Portland Events in October

Autumn in Portland has arrived! After a fantastic long summer, we Portlanders are ready to break out our Fall wardrobes and hit some Autumn events! Here are some great events happening this month. Why not make a weekend trip and stay at the finest boutique hotel in Portland!

Portlandia Maze

When: The Month of October
Where: Sauvie Island
Address: 16511 NW Gillihan Road, Portland, OR 97231
Website: www.portlandmaze.com

Located just outside of downtown Portland on Sauvie Island, The Original Cornfield Maze is celebrating Portlandia, “the city where young people go to retire,” and features the iconic statue, Portlandia, herself, in the towering corn field. If you think Portlandia sketches are clever, test your cleverness and see if you have the intellect to navigate the giant corn puzzle!

Pumpkin Fest

When: Month of October
Where: Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm
Address: 33814 S. Meridian Rd., Woodburn, OR 97071
Website: woodenshoe.com

For the entire month of October, Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm is putting on their annual Pumpkin Fest. Located a short drive south of Portland, this festival is a great one for the whole family. With activities planned each day all month long, there will be lots to do! Enjoy ducky races, a corn maze, archery, hay rides, and horse swings. You can buy a pumpkin and see a giant spider web! If you miss this event they have their famous tulip festival each spring too!

The Wedge

When: Saturday, October 6th 2012
Where: Green Dragon & Buckman Botanical Brewery
Address: 928 SE 9th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214
Website: Facebook.com/TheWedgePortland

Mmmmmm! Cheese! In honor of American Cheese Month, The Wedge – Portland will be bringing together award winning artisan cheeses, beers, and specialty foods Saturday, October 6th from 10am – 4pm. Proceeds from the festival go to the Oregon Cheese Guild, which will help the nonprofit Guild grown Oregon’s artisan cheese-maker community. There is no better way to spend an afternoon than sampling delicious cheeses!

The Great American Distillers Festival

When: October 19th & 20th 2012
Where: Tiffany Center
Address: 1410 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205
Website: distillersfestival.com

This festival is a gathering of small distillers from across the country that come to Oregon – the Mecca of craft distilling, to share their products, their passion and their expertise in handcrafting spirits. There will be tastings, seminars, and a mixology contest for bartenders and more! The Tiffany Center is located only 0.8 miles from Hotel Modera, just a 15 minute walk away! Make it a night and reserve the best hotel room and accomodations in downtown Portland!


  1. Hi,

    Nice to hear this information…. I am enjoying this event on 2 yrs back with my friends.. So i am Waiting for this event.. And i love Pumpkin Fest very much…….. Thanks for sharing a nice post…..

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