Portland Kids Weekend Events: Oct. 29-31

Portland Kids Weekend Events: Oct. 29-31

It’s Halloween weekend and the ghosts and ghouls are ready to roam Portland. Families everywhere have tons of options for spooky—and not-so-scary—fun. From haunted bowling alleys to entertaining theatrical performances and more, we’ve rounded up all of the best weekend events for you and your little monsters. Read on to find out more.

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Haunted Alley

This year, Grand Central Bowl is kicking off the season with a family-friendly Halloween event, a sock collection drive, and drink specials. All kids will receive trick-or-treat candy, and kids who come dressed in costume will receive a $5 Free Game card to use in the video and arcade room. A spooky cemetery backdrop provides the perfect opportunity for photos, along with Halloween decor throughout. Event Details.

Scaregrounds PDX

After dark, Oaks Park morphs into Portland’s most horrifying haunt experience with three terror-inducing walk-through haunted attractions, plus the House of Horrors Scarezone, Graveyard Pumpkin Patch, Scream Parlor Photo Op, and of course the thrills and chills of Oaks Park’s rides and roller skating!  Event Details.

DIY Steel Halloween Spooktacular

Join for our first ever Halloween Spooktacular with a morning of crafts, music, fun, and more as you build your own Metal Earth kit. Wear a costume while you DIY and indulge in apple cider and candy.  This is a 10+ event younger children may will need assistance. Event Details.

Bella Organics Haunted Corn Maze

Open every Friday and Saturday night through October, this Halloween activity starts at dark! Get lost in acres of corn, in the dark. Creatures stalk you as you make your way through the Haunted Corn Maze! This year the Sauvie Island Haunted Corn Maze will be inspired by Halloween, the movie! There will be dark ghouls and goblins, chased by zombies, as you make your way through a unique Upside Down while avoiding Demogorgon. Event Details.

Time to Get Schooled Impulse XV

Portland’s award-winning premier teen improv group is back for another season of laughs! Now in its 15th year, a new class of comedic comrades will create fast-paced scenes and games—all based on audience suggestions. Get ready for a quick-witted, hilarious night! Event Details.

Pumpkin Display at West Linn

West Linn’s annual pumpkin display will be back this year with 200 intricately carved, mind-blowing pumpkins, a kid-friendly laser light display, glow pumpkins, and a flaming jack o’ lantern. This home display has previously been featured in The Oregonian, Pamplin Media, and Fox News 12. Parts of this display have appeared at special events such as: Spirit of Halloweentown, Clackamas County Scare Fair, and the City of West Linn Boo Drive Thru. Event Details.

Howloween at the Zoo

You don’t want to miss this favored Halloween activity for the younger. The zoo provides a fun and safe setting for this local tradition, where costumed trick-or-treaters learn about healthy habitats for wildlife in a fun scavenger hunt throughout the zoo. Expect to wear a mask, stick to your timed entry slot, and receive a goody bag at the end. Kids 2-12 will still love seeing the animals and learning all about conservation with a fun scavenger hunt. Event Details.

Bushue Family Farms Pumpkin Patch

Bushue’s is a third-generation family farm located in Boring, Oregon. In addition to picking your own gourd, you can also catch the last of the summer’s flowers and veggies at the produce market. Don’t miss the unique chance to make your own dirt babies, a little doll of mud and grass that helps kids learn how plants grow. Kids love to watch their babies’ hair grow in the windowsill! Event Details.

Petting Zoo at Bella Organics Farm

Bring your family and support your local family farm while snuggling adorable animals! $5 per person or $10 per family (up to 4). Event Details.

—Annette Benedetti

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