If you love Halloween, this weekend is for you! We’ve got some Oregon classics as well as some non-traditional Halloween options. If its not your favorite, how does a HUGE book sale or film festival sound?
Halloween at McMenamins – Oct 21st-31st
Halloweentown – through Oct 31st
Just a 30 minute drive from Portland, St. Helens is where the 1998 Disney cult movie Halloweentown was filmed. This is one of the most popular family-friendly Halloween celebrations in the pacific Northwest. The normally sleepy town fully embraces this ceremony with a variety of Halloweentown-themed events.
Oregon’s Most Haunted Spots
Want to take your spookiness beyond decorating your house with Halloween stuff you can get at Target? How about you embrace the scare by visiting some real-life haunted spots throughout Oregon. Will they live up to their legends of ghostly occupants and chilling stories? You’ll have to go & see…..bring friends!
Salt & Straw’s Spooktacular Series – through Oct 31st
Ever wonder what a ghost would taste like or what flavor ice cream Dracula would have served? The creative flavorists at Salt & Straw have come up with some amazing seasonal flavors like “Essence of Ghost” and “Creepy Crawlies”. Hooked on Pumpkin spice? Try their “Mummys Pumpkin Spiced Potion”! Seasonal flavors are only around until Halloween, so get them while you can!
Used book sale – Oct 27th-29th
Northwest film festival – Oct 31st-Nov 5th
Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival features more than 400 entries from Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Opening night on Oct 31st includes a Halloween seance party.