23-Sunday, Oct. 29 | Times vary | 21975 SW 65th Ave., Tualatin | $15-$29.95 | Take a photo in front of what’s quite possibly the cutest harvest backdrop for 100 miles.
Roloff Farms | Sunday, Oct. 1-Sunday, Oct. 29 | 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 23985 NW Grossen Dr., Hillsboro | $20-$26 | Take a stroll on the scenic trail, play tons of kid-friendly games, and of course, find the perfect pumpkin.
Frog Pond Farm | Monday, Sept. 18-Friday, Oct. 29. | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 2995 SW Advance Rd., Wilsonville | $12 | Visit 60+ farm animals, play games, and snap special photos while hunting for a gourd.
Spirit of Halloweentown | Saturday, Sept. 16-Tuesday, Oct. 31 | Times vary | 471 Plymouth St., St. Helens | Free+ | Visit the place where “Halloweentown” and “Twilight” were filmed, where the magic of the season comes to life each year with decorations, haunted history, and special ticketed attractions.
Portland Oddities and Curiosities Expo | Saturday, Oct. 21-Sunday, Oct. 22 | Times vary | Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. | $10-$15 | From tattoos to taxidermy, you’ll find all sorts of vendors at this show.
West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta | Sunday, Oct. 22 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Lake of the Commons, 8325 SW Nyberg St., Tualatin | Free | Watch costumed cruisers paddle their gourd around an aquatic course.
Titanic Masquerade: Portland Halloween Party Cruise | Friday, Oct. 27 | 10 p.m.-1 a.m. | Salmon Street Springs Dock, 1010 SW Naito Pkwy. | $47-$79 | Embark on a terrifyingly fun voyage on the Portland Spirit Yacht-turned-Titanic — just watch out for icebergs.
Run Like Hell Marathon | Saturday, Oct. 28 | 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Elks Lodge Milwaukie, 13121 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove | $10-$94 | Get a sweat going on 5K, 10K, and half marathon courses — costumes are encouraged.
Howloween | Saturday, Oct. 28-Sunday, Oct. 29 | 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.| Oregon Zoo, 4001 SW Canyon Rd. | $19-$24 | Bring the kids trick-or-treating around the animal enclosures, where keepers will give special talks and magicians will perform.
Dia de Los Muertos | Wednesday, Nov. 1-Thursday, Nov. 2 | 4-8 p.m. | Portland Mercado, 7238 SE Foster Rd. | Free | Celebrate Mexican heritage at this space with a community altar, vendors, live music, and activities.
Underhill Haunted House | Friday, Sept. 29-Tuesday, Oct. 31 | Times vary | Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 300 N. Winning Way | $9-$50 | Season of Screams V packs a triple threat of experiences: The Salvage Yard, Terror Ship, and Underhill Manor.
The Fear PDX | Friday, Sept. 29-Wednesday, Nov. 1 | Times vary | 12219 NE Glisan St. | $29.99-$34.99 | You’ll find four scare zones for thrill seekers to check out.
Oaks Park ScareGrounds | Friday, Oct. 6-Saturday, Nov. 4 | Times vary | Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way | $25-$95 | There’s nothing amusing when this theme park gets a spooky makeover, featuring three main attractions, side shows, and food and beverage options.
Cinema of Horrors Drive-In | Friday, Oct. 12-Tuesday, Oct. 31 | 7-10 p.m. | Clark County Event Center, 17402 NE Delfel Rd., Ridgefield | $69 | The monsters lurk on the screen... and around your car.
Davis Graveyard | Sunday, Oct. 1-Tuesday, Oct. 31 | Times vary | 8703 SE 43rd Ave., Milwaukie | Free | View this animatronic attraction from the street — the passion project of Jeff and Chris Davis, a married couple who loves Halloween, since 1996.
Portland Holiday Market | Friday, Nov. 17-Sunday, Nov. 19 | Times vary | Portland Expo Center, 2060 Marine Dr. | $10, kids are free | Start your search for stocking stuffers early at this premier craft, food, and gift show.
Wine Country Thanksgiving | Saturday, Nov. 25-Monday, Nov. 27 | Times vary | Locations vary | Prices vary | Wineries across the Willamette Valley invite guests to try special tastings, food pairings, live music, holiday discounts, and more.
Ha Ha Harvest Comedy Festival | Friday, Nov. 24-Sunday, Nov. 26 | Times vary | Locations vary | $14-$70 | Chuckle and chortle your way into the holiday season with hilarious shows across town — a comedy cornucopia, if you will.