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East Multnomah County celebrates Halloween with downtown trick-or-treating, drive-thru fun.

PMG PHOTOS: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Superheroes, ghouls, princesses, witches, dinosaurs and more wandered East Multnomah County over Halloween weekend in search of candy.What goes bump in the night, giving East County a fright?

PMG PHOTOS: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - The alpacas stole the show during Gresham Stations annual Halloween Spooktacular. This past weekend it was thousands of children showing off their amazing, creative and fun costumes as they roamed the streets in search of tasty treats.

It was a packed schedule across the region as many different communities and organizations joined in the Halloween weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 30-31.

The hijinks began at Gresham Station Saturday afternoon during the annual Halloween Spooktacular. Families visited the sprawling shopping complex, 649 N.W. 12th St., to trick-or-treat at the many businesses and meet a pair of furry celebrities — two alpacas from Mtn Peaks Therapy.

Families lined up to take pictures with the alpacas as they were fed carrot sticks for the holiday — a treat that probably wouldn't be the most popular for the youths excitedly bouncing around the parking lot at Gresham Station.

PMG PHOTOS: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Downtown Gresham was filled with thousands of trick-or-treaters during the bla Saturday evening, Oct. 30.Several places had drive-thru opportunities for kids to "Trunk-or-Treat."

PMG PHOTOS: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Superheroes from Palace Princess Parties and Events posed for pictures alongside the trick-or-treaters in East County.  Wood Village was all about celebrating the orange gourds, with the sixth annual Pumpkin Fest from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at the new City Hall & Civic Center, 24200 N.E. Halsey St. With the pandemic the city had a drive-thru pickup for all the supplies needed to have fun safely at home.

On Halloween, Sunday, Oct. 31, both the Gresham Elks and Gresham Ford hosted drive-thru events. There was the trunk-or-treat at the Gresham Elks Lodge, 3330 N.E. Division St., followed by the drive-thru Halloween Trunk-Or-Treat hosted by Gresham Ford.

Both downtown Gresham and Troutdale put together fun events for local trick-or-treaters.

Saturday evening downtown Gresham was filled with families and costumed children for the annual free Safe Trick-or-Treat event hosted by the Historic Downtown Gresham Business Association. Main Avenue, between First and Fourth Streets, was closed as trick-or-treaters lined the sidewalks and business owners passed out candy. There was also music from Midschool Gresham.

Troutdale had a trick-or-treat event winding through downtown that evening, with businesses along the Historic Highway passing out candy.

PMG PHOTOS: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Many kids showed off their costumes last weekend during a series of local Halloween events.

PMG PHOTOS: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Trick-or-treaters made their way along Greshams Main Avenue Saturday, Oct. 30.

PMG PHOTOS: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - A trick-or-treater got a birds eye view last weekend during some Halloween fun.

PMG PHOTOS: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Visitors to Gresham Station got to meet a pair of alpacas from Mtn Peaks Therapy Saturday afternoon, Oct. 30.

PMG PHOTOS: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Todd Kirnan, aka Mr. Gresham, helped pass out candy in downtown Gresham.

PMG PHOTOS: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Two miniature horses roamed downtown Gresham on Halloween weekend.


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