Fall is here. We know, we know...Portland lives for summer but Autumn needs a little lovin’ too. Here are a few things to keep you occupied in the upcoming weeks.Go see the Swifts (explained here). Hurry! They’re only around until the end of September!Ride your bike out to Sauvie Island for free hayrides, pumpkins and the Pumpkin Farm’s maze. Try the haunted maze if you’re brave! Get it on the cheap with the LivingSocial deal! Stop by the Parsons’ Fruit Farm to pick blueberries for tomorrow’s pancakes and don’t miss the ridiculously good-looking Parsons brothers who may assist you (possible fainting may occur here) if you're lucky.Get out of the city for a day and drive to nearby Hood River. There’s a Hops Fest this Saturday from 12-9 with over two dozen of the Northwest’s best craft brewers.If you miss the Hops Fest, you can still check out the Hood River County Fruit Loop, a 35-mile scenic drive through various wineries and orchards. Taste wine, fill a basket with fresh fruit, and pet an alpaca for good measure.With your kitchen now full of pumpkins and apples, make these. Or this. And then make sure to share some with us, of course.Don’t be lame and order a pre-made Halloween costume. Check out Hollywood Vintage or Red Light for DIY costume inspiration.Go to brunch at Circa33 and order the Yorkshire Toddy: Earl grey tea, bourbon, applejack, maple syrup, lemon and a cinnamon stick. Boozy fall in a glass!
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