Halloween may still be a few weeks away, but spiritually? We’re already there—and what better way to celebrate than by immersing yourself in a haunted house? Whether you want to greet the season by getting lost inside a woman’s nightmares or braving the hallways of a ghostly manor, the right haunted house is out there for your particular spectral specs.
Here are eight haunted houses in and around Portland where you can get your spook on. Most locations are recommended for people over the age of 13, with a couple exceptions; check websites for dates and times.
12301 NE Glisan Street
Price: General admission is $31.99; VIP (skip the line) is an additional $19.99
The Fear PDX fancies itself “Portland’s Scariest Haunted House,” so this is targeted at more hardcore haunt-seekers (organizers warn those with heart conditions or high blood pressure that the experience may not be for them). There are three brand-new attractions this year, including “Slasher Shed,” where guests only have three minutes to escape a room before a killer returns.
7805 SE Oaks Park Way
In October, Sellwood staple Oaks Park turns to the dark side, hosting three haunted houses in addition to its usual theme park rides. This year will include a theater haunted by horror movie villains, a bone-chilling overnight stay at “hell house,” and a museum visit gone wrong. There are also events for the younger set, with trick-or-treating available throughout the grounds. On Halloween night, guests can check out a free firework display on the riverfront.
300 N Winning Way
Price: General admission is $27, VIP is $50, and Monster Fest is $8
North Portland’s Underhill is back with three main attractions, including “Bloods Point Road,” a riff on the classic “lost travelers turn to creepy locals for help” trope, plus a nightmare portal and abandoned mansion. Younger audiences can check out Monster Fest on October 22 and 23, where the haunted areas will be open for roaming in blessed, broad daylight.
10860 SW Barnes Rd
Price: $20 and a non-perishable food item
Fearlandia—a haunted house org going solo this year after collaborating with other houses in Halloweens past—is using all 10,000 square feet of its new location (right next door to a Spirit Halloween, no less) to offer two themed attractions: “Night Terrors” and “CarnEvil.”
17402 NE Delfel Rd, Ridgefield, WA
Price: $49-69 per car
Have you ever wanted to be a part of a horror movie? To each their own, but if so, this Clark County drive-in experience has you covered. You’ll watch a movie in the safety of your car—this year’s lineup ranges from classics like Scream to contemporary titles like The Conjuring and family-friendly fare including Beetlejuice and Hocus Pocus—while Halloween horrors lurk just outside your doors.
8703 SE 43rd Ave, Milwaukie
Milwaukie's Davis Graveyard was started in 1997 by Halloween-obsessed couple Chris and Jeff Davis. Every year they transform their property into a spooky spectacle that passersby can come and view for free. That price is right, but it's not an interactive experience—you'll be viewing the intricate graves from the other side of a fence. Actors and a team of crafting experts all help put on the production, which draws hundreds of people every year.
11503 Broadacres Road, Hubbard, OR
Price: $15 for one attraction, $25 for both.
This Hubbard hair-raiser is split into two attractions: “The Dark,” a series of chambers guests work their way through in complete darkness, hoping to avoid various ghosts and ghouls; and “The Manor,” a house haunted by the ghost of a killer kid who murdered both of her parents. You can calm your nerves or fuel up for the adventure at the site’s grill, which offers bacon-infused funnel cakes, fresh curly fries, and apple cider.
275 Strand Street St. Helens
Price: General admission is $35, with optional add-ons
In October, the whole city of St. Helens transforms into Halloweentown—the fictional setting for the 1998 Disney Channel movie of the same name, which was shot in and around the small Oregon town. There are many events for visitors to check out, but some of the main attractions include the Halloweentown Train, a museum of peculiarities and oddities, and a water shuttle to Sand Island (which runs an extra fee).