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: Take a Halloween walk through a lighted, wooded, Fantasy Trail, decorated with spooky sights and sounds. Pumpkins and refreshments are available.
Dates/ Times: October 1-30; Every night 7 pm-10 pm and Friday-Sunday 12 pm-5 pm.
Cost: $6 adults; $5 ages 12 and under. Cash only.
Age recommendation: All ages
Where: 19754 South Ridge Rd., Oregon City
Scaregrounds Haunted House Theme Park PDX
What: You’ll get three haunted houses at Scaregrounds – Return to the Asylum, Night Terrors and The Lost Colony. In addition, you’ll find the Scream Parlor, carn’evil rides & games, little monsters kids area vendors and more.
Dates/Times: Select weekend dates in October. 7 pm-10 pm (select Fridays and Saturdays until 11 pm)
Cost: Presale tickets are $25 for 2 – on sale from $44
Age Recommendation: 6 and up.
Where: Clark County Event Center, 17402 NE Delfel Rd., Ridgefield WA
Fear Asylum: Elkridge Escape
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: Fridays-Sundays in October, beginning October 6. Friday and Saturday 7 pm-11 pm; Sunday 6 pm-9 pm.
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 new haunted house has two separate attractions — Swamp Nightmares and Clown Retirement. It’s located right next to the Circuit Gym, so you can climb away your fear after, or have those too scared to enter hang out there and meet you after.
Dates/Times: Weekends starting October 6, 7 pm-11 pm. October 31, 7 pm-11 pm.
Cost: $18 for both houses
Where: 16255 SW Boones Ferry Rd, Tigard
Recommended Ages: 14 and up
What: This is FrightTown’s 13th 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: Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 7 pm-10 pm, Friday and Saturday, 7 pm-11 pm starting October 7. Open October 30-31, 7 pm-10 pm.
Cost: $25 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 27-28, 7 pm-11 pm (Enchanted Trial 7 pm-9 pm). Pre-registration encouraged.
Cost: Haunted trail: $12.95 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
Haunted Walking Tours
What: The Clark County Historical Museum’s 6th annual Haunted Walking Tours are reanimating Fridays and Saturdays this October. The spooktacular trips are at 8 pm each tour day and will start at the Clark County Historical Museum.
Dates/Times: October 20-21 and 27-28. 8 pm-9:30 pm.
Recommended ages: 13 and up
Where: Clark County Historical Museum 1511 Main St, Vancouver, Washington 98660
Milburn’s Haunted Manor
What: The zombies are back at Milburn’s! We dare you to come to our house. Milburn’s Haunted Manor, Oregon’s scariest haunted house.
Dates/Times: Weekends beginning October 6. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 pm-11 pm; Sundays 7 pm-10 pm. Open October 30-31, 7 pm-10 pm.
Cost: $10 for one 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
What: Our kids show is a museum style walk through allowing you to go through at your own pace.
There are no live actors in the Mystery Manor Haunted house. We have themed each room with kids in mind. Not to scary and not to gory. The animatronics are easy motion and not to jumpy. (But there are some that do move quickly)
Dates/Times: Starting September 30-October 28, Monday-Friday 12 pm-6 pm and Saturday-Sunday, 10 am-6 pm
Cost: $8 each entry, under 3 are free. Front of line tickets are an additional $6.
Recommended ages: All ages
Where: 40 Cowlitz St, St Helens 97051
What:This is our adult and older kids show (12 and older recommended).There are live actors in the Nightmares, they will not intentionaly touch you. But they will have you running for your life
Dates/Times: Starting September 30-October 28, Thursday and Sunday 7 pm-11 pm, Friday-Saturday 7 pm-12 am
Cost: $15 each entry. Front of line tickets are an additional $10.
Recommended ages: 12 years and older
Where: 40 Cowlitz St, St Helens 97051
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 22, 23, 28 & 29, 8 pm-11 pm; October 6, 7, 13, & 14, 7 pm-11 pm; October 20, 21, 27 & 28, 7 pm-12 am; Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, October 8-29 and October 30-31, 7 pm-10 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 22; Fridays and Saturdays 7 pm-11 pm; Sunday-Thursdays 7 pm-10 pm. Open every day beginning October 19.
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 20, 21, 27, 28, 7 pm-10 pm
Cost: $4 youth/student, $5 adult
Where: 8511 SW Tualatin Rd., Tualatin