It happens every Halloween in my neighborhood in SoPo. About 30 minutes after the little kids have done their trick or treating...the doorbell rings...and a bunch of teenagers mostly NOT in costume are demanding candy from me.  I usually give them some with a "nice costume" comment and send them on their way. I guess it's the lack of Halloween spirit that gets me. If they were all in their best getup and trick or treating in "Prime Time" I guess I wouldn't mind. Hey, I've been there. A 14 year-old doesn't want to be out with the little ones... but still has a hankering for chocolate. What to do?

My plan this year is to get out early so I can get back and have some Grown Up Halloween Fun at our Spirit of Portland Halloween Party. What are you coming as? Let us know #spiritofportland