The weather is supposed to be getting cooler… soon. So, in celebration of the upcoming Fall months, we wanted to list fun things to do around Portland as the weather migrates toward chilly. Here they are, in date order:
Labor Day weekend – November 1st: The Original Corn Maize on Sauvie Island offers all sorts of treats for the little ones this fall.
September 17th: Feast Portland will present sandwiches, coffee, cocktails, dinner, and more at select Portland locations from Sept 17th through Sept 20th.
September 19th-20th: Rose City Comic Con will host special guests, offer fun pop-culture events, and provide plenty for the gamers and Sci Fi fans among us.
September 27th: Dogtoberfest, put on by DoveLewis and hosted at Lucky Lab will wash your pup for a good cause.
October 3rd: The Wedge is celebrating Portland cheese in a delicious, farmers-market style event.
October 4th: The Portland Marathon and half marathon run happens for the 45th year!
October 6th-8th: Portland Artisan Market in Pioneer Courthouse Square should have a ton of fun vendors and artisan items for you to check out.
October 25th: The Run Like Hell half marathon kicks off in downtown Portland.
October 31st: Halloweenathon in Beaverton offers a 5K, 10K, and 15K run. Bring your costume!
Also on October 31st is Howloween at the Oregon Zoo. Kids can collect treats, prizes, and have fun in a safe, educational environment.
November 6th-8th: The 26th Annual Holiday Food and Gift Festival returns to the Oregon Convention Center to ease your food and gift buying.
November 11th: The Ross Hollywood Chapel hosts Portland’s Veterans Day Parade in North East PDX.
November 12th-17th: The 42nd Northwest Filmaker’s Fest showcases new work by regional filmmakers.
November 14th-15th: Portland VegFest comes to town to talk about plant-based living, provide food samples, and host plenty of speakers on health and nutrition.
November 26th: If you love Tofurky and you love running, the Tofurky Trot might just be right for you!
November 27th: Watch the Tree Lighting Ceremony in Pioneer Courthouse Square. The event is only an hour long – from 5:30-6:30 pm, so if you love watching the great big tree light up, be sure to get there on time!
December 4th and other dates: The Christmas Ships launch on the Willamette River. There are a number of different days you can see these bright ships on the Willamette River and the Columbia River.
December 4th and 5th is also when the Providence Festival of Trees happens!
December 10th: The Naughty or Niceathon in Beaverton allows you to walk or run.
December 13th: You can power through the Holiday Half Marathon and 5K along the Willamette River.
Wow! It’s going to be a busy fall! What events will you be participating in this season?