Popular Roundups

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.

Portland Indoor Play Spaces

By PDX Parent Staff | July 11, 2022

Your ultimate guide to indoor fun.

Where to See Farm Animals around Portland

By PDX Parent Staff | July 10, 2022

Take animal-loving kids for a meet and greet.

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

20+ Free Things to Do with Kids in November

20 Free Things to Do with Kids in November

12 Great Kid-Friendly Fall Hikes in Portland

Here are some of our favorite places to get hiking in Portland with kids.

Thanksgiving Turkey Trots

For many Portland families, running before feasting has become an annual Thanksgiving tradition. These Turkey Trots are family favorites.

The Secrets of Spooktacular Portland

We talked to the people behind the events and activities that pump up the Halloween and fall fun in Portland.

Choose-your-own-adventure Dining at Happy Valley Food Hall

Find something for everyone at the newly opened, Asian-cuisine-focused Happy Valley Food Hall.

Don’t Miss These Annual October Happenings

Take your family out to celebrate all that October in Portland brings — a bounty of apples, pears and pumpkins, and plenty of spooky fun for Halloween.

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