Pamplin Media Group – Halloween Events: Underhill Haunted House, Others, Opening
Also make plans for the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta, Haunted Corn Maze and more in October.
Some people celebrate the season throughout October, and others might wait under the big night, Halloween, on October 31st.
Either way, the Portland area has plenty of offerings for people getting into the Halloween spirit.
Here are some things that happen to us:
• One of Portland’s most popular attractions for 24 years opened in early September.
It’s the MAiZE at The Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island, 16511 NW Gillihan Road – a maze and a pumpkin patch in one visit. Portland’s Original Corn Maze spans 8 acres where you can get lost (figuratively speaking) in the fun of the farm.
It is open until Halloween.
On another note, the folks at The MAiZE have taken in two Brahman cows – Cinnamon and Sugar – and they can be found grazing right next to The MAiZE.
For more information: http://www.portlandmaze.com.
Plus, the haunted corn maze at Bella Organic, 16205 NW Gillihan Road, until October 29, is inspired by the movie “Halloween” – beware of Michael Myers.
For more information: http://www.bellaorganic.com.
• The Underhill Haunted House, themed ‘The Season of Screams’, begins Saturday, October 1 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
There will be three labyrinths and three levels of terror within the 40,000 square feet of the Colosseum. The Underhill Manor is a Victorian-inspired experience that transports guests to another era where terror begins in a creaky mansion.
Look for goons and ghoulish clowns and more.
It is open until Halloween on certain days.
• Other haunted houses include: The Fear PDX Haunted House, 12219 NE Glisan St., with four haunts through November 5, http://www.fearpdx.com; ScareGrounds of Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, through October 31, http://www.scaregroundspdx.com; Fearlandia, 10860 SW Barnes Road, through October 31, http://www.fearlandia.com.
• Museum of Science and Industry of Oregon, 1945 SE Water Ave., presents “Laser Halloween” with spooky lasers, eerie scenes and dances of death, through October 30
For more information: http://www.omsi.edu.
• Among the regular attractions: Portland Ghost Tours downtown runs until November 10, http://www.portlandghosts.com; A Night With Ghosts, Exploring Paranormal Legacy in Northwest Portland, Happening Through Halloween, http://www.slabtowntours.com/nw-ghost-tour.
• The Tualatin West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta is a popular attraction for all ages at Tualatin Commons, 8325 SW Nyberg St. in Tualatin, October 15-16.
For more information: http://www.tualatinoregon.gov.
• Drag clown Carla Rossi, aka Anthony Hudson, hosts the “Queer Horror” films at the Hollywood Theatre. Now, she’ll host “Hell House Halloween,” as artists bring their favorite sins to life in immersive performances and art installations at Oregon Contemporary, 8370 N. Interstate Ave., 7 p.m. Oct. 29.
There will be costumed content, spooky dance tunes by DJ Orographic and, of course, drinks.
For more information: http://www.oregoncontemporary.org.
• Bollywood Horror XX, a Halloween costume dance party featuring Portland’s DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid, and Seattle’s Adam McCollom, takes place October 31 at 9 p.m. at the Goodfoot Pub Lounge, 2845 SE Stark St.
For more information: http://www.thegoodfoot.com.
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