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.
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.
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.
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