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See upcoming local events to participate in during the fall season this year.

THE MAIZE ON SAUVIE ISLANDBEAVERTON HALF MARATHON 2022 — This popular 5K/10K event has been reinstated and is the premier fall marathon in Oregon. The event is on Oct. 16. Aid stations will be located every 1.5 to 2 miles along the route, and all races will begin at 8 a.m. Ribbons will be awarded, and packet pick-up is at Portland Running Company, located at 10029 S.W. Nimbus Avenue #100. The race starts and ends at Portland Running Company. More information can be found online (

OREGON TRADESWOMEN BUILD WITH US GALA — Portland-based workforce training non-profit Oregon Tradeswomen is hosting a "Build With Us" blue collar gala, auction and industry awards. This event, to be held at The Loft at Eighth Avenue on Sept. 23, from 5:30-9 p.m., will celebrate inspiring stories and the strength and resilience of area tradeswomen. The Loft is located at 2010 S.E. Eighth Ave. For more information, go online (

THE MAIZE ON SAUVIE ISLAND — Haunted houses and other spooky gatherings are a part of the Halloween scene in Portland — too many to list here. However, a popular attraction has been The MAiZE at The Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island — a maze and a pumpkin patch on one visit! Portland's original corn maze, The MAiZE is eight acres where you can get lost (figuratively) in farm-filled fun. It's open through Halloween, Oct. 31, daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in September and 9 a.m-6 p.m. Thursdays and 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October. Admission is $8 for those aged 13 and over and $6 for kids 6-12 and 60-and-over seniors. For more:

HALLOWEEN TRUNK & TREAT IN KING CITY — On the Thursday evening before Halloween (Oct. 27), you can wear your costume for this dress rehearsal. Enjoy the parade in King City from the roundabout in Edgewater to Deer Creek Elementary School, where you can find a spooky party with a Trunk & Treat as the sun goes down. This event is in collaboration with the Deer Creek Parent Student Organization's Book Fair. For more information, go online (

MILBURN'S HAUNTED MANOR IN HUBBARD — For a spooktacular time, visit Milburn's Haunted Manor, ranked the best haunted house in Oregon. Located at 11503 Broadacres Road, the manor will be open for brave visitors on Oct. 7 through Halloween, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. You'll find The Dark, the Graveside Grill, a moonlit pumpkin patch, and a photo booth at the manor. For more information, go online (

BEAVERTON FARMERS MARKET — Since 1988, the Beaverton Farmers Market has been a go-to location for locals interested in fruits, vegetables, artisan foods and live music. The market runs Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and is located across the street from the Beaverton Library on Southwest Hall Boulevard, between Third and Fifth streets. The market will attract 15,000 to 20,000 visitors on a typical Saturday during the summertime. At the market, you'll find nursery growers, ranchers and farmers. For more information, go online (

GRESHAM TEDDY BEAR PARADE — Show off your Teddy Bears at the 40th annual Teddy Bear Parade. The event returns to Gresham, and all participants and spectators are encouraged to bring their Teddy Bears. The event is Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. until noon, in Downtown Gresham. The Teddy Bear Parade has been organized and hosted by the Soroptimists International of Gresham since the early 1980s. For more information and a history of the event, go online (

ART HARVEST STUDIO TOUR OF YAMHILL COUNTY — At this event, which runs Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Oct. 1-2, as well as Oct. 7-9, you can meet and view the work of Yamhill County's finest artists. You'll be able to visit nearly 50 local artists, workshops and studios. Witness the creative processes that go into the artwork. For more information, go online (

Fall Home and Garden

FALL HOME AND GARDEN SHOW — Look for a wide variety of exhibitors at the Portland Fall Home & Garden Show at the Expo Center, located at 2060 N. Marine Drive in Portland. The show takes place Friday through Sunday, Oct. 7-9. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 7-8, and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Oct. 9. Admission is $10, and parking is $12. More information can be found online (

ARCH BRIDGE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION EVENT IN OREGON CITY — Saturday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m., you can celebrate Arch Bridge turning 100 years old. The iconic bridge is a steel through bridge spanning the Willamette between Oregon City and West Linn. You can enjoy a historical reenactment of the original Arch Bridge opening ceremony. For additional information, go online (

Bauman Farms

BAUMAN FARMS HARVEST FESTIVAL IN GERVAIS — Bring the family to the Bauman Farms Harvest Festival on Sept. 24-30. Located at 12989 Howell Prairie Road N.E., this event runs 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and features an animal petting zoo, apple cannon, a barnyard bridge, cider demonstrations and samples, a dark maze, giant slides, a hayride and an obstacle course. For more information, go online (

BEAVERTON RESTAURANT WEEK — The 6th annual Beaverton Restaurant Week runs from Sept. 22 to Oct. 2. Beaverton is known for its expanding selection of international cuisine, and there will be limited-time menu offerings from over 40 restaurants. Enjoy both global and local cuisine when visiting Beaverton. For more information, go online (downtown

TIGARD FARMERS MARKET — Since 1993, the Tigard Farmers Market "has focused on bringing farmers, community and non-profits together in a way that benefits all." The market, located at 12345 S.W. Main St., in the heart of Tigard, offers fresh, locally produced fruits, vegetables, plants, food and crafts. If you want more information, contact the market at 503-639-6302.

SAND ISLAND CAMPGROUND — Since the weather can stay warm through September and part of October, a great option during the fall season is to camp overnight at Sand Island, located across from St. Helens. Offering great views of Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Hood, Sand Island is a great way to connect with nature. The 31.7-acre offshore overnight camp offers docks, nature trails, beaches, picnic tables and kayak connections. For more information, go online (

FALL CONCERT SERIES AT CHEHALEM CULTURAL CENTER IN NEWBERG — This event features world-class musicians. At the center, located at 415 E. Sheridan, the cello duo of Marilyn DeOliveira and Trevor Fitzpatrick will entertain on Sept. 23. Enjoy concert rock violinist Aaron Meyer on Oct. 14. On Nov. 11 it is classical guitarist Peter Zisa putting on an entertaining show. For more information, go online (

TIDEMAN JOHNSON PARK WORK PARTY IN MILWAUKIE — This might involve a bit of work on your part, but you can take part in maintaining the beauty of this gem of a park by getting involved in a work party on Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. until noon. You can get involved in cleaning up a much-enjoyed natural area near Milwaukie. Walkers and cyclists frequently pass through this area on the Springwater Corridor Trail. For more information, go online (

SPIRIT OF HALLOWEENTOWN IN ST. HELENS — Some consider St. Helens a haunted location. However, in the spirit of fun, St. Helens is home to the Spirit of Halloween, an annual event with an international following that takes place from Sept. 17 through Oct. 31. Fans of the Disney movie Halloweentown will notice several familiar St. Helens locations. A fun attraction is the Big Pumpkin located at the courthouse. The pumpkin is lit on the first Saturday of October after the big parade. For more information, go online (

PORTLAND OPEN STUDIOS — This event allows you to visit a local artist studio and learn the creative process. It runs two weekends, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8-9, and Oct 15-16. At least 120 artists have been invited to participate. You can learn more online (

CHEESE AND MEAT FESTIVAL — Located at the Leftbank Annex, at 101 N. Weidler Street, the Portland Cheese and Meat Festival, taking place Nov. 12, features a lunch tasting at 11 a.m. Local artisanal food and beverage producers can sign up for a free table. For more information, go online (

BROADWAY IN PORTLAND — Broadway in Portland brings great Broadway touring shows to the Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St.,and the shows begin with Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird," the classic about racial justice and childhood innocence and centering one small-town lawyer Atticus Finch, Oct. 18-23, followed by the new musical "Jagged Little Pill," a story of joy, love, heartache, strength and wisdom based on Alanis Morissette's music, Nov. 15-20. The season's other shows: "Ain't Too Proud — The Life and Times of The Temptations," Feb. 7-12, 2023; Lerner & Loewe's "My Fair Lady," Feb. 28-March 5, 2023; "Hairspray, March 28-April 2; "Come From Away," May 2-7, 2023. For tickets and more, go online (

TUALATIN PUMPKINS AND PINTS — Visit Stickmen Brewing Company, 19475 S.W. 118th Ave., and watch as the biggest of the big pumpkins and other vegetables compete for cash prizes. The event is Saturday, Oct. 15, from noon until 4 p.m. Enjoy the Pacific Giant Vegetable Growers Terminator Weigh-Off. Perhaps you have a vegetable that might enter the competition. In addition, you'll enjoy pizza at Pumpkins and Pints, and beer is available at Stickmen Brewing. For more information, go online (

MOLALLA TRAIN PARK — Kids of all ages enjoy the Molalla Train Park at 31803 S. Shady Dell Road. This is a 4-acre train park complete with miniature trains. And yes, kids can take a ride on the trains! The park is open Sundays, noon to 5 p.m., through October. If you would like more information, you can call 503-829-6866.

OKTOBERFEST IN HAPPY VALLEY — Oct. 8 is the day you can enjoy Oktoberfest at Happy Valley Park. Kids of all ages will have lots of fun as you can enjoy a petting zoo, wagon rides, pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, face painting, a beer garden and plenty of German music and food. If you want more information, go online (


TUALATIN WEST COAST GIANT PUMPKIN REGATTA — This fun, family-friendly event takes place Sunday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Tualatin Commons. If you're new to the event, you'll see costumed racers piloting pumpkins through a watercourse on Tualatin Commons Lake. In addition, there are other activities to entertain the family, including face painting, pumpkin bowling and pumpkin golf. More information on the regatta can be found online (

BEAVERTON TRICK OR TREAT — Kids in costume will be treated to free candy from downtown businesses on Halloween afternoon from 1-3 p.m. Participating businesses will have a BOOverton poster in their windows. If you want a map of the businesses, go online ( and click on the "Events" tab.

PORTLAND ART MUSEUM — New at the Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave., will be two exhibits focusing on Native American art: "Jeffrey Gibson: They Come From Fire," Oct. 15-Feb. 26, 2023; "Dakota Modern: the Art of Oscar Howe," Oct. 29-May 14, 2023. Howe, who died in 1983, was a Yanktonai Dakota artist, and the exhibit features about 70 of his paintings and more. Gibson, a member of Mississippi Band Choctaw, breaks down barriers with dynamic work that combines graphic abstraction and social commentary. For more information, go online (

BEAVERTON ARTS MIX — Art lovers will have fun at this event where the BAM live show will feature award winners and curated works from through Oct. 15 at the Reser's galleries, which are open 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.

HORSE DRAWN WAGON RIDES IN LAKE OSWEGO — These enjoyable wagon rides, great for the whole family, will take place Saturday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at Millennium Park Plaza, located at 200 First Street in Lake Oswego. The entire family can enjoy a ride through Downtown Lake Oswego.

FOREST GROVE FARMERS MARKET — The Forest Grove Farmers Market runs Wednesdays through Oct.26. In 2005, Adelante Mujeres launched the market to foster cross-cultural exchange. Each week, thousands of visitors enjoy such local food items as eggs, meat, produce and baked goods. Local musicians provide entertainment during the event, and you can also find products such as handcrafted soaps. This is a chance for small farmers and food producers to get to know the community. For more information and hours of the event, go online (

FALL FESTIVAL AT WILLAMETTE VALLEY MELON COMPANY — Held every weekend in October, this festival features a pumpkin patch, corn maze, kids activities, beer, wine, cider and live music. Willamette Valley Melon Company is located at 32359 S. Dryland Rd. in Molalla. For more information, call 503-651-3302 or go online (

HILLSBORO ART WALK - FIRST TUESDAY — Enjoy the Hillsboro Art Walk on First Tuesdays, Oct. 4 and Nov. 1, at the Cultural Arts District. You can make your first stop at the Walters Cultural Arts Center, located at 527 E. Main St. At the event, you can take in local galleries and art spaces, live music and plenty of engaging activities. Hours are 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Food and shopping is available. For more information, go online (

SELLWOOD MORELAND FARMERS MARKET — Opened in May 2006, Sellwood Moreland Farmers Market is located at 1650 S.E. Claybourne, between S.E. 17th and S.E. Milwaukie. The mission of the market is to create a neighborhood space where local farmers can sell their fresh produce, cheese, meat, fish, prepared food, and more. The market runs on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Oct. 22. More information can be found online (

THE HAUNTED FOREST AT HOMEWOOD PARK — On Halloween, enjoy this event from 4-6 p.m. at 10821 S.E. Home Ave. The Hector Campbell Neighborhood District Association invites you to the event, where the route starts at the west end of the trail off of Southeast Garret Drive near the parking lot of Eagles Wings Ministries. If you would like more information, go online (

PORTLAND FILM FESTIVAL — If you enjoy the craft of filmmaking, take in this event that nurtures filmmakers and audiences. Screenings will take place at Portland theaters Oct. 12-22. For more information on this festival, go online (

BAUMAN CIDER FESTIVAL IN GERVAIS — This fun event is held Saturday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at 12989 Howell Prairie Road N.E. in Gervais. There will be cider tasting and a pumpkin drop at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, along with the Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off. More information can be found online (

Homes of Tomorrow

HOMES OF TOMORROW TODAY TOUR — Presented by Portland General Electric, this tour takes place through the Portland Metro area. You'll be able to tour newly-constructed homes featuring the best in sustainable building practices. Visitors will have the chance to discover cutting-edge technology in these homes and meet local builders. For a lot more information, go online (

PORTLAND THORNS — With the popularity of the Portland Timbers, it didn't take long for the women players, the Thorns, to attract an equally enthusiastic home crowd at Providence Park. The Thorns play the season's last home game Sunday, Sept. 25, against the Chicago Red Stars. For more information, go online (

WEST LINN'S BOO PUMPKIN PATH — The third-annual Boo Pumpkin Path in West Linn features pumpkins, lights and sweet delights. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 and ending at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, you can walk through Mary S. Young Park and witness fun and spooky jack-o-lanterns come alive. Over 200 lit pumpkins carved by local West Linn citizens will be on display. This family-friendly event is not a haunted house/forest, nothing jumps out to scare and festive characters are not gory. Stay for the Halloween movie under the trees. Halloween costumes are encouraged.

WILSONVILLE FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL — People can enjoy Wilsonville's Fall Harvest Festival at the Stein-Boozier Barn from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. The event is free. For more information, go online (

HARVEST DASH AT LUSCHER FARM — Get ready for a 5K trail run Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Luscher Farm, located at 125 Rosemont Road, West Linn. You'll find 3.1 miles of natural terrain, and there's a barn-bash after party. There will be fun for the whole family and the race is not timed.

PORTLAND RETRO GAMING EXPO AT THE OREGON CONVENTION CENTER — Taking place Oct. 14-16, this event celebrates console, computer and arcade gaming. You'll find a massive arcade of video games from yesteryear. For more information, go online (

CANBY HAUNTED HOUSE — "Knock, Knock," will be at the Clackamas County Event Center courtesy of Creatures of the Night. The haunt will be open Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29 from 7-10 p.m. The Jr. Haunt, for ages 12 and under, will be Saturdays from 7-8 p.m. For more information or to buy tickets, go online (

LAKE OSWEGO FARMERS MARKET — You'll find lots of great eats and family fun at the Farmers Market in Lake Oswego, located at Millennium Park Plaza. The market runs through Oct. 1, between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. There is a selection of produce, meats, seafood, nuts, cheeses, jams, jellies and artisan baked goods. Nursery items will be available, and your family can enjoy live music. If you would like more information, go online (

CONCERTS AT THE MODA CENTER — Tickets always go quickly, but you'll be able to enjoy some autumn concerts at the Moda Center. The Who will be entertaining on Oct. 20, and Post Malone visits on Nov. 3. Lizzo is scheduled for two nights at the Moda, Nov. 4 and Nov. 10. For ticket information, go online (

GRESHAM SAFE TRICK OR TREAT — This event, hosted by the Historic Downtown Gresham Business Association, takes place Halloween evening from 4-6 p.m. on Main Avenue, between First and Fifth Streets. Business owners will be dressed up in costumes and hand out candy. Bring your kids, get in some fun costumes, and have fun. For more information, go online (

MONSTER MASH SPOOKTACULAR — Halloween is when you can walk through trick-or-treat streets searching for candy toys and trinkets. The spooktacular is located at Christ Church Parish, at 1060 Chandler Road in Lake Oswego. Hours are 3-6 p.m. Feel free to dress in your favorite Halloween costume. According to the Spooktacular, there are "spooky tunes and ghoulish crafts."

Portland Timbers

PORTLAND TIMBERS — Giovanni Savarese and his team of players always entertain at Providence Park. The recently-expanded seating makes the experience that much more enjoyable. You'll be able to hear the Timber's Army sing and cheer on the lads of summer. The Timbers wrap up the regular season with a home game on Sunday, Oct. 2, against LAFC, then play Sunday, Oct. 9 at Real Salt Lake. For more information, go online (

MOLALLA DOWNTOWN TRICK OR TREAT — Sponsored by the Molalla Area Chamber of Commerce, this trick or treat event takes place on Halloween evening, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Businesses will open their doors to all the ghosts and goblins who will be dropping by.

THE ORIGINAL GRESHAM FARMERS MARKET — For a great selection of local produce, flowers, nursery stock, handcrafted food items and baked goods, bring the family to the Original Gresham Farmers Market, located in Historic Downtown Gresham at N.E. 3RD Street and N.E. Hood Avenue. This farmers market is held every Saturday through October, from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. You'll also find wine and artisan crafts at the market. For more information, go online (

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