Hayride in pumpkin patch
Bushue’s Family Farm hay ride.

Haven’t gotten your fall fun fix yet but don’t want to fight the crowds on Sauvie Island? East Portland / East County has got you covered. Take a look at a few of the options below… fall attractions include corn mazes, hay rides, pumpkin patches, and even a pumpkin sling.

If you can guess what decade they’re websites were built in, you get a free mini pumpkin (just kidding).

Rossi Farms * Fazio Farms * The Growers Outlet * Liepold Farms Bushue Farming

The City hosts several Halloween-themed carnivals too. Here’s the link (might be good to double-check dates, a few of the dates are off).


Live music at The O’Neill Pub:

“The Smut City Jellyroll Society (video) is a wild and crazy bunch of fun loving musicians playing blues and early jazz from the 1920s and 1930s. With a unique sound somewhere between ragtime blues, early jazz and jugband music, the Jellyroll Society keeps it loose and lively with a driving syncopated swing that gets the dancers out on the floor”

 The O’Neill Public House, 6000 NE Glisan St * 9:30 pm – 1 am


All weekend, Academy Theater’s Halloween series continues with “The Evil Dead” (1981). For movie times, visit this link.

Academy Theater, 7818 SE Stark * adults $4, seniors and children $3


Another refurbished park for East Portland:

Luuwit View Park, 129th and NE Fremont * 11:00 am to 2:00 pm


Sponsored by RACC, learn how to plan and host an artistic event with a workshop called “Produce It”:

“Take your next event from idea to execution. In this workshop we’ll dive into the planning cycle of hosting an artistic event and come away with tangible work plans to make it happen. Through flash work sessions, brainstorming, and small group coaching, we’ll quickly hone key components like your artistic concept, venue planning, budgeting, fundraising, audience development, marketing, production management, staffing and more.”
Register here.
Milepost 5, 850 NE 81st Ave * 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm * $30 
Public safety training: “The training is designed to provide information, resources and materials available to mitigate public safety and livability issues in neighborhoods. This is not a problem-solving meeting for specific locations.”
If you want to attend email Yolanda Sanchez, City of Portland Crime Prevention Coordinator @ yolanda.sanchez@portlandoregon.gov.
Portland Police Bureau East Precinct, Community Room, 735-737 SE 106th Ave * 10 am – noon
Bollywood Dreams Entertainment

A family-oriented dance party presented by Bollywood Dreams Entertainment:

“Make the world a better place, one move at a time. Come and have fun learning moves that will teleport you into a Bollywood world full of possibilities & big smiles, complete with the authentic Indian Head Shake. Everyone at every skill level is welcome!”

Midland Library, 122nd Ave * 2 pm – 3 pm * free


This is the second-to-last Montavilla Farmers Market of the Season. For info on the producers, visit this link. So you know: there’s a new cranberry producer featuring cranberry pico de gallo and cranberry chutney.

Live music with Thin Rail from noon – 2 pm:

“A unique blend of the music that makes music truly American: the literate folk of Mitchell, the haunting blues of Hopkins, the country howl of Prine, the rock snarl of the Truckers, and the soulful moan of Pickett. It all adds up to a little bit of self-reflection peppered with the spice of a rollicking good time.”

7700 block of SE Stark St * 10 am – 2 pm


Montavilla Neighborhood Association is having a special meeting Sunday (agenda) to assign roles to newly-elected board members; discuss filling the board’s three remaining seats; discuss communications; and other business.

If you missed the KBOO profile on the new board, it’s here.

My last word on the election: there were some questions going around about the possibility that ballots were thrown out / spoiled because diligent voters took notes on them. I reached out to a Southeast Uplift official who said they they all were counted. Small detail, but I though it was worth passing along.

Flying Pie event room, 7804 SE Stark St * 3 pm – 5 pm

Bolt Upright blues jam @ Montavilla Station… always a good time, always a big crowd.
417 SE 80th Ave * 9 pm * free