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A Covid-Safe Halloween 2020 in Portland Oregon.

October 18, 2020 3 min read

A Covid-Safe Halloween 2020 in Portland Oregon.

Hello From Portland everybody and hello to the beginning of one of our favorite times of the year, October! We hope you are dusting off the old witch’s cauldron and getting those spooky spider webs just right this week. The Halloween season may look a bit different looking this year in the Pacific North West but there is still plenty of safe, spooky and fall festive events happening this month within the City of Portland. Below are some terrific local activity ideas to share and great books to sink your teeth into that we know you’ll love this autumn season.

 

Oregon Fall leaves in nature

( Photo via www.gregvaughn.com )

 

Portland Ghosts Tour

Do you love learning about the spookier side of our local history within our beautiful city of Portland, Oregon and love all things paranormal? With Portland Ghosts Tour, “You will hear real stories tied to factual accounts of life in the early days, as well as events that occurred in the 1900s. These have been compiled from eyewitness reports and historical excerpts, delivered by knowledgeable and engaging tour guides.”

Check them out at https://portlandghosts.com/

 

Slabtown Tours

 

Another fantastic local walking tour led by Tanya March who received her PhD in Urban Studies from Portland State University, focusing on historic preservation and community development. You will be stopping by three spooky locations where ghost have been said to gather here in the North West.  “Experience Portland's paranormal heritage as we investigate several local ghost stories gathered from homeowners, alienists, and newspaper accounts. We'll seek out the ghost of Agnes Reid's son, little Ernest Harp's poltergeist playmate, and the Lady Over the Bar”.

Check out her tour here at  https://slabtowntours.com/nw-ghost-tour/

 

Cityscape view of downtown Portland with Mt Hood in background clouds

 (Photo Via https://www.reddit.com/user/Alex-Vision/)

Cinema Of Horrors

If you are a horror movie buff like we are during this time than you got to check out this year’s Cinema of Horrors! This nostalgic event gives you everything you could ever want, classic movies of horror, monsters prowling around outside, and you get to do it all in the safety and comfort of your car! “A live-action horror movie experience where screams from the screen come to life. The scariest horror blockbusters complete with monsters lurking outside your car window. You’re guaranteed to scream this Halloween!”.

 Check out more information and times here:  https://cinemaofhorrors.com/

 

Bella Organic Farm Pumpkin Patch

Can’t wait to get those jack-o-lanterns started at home this year with the family? During the month of October, you got to check out Sauvies Island’s Bella Organic farm that is a yearly favorite for many Portland families. This year seven-acre corn maze will be dedicated to all our amazing country front-line workers that are continuing to keep our communities safe and healthy. “To say “Thank You,” we will be granting FREE ADMISSION for ALL front-line workers for the entire month of September! The maze will be open September 5-October 31!”

Check out more information here:  http://bellaorganic.com/

 

Bella Organic Pumpkin Patch

( Photo via: http://www.anniehelen.com )

Looking for more Halloween fun at home?

If you are feeling something a bit spookier at home this season might we suggest four great books that will give you all the spooky vibes you’ll need for you or your little ones. These books will take you on a journey through the fascinatingly dark parts of Oregon’s history, learn about lovable quirky characters and explore the haunted paranormal locations within our Beaver State of Oregon. However you and your family choose to celebrate this Halloween and fall season we hope it’s a good one!

 

 

 


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