Oh boy, oh boy! It's Halloween time... the best time of the year. The bad news: It's on a Tuesday, which is going to make the Wednesday hangover suck. The good news: Who gives an eff, it's Halloween, and there's a ton of stuff to do.
No one is too cool for a good haunted house. Get ready for a good scare, because Portland's got haunted coming out of every pore.
FrightTown—Fun and scary rolled up into one monster of a Halloween burrito. Check out the amazing Baron Von Goolo's Museum of Horrors and Food Court of the Damned—it's like a Geek Love/Tim Burton orgy of fright. There's also some thrills to be had at the Black Box and Elshoff Manor, but bring your kneepads for when you hit the deck screaming. Rose Garden, 1 Center Court, 7-10 pm (Fri-Sat 7-11 pm), through Oct 31, $20, frighttown.com
Haunted Corn Maize—Wander the extensive haunted maze as ghouls and goblins distract you with an earful of scare.Hwy 30 West to Sauvie Island Bridge, cross bridge, turn left and loop underneath, drive two miles to the Pumpkin Patch, Fri-Sat & Tues 6-11 pm, through Oct 31, $8, portlandmaze.com
Scream at the Beach—Start the night off with a self-pitying moan on the scary traffic-riddled drive to Jantzen Beach, but prepare to scream your face off once you get there. Make sure to hit up the Curse of the Voodoo Woman haunt, where eight cloaked voodoo practitioners in a tiny, tiny room surround you menacingly. (It scared the crap outta me.) There's also Pirates: Brethren of the Black Flag, Nightmares II, Hayden Institute for the Criminally Insane, and the carnie-operated Black Rose Pirate Ship. I-5 North to Exit 308, turn left under freeway to the mall, 7-10 pm (Fri-Sat 7-11 pm), through Oct 31, $8-33, screamatthebeach.com
Screamland at Oaks Park—Gather the Scooby Gang, 'cause it looks like the amusement park is haunted. The daring can check out three different haunts: Terror in the House of Wax, Alice's Twisted Fairytales, and Cage Match the Haunt(!). Oaks Parks, 1 SE Spokane, 7-10 pm (Fri-Sat 7 pm-midnight), through Oct 31, $8-30, screamland.com
13th Door—So scary it's being evicted from the Old Haunted Theater in Tigard—so check out this haunted house before it's gone for good. This legitimately haunted theater (according to the Encyclopedia of Haunted Places) is transformed into the Door Corporation, Facility #13, a covert government-funded research facility. 10125 Washington Square Mall Rd, Tigard, 7:30-10 pm (Fri-Sat 7:30 pm-midnight, Tues 7:30-11 pm), through Oct 31, $15-25, 13thdoor.com
Join the Harold and Maude crowd at the Lone Fir Cemetery for a macabre "untimely departures" tour. SE 21st & Morrison, Tues Oct 31, 6-9 pm, $5
You don't have a costume yet? You're so screwed. That's why SCRAP is here to help. This Create-a-Costume Workshop will get you back on track. SCRAP, 3901-A N Williams, noon-4 pm, Sat Oct 28, $5
Watch what happens when teams of filmmakers have 66 hours and six minutes to create horror films. Catch the results at the KnowFilmFast Horror Film screening. The Know, 2026 NE Alberta, Sun Oct 29, 9 pm
The questionably named Boo Bash (formerly KBOO's Boo Ball) is on again. With Fleshtone, DnD, Evolutionary Jass Band, Stalking Jane, and Hott Pink, this party should be hopping. Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, Tues Oct 31, 8 pm, $7-10
With more acts then you can shake a voodoo stick at, City Repair Projects' fundraiser, Howl, should be amazing. There'll be three stages, inside and outside, with scary names like the Graveyard, Creepy Canopy Area, and Zombie Power Zone. Rotture, 315 SE 3rd, Sat Oct 28, 9 pm, $12-25
It's a dead man's party this Halloween at the Fez. Saturday check out the ever-popular DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid for Bollywood Horror IV. Tuesday, it's a dark and gothy Hive Halloween dance party with DJ Blackout, Owen, Power Circus, and Auracle Dance Collective. Fez Ballroom, 316 SW 11th; Bollywood, Sat Oct 28, 9 pm, $10 w/costume; Hive, Tues Oct 31, 9 pm, $7