Get ready for festive and creative weekend. Check out the wandmaker’s house, see Annie on stage or head to a fall celebration. Don’t miss one of the many Day of the Dead celebrations as Portland brings on the holiday fun. Read on to find out more.

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SE Portland

Head to The Wandmaker’s House
Explore, snap photos, discover clues, and solve the mystery! You’re invited to an exclusive engagement at the Wandmaker’s.

When you arrive, your magical host has vanished into thin air. There’s been a mysterious accident, and arcane energy spills into our realm unchecked. Now, the rooms in her house have become twisted and strange!

Your invitation still stands. You’re welcome to explore the magical house, snapping photos and playing with the marvelous incantations. While you’re there, see if you can discover why our wizard disappeared and where she’s gone. Fri., Sat & Sun. Event Details.


See Annie
Don’t miss Journey Theater’s youth production of Annie! Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon.  Come see how little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Fri.& Sat. Event Details.

Head to Da De Los Muertos
Enjoy an authentic cultural experience with music, offerings, facepainting, crafts, and much more! Fri. Event Details.

SW Portland

Join the Community Celebration: Da De Muertos
For the first time, Portland Art Museum is opening its doors and hosting an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity event, Día de Muertos. Join us for this Mexican celebration featuring art from selected Mexican artists, altares de muertos, a gastronomic exhibition, Aztec dances and more! Fri. Event Details.

Attend Free First Friday at the Portland Children’s Museum
If your family loves the Portland Children’s Museum then don’t miss out on the Free First Friday opportunity. Grab your little imagineers and head to the museum for an evening of fun and creative play. This special evening is sponsored by Target. Fri. Event Details.

Family Open Gym
This is a supervised open play for gymnasts of all levels to work their existing skills.  Trained staff on site for gym safety. Sat. Event Details


Celebration of Indigenous Cultures
Since 2008, Clark College has celebrated indigenous cultures by hosting “Educating for the Seventh Generation,” an evening of music, dance, tradition, and community. According to organizers, the title references “our responsibility to teach the future Seventh Generation to maintain our resources, traditions and customs. It is the way of caring and preserving for the Seventh Generation, which is a true sustainable practice.” Join then Annual POWWOW in Gaiser Student Center. Fri. Event Details.

NE Portland

Noctoverfest Happy Hour
Get your happy on with two drink tokens (for Lagunitas Beer on tap or other beverage), happy-hour fare by Ranch Pizza, Fire on the Mountain, and Red Sauce Pizza, and live music with “A Wiley Duo”. There will be a mini silent auction for bidding too. Sat. Event Details.

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 the First Sunday Electric Bike Ride
First Sunday Electric Bike Rided are sponsored by Nomad Cycles. Each month they host  a fun electric bike ride to support and create a community of electric bike riders. Join in the fun. Sun. Event Details.

—Annette Benedetti