Spotlight: Portland Halloween Haunts 2011 and Weekend on the Cheap

Weekend on the Cheap:

– Check out the listings from Aroundthesunblog and PDXPipeline first. Here’s your supplementary list of other free and low-cost events on the cheap for this weekend!

Community Warehouse Art & Artifacts Special Sale this Friday from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

Shredtober Film Festival this Friday with a double feature at the Clinton Street Theater for just $2 for one show, $3 for both beginning at 7:00pm. There will be prize giveaways and all proceeds to benefit Kevin Nimick’s battle with cancer.

6th annual Northwest Indian Storytellers Festival this weekend at PSU’s Native American Student and Community Center; all evening and Sunday matinee sessions are open to the public with a suggested donation of $5 – $20 (no one turned away for lack of funds).

Lantern Moon Warehouse Sale this Saturday from 10:00am – 5:00pm at their warehouse located across from the Oregon Food Bank on NE 33rd. Stop by for deals on samples, seconds, one-of-a-kinds, handcrafts and much more.

Craftypalooza, a handmade Craft Fair next to the Beaverton Farmer’s Market this Saturday from 9:00am – 3:00pm.

Next Adventure Winter Kingdom Grand Opening sale this Saturday with free gear raffle at 11:00am.

Fall Festival at Cedar Hills Recreation Center this Saturday from 12:00pm – 4:00pm with a ton of activities for the entire family. Admission is $2 per person, or $10 maximum per family. Some activities are free, and some require from 1-12 Scrip (scrip – 25 cents each)

Salmon Homecoming at Oxbow Park this Saturday and Sunday, $5 per vehicle entry fee to the park.

Mill End Store Customer Appreciation Sale this Sunday from 11:00am – 5:00pm with the whole store on sale, 20% off everything. Locations in Portland and Beaverton.

Cedar Mill Cider Festival this Sunday from 1:00pm – 4:00pm with free cider and admission at the JQA Young House at NW 119th & Cornell Road.

Northwest VEG Potluck & Nutrition Presentation this Sunday at the West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Potluck at 5pm and free presentation “Planning the Optimal Vegan Diet” begins at 6:30pm.

1st Annual Rainy Day Games Game Day and Auction this Sunday all day from 9:00am – 11:00pm at the Washington County Fair Complex. Admission is $10, but pre-register and get $2 in snack tickets and another $2 in auction bucks. If you like board games and role playing, or are just interested in learning how to play, this event is for you. Here’s the write-up.

– The best for last…AMC’s “The Walking Dead” returns with the first episode of the second season starting at 9:00pm. If you don’t have cable or are too scared to watch alone, then gather up with other ‘Deadheads’ at the Hollywood Theater and see it on the big screen. Hosted by Cort and Fatboy, admission is free and doors open at 8:30pm; come earlier to Things From Another World (4133 NE Sandy Blvd. across the street from the theater) from 7:00pm – 8:30pm for a pre-party with snacks, zombie trivia, and prizes. You can also catch the action at McMenamins St. John’s Theater and Pub.


No need to type and list them all out, here are your online resources for the rundown of Portland-area Halloween haunted houses, attractions and events:

– Halloween events happening in Clackamas and Washington counties

– Portland Tribune’s write up “Boo! The Rose City Gets Scary” by Reed Jackson

Halloween Events with Portland Parks and Recreation

PDX Pipeline’s guide to Halloween Parties, Events, Costumes Contests, Pictures

– PDX Kids Calendar has a great write up “2011 Fall Guide: Portland-Area Pumpkin Patches and Other Fall Fun!

Willamette Week: not yet posted, try back next week on October 20th!

Portland Mercury: not yet posted, try back next week on October 21st!

– For discounted tickets to haunted houses and attractions, check out the deals at Portland Perks; you might also keep an eye out and get lucky with the other daily sites like Groupon, Living Social, Google Offers and Amazon Local.

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