The Haunted Pub Tour in Portland’s historic Old Town District includes tasting beer at two historic pubs, hearing stories about their resident ghosts, and exploring the Shanghai Tunnels. Closed Mondays.
Free haunted yard
October 1 - 31, 2019
6 miles SE
See Davis Graveyard in Milwaukie any day, or after dusk to see the lights, or wait for special effects on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings plus Oct. 31. View it from the street since the fence is closed. Free.
October 2 - 5, 2019
2 miles north
FashioNXT debuts spring & summer fashion-designer collections at 2204 N. Randolph Avenue (exhibits and cocktails at 6 p.m., runway show at 8 p.m, meet-and-greet market hour at 9:15 p.m., and after party at 10 p.m.).
Weird film festival
October 4 - 6, 2019
4 miles NE
H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival screens films containing literary horror and weird tales similar to the stories of H.P. Lovecraft, and offers panel discussions, author readings, gaming, and art at Hollywood Theatre.
October 4 - 6, 2019
7 miles north
Portland Tattoo Expo brings tattoo artists and vendors from around the world to Portland Expo Center. You must be age 18 to get a tattoo, but henna is all ages.
October 5, 2019
1.4 miles east
Taste artisan and farmstead cheese made in the Northwest and meet the 30 artisan makers at The Wedge at 100 SE Alder Street.
West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta includes a 5K run (9 a.m.), pumpkin weighing (10 a.m.), a costume contest (11 a.m.), a race across Tualatin Lake of the Commons in giant pumpkins (2 p.m.), pumpkin carving, music, entertainment, kids’ crafts, and food & drink vendors in Tualatin. Free.
October 19, 2019
43 miles south
The Barn Dance has live music, line-dancing lessons, a pig-roast dinner, and beer at Oregon Garden in Silverton for age 21+.
October 19 - 20, 2019
26 miles south
Taste hundreds of varieties of apples, pears, kiwi, and grapes plus exotic fruit sorbet at All About Fruit Show. Hear speakers, meet fruit experts, and even order custom grafted trees at the fairgrounds in Canby.
Adult Halloween party
October 26, 2019
0.5 mile NW
Portland Erotic Ball offers bands, costume contests, and over-the-top adult entertainment in McMenamins Crystal Ballroom for age 21+. Costume required.
October 26, 2019
3.2 miles NE
Practice dancing Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” in advance, and then show up (ghoulish costume optional) for Thrill the World Portland at Irving Park. Free to watch, $5 to dance.
Howloween at the zoo
October 26 - 27, 2019
3 miles west
Kids ages 2 to 12 will enjoy scavenger hunts, treats, and prizes during Howloween at the Oregon Zoo from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Run Like Hell! includes a half marathon, 10K, 5K, and kids’ run, which all begin and end at 325 SW Naito Parkway and include an after-party.
October 27, 2019
115 miles south
The Mushroom Festival has mushrooms on display and for sale, experts to answer questions, food, arts and crafts, music, hayrides, nature walks, and kids’ activities at Mount Pisgah Arboretum in Eugene. No dogs.
Party @ The Square is a new event with a free dance class at 10 a.m., live art & music starting 11 a.m., and afternoon food and activities that require tokens.
Portland State of Mind is a “a celebration of knowledge and culture” with 50 speakers, films, musical performances, and even a haunted house (one day) at Portland State University. Mostly free.
0.5 miles north
The Russian company Running City is offering its scavenger hunt Big City Adventure in Portland for the first time. Teams with up to four members begin at MarkovCo Gallery and then run, walk, or cycle to city locations where they complete tasks to win prizes.
How to build green
0.9 miles NW
Green Building Slam consists of 10 interesting lectures by builders of 10 innovative projects lasting 10 minutes each, and then a networking reception at Ecotrust. Your ticket includes appetizers and a drink.
Art in the Burbs features original works from 85 juried artists, food trucks, live music, and a student art gallery at Tualatin High School. Donation.
24 miles east
Watch salmon swim up the Sandy River to spawn and die where they were born during Salmon Homecoming at Oxbow Regional Park in Gresham. Talk to guides, visit the campfire, and have hot drinks while they last. No pets. Free except parking.
90 miles SW
Both days of the Lincoln City Fall Kite Festival include a free kids’ kite-making workshop, a kids’ parade, and professional shows at the beach. Repeats in June. Free.
Haunted house in Milwaukie
7.5 miles SE
Fear Asylum “has a charming, hand-crafted appeal that showcases volunteer spooks” at the Elks Lodge in Milwaukie. Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Haunted house: 13th Door
9 miles SW
Billed as Portland’s oldest Halloween attraction, the 13th Door Haunted House features “animated creatures and theatrical actors” at 3855 SW Murray Boulevard in Beaverton. See schedule.
Haunted house in Tigard
11.3 miles south
Fearlandia includes two attractions, plus “not as scary” tours on one day. See schedule.
Haunted House in Gresham
15.7 miles east
House of Shadows [sound] promises a “disturbing” haunt with performers who will grab but not grope you in Gresham. Children age 13 to 17 require a parent.
18 miles north
Clark County Scaregrounds has three haunted houses, carnival rides, midway games, and food vendors at Clark County Event Center in Ridgefield, WA. See schedule.
Haunted house in Hubbard
27 miles south
Milburn’s Haunted Manor has a haunted house, a dark scare, a lit pumpkin patch, and a roof to keep you dry waiting in line, in Hubbard. See schedule.
Dance the night away at these Halloween costume parties with DJs playing music from India for age 21+.
Rock the Boat is a costume dance party with DJ music, a cash bar, food for sale, and views along the Willamette River, departing from Salmon Street Springs Fountain for age 21+.
1990s Halloween party
0.5 miles NW
Pay $8 at the door to dance to music videos at the ‘90s Costume Dance Party in Lola’s Room at McMenamins Crystal Ballroom for age 21+.
0.5 miles east
Halloween Boo Cruise [sound] features live music, three bars, bistro food for sale, and a costume contest aboard the Portland Spirit, departing from the dock at Salmon Street Springs, 1000 SW Naito Parkway.
Halloween on the Ice features a DJ playing spooky music, a photo booth, costume prizes, games, and candy at Lloyd Center Ice Rink. Discount price if you wear a costume, but no masks.
2.7 miles SW
Children wear costumes to Candy-Free Halloween, which has trick-or-treating for fun activities and prizes (but no candy), spooky stories, art making, and a costume dance party at Portland Children’s Museum.
Halloween for kids
2.7 miles SW
Not-So-Scary Halloween features trick-or-treat bag decorating, a pumpkin smash, spooky stories, glow-in-the-dark painting, a costume dance party, and trick-or-treating at Portland Children’s Museum.
Gory Halloween videos
3.9 miles NE
Collide-O-Scope Halloween features “oddball video, movies, music, mash-ups, and gruesome sights” with prize drawings at Hollywood Theatre.
4.7 miles NE
Fright Night features goblins swinging on aerial silks, dancing black light skeletons, a ghost spinning on the trapeze, and fairy royalty twirling on aerial straps at Alberta Rose Theatre.
26 miles SE
Families love the lighted Halloween Fantasy Trail, with its decorated castle, suspension bridge, tunnel, and maze at Wenzel family farm in Oregon City, open 7 to 10 p.m. (Also open noon to 5 p.m. on Fri., Sat., Sun.)
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