A rendering of the lobby at a Canopy by Hilton hotel

Oct 26 Friday Harbor's first annual Bite of the San Juan Islands showcases the farmers, producers, and chefs in the San Juan Islands, along with island-made wine, beer, and cider. Details: visitsanjuans.com

October 31 (and thereabouts) Halloween festivities are in full swing, all over Oregon. Pack up the family and head for Portland's spookiest spots with our guide to Halloween happenings.

Nov 1 Newport's 14th Oyster Cloyster will brighten up the stormy season at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, where Oregon chefs will attempt to shuck their way to victory. Details: aquarium.org

Fall Packages at Iron Springs Resort Washington's coastal resort, boasting 25 private cabins on 20 acres of beach-front woodland, is offering special packages this season for wine lovers, storm watchers, and football fans. Details: ironspringsresort.com

Two Nights at Lithia Springs for $199! Head to Oregon's Lithia Springs Resort—nestled among lush gardens and therapeutic hot springs in Ashland—and save 50%. Details: travelzoo.com

Arc'teryx Opens in PDX. On November 1, the Vancouver-based company will open its first flagship store in Portland—the third in Arc'teryx's US expansion—at 605 NW 23rd Avenue. They're marking the occasion with a scavenger hunt. Details: contests.arcteryx.com/Portland

Canopy by Hilton Launches in the Pearl. Hilton Worldwide's newest brand, descibed as "accessible lifestyle" and designed as a "natural extension of its neighborhood," will open its first location in 2015 in the Pearl District. Details: canopybyhilton.com

Sleater-Kinney's Album and Tour The iconic trio announced 21 tour dates from Washington to Ireland. Portland is not currently on the roster, although Sleater-Kinney's Twitter assured that additional tour dates will be released soon. Details: portlandmonthlymag.com

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