Popular Roundups

Portland Area Fountains and Splash Pads

By PDX Parent Staff | July 24, 2022

Cool off in safe spaces to splash!

10 Great Places to Kayak or SUP with Kids Near Portland, OR

By Marcus Asby | July 24, 2022

Check out these 10 family-friendly places to kayak near Portland, OR.

Pools, Waterparks and Swimming Holes

By PDX Parent Staff | July 24, 2022

Find a local spot to cool off this summer in Portland and the surrounding area.

Local Water Fun Near Portland

By Kat Merck | July 24, 2022

Our guide to hitting the water with the kids, be it pool, lake, river or ocean.

Family-friendly Mini Golf Courses

By PDX Parent Staff | July 24, 2022

From glow-in-the-dark, to bucolic country club swinging, there are fun options for mini golf in and around Portland.

PDX-Area Aerial and Zip Line Attractions

By PDX Parent Staff | July 18, 2022

If your family is looking for a treetop thrill, check out one of these aerial or zip line attractions.

Playgrounds with a View

By Michelle Carew | July 10, 2022

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.

Portland-Area CSA Programs

By Vikki Rubens | July 8, 2022

Read on for a list of local CSA programs that make eating local a cinch!

The Best Spots to Pick Berries With Your Family

By PDX Parent Staff | June 26, 2022

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

Experience the Charm of Kid-Friendly Wineries near Portland

By Katie Carrick | June 17, 2022

Enjoy a tasting without having to hire a sitter!

Girls Playing Soccer

Youth Sports League Guide

By Miranda Rake | June 14, 2022

It’s surprisingly hard to navigate youth sports leagues. Good thing we’ve done the legwork for you!

Top 10 Portland-Area Destination Playgrounds

By Ali Wilkinson | May 16, 2022

Top 10 Portland-Area Destination Playgrounds

More Family Fun

Local Sunflower Fields

Head to local farms to check out these end-of-summer blooms.

40 Ideas for a Fun Portland Summer

Don’t miss our summer bucket list of 40 family fun ideas!

Tips for Local Bug Watching with Kids

You don’t need a big kit or a ton of materials to start learning about bugs with your kids.

6 Family-Friendly Summer Hikes

Local author and homeschooling mom Jessica Becker shares six of her favorite kid-friendly summer hikes within a 90-minute drive of Portland.

20 Free Things to do with Kids in July

Your fun doesn’t have to be expensive.

Free and Discounted Portland-Area Museum Days

Free and Discounted Portland-Area Museum Days

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