In Portland, the month of October has a unique meaning every year. Yearnings for pumpkin pie and hot apple cider become stronger as the leaves change color and fall from the trees. If you’re anything like me you’ll probably be also craving some true Halloween-style frights and I love that Portland has so many Halloween-themed activities. Looking for a good scare? Here are my favorite haunted house experiences in Portland…
The Fear PDX
The Fear DX in Portland claims to be the largest Halloween event in the city, and they’re not lying. How many haunted attractions can be found in this location? Well no less than five. The Kill Floor, Factory 13, and Blood House provide plenty of grist for the visitor’s mill.
This is one of my favorite scare locations in the city and I’d strongly suggest visiting on Halloween night, so make sure you book tickets well in advance!
They change up the attractions and themes every year but one thing you can be sure of is that they’ll go all out!
Very scary haunting set
Great effects and lighting
Closed from Sun-Tue
Crowded at peak times
Underhill Haunted House
At this gigantic spooka torium with more than 40,000 square feet of “scares,” you’ll experience a full-blown fright fest. Fear’s Gate creates an atmosphere conducive to a nocturnal release of endorphins.
And then there’s Underhill Manor, a Victorian-style manor packed with cursed objects and roaming spirits. Avoid becoming a part of the collection, however.
Are there any children or teenagers with you? Tag them along; Underhill Haunted House is home to one of the state’s most kid-friendly attractions.
Underhill and Fearlandia have paired up to produce three key attractions for this year’s festival.
First, there will be a spooky Victorian maze where “Madam Underhill” collects lost spirits, a terrifying staff orientation in a chemical facility where an employee has gone missing, and a collection of your darkest nightmares spread among multiple rooms.
Seasoned actors with incredible makeup
Aimed at both kids and adults
Structured storyline with jump scares
Parking is tricky
No onsite restrooms
The Oaks Park Scaregrounds, formerly the Clark County Scaregrounds, hosts three frightening walk-through experiences during the Halloween season as part of its annual scare festival.
They’re open on the weekends. In Portland’s Sellwood neighbourhood, Oaks Park is a great location for parties because of its variety of food vendors and rides.
At the all-year amusement park, it began in 2020 with drive-thru gaming. However, this is Oaks Park’s first walk-through Halloween show in 14 years.
Oaks Park Scaregrounds will have a redneck killer attraction this year, a cursed and haunted house called Grimthorpe Manor, and a sci-fi horror-themed environment known as Evilution.
There is also a House of Horrors Scare Zone, a Graveyard Pumpkin Patch, and a Scream Parlor Photo Op.
If it’s your first time visiting the new Scaregrounds location, there’s a wide range of activities to choose from, and you’ll find the location peaceful and relaxing.
You could take your significant other here or bring little children unprepared for the scarier haunted attractions.
Three well-made haunted houses
Retro haunted maze
Ideal fun place for families
Located in Oaks Amusement Park
Can get busy at peak times
Long waits at times
Scary!!! Isn’t that what you were after in a spooky house?
The tiniest of details are given a great lot of consideration. Best actors remain true to themselves throughout their performance. Give the house a visit when you get the chance, and it’ll be worth it to curdle blood in your veins.
Do not expect much from this house if you are a sucker for scares. However, Fearlandia deserves its price. You can choose from different colour schemes to your liking.
The old system had a separate queue for each house, but the new one is more organized and swiftly moving because it has fewer lines. The end of one house signals the beginning of the next.
That part makes you feel like you are trapped in an unending maze.
Spine-tingling thrills and chills
No physical touch to visitors
Talented actors and varied costumes
Not for claustrophobic visitors
Eating and drinking is not allowed
The Pumpkin Display at West Linn
The walls of this little haunted house are filled with thrills and chills. Please don’t underestimate the pumpkin-themed haunted house, which will blow your expectations away. But, of course, if you consider yourself Dracula, the darkness will not be an issue.
Visiting the haunted house will be a fantastic experience! Be sure you’re in for a terrific time with your buddies and company. The adventure is exciting and terrifying at the same time.
Participants in each group must spread out widely for the first five minutes. The laser-themed pumpkins and green foliage attract a lot of attention from onlookers.
Want to make the experience better? Visit the place after watching The Conjuring.
Hundreds of intricate carvings display
Fun laser show and music
Free to attend
Limited opening hours
Must like pumpkins!
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Gary is an award winning full time professional photographer and videographer with too much wanderlust for his own good. Fueled by strong coffee, you’ll often find him wandering well off hiking trails in search of interesting photographic subjects or scenery to video. Self taught and with the use of pioneering digital techniques, he quickly built up a strong client base and has worked with many prestigious organizations, including GQ, BBC, London Fashion Week, Grazia, Sky, Metro, Vogue Italia. He specializing in evocative images of people, places and cinematic videography and his goal is to make the viewer look twice and engage. As well as a penchant for good design, travel, starting up new businesses, the ketogenic diet and Hungarian Vizslas, he also has a huge affection for Chicago, Bucharest, Scandinavia, Croatia and absolutely everywhere in Italy. Find Gary on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or his Website.