By Emery Hanel

Jesuit Crusader (Portland, Oregon)

Halloween is coming and at this age it is typically frowned upon to go out and trick-or-treat. Here are ten things to do instead to keep Halloween special.

1. Attend one of Oregon’s haunted houses with friends. If you’re feeling brave, check out Beaverton’s own 13th Door Haunted House, the oldest haunted attraction in the area, open from 7 p.m. to midnight on this All Hallow’s Eve. Tickets are on sale online or at the box office on location. As the warnings say, this attraction is “not for the faint of heart”!
2. Gather the most bold of your friends and whip out a Ouija board, because nothing says Halloween like attempting to summon the spirits and asking them as many questions as you dare. You can order one of these wickedly fun entertainment pieces offline.
3. Participate in one of Portland’s most famous walking tours, the Beyond Bizarre Ghost Tour. The one mile, two hour trek starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are $17 for those under the age of 18, and $20 for those 18 and over.
4. Host a costume Halloween party! Serve your spookiest snacks and play all of the classics, from the “GhostBusters” theme song to the “Monster Mash”.
5. Make your way to one of Oregon’s pumpkin patches with friends and pick out some of the famous orange squash to carve into jack-o-lanterns.
6. Have a bonfire on one of Oregon’s beaches with friends and tell scary stories.
7. Catch a flick for only $4.95 at Beaverton’s Valley Cinema Pub Movie Theater, right next door to Jesuit, where employees and movie-goers have reported chillingly paranormal activity and ghost sitings.
8. Venture to one of Oregon’s corn mazes and get lost with friends.
9. Enjoy a horror movie marathon, indulging in the spookiest films of cinematic history to honor the Halloween holiday.
10. Go to a concert! This Halloween, the Shakey Graves will be performing at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.


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Photo Credit: Will Montague

About Grace Masback

Grace Masback, 17, aspires to give voice to the voiceless and holds the modest ambition of becoming the voice of Gen Z. Frustrated by the dearth of impactful platforms for teen journalists, she founded WANT, a news, sports, and entertainment website that aggregates the best in high school journalism from school newspapers and teen bloggers around the world (www.wantnewsforteens.com).

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