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Discover the Spirit of Halloween at Portland’s Small Businesses
Halloween is less than a week away! Portland’s business districts are hosting family-friendly fun that will have you screaming with delight. There are plenty of options for trick-or-treating but you can also enjoy Day of the Dead celebrations, costume contests, pumpkin carving, scavenger hunts, and more. This year, make your Halloween magical by shopping local. Here are a few ways to get into the spirit of Halloween while supporting small businesses.
- 82nd Avenue: There are plenty of treats to discover at Around the World in 82 Dishes, an international celebration of food on 82nd Avenue happening now through November 5!
- Beaumont: Don your scariest mask and Trick-or-Treat on Fremont Street! Look for orange balloons in front of participating Beaumont businesses on October 31 from 4-6pm. This year they have a new event from 5-8pm that gives back to the community called Trick or Treat for Cans.
- Central Eastside: The Redd is hosting a couple of amazing events over the next week. This weekend check out the Halloween Vegan Night Market! It is the largest vegan festival in the PNW! Next Wednesday November 1st, celebrate the 16th annual Portland-based event of Día de los Muertos.
- Foster Area: Foster businesses are in the Halloween spirit with multiple events happening across the district! Join the Indigenous Marketplace Friday and Saturday evenings (4-9pm both nights) at Bar Carlo. More than 10 vendors will be selling art, apparel, jewelry, and more. Plus delicious food and drink from Bar Carlo! The Meet Your Maker Market will return to Foster on October 28th, from 12-5pm. There will be over 30 artists, creators, and makers clustered around SE 66th and Foster. This will be a great time to support local artists and visit the surrounding shops and places to eat and drink.
- Greater Brooklyn: Sign up for a wine and candy pairing with Hip Chicks Do Wine and try 5 candies paired with 5 wines plus a sample of their Seasonal Witches Brew Sangria.
- Hillsdale: Enjoy festive Halloween window displays at Hillsdale businesses and stop by the farmers market on October 29th for costumes, treasure, and so many gourds.
- Lents: The Zed is hosting a family-friendly Halloween party, October 31st from 3pm-7pm for Trick-or-Treating, games, dancing and fun prizes. Then, from 8pm-1am, they will host an adult only Halloween Hotties Party with costume contests, live performances, drink specials, a live DJ, special guests and more! This is sure to be a spooktacular time!
- Lloyd: The Lloyd Center has a couple of events happening on Thursday, October 26th. Trick or Treating is from 5:30-6:45pm. Start at The Lloyd Center Ice Rink and pick up a map of over 20 participating stores. Once complete, stop by the Trackers Earth “Track or Treat” event in the former Marshalls space from 6:00pm-8:00pm. There is also a Halloween Skate on the 31st!
- Midway: Come celebrate Phin Caphe and Boba’s 1 year anniversary at the Midway Treat Tour! Participating businesses will be handing out candy and costumed guests will receive 10% off their Phin Caphe and Boba purchases!
- Montavilla: Rock your costume at two different events in Montavilla! Strut your stuff at the Fall Crawl on October 28th and then bring the little ones along for Trick or Treating on October 29th.
- Multnomah Village: All goblins and monsters are encouraged to visit Multnomah Village prior to the big day and on Halloween Day to enjoy a range of Halloween treats, decorations, and scary delights. On Halloween Day there is Trick or Treating and even a Costume Parade!
- Williams District: Trick or Treat at Walk Wicked Williams participating businesses and fill your bags with sweets and treats! You won’t want to miss the enchanting decor and eerie atmosphere as the business district transforms into a Halloween wonderland.
This list is non-exhaustive so there are plenty more ways to celebrate Halloween in Portland business districts. How are you getting into the spirit while supporting small? Show us on Instagram and Facebook.