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Portlanders Created a “Halloween Treat Map” for Differently Abled Kids and Children With Dietary Restrictions

There's also a spooky dance party for people on the autism spectrum.

Trick-or-treating is a rite of passage for the young'uns of America.

For those who are differently abled, though, or suffer from allergies or dietary restrictions, Halloween can feel like an elaborate party that skipped some invites.

But Portland is striving to provide equal-opportunity spooks.

Nextdoor's Halloween Treat Map allows parents to screen houses before the little ones knock—candy corn, haunted houses and teal-colored pumpkins are used as symbols to indicate whether houses plan to hand out candy or non-food treats, or are gunning for the scare.

This way, everyone's on the same page when bartering for goods from a stranger.

And for a second year in a row, the Autism Society of Oregon hosted a Halloween Party for People on the Autism Spectrum, featuring a live DJ and costume contest. Those with neurological differences, who prefer quieter music or none at all, were allowed designated time slots to enjoy the festivities.

It sounds minor, but sometimes progressive change starts with the lowest common denominator—and everyone deserves to have photos of themselves in costumes they'll cringe at later in life.

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3. Because a doomed building is now a temporary work of art… 

4. Because we're still No. 1 in semi-factual superlatives… 

5. Because you can finally get a beer for less than $10 at Moda Center… 

6. Because our news anchors don't take crap from internet trolls… 

7. Because University of Portland continues to turn out some of the best women's soccer players in the world… 

8. Because we are the champions of cyclocross…

9. … and roller derby… 

10. … and air guitar…

11. Because we're turning wastewater into beer…

12. … and beer into exercise…

13. Because a local punk legend is holding a permanent rummage sale in the basement of a record shop…

14. Because we let you stop and smell the weed…

15. Because we're a world hub for slap-tagging…

16. Because even Texans are impressed by our barbecue… 

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21. Because our airport keeps getting more awesome…

22. …and so does Movie Madness…

23. Because we're making Halloweens more inclusive…

24. Because the city's most daring developer is growing strawberry fields in the sky…

25. Because we're bringing the pay phone back, minus the "pay" part…

26. Because you can turn on the TV and see your neighbor compete in an eating contest against a bear…

27. Because hardcore foosball players finally have a home…

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31. Because the barred owls are taking over…

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