Fall is in the air, so enjoy the fresh hop beer, Greek Festival, yet another Oktoberfest, and more – this weekend!
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]
The 61st annual Portland Greek Festival takes place October 5 through 7, 2012 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (NE 32nd and Glisan) . . .
Join upwards of 15,000 other guests to enjoy the greek food (feta, lamb, souvlaki, spanakopita, koulourakia, diples, bougatsa, etc.), cooking demonstrations, crafts, and of course beer and wine! [more]
The 2nd annual Portland Streetcar Mobile Music Fest takes place Friday, October 5, 2012.
This First Friday fest is free to the public. Local bands will be performing live onboard on every streetcar between OMSI and the Leftbank Project from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. [more]
The 2012 Prost! Portland (4237 N Mississippi) Oktoberfest takes place this Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7. Special events are scheduled each day of the fest . . .
The Mississippi Marketplace food carts are also joining the festivities, and of course Prost makes a mean pretzel sandwich too. [more]
The City of Portland and the Financial Planning Associations of Oregon and SW Washington bring you Portland Financial Planning Day this Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the Portland Building (1120 SW 5th), second floor.
Dozens of Portland Area financial planners will be offering free one-on-one counseling and seminars on budgeting, income taxes, investment strategies, mortgages and foreclosures, retirement planning and more. The advice will be offered on a “no strings attached” basis – planners will not be giving out business cards or selling financial products or services. [more]
The 3rd annual Oregon Archives Crawl takes place Saturday, October 6, 2012.
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 the Oregon Historical Society.
Pick up your free “passport” at any host location, and make sure to get stamps as you crawl from site to site. [more]
The Wedge: Portland Celebrates Cheese Festival returns again to the Green Dragon & Buckman Botanical Brewery (928 SE 9th) this Saturday, October 6, 2012.
This farmer’s market-style event showcases artisan, specialty, and farmstead cheesemakers from throughout the Northwest. [more]
The 2012 Portland Fresh Hops Fest takes place at Oaks Amusement Park (7805 SE Oaks Park Way) this Saturday, October 6 from noon until 8 p.m.
Hop heads will be in heaven – this fest features dozens of delicious locally brewed beers spiced up with freshly picked hops . . . [more]