PORTLAND, Ore. — Each week, KGW provides a list of events you may want to try in the Portland area over the weekend.
Here are our picks for this weekend:
Looking for some family fun this weekend. AppleFest at Oregon Heritage Farms in Hillsboro will have something for everyone to get out and enjoy the fall season. There will be a hay ride, apple rope maze, apple tastings and more. It’s free to attend.
Hood River Valley Harvest Fest
The 37th annual Hood River Valley Harvest will have more than 120 vendors offering local produce and food products. Of course, as with any harvest festival, there will be plenty of apples. There will also be a giant pumpkin carving exhibition, live music and a beer tent. Adult admission is $8. Children 12 and under get in free.
- What: Hood River Valley Harvest Fest
- When: Friday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Where: Hood River Event Site
Oregon Distillers Festival
Looking to wet your whistle this weekend? McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale is hosting the Oregon Distiller Festival on Saturday. More than 120 handcrafted spirits from 20+ Oregon Distillers Guild members will be available. Tickets are $35 plus fees. They include 10 tasting tokens.
- What: 8th annual Oregon Distillers Festival
- When: Saturday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Where: McMenamins Edgefield
Portland Tattoo Expo
Tattoo enthusiasts will fill the Portland Expo Center this weekend for the Portland Tattoo Expo. The event is billed as the Pacific Northwest’s largest tattoo expo. You can get tattooed by artists from around the world and check out hard-to-find vendors. Tickets are $20 for one day or $40 for the three-day festival pass. Parking is an additional $10 per day.
- What: Portland Tattoo Expo
- When: Friday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.
- Where: Portland Expo Center
Davis Graveyard Open House
Want to feel the spookiness of the Halloween season? Davis Graveyard in Milwaukie has its annual open house on Sunday. Owners of the home, with the help of friends, have transformed the property into a realistic graveyard. There will be tours of the yard, hearses and zombie dancers. (Editor’s note: Above video is from last year)
Oregon Music Hall of Fame
Come celebrate the inductions and watch a concert featuring 1990s rock band Pond; Sequel, a power pop/hard rock band from the late 70s and early 80s; Little Sue, a fixture in the local folk and alt-country scene in Portland for more than 25 years; and Michael Hurley, who performed a couple of songs with Little Sue and released 32 albums on a variety of labels; among others. The event will also feature a live auction including autographed guitars from The B-52's, Indigo Girls and other artists. This year's master of ceremonies is Tony Starlight. Tickets are on sale at Ticketfly.com and at the Aladdin Theater box office beginning Thursday, July 10.
- What: Oregon Music Hall of Fame 13th annual induction ceremony
- When: Saturday, 7-10 p.m.
- Where: Aladdin Theater
Girlfriends Run for a Cure
The 13th annual Girlfriends Run for a Cure offers a half marathon (13.1 miles), as well as a 10K and a 5K. The event allows "women to get together to do something good for themselves and to help support a very important women's cause," according to the event's Facebook page. The scenic course winds through Fort Vancouver, Historical Officer's Row, the Columbia River waterfront. It begins and ends along the new Vancouver waterfront development. Proceeds from the event help raise funds for breast cancer research, care, treatment and a cure. Purchase tickets for the event at whyracingevents.com. (Editor’s note: Above video is from last year)
- What: Girlfriends Run for a Cure Half Marathon
- When: Sunday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Where: Vancouver, Washington
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in North Portland is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society of Oregon and Southwest Washington. This funds groundbreaking breast cancer research and provides patient services like free rides to chemo, free places to stay near treatment, and a live 24/7 cancer helpline. Portland Trail Blazers star guard CJ McCollum will participate in the walk. There’s still time to sign up for Making Strides against Breast Cancer, or to make a donation.
- What: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
- When: Sunday, 8 a.m. (check-in); 10 a.m. (walk starts)
- Where: Daimler Trucks North America