1. Hillsboro Arts Month
October is Hillsboro Arts Month, meaning that the area is chock-full of artsy-fartsy events. The month starts out with a bang as the Plein Air Festival (October 1-4) opens alongside Affordable Art for Everyone (October 3). Later in the month, view local art at Beaverton Arts Mix! (October 8-11) and the Washington County Open Studios Tour (October 17-18).
2. Fall Colors on the Tualatin River
See double the fall foliage as changing leaves are reflected in the waters of the Tualatin Valley at the annual Fall Colors Paddle (October 3). All levels welcome on this lazy river ride!
3. Spooky Events Near Portland
We don’t just have natural beauty, but supernatural fun, as well with the Zombies v.s. Survivors Run (October 3).
4. Oregon Pumpkin Patches
Whether you go for a classic orange one or a blue-green “Cinderella” gourd, head to our pumpkin patches for farm-time fun. The biggest pumpkins in all the land are carved into actual racing vessels at the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta (October 17).
5. Oregon Crush
Embrace the busy “crush” season for Oregon winemakers with the North Willamette Crush Weekend (October 17-18). Try special wines from over a dozen wineries.
6. Knitting, Quilting and Crocheting Events
7. Oktoberfest Shenanigans
8. More Than an Apple a Day
9. Moonlit Nature Walks
All ages are welcome to an all-day affair of food, music, costumes and more at Halloween at the McMenamins Grand Lodge (October 31).
How will you make the most of October? Your first step is booking a room in the Tualatin Valley!