Northwest Portland Hostel

Centrally Located – in the Heart of Portland

A Trip to the Cemetery

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Halloween is almost here!!!

Last week we gave you a peek at what is happening in Portland on Halloween. Now we want to take you closer to the action with a nice trip to the cemetery…

First, I want to say that cemeteries freak me out all year round, but there is something especially spooky about a cemetery around Halloween.  It’s the rustling in the undergrowth, the bizarre shadows that the moon casts, and the spirits rising from the dead.  O.K. that last one is probably just in my imagine, right?

This year, for your entertainment, I gathered my strength and braved the Davis Graveyard. Located at 8703 SE 43rd Ave in Milwaukie, the Davis Graveyard is really spooky for a scaredy cat like me!  Homeowners and Halloween enthusiasts Jeff and Chris Davis created their creepy graveyard with the help of a dedicated crew.  It took several years to bring the dead and dying to life, but the dream has become a reality and each year the display gets better and better. They handcrafted the props all summer to produce this intricate and artistic display. They transformed their garage, driveway, front yard and house into a realistic graveyard.

The Davis Graveyard is FREE (donations are welcome) and offers a lights-only version of the display from dusk to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Weekend hours for full effects are dusk to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and dusk to 10 p.m. Sundays through Halloween (Oct. 31).

I recommend going there and checking out their humorous headstones, haunted buildings and monuments, ghosts and mourner statues, a massive mechanical spider, skeletons and skulls (which are all accompanied by high-tech sound effects and a light and fog shows). We will definitely use the Graveyard as our inspiration for the hostel’s Halloween decoration next year!

Here’s some pictures I was able to capture in between scares:

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