We’re guessing your little minions are bouncing off the walls in great anticipation of this weekend. Well, friends, the time has come for tricks and treats and, in addition to our Daylight Trick or Treat Neighborhood Guide, the following events provide the promise of more goodies than you can shake a festooned stick at while wearing your best costume finery. Read on for our top picks to make your Halloween weekend in Portland a memorable one.
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Roll With Your Skeleton Crew
For a howling good time on wheels, take your frightfully festive crew to this special Halloween-themed skate at Oaks Park. Kids can enjoy spooky music, prizes and ghostly games while zipping around one of the country’s largest roller skating rinks. Dress in costume (if you dare) and get $1.00 off your admission. Sat., 1-5 p.m., $6.25/person, All Ages. Event details.
Swap It Up
Wear your costumes and enjoy some frights and delights in this neighborhood community play space and swap shop for families. Art School Studio will be onsite with Halloween crafts while your little sidekicks enjoy games and hot cider. Parents can check out the space and learn more about membership to this popular spot that has plenty of indoor fun on rainy days. Sat., 3-6 p.m., Free, All Ages. Event details.
Indulge Your Sweet Tooth
Penny Walter brings her talented one-woman puppet company to the Alberta Abbey for this special Halloween show about Sweet Tooth the Ghost. Bring your little ones in costume and let them show off their style in the parade after the performance. Grab a cozy spot in the auditorium seating, or get up close for a better view of the show by sitting on the rug. Free coffee, tea, hot chocolate and stickers will be available to enjoy. Penny has an assortment of large and small puppets available for purchase after the show, so your aspiring puppeteers can create their own magic at home. Fri., 10 a.m., $5; free for kids 1 & under. All Ages. Event details.
Nosh the Night Away at POA Cafe
Head to this sleek eatery for some perfectly spooky fun before Halloween. Come for an early dinner and nosh on a delicious panini or any of the kid-pleasing meals from the Little Bites menu. Adults can sample the evening’s special Halloween spiked cider while little ones crunch on candy apples. Then, stick around for treats, a haunted house and Halloween movies. Fri., 6-9 p.m., Free, All Ages. Event details.
Not So Scary Halloween
This event is perfect for soaking up all the Halloween fun without all of the super spooky stuff. Kids can get all dressed in their costume finery to run around the museum, looking for clues for the Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt, craft up a trick or treat bag to use for trick or treating around the museum, followed by Spooky Story Time and Halloween Clay Glazing. Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $10.75/person; Free for members and kids 1 & under, All Ages. Event details.
Fly Above the Treetops Without a Broom
Join the Center for Health and Healing for some autumnal arts and crafts, tram trips and a face painter to doll you all up before the big night. Sat., noon-4 p.m., Free, All Ages. Event details.
What’s your family doing for Halloween this year? Let us know in the comments below!