Upcoming Halloween Events around Portland to embrace the Holiday Spirit
Oregon City: Fantasy Trail
If you are in the mood for Halloween lights, decorations, and spooky settings, this is an ideal option for date night or family fun. Open every night between now and Halloween as well as during the afternoons Friday-Sunday, it’s just the ticket for getting into the spirit of the season.
Tualatin: West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta
Want to see people in costumes sit in giant pumpkins and race them across a lake? Didn’t know you wanted to see it? Well now you do! The Giant Pumpkin Regatta is a nationally talked about event that takes place Saturday, October 21.
NE Portland: Screening of locally animated Coraline
Based on the “children’s book” by Neil Gaiman, the 2009 film Coraline is the first film animated by Portland’s animation studio LAIKA. Embracing the Halloween spirit and dark fantasy themes of the film, the screening event encourages the audience to dress in costumes and enjoy a prelude performed on the Hollywood Theatre’s pipe organ. Perfect if you’re looking for an indoor activity for the afternoon on October 22.
Eugene: Mushroom Festival
Want to get out of the Portland area and go on a fall adventure? Consider the Mushroom Festival on October 29. The day includes live music, a mushroom exhibit, guided nature walks, and face painting and crafts for kids.
N Portland: Haunted Corn Maze
If being scared is a must-have on your Halloween list, this Haunted Corn Maze at Bella Organic Pumpkin Patch seems like a great place to start. With bonfires, drinks, and food on Friday and Saturday nights to enjoy while you wait to enter the maze, this pumpkin patch is just the ticket for a fun, horror filled evening.
NW Portland: Run Like Hell Marathon
Now on it’s 15th year, Portland’s Halloween themed marathon is full of costumed participants, post race party, live music, and tasty cider. Whether you are a participant or cheering from the sidelines, this event is fun for everyone involved. The Half Marathon race, 10k race, kids’ half mile, and 5k race all start Sunday morning, October 22.
Milwaukie: Davis Graveyard
A view-from-the-street, spectacular display of a Halloween spirit, the Davis Graveyard is worth a visit. “They have over 80 tombstones, a mausoleum, a three story ruined abbey,” and a whole lot more. Lights are on Monday through Thursday, but stop by Friday through Sunday for extra special effects.