Your Portland area options for Halloween weekend 2011 are fantastic. Below is my hand-picked selection of events, plus links to where you can find even more parties and events!
Friends of the Library Fall Used Book Sale
The 2011 Friends of the Library Fall Used Book Sale takes place Friday through Monday, October 28 through 31, 2011 at the DoubleTree Hotel (1000 NE Multnomah St). [more]
Howloween and the Squishing of the Squash at the Oregon Zoo
First up the Annual Squishing of the Squash takes place on Friday, October 28 2011 at 10:30am, in the elephant area. The elephants will get to take out their frustrations on a huge pumpkin . . .
And then Howloween at the Zoo takes place Saturday and Sunday October 29-30 2011, from 11am to 4pm. [more]
Get your ticket now to Portland’s Fourth Annual Fresh French Shorts film festival showing on Friday, October 28 (7:00 p.m.) and Saturday, October 29 (2:00 p.m.) . . .
Co-presented by NW Film Center and the Alliance, the event features a unique, handpicked selection of recent shorts by emerging French directors [more]
Enjoy free admission to the Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park) on Friday, October 24, 2011 from 5pm until 8pm.
The museum offers free admission ever fourth Friday (5pm-8pm) of the month . . . [more]
Amtrak 40th Anniversary Exhibit Train Stops in Portland
As part of Amtrak’s 40th Anniversary celebration the Amtrak Exhibit Train, a traveling display showcasing historic memorabilia, will make a stop at Portland’s Union Station on Saturday and Sunday, October 29 and 30, 2011. [more]
Great Pumpkin Event at the PSU Farmer Market
The Portland Farmers Market invites the public to the 2011 Great Pumpkin Event on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at the PSU market.
“The . . . annual Halloween harvest celebration featuring a pumpkin carving contest and children’s costume parade around the market at noon.” [more]
Night of the Living Ales – Halloween Fest!
The 2nd annual Night of the Living Ales takes place on Saturday, October 29, 2011. This year’s fest is a Halloween craft beer, burlesque, fire and live music fest held at Burnside Brewing (701 E. Burnside).
First things first – the beer list . . . [more]
Women of Wonder Day, the day formerly known as Wonder Woman Day, returns to Portland’s Excalibur Comics (2444 SE Hawthorne) this Sunday, October 30, 2011 from noon until 6pm . . . [more]
The first annual PDX Freak Show, a Halloween costume party, takes place Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 1512 W Burnside.
The PDX Freak Show is an annual Halloween party to celebrate folks who work hard to make Portland a vibrant film community . . . every single person who participates in the film industry on any level! [more]
Tour of Untimely Departures at Lone Fir Cemetery
The Tour of Untimely Departures returns to Lone Fir Cemetery this Halloween night, October 31, 2011.
“Meet some of Lone Fir’s “residents” at their graves and hear the unusual circumstances surrounding their untimely departures. Ghostly guides will also share some of the history on Lone Fir as they take you through the cemetery on a path lit with candles.” [more]
Theatre on Halloween Night Anyone?
While most Portland theatres will be dark on Halloween, Richard III will be haunting the stage for a special Halloween performance and “scaring” the living daylights out of all who stand between him and the throne. [more]
And Lots More!
For even more Halloween weekend events and activities, check out Shadow Over Portland, and qPDX – and of course the usual suspects too: Around the Sun, Blogging Portland on the Cheap, PDX Pipeline, and Oregon Events at OregonLive.com.
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