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October November
A list of current and upcoming theatrical productions from some of our favorite theaters in Oregon
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October Events

Harvest Festivals & Halloween Events

Harvest Festivals, corn mazes, haunted houses and other Halloween events listed by regions.

Corn Maize
September 3 - October 31, 2016
(selected days)
Sauvie Island - Portland Metro

Great Fun! With hay rides, pumpkin patch, farm fresh market and more. See their 2016 Peanuts Themed Design Maize!

The Pumpkin Patch - Sauvie Island
16525 NW Gillihan Rd.
(Only 15 minutes from downtown Portland!)

(503) 621-7110

Fazio Farms "Corn Maze in The City"
Open September 26 - October 31, 2016

"Corn Maze in The City" is 6.5 acres (over 283,000 square feet!) of confusing corn maze. The corn is double planted so you CANNOT see through the 20' (twenty feet) thick corn maze walls! It's freaky. We look forward to your confusion and you WILL get lost!

We offer an amazing corn maze, food booths, 22' Bouncy Slide, tractor hay rides, pumpkin and gourd painting, mechanical swing, and a ferris wheel. Visit "HayLand" our covered kids facility for a parent's break, hay bale maze, and hay bale pyramid. There will also be pony rides and a petting zoo on the weekends.

Fazio Farms Corn Maze
8433 NE 13th Avenue
Portland, OR 97211

(503) 289-2020

Annual Squishing of the Squash & 'Howloween' at the Zoo
Portland - Portland Metro

Environmental Enrichment - Annual Squishing of the Squash
October 28, 2016 - 10:30am to 11:30am
In preparation for our “Howloween” event, the Portland Zoo elephant herd will receive a HUGE pumpkin to pulverize. Great photo opportunity — bring your camera!

October 30, 2016 - 10:00am to 03:00pm
The zoo provides a fun and safe setting for this Halloween tradition, where costumed trick-or-treaters learn about wildlife in a fun scavenger hunt throughout the zoo. In keeping with the zoo's mission, Howloween aims to be educational as well as fun. Scavenger hunts and activities are themed to teach kids about animals around the world, and their habitats and adaptations.

Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Rd
Portland, Oregon


Annual "Meet the Pioneers"
October, 2016
Jacksonville - Southern Oregon

Special evening walking tours where visitors will be greeted by the Spirits of Jacksonville's early pioneers and settlers. Meet these early "movers and shakers" up close and personal, and hear their interesting and fascinating stories of life in and around Jacksonville during the mid to late 1800's. Dress for fall weather and be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. Tours will depart every 15 minutes and take approximately one hour to complete.

Tickets may be purchased at the Jacksonville Chamber and Visitor Information Center located on North Oregon Street (next to the Post Office) or by calling 541 899-8118

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November Events

Wordstock Book Festival
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Portland - Portland Metro

Although best known for the Book Fair, several events actually make up the Wordstock Festival. The festival will include author discussions and activities for readers of all ages, an extensive book fair, pop-up readings and concerts, a beverage garden, and local food trucks.

Festival tickets include admission to the Portland Art Museum for the day and a $5 voucher to spend at the book fair.

Portland Art Museum & surrounding venues
Portland, OR

Verboort's Annual Sausage and Sauerkraut Dinner
Always the first Saturday of November
November 5, 2016

Verboort - Portland Metro

Every year the folks in Verboort have invited a few of their neighbors over for a sausage and sauerkraut dinner. Buy your dinner tickets when you arrive, then stroll around the grounds and beneath the Giant Sequoia Redwood trees. While all proceeds stay inside the parish, a portion of the proceeds from our dinner provide a subsidy for the Visitation Parish children who attend Visitation Catholic School. Dinners are served 11am-8pm, no advance sales.

Visitation Parish
4285 N.W. Verboort Rd.
Forest Grove

Northwest Filmmakers' Festival
November 10-15, 2016

The Northwest’s premiere showcase of new work by regional filmmakers that brings artists and audiences together for a singular community celebration. Each year the Festival draws more than 400 entries from filmmakers in Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington, presenting to the public carefully selected programs of outstanding work and awarding critical recognition to top juror- and audience-recognized films. After the Festival, the event lives on in the form of the “Best of the Northwest” touring program, presented at key cultural and educational organizations across the Northwest.

Whitsell Auditorium, 5th Ave Cinema, and the Skype Live Studio


Celtic Music Festival
November 11-13, 2016
Yachats - Oregon Coast

The Yachats Celtic Music Festival returns for its 16th year! More than a dozen musical acts, workshops and presentations, dancing, jam sessions, beer and whiskey tastings, and a Celtic themed Mystery Game. Chi mi a dh'aithghearr sibh. See you soon...goin' to be a whale of a time!

Yachats Commons & other locations in Yachats

The Northwest Food & Wine Festival
November 12, 2016
4 - 8 pm
Portland - Portland Metro

A wine and food celebration created to present a rich rewarding experience for wine lovers and gourmet food enthusiasts. Guests can expect a floor filled with over 600 wines and 50 restaurants and gourmet food tastes which feature an incredible array of options for guests.

At The DoubleTree by Hilton Lloyd Center
1000 NE Multnomah Street


Seaside Downtown Wine Walk
Saturday, November 12, 2016
3-7 pm

Seaside, the Coast

Twice a year, Seaside's downtown businesses pour samples of their best wines and provide hors d'oeuvres to the public. Pick up a commemorative wine glasses (required, $10), get a map of participating businesses and let the fun begin! The event lasts for 4 hours, giving everybody plenty of time to visit each winery.

Various businesses in Seaside

Lincoln City Wild Mushroom Cook Off
November 12, 2016
Lincoln City, the Coast

Visit the Wild Mushroom Cook-Off at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City. Admission is free, with tasting-sized portions available for a small fee. Enjoy live presentations, wild mushroom identification, food vendors, wild mushroom books, wild mushrooms for sale, and more!

Admission is free, with samples available for $1 and portion sizes for $3 (while supplies last).

The Culinary Center in Lincoln City
801 SW Hwy 101
Lincoln City

Turkey Trot at the Zoo
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2016
Portland - Portland Metro

Held on Thanksgiving Day, this 4 mile Run & Walk with Kid’s Tot Trot winds through the International Rose Gardens and the zoo.

Event is geared to the entire family - walkers, runners, and kids. Paid registrants will be able to enter the Zoo at no cost.

World Forestry Center
4033 SW Canyon Rd,
Portland, OR

Christmas Festival of Lights
Friday the day after Thanksgiving through December 30th (closed Christmas Day)
Portland - Portland Metro

This celebration of Christmas begins the day after Thanksgiving with the opening of our most popular event, The Christmas Festival of Lights. With over 500,000 lights, 150 choral performances, a petting zoo, carolers, puppet shows and hot chocolate this is a special event for the whole family.

admission charged

NE 85th and Sandy Boulevard
Portland, Oregon


Wine Country Thanksgiving
November 25-27, 2016
Willamette Valley

More than 150 wineries will open their doors to kick off the winter wine tasting season. Many of these wineries are not open at any other time during the year. Festivities include tasting of new releases and older vintages, barrel tastings, specialty foods and sales of limited quantity wines. Some wineries have live music and tasting fees vary by winery. Winemakers and owners will personally greet their guests.

Various wineries. Call for a brochure.


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Now On Stage

Coaster Theater presents: 'It's a Wonderful Life'
Cannon Beach
November 18-December 23, 2016

In our American culture It’s a Wonderful Life has become almost as familiar as Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, dreams of escape and adventure only to have them quashed by family obligation and civic duty. His guardian angel descends on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him – by showing him – what the world would have been like had he never been born and that his life has been, after all, a wonderful life. This faithful adaptation celebrates the faith of the season, as well as the American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play and the love and support of one’s family and community will be rewarded.

108 North Hemlock Street
Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
Box Office 503-436-1242

CoHo Productions presents: 'The How and the Why - Portland
October 20 - November 19, 2016

Two evolutionary biologists: one an eminent scholar and professor, the other an anxious student with a radical thesis. They are connected by more than just their focus on the female reproductive system - a fertile subject since scientists agree on the how of menstruation, but not the why.

Coho Theater
2257 Northwest Raleigh Street
Portland, OR

(503) 220-2646

The Oregon Cabaret Theatre presents 'Bat Boy’ - Ashland
September 22 - November 6, 2016

The premise of Bat Boy is ripped straight from supermarket tabloids – a half-man, half-bat is discovered in a cave by the locals of Hope Falls, Oregon and brought to live with the family of the town veterinarian.

The corner of First and Hargadine Streets
Ashland OR

Portland Story Theater presents 'Urban Tellers'
November 4, 2016

Every month, a group of six people come together as Urban Tellers® to stand and deliver the real, true stories that they have discovered, crafted, and honed in Portland Story Theater's Art of Personal Narrative workshops. The results are highly personal and authentic narratives. You might hear stories about difficult choices, transformational life experiences, or hilarious family interactions. Whatever the story, the people that perform at these events are authentic, funny and fearless.

November 4th will feature Kate Ristau, Gigi Rosenberg, Sage Cohen, Jamie Houghton, Jessica Mehta, and Rachel Miller-Howard.

Hipbone Studio
NE 18th & E Burnside
Portland, Oregon

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