Halloween parties and concerts in Portland 2017
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Forget haunted houses and horror-movie marathons. This Halloween, the best place to be is at a concert, and Portland has plenty going on, from rock bands to rappers. So, guys and ghouls, get your costume picked out, grab your tickets and let the music put a spell on you this Halloween.

Boo Bomb
Oct. 14 @ 7:30 p.m.
Moda Center - 1 N Center Ct St., Portland, OR 97227

Start the festivities early with the annual Boo Bomb show presented by JAM’N 107.5, now in its fourth year. This year's lineup features ChingyBone Thugs N Harmony, Ying Yang Twins, Montell Jordan, and more. Tickets are on sale now.

Hoodie Allen
Oct. 24 @ 8 p.m.
Roseland Theater - 8 NW Sixth Ave., Portland, OR 97209

Check out rapper Hoodie Allen, on tour now in support of new album The Hype with support from Luke Christopher and Myles Parrish. Tickets are on sale now. Get ready for the show with new song "Ain't Ready," plus the previously released "Know It All" and "Sushi." Can't make it? He'll also be performing in Seattle.

The Jesus and Mary Chain
Oct. 25 @ 8 p.m.
Crystal Ballroom - 1332 W Burnside St., Portland, OR, 97209

Band The Jesus and Mary Chain are bringing Damage and Joy for Halloween, with a Portland show the the Crystal Ballroom on Oct. 25. Damage and Joy is their first album in 18 years, so this is one show fans won't want to miss. Tickets are on sale now.

A$AP Mob
Oct. 27 @ 8 p.m.
Theater of the Clouds at Moda Center - One Center Court, Portland, OR 97227

Kick off Halloween weekend on Friday, Oct. 27 with a lineup packed full of A$AP when A$AP Mob performs with A$AP RockyA$AP TwelvyA$AP NastA$ap Ant, plus special guests Key! and Cozy Boys. Tickets are on sale now right here on AXS, ranging from $39.40 to $49.50. Can't make it? The whole shebang will also perform in Los Angeles on Oct. 24 and San Francisco on Oct. 25.

Paul Oakenfold
Oct. 28 @ 10 p.m.
45 East - 315 SE 3rd Ave., Portland, OR, 97214

Keep Halloween weekend going on Saturday, Oct. 28 with DJ Paul Oakenfold. Tickets are on sale now, ranging from $25 to $35. Fans of Oakenfold can also look forward to an upcoming graphic novel about his life, due out Nov. 21.