Whether or not you’re ready, Halloween is upon us. If you ask us, this season of haunts, screams and creepy crawlers is best experienced amidst a haunted house. And thankfully, the Portland area has plenty of haunted attractions, from your traditional haunted house to a haunted corn maze — and even a couple of haunted Christmas attractions to keep you screaming well into December.
Embark on an adventure through some of the most haunted houses in Portland, if you dare…
Location: 12301 Northeast Glisan Street, Portland
Dates: September 20–November 9 (Every Friday + Saturday) + Select Weekdays October 6–31
With five terrifying attractions, The Fear PDX is the ultimate source for scares and screams this Halloween season. Venture into Dark Carnival, an out-of-commission carnival, the apocalyptic Dead City, the abandoned Doll Factory, The Mansion tucked in the woods, or the all-new Nightmares Extreme Haunt, an extreme attraction that will take you to a new level of fear. Purchase general admission tickets for $28 or opt for the VIP Fast Pass for $50. The Fear PDX is open through November 9 on Fridays and Saturdays — plus select weekdays from October 6–31.
Location: 300 North Winning Way, Portland
Dates: Select Days October 11–31
Graphic Courtesy of Underhill Haunted House
When word got out that the Memorial Coliseum was going to be devoid of a haunted house after more than a decade of screams, a group of local artists and creatives worked together to make sure the tradition of haunts lived on. In 2018, The Beneath Haunted House was born in the 40,000-square-foot space, and it’s back in full force with a new name — Underhill Haunted House. Visit the three thrilling haunted attractions, Underhill Manor, Clown Factory and Infectious, all while supporting the Twilight Theater Company, a local group bringing vibrant works to stage in Portland. Underhill operates on select dates between October 11 and 31, and stays open until 11 p.m. on Halloween.
Location: 11503 Broadacres Road Northeast, Hubbard
Dates: October 4–6, 11–13, 18–20, 25–27 + 30–31
Photo Courtesy of Milburn’s Haunted Manor
Make the journey south to Hubbard for a frightful experience you won’t soon forget. Milburn’s is a family-owned and -operated seasonal haunted attraction and pumpkin patch that has been scaring guests from all over the region for 17 years. Their two haunted attractions include The Manor and The Dark, which you can access for $12 each or $20 for both. Plus, enjoy a variety of non-haunted attractions while you’re there, including a moonlit pumpkin patch, Graveside Grill concessions, a photo booth and more. Milburn’s is open every weekend of October, plus October 30 and 31.
Dates: October 5, 11–12, 18–19, 24–26 + 31, November 1–2
Face your fears at Fearlandia, a top-rated haunted house in Tigard with two horrifying attractions. Oden’s Eye takes you into Asgard as you search for Oden’s Eye, that he sacrificed to receive enhanced perception, while you avoid traps from gods and monsters attempting to set you back on your quest. Into the Dark invites brave visitors to feel their way through a pitch black realm, avoiding creepy crawly creatures along the way. A $20 ticket gets you into both haunted attractions. Fearlandia operates on select dates between October 5 and Halloween, plus the first two days of November!
Dates: October 4–6, 11–13, 18–20 + 25–27
Photo Courtesy of Fear Asylum: Area 142
Aliens have invaded earth, bringing with them diseases unknown to mankind. Quick! Report to your designated shelter to be processed and tallied. Fear Asylum welcomes you to Area 142, where you must report for processing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights all October long. This unique haunted attraction at the Milwaukie-Portland Elks Lodge is a must this Halloween season. Plus, proceeds benefit the Milwaukie Elks and their charities.
Location: 17402 Northeast Delfel Road, Ridgefield
Dates: October 4–6, 11–13, 18–20 + 25–31
Cross the Washington-Oregon border to encounter Clark County Scaregrounds, considered the #1 Halloween event in Southwest Washington. This isn’t your typical Halloween event. The fairgrounds come to life (or death?) with haunted houses, mazes and attractions, carnival rides, all-ages attractions, midway vendors, and much more. Haunted attractions include Strange Things 2, The Condemned, and Sector 13: Outbreak — three unique and equally terrifying experiences. Whether you’re looking for screams or laughter, you’ll have fun at Clark County Scaregrounds this October.
Location: 16205 Northwest Gillihan Road, Portland
Dates: October 4–5, 11–12, 18–19 + 25–26
Photo Courtesy of Bella Organic Farm
You may have visited Bella Organic Farm on Sauvie Island for all your pumpkin-picking, family-friendly fun in seasons past. But have you experienced Bella Organic after dark? Conquer their haunted maze for a more thrilling harvest experience. After the sun sets, terrifying creatures ascend upon the corn maze, including dark ghouls, goblins and zombies. This year, the corn maze is inspired by the Netflix hit original series, Stranger Things. So be sure to keep an eye out for Demogorgon as you venture through the Upside Down. The haunted maze is open every Friday and Saturday in October; hauntings begin at dark and the last ticket is sold at 10 p.m.
And in December…
If you think the haunts and screams are simply reserved for October, you’re in for a terrifying treat. The Portland area has two unique haunted attractions happening in December, so you can combine two of your favorite holidays into one strange, nightmarish experience.
Location: 1776 Northwest Fairview Drive, Gresham
Dates: December 7–8, 14–15 + 21–22
House of Shadows presents The Nightmare After Halloween — a Christmas haunted house in Gresham taking place on three terrifying weekends in December. This unique holiday experience is a rendition of “Nightmare Before Christmas”, featuring decorated scenes, actors and actresses singing, dancing and interacting with you, with a special scary twist. There will be limited tickets available for House of Shadows, so get them while you can!
Location: 12301 Northeast Glisan Street, Portland
Dates: December 14–15
Video Courtesy of Krampus
Return to the same location of The Fear for a haunted Christmas experience based on the story of Krampus, a Christmas Demon who snatches up little girls and boys. This unique pop-up experience transforms your sweetest holiday memories into your very worst nightmare. Get in the holiday spirit — with a horrifying twist — if you dare. Krampus is taking over Portland December 14 and 15.
What haunted houses in the Portland area are you venturing into this Halloween season? We’d love to know your favorite — whether or not they’re on this list.