October is here and Portlanders everywhere are celebrating! Seasonal fun abounds with mazes to navigate, harvest festivals to experience and live theater to attend. Read on to find out where your family should be when the weekend rolls around.

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NW Portland

Head to the Big Foot Theme Corn Maize at the Pumpkin Patch
Join us this fall, beginning Labor Day Weekend for some Big-Time fun in Oregon’s Original corn MAiZE. “We Believe” that you might have the time of your life as you navigate our 8 acre corn maze and follow in the footsteps of this Oregon legend. Who knows, you just might get a glimpse of the famous hairy hominid as you stalk through our our a-mazing field. Fri. Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

Attend How I Became a Pirate
Avast, ye mateys! Set sail on a high-seas adventure with a motley crew of bumbling pirates as the fearsome Captain Braid Beard lands at a quiet family vacation spot in search of an expert digger to join the crew. This slapstick swashbuckler will delight children, parents, and every pirate-at-heart. Most enjoyed by ages 4 and up. Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

Don’t Miss The Parent Trip – West
This is a free event for expecting parents and families of young children can come and meet local practitioners in a low-stakes atmosphere. Childcare will be available. Have you been meaning to find a family photographer you love? A chiropractor who specializes in pregnant bodies, postpartum bodies, or infants? Looking for a great parent-focused exercise class? We’ve brought all these 19 different professionals together for you, under one roof, for one afternoon! Sat. Event Details.

SW Portland

Experience Oregon Symphony – Batman in Concert
Tim Burton’s enduring superhero film pits Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson against each other as Batman and his nemesis, the Joker. Composer Danny Elfman, whose score was nominated for multiple awards, snagged a Grammy for his Batman Theme in 1990. Batsuits encouraged! Fri. Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

Cheer on the Portland Timbers
Grab your little soccer fans and get ready for a good time. Cheer on the Portland Timbers vs San Jose Earthquakes! Sun. Event Details.


Check Out OrenKoFest
Discover Hillsboro’s agriculture in the place where it all began – Orenco! OrenKoFest is where agritourism meets the city. Visit the Jerry Willey Plaza at Orenco Station, tucked right next to the Orenco Station MAX stop and the various Platform District condominiums and businesses.

At OrenKoFest you’ll find Hillsboro’s premiere harvest festival full of local eats and treats, live music, seasonal beer and wine, unique art and craft vendors, and all kinds of kids’ activities and crafts. Sat. Event Details.

Check Out Portland Opera to Go: La Bohme
Fresh for fall 2019, Portland Opera to Go presents their poignant adaptation of Puccini’s classic story of love and loss in the Latin Quarter, La Bohème. Engaging, accessible, and full of romantic intrigue, La Boheme is a persisting classic whose riveting tale of love and loss has continued to move audiences for over a century. Puccini’s masterpiece concerns the fortunes of four young men whose lives are changed forever when one of them—Rodolfo—falls in love with the girl upstairs. With themes of love, friendship, facing adversity, and coming-of-age, Portland Opera To Go’s La Boheme is exciting opportunity to introduce younger audiences to opera. The performance will be followed by a talk-back opportunity with the performers. Sat. Event Details.


Attend the Family Expo & Harvest Fair
Don’t miss the Family Expo & Harvest Fair. Bring your old costumes and trade them in for new (to you) costumes! Meet local youth entreprenuers! See your community on stage, and meet local businesses!

Spider-Man will make multiple appearances throughout the day and we will have other wonderful characters as well. Sat. Event Details.

SE Portland

Hit Lents International Farmers Market
The Lents International Farmers Market is the only one in Portland with an intentional international focus. LIFM provides fresh, affordable, and culturally appropriate produce to the diverse community of Lents neighbors. Founded in 2006 by a community volunteers and then run by Zenger Farm, it is an important sales outlet for immigrant and new farmers, and new small food business owners too. The market features culturally-specific produce, including NW grown traditional Mexican produce and Asian greens. Sun. Event Details.