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Halloween 2013 Events in Portland

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Halloween 2013 Events in Portland

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Halloween is big in Portland. Apparently, our citizens like things quirky, with a dash of the freaky and frightening -- and that's on the other 364 days of the year.

Below are some highlights among the abundance of Halloween events out there. Have a favorite? Drop some suggestions in our Forums!

  • September 25th-October 19th
    The Reformers present The Revenants: Two Couples, A Garage and The Beginning of the Zombie Apocalypse
    What: The Reformers present Scott T. Barsotti's play, The Revenants -- the tale of a two young couples who barricade themselves in a garage when the zombie apocalypse strikes. And to nail the ambience, and perhaps add to the fright factor, the play takes place in a garage in Southeast Portland.
    Where: The Reformers Garage, 1126 SE 15th Avenue
    When: 8 p.m. nightly
    Price: $15 at the door, or order them online
    More Info: thereformerspdx.com
     
  • September-November 1st
    'Keep Portland Lost' Maize at The Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island

    What: Get lost in the corn fields! During the day, there's a family-friendly corn maze, and at night there's a separate haunted maze that's sure to curdle your blood.
    Where: The Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island, 16511 NW Gillihan Road, Portland
    When: The hours are a maze themselves. Open most days, September through end of October; see portlandmaze.com for specifics.
    Price: Corn MAiZE: Adults $7; Kids 6-12 & Seniors $5; Under 5 Free; Free admission on your birthday with an ID! Haunted MAiZE: $10 Combo Tickets: Adults $15 / Kids $13
    More Info: thepumpkinpatch.com
  • October 4th & 5th
    Zompire: The Undead Film Festival
    What: This annual film fest celebrates the undead with independent short and feature films. See the Zompire website for the full list of films, which includes Dead Banging, a Japanese heavy-metal infused undead extravaganza, and Dead Meat Walking, a "Zombie Walk documentary." There's also a Costume Contest with cash prizes.
    Where: Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street
    When: Friday, 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.; Saturday 3:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
    Price: Friday: $15; Saturday $20; Weekend: $30
    More Info: zompire.com
     
  • October 4th-November 1st
    Portland Fright Town
    What: Haunted house creepy fun. Fright Town has a special opening on October 4th, and a Dia de los Muertos show on November 1st.
    Where: Exhibit Hall of the Memorial Coliseum
    When: Sunday-Thursday, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 7:00-11:00 p.m. (Closed Mondays/Tuesdays)
    Price: $20, $5 off with a coupon
    More Info: frighttown.com
     
  • October 18th & 19th
    The Best of The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival
    What: The Best of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival horror movie shorts will screen alongside a 35mm print of the cult classic Re-Animator.
    Where:
    Hollywood Theater, 4122 NE Sandy Boulevard
    When: 9:40 p.m.
    Price: $8/day, $14 for 2 days
    More Info: hplfilmfestival.com
     
  • October 18th-27th
    Haunted Ghost Town at Rossi Farms

    What: Rossi Farms brings a terrifying edge to an Old-West themed experience.
    Where: Rossi Farms, 3839 NE 122nd Avenue
    When: 6:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m., October 18th-20th, 24th-27th
    Price: $15. The Haunted Ghost Town non-profit supports Parkrose local youth activities programs and local community-based projects.
    More Info: thehauntedghosttown.com
     
  • October 26th
    Dawn of the Dead Dash
    What: Combine costumes and gore with some after-dark exercise, and unwind with an after-run party. "Participants are released to race through the city, avoiding being tagged by zombies to clear all the checkpoints and make it back to headquarters. No set course, no one is safe. Hunt or be hunted."
    When: 6:00 p.m.
    Price: $35-$45 in advance, $50 day of. 18+ for run, 21+ for after party.
    More Info: dawnofthedeaddash.com
     
  • October 26th
    The Zombie Run at Blue Lake Park
    What: The 3.1 mile race is more zombie apocalypse than exercise, but either way participants will surely elevate their heart rates.
    Where: Blue Lake Park, 20500 NE Marine Drive, Fairview
    When: 10:00 a.m.
    More Info: thezombierun.com
     
  • October 30th
    Halloween Free Sack Lunch Show at The Old Church
    What: The Old Church hosts its free "Sack Lunch" performance at noon every Wednesday. For Halloween, organist Michael Branes will make things creepy.
    Where: The Old Church
    When: Noon
    More Info: theoldchurch.org
     
  • October 30th
    Pop-Up Cinema at Hotel Deluxe: Young Frankenstein
    What: For the Halloween edition of Pop-Up Cinema, the Hotel Deluxe will feature a free screening of the Mel Brooks classic Young Frankenstein.
    Where: Screening Room at the Hotel Deluxe, 729 SW 15th Avenue
    When: Doors at 5:30 p.m.; film begins at 6:30 p.m. Arrive early to ensure you get seats.
    More Info: hoteldeluxeportland.com/portland-luxury-hotel/pop-up-cinema/

 

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