Pamplin Media Group – Halloween Events: Spook Yourself, Portland
There are haunted houses to visit and events to attend as the big day approaches on Monday, October 31.
It happens, and you can’t escape it: Halloween, Monday, October 31.
If you want to scare yourself, there are places to visit in Portland, and some events leading up to day/night kids dress up and go house to house for candy (which dad will probably steal).
Here is a brief list:
• The Underhill Haunted House, themed ‘Season of Screams’, features three mazes and three levels of terror within the 40,000 square foot Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Underhill Manor is a Victorian-inspired experience that transports guests to another era where terror begins in a creaky mansion. Beware of ghoulish goons, clowns and more.
It’s open until Halloween.
• Other haunted houses include: The Fear PDX Haunted House, 12219 NE Glisan St., with four haunts through November 5, www.fearpdx.com; ScareGrounds of Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, through October 31, www.scaregroundspdx.com; Fearlandia, 10860 SW Barnes Road, through October 31, www.fearlandia.com.
• The MAiZE at The Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island, 16511 NW Gillihan Road, is eight acres where you can lose yourself (figuratively speaking) in the fun of the farm. It is open until Halloween.
For more information: www.portlandmaze.com.
• Also, the haunted corn maze at Bella Organic, 16205 NW Gillihan Road, until October 29, is inspired by the movie “Halloween” – beware of Michael Myers.
For more information: www.bellaorganic.com.
• The Museum of Science and Industry of Oregon, 1945 SE Water Ave., offers “Laser Halloween” with spooky lasers, eerie scenes and dances of death, through October 30.
For more information: www.omsi.edu.
• Among the regular attractions: Portland Ghost Tours are running downtown until November 10, www.portlandghosts.com; A Night With Ghosts, Exploring Paranormal Legacy in Northwest Portland, Happening Through Halloween, www.slabtowntours.com/nw-ghost-tour.
• Designed to be Halloween themed, the funky Saloon Ensemble’s “Nitemare B4 Xmas” show, a live performance of Danny Elfman’s score with singing, costume contest and shouting contest, will put you in the funky holiday vibe when it performs at 8 p.m. Oct. 27 and 28 and 3 p.m. Oct. 29 and 30 at the Alberta Rose Theater.
For more information: www.albertarosetheatre.com.
• “Fright Night—A Halloween Circus” takes place at Lincoln Hall, 1620 SW Park Ave, and features aerial acrobats, hand balancers, contortionists and more in a tribute to classic horror movies, 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 1, 27-29, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30.
For more information: www.nightflightaerial.com.
• Miz Kitty’s Parlor Vaudeville Variety Show features “Halloween Fall Flight of Fancy,” 7 p.m. Saturday, October 29 at The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave. It will be an evening of music (by The Libertine Belles and others), comedy, stories, magic, live painting and more.
For more information: www.mizkittysparlour.com.
• The 16th Thrill the World Portland dance, part of a worldwide dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” will take place at 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 29 at Irving Park, Northeast Seventh Avenue and Fremont Street. There is one practice left: 4 p.m. on Friday, October 28 (a tryout takes place at 1 p.m. on Saturday). There are dance instructions on YouTube.
Check out www.thrillportland.wordpress.com or the event’s Facebook page for more information.
• Drag clown Carla Rossi, aka Anthony Hudson, hosts the “Queer Horror” films at the Hollywood Theatre. Now, she’ll host “Hell House Halloween,” as artists bring their favorite songs to life in immersive performances and art installations at Oregon Contemporary, 8370 N. Interstate Ave., 7 p.m. Oct. 29.
There will be a costume contest, spooky dance tunes by DJ Orographic and, of course, drinks.
For more information: www.oregoncontemporary.org.
• Bollywood Horror XX, a Halloween costume dance party featuring Portland’s DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid, and Seattle’s Adam McCollom, takes place at 9 p.m. on October 31 at the Goodfoot Pub Lounge, 2845 SE Stark St.
For more information: www.thegoodfoot.com.
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