Popular Roundups

Portland-Area Ice Skating and Roller Skating Rinks

By PDX Parent Staff | January 5, 2023

Get ready for some good old fashioned family fun at these local skating rinks.

Portland Indoor Play Spaces

By PDX Parent Staff | January 3, 2023

Your ultimate guide to indoor fun.

Family-Friendly Oregon Factory Tours

By PDX Parent Staff | December 27, 2022

From chocolate to soy sauce, find out where your food comes from with these Oregon factory tours.

Portland Cooking Classes for Kids

By PDX Parent Staff | December 18, 2022

Here are some great options for kids to get more comfortable in the kitchen—and have a blast while doing it.

20+ Kid-Friendly Volunteer Opportunities in Portland

By PDX Parent Staff | December 5, 2022

Volunteering with kids can seem daunting, but fortunately, Portland is a great place to get involved.

9 Kid-Friendly Breweries and Pubs in Portland

By PDX Parent Staff | November 6, 2022

Cheers to family-friendly breweries and pubs, where you can enjoy a nice, cold beverage and the kids can be kids!

Kids ❤️ Museums

By PDX Parent Staff | October 1, 2022

The littles will soak up knowledge while having a blast at these local, kid-friendly museums.

Ultimate Portland-Area Playground Guide

By Michelle Carew | September 30, 2022

Find your next playground to explore!

12 Portland Playgrounds with Off-Leash Dog Parks

By Tiffany Hill | September 27, 2022

A win-win for all members of the family, two legged or otherwise.

Performing Arts Guide: Theater, Ballet, Concerts and More

By Meg Asby | September 20, 2022

Check out our roundup of local performance venues and find shows that fit your interests and budget.

Birthday Freebies in PDX Make Birthdays Fun and Affordable

By Meg Asby | September 19, 2022

Thanks to all the birthday freebies and discounts offered by local businesses, anyone’s birthday can feel absolutely lavish without breaking the bank.

Portland’s Inclusive Playgrounds

By Amy Crawford | September 19, 2022

Portland’s dedication to play for all is producing creative, accessible playgrounds for kids of all ages and abilities.

More Family Fun

Free Things to Do with Kids in January

Tighten your belts this January while still having tons of fun!

Family-Friendly Getaway: Stevenson, Washington

Head up to Washington for a fun getaway for the whole family.

Kids Rate Portland’s Hottest Food Trends

For our food and dining issue, we sample some of Portland’s hottest food trends that shore up our status as a top food and dining destination — with our opinionated kids in tow. And we’ve also got some tips to help your kids broaden their palates to enjoy all the dining treasures Portland has to offer.

10 New Portland Treat Shops

In 2022, Portland got a generous serving of exciting and inventive new dessert shops, serving up goodies like New Zealand-style ice cream, vegan paletas, French-Asian pastries, and reimagined cinnamon rolls. So grab your kids and head to one of these tempting new treat spots.

Top 5 Kid Approved Bakeries in Portland

Here are our favorite, kid tested and approved bakeries around the Portland area.

Our Favorite Kid-Friendly Coffee Spots in Portland

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite kid-friendly spots, so you can enjoy your cup of joe, sans whining.

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