- jason vondersmith
- Portland Tribune - Features
Scared yet? You will be if these places get ahold of you
Ghosts, ghouls and goblins are getting ready to roll, with the occult being celebrated on a spooky Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31.
Besides trick-or-treating and private privates, plenty of attractions will be open to the public.
Here are the Tribune's picks for must-dos before and during that dark night:
FrightTown at the Rose Quarter
Produced and performed by members of 1031 Community Theatre, it's scares packed into 40,000 square feet of three haunted houses. Last year, more than 19,000 people dared the fright, with the main attractions being the kegger of evil known as The Spring Break of the Living Dead, the fiendish fauna of The Petting Zoo Of The Unsettling, Baron Von Goolo's Museum of Horrors, The Chop Shop and The Asylum.
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays through Nov. 1, Rose Quarter, One Center Court, www.rosequarter.com, $20
The Corn MAiZE at the Pumpkin Patch
Twists, turns and dead ends will surely tingle your spine in the popular, five-acre Sauvie Island attraction, and the Haunted Field of Screams will have you feeling paranoia as you try to find your way out of four acres of spooks.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays-Sundays through Oct. 31, 16511 N.W. Gillihan Rd., 503-621-7110, $7 ages 13-over, $5 ages 6-12, $10 Field of Screams
Tour of Untimely Departures
Stories of Portland's dead are told as darkness encompasses Lone Fir Cemetery in the fifth annual event on Halloween night. It's not meant to be as frightful as commemorative. Proceeds go toward education, restoration and preservation programs provided by Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery. Two, 45-minute tours are going to be provided.
6 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, Lone Fir Cemetery, Southeast 26th Avenue and Stark Street, www.friendsoflonefircemetery .org, $5 individuals, $10 families
Bollywood Horror VII Costume Dance Party
DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid, hosts of a popular KBOO radio show, put on their seventh annual South Asian Halloween party at the Fez Ballroom, a night of Bhangra, Bollywood and Desi beats.
9 p.m.-3 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, Fez Ballroom, 316 S.W. 11th Ave., www.anjaliandthekid.com, $10 with costume (21-and-older party)
Halloween Fantasy Trail
Traverse the woods, tunnel, maze, crooked house, suspension bridge and 40-foot castle in the rural setting outside Oregon City. Pumpkin and refreshments are available.
Noon-5 p.m., 7 p.m.-10 p.m., through Oct. 30, 19754 South Ridge Road, Oregon City, 503-631-2047, $4 adults, $3.50 children 12 and younger
Tour the Portland Underground, and hear about ghosts of men who died after being shanghaied in the days of old. The special 'Halloween Tours' are not spooky, but educational and interesting.
Fridays and Saturdays, starting at Hobo's Restaurant, 120 N.W. Third Ave., www.shanghaitunnels.info, 503-622-4798, $13-$26 adults, $8-$17 kids 12 and younger
Scream at the Beach
A haunted house, live music, carnival rides and theater productions highlight activities at Jantzen Beach Center.
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 1772 Jantzen Beach Center, www.screamatthebeach.com, $20, $30 VIP
Gore and violence come to life in one of the area's scariest haunted houses in Southwest Portland.
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 7 p.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays, 8805 S.W. Canyon Lane, www.13thdoor.com, $15, $25 VIP, $5 behind scenes tour