Halloween SKH weekend is upon us. Now is the time to plan your activities. Whether you are looking for spooky good times, or just want to ignore All Hallow’s Eve altogether, there are plenty of cool things to do this weekend.
Thru Tues., October 31, 2017
Haunted Pub Crawl
The Haunted Pub Tour in Portland’s historic Old Town District includes beer tastings at two historic pubs and stories about their resident ghosts.
Friday, October 27, 2017
Rock The Boat Halloween Cruise
Rock the Boat is a costume dance party with DJ music, a cash bar, food for sale, and views along the Willamette River, departing from Salmon Street Springs Fountain for age 21+.
Fri.-Sat., October 27 – 28, 2017 (8 p.m.)
Fright Night Halloween Circus
Fright Night features goblins swinging on aerial silks, dancing black light skeletons, a ghost spinning on the trapeze, and fairy royalty twirling on aerial straps at Alberta Rose Theatre.
October 28, 2017 (8 p.m., VIP 7:30)
Portland Erotic Ball
Portland Erotic Ball offers bands, costume contests, and over-the-top adult entertainment in McMenamins Crystal Ballroom for age 21+. Costume required.
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017 (10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Beginners and advanced orienteers are invited to Vampire Orienteering, where you navigate to locate “check points” while avoiding vampires at a tree farm south of Sherwood. This 20th annual event is a fun, family-friendly orienteering event with a Halloween twist. You are on a mission to collect as many points as possible (in Score-O style), while vampires are out to steal your points back from you! The catch is that you won’t know who’s a vampire until it’s TOO LATE…
Sat., October 28, 2017
Thrill The World Portland
Practice dancing Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” in advance, and then show up (ghoulish costume optional) for Thrill the World Portland at Irving Park. Free to watch, $5 to dance.
Fri.-Sun., October 27 – 29, 2017
America’s Largest Antique and Collectibles show
Billed as America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show, this event has 1000 vendors selling furniture, movie memorabilia, glassware, estate jewelry, paintings, and toys at Portland Expo Center.
Sun., October 29, 2017
The Mushroom Festival has mushrooms on display and for sale, experts to answer questions, food, arts and crafts, music, hayrides, and kids’ activities at Mount Pisgah Arboretum in Eugene. No dogs.
October 30-November 5, 2017
Portland Film Festival
The Portland Film Festival, presented by Comcast, will screen 152 narrative and documentary films at Portland’s iconic Laurelhurst Theater. The festival will include special opening and closing night screenings and parties, a Pittock Mansion Gala, educational panels, workshops, special presentations and daily networking events and opportunities throughout the festival. This year, 89 of the films programmed (59%) were directed by women.