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Portland 2018 Thanksgiving Weekend Walking Tour of Portland’s Sinful Past: Shanghaiers, Saloons and Skullduggery | Downtown Portland, w/ Kick A** Oregon History Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin

November 24 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost: $18

Venue

Floyd’s Coffee
118 NW Couch St.
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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Shanghaiers, Saloons and Skullduggery
21+
Tickets: brownpapertickets.com

As a nexus for labor and shipping in the Pacific Northwest, Portland often had the repute of a rugged, rough and tumble town, more than willing to allow the miners, loggers, and fishermen an opportunity to part with their hard earned cash in whatever debaucherous manner they chose. In addition to the shanghaiers and con men, always on the prowl, saloons, gambling halls and bordellos also thrived in “Whitechapel,” “The North End,” or Old Town, as we know it today. Some of these storied establishments have come and gone, but others have survived, and many say that Portland, or “Strip City,” still has that vulgar and rugged reputation to this day.

Join Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin as we visit locations of famous saloons, bars and bordellos, card rooms and gambling dens, some of which are still in operation today! The tour will “end” outside of Mary’s Club, one of Portland’s most hallowed strip clubs*. At the conclusion of the tour, you can join Doug inside for an adult beverage!

Doug Kenck-Crispin is the Ribald Resident Historian from www.orhistory.com. He is the co-producer of the podcast series Kick Ass Oregon History. Doug has been featured in the Portland Mercury, The Oregonian, Willamette Week, Portland Monthly and OPB’s Oregon Experience. He has a BA and an MA in History (Portland State University), with an emphasis on Public History and the History of the Pacific Northwest. A lifelong resident of the region, Doug enjoys a good yarn – the more bizarre and unbecoming the better – especially when they are true!

*This tour is best suited for those 21+

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Discover Portland’s Hidden Mysteries w/ Urban Adventure Quest’s Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure! | Give the Gift of Adventure! + Discount / Promo Code

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Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure
Hours of Operation – Play anytime, Sunrise to Sunset
$39.20 for a team of 2-5 people w/ code PDXPIPELINE at urbanadventurequest.com

Looking for a way to turn Portland into a giant game board? Give the gift of adventure with a city-wide scavenger hunt!

Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a three-hour sightseeing tour of Portland. Guided from any smart phone, groups make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. (more…)

Hood River County Fruit Loop Fall Harvest Celebration & U-Pick Extravaganza | Cider, Pies, Fiesta Days, Growler Fills, Harvest Bounty & More!

October 22

Venue

Hood River
Hood River, OR United States + Google Map
Website:
http://hoodriverfruitloop.com/

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Hood River County Fruit Loop Fall Harvest Celebration
All Ages | Free
More info: hoodriverfruitloop.com

Head to the Hood River Fruit loop in the month of October for fresh pies, apples, pears, flowers, views & more! (more…)

2018 Portland Film Festival @ Custom Blocks | Featuring 200+ Independent and Mass Audience Films, Workshops, Educational Panels, Parties & More!

October 22
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Venue

Custom Blocks
900-998 SE Main St.
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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Portland Film Festival
All Ages
More info: portlandfilmfestival.com

The annual Portland Film Festival,presented by Comcast NBC Universal, brings more than 200 independent and mass audience films to the city October 22-28, 2018. Featuring films, workshops, educational panels, networking events and parties, the Portland Film Festival is one of Oregon’s largest film festivals and was named “one of the coolest film festivals in the world,” by MovieMaker Magazine.

See Today’s Film Schedule at portlandfilmfestival.com.

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MLB to PDX Corn Maze @ Bella Organic Pumpkin Patch | Fall Harvest, All Ages, Family Friendly

October 22
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: $8-$20

Venue

Bella Organic Pumpkin Patch
16205 NW Gillihan Rd
Portland, OR 97231 United States
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MLB TO PDX Corn Maze

Open Daily September 1-October 31, 2018

September Hours: Open Daily 9am to 5pm

October Hours: Open Daily -Sun through Thurs from 9am to 5pm; Fri/Sat from 9am to 10pm

More info: bellaorganic.com

Bella Organic Pumpkin Patch & Winery On Sauvie Island

16205 NW Gillihan Rd., Portland, OR 97231

Partnering with Portland Gear and The Portland Diamond Project trying to rally the community around bringing Major League Baseball to Portland!

 This is our 2018 Corn Maze! OPEN DAILY Sept 1 – Oct 31!

There are approximately 2.7 miles of start-to-finish pathways in our 7 acre Sauvie Island corn maze, and it takes intrepid visitors an average of one hour to figure their way out.

Dogs ARE allowed in regular corn maze only (NOT Haunted Maze) on a leash.

Our Sauvie Island Pumpkin patch will be opening September 29th, 2018 through October 31 (with free hayrides out to the patch in October).

Sauvie Island Haunted Corn Maze Opening night is Saturday October 5th & will run every Fri/Sat nights in October! (Go to our Haunted Corn Maze page to get more info)

Regular Corn Maze Price:

  • Adult 13+ $8
  • Child 6-12 $6
  • 5 and under Free
  • Seniors 65+ $6
  • Combo Pass (Both Haunted & Regular Maze) $20
  • Haunted Maze Admission: $15

Get Spooked at Portland’s Only Haunted Escape Room @ Escapism | Malice Manor, NE Portland, Coupon

October 22
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cost: $25-$30

Venue

Malice Manor
10340 NE Weidler
Portland, OR 97220 United States
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Escapism Portland
Bookings last one hour | All Ages
Save 20% with code HAUNTED20 at escapismportland.com

Escapism Portland is proud to introduce our seventh escape room experience: Malice Manor, Portland’s only haunted escape room!

Secrets can be hidden, but never destroyed. This was the harsh lesson learned by the members of the Randle family, whose cursed bloodline came to a tragic and mysterious end nearly a hundred years ago. Since then, tales of ghostly voices, doors that open themselves, and visions of a little girl have haunted the home. The locals call it Malice Manor and avoid it at all costs, though certain brave souls have ventured inside and lived to regret it. Now it’s up to you to unravel the mysteries of the Randle family, and of the child whose soul remains trapped there.

This haunted experience is best suited for 2-10 players. Please visit escapismportland.com for bookings!

Portland Japanese Garden presents Gion Matsuri: The World’s Oldest Urban Festival | Enormous Lantern Display, Floats, Performance & More!

October 22
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost: Included with Garden Admission

Venue

Portland Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Ave
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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Portland Japanese Garden presents Gion Matsuri: The World’s Oldest Urban Festival
All Ages
More info: japanesegarden.org

Kyoto has celebrated its vibrant Gion Matsuri festival for more than a thousand years. For the first time ever, the sights and sounds of this colorful celebration – Japan’s largest festival – come to life in Portland at this one-of-a-kind exhibition.

Named after the Gion District of Kyoto, Gion Matsuri is said to be the oldest continuous urban festival in the world. First held in 869 to appease the gods and scare away a plague, the neighborhood-centric festival continues to be a colorful and vibrant celebration that takes over the streets of downtown Kyoto each July. (more…)