There is nothing like a good scare for Halloween and the metro area has lots of frightful opportunities. Many have coupons on their sites or through internet coupon sites, so you might even get a discount on your shivers. Some also offer VIP tickets for an extra charge that takes you to the front of the line.
Parents, use caution with these creepy houses. Some are way too scary for the youngest goblins.
Oaks Park Scaregrounds
The event features three horrifying haunted walkthrough attractions and side-shows, as well as Oaks Park amusement rides, games, mini golf, roller-skating and concessions. Tickets start at $25, ride bracelets and game pass are extra.
The Fear PDX
The Fear PDX is an eleven-part haunted house, one of the largest in Portland, with timed ticketing. This year’s offerings include two escape rooms. Tickets start at $29.99.
Haunted House at Spirit of Halloweentown
The Haunted House in St. Helens is scary and may not be suitable for all ages, though there’s plenty of kid-friendly fun to be had in the rest of the Halloween-themed town! Haunted House admission is typically $12 for kids and $30 for adults.
Underhill Haunted House
Get spooked in the 40,000 square foot basement of the Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Purchase timed tickets for this scare experience. They also offer a Kids Monster Fest for children under age 12 on October 21-22, from 12-3 pm. Tickets start at $30 for the full experience, $9-$12 for the Kids Fest.
Milburn’s Haunted Manor
The zombies are back at Milburn’s Haunted Manor, Oregon’s scariest family-owned haunted house for 18 years running (haunts are rated PG-13). $20, discounts for pairs.
Cinema of Horrors Drive-In and Haunted House
Watch a drive-in movie at the Clark County Fairgrounds with actors creating a live-action horror experience outside your car. The film schedule includes family nights with less scary movies like Casper and Ghostbusters, but most of the films are horror flicks. (You can also visit their Cinema of Horrors Haunted House farther north in Kelso, for a traditional walk-through experience.) Not recommended for children under age 10. Tickets are $49-$69 per car.
Creature Feature in the Dark at Mary S. Young Park
Watch your favorite family horror films while live actors give you the full haunted house treatment from the safety of your car. $40 per car, and you can pay extra for extra-scary or extra-friendly interactions with the “monsters.”
Tour of Untimely Departures at Lone Fir Cemetery
Ghostly guides tell stories of the departed residents of Lone Fir Cemetery on this candlelit tour suitable for families. Tour contains mature content, but no blood or gore. $20 for adults, $10 for ages 12 and under. This tour is one night only and sells out quickly! *UPDATE: Sold out.*
Clark County Historical Museum Haunted Walking Tours
Hear tales of what haunts the building and streets of downtown Vancouver Fridays and Saturdays in September and October. Recommended for ages 10+. $20 per person.
Slabtown Tours’ A Night with Ghosts: Haunted Adventures in NW Portland
This 90-minute outdoor tour explores Portland’s paranormal heritage. Photos are allowed and if you’re lucky you may even have luck capturing an orb before it becomes a full-bodied apparition. Ages 12+. $40 per person.
“Phantom of the Rails” Halloween Train at Mount Hood Railroad
New this year! This spooky, elegant adventure is inspired by Edgar Allan Poe. Book a table on a train ride to a creepy factory, and be prepared to interact with live actors to solve a mystery. Ages 13+. This one is a splurge; you must purchase a table, i.e., 4 tickets at a time, $75 per person.
Fearlandia — TBA 2023
Fearlandia’s 2023 details have not yet been announced.
Canby Haunt — TBA 2023
Details for 2023 have not yet been announced.
Fantasy Trail at Wenzel Farm Closed for 2023 season