8 Portland Events To Put You In The Fall Spirit

Dated: October 12 2016

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Well, it's definitely fall now. You might as well embrace it.


Here are eight events coming up in and around Portland that ought to help.


Parke Diem

Portland's parks have seen a long summer of use, and now it's time to clean them up. Community members will pull on their gloves and pull out the garbage, weeds and other yucky things to get the city's parks, natural spaces and community gardens in good shape.

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 14-15; Parks across Portland; free; portlandpf.org 


West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta

Giant pumpkins may not be as seaworthy as sailboats or kayaks. But that makes them a lot more fun to watch when paddlers pretzel into them for a race around Tualatin's downtown lake.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 15; Tualatin Lake of the Commons, 8325 S.W. Nyberg St., Tualatin; free; tualatinoregon.gov/pumpkinregatta


Jason Alexander Sings Broadway

You know him as George Costanza, the laughable loser of "Seinfeld" fame. But actor Jason Alexander has always had Broadway chops, even landing a Best Actor Tony Award the same year "Seinfeld" first aired. See him sing, dance and joke like George never could.

7:30 p.m. Oct. 15, 3 p.m. Oct. 16; Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway; $29-$105; oregonsymphony.org 


Bow Wow Film Festival

It's probably a safe bet that you're a fan of dogs. So catch some canine cuteness at this festival of films about dogs, which is also a benefit for Oregon Humane Society.

5 p.m. Oct. 16; Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.; $5-$10;bowwowfilmfest.com


Portland City of Cider Festival

You're in luck if harvest season makes you thirsty for hard cider. Formerly known as NW CiderFest, this cider festival will have you downright swimming in all the cider you can drink (responsibly, of course).

4-10 p.m. Oct. 14, 12-8 p.m. Oct. 15; Portland Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Dr.; $10-$12; pdxcityofcider.com


Killer Pumpkin Festival

Take a break from the pumpkin spice lattes and sip your choice of more than 40 pumpkin beers (or pumpkin cocktail or pumpkin spice soda). There'll be pumpkin smashing, pumpkin bowling and, of course, pumpkin carving as well at this family friendly gathering.

11 a.m.-11:59 p.m. Oct. 15; PDX Green Dragon, 928 S.E. 9th Ave.; $5 suggested donation; pdxgreendragon.com


Here & There Travel Fest

Get the lowdown on travel tips and a head start on planning your next vacation when exhibitors, vendors and travel experts (including The Oregonian/OregonLive's own Jamie Hale) converge to get you on the track to new experiences.

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 16; Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; $3-$5; oregonianmediagroup.com/travel-fest


Disney on Ice

Some people like their whiskey over ice, and some people like their Disney stories over ice. If you fall into the latter camp (or your kids do), catch characters from Disney's "Cars," "The Little Mermaid," "Toy Story" and "Frozen" twirl around on skates.

Various times Oct. 20-23; Moda Center, 1 N. Center Court St.; $23-$125 ;rosequarter.com




--Dillon Pilorget | dpilorget@oregonian.com

503-294-5927 | @dillonpilorget


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