Events Happening in Portland- October 2017

Fall is officially here and with it come TONS of holiday program ideas and social events too! Portland has a lot going on in the month of October, so get out and take advantage of all the fun activities with MHWOW!


September 16- October 3 — Oktoberfest

October 5–6 — Sukkot

October 12 — Shmini Atzeret

October 13 — Simchat Torah

October 31st — Halloween

2017 Portland RIP CITY Corn Maze @ Bella Organic Pumpkin Patch

October 1st-31st at Bella Organic Pumpkin Patch16205 NW Gillihan Rd 
Portland, OR 97231 United States

WHAT TIME IS IT??? IT’S LILLARD TIME! This is our 2017 Corn Maze! OPEN DAILY Sept 1 — Oct 31!

There are approximately 2.7 miles of start-to-finish pathways in our 7 acre Sauvie Island corn maze, and it takes intrepid visitors an average of one hour to figure their way out.

Dogs ARE allowed in regular corn maze only (NOT Haunted Maze) on a leash.

Our Sauvie Island Pumpkin patch will be opening September 30th, 2017 through October 31 (with free hayrides out to the patch in October).

Sauvie Island Haunted Corn Maze Open Friday October 6 30 & Fri/Sat nights in October! (Go to our Haunted Corn Maze page to get more info)

BeerQuest Haunted Pub Tour | Ghosts & Award-Winning Beer

Haunted Pub Tour
Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat @ 7PM and Sun at 3:30 — $45

BeerQuest Brewery Tours

BeerQuest’s Haunted Pub Tour takes you deep into Portland’s most haunted bars for beer tastings and ghost stories.

Meet the spirits that have been haunting Portland for decades and hear fascinating stories of murders, brothels, corrupt police and more.

Tours explore the city’s Shanghai Tunnels where sailors were routinely ​kidnapped and opium dens flourished. Uncover the city’s wicked and lawless past on this spooky ghost tour.

This walking tour is 2.5 hours and includes 6 craft beer samples per person.

Weird film festival

October 6–8, 2017

H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival screens films containing literary horror and weird tales similar to the stories of H.P. Lovecraft, and offers panel discussions, author readings, gaming, and art at Hollywood Theatre.

Bollywood Halloween

October 27, 2017

Dance the night away at these Halloween costume parties with DJs playing music from India for age 21+.

Apple Tasting

October 13–15 and 20–22, 2017

Taste and buy 60 kinds of apples and pears, visit a kids’ tent, see cider making, and hear live music at Apple Tasting at Portland Nursery on Stark St. Free.

Cheese festival

October 7, 2017

Taste artisan and farmstead cheese made in the Northwest and meet the 30 artisan makers at The Wedge at 100 SE Alder Street.

Vegetarian festival

October 14–15, 2017

Portland VegFest offers free samples, films, cooking demonstrations, 100 exhibitors, speakers, and tasty food at the Oregon Convention Center.

Run Like Hell!

October 22, 2017

Run Like Hell! includes a half marathon, 10K, and 5K, which all begin and end at Pioneer Courthouse Square and include an after-party.

Wine walk

October 21, 2017 (2 to 5 p.m.)

A ticket to Wine Walk Lake Oswego gets you 8 tastes of wine, snacks, music, and art in local shops.

October Holidays:

September 16- October 3 — Oktoberfest

October 5–6 — Sukkot

  • Dinner in the Sukkah
  • Sukkah building through foraging and recycling — a challenge for your group: can you find all pre used items (old canopies, tents, construction materials) and things from nature (branches, palm fronds) to create a Sukkah in your space?
  • Sukkot harvest hike — bring the etrog, lulav, and other seasonal snacks for a hike
  • Sukkot camping trip

October 12 — Shmini Atzeret

October 13 — Simchat Torah

  • “Simchat Torah — Girls After Party” After Simchat Torah services, we gathered at one friend’s house to chat and reflect on the last several weeks of holidays. We also discussed Jewish life in general, and the differences between the different congregations and organizations available to us. We also discussed our personal practices and what is or is not meaningful to us about things like keeping kosher and shomer shabbas.
  • Simchat Torah BBQ
  • Simchat Torah Dance Party — “Starting the celebration at home and taking it to the streets to go shul hopping”

October 31st — Halloween

  • Halloween party social
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