It’s getting a tiny bit cooler, the sun is setting sooner, and summer hours at work are gone. Guys, it’s officially fall. I’m sad to see summer go, but I think I’m ready to put on a wool coat and grab a
pumpkin spice latte pumpkin beer. We’re pretty lucky in the Pacific Northwest to have relatively mild seasons that make getting out of the house on colder days a little easier. Here are a few of my favorite Portland things to do in fall:
- My friends and I love going to the annual Greek Festival hosted by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Laurelhurst. You can indulge in endless amounts of baklava while watching the children from the church perform traditional Greek dancing. It is always packed and for good reason. This year, it will run from October 6-8.
- I don’t generally enjoy stouts or really any dark beer, but that’s because it doesn’t often come with a toasted marshmallow. The S’more Stout at Base Camp Brewing Company is what I drink when I want to feel like I enjoy camping.
Photo via Base Camp Brewing Company
- Wordstock is Portland’s biggest book festival and it is fantastic. They have over a hundred authors to speak, offer writing workshops, and have an extensive book fair. I went two years ago, and I was able to see Jesse Eisenberg speak about his book of short stories, and an interview between Cheryl Strayed (author of Wild) interview Diana Nyad. Hearing all of them talk about their stories on stage was one the coolest events I’ve ever attended. I’m so looking forward to seeing who is on the schedule for this year’s festival.
There are so many more things I’m excited to do this fall, including a donut crawl, cider tasting along the Fruit Loop, and visiting alpaca farms.
I’d love to hear some of your favorite fall traditions! Let me know in the comments below 🙂