Today is the Oregon Day of Culture, so celebrate and participate with free or discounted admissions to museums, musical performances, open houses and more.
Today is also another ticket release for the National Free Night of Theater promotion—though many Portland shows are sold out, there are still tickets available for performances such as Blithe Spirit and The Tempest.
– This weekend’s highlights include the Friends of the Multnomah County Library 36th Annual Fall Used Book Sale; the Wordstock Festival; Free Family Day and Halloween mask-making at the Washington County Historical Society and Museum (Saturday); and the final weekend of the Southwest Washington Watercolor Society Fall Art Show (Vancouver Mall). For more events, please visit Aroundthesunblog.
– Willamette Week’s new Cheap Skate Deal Box includes the 20th anniversary celebration at Oblation Papers & Press, the 5th anniversary celebration at Doug Fir, cheap drinks and more.
– Compassion Beaverton will hold a Free Medical and Dental Clinic on Saturday, October 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Barnes Elementary School. This clinic is limited in the services it can provide. Therefore, the clinic is asking that members of the community attend if they are uninsured and have a real need for care, especially in the area of dental. Guests will be required to sign a waiver about their income level and their commitment to give back to their community through volunteering. This is all based on the honor system. The clinic will begin taking guests on a first come, first served basis beginning at 8:00am. See web site for additional information.
POTC Spotlight: Portland Haunted Houses & Attractions
It’s Halloween month and that means it’s time for haunted houses and similar themed attractions. Here’s your guide for saving some money:
– Fright Town (beneath the Memorial Coliseum): regular admission to all three attractions is $20, but the web site has a $5 off coupon that can be downloaded. $5 off coupons are also available from many local retailers like Bi-Mart, Dairy Queen, Papa Murphy’s and the Spirit Halloween Stores and if you’re attending a concert or game at the Rose Quarter during the month of October, your ticket stub also works like a $5 off coupon. Valid all days EXCEPT 10/23, 10/24, 10/30 and 10/31.
– 13th Door Haunted House (near SW 87th & Canyon Road): regular general admission is $15, but if you buy advanced tickets before October 9th, your cost is $13. Advance ticket purchases are via PayPal.
– The Fields of Fear (Washington County Fair Complex): a unique 30-minute outdoor performance involving strobe effects, loud noises and terrifying situations. $12 admission. No discounts apply.
– Darkest Dreams Entertainment (Pearl District): mature audiences only, click here for details. Admission ranges from $10 – $20 depending on attraction, no discounts available.
– Scream at the Beach (Jantzen Beach): sorry, no discounts or coupons available. $20 general admission for all haunts. If you visit the web site and sign up for the Monster Fan Club, you could win a 4-pack of tickets so it is worth checking out.
– The Haunted Maize at the Pumpkin Patch (Sauvie Island): get stalked in the corn at the Field of Screams, October 9–11, 16–18, 23–25, 28–31 (7pm–10pm). $10 general admission; go to the web site to download a $1 off coupon.
– Milburn’s Haunted Manor (Hubbard, south of Portland): $8 admission to the Manor, $8 admission to Wicked-wood Forest, or pay $15 for both attractions. No other discounts or promotions.
– Davis Graveyard (Milwaukie): Free! It’s Portland’s home-grown backyard haunted house attraction ten years running. Think super-awesome display that a very dedicated neighbor might put on, and multiply that by tenfold. A definite not to miss!
– The Slaughter House (Hillsboro): $10 general admission, no coupons or discounts available.
– Oregon Zoo Zoo-Boo: sorry, that event has been discontinued long ago (but man was that fun!). Ditto the OMSI Haunted Submarine and the other haunted houses from my youth at the old Eastport Plaza.
We know we may have missed some other Halloween themed attractions, so if know of others, please leave a comment below. Thanks for your support of Portland on the Cheap!