Fall has officially arrived, in my book, when the apples arrive. Well this weekend (and next too!) over 50 apple varieties will be available at the Portland Nursery Apple Tasting event, so I daresay fall has arrived. Also the Timbers host Houston in what may be the final home match of the season, if the team doesn’t make the playoffs. The second annual Oregon Archives Crawl takes place Saturday! Read on for details on all these events, and several more . . .
Portland Nursery Apple Tasting Event 2011
Portland Nursery‘s 24th Annual Apple Tasting Event takes place over the next two weekends (Friday-Sunday, October 14-16, and 21-23) at the SE 50th and Stark location.
After the beer-focused festivals, this is my favorite fall event. Apple tasting, old fashioned cider pressing, apple desserts, cooking demonstrations, and live music – what’s not to like? Heather also freakin’ loves apples! [more]
Shine A Light 2011 takes place Friday, October 14, 2011 at the Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park).
“This annual event reshapes the Museum experience through installations, performances, and presentations throughout the campus. Innovative activities push the conventional boundaries of art.” [more]
Portland Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo
The Portland Timbers (11-13-7) host the Houston Dynamo (10-9-13) Friday night in the final home match of the regular season. The Timbers are on the cusp of the last playoff position, and three points Friday night would pull them even with Houston at 43 points. Win, draw, or lose Friday, the playoff picture may not become clear for a few more weeks: only 5 points currently separate Colorado, New York, Houston and Portland for the last spot. The Timbers play two more regular seasons matches, on the road, after Friday. [more]
Oregon Archives Crawl and After Party
The 2nd annual Oregon Archives Crawl takes place Saturday, October 15, 2011.
Crawlers begin at any of the four host locations: Portland Archives and Records Center, the Portland State University Millar Library, Multnomah County Central Library or theOregon Historical Society. [more]
House Spirits White Dog Whiskey Release
House Spirits invites the public to the release of the latest batch of White Dog Whiskey this Saturday, October 15, 2011 at the distillery (2025 SE 7th).
“This new release, which is Batch 28 in our Stillroom Series, has beautiful Autumn notes of fresh cut apples and pears, pie crust and honey. You will have a chance to taste compare between the new Batch 28 and Batch 27, our White Dog Whiskey we release this Summer.” [more]
Storm Day: Commemorating the 1962 Columbus Day Storm
Pittock Mansion‘s annual Storm Day event, which commemorates the 1962 Columbus Day Storm, takes place this Saturday, October 15, 2011. . . .
The then privately owned, and up for sale, Pittock Mansion sustained significant damage during the storm. A fundraising effort by concerned citizens spurred the City of Portland to purchase the mansion in 1964 (for $225,000!). It was restored and in 1965 the historic house opened as the museum we know it as now. [more]
En Route: Todd Haynes Presents Vertigo and Performance
Filmmaker Todd Haynes kicks off En Route, the new Hollywood Theatre series featuring directors at the height of their craft presenting films that have influence their work, this Saturday, October 15, 2011.
Todd Haynes, considered a defining figure in the New Queer Cinema movement, is the award winning director of Velvet Goldmine, Far From Heaven, Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story, and the new TV series Mildred Pierce. The films he will introduce and answer questions about on Saturday night are Performance and Vertigo. [more]
For even more weekend events and activities, check out the Dave Knows Calendar, and visit Around the Sun, Blogging Portland on the Cheap, PDX Pipeline, and Oregon Events at OregonLive.com.
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