What to do before Halloween! Oh yeah, go to a Haunted House!

October 24, 2018


Okay, so Halloween is coming and this is the big weekend of parties and going to Haunted Houses and Pumpkin Patches.  Whatever you do, be safe, and if you imbibe, get a driver that's sober.  I plan to get well from this cold that has taken over my body.  Here's your list of things to do this week.  ~Iris


Oct 26 – 28: Kumoricon is an anime convention with games, dances, guests, panels, and artists at Oregon Convention Center.

Oct 26 – 28: America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show at Portland Expo Center.   1000 vendors: furniture, movie memorabilia, glassware, estate jewelry, paintings, & toys

Oct 27: Killer Pumpkin Festival at Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery.  40 pumpkin beers, cocktails, pumpkin bowling & smashing, a costume contest, & live street music

Oct 27 (3 p.m.): Thrill the World Portland at Irving Park.  Practice dancing Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” in advance, and then show up and perform.  Ghoulish costume optional.  Free to watch, $5 to dance.

Oct 27 – 29: Fall Used Book Sale at the DoubleTree near Lloyd Center. Browse thousands of books and movies. Free.

Now - Nov. 3: The 13th Door Haunted House features “animated creatures and theatrical actors” 3855 SW Murray Boulevard in Beaverton.

Now - Nov. 3: House of Shadows gives you a “disturbing” haunt with performers who will grab you but not grope you in Gresham. Children 13 to 18 must be with a parent.

Now –Oct 30: The Lighted Halloween Fantasy Trail at Wenzel family farm in Oregon City.  With a castle, suspension bridge, tunnel, and maze.

Now – Oct 31: Davis Graveyard in Milwaukie. Go after dusk to see the lights, special effects on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings plus Oct. 31. Free.

Now-Oct 30: The Haunted Pub Tour in Portland’s historic Old Town District with beer tasting at two historic pubs, stories about their ghosts, and exploring the Shanghai Tunnels. Closed Mondays.

Now-Oct 28: Fear Asylum at the Elks Lodge in Milwaukie. Open Fri, Sat, & Sun.

Now- Nov 3: Clark County Scaregrounds at Clark County Event Center in Ridgefield. 3 haunted houses, carnival rides, midway games, and food vendors.

Now-Oct 31 (7 to 11 p.m.): Fearlandia includes two attractions, plus “not as scary” tours on Oct. 21 (12 to 4p). 16255 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd, Tigard.

Now - Oct 31: Milburn’s Haunted Manor in Hubbard. A haunted house, a dark scare, a lit pumpkin patch, and covered lines to keep you dry.

Now-Oct 30 (7 p.m.): Meet the Producers: The View From Here on four weekday evenings at the Portland Art Museum.  Talks from local people producing TV shows, documentaries, music videos, commercials, animation, etc.

Now- Oct 27 (9:30p, Fri & Sat.): Genrified at the Portland Art Museum! Cult & Curiosities to get you in the mood for Halloween by watching late-night genre films.

Oct 26 – 28: Fright Night at Alberta Rose Theatre features goblins swinging on aerial silks, dancing black light skeletons, a ghost spinning on the trapeze, and fairy royalty twirling on aerial straps.

Oct 20 – 28 (weekends): Howloween at the Oregon Zoo.  Kids ages 2 to 12 will enjoy scavenger hunts, treats, and prizes during from 9:30a- 3p.

Oct 27: The untimed 5K Fun Run is on sidewalks and park trails, followed by a free beer and live entertainment. 

Businesses with Trick or Treating for kids:

        Oct. 27 - Milwaukie - 2 to 5 p.m.

        Oct. 31 - Alberta Street - 3:30 to 6 p.m.

        Oct. 31 - Cedar Hills Crossing - 5:30 to 7 p.m.

        Oct. 31 - Clackamas Town Center - 5 to 7 p.m.

        Oct. 31 - Gresham (Main Ave.) - 4 to 6 p.m.

        Oct. 31 - Lake Oswego - 3 to 6 p.m.

        Oct. 31 - Oregon City - 4 to 6 p.m.

        Oct. 31 - Tigard (Main Street) - 4 to 6 p.m.

        Oct. 31 - Vancouver Mall (WA) - 5 to 7 p.m.