Life in Portland Blog

October 2013 Picks


The Maize at the Pumpkin Patch
Month of October, 10AM – 6PM : 6511 NW Gillihan Rd. Portland
The leaves may be taking on a rosy hue, but nothing announces the coming of fall quite like a corn maze. Weave your way through two miles of deceitful stalks and enjoy a day that’s sure to put you in a twist.

Birdfest 2013
Oct. 5th-6th : Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
Discovering nature right in the Portland metro area’s own backyard! Birdfest is a celebration of the fall migration and an opportunity to experience wildlife of the region, all set against the backdrop of small-town charm.

NW Film Center’s Reel Music Festival
Oct. 11th-22nd : Various Times & Locations
Whether your passion is jazz, blues, rock, funk, or punk, you’ll find this mixture of familiar and strange, to be full of inspiration and discovery. Part of the festival is “The Hitchcock 9″, recent restorations of all of Hitchcock’s silent films, accompanied by live performances.

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
Oct. 19th-21st : Doubletree Hotel
Peruse nearly 10,000 gently used and donated books and materials, in categories such as Art, Biography, Children’s, Cooking, History, Mystery, Romance, Science, Travel, and more.

The Zombie Run
Oct. 26th, 9AM : Blue Lake Park
The Zombie Run is a 3.1 mile race of gut-wrenching, blood-pumping, sweat-dripping fear that takes over Portland as part of a 16-city nationwide infestation, for the most exhilarating 5K of your life…if you survive. The Zombie Run is not your typical hometown 5K run – unless, of course, your hometown is infested with an army of marauding Zombies.