SKH Weekend RoundUp: Giant Pumpkins, Apple Tastings, Killer Beer and More

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October 20, 2017

Halloween SKH Weekend is just around the corner. Until then there are plenty of harvest-themed events and activities to enjoy throughout the region.

Fri.-Sun., October 20 – 22, 2017

Portland Retro Gaming Expo


Tetris anyone? Play 200 arcade games and watch tournaments at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo (PRGE) in the Oregon Convention Center.

Fri.-Sun., October 20 – 22, 2017

Apple Tasting


Taste and buy 60 kinds of apples and pears, see scarecrows, watch cider making, hear live music, and visit a kids’ tent at the Apple Tasting at Portland Nursery on Stark St. Free.

Fri.-Sun., October 20 – 29, 2017

Killer Beer Week


Killer Beer Week includes a diverse lineup of craft beer events throughout the Portland metro area, including this Sunday’s Killer Pumpkin Festival which offers 40 pumpkin beers and cocktails, pumpkin bowling and smashing, and live street music at Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub.
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Sat., October 21, 2017

Giant Pumpkin Regatta Festival


West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta is a race across the lake in giant pumpkins, plus a 5K run, pumpkin carving, music, entertainment, kids’ crafts, costume contest, and food & drink vendors in Tualatin. Free.

Sat.-Sun., October 21 – 22, 2017

Salmon Homecoming


Watch salmon swim up the Sandy River to spawn and die where they were born during Salmon Homecoming at Oxbow Regional Park in Gresham. Talk to guides, visit the campfire, and have hot drinks while they last. No pets. Free except parking.

Sun., October 22, 2017

Run Like Hell


Run Like Hell! includes a half marathon, 10K, and 5K, which all begin and end at Pioneer Courthouse Square and include an after-party. This year’s theme: Rockstars!