Food & Drink

Where to Eat and Drink for Halloween 2021 in Portland

Midsommar Mushroom Pies, "Raven Wings," and More
October 20, 2021

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Pick up a box of spooky sugar cookies from Papa Haydn. (Papa Haydn)

It's almost Halloween, and there's no shortage of hair-raising ways to celebrate, from the goth bakery pop-up Baker Ghoul Magic to Pix Patisserie's magical Pix-O-Matic vending machine. Read on for details on the spookiest food and drink specials so you can plot a delicious weekend full of thrills and chills. For more inspiration, check out our food and drink guide and our guide to Halloween events.

Aimsir Distilling Company
Grab your pumpkin-shaped pail and head to Aimsir Distilling's bar the Emerald Room, which will have candy for kids and a "spooky potions lab" with DIY mocktails and cocktails for adults. A "haunted photo station" will be onsite to immortalize your costume. 

Dots Cafe
All month long, for their "Nightmare on Clinton Street" series, Dots Cafe will be serving weekly cocktail specials inspired by horror and Halloween classics, such as the Eraserhead tribute "Lady in the Radiator" and the Rocky Horror-referencing "Dr. Frank." Best of all, they've teamed up with Clinton Street Theater, who will be showing the drinks' film counterparts, so you can pop over to see the featured attraction once you're done.
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

This Milwaukie chocolatier's collection of Halloween treats includes chocolate-dipped pretzels with colored sprinkles, chocolate jack-o'-lanterns, candy corn-studded chocolate bars, jelly pumpkins, peanut butter cups, Oreo cookies, pumpkin spice marshmallows, chocolate dipped-Rice Krispie Treat pumpkins, and a host of other spooky sweets.

Ice Queen
The vegan paleta shop has gone all out with cheeky Halloween-themed flavors like "boo-berries and cream," which is dipped in white chocolate and features candy eyeballs, "apple bottom" (an apple sherbet bar filled with caramel and peanuts), and "shut your pie hole" (an oat milk pumpkin pie flavor). If you're looking for a cozy drink to sip during this year's viewing of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, they also have vegan hot chocolate bombs adorned with orange sprinkles and tiny gravestones, available in regular or mint. Place them in a cup of warmed milk of your choice, and they'll burst open to reveal Dandies vegan marshmallows.

Mama Đút
Baker Kachina Williams will take over the vegan Vietnamese restaurant on Halloween with her goth bakery pop-up, Baker Ghoul Magic. The pop-up, which will run from 10 am until sold out, takes inspiration from Williams' Black-Filipina heritage and love of pop culture and Halloween and will feature Midsommar-inspired mushroom tocino "meat" pies, matcha coconut cupcakes, dirt cups with pandan frosting, pumpkin cinnamon rolls, and ube whoopie pies.
Pickup, dine-in

Papa Haydn
The old-school Portland icon is slinging assorted cookie boxes of five hand-painted Halloween sugar cookies, four mini coconut macaroons, three chocolate chunk cookies with pecans, and two "brookies" (brownie/cookies), as well as boxes of just sugar cookies. Both can be pre-ordered on the website through Sunday, October 24, for pickup after 3 pm on Friday, October 29. If you miss the deadline, there will also be a limited number of individually wrapped sugar cookies in the restaurant's extensive pastry case, but pre-ordering is recommended to guarantee your choice of cookies.
Alphabet District, Sellwood
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Pix Patisserie
The French dessert haven is filling their magical Pix-O-Matic vending machine with seasonal delights, like chocolate-covered pecan candy ghosts under marzipan "sheets," carrying their own mini marshmallow pumpkins. The machine will open for free from 6:30-8:30 pm on Halloween, so guests can "trick-or-treat" by pressing a button to watch the goodies rotate on a carousel and picking the one they want. (Pix asks that visitors limit themselves to one treat each.) Plus, the Pix-O-Matic will host a costume contest—snap a pic of your getup in the photo booth and post a pic on social media for a chance to win autographed copies of the Modern French Pastry and Petite Pâtisserie cookbooks and an eight-inch dessert of your choice. Starting October 24, the bakery will also temporarily transform into the haunted "Catacombs Café," a place where "bon vivants of the afterlife enjoy un plat du jour et un verre du vin."
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Raven's Manor
This haunted manor-themed cocktail bar is a natural setting for Halloween festivities. The otherworldly lounge's October menu is even more sinister than usual, with cocktails like the "Zydrate," "Eyeball Martini," "Trick or Treat," "Necromancer," and "Daiquiri Binx" and food specials like "raven wings" (chicken wings braised in 3 Finger Jack Cabernet and served in a black chili sauce). On Halloween, they'll also host an All Hallow's Eve bash with burlesque performances.
Old Town-Chinatown
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Salt & Straw
It's not officially spooky season until Salt & Straw releases its annual hair-raising fall menu, which is available through Halloween. The "Ice SCREAM!" series includes such spine-chilling flavors as "Double Bubble Toil & Trouble" (a vegan bubblegum flavor), "The Great Candycopia" (pieces of house-made Kit Kats, Reese's, Snickers, and Heath bars in a salted butterscotch ice cream), "Don Bugito's Creepy Crawly Critters" (matcha ice cream with toffee-brittle mealworms and chocolate crickets), "Jack-o'-Lantern Pumpkin Bread" (a pumpkin flavor with warm spices, chunks of pumpkin bread, and swirls of cream cheese frosting), and "Black Cat Licorice & Lavender" (salted lavender ice cream with an anise and fennel caramel).
Nob Hill, Vernon, Lake Oswego, Division/Clinton
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The sandwich shop's current special is the "Franken Pig": house-smoked pork loin, mayo, chimichurri, and melted provolone on a toasted Dos Hermanos Bakery baguette, topped with "zombie slaw" and pickled red onions.
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Soro Soro Coffee & Dessert
The Korean coffee shop has some adorable Halloween-themed baked goods, including a chocolate pot de creme and a cookies and cream cake decorated with ghosts.
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The plant-based pop tart purveyor has some creepy macarons in Halloween-appropriate hues, topped with spider decorations. They've also introduced some seasonal versions of their signature toaster pastries, adorned with "Boo!" messages and gory shattered glass.