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Halloween Pumpkin Beer Extravaganza Planned for Portland

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Brace yourself, Portland. A Halloween pumpkin beer extravaganza is on its way, a two-part event that promises pumpkin ales, pumpkin pie, belly dancers and costume competitions.

Burnside Brewing Company and Jim Bean are behind the two-day, two-part Halloween festival, Day and Night of the Living Ales. 

Night of the Living Ales returns for it's fourth year, an adult only affair, but this year will be followed by Day of the Living Ales, an all-ages friendly Halloween Fall/Pumpkin beer extravaganza.

Night of the Living Ales will feature the Wanderlust Circus and DJ Pippin, Costume Contests, a craft beer selection and a full liquor bar sponsored by Jim Beam. Guests can expect a variety of performances including, belly dancer Naga Sita, hand balancer Brittany Walsh, juggler Curtis Carlyle and more.  

Burnside Brewing Co. encourages guests to dress up in their funniest, scariest or sexiest costumes for three chances to win gift certificates to the brewery. Night of the Living Ales will feature beverages from Hopworks Urban Brewing, Pelican Brewery, Old Town Brewing, Baerlic and more.

And the fun doesn't stop there. Day of the Living Ales will feature a myriad of obscure pumpkin ales, cider, pumpkin pie, live bluegrass tunes and kids activities like face painting and a coloring contest. Special beers include a chocolate pumpkin stout from Burnside Brewing and exclusive one off beers from other local brewers. A full taplist will be revealed soon.

Night of the Living Ales will be held at Burnside Brewing Co., 7th and E Burnside, Portland. 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM, Friday Oct. 31. $20 entry.

Day of the Living Ales is also held at Burnside Brewing Co., 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Saturday, Nov. 1. No entry fee. A plastic cup and 3 tickets costs $10. 

Catch a glimpse of Night of the Living Ales 2012 here.


Related Slideshow: Best Halloween Attractions For Portlanders This Fall

The 10 best Halloween attractions in the Portland area this Fall, in no particular order.

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13th Door

As haunted houses go, this venue has everything you can ask for.

Traverse dank hallways occupied by raging zombies feasting on the corpses of those who ventured before you.

But watch out!

Don’t get trampled to death by the wild horse dragging its hearse and undead passengers in the overgrown cemetery.

And when you leave the cemetery, keep an eye on who's next to you – it may be your friend, or it might just be a corpse-eating zombie!

Visit 13th Door’s website to learn more.

Photo Credit: http://www.13thdoor.com (Image Cropped)

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Fright Town

Underneath Veterans Memorial Coliseum lie three of the scariest haunted houses in the Pacific Northwest, all combined into one location for one price.

Run through, err…I mean, visit Baron Von Goolo’s Museum of Horrors to see a mixture of humor and horror; consider it a warm-up for what’s to come.

After that, be prepared to freefall into darkness and fright as you travel through “The Madness” haunted house, based on the writing of H.P. Lovecraft, the greatest horror author of all time.

And before you’re set to leave, you have to help the police find those who came before you. It turns out, a devil-worshipping cult is communicating with unknown demons, and sacrificing those who come between them and their conjuring. The SWAT team needs your help – are you up for the frightful challenge?

Three haunted houses for three types of nightmares. Suffice to say, there is something for every thrill seeker at Fright Town.

Visit Fright Town’s website to learn more.

Photo Credit: http://www.frighttown.com

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The House of Shadows

As Oregon’s only full-contact haunted house, “Enter at Your Own Risk” has never been so true.

However, after you enter, leaving may not be an option, no thanks to the crazy hillbillies and chainsaw killers!
Visit the House of Shadows’ website to learn more.

Photo Credit: http://www.thehouseofshadows.net (Image Cropped)

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Haunted Ghost Town

Experience the Old West like you never have before.

As Oregon’s only outdoor haunted attraction, Haunted Ghost Town takes the Old West theme in a new direction, literally.

The outdoor adventure is self-guided, so before making your way out, you’ll have to face the unknown…on your own!

Visit Haunted Ghost Town’s website to learn more.

Photo Credit: http://www.thehauntedghosttown.com (Image Cropped)

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Pittock Mansion Tour

Explore the former home of Henry Pittock, a 19th century business developer and philanthropist, and maybe even meet him yourself.

Still Haunted?

Sure seems like.

Pittock and his wife Georgiana dedicated their lives to the upkeep of their summer retirement home, and according to reports, the couple continues looking after their treasured home.

From sounds of the Head Groundskeeper’s boots to seeing the happy couple themselves, the list of paranormal experiences goes on and on.

Visit the Mansion's website to learn more.

Photo Credit: John Loo via Compfight cc (Image Cropped)

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Keep Portland Weird? More like “Keep Portland Lost”.

At least that’s the idea according to Craig Easterly, founder the MAiZE – Portland’s original corn maze.
Regardless of weather, the show will go on. So go get lost in two miles of twists, turns, and dead-ends in Portland premiere “agri-tainment” attraction.

As one of Portland’s most popular haunted attractions, the MAiZE offers a perfect experience for those seeking outdoor thrills and chills in a country setting.

Visit the MAiZE's website to learn more.

Photo Credit: http://www.portlandmaze.com (Image Cropped)

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The Shanghai Tunnels

Did you know?

Below the City of Portland, there lies an extensive map of underground tunnels once used for just about every unjust and indecent act known to humankind: prostitution, opium dens, booze storage during prohibition, and human trafficking.

These acts led to the demise of thousands of men and women throughout the 19th and 20th century, and they continue to haunt those who dare go below the city streets.

Some of them were innocent bystanders hired to do the dirty deeds for a living. Others, ehh, not so innocent.

Regardless, the reports of paranormal findings is endless, giving Shanghai Tunnels a big thumbs-up when it comes to determining if the tunnels, often known as “catacombs” are still haunted.

The mere size of this tunnel system once designed for shipping helps label Portland as on of the most haunted cities in the United States.

Visit the Shanghai Tunnels' website to learn more.

Photo Credit: John Biehler via Compfight cc (Image Cropped)

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Bauman’s Farm and Garden

For those looking for a simple, family-fun Halloween experience?

Take a drive out to Bauman’s Farm in Gervais, Oregon for a great day of autumn fun.

The pumpkin patch is calling you, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Bauman’s support all kinds of fun activities, including an apple tasting, an animal barn, hay rides, a giant slide, slide tower, and the infamous pumpkin hill. Live music is also scheduled for every weekend through the end of October.

Needless to say, there isn’t much Bauman’s Farm doesn’t offer.

Visit Bauman Farm's website to learn more.

Photo Credit: Ryan Dickey on Flickr (Image Cropped)

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Fear Asylum

Looking to get over a phobia?

Over 8,000 people have experienced the Aslyum’s unique approach to Exposure Therapy. They promise you’ll get over your fear; the question is whether or not you’ll get out.

For the little ones looking for a spook and not a scare, Fear Asylum offers a Children’s Haunt and Fun House, brought to you by the Milwaukie Elks. Activities include a prize wheel, bean bag toss, and many other carnival games that take on a seasonal facet.

And of course, there’s candy!

Visit Fear Asylum's website to learn more.

Photo Credit: dualdflipflop on Flickr (Image Cropped)

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The Fear PDX

Three attractions are combined into one at this Vancouver venue.
Your trip will start by making your way through “The Cursed”, an abandoned voodoo temple that will have you attempting to avoid monsters and the dark forces that have kept them alive.

Assuming you get through the maze of passages, be prepared to run for your next experience. “The Outbreak” will have you running for cover from viral-induced zombies secretly infected by the US Government. But be careful, the zombies won’t be the worst issue you’ll come across.

And how can it be a haunted attraction without some good-ole psycho country boys chasing you with chainsaws. Be careful, I think Ma’s bringing out her favorite seasoning for the night’s dinner – you!

The dinner table is set, and they’re waiting for you in Vancouver.

Visit The Fear PDX's website to learn more.

Photo Credit: Justus Hayes on Flickr (Image Cropped)


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