Portland Weekend Amusements (October 26-28, 2012)

Ongoing

Willamette Pedestrian CoalitionWalktober PDX 2012

Walktober PDX 2012 runs from Saturday, October 6 through Halloween (the greatest walking holiday of the year).

Inspired by Pedalpalooza, three weeks of bikey fun in Portland held every June, the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition conceived Walktober to promote walking as a fun, healthy, ubiquitous activity in the Portland metro region. [more]

All weekend

Portland Humanist Film FestivalPortland Humanist Film Festival

The third annual Portland Humanist Film Festival (PHFF), 35mm closer to reality, takes place Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28, 2012 at Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st).

Sponsored by the Center For Inquiry, the PHFF was established to be a provocative and enlightening cultural experience indicative of the rapidly growing Humanist movement in the Pacific Northwest. [more]

Friday

Portland Art MuseumPortland Art Museum Free Day (5pm-8pm)

Admission to the Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park) is free on Friday, October 26, 2012 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

The museum offers free admission ever fourth Friday (5 p.m.- 8 p.m.) of the month. [more]

Strip City’s Storied Sex Worker Specters AND Midnight Cowboy!Strip City’s Storied Sex Worker Specters & Midnight Cowboy

Kick Ass Oregon History presents Strip City’s Storied Sex Workers Spectre… a.k.a. Portland’s Dead Prostitutes plus a screening of Midnight Cowboy, this Friday, October 26, 2012 at the Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan).

Ribald Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin will be on hand to share ghostly tales – about sex worker from Strip City. [more]

Night of the Living Ales 2012Night of the Living Ales

The third annual Night of the Living Ales takes place Friday, October 26, 2012 at Burnside Brewing (East Burnside at 7th).

“Night of the Living Ales is the ultimate Halloween extravaganza designed around everything that makes Portland and Halloween great – craft beers, burlesque, costume contests, go-go dancers and the album release for local hometown favorite Boy Eats Drum Machine with additional musical stylings by Oh, Darling.” [more]

Saturday-Sunday

SquishHowloween and the Squishing of the Squash at the Oregon Zoo

Each year the Oregon Zoo acknowledges the reason for the season (i.e. pumpkins) right around Halloween.

The Annual Squishing of the Squash takes place Friday, October 26, 2012 in the elephant area, at 10:30 a.m. The elephants will get to take out their aggression on a huge and innocent pumpkin. This event is free with your paid zoo admission. [more]

Saturday

PumpkinGreat Pumpkin Event at Portland Farmers Market

The Portland Farmers Market annual Great Pumpkin Event takes place on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the PSU market.

The pumpkin carving contest goes from 9 a.m. to noon (or while supplies last). Awards will be announced at 12:30 p.m. The winner in the kids competition receives a basket of market goodies. The adult contest winner gets $130 in Organic Valley coupons. [more]

Portland TimbersPortland Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes

The Portland Timbers (8-16-9) aim to end the season on a high note at home Saturday when they face the league leading San Jose Earthquakes (19-6-8) at Jeld-Wen Field.

The Timbers scored their only road win of the season last weekend in Vancouver, and collected the Cascadia Cup for good measure too. Here’s hoping they put of a good fight at the last home match of the season! [more]

And for even more weekend events and activities, check out the Dave Knows Calendar, and visit Around the Sun, Blogging Portland on the Cheap, and Oregon Events at OregonLive.com.

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