PORTLAND -- The Rose City ranked at No. 5 in a recent list of America's Top Ten Halloween Cities, and here are a few of the events that help bring out the city's spooky holiday spirit:
Fright Town at the Memorial Coliseum bills itself as "A whole city block of screams and shock" and includes Baron von Goolo's Museum of Horrors.
Scream at the beach
Calling itself Portland’s largest, scariest and most popular Halloween event, Scream at the Beach includes the Hayden Institute for the Criminally Insane.
The only haunted corn maze in the region, "complete with swamp goblins, creepy animatronics, ghoulish costumed actors, scary sights and horrifying special effects," is open at The Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island each weekend until Halloween.
Howloween at the Oregon Zoo
The Oregon Zoo will host an educational, animal-themed trick-or-treat and scavenger hunt adventure the weekend before Halloween (pictured).
The Davis Graveyard on SE 43rd Avenue in Milwaukie offers a lighted display Monday-Thursday from dusk to 10 p.m., and will feature "full light, sound, video, animation and fog effects (weather permitting)" Friday and Saturday from dusk to 11 p.m. and Sundays until 10 p.m.
Portland Walking Tours offers its Beyond Bizarre ghost-hunting tour twice daily until Halloween "to accommodate the seasonal spike of interest in Portland’s paranormal settings."
University of Portland’s “Halloween Spooktacular”
The U of P Wind Symphony and Orchestra will perform a free, family-friendly Halloween Spooktacular concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct 30 on the university campus.
Halloween at the Market
Portland Saturday Market will celebrate Halloween Sunday, October 30, with a Trick or Treat Adventure, costume parade and contest, and more!
Dia de los Muertos parade and celebration
Old Town Creative has put together a whole weekend of Dia de los Muertos celebrations, including a community "Altar Build" and sugar skull decorating.
Halloween Bike Ride and Mobile Dance Party
The First Annual Halloween Bike Ride & Mobile Dance Party meets on Halloween night at 6. Costumes and decorated bikes are highly encouraged.