The Spirit of Halloween in Portland: Five Places to Visit this Season

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The Spirit of Halloween in Portland: Five Places to Visit this Season

Samantha Kar, Staff Reporter

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Halloween is creeping up around the corner, with less than two weeks left. There are tons of events to attend and places to go around the Portland area, including pumpkin patches and haunted houses. Check out this list below to get in the Halloween spirit!

Bella Organic Farm:

Are you a big Portland Trail Blazers fan? Bella Organic Farm, located on Sauvie Island, has a Damian Lillard shaped corn maze, as well as a pumpkin patch and separate haunted corn maze. This year, the haunted corn maze is inspired by The Ring, where Samara the evil spirit along with goblins and zombies will chase you throughout your adventure. More activities await at Bella Organic Farm, including a petting zoo, food pavilion, and free hayrides.

Address: 16205 NW Gillihan Rd. Portland, OR 97231

Hours:

Damian Lillard Corn Maze: Sun-Thurs: 9am – 6pm, Fri-Sat: 9am – 10pm

The Shining Haunted Corn Maze: every Friday and Saturday, opens at dark with last ticket sold at 10pm

Pumpkin Patch: 9am – 6pm

Website: https://bellaorganic.com/

 

Packer Orchards:

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Located in the Hood River Valley, Packer Orchards’ Fall Festival, which goes through November 4th, is packed with activities. General admission, which is $5 on weekdays and $6 on weekends, includes access to farm games, a corn pit, pumpkin bowling, a hay tower, a U-pick pumpkin patch, unlimited hayrides on the weekends, and the 4-acre Spookley the Square Pumpkin themed corn maze, which raises awareness for bullying during October, the National Bullying Prevention Month. Check out The Bakery while you’re there for fresh baked goods and homemade jams.

Address: 3020 Thomsen Rd. Hood River, OR 97031

Hours: 10am – 5pm daily

Website: https://www.packerorchards.com

 

FrightTown:

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One of the most popular haunted houses during the Halloween season every year is FrightTown, located at the Rose Quarter. FrightTown consists of 3 haunted houses: Baron Von Goolo’s Museum of Horrors, Grimthorne Manor, and new for 2017, Sector 13. Along with the new sci-fi themed haunt Sector 13, are also two more new attractions. There is Fear the Dark, a pitch-black maze, and The Ghost Gallery, a museum displaying real haunted artifacts. Tickets are $30, with Fear the Dark being an additional $5. Be sure to visit FrightTown for its 13th season of returning to the underground of the Veterans Memorial Coliseum!

Address: 300 N Winning Way, Portland, OR 97227

Hours: Weds, Thurs, Sun: 7pm – 10pm, Fri-Sat: 7pm – 11pm

Website: http://www.frighttown.com/

 

The Fear PDX:

The Decayed, The Condemned, The Harvest, The Pit, Carnage Carnival, and The Slaughter are the six haunted houses at The Fear PDX this year. Located on NE Columbia Blvd., general admission for The Fear is between $25-30, varying on the day, with the option to upgrade to a VIP Fast Pass for $15. If you’re not interested in walking through the haunted houses, there is an opportunity for those over the age of 16 to audition for a role as a monster.

Address: 5413 NE Columbia Blvd. Portland, OR 97218

Hours: Weds, Thurs, Sun: 7pm – 10pm, Fri-Sat: 7pm – 12am

Website: http://www.fearpdx.com/

 

The House of Shadows:

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If you’re looking for an extreme experience, The House of Shadows in Gresham is Oregon’s only full contact haunted house. Full contact allows the actors to touch and interact with you, so be aware. With 8 sections throughout the house, the general admission price is $30. You must be 13 or older to enter, and those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. On some nights, live bands will be playing as you wait in line.

Address: 1776 NW Fairview Dr. Gresham, OR 97030

Hours: Sun-Thurs: 7pm – 10pm, Fri-Sat: 7pm – 11pm

Website: http://www.scaredinoregon.com/

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What’s your favorite place to go for Halloween? Let us know in the comments below.

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