Hello, Portlanders. Here's the weekly Portland events rundown with several ideas of fun things to do in Portland this week. Here it is mid October already, and Halloween is fast approaching. If you have yet to select a fat pumpkin for your annual jack-o-lantern display, then a trip out to Sauvie Island is in order. Enjoy family-friendly hayrides,corn mazes, and spooky Halloween mazes.
Bella Organic Farm - Corn MazeFrom: http://bellaorganic.com/
Address: 16205 NW Gillihan Rd. Portland, OR 97231
We are located on Sauvie Island
Call 503-621-9545 for farm stand and U-Pick info!!!
After you cross the Sauvie Island bridge take the first left onto Gillihan Rd and continue for 1.5 miles. We will be on your left.
2013 Corn Maze Theme is… Ducks Vs. Beavers (Civil War Theme)!
There is bark dust on the paths but we do suggest wearing Rubber Boots!
Purchase Corn Maze Tickets: https://sauvieislandmaze.ticketbud.com/sauvie-island-corn-maze
Corn Maze Info:
Wear your team colors to the farm! The Civil War corn maze opens September 1st at 9am! Don’t miss the largest corn maze on Sauvie Island!
Deciphering the myriad uniforms the local college football powerhouse wears week-to-week is a tradition Oregon fans revel in. Equally fun is the challenge of navigating the Ducks Vs. Beavers Corn Maze. The corn maze is an annual tradition at Bella Organic & Portland Pumpkin Farm.
Located on Sauvie Island, Bella Organic & Portland Pumpkin Farm is a year-round attraction for berry-picking enthusiasts and those looking to grab some local organic produce. Come autumn, the farm transforms itself for fall festivities, with its beautiful pumpkins and challenging corn maze drawing visitors from around the Portland area.
This year’s maze spans seven acres of cornfields and features the Ducks Vs. Beavers team helmets plowed through it. There are 3.2 miles of start-to-finish pathways, and it takes intrepid visitors an average of one hour to figure their way out.
Portland Pumpkin Farm
The Portland Pumpkin Farm
& Maze have teamed up with Bella Organic to help extend the
farm season and host a pumpkin harvest. There will be acres
of organic and non-organic pumpkins for everyone to pick along with
many already picked pumpkins.
Voodoo Doughnut Haunted Maze
HAUNTED MAZE INFO:
The Original Maize at the Pumpkin Patch and Haunted MaizeFrom: http://www.portlandmaze.com/
16511 NW Gillihan Road
Portland, OR 97231
(On Sauvie Island at
The Pumpkin Patch)
Peddling pumpkins for over 40 years. Pick your perfect pumpkin in one of our many pumpkin patches. Or pick one up in our Pumpkin Patch Market.
The MAiZE at The Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island is open for its fifteenth season in 2013. Over 500,000 visitors have attended the annual event at the farm. An outstanding family outdoor activity, visitors test their physical and mental skills in the pathways carved into corn over twelve feet tall.
Our Cornfield MAiZE and Haunted MAiZE are more than aerial pieces of art. Our MAiZE (a five-acre cornfield maze) and our spooky Haunted MAiZE (our spooky trail through a four-acre cornfield haunted path) – offer visitors plenty of opportunities for fun and adventure
The cornfield maze offers the usual exciting physical and mental challenges. The two-phase maze offers an easier warm up to a more challenging second half, with two 16-foot long observation bridges that give visitors a look across the field and stunning panoramic views of Sauvie Island and the mountains in the distance.
Reel Music Festival - 31
Welcome to our 31st edition of Reel Music. We've been on the lookout all year for new works—and timely classics—for this annual celebration of sound and image, music and culture, and the origins of sounds infused in our experience. Whether your passion is jazz, blues, rock, soul, folk, funk, or punk, we hope you find this mixture of old and new, familiar and strange, to be full of inspiration and discovery.
Overlapping, and part of, Reel Music is "The Hitchcock 9," recent restorations of all of Alfred Hitchcock's surviving early silent films, accompanied by live performance by some of Portland's finest musical talents. As always, our special thanks go to Music Millennium, Willamette Week, Oregon Music News, KINK.fm, MusicFestNW, All Classical Portland, KIND Healthy Snacks, KZME, Walker, KMHD, PDX Pipeline Yelp!, Portland Radio Project and PosterChild McMenamins for helping make it all happen. Enjoy.
PLEASE NOTE: All films at The Mission Theater are 21 and over only. The box office opens one hour prior to showtime.
Tapping the Typery Thing
Written by PortlandNeighborhood Guest Writer, Rob Creighton Garrison
How to bust the blank page thingy.
You just do this. Type. Typey-type-type. Sooner or later something will bubble to the surface that is worthy of eyes other than mine.
I realize that this has not yet occurred here. Thanks.
I blame the government shutdown. My brain has ceased operation in sympathy. Obama-tongue reasoning the reasonable reasonings and Boehner-ego NOPE NOPE NOPE. Here it's mumble-mumble and net-surfing for inspiration. Google PORTLAND OREGON. Yes, click 'Images' and look at pictures on the web of the town you live in. Brillian-tuh.
So I'm all AUTUMN IN PORTLAND! No, did that, more than once. MY CATS! Dude, you don't even have to scroll to see you already did that. KIDS! PARKS! BEER!!! Done, done, did. HALLOWEEN? Did a Halloween theme in September. Yes, you did. NAKED BIKE RIDE?? Nudity is always a crowd-pleaser, yes, but that was months and months ago, and you wrote about that, too.
What do YOU want to talk about, dear reader/surfer/scroller? This is honest curiosity here, actually. I'm gonna turn this week's blarg over to you and I'll listen/read for a change.
What part of town do you live in or visit most? I have eastern sensibilities but y'all in the west have nothin' to be ashamed of. You like Trendy-third? Mississippi? What?
Where do you prefer to seek your peace? Forest Park is church, as I'm sure I've stated here before. Do you instead enter a brick-and-mortar building? (Confession: I have big love for First Unitarian but am determined to take in a service at that magnificent Trinity Episcopal Cathedral!) I enjoy The Grotto too, how about you?
What is your favorite season in Portland? Mine is autumn. Do you suffer the winter doldrums? I almost never do, but I once left Portland because I thought I wouldn't miss the rain and the cloud cover (I was, obviously, wrong).
Did you, like me, come from somewhere else? I once heard a man (jerk) say that the one vital ingredient missing from Portland was Portland-born Portlanders (and yeah he was a jerk but not just for that comment; if you have similar feelings, you have a right to them).
Do you align yourself with a particular thubthet of thitithen? (I'm sorry, I typed that the correct way first but couldn't help changing it. Thufferin' thuckatash! Are you goth? Hipster? Grunge? Just simply very very white like almost everyone else? I'm curious!
Chew on those questions and post your answers, if you would. I gotta go, I have a thing.
Portland Photo of the Week
Mt Hood Salmon and Mushroom Festival - Photo by Earl R. Thomas
Each week we select a member-uploaded photo as the Portland Photo of the Week. Earl R. Thomas uploaded a series of images from the Mt Hood Salmon and Mushroom Festival.
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