Awash in Squash

For Portlander Kellyn Bardeen, carving pumpkins was serious business.


For third-generation pumpkin carver Kellyn Bardeen, Halloween is a time of mixed emotions. Bardeen’s family claims itself as the inventor of pumpkin carving kits, starting with Kellyn’s grandfather, Paul, and later sold commercially by her father, John.“It allowed us as children to do things we wouldn’t normally be able to do,” says Bardeen, who moved to Portland 10 years ago to attend Reed. ...   More
Friday, October 24, 2014 SHANNON GORMLEY

Your Guide to Portland's Pumpkin Beer Fest, Haunted Houses, Haunted Yard and Spooky Theater

Get scared, get drunk or just get a pumpkin to carve.


Haunted Front YardDavis GraveyardYou know how people on Peacock Lane decorate their houses for Christmas? Well, in Milwaukie there's a house that does that for Halloween. It's called the Davis Graveyard and it's a normal residential house that's been turned into a roadside attraction complete with a crypt, the skeleton of a weird flying beast thing and a foam gravestone marking what may or may not ...   More
Thursday, October 16, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Willamette Weekend: 11 Things To Do in Portland, Oct. 25-27


Friday, Oct. 25Haunted Pub CrawlBeerQuest PDX’s latest pub crawl kicks off at Kells, runs through downtown and Old Town, and includes a tour of the Shanghai Tunnels. I took one of those tours years ago, and while the legend and lore they feed you is almost entirely bullshit, the tunnels could still be referred to as “creepy”—especially since The Big One could hit and you’d be sandwiched under ...   More
Friday, October 25, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

How to Eat and Drink This Week in Portland

This week's events for the culinary and crunk.


Food & Drink
Thursday, Oct. 17Keep Portland LostIt’s pumpkin-patch time at the Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island. This year’s maize is themed “Keep Portland Lost,” because that’s the goal: to trap Portlanders inside the maze of corn, then harvest the hapless denizens of the Rose City into, I don’t know, corn syrup or something. Really, though, the Pumpkin Patch is the best. Get out there early to avoid ...   More
Thursday, October 17, 2013 JORDAN GREEN

Headout: Pumpkinomics

Your handy conversion chart between Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Lattes and other fall activities.

It seems like autumn has become little more than an extended marketing campaign for pumpkin-flavored things. As a pumpkinhead—that is, someone who will freebase anything vaguely pumpkin-flav   More
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Nobody Works Anymore: The Frighteners, Fox TV, and Cats Flushing Toilets

O-BOO-MA : As two really scary days draw near—election day (November 4th) and Halloween—personal campaigning takes on its usual seasonal flavor. Here are the annual celebrity stencils from Better Homes and Gardens . While the BH&G likenesses of Steven Colbert and Jon Stewart are exceptionally stylish, we can't help but feel that Hillary 's treatment is a little plain. Cartoony ...   More
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 Tony Piff


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