There’s nothing like Fall in the Pacific Northwest. It’s sunny, the leaves are changing, and there’s no sign of rain in the forecast – yet. Check out all the fun Fall activities around Portland to celebrate the season.
The MAiZE at The Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island
Location: 116511 NW Gillihan Rd Portland, OR 97231
Just 15 minutes from downtown Portland on Sauvie Island. Look for a Big Red Animal Barn at the Pumpkin Patch
Sunday -Thursday, 9 AM – 6 PM
Friday & Saturday, 9 AM – 10 PM
Portland’s Original corn maze is celebrating its 24th season. With eight acres of farm-filled fun, it’s the ultimate spot for Fall fun. Be sure to see the newest additions to the critter collection – two adorable Brahman Cows named Cinnamon and Sugar. There are free U-Pick Hayrides daily from 10 AM to 5:45 PM. On Thursday, October 14, don’t miss a Pro Pumpkin Carving Demonstration by local artist Tim Pate.
Learn more: portlandmaize.com
Spirit of Halloweentown
Location: 275 Strand St, St Helens, OR 97051
September 17 – October 31, 2022
The town of St. Helens, Oregon, gets into the spirit of Halloween! Walk around and learn about St. Helens’ haunted history and movie locations from Halloweentown and Twilight. There’s a Haunted House, Sand Island Adventure Water Taxi and Hunt, new Spirit of Halloweentown Train, Pumpkin Puzzle Plaza, Alien Interview, Museum of Peculiarities & Oddities, and plenty of photo opportunities.
On October 29th and 30th, pay to meet and get an autograph from Ashley Greene (Alice Cullen) and Peter Facinelli (Doctor Cullen) from Twilight. Check out the variety of Street Strolling Performers throughout the month.
Visit spiritofhalloweentown.com/schedule for specific attraction and parking information.
Portland Ghost Tours
Location: In front of the Lan Su Chinese Garden at 239 NW Everett Street in Portland
Hours: 10 AM – 10 PM
On the Ghosts of Downtown Portland tour, you’ll explore both the paranormal and historical accounts of the most haunted locations in downtown Portland such as Kell’s Irish Pub and the Benson Hotel. Hear stories about the Shanghai Tunnels and Mr. Simon Benson. Don’t miss out on all the experiences – including the Portland Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl.
The Standard Tour is a 60-minute tour across 1 mile, including eight stops. The Extended Tour is 90 minutes with an additional four stops.
Learn more: portlandghosts.com/tour-details/
Bauman’s Harvest Festival
Location: 12989 Howell Prairie Rd NE, Gervais, OR 97026
Hours: September 24 – October 30, 2022
Tuesday – Sunday, from 9 AM – 5 PM
Closed on Mondays
At Bauman’s Harvest Festival, they’ve been having fun on the farm since 1895! Spend the day with activities for kids of all ages. The farm transforms into an activity center with mazes, an animal petting zoo, apple cannon, Barnyard Bridge, Bauman Cidery Tours, Bug Train, Giant Hay Pyramid & Slide, Jumping Pillows, Obstacle Course, a Kids Playground. With more than 25 activities, there’s fun for the whole family.
View all activities and buy tickets online: https://baumanshf.com/
Portland Book Festival
Location: 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205
November 5, 2022, from 9 AM – 6 PM
The Portland Book Festival, presented by Bank of America, returns to the Portland Art Museum and neighboring venues. The daylong event features author discussions, pop-up readings, writing workshops for youth & adults, kid’s story time, an extensive book fair, local food trucks, and more!
Don’t miss the conversation with bestselling author Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Daisy Jones & The Six, and Malibu Rising. Her new novel is the instant #1 New York Times bestseller, Carrie Soto Is Back. Reid will be conversing with Cheryl Strayed, bestselling author of Wild, Tiny Beautiful Things, and Brave Enough.
View the full author lineup and schedule: literary-arts.org/event/pbf-2022/
What are your favorite Fall activities in the Pacific Northwest?
Take advantage of the Fall season and explore somewhere new. What are your favorite Fall activities? We’re always looking for new ideas to get out and explore somewhere close to home.