Fall kicks in with a gusto this weekend – rain and wind; the Portland Nursery Apple Tasting Event, Friends of the Library Fall Sale, and lots more!
Portland Nursery Apple Tasting Event (October 12-14 and 19-21)
Portland Nursery‘s 25th Annual Apple Tasting Event takes place over the next two weekends (Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, and 19-21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day) at the SE 50th and Stark location.
This is my favorite fall event (after the Polish Festival and Oktoberfests). Apple tasting, old fashioned cider pressing, apple desserts, cooking demonstrations, and live music – what’s not to like? Heather also freakin’ loves apples! [more]
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]
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1962 Columbus Day Storm this year, in partnership with Oregon Historical Society, whose exhibit, The Mightiest Wind, examines the 1962 Columbus Day Storm’s effects throughout Oregon, Pittock Mansion’s members will receive free reciprocal admission to OHS between October 12 and 31. [more]
The 2012 Friends of the Library Fall Used Book Sale takes place Friday through Monday, October 12 through October 15, at the DoubleTree Hotel (1000 NE Multnomah St.).
The 39th annual sale opens Friday for members only from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Non-members can join Friends of the Library at the door or online. Basic memberships are only $10, family memberships $15. [more]
Wordstock, Portland’s book and literary festival, runs from October 11 through 14, 2012 at venues around town. The fest sets up shop at the Oregon Convention Center (777 NE MLK JR Blvd) on Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14 for the big Wordstock Book Fair.
“Wordstock is a literary art and education organization that celebrates and supports writing in the classroom and in the community. Our mission is to use the power of writing to effect positive change in people’s lives.” [more]
Zompire vs. the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival takes place this weekend, Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14, 2012. Things kick off Friday night with a pre-party at the Lovecraft Bar (421 SE Grand).
The Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton) then hosts two nights of fright flicks to get your Halloween season off to a great start. Saturday enjoy an evening of undead shorts and classic features, followed on Sunday by a special preview of next spring’s H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival. [more]