October 16, 2022 | By Tualatin Valley | 2 Comments

Halloween Tricks and Treats

A Tualatin Valley Adventure at the Grand Lodge

October is always a cauldron of activities here in Tualatin Valley, which is as good a reason as any to partake in Halloween tricks and treats at these local Halloween-themed events.

Halloween Events in Tualatin Valley

Fearlandia |10860 SW Barnes Road, Portland |  Friday, October 14-31 | All ages | $20 + a non-perishable food donation (general admission)
One of the Portland region’s best-haunted house, Fearlandia, is providing chills and screams in Tualatin Valley this year with two new themes: “Night Terrors” and “Carn-Evil.” To get wait times down, the event organizers switched to time-ticketing, and there are only a limited amount of tickets per timeslot. Pre-order your tickets and secure a time slot on the official event website

“101 Extraordinarily Awful & Truly Terrible Ways to Die (in one night)”  | 4690 SW Watson Ave., Beaverton | October 21, 22, 28 and 30| Experience Theatre Project | 21 and older | $35-$65
The Beaverton Masonic Lodge will host this dark sketch comedy show based on entirely true stories of dreadful ways people have shuffled off the mortal coil and joined the bleedin’ choir invisible. Buy tickets >>>

Halloween Spooky Trail Walk | Beaverton | October 22 | 4-7:30 p.m. | All ages | Free
Join the City of Beaverton on a Spooky Trail walk at Fir Grove Park (at the northwest corner of 22nd and 130th in Beaverton). Fun for kids and families of all ages.

Halloween Masquerade Ball | Venetian Hillsboro | 253 E. Main St., Hillsboro | October 28 | 7-11 p.m. 21 and older | $30 (presale), $35 (at the door)
Celebrate Halloween with a costumed dance party featuring popular local band, Hit Machine. Buy tickets >>>

Howl-O-Ween | Potso Dog Park | 7960SW Hunziker St., Tigard | October 29 | 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. | All ages | Free
Join Tigard Parks & Rec for a Canine Costume Contest at Potso Dog Park on October 29. A celebrity panel of judges will be on hand to award prizes for best costume. More information >>>

Spooky Haunts

Looking for real-life frights? Check out these reportedly haunted spots in Tualatin Valley, where many have reportedly to have had ghostly experiences

McMenamins Grand Lodge in Forest Grove
If you’re game for sharing the hallway with a ghost, book room 232 at the McMenamins Grand Lodge. It’s said that the Lavender Lady ghost likes to hang out outside the room’s door. Blow your nose before leaving the room—some have noted that they smell lavender on the second floor’s main hallway.

Pacific University in Forest Grove
Classical music enthusiasts should visit Pacific University’s Knight Hall for a potential ghostly encounter with Vera. As a classical music student in the early 1900s, stories of Vera’s ill-timed fate vary, ranging from a fall down the stairs to a lovers’ quarrel. With refined taste, Vera is known to turn off pop radio stations.

Fanno Creek Trail in Tigard
A ghost encounter in nature gives us an extra spook. At Tigard’s Fanno Creek Trail, a few morning walkers have noted seeing a surly dog-walker with two leashed dogs. Not so weird, right? Well, it is when she disappears right before your own eyes.