I just returned from New York City, where on literally every block of Manhattan a seasonal "Ricky's" Halloween costume shop has opened its doors to sell the masses life-sized replicas of Indiana Jones and $40 pairs of "creepy contact lenses." Halloween planning may not have permeated the streets of Portland to such an extreme (seriously, every block), but costume-preparing events have begun to spring up on the radar. Hollywood Vintage is hosting one of the better ones—bettered through not only its selection of costuming options for your every whimsy and inspiration, but bettered also through booze: On Sunday from 2-6 pm, they'll be doling out free PBR and "hand-crafted, artisan" Halloween Jello shots (is there any other kind??) from New Deal and Star Bar. Plus you can take 10% off your costume and accessory purchase at a shindig they're calling "DRINK! SHOP! DIE! SAVE!!!"

You could go as the Masquerade King of Not Making Sense
  • You could go as the Masquerade King of Not Making Sense