Fall is finally upon us, and a change in climate means a whole new set of fun things to do in Portland. If you’re looking for some ways to entertain yourself, Portland Radio Project has got you covered. 

Now that the temperatures are dropping, it’s time to spotlight all the fantastic indoor venues and activities in the city. If you’re looking for one last hoorah in the sun, local band Johnny Franco & His Real Brother Dom are playing one last show in Laurelhurst Park this Thursday at 8 pm. Don’t forget to bring a blanket! 

We couldn’t possibly mention music without letting you know about the PDX Pop Now! Festival happening October 6th-8th. Over the course of three days, across three amazing locations, local artists will perform. The event is free and for all ages! Check out the line up here

Northeast Portland’s Hollywood Theatre is hosting their Latin Film Festival now through November 30th. They’ve got features, documentaries, and short films on the docket from Latin American filmmakers around the world. The theater is also hosting an H.P. Lovecraft film festival October 6th-8th. Independent films within the cosmic horror genre will be shown just in time for Halloween. Check out their website for more information and cozy up at the movies! 

If you missed New York Fashion Week, never fear. The Fashion NXT show takes place October 5th-7th and supports up-and-coming designers and their work. The event will take place at the Union Bank Building in southwest Portland and features a red carpet and after parties. Tickets are available for purchase on their website! 

For the craftier variety, Cornell Farms is hosting their annual fall fair, which will be held on September 29th-October 1st. There will be vendors with ceramics of all kinds, including bowls, plates, mugs, and sculptures as well. There will also be fall-themed treats for sale and of course, a beautiful pumpkin patch. 

In preparation for Halloween, Oaks Amusement Park will be hosting the “Oaks Park Scareground” October 6th through November 4th. There will be haunted attractions, rides, food, drinks, and all the good spooky stuff you look forward to in the fall. Tickets are available on their website! 

The Portland Oddities and Curiosities Expo is another way to get yourself in the spirit. Happening October 21st-22nd at the Oregon Convention Center, there will be sustainably-sourced horror and Halloween themed vendors. Check it out if you’re into antiques and hand-crafted clothing and collectibles!

Of course, if the rain makes you want to stay at home all day, we’ve got you covered, too. Here is a playlist full of tracks for relaxing and reminiscing inside: 

Portland Radio Project wishes you a lovely fall season. Have fun and stay warm! 

Penelope Misceo