The air is crisp, the pumpkins are ripe and all of Portland is getting hyped up about Halloween. We’ve still go a bit to go before one of the city’s favorite holidays arrives. Keep your eager kids entertained with these awesome October-y events! Read on to find out how you should kick off this new fall month!

photo: Jason Lander via flickr

NW Portland

Spanish Story & Play Time
Join Portland Early Learning Project for a lively and interactive Spanish Story & Playtime! Get ready to shake maracas and ask for más burbujas (bubbles)! Books, songs, and lots of movement make this event fun and engaging for the whole family! Fri. Event Details.

SW Portland

Don’t Miss Oregon Symphony Presents Star Trek Beyond in Con
The third installment in J.J. Abrams’ franchise reboot, Star Trek Beyond, is a sci-fi adventure that honors the series’ roots while delivering the action expected of today’s blockbusters. The Oregon Symphony will play the soaring orchestral score by Michael Giacchino live alongside the film. Costumes are encouraged, and many character-favorites will be seen roaming the concert hall. Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

Take a Journey of the Andes
Latin Folk music, and music from the Andes. Be prepared to travel with the mystic music of our ancestors. Sat. Event Details.

NE Portland

Check Out the 2018 Portland Greek Festival
Join the 67th annual Portland Greek Festival!!! Come experience the joy of living Greek! Three days of authentic Greek cuisine, music, dance, family and much more! Fri.Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

Experience the OrenKoFest
At OrenKoFest you’ll find Hillsboro’s premiere harvest festival full of local eats, farm fresh produce, live music, seasonal beer and wine, unique arts and crafts, and kids’ autumn crafts. Special features include a Bavarian beer stein holding contest and dancing. Sat. Event Details.

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Head to the Open Clay Studio
On the1st Saturday of every month you can enjoy Open Clay Studio! Our open studio format means you can create just about anything. Bring an idea or get inspired in the studio! Staff will be on hand for tips and advice, but this is not an instructed class. Appropriate for all ages and skill levels. No reservation required. Sat. Event Details.

Attend Pumpkinfest 2018
Pumpkin-lovers & local artisans gather to celebrate fall and all the pumpkin-y goodness the season has to offer. Join us for an afternoon of tasting unique fall foods made by top local artisans! Enjoy vendors with yummy pumpkin baked goods, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin soup, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin beer tasting & more! Sungold Farm will be selling carving and eating pumpkins, fall wreaths, and farm-grown popcorn! Boroburger will be serving hot food with a special surprise savory pumpkin menu item. Sun. Event Details.

SE Portland

Magic & Wonder: an Improvised Fairy Tale
This fantastical improvised show uses your child’s imagination to inspire a brand new fairy tale that will premier right before their eyes! Sun. Event Details.