Squishing of the Squash
The Oregon Zoo’s annual Squishing of the Squash, in which some of the world’s largest land animals demolish some of the area’s largest pumpkins, will be held Friday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m.
The Squishing of the Squash is a precursor to the zoo’s Howloween celebration taking place the following weekends. Events on October 19, 20, 26 and 27 will include a fun scavenger hunt that directs trick-or-treaters to easily accessible activity stations throughout the zoo where they can collect candy and prizes and learn about wildlife.
Throughout the weekend, visitors can also watch the zoo’s enrichment team and keepers provide animals with pumpkins and other holiday-themed treats.
Trying to decide what to do in Portland? Check out events like this one, just a short distance from our downtown Portland hotel. A stay at Hotel Eastlund means you’ll be across the street from the Oregon Convention Center, next to the Moda Center and close to the best destinations, restaurants and attractions Portland has to offer. Whether you’re here for business, pleasure, or looking for event spaces in Portland, we look forward to helping you discover this beautiful city.