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To slow the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant, effective Aug. 27, a statewide mask mandate is in place. Oregonians and visitors ages 5 and up are required to wear face coverings in all public indoor settings, as well as crowded outdoor public spaces where physical distancing is not possible, regardless of vaccination status. This rule does not apply to individuals actively eating or drinking.
Additionally, some event organizers and venues may require proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID test, for admission. Other events may be canceled, postponed or held virtually. Please check individual event websites for the most up-to-date information.
It’s no Legend of Sleepy Hollow or Night of the Living Dead, but one time back in the 1990s, the lovely Oregon town of St. Helens was overrun by something worse than zombies or vampires — a Hollywood movie crew! The peaceful waterfront city just 30 miles (48 km) northwest of Portland has never been the same since.
Each year, St. Helens, the filming site of the otherwise forgettable Halloweentown, remembers its brush with the dollar DVD bin with The Spirit of Halloweentown, a fun, family-friendly celebration of the spookiest holiday around. Complete with costume contests, trick-or-treating through St. Helens’ Old Town District, haunted town tours and scarecrows galore, the celebration of the creepiest day of the year extends into every weekend in October, starting with the lighting of the Great Pumpkin in the city plaza.
During The Spirit of Halloweentown, local merchants are dying to get you in the spirit, with costume shops stocking everything from frisky vampire getups to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle shells. And with an array of events from ghost talks, tarot card readings and face painting increasing up to the big day, you’ll want to be dressed and ready for action. So be sure not to miss it, or you’ll be haunted with regret — at least until next year.
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Portland is rife with spooky lore and tales of things that go bump in the night; find them with these mysterious spots and spirited walking tours.
From corn mazes to dance performances, half-marathons to haunted houses, Portland provides the perfect Halloween plans for any scare-seeking witch or warlock.
In the late 1850s, a lonely logger might get more than he bargained for at his local tavern. See Portland's historic underbelly on a Shanghai Tunnel tour.
The historic town of St. Helens, located 45 minutes from Portland, celebrates Halloween all month long with haunted tours, costume contests and more.
The Corn Maize, located on Sauvie Island north of Portland, offers visitors eight acres of physical and mental challenges in a cornfield.
Walk through Portland artist Mike Bennett’s immersive Crypto-Zoo: Museum of Mystery, filled with 26 life-size Cryptids, Monsters and Mythical Beasts. Play games, win prizes and look out for surprise guests.
Portland Oregon’s ONLY Scream Park returns this fall to one of the oldest amusement parks in the country, the historic Oaks Amusement Park. The Event features three horrifying haunted walkthrough attractions, House of Horrors Scarezone, Graveyard Pumpkin Patch, Last ‘Scream’ Photo Op, as well as Oaks Park Thrill Rides, Games, Concessions. Alcoholic beverages are available…
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The Willamette River Valley has a long and dark history that many know of but few speak about. Old fishermen have seen strange sightings along the rivers: Eldritch-robed figures seen at dusk skulking and gibbering. Large monstrous shapes with a sinuous elongated neck striking like lightning while thick miasmic clouds burble in the area near-drownings….
Get lost in acres of corn, in the dark, on Friday and Saturday nights in October. Terrifying creatures stalk you as you make your way through our Haunted Corn Maze. This year our Sauvie Island Haunted Corn Maze will be inspired by Halloween, the movie. Be prepared to be haunted by Michael Myers throughout the…
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Bring your costumed kids to Howloween for treats and safe fun. The zoo provides a fun and safe setting for this Halloween tradition, where costumed kids learn about healthy habitats for wildlife in a fun scavenger hunt throughout the zoo. Treat bags are available at the end of the scavenger hunt for an additional fee…
Photo Contest and Spooky Tunnel from 3-6pm in the parking lot of Mathnasium/Wild Hearts Wellness.
Come join us for a spooktacular night of drag performances at The Pharmacy. Halloween will never be the same once Devlin Lynn Phoenixx and her cast of talented queens take over our stage for a night of thrilling tricks and treats.
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