Get ready for an action-packed weekend in Portland with a lineup of diverse events that cater to various interests! Whether you’re seeking scares, athleticism, or literary inspiration, this weekend has something for everyone in the heart of Portland!
Oaks park Scaregrounds: Nov. 3rd-5th
Oaks Amusement Park This is your last chance to catch Portland Oregon’s ONLY Scream Park this season at one of the oldest amusement parks in the country, the historic Oaks Amusement Park. The Event features three horrifying haunted walkthrough attractions, amusement rides, themed side attractions, mini golf, roller skating, concessions and so much more!
Rose City Rollers Tournament: Nov. 3rd-5th
The Rose City Rollers league is made up of over 400 smart, tough, accomplished women, girls and gender-expansive individuals who skate fast, hit hard, and defy stereotypes about athletes in women’s sports. And this weekend is the “Hometown Throwdown.” Don’t miss the 2023 International Derby Tournament! The sport is exciting, the competition is fierce, and special attention is given to lighting, announcers, video, DJ, merchandise, entertainment, giveaways, raffles, fan interaction and helpful staff make the fan experience memorable and entertaining. And with three dates to choose from this weekend alone, you’ve got no excuse to miss out!
Portland Book Festival: Nov. 4th
The revived Portland Book Festival in 2015, organized by Literary Arts, drew 8,500 attendees to the Portland Art Museum after a two-year hiatus. Originally named “Wordstock” and founded in 2005, the festival underwent a rebranding in 2018. Under new leadership, the festival shifted its primary venue to the museum, offering a unique blend of art, history, culture, and literary discussions. Literary Arts Executive Director Andrew Proctor aimed to create a metaphorical public square, with additional venues such as the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall and Powell’s City of Books. The festival features on-stage author conversations, panels, Q&A sessions, pop-up readings, children’s story times, live music, an expanded book fair, and food trucks. The move to the museum reflects a harmonious convergence of literature and the arts in Portland.