Oregon Fall Foliage Rolls On!

Hello and welcome to week six of Oregon Fall Foliage! This week has been good to the leaves, as it looks like most of the regions are almost in peak or in peak, so here we are with some great fall foliage sightings from all over Oregon.

No matter where you look this weekend, you will see some beautiful leaves, be able to experience some great fall weather, and have your pick of some great events in all of our regions. So, get out there, enjoy the foliage, and share your adventures at #ORFallFoliage!

Willamette Valley

With plenty to see and do all over the Willamette Valley, it’s the perfect time to explore the region. Salem is almost in peak with beautiful colors all over. Silver falls is starting to turn, over the next few weeks you should add it to your list of beautiful fall foliage spots. Over in Eugene we are nearing peak; the evergreens and fall foliage are pairing nicely. After you cheer on the Ducks at Autzen Stadium  this weekend, check out Hays Tree Garden for the variety of trees in is beautiful hidden park. Alternatively, make the easy drive to Florence, along the coast, and bask in the sea air at the Florence Farmers Market Harvest Celebration.

“Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”, October 10th-Nov 4th

Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” has shocked and delighted audiences across the world. Enlightened Theatrics, in Salem, is proud to offer this showing.

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McKenzie River area from Deigh Bates

Greater Portland

True peak color in Portland is still holding out, but there is always plenty of stuff to do while in the city. Check out these great spots for fall foliage Hoyt Arboretum, Pittock Mansion, and Cathedral park should be on your list of places to stop and see the leaves. After you visit some of the parks, head on down to some of the wonderful events happening this week.

BeerQuest Haunted Pub Tour, October 11th-14th, 16, and 18th-21st, come check out the dark side, a walking tour of the paranormal with samplings of local beer.

Portland Night Market, October 12th, over 175+ vendors from food, music, drinks and retail, is one of the best events to come and see all things Portland.

Lents International Farmers Market, October 14th, Enjoy a great selection of produces from the Portland Community.

Mt. Hood/Columbia River Gorge

Columbia River Gorge is nearing peak enjoy the yellow, orange, and reds popping up! It’s the perfect time to be in the Gorge and head out for a hike, pick some apples, grab a pumpkin and hit up the fruit loop. If that all sounds like the weekend for you, but you want less driving, the festival in Hood River, has all that in one place and more!

Hood River Valley Harvest Fest, October 12th-14th, More than 120 farmers, artisan food producers, wineries, cideries, and artist gather along the Columbia River for one weekend to celebrate the regions great bounty.

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Zigzag Falls from Jarrod Lyman

Southern Oregon

Medford is also in peak! With so many rich reds, oranges, yellows, and golds to be seen, try these great spots Hawthorne Park, Table rock, and Jacksonville. For a true fall experience, stumble upon these charming events!

Rouge Valley Growers & Crafters Market, October 13th, The vendors here serve healthy options, organic produce, gift ideas, unique crafts and more every week. Each of our markets showcases a number of wonderful vendors and providers.

Bales & Ales, October 14th, 12-5pm, Carve pumkins, have a pumpkin beer, have some BBQ, and play games! All with live music down in Downtown Medford,

Central Oregon

Leaves are flying and the sun is shining. Be prepared for the chance of rain, but the weather looks stunning. Drake park is full of golden leaves and Shevlin Park is starting to turn. After wondering around the parks, here are the events in Bend area to know about.

Bend film Festival, October 11th- 14th, Lectures, films, outreach, and education are all part of BendFilm, now on its 15th year. This festival is short, lasting just one weekend, and intimate, with several smaller movie houses or theaters to show the films.

The Sisters Harvest Faire, October 13th, Includes juried art and amazing vendors with handcrafted items. Live music from Dry Canyon Stampede.

Sunriver Resort, October 13th and 14th, Come to the fall festival in Sunriver for a pumpkin patch, hay maze, petting zoo, live music, and so much more.

The Haunt Walks and Talks, 12th and 13th, Twelve one-hour tours offered each night with the first tour leaving at 4:00pm and the last leaving at 7:30pm. Bring your flashlights, comfortable walking shoes, and plenty of nerves, as our tour guides leads you along the streets and alleys of historic downtown, telling tales from the town’s past and weaving it with a pinch of the paranormal and mystery of the unknown.

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Aspen near Sisters by Deigh Bates

Eastern Oregon

It’s a great time to check out the mountains and all of the fall foliage on the rolling hillsides. The Wallowas are beautiful any time of the year, and the Steens are beautiful in the fall, or head over to the Umatilla National forest for some breath taking colors. Meet in the middle and explore the stunning color and flowers of the Zumwalt Prairie. Don’t miss the Eastern Oregon Oktoberfest in Pendleton.

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