7 Portland Must-Dos this Fall

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As the weather cools and the leaves change color, the city of Portland becomes a hub for cultural, food, sporting and holiday events. If you’re planning on an autumn escape to Hotel Eastlund, take a look at the seasonally-inspired events we recommend below.

  • Feast Portland, September 14-17: Feast Portland, the renowned, international food festival, taps into the wealth of Portland’s top chefs and welcomes noted culinary stars from around the world to take advantage of Oregon’s bounty. Enjoy special tastings and dinners, hands-on classes, local brews and more.
  • Portland Fashion Week, September 20-24: Revolutionizing the fashion industry with a sustainable mindset, Portland Fashion Week showcases the independent, progressive and stylish soul of the Pacific Northwest with designs from both local and international designers.
  • Portland Trail Blazers Basketball, starts in October: Founded in 1970, the Portland Trail Blazers have always called Portland home and they have the lifelong fans to prove it. In 1995 the Blazers set the record for most consecutive sellout home games at 814, a mark that still stands today. See them at the Moda Center, just a short distance from our luxury boutique hotel!
  • The Spirit of Halloweentown, October 1-31: Embrace the season’s spookiness with The Spirit of Halloweentown in St. Helens (just 28 miles from Portland), a family-friendly festivity inspired by the Disney Channel TV movie Halloweentown that was filmed in the Oregon town in 1998. Enjoy costume contests, trick-or-treating through the Old Town District, haunted town tours and scarecrows galore all month long.
  • Portland Film Festival, October 30-November 5: Portland isn’t just the city of roses, it’s the city of film! For movie enthusiasts, Portland Film Festival is a must-experience weeklong celebration of film that MovieMaker Magazine called “one of the coolest film festivals in the world”. Enjoy networking, workshops, guest speakers, film premieres, financing talks, director Q&As and more.
  • Wordstock, November 11: The largest book festival in the Pacific Northwest, Wordstock returns this fall! Celebrate literature with this one-day event that features local and national authors, pop-up readings, workshops and more all held at the Portland Art Museum.
  • Holiday Light Displays, starts in November: Portland is full of bright ways to embrace the shorter days of fall and winter. Cozy up with a cup of hot chocolate as you delight in the festive light displays this city offers! Choose between Winter Wonderland, ZooLights, Christmas Festival of Lights, the Christmas Ship Parade and more (or see them all!).
  • A stay at our downtown Portland hotel means you’ll be close to the best destinations, restaurants and attractions Portland has to offer this fall. Whether you’re here for business, pleasure or looking for an event space in Portland, we look forward to helping you discover this beautiful city!