October’s main event is just around the corner, and we’ve got plenty of safe and fun places kids can go trick-or-treating in Portland

Looking for spook-tacular places to take the entire family trick-or-treating in Portland this Halloween? Look no further. We’ve got the inside scoop on where to find the best treat-or-treat goodies and other boo-tastic events that promise fun for the entire household. All you need to do is put on your costume and head out after an early dinner to get the jump on Halloween this year.

Where to Go Trick-or-Treating on the Westside

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Portland Zoo

Howloween at the Zoo
Howloween at the Zoo promises educational, safe, and fun for everyone this October. Costumed kids can participate in a zoo-wide scavenger hunt where they will learn about healthy habitats along the way. Yummy treat bags are available for your little adventurers at the end for just $3. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are free with zoo admission (Even infants need to be counted and must have a ticket to enter.). All you have to do is pick a time slot and the best costume, then head over for Halloween fun! 

Good to Know: Although this event is designed for kids ages 2-12, everyone is welcome.

Dates: Oct. 22, 23 & 28–31, 2022
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2022 Monster Mash in Lake Oswego
For families with the twelve and under set, Lake Oswego has your Halloween afternoon covered- and not just because you get to stay in your car.  Eight locations will come to your car to deliver toys, treats, or trinkets AND the first 1000 participants get a free trick-or-treat bag.  Locations are listed on the website where you can also download a map so start thinking of ways to decorate your car and your family now.

Date: Oct. 31, 2022
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Multnomah Village: Halloween in the Village
Sometimes it takes a village to make sure everyone has a memorable Halloween. Get the whole crew dressed up and join the trick-or-treat costume parade on Halloween night or visit the village all weekend long for free candy, spooky decorations, and more. Be sure to check out the categories for the virtual costume and pumpkin decorating contests online where winners will receive prizes from local businesses.

Good to Know: Events take place throughout the village the weekend leading up to Halloween too.

Date: Oct. 31, 2022
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Related: Dress 'Em Up! Portland's Best Costume Shops for Kids

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All Ages Drag Bingo with Poison Waters
While you may not be able to get candy at this event, it's still a great reason to don your scary (or not-so-scary) costume and head out with the kids. B-I-N-G-O! Head down to Hotel Vance for some drag queen fabulousness for all ages. Win prizes and enjoy drinks and snacks while letting your competitive side out. Grab your tickets now before they sell out!

Date: Oct. 28, 2022
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Trick or Treat Main Street
The Tigard Downtown Alliance hosts an annual Halloween event, with a safe route along Main Street. Kids–and kids at heart–can collect all kinds of loot from participating downtown merchants. It’s fun for the entire family and you can call it a night before the sun sets and the real ghosts and goblins come out to play.

Insider Tip: Looking to gather candy a little early? Try trick or treating at the Tigard Farmer's Market on the 30th.

Date: Oct. 31, 2022
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The Best Westside Neighborhoods for Trick-or-Treat Fun
Slightly older trick-or-treaters can enjoy the steeper streets of the neighborhood close to Forest Park along the Wildwood Trail. Park near NW Thurman Ave. and 28th Ave. and walk over the bridge into the neighborhood. In Southwest Portland, the Hillsdale neighborhood is a good one to walk around. Park near Rieke Elementary or Ida B. Wells-Barnett High School and enjoy a short, but spirited, walk between Vermont and Chestnut streets.

Where Families Can Go Trick-or-Treating on the Eastside

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Sellwood Community House
The Sellwood Community House knows how to throw a fall festival. Start the day off by joining the Monster March parade and stay afterwards for their carnival. Enjoy outdoor games, music, food, a photo booth, face painting, candy, and other Halloween delights. Wear your costumes, and be sure to register in advance for tickets. The Spooktacular Carnival is recommended for children ages 5-12 years old, and has a fee of $15 per child.

Date: Oct. 29, 2022 
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Safe Trick-or-Treat
Downtown Gresham hosts its annual Safe Trick-or-Treat event on Halloween evening. Wear your costumes and head to historic Main Avenue to enjoy free candy, refreshments, and specials at participating businesses.

Insider Tip: On October 29, kids can also trick or treat at Gresham Station, if their candy coffers can't wait.

Date: Oct. 31, 2022
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Related: Scare Up Fun! Portland's Best Halloween Happenings

Hot Trick-or-Treating Events on the Northside

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Trick-or-Treat Alberta Street
Alberta Street is planning on holding their annual Trick-or-Treat Alberta Street event but details are yet to come. Traditionally held from early afternoon until sunset, it’s designed for younger children and families, with businesses handing out candy to costumed kids.

Date: TBD for 2022

Halloween Themed 5k Beer Run at Level Beer
Parents will appreciate this event that begins and ends at Level Beer. Costumes are strongly encouraged at this annual Halloween event where participants can run, walk, or jog the untimed course. Dogs and strollers are welcome, and adults can enjoy a free craft beer and will receive a collector’s pint glass at the finish line. Plus, the entire fam has access to event activities including games, goodies, and a costume contest. Registration is limited, so sign up ASAP.

Date: Oct. 29, 2022

Level Beer
5211 N.E. 148th Ave.
Find out more online.

Standout places to trick-or-treat after dark in Northeast Portland
After dark, head to Irvington neighborhood, where residents of these classic old Portland homes really get into the spirit. NE 7th Ave. to 26th Ave., between Broadway St. and Fremont St.

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