Be sure to get out and enjoy some of the many community events and parties for the best Halloween in North Portland ever! There are plenty of spooky festivities put on by North Portland’s vibrant neighborhoods and local businesses to keep the kiddos and adults entertained (and dry). This year, your search for weekend plans ends here. Grab the kids, prepare for the rainy forecast and make this Halloween in North Portland one to remember!
Trick or Treat!
Did you know that Portland has some of the best neighborhoods in the nation for kids to go trick or treating ? This year, Portland ranked in at #16 . Zillow identified the greatest share of population under the age of 15, and where homes are closest together. If you and the little ones decide to get a head start and beat the early rush candy aficionados, be sure to check out participating businesses on Mississippi Avenue between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm to really fill up those pillow cases.
The Doll Asylum
Do you remember all those porcelain dolls that your grandmother used to collect and proudly display behind glass door cabinets like fine china? Admit it, They were creepy! This year be sure to visit The Doll Asylum. For the last 5 years, a Halloween-loving family from North Portland have graciously opened their home to the public. More of a creepy doll museum than an actual haunted house, The Doll Asylum is a go at your own pace experience where no scary monster or chainsaws will chase or jump out to scare you. The Doll Asylum is also free and like many of the great community events in North Portland depends on donations from the North Portland neighborhoods. What started as a $300 dollar shopping spree to Goodwill has grown to the present day Doll Asylum which now contains over 1,000 dolls! You can decide for yourself if the Doll Asylum is the perfect event for the family this Halloween in North Portland. 6315 N. Michigan, Portland OR. Just off of I-5
House of Horror at University of Portland
We’ve written about Waldschmidt Hall in some of our previous blog posts, but this time you’ll be able to get up close and personal with some of the spooky happenings near the University of Portland. Homeowners and volunteers have been working around the clock on this year’s House of Horror and promise to be open “rain or shine”. The House of Horror is on “The Street of Screams” along Portsmouth Ave between Willamette St and Lombard St. While the haunted house might be too spooky for children, the neighborhood is a great location for trick or treaters of all ages to enjoy, making it one of the best places for the whole family to celebrate Halloween in North Portland
Kruger’s Farm Haunted Maze & Corn Cabaret
For those of you looking for a little adventure and are not afraid to drive a little bit, be sure not to miss this years trip out to Kruger’s Farm Haunted Maze & Corn Cabaret. Although, Kruger’s Farm has been open all October and even if you already carved your pumpkin, be sure to stop by for a variety spooky and awe inspiring fun. live music from local musicians, fire dancers and LED hula are guaranteed to amaze and light up the night under the big top. Take a stroll through the dark corn fields and catch a scary movie in the outdoor theater right on the maze and under the stars. 17100 NW Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, Oregon 97231
White Eagle Saloon
We also talked the White Eagle Saloon in our previous post, If you plan on visiting the rock and roll hotel and bar in hopes of experiencing paranormal phenomenon, then Halloween at the White Eagle might be the perfect opportunity for things to get a little weird. Costume contests and plenty of beer will keep the night interesting but the festivities will really get going at 9:00 PM when EMULATOR hits the stage with a performance that incorporates a live four piece band along with projected video game footage from classic games such as Contra, Metal Gear, Legend of Zelda, Metroid and others. This is event if for those 21 years of age or older.