Life in Portland Blog

October 2014 Picks

We love Portland in Fall - leaves blowing in a gust of wind, fungi popping up on the forest floors, and pumpkin-flavored everything, everywhere you look. Autumn is all about hearth and home, and even though house hunting can be a little scary, we're always here to guide you through Portland's spooky market maze.

Halloween Trail
Month of October | Wenzel Family Farm
Take a haunted walk through a lighted, wooded trail - complete with a decorated 40ft castle, and lots of spooky sights & sounds! With tunnels, mazes, crooked houses, a suspension bridge, pumpkins, and refreshments, this month-long fantasy trail is a perfect all ages outdoor misadventure.

2014 Portland Tattoo Expo
Oct. 10th - 12th | Portland Expo Center
Through the fervent support of tattooers and collectors, this has become one of the largest tattoo expos in the NW, and has introduced international skin artists from England, Guam, Canada, Panama, Germany, and Mexico to the ink-loving state of Oregon!

Of Montreal
Oct. 13th, 7PM Onwards | The Wonder Ballroom
A surreal onstage experience, Of Montreal's live performances are legendary, and infuse their genre- (and gender-) bending take on pop music with extravagant costumes, an arsenal of stagehands, and visuals that would impress even the most hardened rave baby.

2014 Barn Dance
Oct. 25th, 7PM - 11PM | Oregon Garden
Calling all cowboys & Calamity Janes! Put on your best bib and tucker, round up your pardners, and grab those eatin' irons for this 4th annual hoedown, complete with tasty vittles and line dance lessons!

Halloween 2014 Run Like Hell
Oct. 26th, 7AM Onwards | Pioneer Courthouse Square
Just when you think you cannot run another marathon! With costumed participants, food & beverages, live music, and a spooky yet supportive atmosphere, this Halloween-themed race will have you pelting through the streets of Portland as if the very Devil were on your tail!