Popular Roundups

Shop Local at These 37 Portland-Area Farmers Markets

By PDX Parent Staff | June 4, 2023

There’s a market for every day of the week!


The Best Spots to Pick Berries near Portland, OR

By PDX Parent Staff | June 4, 2023

Fill your pails (and tummies) at some of the best u-pick berry farms around.

Where to See Wildlife Near Portland

By PDX Parent Staff | May 29, 2023

Check out our favorite spots for wildlife viewing with kids.

Playgrounds with a View

By Michelle Carew | May 28, 2023

Portland is a city with many magical vistas – but squirrely kids often don’t want to sit and admire the view. Here are some of our favorite playgrounds that also offer lovely views.

Where to See Farm Animals around Portland

By PDX Parent Staff | May 23, 2023

Take animal-loving kids for a meet and greet.

Explore Portland  Like a Tourist

By PDX Parent Staff | May 16, 2023

It’s an eternal question from visitors and recent transplants: What is there to do in Portland with kids? We’ve got the ultimate answers.

11 Drool-Worthy Portland-Area Picnic Spots

By PDX Parent Staff | May 14, 2023

Whether you break out a red checkered blanket and wicker basket, or have a more impromptu PB&J affair, here’s a list of some of the very best spots in and around Portland to eat up outside.

Portland-Area Fairs and Festivals

By PDX Parent Staff | April 17, 2023

Check out our list of festivals for some celebratory fun.

Top 10 Portland-Area Destination Playgrounds

By Ali Wilkinson | April 17, 2023

Top 10 Portland-Area Destination Playgrounds

Portland’s Mini Galleries Galore!

By Tiffany Hill | April 11, 2023

One of the enduring and endearing things we love about our city is its curation of mini sidewalk galleries and installations. Check out our round up!

PDX Parent Reader Favorites: Playgrounds

By PDX Parent Staff | April 10, 2023

Check out our 2023 Reader Favorites winners for best playground!

Best Portland-Area Playgrounds for Crawlers

By Whitney Hansen | March 30, 2023

No bark chips or sticks to chew!

More Family Fun

The Ultimate Portland Bucket List: 101 Things to Do with Kids

Keep this list handy for all of those "I'm bored!" days.

Featured Hike: Trail of Ten Falls

Check out our tips for handling this long hike with kids. You don’t want to miss the “crown jewel” of Oregon trails!

20+ Free Things to Do in Portland This June

Your family fun doesn’t have to be expensive this month.

PP&R Summer Free for All

Thanks to Portland Parks & Recreation, your summer fun doesn’t have to be expensive.

Family-Friendly Travel for Your Best Oregon Summer Yet

Looking to make this summer unforgettable? Cue up one (or all!) of these family-friendly destinations.

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