Portland Walking Tours

Haunted Spots and Spooky Events for the Family

October 16th, 2009

Want to celebrate Halloween with the family but hate the idea of trick-or-treating indoors at the mall. Parents can bring their kids Howloween at the Oregon Zoo Amphitheater for a safe, outdoor alternative. Tykes in costume are invited to rush throughout the zoo in order to complete the annual scavenger hunt. The prize? Goodie bags filled with candy and prizes will be given out for completed hunts at the zoo’s exit. Free with zoo admission. For information, call 503-226-1561.

Or head to The Pumpkin Patch On Sauvie Island. Sauvie Island’s original corn maze destination opens its Haunted Field of Screams to spook its guests. Everyone from suburban families to hip, urban couples makes it a yearly tradition; when the mist settles into the field, there’s no better place in town for a scare.

Take the kids on a walk through over 1,000 feet of lighted woods decorated with fun Halloween sights and sounds at Fantasy Trail . There is also a 40 foot castle packed with Halloween scenes. That’s not all, there’s a tunnel, a maze, a crooked house, a suspension bridge, pumpkins, and refreshments.

Other fun ideas include glow-in-the-dark, Halloween mini-golf at Glowing Greens.

Have fun and be safe.