See the winning pumpkin from our 2023 jack-o-lantern contest

Fest your eyes on our readers’ favorite pumpkins.

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Which will be crowned the pumpkin king?

Photos by Matt C., Charity S., CJ S., Amber M.

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The votes are in for the PDXtoday Pumpkin Carving Contest. Check out the pumpkins below, including the contest winner as voted by our readers.

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“Go Beavs”

Photo submitted by Amber M.

Winner: “Go Beavs!”

OSU doesn’t appear to have any web-footed rivals in this competition. City Editor Cambrie, who once attended OSU, is fine with that.



Photo submitted by Matt C.

Finalist: “Heartpunk”

We love this gourd-geous rendering of a human heart. The heart-ist captured it so well — we hope no one ever breaks it.


“Alien vs predator”

Photo submitted by Charity S.

Finalist: “Alien vs Predator”

No special effects here — this otherworldly pumpkin has disgorged all of its guts and now serves to remind us of our fragile humanity. We’re terrified.

“Skull beat”

Photo submitted by CJ S.

Finalist: “Skull beat”

Is it even Halloween if you aren’t feeling the electrifying effects of too much sugar?

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