Family Fun Ideas in Portland

Popular Roundups

Our Favorite Apple Picking Spots Near PDX

By PDX Parent Staff | September 12, 2023

Apple season is here!

Find Just-the-Right Birthday Vibe in Portland, OR

By Bethany Marcel | September 11, 2023

Find the perfect party idea for your birthday kid’s style.

Fantastic(al) Beasts and Where to Find them in Portland

By Kate Hagan Gallup | September 3, 2023

From life-sized trolls to hidden murals and more, you’ll love hunting for these magical creatures with your little one.

Our Favorite Portland-Area Sunflower Fields

By PDX Parent Staff | September 2, 2023

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

Portland’s Inclusive Playgrounds

By Amy Crawford | August 29, 2023

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

Shop Local at These 37 Portland-Area Farmers Markets

By PDX Parent Staff | August 19, 2023

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

Top 7 Vancouver Playgrounds

By Kate Hagan Gallup | August 17, 2023

Just take a quick drive over the Interstate Bridge and you’ll find a whole new world of playgrounds to explore.

25-Plus (Truly) Kid-Friendly Portland Restaurants

By PDX Parent Staff | August 15, 2023

25-Plus (Truly) Kid-Friendly Portland Restaurants

Pools, Waterparks and Swimming Holes

By PDX Parent Staff | August 13, 2023

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

Portland Area Fountains and Splash Pads

By PDX Parent Staff | August 13, 2023

Cool off in safe spaces to splash!

Local Water Fun Near Portland

By Kat Merck | August 13, 2023

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

Mini-Golf Courses in Portland, OR, for the Whole Family

By PDX Parent Staff | July 30, 2023

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

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.

What’s on Stage Now: Portland-Area Live Performances

Have fun and support Portland’s local performing arts venues by buying tickets to one of these fabulous shows!

20 Free Things to Do with Kids in April

Kids are expensive. Your fun doesn’t have to be!

Channel Your Inner Hulk at this Portland Rage Room

This Portland rage room has everything you need to break things.

You Should Take Your Kids to the Opera: Here’s How

Portland Opera’s performance of The Snowy Day is the sweetest way to bond with your child and the perfect introduction to opera.

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