Life in Portland

Monthly Picks | October 2015

CHEESE FESTIVAL
October 3rd, 11AM-5PM | The Green Dragon
The Wedge is a Farmers Market-style event, featuring cheese, and the foods and beverages that pair with it well. Sample and purchase local, artisan cheese, specialty foods, beer, wine, and cider, take a class, snap a pic with our mascot, and try your hand at cheese wheel bowling!
thewedgeportland.com

AIA PORTLAND 2015 HOMES TOUR
October 3rd | Various Locations
The American Institute of Architects Portland is excited to announce the 2015 Homes Tour. This self-guided tour will showcase eight residences, designed by some of our city’s top architecture firms. This year’s homes vary from old to new – reflecting classic aesthetic with modernized efficiency, sculptural yet functional residences, as well as home additions that display outstanding use of challenging space.
aiaportland.org

SELF-GUIDED ART STUDIO TOUR
October 10th-11th & 17th-18th, 10AM-5PM | Various Locations
Portland Open Studios is an annual self-guided tour to visit the studios of 96 artists throughout the Portland metro area. Artists in a range of disciplines will share with you their work, their processes, their spaces, and a little of what it means to be an artist in this great city. Watch, learn, experience.
portlandopenstudios.com

RUN LIKE HELL
October 25th, 7:30AM
Lace up your running shoes and put on your creepiest costume for this Halloween-themed run. Participants in the 5K, 10K and half-marathon enjoy live music, local beers and spooky swag as they race through the streets of Portland dressed as zombies, monsters, or other creatures. This year’s theme is “under the big top”!
terrapinevents.com

IMMERSIVE SOUNDSCAPE EXPERIENCE
October 27th-November 1st | Imago Theater
This sound-installation by Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble will envelop audiences in the pitch black of an icebound ship, midwinter.  Amid the creaking of the ship and the howling wind, what voices will whisper in our ears? Featuring an immersive soundscape by PETE’s Mark Valadez, All Well will submerge audiences in the darkness of the lost explorer, far from home. Lie back in your hammock and listen.
petensemble.org