Cocktail Week, a distillers festival & zombies. Lots of zombies.

Portland Event of the Week
Thursday, October 23rd: We’re deep into Cocktail Week and there are two events open to the public today: the Bacardi Bar Challenge at the Left Bank Annex, where contestants compete to build the ultimate bar from scratch before serving YOU drinks, and the USBG Party with Pernod at the Jupiter Hotel, where bartenders are showcasing their favorite regional drinks.

Friday, October 24th: Check out DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid’s Bollywood Horror Halloween XII show at Holocene, which promises frighteningly sweet tunes inspired by the subcontinent, a costume party, and specially curated -- and totally scary -- visuals from Micah Schmelzer. Continue Reading

Friday, October 24th: Don’t feel like dancing? Head to the WeirdoCult Mural Party at Artifact. There will be music from DJ Rev. Shines, a live fashion shoot, tarot and henna, and more.

Friday, October 24th-Saturday, October 25th: You've got two days to try sweet craft booze from more than two dozen exhibitors when the 10th Anniversary Great American Distillers Festival kicks off.

Saturday, October 25th: You knew it was coming... the Portland Zombie Walk, which starts at Hollywood Vintage and involves food carts, as well as the reanimated-looking flesh of hundreds of your costumed neighbors.

Saturday, October 25th: A Harvest party with the gals from Hip Chicks Do Wine? Duh.