Fall Festivites October 11 2012

It's one of our favorite times of year.  Sure, come November we'll begin to mourn the loss of summer, but October is not the month for that.  And why should it be?  The leaves will be turning vibrant shades of reds and yellows soon, seasonal beers are being reintroduced, and it's time to unpack your favorite boots and beanies.  In honor of our favorite month, we've shared our top ways to celebrate the new season.

1. Sauvie Island 

Spend one October in Portland and chances are you've made a trip Sauvie Island. Complete with a pumpkin patch and a haunted corn maze, this 40 minute drive is the perfect destination to get you into the Halloween spirit.
The maze can get pretty muddy so rain boots are essential, especially if you plan on doing the maze at night.  Our Tretorn's helped us get out alive.
For more information visit PortlandMaze.com

2. Shanghai Tunnels Ghost Tours

Declared the most haunted place in the Oregon and possibly the entire West Coast by the Northwest Paranormal Investigations, the specialty version of the Portland Underground tour needs to be booked a week in advance.  To book a tour visit: Shanghaitunnels.info

The tunnels can get pretty chill, we suggest layering up.

3. Run Like Hell 

Every year the Run Like Hell half marathan, 10k and 5k race participants dress up according to the annual theme.  This year (October 21st) it's your chance to revive those child hood memories of saving the world because this year's theme is Superheros! Stay warm and in character post-race with Nau's Down Sweater.

4. Tacos and Tarot

Looking for a mellow way to stay in spirit? On October 18th (and every other third Thursday) creep down to Cruzroom to have your future told by the Psychic Terror Tarot Card Readers.  Can't make it? Fear not! The ladies are available for private, group, and party readings.

Keep note of what your future hold with Field Notes or discover what the star's hold yourself with Julie Nolan's zodiac bracelets.