PNW Events to Check Out this Fall

Autumn has officially arrived with shorter days, cooler nights, and the prettiest foliage! As we head toward the end of the year, there is no shortage of events to attend in our Pacific Northwest cities. Celebrate the season with some of our favorite events and activities in Bend, Portland and Seattle!

Bend, Oregon

Smith Rock Ranch
Now - October 31, 2017
Just 30 minutes north of Bend, is a full day of family fun! Open to the public the month of October, Smith Rock Ranch has pumpkins galore, an impressive corn maze, animals, a harvest market, and other activities for the whole family. Check out their website for additional information!

Thursday, October 12 - Sunday, October 15, 2017
One of Bend’s Tenth Month events, BendFilm celebrates the voice of independent cinema through films, lectures and education. Bend will be transformed as we gather in downtown theaters, lecture halls, music rooms and other venues to take in the work of the most talented independent filmmakers. Visit the BendFilm website for schedules, pass and ticket information.

Fresh Hops on the Pond
Saturday, October 14, 2017
It’s the most wonderful time of year in Bend: fresh hops season! What a better way to celebrate than with a huge party? Hosted on the lawn of Bend Brewing Company, Fresh Hops on the Pond will have fresh hopped brew from some of the best breweries in town, and live music all afternoon! Full event details can be found here.

Portland, Oregon

The Pumpkin Patch Farm on Sauvie Island
Now - October 31, 2017
October here is here and so are all things fall and Halloween. Head on over to Sauvie Island for one of Portland’s largest autumn traditions! Pick your perfect pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, navigate over two miles of twists and turns in the original corn maze, and check out the farm fresh market or gift shop. Check out their website for more information.

Portland Film Festival
Monday, October 30 - Sunday, November 5, 2017
Portland Film Festival is a non-profit dedicated to filmmakers and audiences, celebrating the power of a good story. Named “one of the coolest film festivals in the world,” by MovieMaker Magazine in 2014, this weeklong event is not to be missed. For more information and tickets, visit their website!

Portland Trail Blazers Basketball
October 2017 - April 2018
Basketball is back, with regular season games beginning mid-October. The Trail Blazers have always called Portland home, and have lifelong fans to prove it! Catch a game at the Moda Center when they’re at home, or any of the local sports bars when they’re on the road. The 2017-18 season schedule and ticket information can be found here.

Seattle, Washington

Seattle Restaurant Week
Sunday, October 15 - Thursday, November 2, 2017
Celebrate Seattle’s culinary scene during this three week event, valid Sundays-Thursdays only. With more than 165 local restaurants serving up three-course dinners for just $33, and many offering two or three course lunches for $18. Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to visit all those restaurants that have been on your list and see what makes Seattle a culinary hot spot. Participating restaurants can be found here!

Friday, October 27 - Sunday, October 29, 2017
Calling all sky pirates and explorers, goblins and ghouls, and creatures of all ages. Steamposium is back and going to be a hauntingly good time! As one of the largest conventions of its kind, attendees can expect entertainment, artists and merchants, and the favorite Tea & Fashion Show and Murder Mystery! Check out their website for additional information and tickets.

Seattle Winter Ciderfest
Thursday, November 2, 2017
As we make our way through the fall season, Seattle Winter Ciderfest makes the perfect opportunity to celebrate the harvest and libations of the season before the holiday craziness sets in! In addition to your favorite local cider brands, there will be exhibits from other local companies, beverage categories, and local eats. Grab your tickets here!