Halloween is here again! If you’re like us at Osprey, you’re after every chance you can get to take part in some ghoulish fun! And Portland, OR is a great city for that! With tons of awesome events, fantastic neighborhoods for trick or treating, and an all around spooky, Halloween vibe – Portland is likely to be the best city on the west coast for celebrating this holiday.
So, how are you going to get the most out your Halloween this year? We’ve got the answers right here! Happy Halloween from Osprey Apartments – here’s a few suggestions for having an awesome Halloween weekend in Portland this year.
If you’re looking for Trick or Treating
Halloween is primarily a youngster’s holiday (Don’t worry – we’ll make our way to some more adult-themed Halloween fun later) so if you’ve got a young one you’re planning on chaperoning for Trick or Treating this year, you’ve got to know the hot spots. Here’s where you should take your kids trick or treating in Portland this year –
- A distinct neighborhood, Sellwood is rife with smaller businesses, cafes, and the occasional food cart, very relaxed and family friendly.
- Ladd’s Addition
- A labyrinth-like neighborhood on the Eastside, Ladd’s Addition is a multitude of crisscrossing streets where you could accomplish most, if not all of your trick or treating.
- One of the most popular neighborhoods for trick or treating every year, Laurelhurst’s old-school craftsman homes exude the perfect small-town Halloween vibe.
- The falling leaves and the large lawns turn Eastmoreland into a picturesque Autumn neighborhood – perfect for trick or treating.
- On the day of Halloween, from 3:30 to 5:30, the businesses located in Multnomah Village will be giving out candy to trick or treaters. Multnomah is great if you have an especially young trick or treater – it’s a short walk and there’s plenty of kid-friendly spots.
- Bordering Hawthorne, Richmond is a lively neighborhood that’s equal parts, young professionals and families – perhaps a better option if your trick or treaters are a bit older.
If you’re looking for nostalgia and family-fun
Remember that Disney Channel movie that came out years ago, Halloween Town? Well St. Helen’s, the actual town where this 90’s favorite was filmed, is just a quick 30-minute drive from Portland! You and your fellow trick-or-treaters can relive the magic of Halloween-town during the entire month of October! The town dedicates the entire month of October to all sorts of family-friendly Halloween-themed events, including a parade, pumpkin carving contests, tractor and pony rides, and a ton more. Since Halloweentown St. Helens is one of the most popular Halloween destinations in the country.
If you’re after something a little more ‘mature’
If you’re over 21, Underdog’s Halloween Bash is the #1 Halloween Party happening in Portland this year. Underdog is Portland’s largest co-recreational adult sports league and they’re annual party receives wide acclaim every year. There’s incredible prizes, an unreal costume contest, drinks provided by Tito’s and Rainer, and an awesome photo booth, so your epic costumes will be recorded for eternity.
Phantom PDX is perhaps the largest Halloween Party in Portland Proper. Located at the North Warehouse (723 N. Tillamook), the folks from Phantom have been working tirelessly all month Pto transforms the huge space into a massive haunted warehouse party with 3 separate stages and all sorts of surprises. There’s a ton of music, dancing, and drinks courtesy of Beam Suntory, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and 10 Barrel Brewing. Don’t Miss it!
If You’re Looking to get Scared out of your Skin!
No scarier place to spend Halloween than an actual cemetery, right? The Tour of Untimely Departures is just that, a tour through the Sunnyside neighborhood’s historic Lone Fir Cemetery. During the tour, you’ll become acquainted with some of the cemeteries long-since-passed inhabitants while ghostly tour guides take you along candle-lit walks to tell you the tales of some of Lone Fir’s inhabitants and how they met their unusual and untimely deaths. If you’re looking for spooky, yet family-friendly fun, this is your best option!
If you’re looking for genuine thrills and chills, FrightTown might be your best bet. Located in a massive basement beneath the Memorial Coliseum, FrightTown is one of the biggest and creepiest Halloween events in the city with three different haunted houses, all in a single location: Baron Von Goolo’s Museum of Horrors, The Witch House, and Grimthorne Manor – scary enough to scare the pants off even the most steadfast of trick-or-treaters.
There you have it! As you can see, Portland is home to Halloween fun for everyone! At Osprey Apartments, it’s our mission to get folks excited about all things Portland – about the sort of life you can lead here, and no Holiday better exemplifies the unique and wholesome sort of fun that’s achievable in the Rose City.
If you’re interested in enjoying life in Portland beyond Halloween, check out Osprey Apartments. With amazing amenities, fantastic floorplans, and one of the most convenient locations in all of town, we have something for everyone at Osprey.