There is nothing like a good scare for Halloween and the metro area has lots of frightful opportunities thanks to our many creative mad scientists. Parents use caution with these creepy houses. Some are way too scary for the youngest goblins. Dates and times vary, check the house web page before you head out. 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. A ♥ denotes the more kid-friendly options.
♥ Fantasy Trail at Wenzel Farm ♥
What: Over 1000 feet of wooded walkway all decorated up for Halloween. Some spooky sights and sounds, but intended for all ages. Pumpkins and refreshments are available.
Dates/ Times: Every day, October 1-30; 12-5 pm and 7-10 pm.
Cost: $6 adults; $5 ages 12 and under. Cash only.
Age recommendation: All ages
Where: 19754 South Ridge Rd., Oregon City
What: You’ll get four haunted houses at Scaregrounds – Return to the Asylum, Night Terrors, The Lost Colony and Area 51. In addition, you’ll find the Scream Parlor, with a coffin ride, face painting, vendors and more.
Dates/Times: Weekends in October, 7-10 pm (select Fridays until 11 pm)
Cost: Presale tickets are $25 for 2 – on sale from $44.
Age Recommendation: 12 and up.
Where: 17402 NE Delfel Rd., Ridgefield WA
What: “Groups of four poor souls will pass through the veil with one small light to guide them through the underworld. Do you dare?”
Dates/Times: Weekends in October, beginning October 7. 7-11 pm Friday and Saturday; 6-9 pm Sunday.
Cost: $15. $2 off admission with donation of two non-perishable food items.
Recommended Ages: Not specified.
Where: Milwaukie Elks, 13121 SE McLoughlin Blvd. . Milwaukie, OR 97222
What: This is FrightTown’s 12th season at the Rose Quarter, and it’s our longest and scariest season yet. FrightTown is Oregon’s largest and most popular haunted attraction, with three huge haunted houses in a building the size of a city block (over 40,000 square feet!) This year features Grimthorne Manor, The Witch House and Baron Von Goolo’s Museum of Horrors.
Dates/Times: Wednesdays – Sundays in October. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 7-10 pm, Friday and Saturday, 7-11 pm.
Cost: $20 for all three attractions.
Age Recommendation: No infants are allowed. The haunted house is intended for older kids, but FrightTown leaves it within the discretion of parents. See their full answer here.
Where: Moda Center, 1 N Center Ct St, Portland, OR 97227
♥ Haunted Trail – Mary S. Young Park ♥
What: The Haunted Trail is a walk through the woods at night where you will encounter scenes and characters to scare you along the way. There is also an “Enchanted Trail,” aimed at younger kids.
Dates/Times: October 28-29, 7[10 pm (haunted trail); 7-9 pm (enchanted trail). Pre-registration encouraged.
Cost: Haunted trail: $12-13 in advance; $15 at the event; Enchanted trail: $4 in advance; $5 at the event; children under 3 are free.
Recommended ages: Haunted trail: Ages 8 and up; Enchanted trail: All ages
Where: 19900 Hwy. 43. West Linn, OR 97068 – 503-557-4700
Milburn’s Haunted Manor
What: There are two options to get scared: Milburn’s Haunted Manor and The Dark. You can also purchase food at the Graveside Grill and check out an illuminated night-time pumpkin patch.
Dates/Times: Weekends beginning October 7. Fridays and Saturdays, 7-11 pm; Sundays 7-10 pm. Also open Thurdsay October 20 and 27, 7-10 pm and Halloween 7-10 pm.
Cost: $10 each, or $15 for both.
Recommended ages: Not specified. But this is a scary one – use discretion.
Where: 11503 Broadacres Rd NE. Hubbard, OR 97032 – 503-830-0865
The Fear PDX
What: Five different scary attractions: Factory of the Undead; The Condemned; The Harvest; The Curse and Carnage.
Dates/Times: Friday-Saturday, September 23-October 8, 7-11 pm; Sunday, October 9, 7-10 pm, Wednesday-Sunday, October 12-30, various times. Halloween, 7-11 pm.
Cost: $25 for all attractions.
Age Recommendation: Not recommended for children under 14.
Where: 5413 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland
The 13th Door
What: Expect “demented creatures and the spirits that have crossed over consuming those who have entered before you.”
Dates/Times: Weekends beginning September 23; Fridays and Saturdays 7-11; Sundays 7-10. Open every day beginning October 20.
Cost: $18 cash or $20 cc
Age recommendation: Ages 13+. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Where: 3855 SW Murray Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97006 – 503-222-5554
Tualatin Youth Advisory Council’s Haunted House
What: This haunted house is created and run entirely by YAC members. In previous years, there has been a “Boo” room for younger kids for $1, but the website doesn’t confirm this for this year. (So maybe ♥!)
Dates/Times: Friday-Saturday, October 21, 22, 28, 29, 7-10 pm
Cost: $4 youth/student, $5 adult
Where: 8511 SW Tualatin Rd., Tualatin