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Gresham, Troutdale and Fairview all host fun, and safe, trick or treat events

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Children enjoyed searching for candy during downtown Greshams annual Safe Trick-or-Treat event on Halloween night, Oct. 31. As darkness fell across East Multnomah County on the spookiest day of the year, local children decked out in spectacular costumes and braved the fall chill to hunt down sugary treats.

COURTESY PHOTO: DIANE CASTILLO-WHITE - No child was too small to score treats at Troutdales Trick-or-Treat Trail event along Historic Columbia River Highway. In Gresham, many took advantage of the annual Safe Trick-or-Treat Thursday afternoon, Oct. 31, along Main Avenue. Hosted by the Historic Downtown Gresham Business Association, the free event allowed hundreds to show off their fanciful finery while trick or treating. The downtown gathering featured live music and other Halloween activities as all of the local businesses got in on the fun.

Downtown Troutdale welcomed ghosts, goblins and tots and teens donning all manner of outfits to its Trick-or-Treat Trail event, which started along the Historic Columbia River Highway and progressed around the corner to the Columbia Gorge Outlets on Thursday.

COURTESY PHOTO: DIANE CASTILLO-WHITE  - A tiny Spider-Man came to downtown Troutdale with the express purpose of snaring candy in his web.  Fairview's Trick-or-Treat event on Thursday drew about 1,500 participants on Halloween night to Fairview Village near City Hall on Village Street, which this year was decked out in a uniquely frightful fashion.

Trunk or Treat events provided traffic-free trick-or-treating on the Mt. Hood Community College campus on Southeast Stark Street and at St. Timothy Lutheran Church on Southeast Powell Boulevard in Gresham.

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Iris Grigg, a 1 year old, dressed up as a sloth for Halloween.

COURTESY PHOTO: DIANE CASTILLO-WHITE - A diminutive Darth Vader scared up a bagful of treats in downtown Troutdale early Halloween evening.

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Hundreds of families flocked into downtown Gresham for the annual Safe Trick-or-Treat event.

COURTESY PHOTO: DIANE CASTILLO-WHITE - No child was too small to score treats at Troutdales Trick-or-Treat Trail event along Historic Columbia River Highway.

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Westeros favorite couple visited downtown Gresham with their dragons for Halloween.


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