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October 2014

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Events & Festivals

Halloween events in and around Portland

Halloween events in and around Portland
 

From corn mazes to dance performances, half-marathons to haunted houses, Portland provides the perfect Halloween plans for any scare-seeking witch or warlock. Kiddos will love the pint-sized frights at the Oregon Zoo and Sauvie Island Pumpkin Patch, while adults can sip spirits from local distilleries and dance all night.

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Haunted Portland

Haunted Portland
 

The Pacific Northwest is rife with spooky lore and tales of things that go bump in the night, and Halloween season is the prime time to check out Portland’s many mysterious spots and spirited walking tours. Fun-loving specter-seekers can take a candlelit stroll through a pioneer-era graveyard, dine with Portland’s most persistent phantom, imbibe their way through a haunted pub crawl and even wield professional ghost-busting equipment. Goose bumps are all but guaranteed.

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Fall arts guides

Fall arts guides
“Dreamgirls” at Portland Center Stage; photo by Patrick Weishampel

Portland’s fall arts season is in full swing. On stage, you’ll find big-name shows, unique original works and even a spooky Halloween dance affair. Musical offerings include work by Northwest composers and Serbian Orthodox songs while visual arts exhibits highlight photography and an esteemed local collection.

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Around the Region

Go "Wild" in Portland

Go "Wild" in Portland
 

Readers worldwide have fallen for Wild, the best-selling memoir by Portlander Cheryl Strayed. Fans of the book (and upcoming film starring Reese Witherspoon) can chart their own wild journeys through Portland by snapping up limited-edition hiking boots, trekking nearby stretches of the Pacific Crest Trail and cozying up in a world-famous bookstore with a copy of Strayed’s story.

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Food & Drink

Fall for cider

Fall for cider
 

Home to world-class apple orchards, boundary-pushing brewers and a suds-loving gluten-free community, Oregon is on the forefront of the explosively popular hard cider scene. Try our picks from top local brewers.

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Lodging

Lodging options as unique as Portland itself

Lodging options as unique as Portland itself
 

Portland is loaded with traditional hotel offerings, from five-star downtown digs to handy airport locales. But in the city that likes to “keep it weird,” sometimes only an offbeat overnight will do. Luckily, travelers can take their pick of creative and comfy, from gorgeous garden cabins to historic rock ‘n’ roll hotels. Get in touch with your roots at an urban farm stay, head back to class at a converted elementary school, or cut your carbon footprint at the nation’s only tiny house hotel.

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