October is a great time of year to be in Portland Oregon because there’s always a lot of fun things to do including concerts and plenty of Halloween themed events.
Here are a few local events in October that you should add to your schedule:
Haunted pub crawl
The 2.5 hour Haunted Pub Tour in Portland’s Old Town includes visiting two historic pubs, tasting six beers, hearing stories about the city’s lawless past, and exploring the Shanghai Tunnels. You walk about one mile. Closed Mondays and some Wednesdays.
Pumpkins & beer
A ticket to Pumpkins and Pints includes 8 tickets for craft beer tasting, pumpkin carving, and a pumpkin & tomato weigh-off at 7 p.m. at Stickmen Brewing Company in Tualatin. Free if younger than age 21.
Haunted house in Hubbard
October 18 – 31, 2019
27 miles south
Milburn’s Haunted Manor has a haunted house, a dark scare, a lit pumpkin patch, and a roof to keep you dry waiting in line, in Hubbard. PG-13. See schedule.
October 19 – 20, 2019 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
24 miles east
Watch salmon swim up the Sandy River to spawn and die where they were born during Salmon Homecoming at Oxbow Regional Park in Gresham. Talk to guides, visit the campfire, and have hot drinks while they last. No pets. Free except parking
Halloween at McMenamins
October 20 – 31, 2019
McMenamins has live music, dancing, and costume contests at various locations. (Note that the Olympic Club & Anderson School are located in Washington.)
Halloween dance party
October 25, 2019 (8 p.m.)
0.5 mile NW
Big music videos, colorful lights, and pounding music await you at the ’80s Video Dance Attack Halloween Party in McMenamins Crystal Ballroom for age 21+.
October 25, 2019 (7:30 to 10:30 p.m.)
6 miles north
Rock the Mansion is a costume dance party with DJ music, a cash bar, and food for sale at The Victorian Belle Mans.ion for age 21+.
Howloween at the zoo
October 26 – 27, 2019
3 miles west
Kids ages 2 to 12 will enjoy scavenger hunts, treats, and prizes during Howloween at the Oregon Zoo from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m