There’s a pretty good roundup of Halloween events in this week’s issue, but here’s an additional listing, for those ill-fated happenings that didn’t make it in.
Of course, you don't really need this list, because you're coming to the Doug Fir, right? For the Mercury's FREE Best Little Horror House In Portland event? Right? Oh, good. Still...here's some other events, for those of you that like spending money. And just in case the line at the DF is more than four blocks. Five. More than five blocks.
Howl: Benefiting The City Repair Project, the deal here is four different stages with live music. Supposedly, it's a mighty fine time, but only if you're willing to shell out. Costumes required for entry. 320 SE 2nd, 9 pm-6 am, $28
Bollywood Horror VII: DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid host this costume dance party. Win cash and/or prizes and rock out to Bollywood and Bhangra. Fez Ballroom, 316 SW 11th Ave, 9 pm-3 am, $10 with costume
Disjecta Dance Party: Featuring E*Rock, Copy, Atole, Guidance Counselor, and DJ Automaton. They’ve turned the place into a labyrinth, too. If only there were a tight-panted and bulging David Bowie to go along with it. Plus, kid-friendly activities during the day. 8371 N Interstate Avenue, 9 pm-dawn, $10
Nightmare on Burnside: The Rose City Rollers are hosting this fundraiser, which includes dancing, karaoke, a costume contest, a silent auction, a not so talented talent show ($100 grand prize), and rollergirls aplenty. Bossanova Ballroom, 722 E Burnside, 9 pm-2:30 am, $20 (includes 2 drinks and 1 raffle ticket)
Green Dragon Halloween Costume Contest: Another benefit, this one for Monika's House Shelter. A good cause and no cover? I like it. Green Dragon Brewpub, 928 SE 9th St, 10 pm, no cover but donation suggested to enter costume contest
Heaven and Hell Halloween: $3 Jim Beams all night at East Burn, plus $500 to the winning costume, Church of Surf playing upstairs and DJ Sesqui vs DJ Standing8 downstairs. East Burn, 1800 E Burnside, $5 (includes free PBR with costume)
Roots Halloween Party: First prize for the costume contest is a night at Haystack Inn at Cannon Beach, second prize is dinner for two at Roots. Music by Liquid. Roots Organic Brewery, 1520 SE 7th, music at 9 pm, costume judging at 10 pm
And, of course, there's a costume contest with cash prizes going on at just about every bar in town.
And, of course, this is all moot, because you're going to join the Mercury for Halloween anyway. Right?