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Top 10 Fall Activities in Portland

October 12th, 2015

Summer has come to an end, and whether or not you’re still in denial about that, we are not even close to running out of fun things to do in Portland. In no particular order, here are our favorite Top 10 Fall Activities in Portland that you could do solo, with a friend, or with your family.

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Photo courtesy of The Pumpkin Patch

1. Get scared witless at a Haunted House
We’ve got a lot of them and we can assure you, they are super scary. You will actually feel like you’re in a horror movie. Villains, chainsaws, blood, and screaming included.
frighttown.com

2. Meander through a Corn Maze
For all you kids at heart go check out “The Maize” at The Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island, and trust us, you are bound to get lost more than once. And don’t forgot the best part…taking a hayride down to the pumpkin patch and picking the best and biggest pumpkin!
portlandmaze.com

3. Cheer on the Portland Trail Blazers
No more preseason, Portland Trail Blazers officially start the 2015-2016 NBA Season in Rip City on Oct. 27th, and we couldn’t be more excited!
nba.com/blazers/tickets

4. Go Ghost Hunting
The Beyond Bizarre walking tour is offered year-round, but somehow seems even more spooky in the fall. Portland Walking Tours will equip you with a ghost hunting device and give you the lowdown on the hauntings in Portland.
portlandwalkingtours.com/tours/beyond-bizarre-ghost-tour

5. Binge watch scary movies/TV shows
For those of you on a budget there’s nothing better than spending the night in with friends and watching some classic scary movies while chowing down on candy and popcorn. We won’t judge you.
realsimple.com/magazine-more/inside-website/daily-finds/best-halloween-movies

6. Watch the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta
Watch people race across the lake at Tualatin Commons in what else but BIG pumpkins, we’re not kidding you! Llamas, kettle corn, and fancy carved pumpkins is only a taste of what will be there.
tualatinoregon.gov/recreation/west-coast-giant-pumpkin-regatta-official-page

7. Go Running
Yes, it’s getting to be the holiday season again so why get a head start on burning off some of those holiday calories while rocking a sweet costume!
terrapinevents.com/event/run-like-hell-portland-half-marathon

8. Watch the creation of art at Portland Open Studios
A weekend full of being beyond inspired by seeing local artists in their element as they create art. And don’t forget, holiday gift-giving is right around the corner so why not buy a piece for a loved one.
portlandopenstudios.com

9. Visit The Spirit of Halloweentown at Mt. St Helens
Exactly how it sounds and more as you enter this town where the movie Halloweentown was shot, and the witch herself “Marnie” is joining in the fun! Yes this is a real place and only an hour away
facebook.com/Halloweentown.OR?fref=ts

10. Make a huge leaf pile and go crazy
Why not grab every leaf you can find and make the most humongous leaf pile ever! The various colors of fall, the sounds of crumpling beneath your feet, and of course the pure innocence of it all equals laughter at its finest.
huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/19/worlds-biggest-pile-of-leaves_n_2158023.html


Article by Adriana Bordea

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